HPU Hires Knippenberg As Assistant Professor Of Chemistry

Posted on October 26, 2010.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 26, 2010 ? Dr. M. Todd Knippenberg has been hired as assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at High Point University.

In his new role, Knippenberg is responsible for teaching various chemistry courses and assisting chemistry majors with computational chemistry research.

“I’m very excited to be a new member of the growing HPU family,” Knippenberg says. “I look forward to helping the chemistry department grow and flourish during my time here.”

Knippenberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Georgia Southern University and a Doctorate in chemistry from Clemson University. After receiving his degrees, he worked as a postdoctoral research assistant for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. where his research focused on developing computational methods to study friction between sliding objects. Knippenberg is originally from Augusta, Ga.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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