Amanda M. Grannas
Associate Vice Provost for Research
and Professor of Chemistry
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4881
amanda.grannas@villanova.edu

Education:

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2002
Thesis advisor: Paul B. Shepson. Thesis Title: Sources and behavior of carbonyl compounds in the Arctic atmosphere and snowpack.

B.S. Chemistry and Math. Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 1998
Research advisor: I. David Reingold. Thesis project: Synthesis of 1,5-methylenesemibullvalene
Junior Year Abroad. Leeds University, Leeds, England. September 1996 – June 1997.

Work Experience:

August 2016 – present: Associate Vice Provost for Research, Villanova University, Villanova PA

August 2016 – present: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova PA

June 2013 – July 2016:  Founding Co-Director, Villanova Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Villanova University, Villanova PA

August 2011 – August 2016: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova PA

January 2005 – August 2011:  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova PA

December 2002 – December 2004:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry and Department of Geological Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, (Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Award, Sept 2003-August 2004)

Teaching Experience:

Villanova University
CHM 9552: Special Topics in Analytical Chem: Environmental Chemistry – Fall 05, 06, 08, 10, 12
CHM 9551: Special Topics in Analytical Chem: Chromatography/Mass Spec – Spring 08
CHM 3511: Instrumental Analysis – Fall 07, 09, 11
CHM 3503: Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab – Fall 15
CHM 3501: Instrumental Analysis Lab – Fall 05, 06, 08, 09, 11, 12
CHM 1512: Quantitative Analysis – Spring 06, 07, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
CHM 1502: Quantitative Analysis Lab – Spring 05, 06, 08, 10, 12
CHM 1104: General Chemistry II Lab – Spring 16
CHM 1001: Professional Development Seminar – Spring 08, 16

Publications: (*corresponding author, Villanova student)

34. Molecular Insights on Dissolved Organic Matter Transformation by Supraglacial Microbial Communities. Antony*, R; Willoughby, AS; Grannas, AM; Catanzano, V; Sleighter, RL; Thamban, M; Hatcher, PG; Nair, S. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(8), 4238-4337, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05780, 2017.

33. Photochemistry of organic pollutants in/on snow and ice. Grannas, AM*. In Pole to Pole: Implications and Consequences of Anthropogenic Pollution in Polar Environments (Ed: Roland Kallenborn), Springer, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-642-12314-6.

32. Partial decay of thiamine (THI) signal transduction pathway underlies the niche properties of C. glabrata. Iosue, CL; Attanasio, N; Shaik, NNeal, E; Peel, M.T.Leone, SG; Cali, B; Grannas, AM; Wykoff, D*. PLoS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152042, 2016.

31. The Effects of Photocatalyst and Solution Co-Contaminants on Photocatalytic Oxidation of 1,3- Dinitrobenzene in Aqueous Semiconductor Oxide Suspensions. Skaf, D; Grannas, AM; Colotti, D; Bowes, E. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Process Technology, 7, doi:10.4172/2157-7048.1000275, 2016.

30.  Photochemical production of singlet oxygen from dissolved organic matter in ice. Fede, A and Grannas, AM*. Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (21), 12808–12815, 2015.

29. Photocatalytic oxidation of dimethyl methylphosphonate in aqueous suspensions of TiO2, Skaf, D*; Grannas AM; Weinstein, R; Greeley, R. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Process Technology, 6(3), doi:10.4172/2157-7048.1000235, 2015.

28. The role of dissolved organic matter in ice photochemistry. Grannas, AM*; Pagano, L; Pierce, B; Fede, A; Bobby, R. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(18), 10725-10733, 2014.

27. Origin and sources of dissolved organic matter in snow on the East Antarctic ice sheet. Antony, R*; Grannas, AM; Willoughby, A; Sleighter, Rl; Thamban, M; Hatcher, P. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(11), 6151-6159, 2014.

26. Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter from a Greenland Ice Core by Nanospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Marsh, J; Boschi, VL; Sleighter, RL; Grannas, AM*; Hatcher, PG. Journal of Glaciology, 59, 225-232, 2013.

25. The Role of the Global Cryosphere in the Fate of Organic Contaminants. Grannas, AM*; Bogdal, C; Hageman, KJ; Halsall, C; Harner, T; Hung, H; Kallenborn, R; Klan, P; Klanova, J; Macdonald, RW; Meyer, T; Wania, F. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 1-35, 2013.

