Nancy M. Santagata

Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Nancy M. Santagata obtained her BS in Chemistry in 2001 from Monmouth University (NJ), MS in Chemistry in 2003 from the University of California, San Diego, and PhD in Chemistry 2009 from North Carolina State University. She then joined Prof. Jay Gupta’s research group in the Department of Physics at The Ohio State University as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Her research interests lie in surface chemistry and physics as studied with low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy.

Her current positions at Ohio State include Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Physics. Dr. Santagata also co-advises both the Chemistry Club and the Jump Rope Club and serves as a STEP (Second Year Transformation Experience Program - faculty mentor. She actively engages in outreach, including the GRASP (, ASPIRE (, and YWSI ( summer camps for young women hosted by both the Department of Physics and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. She also helps maintain the A Day in the Life blog (, which aims to give young people, especially females, a sense of what it is like to live a life in physics.

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