Professor Charlene Hayden Received the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Recognition
Professor Charlene Hayden received the 2017 Oakland University Outstanding Faculty Recognition honor for her service and teaching contribution.
Professor Hayden is the departmental adviser to the American Chemical Society (ACS) OU Student Section. For the first time in OU history the section was awarded "Honorable Mention" by ACS in 2015, and in 2016 was awarded a "Commendable" honor for the previous year's activities.
Professor Hayden interacts with a large number of students and the vast majority of her students report a positive learning experience. To find out which classes Prof. Hayden teaches next semester visit Course Schedule.
Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry offers a full curriculum in undergraduate and graduate education in the chemical sciences.
Our faculty are committed to providing the highest quality teaching and research. Research participation by undergraduates is a distinctive part of the department's activity. Our students have the opportunity to carry out research projects at the forefront of chemical, biochemical, and environmental research. Undergraduates often publish their research in internationally recognized journals as well as present their work at national meetings of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.
The department is housed in the Mathematics and Science Center (MSC) with advanced research laboratory facilities and renovated teaching laboratories. We are well-equipped with modern instrumentation for chemical research and teaching. Major instruments include high-performance computational chemistry facilities, advanced instrumentation such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Electron Spin Resonance (ESR), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)- and Gas Chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometers; Infrared (IR), UV-visible and fluorescence spectrometers; dry boxes, a solvent purification system; and instruments for biochemistry such as flow cytometers, ultracentrifuges, and cell culture facilities. Recently, we installed a new Liquid Chromatography Time of Flight (ToF LC)-mass spectrometer.