24. Organics in environmental ices: sources, chemistry, and impacts. McNeill, VF*; Grannas, AM; Abbatt, JD; Ammann, M; Ariya, P; Bartels-Rausch, T; Domine, F; Donaldson, DJ; Guzman, MI; Heger, D; Kahan, TF; Klan, P; Masclin, S; Toubin, C; Voisin, D. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 9653-9678, 2012.

23. Carbonaceous species and humic-like substances (HULIS) in Arctic snowpack during OASIS field campaign in Barrow. Voisin, D*; Jaffrezo, J-L; Houdier, S; Barret, M; Cozic, J; King, MD; France, JL; Reay, HJ; Grannas, AM; Kos, G; Ariya, PA; Beine, HJ, Domine, F. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 117, D00R19, doi:10.1029/2011JD016612, 2012.

22. Frost flowers growing in the Arctic Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea ice-Snow interface, part 1: Chemical Composition. Douglas, T*; Domine, F; Barret, M; Anastasio, C; Beine, H; Bottenhem, J; Grannas AM; Houdier, S; Netcheva, S; Rowland, G; Staebler, R; Steffen A. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 117, D00R09, doi:10.1029/2011JD016460, 2012.

21. Role of dissolved organic matter in Arctic surface waters in the photolysis of hexachlorobenzene and lindane. Grannas, AM*; Cory, RM; Miller, PL; Chin, YP; McKnight, DM. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 117, G01003, doi:10.1029/2010JG001518, 2012.

20. Photochemical processing of aldrin and dieldrin in frozen aqueous solutions under Arctic field conditions. Rowland, GA; Bausch, AR; Grannas, AM*. Environmental Pollution, 159, 1076-1084, 2011.

19. A solid-phase chemical actinometer film for measurement of solar UV penetration into snowpack. Rowland, GA and Grannas, AM*. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 66, 75-83, 2011.

18. Chemical processes in snow and ice. Grannas, AM. Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (Springer), invited contribution, 2011.

17. Chemical composition of snow, ice and glaciers. Grannas, AM. Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (Springer), invited contribution, 2011.

16. These Numbers Really Mean Something?: A Role Playing Scenario-Based Approach to the Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. Grannas, AM* and Lagalante, AF. Journal of Chemical Education, 87, 416-418, 2010.

15. Enhanced aqueous photochemical reaction rates after freezing. Grannas, AM*; Bausch, AR; Mahanna, KM. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 111, 11043-11049, 2007.

14. The transformation and mobility of charcoal black carbon in a fire-impacted watershed. Hockaday, WC; Grannas, AM; Kim, S; Hatcher, PG*. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta., 71(14), 3432-3445, 2007.

13. An overview of snow photochemistry: evidence, mechanisms and impacts. Grannas, AM*; Jones, AE; Dibb, J; Ammann, M; Anastasio, C; Beine, H; Bergin, M; Bottenheim, J; Boxe, CS; Carver, G; Crawford, JH; Domine, F; Frey, MM; Guzman, MI; Heard, D; Helmig, D; Hoffmann, MR; Honrath, RE; Huey, LG; Jacobi, H-W; Klan, P; McConnell, J; Sander, R; Savarino, J; Shepson, PB; Simpson, WR; Sodeau, J; von Glasgow, R; Weller, R; Wolff, E; Zhu, T. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 4329-4373, 2007.

12. New revelations on the nature of organic matter in ice cores. Grannas, AM*; Hockaday, WC; Hatcher, PG; Thompson, LG; Mosley-Thompson, E. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D04304, doi:101029/2005JD006251, 2006.

11. Direct molecular evidence for the degradation and mobility of black carbon in soils from ultrahigh-resolution mass spectral analysis of dissolved organic matter from a fire-impacted forest soil. Hockaday, WC; Grannas, AM; Kim, S; Hatcher, PG*. Organic Geochemistry, 37(4), 501-510, 2006.

10. Hydroxyl radical production from irradiated Arctic dissolved organic matter. Grannas, AM*; Martin, CB; Chin, YP; Platz, M. Biogeochemistry, 78(1), 51-66, 2006.

9. The photochemistry and nature of organic matter in Arctic and Antarctic Snow. Grannas, AM; Shepson, PB*; Filley, TR. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18, doi:10.1029/2003GB002133, 2004.

