2009 - Ph.D. University of Colorado. Physical Chemistry
2004 - B.S. Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Chemistry Courses Recently Taught:
General Chemistry (and lab)
Physical Chemistry (and lab)
Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
SCI Courses Taught:
Science of Road Trips
Science in Book & Movies: James Bond
My research interests are fairly broad and fall into two categories. Students have been an integral part of various projects associated with these interests. A full list of publications can be found on my ResearchGate page.
Understanding the reactivity of ions in the gas phase
My collaborations with the Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of Colorado 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.
Science behind an arson investigation
A collaboration with an agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Professor William Ryerson (Biology Department) has resulted in a variety of projects studying fire dynamics and arson investigation. These projects include, but are not limited to, witness reliability, fire initiation dynamics, and heat release rate information.
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 meetings, volunteer at local high schools, assist in Science Olympiad, and tutor - to name a few things. I am also the New Hampshire Science Olympiad State Director. For more information about Science Olympiad, please visit our website or contact us!