Dr. Matthew Tarr

University Research Professor


More Information About Dr. Tarr's Research

Contact Information

Phone: 504-280-6323


BS, Emory University, summa cum laude
MS, Emory University
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Research, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA

Areas of Research 

Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Materials Chemistry

Research Interests

My research focuses on materials for applications in energy, environment, and health. Areas studied in my research group include: free radical initiated pollutant transformations, photochemical and photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, free radical oxidation of biomolecules, nanomaterials for solar energy conversion (photovoltaics), and nanomaterial-based drug delivery and detection of biomarkers. In addition, I am extensively involved in programs that provide early research opportunities for high school students and undergraduates as well as high school teachers.

Courses Taught 

  • CHEM 1000: Freshmen Seminar for Chemistry Majors
  • CHEM 2000: Sophomore Seminar for Chemistry Majors
  • CHEM 1017: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1018: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2117: Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 2025: Quantitative Analysis Lab
  • CHEM 4110: Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 6112: Physical Methods in Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 6115: Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry