Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal describing the furthering of chemical education via effective laboratory experiences. Educational laboratory experiences at the high school and undergraduate level provide a critical component of a high quality, practical education in chemistry. Laboratory chemical education is broadly defined as laboratory experiences in all traditional areas of chemistry including– but not limited to– organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry, and computational chemistry. Articles considered for publication include: original educational laboratory experimentation articles, review-type articles (see below), and short letters detailing educational laboratory experiment improvements or safety issues.

Dr. Alice Suroviec

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

Assistant Professor, Berry College, USA

Research Areas

Development of novel biosensors


2000 - 2005Ph.D. in analytical chemistryVirginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1996 - 2000BS in chemistryAllegheny College, Meadville, PA


2007 - presentAssistant Professor of Chemistry, Berry College
2005 - 2007Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Concordia College


Electrochemical Society, 2001-present
Member at Large for PAED, 2010-present
Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2001-present
American Chemical Society, 2000-present

Publications: Journals

[1]  Suroviec, A. H. "Determining Surface Coverage of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Electrodes." Chem. Educator 2012, 17, 83.
[2]  McCaslin, T.; and Harper. A. C. "Improving the Production Process and Durability of Amperometric Biosensors for Detection of Cholesterol Using Gold Microelectrodes." ECS Trans., 2011, 33, 3.
[3]  Harper, A.; Anderson, M.R. "Electrochemical Glucose Sensors—Developments Using Electrostatic Assembly and Carbon Nanotubes for Biosensor Construction." Sensors 2010, 10, 8248.
[4]  Anderson, M.R.; Harper. A. C. "Effect of Ion-Pairing on the Open Circuit Potential of 3 - Mercaptopropionic Acid Modified Gold Electrodes," ECS Trans. 2010, 28, 3.
[5]  Vetter, C.; Qi, X.; Harper, A.C.; Kasisomayajula, S. V.; Gelling, V. J. "A Polypyrrole Composite Pigment for Corrosion Inhibition on Aluminum 2024," Proceedings of International Corrosion Conference, 2008, Las Vegas, NV.
[6]  Qi, X.; Vetter, C.; Harper, A. C.; Gelling, V. J.. "Electrochemical Investigations into Polypyrrole/Aluminum Flake Pigmented Coatings" Progress in Organic Coatings, 2008, 63, 345.
[7]  Vetter, C.; Qi, X.; Harper, A. C.; Gelling, V. J. "Polypyrrole/Aluminum Flake Pigmented Coatings for Corrosion Inhibition," Proceedings of Tri-Services Corrosion Conference, 2007, Denver, CO.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  "Polypyrrole/aluminum flake hybrid pigments for corrosion inhibition of aluminum 2024" C. Vetter, X. Qi, A. C. Harper, S.V. Kasisomayajula, V.J. Gelling. Self – Healing Properties of New Surface Treatments. Fedrizzi, Furbeth, Montemor, Eds.; European Federation of Corrosion Publications 58; Maney Publishing: Leeds, UK, 2011.
[2]  "Polypyrrole/Aluminum Flake Hybrids as Corrosion Inhibitors for Aluminum 2024-T3." C. Vetter, K. Gohmann,* A. C. Harper and V. J. Gelling. Smart Coatings III; J. Baghdachi, T. Provder, Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1050; American Chemical Society; Washington, DC, 2010.