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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



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
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  Dr. Doug Frantz

Congratulations Dr. Banglin Chen
- 2017 AAAS Fellow
- 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Dr. Aimin Liu collaborates with Canadian geneticist to explore 30-year old medical case

Congratulations to Dr. Banglin Chen on his publication in Nature Energy

Congratulations to our 2017 COS Research Conference winners:
Ranad Humeidi - Best UG Poster
Li Ma - Best Grad Poster

Dr. Doug Frantz received a $200,000 grant from CPRIT for cancer drug research

Dr. Kirk Schanze is editor-in-chief of two new ACS Journals

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)

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.

Click here for additional information.


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.