The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Chemistry
Chemistry is not a world unto itself. It is woven firmly into the fabric of the rest of the world, and various fields, from literature to archeology, thread their way through the chemist's text.
Michelle Francl-Donnay is a professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and a writer. These days she balances teaching chemistry at all levels with co-directing Bryn Mawr College's first year seminar program -- which has a heavy emphasis on writing.
Her research area is computational chemistry, particularly molecules with unusual structures, including Moebius strip molecules and reaction transition states. The Culture of Chemistry blog began as part of an NSF grant to write materials for teaching physical chemistry that incorporate both modern research and the "culture of chemistry." She was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2009.