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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