St. Elmo Brady

St. Elmo Brady portrait

St. Elmo Brady was the first African American to earn a PhD in chemistry in the United States. The School of Chemical Sciences, along with the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry, celebrated the Designation of an ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark for Dr. Brady on February 5, 2019. Read more about St. Elmo Brady on the Chemistry website and watch the following short video which highlights his accomplishments, including during his time at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.