Writing Science/Science Writing

Online 

Blogging at Field of Science as The Culture of Chemistry 

Media
"What Does a Body Good?" radio interview with Bob Garfield at On the Media (APR/NPR)
"A modern twist to that old fashioned chemistry set" radio interview with Todd Bookman for The Pulse (WHYY/NPR)

Essays 
It figures, Nature Chemistry, 9, 501 (2017)
Chemists boldly go, Nature Chemistry, 9, 4-5 (2017) with Michael J. Donnay

A brief history of water, Nature Chemistry8, 897–898 (2016)
Strangers to Fiction, Nature Chemistry8, 637-290 (2016)
Chemistry by degrees, Nature Chemistry, 8, 289-290 (2016)
Through the eyes of a chemist, Nature Chemistry8, 1-2 (2016)

Hunting up the ghosts of elements, UN Year of Light October 2015
The enlightenment of chemistry, Nature Chemistry7, 761-762 (2015)
Clickbait Chemistry, C&E News 10 August 2015
Chemical doublespeak, Nature Chemistry7, 533-534 (2015)
Scents and sensibility, Nature Chemistry, 7, 265-266 (2015)
Are Corporations Putting Feathers in Your Food? Slate Magazine 18 February 2015
A molecule with a ring to it, Nature Chemistry, 7, 6-7 (2015).

Border Crossing, Chemical Heritage Magazine, Fall 2014/Winter 2015
Seeding crystallography, Nature Chemistry, 6, 842-844 (2014).
The write stuff, Nature Chemistry, 6, 555-556 (2014).
Attack of the clones, Nature Chemistry, 6, 267-268 (2014).
Laughing Matter, Nature Chemistry, 6, 1-2 (2014).  



Take a number, Nature Chemistry, 5, 725-726 (2013).  
How to counteract chemophobia, Nature Chemistry, 5, 439-440 (2013).   
Felony Science, Slate, 3 May 2013
Tangible Assets, Nature Chemistry, 5, 147-148 (2013).  
Don't take medical advice from the New York Times Magazine, Slate, 7 Feb 2013
Writing Bug, Chemical Heritage Magazine, Fall 2013/Winter 2013




Naming Names, Nature Chemistry, 4, 956-957 (2012).  
Homemade Chemists, Nature Chemistry, 4, 687-688 (2012). 
Chemical abstractions, Nature Chemistry, 4, 427-428 (2012). 
Zen and the art of molecules, Nature Chemistry, 4, 142-144 (2012). 

A quantum of history, Nature Chemistry, 3, 902-903 (2011). 
Spellbound by books, Nature Chemistry, 3, 651-652 (2011). 
Sex and the citadel of scienceNature Chemistry, 3, 670-673 (2011). 
Neolexia, Nature Chemistry, 3, 417-418 (2011). 
Blogging on the sidelines, Nature Chemistry, 3, 183-184 (2011). 

Selling science, Nature Chemistry, 2, 999-1000 (2010). 
Urban legends of chemistry, Nature Chemistry, 2, 600-601 (2010). 
Staging science, Nature Chemistry, 2, 338-339 (2010) 
Pressure to Preserve, in Open Laboratory 2009, B. Zivkovic and Scicurious, eds., 2010. 
Men of mystery, Nature Chemistry, 2, 68-70 (2010). 

Back to basics, Nature Chemistry, 1, 681 (2009). 
Mapping the two cultures, Nature Chemistry, 1, 591-592 (2009). 
Stretching topology, Nature Chemistry, 1, 334-335 (2009). 
Table manners, Nature Chemistry, 1, 97-98 (2009). 

Elemental MoThEr. in Parenting and Professing: Balancing Family Work with an Academic Career, ed. Rachel Hile-Basset, Vanderbilt University Press, June 2005. 

Books 
Contributed six entries to Oxford Companion to Sweets, D. Goldstein, ed., Oxford University Press, 2015:  Starch, Colorings, Sugar of Lead, Biochemistry of Sugar, Yeast, Chemical Leaveners

Contributor to ACS Physical Chemistry Examination Study Guide, 2010, ACS Examinations Institute 

A Survival Guide for Physical Chemistry, M.M. Francl, Physics Curriculum & Instruction Press, 2001. 

Other Media 
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (podcast) 
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (video casts and summaries of lectures)