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Chemistry Faculty

David Heroux, PhD

Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Kansas State University
B.A. Chemistry, Manhattanville College

Areas of Expertise:

Nanotechnology, inorganic and environmental chemistry, chemical magic

Courses I Teach:

  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
Nanostructured materials for upgrading biomaterials into transportation fuels. Synthesis of water stable solid base catalysts.


  • American Chemical Society
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemical Honor Society)
  • Alpha Chi Sigma Council on Undergraduate Research


  • Leadership Development Award
  • Younger Chemist Committee, ACS
  • 2004 Phi Lambda Upsilon Graduate Research Award, Kansas State University
  • 2004 Graduate Research Award, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
  • 2003 Wyvern Pin (blue), Alpha Chi Sigma
  • 2002 Highest recognition for outreach activities
  • 1990 CRC Chemistry Award, Manhattanville College

David S. Heroux, associate professor of chemistry, was invited to participate in the VIPEr: Heterogeneous Catalysis at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry workshop held June 28 – July 3, 2015 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  The National Science Foundation supported workshop was organized by the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists.  Participants worked collaboratively to develop new teaching materials that provide modern catalytic examples to teach inorganic chemistry concepts. Also, David was appointed to the 2017 General Chemistry Paired Question Examination Committee of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education’s Examinations Institute.
(posted September 2015) 

David Heroux, associate professor of chemistry, in January he was elected “Chair Elect” of the Green Mountain Section of the American Chemical Society for 2015. The Chair Elect serves as program chair and as a member of the executive committee and automatically becomes Chair the following year. David also organized and chaired a symposium on “Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education and Research” at the Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver, CO.  As part of the symposium he presented a talk entitled “Nanoscale and Mesoscale Materials Synthesis Experiments for an Upper Level Laboratory.” And, he recently took part in the American Chemical Society's Leadership Institute in Dallas, TX, where he attended the Extraordinary Leaders workshop.
(posted April 2015)

David Heroux, associate professor of chemistry, and Christina Chant, assistant professor of chemistry, co-presented a talk entitled "Perspectives on Assessing Math Readiness for General Chemistry at Three Institutions" at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education held August 3-7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
(posted August 2014)

David Heroux, associate professor of chemistry, is co-author with 12 other researchers on a paper, “Real-time monitoring of the deactivation of HZSM-5 during upgrading of pine pyrolysis vapors,” published in the March issue of the journal Green Chemistry (2014,16, 1444-1461). David also presented an invited research talk at SUNY Binghamton on February 28, titled, "Production of biofuels from biomass via upgrading pyrolysis oils and vapors over nanostructured metal oxides.” And he presented a chemical magic show on campus with students from the Saint Michael’s American Chemical Society student affiliates chapter to kids in the DREAM program. (March 2014)

Co-author on paper accepted to the journal Green Chemistry. "Real-time monitoring of the deactivation of HZSM-5 during upgrading of pine pyrolysis vapors" Selected to American Chemical Society's 2015 General Chemistry Conceptual Exam writing committee. Organized a Symposium "Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education" for the 2014 ACS National Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

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