Owen Priest, PhD

Owen Priest began his teaching career by teaching high school chemistry and physics.  After earning his Ph.D. in chemistry he started teaching at the college level and for the past decade has taught organic chemistry at Northwestern University while also serving as the director of the undergraduate organic laboratory program. 

His professional interests include natural products chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, and green chemistry.  His personal interests also include evolutionary biology and particle physics.

Content by Owen Priest, PhD

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Part 2 of Owen Priest's interview with Northwestern University Professor Rick Van Duyne about his work using Raman spectroscopy to analyze works of art.

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A followup to the blog entry of 9/10/09.

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Every day I want to learn something new. Today, what I learned was not only new, but also involved very cool science.

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This morning, I was speaking to a friend who works for the Minnesota Department of Public Health.  His job there involves HIV/AIDS testing, awareness, and education programming for the Minneapolis

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At Northwestern University, Owen Priest interviews Professor Rick Van Duyne about his work using Raman spectroscopy to analyze works of art.

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This week my new computer showed up. I was excited to get it set up and start using it right away. There was only one problem.

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Hanging on the wall in my office I still have my very first periodic table. It was given to me in the late seventies by my high school chemistry teacher, Mrs. Clarke.

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I’ve never been a big fan of bottled water.