Colby Chemistry graduates are everywhere.  Approximately two thirds of recent graduates pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry, medicinal, veterinary, or dental school, or other graduate programs such as engineering or law school.  Former graduates are professors, research scientists,  engineers, doctors, lawyers, and brewers. Others have taken positions in pharmacy, toxicology, environmental policy, banking, insurance, or the ministry. A major in chemistry can open the door to a wide variety of professional occupations.  Scroll through the slide show below for profiles of interesting alumni.


  • Eric Roy '04 aboard the Melville communicating to the winch operator.

    Eric Roy ’04 aboard the Melville communicating to the winch operator.

    Dr. Eric Roy ’04 earned his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Maine, where he developed novel sensor and analytical technologies used to study environmental processes.  As part of his research, he used these technologies in extreme field environments, including the Subarctic Pacific Ocean and Antarctica.  Upon graduation, Dr. Roy has continued developing and productizing analytical technologies and reactive nanomaterials in the private sector, most recently as the Product Manager for Rigaku Raman Technologies.


  • Tim Bertram '00

    Tim Bertram ’00 in front of the NASA DC-8.

    Tim Bertram graduated from Colby in 2000 and has been flying high ever since.   After graduation, Tim worked for a year as a research technician at the University of Hawaii before entering the University of California at Berkeley for a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.   After a NOAA postdoctoral fellowship, Tim joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego where his research group makes direct experimental and observation-based measurements of chemical processes in the atmosphere.   James Brady (Colby 2010) is now a third year graduate student working on his Ph.D. in the Bertram research group at UCSD.



Colby Chemistry 2014.