Bloomsburg University Professors to Give Talk on X-Ray Diffraction

For Immediate Release

Date: March 4, 2020

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications

Written by: Gabe Miller, Student Intern

Bloomsburg University Professors to Give Talk on X-Ray Diffraction

BLOOMSBURG—Two professors in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s College of Science and Technology will give lecture on the “Applications of X-Ray Diffraction” on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 p.min Hartline Science Center, room 108.

The lecture, by Matthew Polinski, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Adrian Van Rythoven, assistant professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences, will highlight the newly acquired X-ray diffractometers at Bloomsburg University. BU has both single-crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers. Polinski is using the single-crystal XRD to conduct research with radioactive elements that have implications for nuclear waste disposal. Van Rythoven will use the powder XRD to analyze soil and rock samples to identify their constituent minerals for applications in resource exploration.

The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The talk is free and open to the public.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,200 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.