About Us

A research intensive university setting

We are located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains - a few hours drive from Yellowstone National Park - in the scenic university town of Bozeman, Montana. Please sign up for getting access to lists with MSU's international ranking.

Where theory and experiment meet!

A central feature of our scientific research strategy is the combined theoretical and experimental approach we undertake to solve a wide variety of chemical problems from the molecular and materials world with real life implications.


Please review the representative skill and expertise list of the laboratory to learn about scientific, technical, training, and service opportunities we engage in.


Our overarching philosophy:


  "If you can sketch it - we can model it!"


let that be chemical structure, reaction mechanism, nanoparticle, periodic crystal, chemical property ...

Consider working with us!

Please visit us in Bozeman, give us a call, or contact us via email, if you are interested becoming the member of the lab. We always consider applications for postdoctoral research associates, graduate students, undergraduate students, and also high school students.


Robert K. Szilagyi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Montana State University
253 Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
POB 173400, Bozeman, MT 59717
Tel.: +1 (406) 994 4263 (office)
4071 (students), 7809 (lab)
Fax.: +1 (406) 994 5407
Email: Szilagyi@Montana.EDU

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