Faculty & Staff

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John Adamovics
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Science Hall 322A


1973 B.A. Chemistry, Portland State University
1976 Ph.D. Chemistry, Colorado State University
1976-1979 NIH Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Industrial Experience

Heuris Pharma L.L.C.
Founder, President

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Assistant Professor
Science Hall 324A
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Associate Professor of Chemistry
Science Hall 336E

Ph.D., Northeastern University
Inorganic, Analytical and General Chemistry

Our research has two areas of focus: Synthesis and characterization of new Ternary Transition Metal (bimetallic) Nitrides that May Have Potential Interest for the Technological Community

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Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics
Science Hall 336D

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Physical and General Chemistry, Chemical Education

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Associate Professor of Chemistry, Director of STEM Scholars
Science Hall 336F

Education & Experience

2008 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Michael T. Crimmins)
2008 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow
2007 Department of Education GAANN Teaching Fellow
2002 B.S., Haverford College (Frances R. Blase)

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Assistant Professor II of Chemistry, Director of Project SEED
Science Hall 336A


  • Ph.D. Chemistry (May 2008-­‐May 2013)
    University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
    Welch Fellow. Department of Biochemistry
    Dallas, TX
  • ACS Certified B.A., Chemistry (May 2008)
    Illinois Wesleyan University
    Bloomington, IL

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics
    Rider University. Beginning Sept. 2015
    Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
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Assistant Professor I
Science Hall 338A
George Ritchie, Jr.
Professor of Physics
Science Hall 339D

My current research interests include the design and development of cross-dispersive spectrograph instrumentation for LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy), on which I am collaborating with personnel at Los Alamos National Laboratory and my associates in Tucson, AZ. LIBS is a technique for remotely obtaining atomic emission spectra from the surface of a sample, usually done by hitting the sample with a few nanosecond pulse of infrared laser light having a total energy of about 0.01-0.1 Joule.

Bryan Spiegelberg
Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Science Hall 336C
Frank Mackiewicz
Operations Manager and Chemical Stockroom
Science Hall 153
William  McCarroll
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Inorganic Solid State Chemistry

John  Sheats
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

Organometallic Polymers- I am interested in the methods of synthesis, chemical and spectroscopic properties, and application of polymers containing metals as an integral part of their structural backbone. In cooperation with Dr. Charles Carraher of Florida Atlantic University and Dr. Charles Pittman of Mississippi State University I have organized five ACS symposia on this topic. I have also co-edited books arising from each symposia.

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Science Hall 337F


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pace University, New York, USA, 2017
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Major in Telecommunication Engineering), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2008
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Major in Security Engineering), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, IIUC, Bangladesh, 2005

Research Interests