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School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Scott Kirkby

Scott  Kirkby, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
423-439-8638 /
Burgin-Dossett Hall Room 309-D




  • 1996, Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), University of Toronto
  • 1989, Hon. B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Western Ontario


  • Computational quantum chemistry
  • Radical reactions and spin traps
  • Transition metal complexes
  • Raman and Infrared spectroscopy


  • 2018 - Present, Associate Dean ETSU School of Graduate Studies
  • 2017 - Present, Professor, Department of Chemistry, ETSU
  • 2016 - 2018, Assistant Dean, ETSU School of Graduate Studies
  • 2016, Assistant Chair, Department of Chemistry, ETSU
  • 2009 - 2017: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, ETSU
  • 2012 - 2016: Graduate Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, ETSU
  • 2003 - 2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, ETSU
  • 1998 - 2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, and Research Investigator, Materials Research Center, University of Missouri-Rolla 


  1. Saylor, Ben; Kirkby, Scott J. Quantum Chemistry Calculations of Dimethyl-Cyclobutadiene. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 2009, 8, 27-31.
  2. Gilliam, Sean J.; Kirkby, Scott J.; Jensen, James, O.; Zeroka, Daniel; Banerjee, Ajit; Merrow, Clifton N. Raman Spectroscopy of Rhombohedral P4O10, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2003, 107, 2892-2896.
  3. Kirkby, Scott J.; Frei, Heinz. Highly Selective Photochemical and Thermal Chlorination of Benzene by Cl2 in NaZSM-5. Journal of Physical Chemistry B  1998, 102, 7106-7111.
  4. Bedard, Robert L.; Bowes, Carol L.; Coombs, Neil; Holmes, Andrew J; Jiang, Tong; Kirkby, Scott J.; Macdonald, Peter M.; Malek, Andrzej M.; Ozin, Geoffrey A.; Petrov, Srebri; Plavac, Nick; Ramik, Robert A.; Steele, Mark R.; Young, David. Cloverite: Exploring the 30Å Supercage for Advanced Materials Applications. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1993, 115, 2300-2313.
  5. Mack, John; Kirkby, Scott; Ough, Edward A.; Stillman, Martin J. Ground-State and Optical Spectrum of Metallophthalocyanine Radical Anions from Low-Temperature Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy. Inorganic Chemistry  1992, 31, 1717-1719.


  • 2016 Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society Distinguished Member Award
  • 2011 ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award
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