Dr. Adrian Villalta-Cerdas

Contact Details

Associate Professor
Email: axv067@shsu.edu
Phone: (936) 294-2556
Office: CFS108
Department of Chemistry, Box 2117
Sam Houston State University 
Huntsville, Texas, 77340
United States

My research group designs chemistry experiences at the intersection of sciences and humanities, emphasizing cultural heritage preservation methodologies, and synthesizing carbon-based nanomaterials for environmental remediation applications. We create engaging, meaningful, and practical learning experiences designed to inspire active student participation and foster a profound understanding of chemical phenomena. As an educator, I believe my primary goal is to help students learn and succeed academically. To achieve this, I strive to create a challenging yet supportive learning environment that encourages students to engage with the course material actively.

Recent Activities

Student Work Exhibition


ACS-GHS Younger Chemist Award - Fall 2020

Chemistry in Pictures: Lab in a box

Received the 2018 grand prize for Chemistry in Pictures for creating this resin art to allow students to safely handle small amounts of chemicals during general chemistry lectures.

 Chemistry in Pictures exhibit - ShanghaiTech University - July 1, 2019- Sept 28, 2019