Tandy Grubbs

Instructor of Chemistry

Morganton

Joined NCSSM in July 2023

Tandy Grubbs joined NCSSM in July 2023 as an Instructor of Chemistry on our Morganton campus. Trained as a physical chemist, his expertise bridges the areas of experimental and computational chemistry and physics. Prior to joining NCSSM, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship within the Molecular Physics Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST and subsequently joined the faculty at Stetson University DeLand, FL where he taught a variety of introductory and advanced chemistry courses. In 2010, he was selected to receive the American Chemical Society ACS Orlando Florida Section Outstanding College Teaching Award. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, his current scholarly interests include computational modeling, neural networks for deep learning, environmental sustainability, laser interferometry, and 3D printing and prototyping. He earned his bachelor’s in chemistry from High Point University, and his doctorate in physical chemistry from Duke University. In his spare time, Tandy enjoys exploring the mountains of NC with his wife Sue, running, and cooking.  

BS, Chemistry, High Point University
PhD, Physical Chemistry, Duke University

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