GWU Alum to Give Distinguished Chemistry Lecture

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Dr. David Podgorski (’07) to Speak on Sept. 6

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — A research scientist from Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—and a Gardner-Webb alumnus—will give a distinguished chemistry presentation at Gardner-Webb on Friday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. in Withrow Hall, room 206.  The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. David Podgorski, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Gardner-Webb in 2007, completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at Florida State University (FSU) in 2012 and is currently a visiting scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at FSU. Podgorski will speak to attendees about his latest research in Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (ICR-MS) and how Gardner-Webb prepared him for graduate work.  The lab where Podgorski works is a collaborative effort between FSU, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory.

Podgorski has published several scientific articles, and his research has taken him as far as St. Petersburg, Russia.  The lecture is part of the Gardner-Webb University Applications of Chemistry seminar series, coordinated by the GWU Department of Natural Sciences.

For information on the Applications of Chemistry series, contact Dr. Benjamin Brooks at 704-406-4387 or email

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