Dr. Byron H. Farnum

Education

Assistant Professor - Auburn University (2016-)
PostDoc - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (2016)
Ph. D. - Johns Hopkins University (2012)
B.S. - University of South Carolina (2008)

Office: CB 257 Lab: CB 246
Email: farnum@auburn.edu

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Byron grew up Camden, SC and received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 2008. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in the research group of Jerry Meyer at Johns Hopkins University in 2012. After completing his thesis, he joined the group of Thomas J. Meyer at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill as a postdoctoral associate. In the summer of 2016, he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor to begin his own academic career. Byron's scientific interests lie in the fields of inorganic, physical, and materials chemistry with emphasis in the areas of solar energy conversion, optoelectronics, electron/hole transport in nanostructured materials, and photoinduced electron transfer. Outside of the research lab, Byron enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathryn, and miniature schnauzer, Sedona.