Sarah Gallant

Sarah Gallant

  • Assistant Professor


Sarah Gallant joined the Norwich faculty in 2017 as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, progressing to a full-time Lecturer in 2019. In 2021, Gallant became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Her graduate studies at Dartmouth College delved into catalytic systems, yielding innovative phosphine ligands with earth-abundant metal catalysts, alongside pioneering a new category of emissive materials from copper-phosphine complexes. In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Karen E. Wetterhahn Graduate Chemistry Fellowship. 

At Norwich University, Gallant is deeply committed to nurturing undergraduate research initiatives, actively securing external funding and collaborating with organizations like the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN). Notable achievements include securing a $25,000 Pilot Award and subsequent Project Award from VBRN for her work on developing a spectrophotometric method to detect uranium in drinking water. 

Gallant's dedication extends beyond the laboratory; she champions young scientists as the coordinator for the Vermont Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fair (VSTEMF) International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), guiding Vermont students towards success on the global stage. Additionally, her involvement with the American Chemical Society (ACS) and leadership roles in inclusive STEM initiatives underscore her commitment to fostering a diverse and equitable scientific community. 


Ph.D. Chemistry, Dartmouth College
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park

Courses Taught

CH 103 General Chemistry I
CH 104 General Chemistry II
CH 214 Communication in Chemistry
CH 438 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


Synthesis and Characterization of 2-(((2,7-Dihydroxynaphthalen-1-yl)methylene)amino)-3′,6′-bis(ethylamino)-2′,7′-dimethylspiro[isoindoline-1,9′-xanthen]-3-one and Colorimetric Detection of Uranium in Water. Rahisa Mohammed, Peace Ogadi, Dennis M. Seth, Jr., Amrutaa Vibho, Sarah K. Gallant, Rory Waterman. Molbank 2023, 2023, M1725. DOI:10.3390/M1725

Statistical Analysis in a Longitudinal Study of the Implementation of POGIL at Norwich University. Julia Koron, Sarah K. Gallant, Page Spiess. J. Chem. Educ. 2023, 100, 3195-3199. DOI:10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00934

Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Alkylation of Secondary Phosphines via Rapid Pyramidal Inversion in P-Stereogenic Cu-Phosphido Intermediates. Sarah K. Gallant, Ryan M. Tipker, David S. Glueck. Organometallics. 2022, 41, 1721-1730. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.2c00218