8. A study of photochemical and physical processes affecting carbonyl compounds in the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer. Grannas, AM; Shepson, PB*; Guimbaud, C; Sumner, AL; Albert, M; Simpson, W; Domine, F; Boudries, H; Bottenheim, JW. Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2733-2742, 2002.

7. Snowpack Processing of Acetaldehyde and Acetone in the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Guimbaud, C; Grannas, AM; Shepson, PB*; Boudries, H; Bottenheim, JW; Fuentes, J; Domine, F; Houdier, S; Perrier, S; Biesenthal, T; Splawn, B. Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2743-2752, 2002.

6. Processes and Properties of Snow-Air Transfer with Application to Interstitial Ozone at Alert. Albert, M*; Grannas, AM; Shepson, PB; Bottenheim, JW. Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2779-2788, 2002.

5. Distribution and Trends of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons in the High Arctic derived from measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer and interstitial snow air during the ALERT2000 field campaign. Boudries, H; Bottenheim, JW*; Guimbaud, C; Grannas, AM; Shepson, PB; Houdier, S; Perrier, S; Domine, F. Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2573-2584, 2002.

4. Acetaldehyde and Acetone in the Snowpack Near Alert during Polar Sunrise Experiment 2000. Snowpack composition, incorporation processes and atmospheric impact. Houdier, S; Perrier, S; Domine, F*; Grannas, AM; Guimbaud, C; Shepson, PB; Boudries, H; Bottenheim, JW. Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2609-2618, 2002.

3. Atmospheric Chemistry of Formaldehyde in the Arctic Troposphere at Polar Sunrise and the Influence of the Snowpack. Sumner, AL; Shepson, PB*; Grannas, AM; Bottenheim, JW; Anlauf, K; Worthy, D; Schroeder, WH; Domine, F; Houdier, S. Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2553-2562, 2002.

2. Molecular Halogens before and during Ozone Depletion Events in the Arctic at Polar Sunrise: Concentrations and Sources. Spicer, CW*; Plastridge, RA; Foster, KL; Finlayson-Pitts, BJ; Bottenheim, JW; Grannas, AM; Shepson, PB. Atmospheric Environment, 36, 2721-2732, 2002.

1. [3.3.1]propellane-2,8-dione: Synthesis and Structure. Reingold, ID*; Beckman G; Grannas, AM; Brunette, SR; Williams, BD; Lovell, S; Kahr, BE. Organic Preparations and Procedures International, 30, 235-238, 1998.

Presentations: (student presenters in bold, student coauthors in italics)

49. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. “Formation of brown carbon in snow and ice through SOA-like chemistry.” M. F. Barr, V. Boschi, A. Grannas. April 2017 (Poster)

48. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. “Environmental influences and fate of triclosan in a Southeastern Pennsylvania watershed: Sources in the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek.” G. Waligroski, K. Hanley, A. Grannas, S. Goldsmith. August 2016 (Poster)

47. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. “Investigating the photochemical fate of triclosan as a function of water quality parameters.” M. Petrie, G. Waligroski, A. Grannas. August 2016 (Poster)

46. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. “Natural organic matter in cryosphere-atmosphere interactions: Chemistry and Characterization.” Amanda M. Grannas, Alexis Fede, Brittany Pierce, Lisa Pagano, Vanessa Boschi, Victoria Catanzano. August 2015 (Talk)

45. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. ” Photochemical degradation of a brominated flame retardant (tetrabromobisphenol A) in ice under field and laboratory conditions.” G. Waligroski, A. Grannas. (Poster)

44. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. ” Characterization of organic matter in ice cores from North America, Greenland, and Antarctica using ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry” V. Catanzano, A. Grannas, A. Willoughby, R. Sleighter, P. Hatcher. August 2014 (Poster)

43. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Impacts of natural gas mining on regional methane levels in Pennsylvania.” A. Lembeck-Edens, J. Fuentes, D. Martins, A. Grannas. December 2013 (Poster)

42. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemical degradation of a brominated flame retardant (tetrabromobisphenol A) in ice under field and laboratory conditions.” G. Waligroski, A. Grannas. December 2013 (Poster)

41. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Characterization of organic material in ice core samples from North America, Greenland, and Antarctica using ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry.” V. Catanzano, A. Grannas, R. Sleighter, P. Hatcher. December 2013 (Poster)

40. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Microbial and long-range terrestrial contributions of organic matter to Antarctica.” R. Antony, A. Grannas, A. Priest, R. Sleighter, T. Meloth, P. Hatcher. December 2012 (Poster)

39. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemistry of Tetrabromobisphenol A in Frozen and Liquid Aqueous Solutions.” J. Reich, A. Grannas, E. Dolak. December 2012 (Poster)
Jeremy Reich (sophomore) received an AGU “Outstanding Student Paper” Award for his presentation.

38. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemical Degradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants: A Study of Ice Photochemistry Mediated by Dissolved Organic Matter”. R. Bobby,L. Pagano, A. Grannas. December 2012 (Poster)

37. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Production of Reactive Oxygen Species from Dissolved Organic Matter Photolysis in Ice.” A. Fede, A. Grannas. December 2012 (Poster)

36. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Investigation of Organic Compound Reactivity in Liquid and Frozen Aqueous Systems Using Relative Rate Experiments.” L. Kurek, A. Grannas. December 2012 (Poster)

35. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Methane and its Stable Isotope Signature Across Pennsylvania: Assessing the Potential Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Agriculture.” F. Ramos-Garcés, J. Fuentes, A. Grannas, D. Martins. December 2012 (Poster)

34. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Characterization of VOCs Across Pennsylvania: Assessing Emissions from Rural, Forested, Agricultural and Natural Gas Drilling-Impacted Areas.” A. Grannas, J. Fuentes, F. Ramos-Garcés, D. Wang, D. Martins. December 2012 (Poster)

33. American Society for Mass Spectrometry, National Meeting. “Enhanced sensitivity and molecular-level characterization of dissolved organic matter in ice cores by nano-electrospray ionization ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry.” R. Sleighter, V. Boschi, A. Grannas, P. Hatcher. May 2012 (Poster)

32. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. “Natural Organic Matter as an Important Photosensitizer in Ice.” A. Grannas, B. Pierce, R. Bobby. August, 2011 (Talk)

31. American Society for Mass Spectrometry, National Meeting. “Molecular characterization of dissolved organic matter from Greenland ice cores by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (FTICR-MS).” R. Sleighter, J. Marsh, V. Boschi, A. Grannas, P. Hatcher. June 2011 (Poster)

30. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Getting to the ‘core’ of environmental change: Analytical advances for the analysis and characterization of dissolved organic matter in ice cores using high resolution FTICR-MS.” V. Boschi, A. Grannas, J. Marsh, P. Hatcher, N. Harmuth. December 2010 (Poster)

29. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemical Degradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants: A study of Ice Photochemistry Mediated by Dissolved Organic Matter.” B. Pierce, A. Grannas, December 2010 (Talk)

28. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Partitioning and Transport of Organochlorine Pollutants in the Arctic: From Snowfall to Snowmelt.” G. Rowland, A. Torres, A. M. Grannas, December 2009 (Poster)

27. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemical Transformation of Organochlorine POPs in Frozen Aqueous Systems: Field Studies at Barrow, Alaska.” G. Rowland, A. Bausch, A. Grannas, December 2008 (Poster)

26. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemical Activity of Aldrin and Dieldrin in Liquid and Frozen Aqueous Systems: Field and Laboratory Studies.” A. Bausch, G. Rowland, A. Grannas, December 2008 (Poster)

25. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “The Distribution, Fate, and Transport of Organochlorine Pollutants in the Arctic.” I. Eisele, A. Grannas, December 2008 (Poster)

24. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “A Solid-Phase Chemical Actinometer for Snowpack Solar Irradiation Measurements.” G. Rowland and A. Grannas, December 2007 (Poster)

23. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemical Transformations of Trace Persistent Organic Pollutants in Snow and Ice.” G. Rowland, A. Grannas, A. Sprenkle, A. Bausch, December 2007 (Talk)

22. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “High school students as science researchers: Opportunities and challenges.” W. Smith and A. Grannas, December 2007 (Poster)

21. American Chemical Society, National Meeting. “Behavior of Pollutants in Arctic Sediments.” J. Paul and A. Grannas, August 2007. (Talk)

20. American Geophysical Union, National Meeting. “Photochemical degradation of organic pollutants in snow and ice.” A. Sprenkle and A. Grannas, December 2006. (Poster)

19. American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting. “Degradation of organic pollutants in Arctic sediments” J. Paul, H. Dague, A. Grannas, October 2006. (Poster)

