May 24, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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

Baker, D.C. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Ohio State
Barnes, C.E., PhD – Stanford
Bartmess, J.E., PhD – Northwestern
Best, M.D. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Texas
Dadmun, M.D. (Joint Faculty, Ziegler Professor), PhD – Massachusetts
Dai, S. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Tennessee
Feigerle, C.S., PhD – Colorado
Hinde, R.J. (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs), PhD – Chicago
Kilbey II, S.M. (Ziegler Professor), 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)
Xue, Z. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – California (Los Angeles)
Zhao, B. (Ziegler Professor), PhD – Akron

Associate Professors

Campagna, S.R., PhD – Princeton
Jenkins, D.M., PhD – California Institute of Technology
Vogt, F., PhD – Karlsruhe (Germany)

Assistant Professors
Baker, C.A., PhD – Florida State
Brantley, J.N., PhD – Texas
Calhoun, T.R., PhD – Berkeley
Darko, A.K., PhD – Florida
Long, B.K., PhD – Texas
Roy, S., PhD – Yale
Sharma, B., PhD – Pittsburgh
Vogiatzis, K.D., PhD – Karlsruhe (Germany)





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



  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



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 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 The Department of Chemistry also contributes courses to the IGMCS program curriculum.

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