Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

Seminars are typically 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. 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
Sept 8, 2017 Welcome MS students!
Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chemistry Dept)
 Sept 22, 2017 Dr. Jing Kong (MTSU Chemistry Dept)
“Making Molecular Computation Stronger”
(Tenure Tour)
 Sept 29, 2017

Dr. Darrin Bellert (Baylor University, Waco, TX)
"The Ni+ Mediated Decomposition of Acetic Acid
as Studied through the Single Photon Initiated
Dissociative Rearrangement Reaction (SPIDRR)

Oct 19, 2017

Mr. Majed Aljohani (MS thesis defense)
"Electrochemical Sensing of Uric Acid using a
Prussian Blue Refluxed Zinc Oxide Carbon
Nanotube Composite"
11:00am Science Building, Room 3107

Oct 20, 2017

Dr. Adam Wanekaya (Missouri State U., Springfield, MO)
"Towards novel applications of Carbon Dots and
Carbon Nanoparticles"
4:00pm SCI 1003

Oct 27, 2017

Dr. Andri Friedli and Dr. Anatoliy Volkov
(MTSU Chemistry Dept)
"How to XCEL-3D in Teaching and Research"
4:00pm SCI 1003

Nov 3, 2017 Dr. Eugene DePrince (Florida State U., Tallahasse, FL)
"Quantum Chemistry without Wavefunctions"
Nov 10, 2017

Ms. Masoumeh Dalilian (MS thesis defense) 
"The Comparison of Sorbent Tubes and Canister
Sampling Methods for Ambient Air Analysis"
cancelled -- to be rescheduled for Spring 2017

Nov 17, 2017

No seminar, Tennessee Academy of Sciences

Nov 24, 2017

No seminar, Thanksgiving Day

Dec 1, 2017

Dr. Justin Miller (MTSU Chemistry Dept)
"Mycobacterium tuberculosis ClpC1 is Susceptible
to Regulation by Adaptor Proteins"
4:00pm SCI 1003

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.