Chemistry faculty strive to publish papers in respected journals with undergraduate and graduate student co-authors. Lists of publications have been compiled here by their year of publication. To find lists of publications by individual faculty, please check faculty websites.

Current Publications


Key: Villanova Undergraduates, Villanova Graduate Students, Villanova Faculty

1.  Boschi, V. and Willenbring, J.K., Chemical and physical drivers of beryllium retention in two soil endmembers. Science of The Total Environment2021, 754, p.141591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141591

2.  Sundberg, B.N. and Lagalante, A.F., Characterization of non-ionic surfactants in Winsor & Newton's water-mixable oil paints. Journal of Cultural Heritage2021, 48, pp.54-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2020.12.008

3.  Michal P. Glogowski, Jay M. Matthews, Brian G. Lawhorn, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. Diastereoselective Copper-Mediated Conjugate Addition of Functionalized Magnesiates for the Preparation of Bisaryl NRF2 Activators. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2021, 86, 4, 3120–3137. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c02639

4.  Lea Barny, Julia TascaHugo Sanchez, Chelsea Smith, Suzanne Koptur, Tatyana Livshultz, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Chemotaxonomic Investigation of Apocynaceae for Retronecine-Type Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids Using HPLC-MS/MS. Phytochemistry 2021, Volume 185, May 2021, 112662. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2021.112662

5.  Javier A FelicianoAustin J. Leitgeb; Cassandra L. Schrank; Ryan A. Allen; Kevin PC Minbiole; William M. Wuest, Robert Carden. Trivalent Sulfonium Compounds (TSCs): Tetrahydrothiophene-based amphiphiles exhibit similar antimicrobial activity to analogous ammonium-based amphiphiles. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2021, 37, p.127809. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2021.127809 

6.  Jenifer Walke, Matthew Becker, Arianna Krinos, Elizabeth (Burzynski) ChangCelina Santiago, Thomas Umile, Kevin Minbiole, Lisa Belden. Seasonal changes and the unexpected impact of environmental disturbance on skin bacteria of individual amphibians in a natural habitat.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2021, Volume 97, Issue 3, March 2021, fiaa248. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiaa248

7.  Kyle J. SommersBrian S. Bentley, Robert G. Carden, Savannah J. Post, Ryan A. Allen, Renee C. Kontos, Jacob W. Black, William M. Wuest, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. Metallocene QACs: The Incorporation of Ferrocene Moieties into monoQAC and bisQAC Structures. ChemMedChem 2021, 16, 3, 467-471. DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.202000605 

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


Daniel Kraut, PhD, associate professor of Chemistry at Villanova.

Villanova Chemist Receives $579,508 Grant from NSF to Support His Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.