Jim Barr M.S. Chemistry Office: ANS 109
Lab: ANS 108
Phone: 731-989-6348
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B.S., Chemistry, Freed-Hardeman University, 1999

M.S., Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, 2004

Office Hours

M, W, F Afternoons - After 3:00pm

Please email for appointment.

Class Schedule

CHE321 Organic Chemistry I
MWF: 8:30am - 9:20am (ANS 105)

CHE321L Organic Chemistry I Lab
R: 12:00pm - 2:50pm (ANS 105)

CHE321L Organic Chemistry I Lab
R: 3:00pm - 5:50pm (ANS 105)

CHE421 Quantum Chemistry
TR: 9:00am - 10:20am (ANS 105)

CHE421L Quantum Chemistry Lab
T: 2:00pm - 4:50pm (ANS 105)

About Jim Barr

Chemistry has interested me since my first day of high school chemistry when Mr. Luthy ignited a large jug of methanol vapor that singed the ceiling tile leaving a discolored ring. I took an "advanced" chemistry course the subsequent year and have been immersed in the discipline ever since.

I attended Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) after high school and graduated with a degree in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. My intention was to continue into pharmaceutical research, but I always had this nagging interest in physics and, at the last moment, decided to go on to graduate school to pursue a degree in chemical physics.

I attended the University of Nevada, Reno, (UNR) after graduating from FHU and had the opportunity to take part in several different research projects as well as work with the Department of Energy at Sandia National Laboratory in their Combustion Research Facility. I worked with Dr. Cline at UNR and was fortunate to have great success in our projects involved in chemical dynamics and molecular control. In 2005, after graduation, I decided to return to FHU. Currently, I am finishing my Ph.D. in chemistry through the University of Memphis with research focusing on the spectral properties of nobel metal nanoparticles.

I was greatly blessed while a student at FHU. The faculty were considerate and encouraging, and the Christian atmosphere was nurturing such that I can truly say that I would not be the person I am today without FHU. My desire is to continue to help provide a place of learning that will foster academic excellence as well as spiritual growth and maturity.