Chemistry at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Diversity Contact

Recruiting, Developing, Promoting STEM Talent


Dr. Ellen Wang Althaus
Director of Graduate Diversity
Department of Chemistry
107 Noyes Laboratory
MC-712, Box D-1
600 South Mathews Avenue
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois 61801


phone: 217 244-1259
fax: 217 244-5943

About the Director

After completing her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Carleton College (1989), Dr. Althaus received her M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) in inorganic chemistry at Northwestern University under the direction of Professor Thomas O’Halloran. She began her teaching career as a visiting assistant professor at Wheaton College, IL and then visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). Currently, Dr. Althaus is the Director of Graduate Diversity in the Department of Chemistry at UIUC - originally the Women in Chemistry Program, which she proposed and launched in 2006.