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Department of Chemistry and Physics

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Physics at the New Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus!

Employment Opportunities:  4 faculty positions - Tenure track biochemistry (1), Chemistry Lecturer (3) - Statesboro campus

Our department is transitioning this spring to join with our colleagues in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Physics at Georgia Southern.  As of July 1, 2018, the faculty in the physics program will become part of the excellent physics faculty at GSU and the chemistry and biochemistry faculty will merge with an exceptional group from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Statesboro.  We look forward to new opportunities to work with students as new departments, bringing a B.S. in Biochemistry to Statesboro and retooled B.A. and B.S. chemistry degrees to Savannah.  Both B.S. degrees will be eligible for certification by the American Chemical Society.  The B.S. and B.A. in physics degree programs have been reconfigured to strengthen the degree as well as provide increased access to physics courses on the Savannah campus.  Further, our students will have greater access to the M.S. in Applied Physical Science programs.  

This is a very exciting time for everyone associated with biochemistry, chemistry and physics at the new Georgia Southern!! Look for information and updates here throughout the spring 2018 semester.  Go Eagles!!

Please write, call, or visit if you have any questions about our department, programs or people.

Will E. Lynch, Ph. D.
Department Head,Chemistry and Physics


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(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.

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(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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