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Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule


Seminars this semester will typically be presented on Fridays at 3:15 pm in the Davis Science Building, Room 106.  (Exceptions will be denoted in red 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.  Refer to this link for CHEM 6800 and to help navigate through your degree program.


Date Speaker/Presentation Title
Jan 24, 2014

Dr. Scott Handy and Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept)
Welcome new MS Chemistry Graduate Students

Feb 07, 2014

Dr. Jing Kong (MTSU Chem Dept)                                                                     "Challenges to Computation: From Breakup of a Hydrogen Molecule to Ligand-Protein Binding"

Feb 21, 2014

Dr. Nadja Cech (University of North Carolina - Greensboro)                                     "Anti-Virulence Compounds from Nature: Outsmarting the Superbugs"                                                                                                              Banquet, Davis-Science Building, Rm 106, 5:30pm                                          Golden Goggles lecture, Wiser-Patten Science Hall, 7:00pm

Mar 07, 2014

Dr. Julia Brumaghim (Clemson University)                                                                   "You Are What You Eat: Fruit Polyphenols Prevent Oxidative DNA Damage Through Metal Coordination" 
Wiser-Patten Science Hall, Rm 102, 3:15pm

Mar 24, 2014

Mr. Ben King (MS thesis defense)
"A Comparison Study between Coupled And Non-coupled Systems of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and C60-fullerene for the Application of Organic Solar Cells"
Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building, Room 105, 9:00-10:00am

Mar 28, 2014

Dr. Andrew Burden (MTSU Chem Dept)                                                                     "FROM COTTON TO CANCER: Catalytic Inhibition of DNA Topoisomerase II by Gossypol"  

Apr 03, 2014

Mr. Matthew Robinson (MS thesis defense)                                                             "The Effect of Pyramidalization at Nitrogen in a Series of Donor-∏-Acceptor Dyes" (meets at 4:00pm on a Thursday)

Apr 04, 2014

Dr. Hong Guo (Univ of Tennessee­–Knoxville) (co-sponsored with COMS)  "Simulations of Complex Biological Systems"

Apr 07, 2014

Mr. Peter Haddix (MS thesis defense)                                                                           "Toward Fluorescence Enhancement of Dyes in Mesoporous SiO2 and Organic Films"  (meets at 12:00pm on a Monday in Business and Aerospace Building, Rm S307)

Apr 18, 2014

Dr. Ruth Pachter (Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate)                                                                                                                       "Optical and Electronic Properties of Low-Dimensional Materials"

Apr 25, 2014

Dr. Martin V. Stewart (MTSU Chem Dept) (co-sponsored with the                              MTSU Physics Dept)                                                                                                       "Archibald Belcher: First Chemistry/Physics Professor at MTSU"                       Wiser-Patten Science Hall, Rm 102, 3:15pm

Note to visiting seminar speakers:  A reserved parking spot will be reserved for you in advance of your visit.  See web links (contained herein) for directions to campus and parking.