Dr. Steven M. Bonser

Dr. Steven M. Bonser

Dr. Steven M. Bonser

Organic Chemistry, Associate Professor

Office: Caputo 323
Phone: (717) 871-7415

Additional Information


  • B.S. Chemistry – Kutztown University, 1974
  • M.S. Chemistry – Bucknell University, 1977
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry – University of Minnesota, 1983
  • Visiting Scholar in Chemistry – Harvard University, 1991-1993

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (Chem 110)
  • A Short Course in Organic Chemistry (Chem 235)
  • Organic Chemistyr I and II (Chem 231 and 232)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (Chem 435)
  • General, Organic and Biochemistry II (Chem 104)
  • Senior Chemistry Seminar (Chem 487 and 488)

Course Documents

Chem 231 Syllabus_Fall 2015 (pdf)

Research Interests

Dr. Bonser’s research interests are in the general areas of synthetic organic and physical organic chemistry, with a particular emphasis on small ring chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, polyaromatic chemistry, and process development chemistry. Research topics include: 1) the synthesis and chemistry of diaziridines; 2) the synthesis and chemistry of trans-bicyclo[n.1.0]alkanes; 3) the efficient synthesis and chemical development of a phenylindanedicarboxylic acid; 4) the synthesis and chemistry of new Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) compounds.

Current Research Projects

About Dr. Steven M. Bonser

Dr. Bonser joined the Department of Chemistry in July 2007. Before coming to Millersville, Dr. Bonser taught organic chemistry at Bloomsburg University. Prior to teaching, Dr. Bonser worked in the Research and Development Laboratories at the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY. He was also a Research Fellow at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society