Welcome to Chemistry at UTPB and thank you for your interest in our chemistry program.
This Chemistry site is intended for prospective students and others interested in chemistry activities at the Permian Basin component of the University of Texas located in Odessa. Here you will find links to information about our academic programs, course offerings, faculty, staff, facilities, research activities and other chemistry related information. Our objective is to deliver, via the internet, a tour of the chemistry program at UTPB.
The education and training of 21st scientists demands the best faculty and facilities. With this in mind, we continuously endeavor to expand our capabilities so that we may deliver the highest quality education to our students. It begins with infrastructure. Our strength is in a wide array of modern analytical instruments gained through research grants, gifts, and state funds.
We have a strong commitment to student oriented hands-on education. With smaller class sizes and personal attention to each student, we deliver the individualized instruction that allows each student to gain the maximum benefit possible from their educational experience.
Chemistry at UTPB has two primary sources to financially support students wishing to seek careers in any field of chemistry. This initial source of support that students can pursue upon enrolling at UTPB is the Texas Science Scholar program - $10,000 for all tuition and fees. Follow this TSS link for more information. The second source of support is made available to students when they participate on a research project (usually during the junior and/or senior years) under the mentorship of a member of the Chemistry faculty. This support is made possible by a Robert A. Welch Foundation Departmental Grant. The Welch Award provides a student conducting research a $500 stipend for every SCH of research.
Please browse through the information presented. If you are interested in our programs or have need for additional information, please contact us.
Kyle A. Beran, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Physical Sciences