Jennifer Jamison

Dr. Jennifer Jamison

Math-Science Building, Room 213B



Areas of expertise: Nanotechnology, materials chemistry, bioconjugate chemistry. 


Dr. Jennifer Jamison is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. She received her bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University. Studying at Rice University afforded her the opportunity to work with and be mentored by some of the top scientists in the nanotechnology field. Her research, which focused on characterizing solution-phase nanomaterials (gold and cadmium selenide) and the bioconjugation of gold nanoparticles, has been published in high-impact-factor journals and helped her win prestigious doctoral fellowships through the National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF-AGEP) and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Nanobiology Training Program. 


She completed a postdoctoral research assistantship at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, where she focused on synthesizing novel nanocomposites of gold nanoparticles and ultrabithorax-based protein materials.  She has also studied the bioconjugation of silicon carbide nanoparticles as a visiting research assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her current research focuses on the deliberate aggregation of nanoparticles for diverse applications.