Department of Chemistry

Recently, Dr. Bryan Eigenbrodt and four of his students visited Argonne National Laboratory, just outside of Chicago.  Argonne National Laboratory was the first national lab in the USA and is home to the Advance Photon Source (APS), which produces the brightest X-rays in the western hemisphere.  While there they conducted advance research in alternative energy systems using the APS in conjunction with a custom-built fuel cell system developed by Dr. Eigenbrodt to explore the chemistry of these devices in extreme conditions.  The four students that contributed to this research were: Janelle Gerardi (’17), Timothy Marshall (’16), Andrew D’Orazio (‘15), and Tamanna Sultana (MS, ‘16).  More information.


Dr. Bryan Eigenbrodt, Tamanna Sultana (MS, ‘16), Andrew D’Orazio (‘15), Timothy Marshall (’16), and
Janelle Gerardi (’17) (pictured left to right) with part of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Lab.

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 25
Undergraduate Majors: 85
Graduate Students: 25
Equipment: an array of modern instrumentation for conducting research and instructional facilities
Building: Mendel Science Center houses research and instructional facilities for 6 scientific departments, including 17 chemistry research labs

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