Argonne National Laboratory

John Domyancich

Learning Center Lead

John Domyancich is the Learning Center Lead where he works with middle and high school students and teachers to engage in scientific inquiry that highlights the work and mission of Argonne research. His goal is to inspire the next generation of Argonne scientists and provide teachers with resources and experiences that can help them develop the STEM programs in their schools.

Mr. Domyancich taught high school science for 11 years before joining Argonne in 2015.  During his teaching career, he helped develop STEM curriculum that integrated technology and create student-centered classrooms. He is also active in the National Math and Science Initiative and the College Board.

Domyancich received a M.A. in Secondary Education from Western Illinois University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the American Modeling Teachers Association and the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers.


Domyancich, J. M. (2014). The development of multiple-choice items consistent with the AP chemistry curriculum framework to more accurately assess deeper understanding. Journal of Chemical Education(9), 1347-1351.

Hay, D. N., Adams, J. A., Carpenter, J., DeVries, S. L., Domyancich, J., Dumser, B., ... & Messerle, L. (2004). Facile reduction of early transition metal halides with nonconventional, mild reductants. 6. A new, lower-temperature, solid-state synthesis of the cluster hexamolybdenum dodecachloride Mo 6 Cl 12 from MoCl 5, via chloromolybdic acid,(H3O)2[Mo6(μ3-Cl)8Cl6]·6H2O. Inorganica chimica acta, 357(3), 644-648.