Department Info

Fred MacDonnellWelcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UTA, where chemical and biological processes are investigated, and molecules and materials are made, dissected, analyzed, separated, and used in various applications.

We have a truly outstanding group of faculty members with a wide array of expertise, a dedicated staff, an array of exceptional research facilities, and state-of-the-art infrastructure. We are conveniently located close to downtown Arlington, near AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) and Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers), and less than a half-hour drive from Dallas, Fort Worth, and D-FW Airport.

I invite you to learn more about who we are and what we have to offer, including our various academic programs. We have a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. In addition to providing our students with strong core training in the sciences, we provide unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue research with our internationally acclaimed faculty. Our educational programs are complemented by great academic advising and career counseling to prepare students for professional programs, graduate school and leadership positions in science research and industry.

Please explore our website or schedule a trip to campus to visit us in person. We hope that you will decide to be part of this exciting environment as you seek opportunities to learn and grow as a chemist and a researcher.

Fred MacDonnell
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry