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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. Hector Aguilar appointed to membership in the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

The 2017 Academic Analytics survey ranked the UTSA Chemistry Department:

  • #2 among 241 U.S. chemistry departments in "Citations per Publication"
    (#1 in Texas)
  • #15 in "Citations per Faculty Member"
    (#2 in Texas)
  • #58 in "Articles per Faculty Member"
    (#5 in Texas)

Doctoral student Robynne Neff is a 2017 Alfred R. Bader Award for Student Innovation finalist - only five graduate students were selected across the entire globe

Dr. Hector Aguilar honored with 2017 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Kirk Schanze received a $448,211 NSF grant to support sunlight-harvesting research

Biochemistry major Sara Dibrell has been awarded the distinguished Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

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

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.