Research in Chemistry Experience (RiCh)

Chemistry research experiments with students and faculty

Chemistry Research in your First Year

The University of Detroit Mercy’s Research in Chemistry Experience (RiCh) program is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored initiative that offers you a research experience in chemistry during your first year.

Research • Rigor • Real-world Application

Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Biology Major?
Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Pre-Pharm, or Pre-PhD?
This program is for you!

How it works

Fall Term

Introduction to Research Methods

  • Research design
  • Data management & presentation
  • Library resources
  • Research ethics
  • Peer review

Winter Term

Chemistry Research Laboratory

  • Bioanalytical chemistry techniques
  • Research design and practice
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Presentation of scholarly work


For more information, contact 

Dr. Matt Mio
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry