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The New Mexico Tech Chemistry Department is the only one with a purpose-built building. All students pass through the chemistry courses, but the department also educates the next generation of brilliant chemists. Techies have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and undergraduates often contribute to professors projects and doctoral-level research.

 Chemistry Department News

Talk by Talysa Ogas-Viera

Talysa Ogas-Viera will present at the Chemistry Department seminar on ''The Interplay of XRN2 and Parp1 in Preventing R-Loop-Induced Genomic Instability"  on April 22nd in the Zoom Meeting room https://zoom.us/j/495927950. 

Graduates 2019
Congratulations! to our PhD Graduates

The NMT’s graduating class of 2019 was well represented by the Chemistry PhD recipients. The Department produced the highest number of PhDs in this year. Congratulations Drs. Gautum, Rajapaksha, Gurung, Niroula and Angles (L to R).

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Dr. Menake Piyasena

Dr. Piyasena's research group has published their recent work, "Fluorescent Lipo-Beads for the Sensitive Detection of Phospholipase A2 and Its Inhibitors" in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering.