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

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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Jose Archila Quezada in front of Emergency Room doors
José Archila Quezada '22
Applied Biomedical Sciences

José Archila Quezada found support and a network of friends in the MAGIC program, which helps students from underrepresented groups pursue medical school.

Through MAGIC, I saw that we could help each other. That’s where I got a community.
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UMass Lowell student Stephanie Ceballos stands outside the Royal Palace in Madrid during a study abroad trip.
Stephanie Ceballos '25
Biochemistry

Whether studying abroad or conducting research, Stephanie Ceballos is making the most out of her UMass Lowell experience.

Joining a club is a good way to feel part of the UMass Lowell community.
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UMass Lowell organic chemistry professor Khalilah Reddie in a classroom full of her students
Khalilah Reddie
Chemistry

Khalilah Reddie has an enthusiasm for teaching that has raised student success rates in Organic Chemistry.

I lead by example, because I work really hard for my students. It makes them want to work hard for themselves.
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Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo works in a lab
Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo '22
Chemistry

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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