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
Aug 28,

Ms. Shanika Walters (MS thesis defense)
"Why Do People Leave Science (Specifically

2:00pm, Kirksey Old Main Building, Room 158

Aug 31,

Dr. Joe Ng, U. of Alabama-Huntsville
"Blending Science and Business: From Structural
Biology to I-Express"  

2:00 pm in Science Building, Room 1003

Sept 7,

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

Sept 14,
Dr. Kevin Bicker, MTSU Chemistry Department
"Developing Peptoids as Potentially Viable
Therapeutic Compounds" (Tenure Talk)
Sept 21,
Dr. Keying Ding, MTSU Chemistry Department
"Towards Green Catalysis: Earth Abundant Metal
Catalysts for Dehydrogenation and Dehydrogenative
Couplings of Alcohol" (Tenure Talk)
Sept 28,
Dr. Dev P. Arya, Clemson University
"Novel Targets for Antimicrobial Drug Discovery:
DNA and RNA Topoisomerase I"
Oct 5,
Dr. Saeed Kamali, Univ of Tennessee-Space Institute
& MTSU Physics Department
"2D or not 2D? Insights into Low-dimensional
Magnetic and Nanoscale Structures with Mössbauer
Oct 19,
Dr. Takeshi Hasegawa, Kyoto University (JAPAN)
"Quantitative Molecular Orientation Analysis
Using pMAIRS in an Ultrathin Film of an Organic
Semiconductor"  (Host: Dr. Chengshan Wang)
Oct 29,

Mr. Saidi Abdulramoni (MS thesis defense)
"Emission Profile of Biodiesel Blends with Various
Oxygenated Additives"

Wiser Patten Science Hall, Rm 200  2:10 PM

Nov 3,
Dr. Mengliang Zhang, MTSU Chemistry Department
"Determination of Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris:
Direct Analysis by DART-MS"
Nov 9,
Dr. David Yaron, Carnegie Mellon University
Nov 16,

No seminar, Tennessee Academy of Sciences

Nov 23,

No seminar, Thanksgiving Day

Nov 30,

D. Jamin Keith (PhD Candidate), Vanderbilt University
"Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of the
Morganella morganii  Zwitterionic Polysaccharaide
Repeating Unit"

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.