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 Faculty Searches Approved

 The department is recruiting for two organic chemistry faculty members at the Assistant rank to begin in Fall 2018.  Please see for the job description and information on how to apply.


Department Scholarship Awards for 2017

Congratulations to the following students:  Julie Beauchamp, Phelicita Bell, Doris Chen, Marlee Fruto, Anthony Lu, Sevan Menachekanian, Stephanie Mora Garcia, Phan Phu, and Nathan Wagner who were all awarded department scholarships this year!  We were able to distribute $8,500 in scholarship funds to support our students academic endeavors thanks to the generosity of our donors.


2017 Goldstein Outstanding Student Research Award Announced


Phan Phu, an undergraduate chemistry major working in Dr. Chantal Stieber's lab, has won the 2017 Goldstein Outstanding Student Research Award for her work involving the use of X-ray emission to characterize pollutants.  Phan was honored with her award at the 10th Annual Goldstein Distinguished Lecture on April 7 and will receive a $2,000 prize.  Congratulations Phan!


Mogul Receives Funding Award

Dr. Rakesh Mogul is the recipient of a $13.5K grant from the NASA Astrobiology Institute MIRS program to conduct biochemical characterization of Alaskan Permafrost along a 12-35K-year age gradient.  This grant will also be used to develop a network of astrobiology science in the CSU.  Congratulations Dr. Mogul!

Barding Publishes Paper

 Dr. Greg Barding was a co-author on a paper entitled "Separation of ten phosphorylated mono-and disaccharides using HILIC and ion-pairing interactions” in Analytica Chimica Acta. 


10th Annual Goldstein Distinguished Lecture

 Dr. Luis Campos, Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at Columbia University will give the 2017 Goldstein Distinguished Lecture on Friday, April 7 at Kellogg West Conference Center on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona. 

Dr. Michael Page appears on Charter Spectrum TV Show

Dr. Page was featured on Charter Spectrum's Local Edition TV show promoting his mentee program (Elite A+ Scholars) with African American youth in South Los Angeles. February 23, 2017

Complete Interview TBA soon. Way to go Dr. Page!



CSU-LSAMP Student Research Scholars for 2016-17

 Congratulations to chemistry majors Christian Moreno, Justin Cortez and Jonathan Stoffel for being selected as student research scholars in the CSU-LSAMP program for 2016-17.  Christian will be working with Dr. Michael Page and Justin and Jonathan are working with Dr. Chantal Stieber.  Dr. Stieber is also supervising another student research scholar from Biological Sciences, Hector Alarcon.   We look forward to hearing about their exciting discoveries!  For information about CSU-LSAMP at Cal Poly Pomona see


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