Dennis W. Smith, Jr.
Professor and Department Head
B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, Missouri State University, 1988
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Florida, 1992
Hand Lab Room 1115CV
Professional interests include science & technology leadership, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and chemistry/materials research. Research interests include synthesis, properties, and integration of market-driven material solutions historically used for energy, optical, communications, surface tailored, renewable, biomedical, and composite applications; including fluoropolymers, bio-based polymers, networks, composites, membranes, waste rubber, and carbon fiber.