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Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule


Seminars will be presented at 3:15 pm in the Science Building, Room 1003. 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
Jan 30th, 2015  Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept)
“Welcome New MS Chemistry Graduate Students"                                                                                                                                          
Feb 06th, 2015

Dr. Jesse D. Carrick, Tennessee Tech University                                                                    "Experiential Investigations in Organic Synthesis"

Feb 27th, 2015

Dr. Dennis Salahub, University of Calgary                                                                                  CBAS Distinguished Lecture Series                                                                                       "Multiscale Modeling of in-situ Oil Sands Upgrading with Molybdenum                                  Carbide Nanoparticles"

Mar 13th, 2015 No seminar - Spring Break
Mar 20th, 2015 No seminar - MTSU Scholar's Day                                                                                                                                                              
Apr 03rd, 2015

Dr. Christopher Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology                                                            GOLDEN GOGGLES LECTURE                                                                                                                  "CO2 Capture with Supported Amine Materials: Materials and Process Chemistry                 Advances for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation"                                                                                       SCI 1003, 6:00pm                            

Apr 10th, 2015

Dr. Bob Read, Tennessee Department of Health                                                    "Environmental Laboratory Challenges"                                    

Apr 16th, 2015

Ms. Tasha Frick (MS thesis defense)                                                                                      “Chemistry Teachers' Journey Through Modeling Instruction”                                     Business and Aerospace Building, Room S301, 3:30pm

Apr 17th, 2015

Dr. Michelle Oakes, US Environmental Protection Agency                                                National Center for Environmental Assessment (Research Triangle, NC)                           "Air Quality and Human Exposure Near Sources"

Apr 24th, 2015

Dr. Martin Stewart (MTSU Chem Dept)                                                                                    “Archibald Belcher: First Chemistry/Physics Professor                                                               at MTSU. His Education (Part 2).

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.