Dr. Edward Sambriski


Dr. Edward Sambriski joined Delaware Valley University’s faculty in the Department of Chemistry in 2009. At DelVal, Dr. Sambriski teaches lecture and laboratory courses in general and physical chemistry. As an advocate for learning-by-doing, he uses an active-learning style that elicits student participation and promotes collaborative, task-based activities. To make chemistry more meaningful to students, he draws upon examples from many disciplines to illustrate chemistry’s role as the central science.

Prior to joining DelVal, Dr. Sambriski worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His previous teaching experience includes courses in chemistry, physics and chemical engineering.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sambriski has been involved in interdisciplinary projects. His research interests are in the areas of macromolecular science, molecular self-assembly, statistical mechanics, biotechnology, nanoscale science, and molecular modeling. His research specializes in high-throughput computer modeling and simulations. He holds collaborations with research universities nationally and abroad.


  • Chemistry


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oregon
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Oregon


E. Cañeda-Guzmán, J. A. Moreno-Razo, E. Díaz-Herrera, and E. J. Sambriski. Molecular aspect ratio and anchoring strength effects in a confined Gay–Berne liquid crystal.  Molecular Physics 112, 1149-1159 (2014).

O. Cienega-Cacerez, J. A. Moreno-Razo, E. Díaz-Herrera, and E. J. Sambriski. Phase equilibria, fluid structure, and diffusivity of a discotic liquid crystal.  Soft Matter 10, 3171-3182 (2014).

O. Cienega-Cacerez, C. García-Alcántara, J. A. Moreno-Razo, E. Díaz-Herrera, and E. J. Sambriski. Induced stabilization of columnar phases in binary mixtures of discotic liquid crystals. Soft Matter 12, 1295-1312 (2016).

A. D. González-Martínez, M. A. Chávez-Rojo, E. J. Sambriski, and J. A. Moreno-Razo. Defect-mediated colloidal interactions in a nematic-phase discotic solvent. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 9, 33413-33427 (2019).