Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminars
Unless noted otherwise, All Friday Seminars will begin at 3:10 pm and take place in the Byker Auditorium-Chemistry Biochemistry Building.
Thursday, January 11
Philip (Tino) Woodburn a 4th year graduate student in the Materials Science Ph.D Program will present "Fresh Powder: Effects of Fabrication Processes of Rare Earth Doped Powders for Photonic Applications." Tino works in the laboratory of Professor Rufus Cone (Physics). Byker Auditorium at 3:00 pm.
Friday, January 12
Fourth year graduate student Luke Berry (Prof. Brian Bothner's lab) will be presenting his research in a seminar titled "Go Team BETCy! Using Mass Spectrometry based techniques to study a unique mechanism of energy conservation". Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm.
Friday, January 19
CBB facilities Open House with Professors Bothner, Copie, and Lawrence Byker Auditorium at 4:10 pm
Thursday, January 25
Dr. Craig Williams (School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia) will present "Aspects of Natural Products, Caged Hydrocarbon Bioisosteres, and Synthetic Methodology." Byker Auditorium at 12 pm. Dr. Williams is the guest of Professor Matt Cook.
Friday, January 26
Dr. Levi Stanley (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University) will present “Catalytic Alkene Hydroacylation and Carboacylation: From Reaction Development to Asymmetric Catalysis” in the Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm. Dr. Stanley is the guest of Professor Matt Cook.
Wednesday, February 7
Ms. Katie Link, a 4th year graduate student working in the lab of Professor Rob Walker will present "Cooperative Adsorption in Model Sea Spray Aerosols with Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation". 3 pm in the Byker Auditorium.
Friday, February 9
Dr. Jaclyn Henderson from Biogen will present “Adventures in CNS drug discovery: targeting LRRK2 for Parkinson’s Disease”. Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm. Dr. Henderson is the guest of Professor Matt Cook.
Wednesday, February 14
Dr. Russell Cooper will present "Characterization of Spacecraft Materials Damaged in a Simulated GEO Environment " in the Byker Auditorium at 4:00 pm. Dr. Cooper is a research chemist in the Air Force Research Lab at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM. He is the guest of Prof. Tim Minton.
Friday, February 16
Dr. Melanie Sanford (University of Michigan), will present "Challenges and Opportunities for Physical Organic Chemists in Grid Scale Energy Storage" as part of the College of Letters and Science Distinguished Speaker Series. Professor Sanford is the guest of Professor Sharon Neufeldt. 3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium.
Friday, February 23
Dr. Sunshine Silver, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Chemistry, North Park University, Chicago will be our guest speaker for the department's graduate recruiting weekend. The title of her presentation is " “Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum.” Dr. Silver received her Ph.D in Biochemistry from MSU in 2010 with Prof. Joan Broderick.
Friday, March 2
The Materials Science Program and The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host Professor Anne McCoy (Department of Chemistry, University of Washington). The title of her presentation is "CH5+: A molecule that “won’t sit still”. 3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium. Dr. McCoy is the guest of Professor Rob Walker.
Thursday, March 8
Ms. Julie Muretta, a graduate student in the Materials Science program will present a seminar titled "A mechanistic approach to viable aqueous graphene suspensions." Julie works in the lab of Professor Stephen Sofie (Mechanical Enginneering). 3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium.
Friday, March 9
Dr. Pratyush Tiwary (University of Maryland). Prof. Nick Stadie host.
Friday, March 23
Dr. Jeff Blackburn, a senior scientist and group manager of the Materials Physics Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will present "Harvesting Energy with Semiconducting Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes." 3:10 pm in the Byker. Prof. Erik Grumstrup is the host.
Wednesday, March 28
Ms. Vanessa Murray will defend her Ph.D. in Chemistry beginning with a seminar titled “Dynamics of Gas-Surface Interactions on sp2 Carbon Surfaces in Extreme Environments”. 1:00 pm in the Byker Auditorium. Vanessa works in the lab of Professor Tim Minton.
Friday, March 30
Wednesday, April 4
Mr. Brody Bessire will defend his Ph.D in Chemistry beginning with a seminar titled "PYROLYSIS OF THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM MATERIALS: MOLAR YIELDS OF VOLATILE PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM IN SITU MASS SPECTROMETRIC MEASUREMENTS." 1:00 pm in the Byker Auditorium. Brody works in the lab of Professor Tim Minton.
Thursday, April 5
Friday April 6
As part of the Callis Regents Professorship and 80th birthday celebration weekend, Professor Callis will present an overview of his distinguished career. 4:10 pm in Gaines Hall 101
Friday, April 13
Dr. Regan Thomson (Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University) will present “Natural Products - From the Seas to the Skies." 3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium. Professor Matt Cook is the host.
Friday, April 20
Shelley Lusetti NM State- Bothner
Thursday, April 26
Mr. Mohammed Refai will present his 4th year graduate student seminar. 3:10 pm in the Byker Auditorium. Mohammed works in the lab of Professor Brian Bothner.
Friday, April 27
Michael Jung from UCLA is the Grieco Distinguisehd Lecturer and will present (title to follow). He is the guest of Prof. Tom Livinghouse.
Friday, May 4
Dr. Tom Meeks (Texas A&M) (DuBois)
Friday, May 25
Dr. Bruce Gibb -Tulane University Prof. Mary Cloninger host.
Tuesday, May 29
Ms. Grace Purnell will present her research in a graduate student seminar titled "Studies of Surface Accumulation of Organic Molecules with Second Harmonic Generation and Time-Resolved Fluorescence." 3 pm in the Byker Auditorium. Grace works in the laboratory of Professor Rob Walker.
Friday, Sept 14
Dr. Tom Autrey, Staff Scientist at PNNL will present (title to follow). Byker Auditorium at 3:10 pm. Prof. Nick Stadie is the host.