2016 - Seminars
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Friday, September 2
Dr. Tibor Szilvasi, University of Wisconsin - Madison, will be here to present "Photocatalysis with NaCl: Myth or reality?" Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm. Dr. Szilvasi is the guest of Professor Robert Szilagyi.
Abstract: Recently Tong et al have suggested based on their experiments that NaCl
can play crucial role in atmospheric chemistry by photocatalyzing several reaction,
such as degradation of HgCl2 and HgBr2, with the help of sunlight. In my talk I will
show how NaCl, a chemically inert wide gap insulator material, can photocatalyze chemical
transformations which can have significant importance in the design of future photocatalytic
Tong, et al. Environ. Sci. Impacts. 2013, 15, 1883−1888.
Friday, September 9
Dr. Steve Baldelli (University of Houston) - Professor Rob Walker host.
Wednesday, September 14
Graduate Student Melodie Machovina - 4th year seminar - Dr. Jen DuBois lab
Friday September 16
Dr. Blaine Roberts - Professor Ed Dratz host
Friday, September 23
Dr. Robert Usselman, (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, MSU) will present his research in a seminar (title to follow). 3:10 pm Byker Auditorium.
Friday, September 30
Friday, October 7
Dr. Tim Machonkin - Professor Jen DuBois host.
Friday, October 14 -
Dr. Rick Cote - Professor Mary Cloninger host
Friday, October 21
Dr. Chris Elles (Kansas) Professor Erik Grumstrup host.
Friday, November 4
Friday, November 18
Friday, December 2
Dr. Veronica Vaida (CU Boulder) Professor Rob Walker host
Friday, December 9
Friday, February 24
Dr. Xi Chu from the University of Montana, Department of Chemistry.