Current Research Group Members

Victoria Catanzano
Major: B.S./M.S. Chemistry
Research Project: Characterization of organic matter in ice cores

Kaila Hanley
Major: B.S. Environmental Science
Research Project: Triclosan in environmental surface waters
Co-advised with Dr. Steven Goldsmith, Dept. of Geography and the Environment

Jeremy Reich
Major: B.S. Chemistry
Research Project: Snow/Ice Photochemistry

Garrett Waligroski
Major: B.S. Chemistry
Research Project: Snow/Ice Photochemistry; Triclosan in environmental surface waters


Dr. Amanda Grannas 
Hometown: originally from Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
Education: B.S. Chemistry and Math, Juniata College; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University
Research Interests: Pollutant cycling, Arctic atmospheric chemistry, photochemistry, aerosol chemistry, climate change
Non-research interests: Music (I play the violin, trombone, and piano); travel; dancing (used to be on a competitive ballroom dance team); gardening; writing research proposals (oh, wait - that should be under research interests, huh?)
Future Goals: Do fieldwork in Antarctica...I have been to the Arctic, so if I get to the south pole I can be a truly "bipolar" researcher. :)

And Beaker!  Our Fearless Lab Mascot! 


Oddly enough - in this video, Beaker bears an odd resemblance to former postdoctoral researcher Glenn Rowland! (Glenn we miss you!)

Our Alumni:


Ginny Greis

Kendell Mahanna (M.S. in food chemistry, U. Illinois; currently works for Frito-Lay)

Nicole Simonowicz (URS, chemist)

Alex Anderson (Wooster College)

Becky Chappel (Dupont)

Ashley Sprenkle (Glaxo-Smith Kline)

Heather Dague

Jessica Paul (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Eric Bowes

Dan Drahus

Laura Beierschmitt

Kyle Sledge

Alexandra Bausch (Columbia University, PhD program)

Julianna Cebollero (Mercer University, College of Pharmacy)

Courtney Shedden (Solvay)

Daniel Neary

Justin Yeash

Melinda Darnell (University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey)

Ian Eisele (Agilent)

Nicole Harmuth (International Flavors and Fragrances)

Shawn Morris

Brittany Internoscia

Alyssa Dragone

Erica Dolak (Virginia Commonwealth University, graduate program in forensics)

Dr. Glenn Rowland (Senior Scientist, Environmental Science and Research, New Zealand)

Brittany Pierce (Battelle Memorial Institute)

Alexis Torres (Environmental Standards, Inc.)

Sarah Ludwig (Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ)

Rachel Bobby (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Lisa Pagano (Lancaster Labs)

Lauren Kurek (Biocoat, Inc.)

Vanessa Boschi (University of Pennsylvania, PhD program)

Alexis Fede (Law School, Seton Hall)

Amanda McGettigan (NYPD, forensic chemist)