About this Blog

I started this blog in 2007 while in undergrad, as a means of improving my scientific writing skills and reviewing a book or two now and then (not always chemistry related). Since then, I’ve been through graduate school—specializing in the intersection of organic chemistry and educational technology—and gone on to a teaching faculty position at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Basically, there are very few good chemical education blogs out there, so I hope to fill that niche as best I can. My teaching life is filled with enough anecdotes to fill countless volumes, so I hope my little corner of the universe is useful to anyone out there interested in the teaching or practice of chemistry.

For more of my writings and other projects, check out http://www.metallacycle.com.



  1. Hi, I’m a student in the education program at the University of Maine in Farmington. I want to use your picture of the British flag for my Webquest on the American Revolution. A webquest is an activity students will perform using the internet to gather information. I want to use the graphic to add to the webpage to make it more visually appealing. Please let me know if that is fine with you.
    Thank you.


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  3. well, you helped me a lot about “acetonitrile” which I got into while reading an article about photoinitiated bond dissociation. Thanks a lot!


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