Marie Villarba's Website

Updated: 09/21/14

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  • Marie Villarba's Office Hours
    in SAM 420 for Fall 2014

    Monday: 1:30-3:00pm
    Tuesday: 11:00-11:30am, 1:15-2:15pm
    Thursday: 1:30-3:30pm
    and by appointment



    Phone: (206) 934-4130
    - Messages may be left at this number.

    for FALL 2014
    (Faculty Tutoring)

    To be announced

    Chemistry student tutors are also available Monday-Thursday from 9am-6pm and Friday from
    9am-5pm in the SAM Learning Center (SAM 100)


    • Educational Background

    • Work Experience

      • Taught full-time in the Chemistry Department at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, from August 2001 to May 2007.

      • Taught full-time in the Chemistry Department at Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute (TVI), now Central New Mexico Community College, from August 1995 to December 2000.

      • Co-Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation funded Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement project on "Bringing Systemic Change to Community College Chemistry" (NSF DUE-99-50320). In collaboration with the Molecular Science project PI's at UCLA and CSUF, this project established dedicated computing facilities for several community college's chemistry laboratory programs and developed resources designed to meet the needs of freshman chemistry programs at Southwestern community colleges that are members of the FLASH Consortium (Fullerton College in California, Community College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada, Albuquerque TVI, City College of San Francisco in California, and Montgomery College in Houston, Texas).

      • Co-authored Prentice-Hall's Companion Website for Introductory Chemistry: Chemistry Concepts and Connections, Second Edition, by Charles H. Corwin ( and reviewed textbook.

    • Publications
      • M. Villarba and H. Jónsson, 'Low Temperature Homoepitaxial Growth of Pt(111) in Simulated Vapor Deposition', Phys. Rev. B vol. 49, p. 2208 (1994) [article in PDF format]
      • M. Villarba and H. Jónsson, 'Diffusion Mechanisms Relevant to Metal Crystal Growth: Pt/Pt(111) ', Surface Science, vol. 317, p. 15 (1994). [article in PDF format]
      • M. Villarba and H. Jónsson, `Atomic Exchange Processes in Sputter Deposition of Pt on Pt(111)', Surface Science, vol. 324, p. 35 (1995). [article in PDF format]
      • Magner, J.T.; Chadwick, J.E.; Chickering, J.; Collins, C.; Su, T.; Villarba, M. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 544-547. [abstract, article in PDF format]

    • Personal Interests This Website is maintained by Marie Villarba.
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