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John W. Gilmer


Professor of Chemistry


College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: White Hall 315

Office Phone:



"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire



Professor of Chemistry King University (2013-present)

Associate Professor of Chemistry King College (2006-2013)

  • Professor of classes and laboratories in
    • Chemistry for Health Sciences, Introduction to Chemistry, General Chemistry I & II Analytical Chemistry I & II, Forensic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry I & II
  • Coordinator of Forensic Science Department
  • Research member of Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education (TN-SCORE) Thrust 1 (2010 to present) collaborative research with Mark Dadmun, Chemistry Dept. University of Tennessee
    • Key Presentations—

Poster (10/10) UMBC Symposium on Biology and Chemistry (Oriol Mirallas presenter)

TNScore Poster (8/11) and King College Science Seminar (3/12) (Cherish Bowman, presenter)

Poster (10/12) UMBC Symposium on Biology and Chemistry (Callie Todt presenter)

Oral and Poster Presentations, American Chemical Society National Meeting (3/14)


Ph.D.                     Physical Chemistry                1984                University of Massachusetts

M.S.                      Physical Chemistry                1979                University of Massachusetts

B.S.                       Chemistry                             1978                College of William and Mary

Recent Publications and Presentations

25 US patents. 

23 Conference Papers and Refereed Publications.

Current research

Summer internship at the University of Tennessee

Funding: TN-SCORE project administered by NSF and UT

Focus:  Morphology and Phase Behavior of Organic Photovoltaic Materials by Scattering Techniques

Courses recently taught

CHEM 1010 LAB Introduction to Chemistry Lab
CHEM 1010 LECT Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 1110 LAB General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1110 LECT General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 LAB General Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 1120 LECT General Chemistry II
CHEM 3500 LAB Forensic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 3500 LECT Forensic Chemistry
CHEM 4000 LAB Physical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 4000 LECT Physical Chemistry I
IDST 4500 LECT Interdepartmental Science and Mathematics Seminar