We are a group of chemists at the University of Kentucky who are interested in answering fundamental scientific questions along our way to solving problems relevant to our society and environment. We prepare scientists and educators through laboratory training and professional development.  We synthesize and analyze new organic compounds and polymers for a variety of applications.  Currently a major focus of our research involves extending lifetimes in electronic materials and lithium-ion batteries, including studying the stability and reactivity of aromatic radical cations, including new spectroscopic techniques for predicting stability of redox shuttle additives in battery electrolyte. We’re also working on synthesizing electro-active materials for non-aqueous redox flow batteries. Read more about our projects at the Research Page and see our latest updates at our News page.

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spring 2015 photo


Laboratory: 225 Chemistry-Physics Building, 859-257-9545

Prof. Odom’s office: 207 Chemistry-Physics Building, 859-257-3294, email: susan.odom@uky.edu

Mailing address:
Odom Group
Chemistry-Physics Building Room 225
Lexington, KY 40506-0055
Departmental fax: 859-323-1069

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