Faculty Bio

Gregory P. Foy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry Program Coordinator


  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1996
  • M. S. Organic Synthesis, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1993
  • B. A. Chemistry, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 1984


  • Chemistry Program Coordinator
  • American Chemical Society Local Section Officer


  • Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Seminar on Issues, Ethics, and Experimental Design
  • Science and Religion

Research Interests

  • Novel Extraction methods for drugs from solid samples.
  • Enhancing the availability of cellulose for use in ethanol production using Supercritical Fluids and modifiers.
  • Addition of functionalized thiols to gold nanoparticles.
  • Characterization of metals in industrial and environmentally significant samples


  • Academic Senate President 2007-2009
  • Chair, Faculty Task Force on Middle States Review 2004-2006
  • Councilor, Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of the American Chemical Society (SEPSACS) 2012
  • Chair, Education Committee of SEPSACS 2000-present
  • Press Representative to the UNFCCC's COP 16, 17, 18

Recent Publications

  • Foy, G. P., and Pacey, G. E. “Metal speciation using supercritical fluid extraction” Talanta, 2003, 61, 849.
  • "Global Hot Topics", Environmental Blog, York Daily Record Online.


  • Consulting with CIAC companies