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.

Date Speaker/Presentation Title

Aug 30, 2019

Mr. Martin Cole (MSE PhD defense)

"The Effect of Adding Relevant and Irrelevant Visual Images to an Animation of an Oxidation-Reduction Reaction on Students’ Conceptual Understanding"
Science Building, Room 1191, 2:00pm

Sep 6, 2019

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

Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Warren Beck, Michigan State University
"Photochemistry of Carotenoids in Photosynthesis"
(Host: Dr. Greg Van Patten)

Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Charles Lake, Indiana University of Pennsyslvania

"Investigating the Crystalline Structure of Na2(Zn,Co)SiO4 and Ag2CdGeS4, Using Synchrotrons, Neutrons and Anomalous Dispersion" (Host: Dr. Tibor Koritsanszky)
Science Building, Rm 1107, Tuesday 3:00 pm

Oct 25, 2019 Dr. Hanna Terletska, MTSU Physics Department
"Understanding Quantum Material Challenges Using Computers"

Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Amanda Frossard, University of Georgia
"Characterization of Surfactants in Aerosol Particles and Their Influence on Clouds"

Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Saeed Kamali, MTSU Physics Department
"Applying Mössbauer Spectroscopy as an Assay to Assist Hyperthermia"

Nov 20, 2019

Mr. Roderick Moore (MS thesis defense)
"Mechanism of Nucleoside Hydrolase Isolated from Alaska Pea Seeds"
Science Building, Rm 1109, Wednesday, 10:00 am

Nov 22, 2019

No seminar, CBAS Graduate Showcase
Mustapha Abdulmojeed (current MS student) presenting (5 min talk) on behalf of MS program, 4:00pm in SCI 1006 

Nov 28, 2019

No seminar, Thanksgiving Break


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


Mr. Adekunle Akinmola (MS thesis defense)
"Kinetic Study of Ion Exchange Reactions with II-VI Quantum Dots"

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.