2009 - Ph.D. University of Colorado. Physical Chemistry
2004 - B.S. Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
I teach a variety of courses within the Chemistry Department at Saint Anselm. I currently teach General Chemistry and General Chemistry Lab. These courses are required for many of our science majors, and an integral building block to the Chemistry major.
Also, as a Physical Chemist, I am involved in several upper division courses. Physical Chemistry Lab explores the interface between the chemistry that is occurring and the physics that describes phenomena in chemical systems in terms of physical laws and concepts. Physical Chemistry 3: Kinetics is a course that allows for an in-depth study of processes through which molecules react.
My research interests are two-fold:
- Understanding the reactivity of ions in the gas phase
My ongoing collaboration with Dr. Al Viggiano and the Air Force Research Lab at Hanscom Air Force Base focuses on studying kinetics and thermochemistry of gas phase ion-neutral reactions. General reactivity studies can identify reaction mechanisms and products of novel species. Thermochemical information, such as electron affinities, proton affinities, and gas phase acidities, can also be determined. The atmospheric implications of these processes can be determined by using these equations in larger atmospheric models.
- Identification and quantification of biogenic volatile organic compounds
Volatile organic compounds are released from all living things. They are the "smells" characteristic to a given object. The contributions to atmospheric chemistry from these compounds is large. Identifying and quantifying which compounds are a result of which sources is important to understanding the chemistry of the atmosphere.
Selected Recent Publications
- N. Eyet and A. A. Viggiano. "Reexamination of the Quenching of NO+ Vibrations by O2 (aD-g)" J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010 (114) 7506.
- N. Eyet, K. Freel, M. C. Heaven, A. A. Vigganio. "Reactions of Positive Ions with ClN3 at 300 K" J. Phys. Chem. A 2010 (114) 6832.
- N. Eyet, S. M. Villano, V. M. Bierbaum. "Anchoring the Gas-Phase Acidity Scale: From Formic Acid to Methanethiol." Int. J. of Mass Spec. 2009 (283) 26.
I am a co-advisor of the recently reinvigorated Saint Anselm Chemistry Club. This club has been recently recognized by the American Chemical Society as a Student Chapter. Our students have opportunities to travel to present research at meeting, volunteer at local high schools, assist in Science Olympiad, and tutor - to name a few things.