Andy Tennyson

Clemson University

AGT received his B.S. with Honors and M.S. in 2003 from U Chicago working on low-coordinate nickel complexes for Greg Hillhouse. Under the mentorship of Steve Lippard at MIT, AGT received his Ph.D. in 2008 for his research in the fluorescent detection and inorganic redox reactions of reactive nitrogen species. From 2008-2010, he studied the electrochemical properties of NHC-supported complexes as a postdoctoral fellow at UT Austin. AGT began his independent career at Clemson in 2010, and was tenured/promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. In 2020, he began his NRC Senior Research Fellowship at the US Air Force Academy.

The Tennyson's Laboratory conducts research into the use of redox reactions to convert pollutants, waste products, and low-value byproducts into high-value chemicals and materials. A major goal of these efforts is to create building materials that can be thermally recycled and reused, in addition to having a negative carbon footprint.