Chemistry students at Widener benefit from small class sizes where they work closely with faculty.  Students also have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and computers.  An independent study project in the junior or senior year provides each student an opportunity to investigate a topic of their choice in greater depth than is possible in a regular class.  For more information on the Chemistry programs at Widener, contact Dr. Scott Van Bramer at 610/499-4516 or

Anna Miller, a Chemistry Major, was recently selected as the winner of the Eastern Analytical Symposium Student Research Award. The selection was based on the quality of research she is doing on examining the thermodynamic properties of aqueous solution of phenyl boronic acid, a compound used for the treatment of fungus and bacterial infection. She is an invited poster presenter in their all expense paid symposium, in Somerset, NJ on Nov. 14 - 17, 2011. Her research advisors are Dr. Ismail Kul, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Krishna Bhat, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.


Undergraduate research is an important part of the chemistry curriculum.   Every student participates in at least one semester of research with a faculty mentor in the department. Most students then give a presentation at the campus wide annual student projects day.  Many students also give these presentations at regional or national meetings.


Department of Chemistry
Widener University
One University Place
Chester PA  19013

Dr. Scott Van Bramer
tel: 610-499-4516