Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

Seminars are typically presented at 3:15 pm in the Science Building, Room 1191.  Exceptions to this schedule are noted in the bolded blue text below.  If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Charles Chusuei by email.  Come early to chat with the speaker and other attendees.  

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. Consult the MS Chemistry Handbook for important requirements to be fulfilled for your degree. Remember to submit your abstract (click here  to see an example) 10 days before your scheduled defense date.
Additional information can be found on our MTSU MS Chemistry Blog.

Ms. Angelica Aguila (MS thesis defense)"Design and Identification of Antiomicrobial Peptoids Against the ESKAPE Pathogens"​

Date Speaker/Presentation Title
Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Charles Chusuei, MTSU Chemistry Department
"Welcome back MS Chemistry students!"

Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Suman Neupane, MTSU Physics Department
"Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Nanomaterials Including Carbon Nanotubes and Iron Oxide"

Feb 28, 2020 Dr. Ken Shimizu, Department of Chemistry, University of South Carolina
"Study of Weak Non-covalent Interactions Using Molecular Rotors and Molecular Balances" 
(Host: Dr. Greg Rushton)

Mar 13, 2020

No seminar, Spring Break

Mar 27, 2020

Dr. Carson Prevatte, MTSU Chemistry Department
"The Discovery, Synthesis, and Characterization of Biological Signaling Molecules and Signaling Disruptors"
**To be rescheduled at a later date TBD** 

Apr 10, 2020

Ms. Angelica Aguila (MS thesis defense)
"Design and Identification of Antiomicrobial Peptoids Against the ESKAPE Pathogens"
3:15 on Zoom


Mr. Justin Marsee (MS thesis defense)
"CDpC1-NTD is Dispensible for ClpS Regulation"


Dr. Konstantinos Vogiatizis, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
"Quantum Chemistry in the Era of Artificial Intelligence"


Mr. Lucas Bryant (MS thesis defense)
"Catalytic Acceptorless Dehydrogenation for Homocoupling of Secondary Alcohols to Ketones"

Note to visiting seminar speakers:  The address of the Science Building is: 440 Friendship Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.  You may set your GPS destination to this location.  A parking spot will be reserved for you in advance of your visit.