David Heroux

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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 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.