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. In recent years I have taught General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Instrumental Chemistry, as well as their corresponding labs. 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 collaboration with Dr. Al Viggiano and the Air Force Research Lab 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 organic compounds in archeological samples
Organic compounds are present in all living things. Identifying and quantifying compounds found in archeological samples can help characterize an archeological site.
Selected Recent Publications
- N. Eyet, J. J. Melko, S. G. Ard, and A. A. Viggiano. "Effect of higher order solvation and temperature on SN2 and E2 reactivity" Int J Mass Spec 2015 (378) 54.
- N. Eyet, S. M. Villano, V. M. Bierbaum. "Gas-Phase Reactions of Microsolvated Fluoride Ions: An Investigation of Different Solvents" J. Phys. Chem. A 2013 (117) 1136
- 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.
I am the advisor of the 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.