Sigma Phi Epsilon at UT Martin announced last week that it has named Dr. Adan Bruner as its newest Faculty Fellow, effective with the start of the Spring 2020 semester.
“I am excited that Dr. Bruner is joining us to fill this vital role,” said Chapter Counselor D. Renard Miles, II (University of Memphis Lambuth, 2015). “He brings a breadth of knowledge, from both inside and outside of the classroom, and I’m confident that he will be an excellent asset to our chapter.”
Dr. Bruner is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UT Martin, joining the institution in August 2019. He is a 2013 graduate of Rose-Hullman Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. While at Rose-Hullman, he was a member of the Kappa Chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity, as well as Omega Chi Epsilon, a chemistry honor society. He earned his Master’s Degree in Chemistry and his doctorate in Theoretical Chemistry from Louisiana State University.
Prior to his work at UT Martin, Dr. Bruner was a postdoctoral research at the University of California, Irvine. He is an author on two published research papers in his field.
- Attosecond Charge Migration with TDDFT: Accurate Dynamics from a Well-Defined Initial State (The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2017 8 (17), 3991-3996)
- Accelerated Broadband Spectra Using Transition Dipole Decomposition and Padé Approximants (Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2016 12 (8), 3741-3750)
In his new role for SigEp, Dr. Bruner will lead the chapter’s efforts to earn SigEp Learning Community accreditation. He will also work closely with the Vice President of Member Development to support a culture of academic success.
Sigma Phi Epsilon describes the Faculty Fellow position as follows:
Faculty fellows are faculty members at a host institution who work with the chapter to play a key role in the member development program. Faculty fellows work with the chapter in a wide range of areas, from providing individuals with academic support to working with the vice president of member development to oversee the Balanced Man Program. Successful faculty fellows show a strong desire and enthusiasm for working with students outside of the classroom, and can provide guidance and mentorship to brothers in a variety of areas. Faculty fellows can include professors from any discipline, department chairs or upper administration.