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Chemistry & Physics: About Our Department


Undergraduate Research is fundamental to science. Training our students in a one-to-one mentor relationship is a tradition in our department. Students can gain valuable experience in determining their potential in chemistry, applying their classroom knowledge and earning academic credit toward graduation by engaging in a project with a faculty member. Please look over the opportunities available by investigating the research projects of our faculty. If you have further interest or questions, please contact the faculty individually.

Alumni & Giving


We are trying to create a virtual community using Facebook of our alumni and friends to share our common interest in Armstrong chemistry and physics.  Please create an account on Facebook and join our community and SHARE YOUR STORY!! (Search for Armstrong Chemistry.)

Alumni and Friends

The Armstrong Department of Chemistry and Physics is proud of the level of support that you have given to us over the years. Thank you. Your contributions help us to offer great opportunities for our students. If you would like to contribute, please contact External Affairs and consider supporting our programs. The chemistry and physics general fund is #189. If you have any questions, we would welcome hearing from you. Contact Will Lynch directly at 912.344.3144.



The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Armstrong State University is housed in a 129,000sf state of the art science center opened in June 2002. Facilities include:

Major Equipment

All equipment is housed in the Science Center. The equipment is controlled and maintained by the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Numerous networked computers are also available for data analysis and word processing. 

Equipment, Model, Date of Purchase:


Read More Armstrong Professors Awarded $330,000 U.S. DOE Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

(November 16, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a $330,967 grant to Donna Mullenax, Janel Smith and Elizabeth Williams. The two-year grant will support STEM education in Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS).

Read More Armstrong State University Chemistry Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

(July 15, 2016) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $279,297 to seven chemistry professors at Armstrong State University.  Dr. Brandon P. Quillian (Principal Investigator), Dr. Sarah E. Gray, Dr. Gary Guillet, Dr. Cliff Padgett, Dr. Nathaniel Shank, Dr. Mitch Weiland and Dr. Sarah Zingales received a two-year grant for “Polymer Chemistry: Cross-linking the Curriculum (PC3).” The grant supports the infusion of polymer chemistry, a multidisciplinary science, throughout the curriculum.

Read More Armstrong Biochemistry Student Named American Chemical Society Scholar

(June 16, 2016) – Alexis Fields, a Biochemistry major at Armstrong State University, has been named a 2016-2017 Scholar by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific professional society dedicated to advancing chemistry, supporting diversity and encouraging future chemists. Fields is one of only 130 students selected from across the United States for this prestigious honor.

Read More Dr. Brent Feske awarded $407,452 in grant money toward research in biocatalysis.

(October 22, 2015) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $407,542 to Dr. Brent Feske, associate professor of chemistry and interim associate dean of the College of Science and Technology, and Georgia Institute of Technology Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Dr. Andreas Bommarius. 

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