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About Us

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Put your scientific mind to the test.

You have a plan for your future—and that’s where we’ll help you. From expanding your skills to honing your specialty, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will give you the support and resources you need to turn from promising student to prominent scientist. You’ll enjoy modern, safe, well-equipped labs; small classes with personalized mentoring; and faculty who are noted scholars, scientists, and researchers.

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Community Outreach

Working together for a better region.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Community Advisory Board is an assembly of departmental alumni, friends, and community leaders and partners who provide guidance and support for the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in order to enhance the department’s ability to fulfill its missions and improve visibility in the local community and in the region.


  • Provide insight into departmental programs and curricula
  • Create or enhance outreach programs between the department and the local community
  • Provide information on co-op opportunities
  • Provide advice to Purdue Fort Wayne chemistry and biochemistry graduates
  • Provide information about departmental assessment to stakeholders
  • Provide opportunities for the department to assist the organizations represented by members of the advisory board
  • Provide advice for departmental fundraising efforts

Rob Rudolph (Chair), Momentive
Davis Albright, DR Lubricants Inc.
David Bell, IU School of Medicine
Pamela Bell, Carroll High School
Dennis Brown, Manchester College School of Pharmacy
Kimberly Burrow, Indiana State Police
Kym Crandell, Fort Wayne Metals
Jean Marie Elick, University of Saint Francis
Andrea Geyer, University of Saint Francis
Anna Henry, Fort Wayne Metals
Bill Hollenberg, Northrop High School
Steven Kimmel, Abbott Laboratories
Allegra McMillen, Parkview Health
Michael Milholland, Baker & Herbert Analytical Lab
Vicki Moravec, Trine University
Scott Rumage, Canterbury High School
Amanda Sauders, K.C. Jones Plating IN Division
Sharon Singleton, Lutheran Health Physicians
Gerard VanMarkwyk, Element Materials Technology
Richard Zoltek, Chematics Inc.

When you already know what you want from your future, you don’t want to waste any time getting there. Through Collegiate Connection—our dual-credit program—you won’t have to. Our program will allow you to begin your college journey early, all with the support of the Herd behind you.



This is where you’ll turn ideas into solutions. 


In the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, testing and research projects turn into results that make a difference.

Contact us

Have questions?


Contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at [email protected].