The Chemistry department has many ties to industry. A number of research centers have emerged that combine the educational resources of academia with the financial resources of industry. And to train men and women for careers in these and other areas, the department offers the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science in both thesis and non-thesis programs, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in several fields of chemistry. The Department of Chemistry features both undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for continuing studies.

Our Students: Past and Present

Charlie Levesque stands with his hockey stick in uniform in a chemistry lab, blurred out beakers of colored liquid in the foreground
Charlie Levesque '21

In a sport where team chemistry is vital, UML hockey player Charlie Levesque brings the perspective of an actual chemistry major – one with the goal of one day becoming a chiropractor.

The first couple of games as a freshman, and it still happens to me now, I’ll step out on the ice and I’ll be in awe of how many people show up to support us. I love that extra motivation that the crowd gives.
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Student working in a UMass Lowell laboratory
Noah Mason '23

An introduction to research helped Noah Mason find his passion.

I feel really at home in the department.
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Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo works in a lab
Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo '22

Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo won the 2021 MLK Service Award for starting a club to address health disparities – amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

There’s a Martin Luther King quote that inspired me: ‘Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.’
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Frances Skinner and Professor Gkikas in the chemisty lab
Frances Skinner '19
Chemistry, Political Science

Frances Skinner ’19 gained lab skills and confidence while working in Chemistry Asst. Prof. Manos Gkikas’ lab

I learned a lot of fundamentals in Gkikas’ lab, which gave me a lot more confidence working in a laboratory environment.
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Deepak Bhimani UMass Lowell Chemistry Alumni
Deepak Bhimani '62, '63

Deepak Bhimani's love of chemistry led him to pursue a degree in chemical textiles at Lowell Textile Institute. His education resulted in the creation of several successful companies, and spurred a desire to give back to the University.

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