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To schedule a seminar, please contact our Recruiting, Publicity and Development Coordinator Kayla Benson at ( or 865-974-8019).

University of Tennessee Department of Chemistry Seminars 2019-20

  • Prof. Constance Bailey – Organic Chemistry – “Chemical Transformations from Engineered Polyketide Synthases”
  • Prof. Christopher A. Baker – Analytical Chemistry –     “Microfluidics and Nanoscale biosensors: small tools for large biological insights”
  • Prof. Craig Barnes – Inorganic Chemistry –  “Nanostructured Catalysts: Where Materials Science meets Catalysis”
  • Prof. Michael Best – Organic Chemistry – “Synthetic Analogs of Cell Surface Ligands for the Study of Disease-Related Biological Processes”
  • Prof. John Brantley – Organic Chemistry – “Functional Materials from Reactive Intermediates”
  • Prof. Tessa Calhoun – Analytical Chemistry – “Nonlinear Phenomena at the Edge”
  • Prof. Mark Dadmun – Polymer Chemistry –  “New Materials to Expand the Opportunities for 3D Printing
  • Prof. Ampofo Darko – Organic Chemistry – “Principles of Strain in Synthesis and Catalysis”
  • Prof. Charles Feigerle – Physical & Materials Chemistry – “Chemical Vapor Deposition for Materials Synthesis and Film Growth”        
  • Prof. R.J. Hinde – Physical Chemistry – “Keeping Cool Under Pressure:  Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations of Compressed Solid Hydrogen and Helium at T = 0 K”
  • Prof. Fred Heberle –Physical Chemistry –”A raft on stormy seas: Using physical chemistry to unlock the mysteries of cell membranes”
  • Prof. David Jenkins – Inorganic Chemistry – “Macrocyclic Tetracarbene Ligands for Oxidation Catalysis”
  • Prof. Mike Kilbey – Polymer Chemistry – “Polyelectrolyte Brushes:  All Charged Up with Nowhere to Go”
  • Prof. John Larese – Physical Chemistry –“Chemical Studies in Flatland; Probing the Interaction of Molecules on Surfaces”
  • Prof. Brian Long – Polymer Chemistry – “Development of Highly Efficient CO2 Separation Membranes for Carbon Capture and Sequestration”
  • Prof. Sharani Roy – Computational Chemistry – “Theoretical and computational models of chemistry at surfaces and interfaces”
  • Prof. Alexei Sokolov – Polymer Chemistry – “Functional Polymeric Materials: from Fundamentals to Applications”
  • Prof. Ziling (Ben) Xue – Inorganic Chemistry – “Chemistry of Transition Metal Complexes.  Reaction Pathways and Chemical Analysis”
  • Prof. Bin Zhao – Polymer Chemistry – 1. “Hairy Nanoparticles: from Synthesis to Behavior and Applications” 2. “Shape-Changing Brush Polymers”