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Skidmore College
Chemistry Department

Maryuri Roca

Maryuri Roca

Teaching Professor of Chemistry

Office: Dana Science Center 224
Phone: 518-580-8124
Fax: 518-580-5139

At Skidmore since 2013


  • B.S. 2000, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Ph.D. 2006, Baylor University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2009, The University of Iowa


The Roca group studies the stability of metal nanoparticles in aqueous solution. In order to understand and improve nanoparticle’s stability, we explore syntheses of nanomaterials with different stabilizing agents and characterize them via molecular spectroscopy and electron microscopy.


CH 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry (lecture and lab)
CH 232 Analytical Methods in Chemistry (lab)
CH 341 Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure and Function (lab)