Current News

Student - Graduate School and Industial Position Acceptances

  • David Walton: will attend the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Joe McKenzie: has accepted a position at Lancaster Labs
  • Daniel Fraccica: will attend the University of Maryland at College Park
  • Brandy Bratzell: has accepted a position at Lancaster Labs
  • Suzanne Woomer: will attend the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport CT
  • Hannah McWilliams: has accepted a position at Lancaster Labs

Student - Internships & REUs

  • Wongel Heramo: Berry Plastics
  • Lauren Shumway: Illuminex
  • Sarah Geiger: Penn State NMT
  • Daniel Fraccica: Analytical Services
  • Sarah Rogers: K & L Plating
  • Joe McKenzie: Lancaster Labs

Faculty - Activities:

  • Dr. Patricia Hill
    • Two NSF funded workshops on Chemistry in Art
    • Co-principal investigator on a 5 year NSF National Dissemination Phase 3 grant proposal for $3.7 million
    • Panel to review NSF grants March 2011
    • Publication: "Detecting and identifying Salts During Desalination process with Spot Test Papers", Western Association for Art Conservation Newsletter, January 2011.
  • Dr. Jeremiah K.N. Mbindyo
    • Publications
      • J.K.N. Mbindyo and A. K. Brown; "Investigating UV-blocking Properties of Sunscreens on the Microscale", J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87, 1388
      • J. K.N. Mbindyo, L. J. Anna, B.A. Fell, D.A. Patton, "Autocatalytic Patterning with Silver Using Tin (II) Chloride Sensitizer", J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88, 274.3
      • A. R. Dixon, "Catalytic activity of metal nanostructures in the reduction of para-nitrophenol with sodium borohydride", Department and University Honors Thesis, May 4, 2011
      • Joshua B. Smith, "Folate Functionalized Biodegradable Micro- and Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery", Department and University Honors Thesis, May 4, 2011
    • Papers Presented
      • J.B.Smith and J.K.N. Mbindyo, "Biotin functionalized biodegradable polymer micro- and nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery", Discovery to Commercialization Conference, Philadelphia, PA October 12, 2010
      • J.K.N. Mbindyo "Nanotechnology Curriculum and the NMT Partnership", Industry and Technology Advisory Council February 22, 2011
    • Leadership Positions
      • Member, Program Advisory Council – Department of Industry and Technology
      • Member, Academic Advisory Board - The Nanotechnology Institute
      • Member and Lead Faculty, Program Design and Implementation Taskforce, Pennsylvania Collaborative for Applied Nanotechnology (PA-CAN)
      • Member, Editorial Advisory Board for two journals: Proteus and Scientific Journals International
      • Reviewer for 10+ scientific journals: Journal of Chemical Education, Langmuir, Scientific Journals International, Nanotechnology, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal of Applied Physics, Physics Review Letters, and ournal of Undergraduate Research
    • Consulting Activities
      • Cephalon – services contract
      • Eastwood Company – unpaid telephone/email consult about plating process
      • Abiton Homes – unpaid telephone consult about water treatment
    • Professional Seminars/Meetings
      • 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society - Anaheim CA, March 22-26, 2011 (with students J.B. Smith and A.R. Dixon)
      • Discovery to Commercialization Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 12. 2010 (with student J.B. Smith)
      • Center for Academic Excellence - "Renewing Program Level Assessment with Rubrics & Curricular Maps", September 15, 2010
      • CAE Technology Showcase - December 15, 2010
    • Who's Who Awardee - Listed in 65th edition of Marquis Who's Who in America, 2011
    • Grants
      • Cephalon, July 1, 2010
      • Faculty Grants Committee Travel to Present Award, 241st National ACS meeting, Anaheim CA March 22-26, 2011
      • SCMA Dean Travel to Present Awards (2 grants)
      • Neimeyer-Hodgson Research Grant for student A. R. Dixon - "Investigation of Catalytic Activity of Metal Nanostructures", Spring 2011
  • Dr. Lyman Rickard
    • Book: Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics, 5th Edition; J. N. Spencer, G. M. Bodner and L. H. Rickard; John Wiley & Sons, 2012, ISBN-13 978-0-470-587119
    • Grant: "A Biosensor for the Detection of Ovarian Cancer", Principle Investigator: Dr. James Cosentino, Funded by Keystone Innovation Grant
  • Dr. Robert K, Wismer
    • Article: "The Laboratory of Justus Liebig at Giessen, Germany", Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society, No. 107 (Winter 2011)
    • Creative Work: Editor and compiler of photographic CD of the annual study tour of the Scientific Instrument Society, from Frankfurt to Kassel, Germany, May 2010
    • Seminars
      • Attendance at the annual study tour of the Scientific Instrument Society, from Frankfurt to Kassel, Germany, May 2010
      • Presentation of "Gunpowder: Lavoisier and DuPont", Chemistry Department Seminar, Fall 2010