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Natalie Arnett, PhD

About

Dr. Arnett’s doctoral research focused on the synthesis and characterization of poly(arylene ether sulfone) random copolymers as multipurpose membranes for reverse osmosis and fuel cells. Currently, Dr. Arnett’s research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of modified poly(arylene ether sulfone) random copolymers to enhance proton exchange membrane fuel cell performance and novel polyamide-polyetheramide (PAPEA) copolymers that have the ability to improve chlorine degradation during desalination by reverse osmosis applications. Dr. Arnett’s overall research program, which includes undergraduate and graduate trainees, has the overall objective to prepare varieties of  polymers with disulfonated poly(arylene ether sulfone)s (PAESs) with hydrophilic polymers to achieve suitable polymers for use in fuel cells, reverse osmosis for water purification, and for solar cells.

Dr. Arnett’s teaching efforts include General Chemistry I and II and Organic Chemistry Laboratory for undergraduate students and upper level graduate/introductory graduate courses in Polymer Chemistry as well as guiding the Chemistry Colloquium.

Dr Arnett serves as the Director of Graduate Studies in Chemistry at Fisk University and has an Adjunct Appointment in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University as part of her participation in the Fisk-Vanderbitl Master’s to PhD Program.

Publications

Tiffany N. Thompson, Susan Ramos-Hunter, Jasmine Robertson, and  Natalie Y. Arnett, Interfacial synthesis of Bisphenol A Tetrachlorocyclotriphosphazene from Bisphenol A and Hexachlorocyclotriphosphazene, Tetrahedron Letters, Submitted May 2013.

Tiffany N. Thompson, Juan C. Tuberquia, Natalie Y. Arnett, Polymer Preprints 2012, 53(2), 147.

Natalie Y. Arnett; William L. Harrison; Abhishek Roy; Ozma Lane; Anand Badami; Melinda Hill; Frank Cromer; Limin Dong; James E. McGrath, Hydrocarbon and partially fluorinated sulfonated copolymer blends as functional membranes for direct methanol fuel cells. Symposium - American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry 53 (2008) 748-749.

Natalie Y. Arnett;William L. Harrison, Anand S. Badami, Abhishek Roy, Ozzie Lane, Frank Cromer, Limin Dong, and J.E. McGrath. “Hydrocarbon and partially fluorinated sulfonated copolymer blends as functional membranes for fuel cells.” J. Power Sources 172 (2007) 20-29.

Natalie Y. Arnett, William L. Harrison, Limin Dong, and J.E. McGrath. “Hydrocarbon and partially fluorinated sulfonated copolymer blends as functional membranes for fuel cells.” Preprints of Symposia - American Chemical Society, PMSE Divison, American Chemical Society 95, (2006) 136-137.

Natalie Y. Arnett, William L. Harrison, Limin Dong, and J.E. McGrath. “Hydrocarbon and partially fluorinated sulfonated copolymer blends as functional membranes for fuel cells.”   American Chemical Society Symposium preparing, Division of Fuel Chemistry 50(2) (2005) 534-535.

Natalie Arnett

Natalie Arnett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Education 
PhD in Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Contact
Office 213 Talley-Brady
1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville, TN, 37208, USA 

(615) 329-8780