Aparna Waghe

Aparna Waghe
Associate Professor of Practice
Phone: (603) 535-3251
Office: Exploration & Discovery, Boyd Science Center Rm 118A, MSC 48, Plymouth, NH 03264


BSc, BEd, University of Bombay, India; MSc, SNDT Women’s University, India; PhD, University of Maine

Dr. Aparna Waghe received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Education in Science and Math from the University of Mumbai, India, and Master of Science in Chemistry from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Maine, Orono. Her graduate research focused on molecular dynamics simulations of water and methanol in carbon nanotubes.

Dr. Waghe joined Plymouth State University in 2006. She teaches General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry sequences. She was the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Lecturer Award.

Selected Publications/Presentations
Waghe, A., Rasaiah, J. C., Hummer, G. “Entropy of single-file water in (6,6) carbon nanotubes”, J Chem Phys. 2012, 137(4), p044709

Waghe, A., Rasaiah, J. C., Hummer, G. “Temperature effects on the thermodynamics of water filling a carbon nanotube” 2006, Gordon Research Conference, Holderness, NH

Waghe, A., Rasaiah, J. C., Hummer, G. “Filling and emptying kinetics of carbon nanotubes in water”, J Chem Phys. 2002, 117(23), p10789

Awards & Recognition

2015 Distinguished Teaching Lecturer Award, Plymouth State University

Finalist, Distinguished Teaching Lecturer Award, Plymouth State University, 2014

Courses Taught

CH 3450 – Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics & Kinetics
CH 3460 – Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy
CH 2335 – General Chemistry I
CH 2340 – General Chemistry II
CH 3380 – Organic Chemistry II
PHDI 2010 – Physical Science for Non-Scientists