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Clifton Watkins

Clifton Watkins



1412 CI


660.562.1188 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2018

Assistant Profressor


  • Ph.D. – University of Alabama
  • Masters – University of Alabama
  • Bachelors- Mississippi Valley State University

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Lab
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Synthesis 

Academic Interests

  • Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Remediation and Restoration

Scholarly Activity

  • Perez-Huerta, A.; Etayo-Cadavid, M.F.; Andrus, C.F.T.; Jeffries, T.E.; Watkins, C.; Street, S.; Sandweiss, D.; El Nino Impact on Mollusk Biomineralization- Implications for Trace Element Proxy Reconstructions and the Paleo-Archeological Record. PLoS One 2013, 8 (2), e54274
  • Gupta, A.; Kim B. C.; Watkins, C. C.; Street, S. C.; Edwards, E.; Brantley, C.; Ruffin, P.; Surface Chemistry of ZnO Nanowires for Nanosensor Applications.  J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med. 2011, 1, 1-4
  • Wang, T.; Gole, J. L.; White, M. G.; Watkins, C.; Street, S. C.; Fang, Z.; Dixon, D. A.; The Surprising Oxidation State of Fumed Silica and the Nature of Water Binding to Silicon Oxides and Hydroxides.  Chem. Phys. Lett. 2011, 501, 159-165

Other Professional Experiences

  • American Chemical Society
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)