Carolina’s First Chemist

Carolina’s chemistry department dates its origins to the hiring of its first professor, Denison Olmsted, who taught chemistry and mineralogy, arriving in Chapel Hill in 1818 and staying for eight years — and laying the groundwork for a department that would generate groundbreaking discoveries for the next two centuries.

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The Department of Chemistry in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018.

This is story number 201 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

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