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Graduate Degrees in Chemistry

We offer a long-standing tradition of excellence in chemical research and education, stretching from 1947, when the department granted the University's first Ph.D. degree, to the present. Our faculty members have research interests that both span the traditional areas of chemistry and encompass new interdisciplinary fields such as materials chemistry, chemistry of the life sciences, and environmental chemistry. We offer Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry.

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2015 REU Program Now Accepting Applications

UT Department of Chemistry 2015  Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is now accepting applications. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1st, 2015. For this 10-week program, articipants will receive $5,000 stipend, free housing and parking on campus. The Department offers 9 seminars in all areas of chemistry, 2 site visits (ORNL, Eastman) and many social activities. Most importantly, the participants will have the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor and his/her group on a project that will hopefully lead to either a conference presentation or a publication. 

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Undergraduate Degrees in Chemistry

UT Department of Chemistry offers either a B.S. degree with a major in chemistry or a B.S. in Chemistry degree that is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). There are many opportunities for chemistry majors to participate in undergraduate research projects with faculty. We offer many areas of study: analytical, synthetic, inorganic, physical and materials chemistry. Chemistry majors may also graduate with honors in chemistry.

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Chemistry Glassblowing Shop

With more than thirty-five years of experience in design, repair, and fabrication of scientific glass pieces, Bo Bishop's work is crucial to research and instruction in UT's chemistry department. Bishop is skilled at taking existing glass items and making custom-designed pieces to suit individual requests from the faculty. YouTube Video

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Chemistry Alumni Named 2014 ACS Fellows

Chemistry Alumni Arlene Garrison and James Carver were inducted into 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows during the 248th ACS National Meeting held in San Francisco, CA from August 10 to 14, 2014. Carver (first from right) received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1972. In 2011 he opened his own firm, The Carver Law Firm. Garrison (first from left)  received her Bachelor's degree in college scholars in 1975 and earned her Ph.D. in chemistry in 1981 both from UTK. She is now the Vice President of ORAU. 

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