Dr. Adam Siegfried has been appointed to the faculty of Spartanburg Methodist College as Professor of Chemistry. Siegfried, who completed his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Clemson University in May, has been employed at SMC as an interim professor of chemistry since August 2015.
Siegfried previously served as Adjunct Instructor at Anderson University and Tri-County Technical College. In addition to bringing extensive teaching experience to the position, he has a strong interest and background in supervising undergraduate research. From 2008 to 2010, he trained undergraduates in crystal growth and design as part of the Clemson University Summer Undergraduate Research Program. This summer, he supervised two SMC students in the design and growth of a new iodine crystal which could eventually lead to improved solar cell performance. Their research will be published next spring and was funded by a grant from Furman University’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.
Siegfried received a Master of Science degree in inorganic chemistry from Clemson University in 2008. He received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Coker College in 2002.