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Charles FeigerleWelcome to the Department of Chemistry’s web page. We hope that you will find it helpful in learning about our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as about our students, faculty and staff. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the flagship educational institution in the State and the Department of Chemistry is its oldest PhD granting department. The department currently has approximately thirty faculty representing all the traditional sub-disciplines (Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical) as well as strengths in several new and exciting interdisciplinary areas of research such as polymer and materials chemistry, chemical physics, bioorganic chemistry and neutron science. We invite you to use the various links to our home page to learn more about the unique opportunities for students in both our graduate and undergraduate research programs. The department also enjoys a strong collaborative research relationship with the scientific community at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Please take a moment to look at some of the ongoing projects between faculty in the department and scientists at ORNL.

We hope this web site will provide you with the information about the department that you are looking for. If not, please let us know by sending us a short note at We will get back to you in short order with the information that you request.

If you’re passing through Knoxville in the near future and interested in our graduate program please let us know at the email address above and we’ll to arrange a visit schedule with faculty whose research interests you might be interested in as well as a tour of the department.

Good luck and hope to see you at UT soon.

Charles Feigerle
Professor and Department Head