18. American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting. “Photochemical generation of OH radicals in snow and ice.” J. Cebollero, A. Grannas, October 2006. (Poster)

17. American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting. “Photochemistry in the quasi-liquid layer of ice.” A. Bausch, A. Grannas, K. Mahanna, October 2006. (Poster)

16. American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting. “Photochemical degradation of organic pollutants in liquid water and ice.” A. Sprenkle and A.Grannas, October 2006. (Talk)

15. American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting. “Environmental implications of snow and ice photochemistry.” A. Grannas, October 2006. (Talk)

14. American Chemical Society National Meeting. “So these numbers really mean something?: A role-playing, collaborative approach to the instrumental analysis laboratory.” A.M. Grannas, A.F. Lagalante, March 2006. (Talk)

13. American Chemical Society (Philadelphia Section) Graduate/Undergraduate Poster Session. “Probing Photochemistry in the Quasi-Liquid Layer: Laboratory Studies and Implications.” K.M. Mahanna, V.M. Greis, A.M. Grannas, January 2006.
Kendell Mahanna (senior) received a Philadelphia Section Undergraduate Poster Award for her presentation.

12. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. “Photochemical Degradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Snow and Ice.” V.M. Greis, K.M. Mahanna, A.M. Grannas, December 2005. (Poster)

11. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. “Probing Arctic Sediment Constituents for Their Ability to Promote the Degradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants.” H. Dague, A.M. Grannas, D. Scully, P.M. Miller, December, 2005. (Poster)
Heather Dague (sophomore) received an AGU “Outstanding Student Paper” Award for her presentation.

10. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. “Probing Photochemistry in the Quasi-Liquid Layer: Laboratory Studies and Implications.” K.M. Mahanna, V.M. Greis, A.M. Grannas, December, 2005. (Talk)

9. American Chemical Society National Meeting. “Photochemical degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls mediated by dissolved organic matter.” A.M. Grannas, P.L. Miller, Y.P. Chin, August, 2004.

8. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. “Photochemistry of dissolved organic matter in Arctic surface waters.” A.M. Grannas, P.L. Miller, Y.P. Chin, December, 2003.

7. American Chemical Society National Meeting. “Hydroxyl radical production from irradiated Arctic dissolved organic matter.” A.M. Grannas, C.B. Martin, Y.P. Chin, M. Platz, September, 2003.

6. American Chemical Society National Meeting. “Indirect photolysis of persistent organic pollutants by Arctic dissolved organic matter.” A.M. Grannas, Y.P. Chin, P. Miller, September, 2003.

5. American Chemical Society National Meeting. “UV Irradiation and Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter in Arctic and Antarctic Snow.” A.M. Grannas, P.B. Shepson, T.R. Filley, March 2003.

4. American Chemical Society, Regional Meeting – Great Lakes Region. “Laboratory Studies of Carbonyl Compound Production from OH Radical Reaction with Dissolved Organic Matter in Snow.” A.M. Grannas, P.B. Shepson, T.R. Filley. June 2002.

3. American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting. “Laboratory Studies of Carbonyl Compound Production from OH Radical Reaction with Dissolved Organic Matter in Snow.” A.M. Grannas, P.B. Shepson, T.R. Filley, May 2002.

2. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. “A Study of the Interaction of Carbonyl Compounds with the Arctic Snowpack: Implications for the Marine Boundary Layer.” A.M. Grannas, C. Guimbaud, A.L. Sumner, P.B. Shepson, H. Boudries, J.W. Bottenheim, K. Foster, B.J. Finlayson-Pitts, C.W. Spicer, R.A. Plastridge, F. Dominé, S. Houdier, S. Perrier, A. Cabane, L. Legagneux, M. Albert. December 2000.

1. Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop. “A Study of the Interaction of Carbonyl Compounds with the Arctic Snowpack: Implications for the Marine Boundary Layer.” A.M. Grannas, C. Guimbaud, A.L. Sumner, P.B. Shepson, H. Boudries, J.W. Bottenheim, K. Foster, B.J. Finlayson-Pitts, C.W. Spicer, R.A. Plastridge, F. Dominé, S. Houdier, S. Perrier, A. Cabane, L. Legagneux, M. Albert. October 2000.

