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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 Dr.Illya Medina Velo

Dr. Illya Medina Velo will present at the Chemistry Department seminar on "Exposure of Bean Plants to Coated and Uncoated Zinc Oxide Nanomaterials under Different Soil Conditions: Effects on Plant Growth and Seed Quality"  at Noon on October 11th in Jones Annex 101.

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. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto

Dr. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto recently published his work on “Total Synthesis and Absolute Stereochemistry of the  Proteasome Inhibitors Cystargolides A and B” in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.