Philip Rodenbough

Lecturer of Scientific Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, BS, University of Washington; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University

Research Areas: global science education

Philip Rodenbough is an interdisciplinary scholar interested in professional, scientific writing and many other aspects of both science and writing. His projects on global chemistry education have won funding from the Materials Research Society Foundation, and his writing and research have appeared in Polity ZA, In On Africa, InChemistry, RightsViews, Metro, Angewandte Chemie, The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Crystal Growth & Design, and the Journal of Chemical Education, among other outlets.

At New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Philip founded and manages the Scientific Writing Program, which helps graduate students and postdocs to compose scientific manuscripts of the highest quality. Philip is passionate about good writing in science, and he occasionally teaches a First Year Writing Seminar with the Writing Program. He is the Editorial Associate for Materialia, an Acta Materialia Inc journal published in partnership with Elsevier.

Philip’s official appointment at NYUAD is as Graduate STEM Lecturer of Writing with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs Office, with an affiliation to the NYUAD Writing Center. Philip was previously a postdoc at NYUAD and The American University in Cairo. He earned his undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington, and his PhD in materials chemistry from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Philip was a US Fulbright Scholar in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Côte d’Ivoire in 2018/2019, and he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea and in Burkina Faso many years prior.

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