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Stuart Gentry
Stuart Gentry, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Stuart Gentry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He joined La Salle University in 2006 after spending 19 years in the chemical industry with Rohm and Haas Company.  Dr. Gentry earned a B.A. degree from Colorado College. He has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry and an M.S. degree in Physics, all from the University of Michigan. In 2009 he completed the J.D. program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Dr. Gentry is a physical chemist by training. His research interests lie in the area of nanotechnology.  More specifically he is interested in the kinetic and thermodynamic properties that exist at the interface between particles and the surrounding colloidal continuous medium. An example of such studies into interfacial phenomena is understanding the parameters that control the growth and morphology of particles in metallic nanocolloids. A related topic of interest is the competitive binding that can occur as analyte molecules continuously attach to and then leave nanoparticle surfaces.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Colloids and nanotechnology, with a focus on the formation, surface interactions, and stability of metallic nanoparticles suspended in aqueous systems.


  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2009
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1983
  • M.S., Physics, University of Michigan, 1982
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1980
  • B.A., Colorado College, 1978


  • Chem 331:  Thermodyanamics and Chemical Kinetics  (lecture and lab)
  • Chem 332:  Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy   (lecture and lab)
  • Chem 111 and 112:  General Chemistry  (lecture and lab)
  • Physics 105:  General Physics I  (lab)



S.T. Gentry, S.F. Kendra, M.W. Bezpalko, "Ostwalt Ripening in Metallic Nanoparticles, Stochastic Kinetics", J. Phys. Chem, C 2011, 115, 12786.

S.T. Gentry, M.W. Bezpalko, “Surface Plasmon Response for Anisotropic Silver Particles with Dimensions Below the Electrostatic Limit,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 6989.

S.T. Gentry, S.D. Levit, "Stochastic Control: Transition from Differentiated to Undifferentiated Kinetic Growth in Ag Nanoprisms," J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 12007.

S.T. Gentry, S.J. Fredericks, R. Krchnavek, “Controlled Particle Growth of Silver Sols through the Use of Hydroquinone as a Selective Reducing Agent,” Langmuir 2009, 25, 2613.



S.T. Gentry, M.W. Bezpalko, “Particle Reformation in Small Anisotropic Silver Nanocolloids,” ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Wilmington, DE, 2010.