Chemistry Program at EMU

EMU’s chemistry and biochemistry programs provide a solid foundation in four major areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry.

Examples of research projects of chemistry students and faculty at EMU are varied but have two things in common: creation care and chemistry for the common good. Students who work on a project for more than one summer typically see it through to completion and share their findings in scientific journals.

Professors are active in their scholarly work

Tara Kishbaugh traveled to Hollins University over October 13-14, 2016 to participate in the first of three meetings for the Senior Leadership Seminar organized by the Virginia Network.

Globally aware scientists

Our small Christian liberal arts college educates students to serve and lead in a global context, emphasizing sustainability, peacebuilding and community. All EMU students participate in cross-cultural study, whether it be a semester abroad, a three-week summer experience, or a internship through our Washington Community Scholars’ Center in D.C. Global awareness is critical to success in business, medical practice, and industry.

EMU’s mission includes training scientists for work in missions, public or community health, medical care, and education in developing countries and underserved areas in North America.

State-of-the-art equipment

The chemistry department offers a wide selection of current instrumentation, including:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrocopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Gas-Liquid Chromatography
  • Infrared Spectroscopy (Fourier Transform) (FTIR)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy