Service is an important aspect of academic life, and the range of possible service activities is widespread.  In this section, I list several service and professional activities I was involved as a faculty.


Department Committees at UTC

BA Chemistry Committee (2012-2013)

Technology Committee (2012-2018)

Physical Chemistry Search Committee (2013-2014)

CHEM 1120 Recertification Committee - chair (2015-2016)

Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee (2015-2019)

Grote Scholarship Committee (2016-2019) 

General Chemistry Textbook Committee (2016-2017)


University Committees at UTC

Grade Appeal Comittee (2013-2014)

Budget and Economic Status Committee (2015-2016)

Budget and Economic Status Committee (2017-2018)

Learning Environment Committee (2018-2019)


Professional Activities

Reviewer for research publications submitted to:

  • Advances in Physical Chemistry
  • Central European Journal of Chemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
  • Journal of Coordination Chemistry
  • Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
  • Molecular Catalysis
  • Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements
  • Theoretical Chemistry Accounts

Reviewer for grant proposals submitted to:

  • Petroleum Research Fund - American Chemical Society
  • National Science Foundation
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award - Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Reviewer for a book chapter in Kinetics and Dynamics From Nano- to Bio-Scale, Springer, 2010

Reviewer for Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (2nd edition) textbook by Tro

Reviewer for Chemistry: Atoms First (2nd edition) textbook by Burdge and Overby

Reviewer for PSRA proposals, UTC (2016)

Creator and reviewer of GRE Chemistry questions (2015-2018)


Outreach Activities

Participant in Chemistry/Science outreach activities in Cookevile, TN (2003-2010)

Grader for Science poster competition, Cookeville area (2004-2008)

Grader for Chemistry Olympiad, Cookeville, TN (2006-2010)

Participant in Chemistry Club Alzheimer’s Walk (2012)

Participant in Chemistry/Science hands-on experiments for 5th graders at Brown Academy, Chattanooga (2012)

Organizer and participant National Chemistry Week activities at Chattanooga Discovery Museum (2012-2016)

Judge for a Math Poster competition, UTC (2014)

Participant in the Battle Banzai Festival at Battle Academy, Chattanooga (2015-2017)



Active member of American Chemical Society (1996-2018)

UTC Chemistry Department webmaster (2013-2016)

Served in Departmental/Honors Thesis Committees for UTC Chemistry students (Hendrik Greve, Michelle Smith, Patrick Carey, Jay Nguyen, and Neethu Kurien)

Served in M.S. and Ph.D. Committees for numerous Tennessee Tech graduate students

Hosted outside seminar speakers (almost) every year

Attended/participated numerous meetings on various University issues

Participated in UTC Commencement Ceremonies (2015-2018)