Areas of Expertise (9)
Elementary Science Education
Polymers and Plastics
Plastics and the Environment
Marta Guron, PhD, is an assistant teaching professor of Chemistry at Villanova University. Her areas of expertise include plastics, polymers, waste disposal, sustainability and how young people learn science. Dr. Guron's interests lie in addressing how different audiences with different needs get as many transferable skills as possible out of the class they take, and is involved in research on how young children interact with hands-on experiments.
University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D, Inorganic Chemistry 2009
Cornell University: B.A., Chemistry 2004
Select Accomplishments (3)
Kolbe Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication
Change the Equation STEMworks Database Inclusion
Awarded for outstanding curriculum development
Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Nomination
- American Chemical Society (2004-present)
Select Media Appearances (2)
What Can You Do With a Chemistry Degree?
U.S. News & World Report online
"Marta Guron, a member of the chemistry faculty at Villanova University who has a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry, says aspiring chemistry students should know that a degree in the field doesn't automatically lead to a teaching or research career. "The truth is that beyond that, the career paths are far-reaching," Guron wrote."
Municipalities Continue to Struggle with Increasing Waste Streams
American Recycler online
"Dr. Marta Guron, professor of chemistry at Villanova University, also teaches on plastics and sustainability to non-chemistry majors. Dr. Guron studies the lives of plastics from their creation to their (lengthy) demise from a holistic perspective and says the biggest issue facing municipal recycling programs now is the fallout effect of Chinese policies from 2018 which effectively block the U.S.’s ability to offload recyclables for true reuse, and make it a domestic problem that the country does not have the infrastructure for."
Research Grants (4)
Elementary Science Outreach Grant
Search Results Web Result with Site Links American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Development of Laboratory Experiences MiniGrant
Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL)
Course Development Grant
Villanova College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Schoolhouse Science Elementary Outreach Program Grant
Villanova's Office of the President
Select Academic Articles (5)
Incorporating Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment into First-Year Inorganic Chemistry Major LaboratoriesJournal of Chemical Education
Guron, M.; Paul, J.J.; Roeder, M. H.
Issue 93 (4), page 639-644.
Template synthesis of 3D high-temperature silicon-oxycarbide and silicon-carbide ceramic photonic crystals from interference lithographically patterned organosilicatesChemistry of Materials
Xu, Y.; Guron, M.; Zhu, X.; Sneddon, L. G.; Yang, S
Issue 22 (16), page 4660-4668
Ruthenium-catalyzed metathesis reactions of ortho- and meta- dialkenyl-carboranes: Efficient ring-closing and acyclic diene polymerization reactionsInorganic Chemistry
Guron, M.; Wei, X; Sneddon, L. G
Issue 49 (13), page 6139-6147.
Ordered mesoporous boron carbide based materials via precursor nanocastingChemistry of Materials
Borchardt, L.; Kockrick, E.; Wollmann, P.; Guron, M.; Geiger, D.; Sneddon, L. G.; Kaskel, S.
Issue 22 (16), page 4660-4668.
Preceramic polymer blends as precursors for boron-carbide/silicon-carbide composite ceramics and ceramic fibersChemistry of Materials
Guron, M.; Wei, X.; Welna, D.; Krogman, N.; Allcock, H.; Sneddon, L. G.
Issue 21 (8), page 1708-1715