Invited Talks:

22. American Chemical Society Regional Meeting, Anchorage, AK. “Transformations of Natural and Anthropogenic Organic Materials in Sunlit Snowpack”. June 2016.

21.  University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. “Natural organic matter in cryosphere-atmosphere interactions: Chemistry and Characterization”. Plenary lecture at Environmental Chemistry Colloquium, June 2015.

20. American Chemical Society, Philadelphia Section, Philadelphia, PA. “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow: The Fascinating World of Snow Chemistry.” February 2015.

19. Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. “Environmental Photochemistry: Are we in the Dark?” October 2014.

18. American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. “Photochemistry of natural organic matter in ice.” August 2014.

17. Canadian Society of Chemistry National Conference, Vancouver, B.C. “Natural organic matter as an important photosensitizer in ice.” June 2014.

16. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. “Organic Matter in Snow and Ice: Characterization and Chemistry.” April 2014.

15. Villanova University, Villanova, PA, Reunion University (Alumni Reunion Weekend), “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow: The Fascinating World of Snow Chemistry and Biology.” June 2013.

14. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. “The Role of Natural Organic Material as a Photosensitizer in Snow and Ice.” May 2013.

13. Alvernia University, Reading, PA. “Organic Matter Photochemistry in Snow and Ice.” April 2013.

12. Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, monthly meeting, Villanova University. “Development of ESI-FTICR-MS methods for the analysis of organic materials in ice core samples”. November 2011.

11. Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA. “Pollutants Without Borders: An Outreach Lecture in Environmental Analytical Chemistry.” October 2011.

10. Columbia University, New York, NY. “Organics in Snow and Ice: Recent Findings from Field and Modeling Studies.” Keynote speaker (invited), AICI Workshop. June 2011

9. Widener University, Chester, PA. “Pollutant Cycling in Air, Snow, and Water in Arctic Regions.” October 2010.

8. Environment Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “Partitioning and Transport of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Arctic.” June 2010.

7. Suny-ESF, Syracuse, NY. “Snow and Ice Photochemistry: Implications for Pollutant Cycling in Arctic Regions” October 2009

6. University of Maryland, College Park. “Photochemistry in Snow and Ice” November 2008

5. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. “Anthropogenic Pollution in the Arctic: Assessing the Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Polar Regions.” September 2007

4. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. “Anthropogenic Pollution in the Arctic: Assessing the Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Polar Regions.” September 2007

3. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN. “Anthropogenic Pollution in the Arctic: Assessing the Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Polar Regions.” September 2007

2. Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. “Environmental Photochemistry: Are we in the dark?” April 2006

1. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN. Invited Talk. “Arctic Atmospheric Chemistry: Impacts of Snowpack Photochemistry.” September, 2003

Awards/Recognitions:

ACS (Philadelphia Section) Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2014

Tolle Lege Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University, 2014

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2013

Toyota Tapestry Award for Excellence in Science Education, 2007

NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award, 2006-2011

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Award in Environmental Chemistry, 2003-2004

Jonathan and Ruthanna Amy Travel Award, Purdue University, 2001

G.E. Analytical Chemistry Award, Purdue University, 2000

American Geophysical Union, Outstanding Student Talk, 2000

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, Student Travel Grant, 1997

Funding:

2016:  NOAA/Sea Grant. February 2016. “Evaluating the Sources and Fate of Triclosan in a Watershed Traversing a Rural to Urban Gradient in Southeastern Pennsylvania”. Amount: $72,891, 2 years.  Amanda Grannas (PI) and Steven Goldsmith (co-PI).

2014:   Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL). May 2014. “Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop”. Amount: $7,500, 1 year. Amanda Grannas, James Klingler, Ruth McDermott Levy, William Lorenz, co-PIs.

2013:  Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. August 2013. Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Amount:$60,000. Amanda Grannas, PI.

2012:  Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. August 2012. Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions. Amount: $18,500. Amanda Grannas, PI.

2011:  Villanova University – Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering, Interdisciplinary Research Proposal Development Award. June 2011. “Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Destruction of Dilute Aqueous Chemical Wastes: reactor design issues and byproduct analysis”. Amount: $6,000. Amanda Grannas and Dorothy Skaf (Chemical Engineering), co-PIs.

2008:  National Science Foundation – Antarctic Glaciology Program. September2008. “Molecular level characterization of organic matter in ice cores by high resolution FTICR mass spectrometry”. Amount: $180,000. Amanda Grannas and Patrick Hatcher (Old Dominion University), co-PIs.

