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Noteworthy Chemistry
(American Chemical Society)

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Zeolite nanocrystals inhibit palm oil oxidation.

New method makes better structure–property predictions.

How hazardous are lead-containing solar cells?

Chemistry Views
(Wiley-VCH & ChemPubSoc Europe)

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New tunable phosphorus-doped conductor

Molybdenum disulfide switches under pressure

Explosives stuck on graphene


TLT April 2015Technology and Engineering

Seeing the Interface: How Realistic is the Picture?

Tribology and Lubrication Technology April 2015 (article begins on p. 36).


EOS February 2015Geophysics

Ocean History From Afar: A look at the sedimentary record in northern Ethiopia tells the story of oceans past, and maybe future. EOS magazine February 2015 (a sample of my substantive editing work).



where PhDs workChemical Careers

Earning a Chemistry Ph.D.: Is It Worth the Effort? inChemistry magazine Feb/Mar 2015


A Matter of Degree: Which Graduate Degree Program is Right for You? inChemistry magazine Nov/Dec 2014

Should You Go to Graduate School? inChemistry magazine Sept/Oct 2014

Analyzing Your Career Chemistry. inChemistry magazine Feb/Mar 2014


College to CareerCollege to Career

Photo by Nancy McGuire

Interesting and unusual careers for college grads with chemistry degrees. My articles on the American Chemical Society's website (links open in a new window).

Careers in Crystallography (inChemistry magazine)
Chemists in the Real World: Brian Toby (interview article: inChemistry magazine)
Chemistry in the Arts
Chemistry in the Military
Chemistry in Social Activism

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What I Do

Print and online feature articles, short synopses, informational and publicity materials, newsletters, and reports.

Special emphasis on physical and materials sciences, engineering, and computational sciences.

My career profile on the ACS website

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