School of Science and Engineering
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Department of Chemistry
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Brief Biography

Philip P. Rodenbough is a postdoctoral teaching fellow for the core curriculum at The American University in Cairo. He is affiliated with the Department of Chemistry in the School of Sciences and Engineering.

Philip is originally from Seattle, Washington, in the United States of America. He earned his BS in Chemistry and BA in Biochemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2008, and stayed there as an enzymology research scientist assistant. He then joined the US Peace Corps and served as a public high school chemistry teacher in rural West Africa for two years. Afterwards, he enrolled at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he earned his PhD in Materials Chemistry in 2016. His doctoral work explored how oxide nanoparticles respond structurally to changes in temperature and pressure. He spent a year as a postdoctoral associate at New York University Abu Dhabi, where he worked on photocrystallography, before joining The American University in Cairo in 2017. He is interested in materials chemistry broadly, as well as chemistry education.


PhD, Materials Chemistry, Columbia University in the City of New York, United States
BS/BA, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Washington Seattle, United States


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Courses Taught

SCI1020 Scientific Thinking
CHEM1005 General Chemistry I

Office Hours (Fall 2017): Tuesdays 10:00 am - 11:15 am


Research Interest
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education