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. 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.

Date Speaker/Presentation Title
Sept 2nd, 2016 Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept)
"Welcome graduate students!"
Sept 9th, 2016 Dr. Chengshan Wang (MTSU Chemistry Dept)
"Elucidation of Peptide Conformation via 13C Isotope-Edited
FTIR Spectroscopy: Opportunities for Collaborative Faculty
Research and Student Achievements
" (Tenure Tour)
Sept 16th, 2016 Dr. Daniel Slade (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University, Blacksburg, VA)

"Characterizing the role of bacterial outer membrane
and secreted proteins in cellular invasion, inflammation,
and cancer"
Sept 23rd, 2016 No seminar, CBAS Science Cafés
Sept 30th, 2016


Dr. Dana A. Baum (St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO)
"Developing Functional DNA Components for Sensors
and Biofuel
Oct 7th, 2016 MS thesis defense TBA
Oct 14th, 2016 MS thesis defense TBA
Oct 21st, 2016 Dr. David M. Hercules (Vanderbilt University)
"Can Analytical Mass Spectrometry Revolutionize
Polymer Chemistry?"
Oct 28th, 2016 MS thesis defense TBA
Nov 4th, 2016 Dr. Jie Zheng (University of Texas-Dallas)
Title TBA  
Nov 11th, 2016 MS thesis defense TBA
Nov 25th, 2016 No seminar, Thanksgiving break

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.