With over seventy total researchers during the summer, the Furman University Chemistry Department boasts one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the nation. The summer of 2014 marked the 50th consecutive program in which undergraduates, masters students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty mentors, and visiting faculty from area schools work together over a ten-week period in a wide variety of scientific research projects. The undergraduate students, who receive stipends for the summer, carry out independent investigations in the areas of analytical, inorganic, physical, organic and bio-organic chemistry. This program would not be possible without the support of wide variety of public and private sources.

These student/faculty collaborations produced the following research papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals.


Submissions from 1971


Hyperfine Interaction, Chemical Bonding, and Isotope Effect in ZnH, CdH, and HgH Molecules, Lon B. Knight


Hyperfine interaction and chemical bonding in the PdH molecule, Lon B. Knight and William Weltner

Submissions from 1970


AlO Molecule and the Regular and Inverted II State Anomaly, Lon B. Knight


On the Spin-Doubling Constant, γ, and g Tensor in 2Σ Molecules, Lon B. Knight

Submissions from 1905


Cyclic Voltammetric, Chronocoulometric, and Spectroelectrochemical Studies of Electropolymerized Films Based on (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)-Substituted 3,6-Dithiophen-2-yl-2,5-dihydropyrrole[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione, Elizabeth M. Sanford, Marco E. Tori, Thomas M. Smeltzer, Christopher K. Beaudoin, Brandon H. Bowser, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, and Kenneth L. Brown

Nanofabrication Using Self-Assembled Monolayers - Precise Nanolithography Using Intermolecular Interactions and Self-Assembly., Hirofumi Tanaka, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, R. K. Smith, Z. J. Donhauser, A. Hatzor, P.A. Lewis, Lim-Piu Tan, Mark W. Horn, and Paul S. Weiss