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Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule


Seminars will be presented at 3:15 pm in the Science Building, Room 1191(Exceptions denoted in red 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.


Date Speaker/Presentation Title
Sept 5th, 2014

 Dr. Ian Anderson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)                                      "Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory"                               2:00 pm in SCI 1190

Sept 12th, 2014

 Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept)                                                       “Welcome MS Chemistry Graduate Students"

Sept 26th, 2014

Dr. Peter Pulay (University of Arkansas)                                                               "The Calculation of Intermolecular Interaction Energies"                                 Special reception with refreshments begins at 2:50pm in SCI 1191                 Seminar begins at 3:20 pm


Oct 1st, 2014

Dr. Donna Nelson (University of Oklahoma)                                                 "Improving Organic Chemistry Education by Comparing                                Textbooks"                                                                                                                            [Co-sponsored by the MTSU Distinguished Lecture Series,                               Women in STEM, and MTSU Disability & Access Center]

Oct 3rd, 2014

Dr. Charles C. Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept - Tenure Tour)                                     Part I: "Cytotoxicity in the Age of Nano: the Role of Fourth Period                                           Transition Metal Oxide Physicochemical Properties"                                         Part II: "Designing Electrocatalyst Composites for Chemical Sensing"

Oct 8th, 2014

Ms. Olaa Alharbi (MS thesis defense)                                                               "Determination fo the relationship between the Geometric                                       Structure of a Model Peptide and Its 13C isotoped-Edited                                       Spectroscopy in H2O by ATR"

Oct 10th, 2014

Dr. De-en Jiang (University of California at Riverside)                                         "What Can Molecular Simulation do for Global Warming?"

Oct 17th, 2014

No seminar due to SERMACS meeting.

Oct 20th, 2014

Dr. Harry Kroto (Florida State University) (Nobel Laureate)                                "Carbon in Nano and Outer Space"                                                                         7:00 pm in SCI 1006

Oct 24th, 2014

Dr. William Tolman (University of Minnesota)                                                       "Plastic from Plants: The Chemistry of Sustainable Polymers"                           (MTSU Distinguished Lecture Series)                                                                               3:15 pm  in SCI 1003

Oct 30th, 2014

Ms. Elsbeth Griffiths (MS thesis defense)                                                                       "Creation of an Energetic, Polymeric 1,2,3-Triazole frm Aryl Azides"                           10:00am  Business and Aerospace Building Room S213

Nov 21st, 2014

Dr. Vlad Iluc (University of Notre Dame)
"Secondary Metal-Ligand Interactions: C-H Activation and Metal-                    Element Multiple Bonding"

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.