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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. Refer to this link for CHEM 6800 and to help navigate through your degree program. In particular, consult the MS Chemistry Handbook for important requirements to be fulfilled for your degree.

Date Speaker/Presentation Title
May 27th, 2015  Mr. Abdullah Shamsuddin (MS thesis defense)
“Characterization of Adenosine nucleosidase from Alaska Pea Seeds"
Business and Aerospace Building, Room S213, 3:00 pm
May 28th, 2015

Mr. Badri Mainali (MS thesis defense) 
“Cation Exchange in PbS Quantum Dots: Kinetics of Cd Exchange and
Effects on Electronic Properties"
Business and Aerospace Building, Room S213, 3:00 pm

June 17th, 2015

Mr. Mulugeta B. Wayu (MOBI PhD defense)
“Developing an Amperometric Method for Selective Detection of
Hydrogen Peroxide”
Science Building, Room 1191, 2:00pm

July 10th, 2015

Ms. Ebtsam Setah (MS thesis defense)
“Air Quality Monitoring in Memphis and Surrounding Areas in 2014
Analyzed by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)”
Science Building, Room 1191, 10:00am                                                                                              

July 10th, 2015

Ms. Maryam Aldoghaim (MS thesis defense)
"The Effects of Substituent Groups on the Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Signals of Aniline Derivatives"
Science Building, Room 1191, 12:30pm

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.