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Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

Seminars are typically presented at 3:15 pm in the Science Building, Room 1191. 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.

Date Speaker/Presentation Title
Jan 29th, 2016 Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept)
"Welcome MS Chemistry students!"
Feb 5th, 2016

Mr. Raja Pandey (MS thesis defense)
"Electrochemical Detection of Acetominophen Using Tapered
Silicon Nanowires"

Feb 12th, 2016

Dr. Martin Stewart (MTSU Chem Dept)
"Archibald Belcher: First Chemistry/Physics Professor at MTSU.
Part III. His Early Teaching Career"

Feb 19th, 2016

Dr. Feng Wang (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR)
"From Water to Salt Solutions, Electronic Structure Free
from Adaptive Force Matching"                      

Mar 4th, 2016 Dr. Jessica Morrison (Chemical and Engineering News,
Washington, DC)
"Science In The News: Behind the Scenes at C&EN with 

Jessica Morrison"

Mar 18th, 2016


Dr. Jeremiah Woodcock
(National Institute of Standards and Technology,
 Gaithersburg, MD)
"Multifunctional Fluorescent Sensors for Imaging the Interface
/Interphase in Polymer Composites"

Mar 25th, 2016

Ms. Shruthi Perna (MS thesis defense)
"Comparison of Emissions of Various Biodiesel Formulations
by GC-MS and FTIR"
Business and Aerospace Building, Room S272, 9:00am

Mar 25th, 2016

Dr. Edwin Stevens (Western Kentucky University, Bowling
Green, KY)
"High resolution X-ray Diffraction Measurements: Can We Really
See Electrons?"

Apr 1st, 2016

No seminar, MTSU Scholar's Day

Apr 4th, 2016 Ms. Sharifah Ibrahim Aleid (MS thesis defense)
"A Convenient Method for Converting Ketones into Alcohols
through Hydroxilyation Catalyzed by KHBEt3"
College of Education Building, Room 249, 2:00pm

Apr 4th, 2016

Dr. H. Graden Kirksey
Chemistry Department, Univ of Memphis
"An Incipient Periodic Table"
Monday, Science Building, Room 1191, 3:00 pm

Apr 5th, 2016

Ms. Nouf Ali Bedar (MS thesis defense)
"Base Catalyzed Hydrosilylationof Aldehydes with PMHS as
a Reducing Agent"
Tuesday, College of Education Building, Room 105, 9:00am

Apr 8th, 2016

Dr. Greg Van Patten (MTSU Chem Dept)
"Heterostructure Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization
and Wavefunction Engineering"

Apr 14th, 2016

Dr. Thomas A. Zawodzinski (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
“‘Greening’ Chemical Processes Using Renewable Electrons in Electrochemical Reactors Derived from Fuel Cells”
Thursday, Business and Aerospace Building, Room S328, 6:00pm

Apr 22nd, 2016

No seminar, MTSU CBAS Awards Ceremony

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. 

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