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.


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    Solomon Gisemba ’11

    Solomon Gisemba ’11 is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He is working on the design, synthesis, and development of peptidic ligands for the kappa opioid receptor. Apart from research, Solomon enjoys cheering for the Kansas basketball team!


Colby Chemistry 2014.