2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 22, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry


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http://www.chem.utk.edu

Charles S. Feigerle, Head
Michael D. Best,
Director of Graduate Studies

Professors
Baker, D.C. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Ohio State
Barnes, C.E., PhD – Stanford
Bartmess, J.E., PhD – Northwestern
Bursten, B.E. (Distinguished Professor), PhD – Wisconsin
Compton, R.N. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Tennessee
Dadmun, M.D. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Massachusetts
Dai, S. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Tennessee
Feigerle, C.S., PhD – Colorado
Guiochon, G.A. (Distinguished Scientist, Science Alliance Center of Excellence), PhD – Paris (France)
Hinde, R.J. (Associate Dean), PhD – Chicago
Kabalka G.W. (Robert H. Cole Professor, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor), PhD – Purdue
Kilbey II, S.M. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Minnesota
Kovac, J.D., PhD – Yale
Larese, J.Z., PhD – Wesleyan
Mays, J.W. (Distinguished Scientist, Science Alliance Center of Excellence), PhD – Akron
Musfeldt, J.L. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Florida
Schweitzer, G.K. (Alumni Distinguished Service Professor), PhD – Illinois
Sepaniak, M.J. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Iowa State
Sokolov, A.P. (Governor's Chair, Science Alliance Center for Excellence), PhD – Novosibirsk (Russia)
Williams, T.F. (Alumni Distinguished Service Professor), PhD – London (UK)
Xue, Z. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – California (Los Angeles)
Zhao, B. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Akron

Associate Professors
Best, M.D. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Texas
Campagna, S.R. (ARCO Professor), PhD – Princeton
Jenkins, D.M., PhD – California Institute of Technology
Vogt, F., PhD – Karlsruhe (Germany)

Assistant Professors
Calhoun, T.R., PhD – Berkeley
Darko, A.K., PhD – Florida
Long, B.K., PhD – Texas
Roy, S., PhD – Yale

MAJOR

DEGREES

Chemistry

MS

     Analytical Chemistry concentration  
  Environmental Chemistry concentration  
  Inorganic Chemistry concentration  
  Organic Chemistry concentration  
  Physical Chemistry concentration  
  Polymer Chemistry concentration  

Chemistry

PhD

  Analytical Chemistry concentration  
  Chemical Physics concentration (with Physics Department)  
  Environmental Chemistry concentration  
  Inorganic Chemistry concentration  
  Organic Chemistry concentration  
  Physical Chemistry concentration  
  Polymer Chemistry concentration  
  Theoretical Chemistry concentration  

Graduate Certificate Program

 
  Radiochemistry  

 

The faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seek to prepare their students to join the international ranks of professional chemists in fundamental areas of chemistry as well as cross-disciplinary sciences in which chemical expertise plays a critical role in the development of new knowledge and technologies. Students planning to major in chemistry for the master's or doctoral degree will ordinarily have attained a satisfactory record in the traditional areas of chemistry. The department, however, recognizes that modern chemistry transcends traditional disciplinary divisions. Therefore, it encourages students with undergraduate majors in chemical engineering, the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, computer science, or other fields to apply for admission to our program.

Admission

Admission to the graduate program is decided on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration an applicant's undergraduate record (traditionally including courses in general, analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry), performance on the general Graduate Record Examination (required), and supporting information such as references from previous faculty and research mentors, co-authorship of research presentations or papers, and awards. Recommendation for a student's initial course of study in graduate school is based on the desired specialization, previous training and experience, and performance on departmental diagnostic exams administered following arrival in the department.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science (IGMCS)

The Department of Chemistry participates in the interdisciplinary graduate minor in computational science (IGMCS) program. Any student pursuing a master's or PhD with a major in chemistry can receive a minor in computational science by completing the appropriate IGMCS requirements. For additional information, see the description of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science  listed under Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or visit the IGMCS website at http://igmcs.utk.edu/. The Department of Chemistry also contributes courses to the IGMCS program curriculum.

Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability Science

The Department of Chemistry is one of several departments participating in the Sustainable Technology through Advanced Interdisciplinary Research (STAIR) Program. Any student pursuing a master's or PhD with a major in chemistry can receive a Certificate in Sustainability Science by completing the appropriate STAIR Program certificate requirements. For further information, see the description of the certificate requirements listed under the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering catalog.

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