Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

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

Date Speaker/Presentation Title
Jan 25,

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

Feb 1,

Dr. Mengliang Zheng, MTSU Chem Dept
"DART-MS for Ignitable Liquid Residue Analysis: Quick
but More Effective"

Feb 22,

Dr. Tao Xu, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL)
"Cold Thoughts on Perovskite Fever"
(host: Dr. Van Patten)

Mar 1,
Duy Nguyen, COMS PhD Candidate, MTSU
"Evaluation of Intermolecular Electrostatic Interaction
Mar 8,
No seminar, Spring Break
Mar 15,
Conrad Lewis (MS thesis defense)
"Analysis of Near-Degeneracy Correlation using Atomic
Populations of Effectively Unpaired Electrons"
Mar 22,
No seminar, MTSU Scholar's Week
Mar 29,
Dr. Beth Guiton, Department of Chemistry
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
"Investigating Nanostructure Synthesis Using In Situ TEM"

Apr 5,

Dr. Tamara Keller, Analytical Instrumentation Division
Waters Corporation (Milford, MA)
Title TBA
(host: Dr. Chong)

Apr 12,

Dr. Hairon Guan, Department of Chemistry

University of Cincinnati "Designing Hydrogenation
Catalysts with Earth-Abundant Metals"


Apr 26,

No seminar, CBAS Awards Ceremony

TBA Mr. Roderick Moore (MS thesis defense)
"Mechanism of Nucleoside Hydrolase Isolated from Alaska Pea Seeds"

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.