Department of Chemistry


USM unveils collaboration with Maine composites industry leaders

The University of Southern Maine announced a new collaboration that will bring the Composite Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) and $1.5 million worth of equipment into the Michael E. Dubyak Center for Digital Science & Innovation at USM.

Apply for the John Ricci undergraduate fellowship

Applications now being accepted for the John Ricci undergraduate fellowship.
Beer testing at QC2 lab

USM's Luci Benedict, QC2 Lab featured in WGME 13 beer special

Luci Benedict, associate professor of Chemistry at USM and director of the University’s Quality Control Collaboratory (QC2 lab), discussed the lab's work in a WGME 13 feature about Maine’s booming craft beer industry.
John Ricci and Ray Stevens

World-renowned scientist and USM alumnus recognizes professor & mentor

With his USM mentor at his side, scientist Ray Stevens '86 announced plans to renovate the lecture hall inside the Portland Campus science building. It will be renamed, “The John S. Ricci Lecture Hall.”
Luci Benedict

USM's Luci Benedict to talk 'Chemistry of Brewing' at local beer event

Luci Benedict, associate professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine, will present a talk on the Chemistry of Brewing on Wednesday, March 7, at Portland's Novare Res Bier Café.
Andrew Kiezulas

Andrew Kiezulas, 2017 Featured Graduate

In 2016, Andrew Kiezulas helped create the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC) on USM's Portland Campus, which is building a community of students in recovery from substance use and other mental health conditions.

USM develops some chemistry with Portland High School

A group of University of Southern Maine students and faculty sparked a partnership with Portland High School's environmental science class, working together to find out just what's killing all the fish in the Green River.

USM Chemistry Degree Receives Accreditation

USM is pleased to announce its undergraduate chemistry program has received accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS).

ACS Accreditation

The USM Chemistry department now offers an ACS accredited degree in chemistry. See the Degrees and Certificates page for details.

USM American Chemical Society Student Chapter Selected to Receive a Green Chemistry Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter at the University of Southern Maine has been selected to receive a Green Chemistry Award for its outreach activities conducted during the 2011-12 academic year.