2006:  National Science Foundation (Major Research Instrumentation Program). June 2006. “Acquisition of a liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer”. Amount: $329,236. Barry Selinsky, Amanda Grannas, Anthony Lagalante – co-PIs.

2006:  Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL). May 2006. “Addition of a Painting Authentication/Conservation Laboratory to the CHM-3501 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory”. Amount: $6,000. Amanda Grannas, Anthony Lagalante PIs.

2006:  National Science Foundation (CAREER). March 2006 – February 2011. “CAREER: Atmosphere/Snow/Ice Interactions: Photochemistry of Organic Pollutants in Arctic Snow and Ice”. Amount: $630,481. Amanda Grannas, PI.

2005:  Environmental Protection Agency. November 2005 – October 2007. “Pollution Prevention of Pharmaceutically Active Chemicals from University Dormitories and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants”. Amount: $133,750. Anthony Lagalante, Rominder Suri, Amanda Grannas co-PIs

2005:  Villanova University Summer Research Fellowship/Research Support Grant. June 2005-May 2006. “Photochemistry of Organic Pollutants in Snow and Ice: Implications for Contaminant Fate”. Amount: $10,000. Amanda Grannas, PI

Current Advisees (undergraduate in italics, MS students underlined):
Savannah Haas, Opeyemi Famakinwa, Garrett Waligroski, Mary Francis Barr, Abigail Roselli

 

Former Advisees (undergraduate in italics, MS students underlined):
Kendell Mahanna, Virginia Greis, Nicole Simonowicz, Daniel Neary, Justin Yeash, Rebecca Chappel, Heather Dague, Dan Drahus, Joe Mulhurn, Eric Bowes, Alexandra Bausch, Laura Beierschmitt, Kyle Sledge, Melinda Darnell, Shawn Morris, Nicole Harmuth, Erica Dolak, Alyssa Dragone, Sarah Ludwig, Rachel Bobby, Andrew Lembeck-Edens, Fernanda Ramos-Garcés, Zuleika Velazquez Ortiz,Kaila Hanley, Matt Petrie, Gina TalamoAshley Sprenkle, Jessica Paul, Ian Eisele, Julianna Cebollero, Courtney Shedden, Brittany Pierce, Alexis TorresLisa Pagano, Vanessa Boschi, Lauren Kurek, Alexis Fede, Amanda McGettigan, Victoria Catanzano

Postdoctoral Researchers:
Dr. Glenn Rowland (January 2007 – December 2009)

Selected Service/Professional Development Activities:

Member of Board of Directors, Delaware Valley Science Council, 2012-2018 (elected)

Special Session organizer (with Drs. Markus Frey, Jennie Thomas, John Burkhart) for December 2014 American Geophysical Union Meeting, C31, “Physical and Chemical Air-Snow-Ice Interactions: From the Micro to the Global Scale”

Special Session organizer (with Drs. Tara Kahan, Markus Frey, and Jennie Thomas) for December 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting, C021. “Physical and Chemical Air-Snow-Ice Interactions: from the Micro to the Global Scale”
Symposium organizer (with Dr. Kerri Pratt, Purdue University) for September 2011 American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO. ENVR Symposium “Air-Surface Interactions: From Molecular to Global Climate Scales”
Special Session organizer (with Dr. Thomas Douglas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) for December 2008 American Geophysical Union Meeting, Session C21: Snow/Ice Chemistry: Impacts on Atmospheric and Hydrologic Systems
Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group
Chair of awards committee 2006-2007
Chair of awards committee 2012-2013
Reviewer for:
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Environment, Biogeosciences, Chemical Educator, Chemical Engineering Journal, Cold Regions Science and Technology, Environmental Chemistry Letters, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts, EOS, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Chromatographic Science, Journal of Environmental Quality, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Glaciology, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Limnology and Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Science of the Total Environment, Topics in Current Chemistry, Water Research
ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Czech Science Foundation, European Research Council, NASA, National Science Foundation, South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, US Civilian Research and Development Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Energy, Virginia Center on Aging (Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund)

Current Community Outreach Activities:

Delaware Valley Science Council

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Secondary education activities at Bristol Borough High School

Professional Organizations:

Council on Undergraduate Research

American Chemical Society, analytical and environmental division member

American Geophysical Union

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Sigma Xi