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
  • Charles Thomas
  • Jay Nguyen
  • Neethu Kurien
  • Kevin Lee

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)