Reverend Gerald Buonopane, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer and Minister to the Priest Community
Priest Community Office

2nd Office:

Reverend Gerald J. Buonopane, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
McNulty Hall, Room 218
(973) 275-2511

Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark in 2006, Rev. Buonopane's area of specialization is food chemistry.  Prior to seminary and the priesthood, Fr. Buonopane held a number of positions in academia, the federal government (USFDA), and in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Among the courses Fr. Buonopane teaches, and has taught, are a graduate level course in food chemistry, as well as Core curriculum courses, including a Core 3 course, "Science and Theology of Food." His research areas of interest are: Chemical Deterioration of Food Lipids: Oxidative Reactions; Essential Oils as Natural Antioxidants; and Cold Plasma Treatment of Botanicals and Essential Oils.  In addition to this work, Fr. Buonopane was appointed Minister to the Priest Community on June 1, 2020.