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This website contains information related to the academic programs offered, a brief description of the research performed, the available instrumentation, and other useful links. We are committed to your success. That's why we offer diverse research opportunities to foster your education in one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country. At UTSA you will have access to strong research programs, state-of-the-art resources, and competitive financial support. All of our research programs support collaborations with neighboring institutions and our B.S. program in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society. In addition, UTSA is located in one of the most attractive and diverse cities in the country.


Our department offers numerous opportunities that can be broadly divided into the following areas



Dr. Stanton McHardy has received $500,000 from the DoD for medicinal chemistry work at the CIDD

Drs. Stephen Bach and Andrea Kelley succeed in developing molecular view of Alzheimer’s
The Rivard Report
KLRN video

UTSA Today Q&A: Dr. Stanton McHardy, UTSA Center for Innovative Drug Discovery

Dr. Stanton McHardy's CIDD team is collaborating on a drug that reduces obesity

Nature Index ranked the UTSA Chemistry Department as #68 among academic departments in the U.S.

Congratulations to our UTSA Innovation Award Recipients:
Recipients of Issued Patents
  Dr. Banglin Chen
Licensing Revenue
  Dr. Doug Frantz

The Department of Chemistry at UTSA invites applications for the following:

  • Postdoctoral Positions in Biochemistry

Click here for additional information.

The Department of Chemistry at UTSA seeks internationally renowned scientists to fill a newly established Robert A. Welch Endowed Chair in Chemistry.

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The Department of Chemistry at UTSA hosts seminars given by guest speakers from around the world. Click here to see the seminar schedule.


Dr. Frantz helped support Fair Oaks Elementary School Science Week

Check out this YouTube video featuring Dr. Aguilar - it's an ode to those students who've suffered through organic chemistry.