Anthony J. and Heand Johns Silvestri Lectureship in Chemistry

The Anthony J. and Heand Johns Silvestri Lectureship in Chemistry was established through the donation of Anthony Silvestri ’58 CLAS, and his wife Heand. Since its inception, the lectureship has continued to provide students and faculty access to prominent researchers across the discipline of chemistry. The event includes the keynote address, a luncheon, senior thesis presentations and awards.

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Seminars are from 3:00-3:50 pm by Zoom (

August 21: Introduction to the class followed by, 

Kate Szumanski, Director of Professional Development, CLAS, VU

August 28: Ali Angelbello (PhD candidate at Scripps Florida) and Lauren Raguette (PhD candidate at Stony Brook U)

September 4: Nick Forelli (MD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine ) and Noor Shaik (MD/PhD candidate at Thomas Jefferson University)

September 11: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop with GetWokeNova

September 18: Emily Cherney, PhD, Bristol Myers Squibb, Senior Research Investigator I, Novel Drug Modalities

September 25: to be announced

October 2: Susanne Donovan, Assistant Director, Career Development, VU

October 9: Michael Mock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Montana State Univ.

October 16: Drew Brandt, Danielle Lovett, Dave Manion, and Jack Stehman, Chemours

October 23: Elon Ison, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, NC State Univ.

October 30: Ryan Allen (PhD candidate at Emory U) and Laura Madigan (PhD candidate at Brown U)

November 6: Anne McNeil, PhD, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, U Michigan

November 13: 2020-2021 Anthony J. and Heand Johns Silvestri Lectureship in Chemistry Lewis Kay, PhD, Professor, U Toronto

Villanova University
Department of Chemistry
Mendal Hall, Room 215

Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Kevin Minbiole

Administrative Assistants
Melissa Steinman and Joan Kelly