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Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

Seminars are typically presented at 3:15 pm in the Science Building, Room 1190. Exceptions denoted in blue below.) If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Charles Chusuei by email.  Come early to chat with the speaker and other attendees.  Refreshments will be served.

Reminders to MS students:  Turn in your abstract pages to the seminar host at the conclusion of each scheduled talk, following the Q&A session. Refer to this link for CHEM 6800 and to help navigate through your degree program. In particular, consult the MS Chemistry Handbook for important requirements to be fulfilled for your degree.

Date Speaker/Presentation Title
Sept 4th, 2015 Dr. Charles Chusuei and Dr. Dwight Patterson
"Welcome new MS Chemistry students!"
Sept 18th, 2015

Dr. Mohammad Al-Masum (Tennessee State University)
“New developments in microwave irradiated organic transformations
of aroylation, nitration, and C-H activation reactions

Oct 2nd, 2015

Mr. Shawtik Das (MS thesis defense)
“Electrochemical Detection of Uric Acid Using a Refluxed Zinc
Oxide Carbon Nanotube Composite”

Oct 14th, 2015

Mr. Kevin Fisher (MS thesis defense)
"Assay Development for the Screening of Antimicrobial Peptoids"
Business and Aerospace Building, Room S274 at 4:15 pm 

Oct 15th, 2015

Prof. Joseph J. Biernacki (Tennessee Tech University)
“Bio-mass Pyrolysis: A Cog in the Changing Energy and Chemical
Business and Aerospace Building, Room S341 at 3:15 pm                                                 

Oct 16th, 2015

Ms. Eman Sharba (MS thesis defense)
"Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering of Meta-substituted Anilines"

Oct 23rd, 2015

Dr. Richard Caprioli (Vanderbilt University)
"Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Molecular Microscopy for Biology
and Medicine"

Oct 26th, 2015


Mr. Sultan Almadhhi (MS thesis defense)
"Determining the Most Effective Peptoid Submonomer Mimic of
Business and Aerospace Building, Room S272 at 12:00 pm

Oct 28th, 2015

Ms. Kavya Kazipeta (MS thesis defense)
"Comparative Studies of Electronic Cigarette Emissions"
Business and Aerospace Building, Room S301 at 9:00 am

Oct 29th, 2015

Ms. Hanan Almuzaini (MS thesis defense)
"Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) as Catalyst and Solvent for 
Knoevenagel Condensation Reactions"
Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building, Room N116 at 2:00 pm

Oct 29th, 2015

Dr. Angela Wilson (University of North Texas in Denton, TX)
College of Basic and Applied Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series
"Action and Reaction: Pathways to Progress"
Science Building, Room 1006 at 7:30 pm

Oct 30th, 2015

Dr. Angela Wilson (University of North Texas in Denton, TX)
College of Basic and Applied Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series
"Energetic and Spectroscopic Properties Across the Periodic Table"

Nov 2nd, 2015

Mr. R. Madison Green (MS thesis defense)
"Methods for Isolation of the Topo II Gene from Gossypium hirsutum"
Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building, Room N252 at 9:00 am

Nov 9th, 2015

Mr. Rajeh Theeb Alotaibi (MS thesis defense)
"Ni-Catalyzed Decarbonylation of Aldehydes"
Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building, Room 121 at 2:00pm

Nov 13th, 2015 Dr. Ronald Rahaim (Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK)
"Development of Organometallic Methods for Applications
in Drug Discovery"
Nov 18th, 2015 Mr. Hussain Alshahrani (MS thesis defense)
"Detection of Dopamine and Hydrogen Peroxide using Silicon
Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building, Room 121 at 3:15 pm
Nov 19th, 2015 Ms. Lencie Plancher (MS thesis defense)
"Kinetic Mechanism Study of the Enzyme Nucleoside Hydrolase
from E. Coli"
Stark Agribusiness and Agriscience Center, Room 207 at 3:00 pm
Nov 20th, 2015 No seminar, Tennessee Academy of Sciences held at MTSU
Nov 27th, 2015 No seminar, Thanksgiving break

Note to visiting seminar speakers:  A reserved parking spot will be reserved for you in advance of your visit.  See web links (contained herein) for directions to campus and parking.


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