Past seminars


DATE                          
tITLE OF PRESENTATION                                                                                                                                  
Dec 1,
2017
 Dr. Justin Miller (MTSU Chemistry Dept)
"Mycobacterium tuberculosis ClpC1 is Susceptible
to Regulation by Adaptor Proteins"
Nov 3,
2017
 Dr. Eugene DePrince, Florida State University
"Quantum Chemistry without Wavefunctions"
Oct 27,
2017
Dr. Andri Friedli and Dr. Anatoliy Volkov
(MTSU Chemistry Dept)
"How to XCEL-3D in Teaching and Research" 
Oct 20,
2017
 Dr. Adam Wanekaya, Missouri State University
Novel applications of Carbon Dots and
Carbon Nanoparticles"
Oct 19,
2017
 Mr. Majed Aljohani (MS thesis defense)
"Electrochemical Sensing of Uric Acid using a 
Prussian Blue Refluxed Zinc Oxide Carbon 
Nanotube Composite"
Sept 29,
2017
 Dr. Darrin Bellert,Baylor University
"The Ni+ Mediated Decomposition of Acetic Acid
as Studied through the Single Photon Initiated
Dissociative Rearrangement Reaction (SPIDRR) 
Technique"

Sept 22, 
2017

Dr. Jing Kong, MTSU Chemistry Dept
“Making Molecular Computation Stronger” 
(Tenure Tour)
Aug 8,
2017
Mr. Kiin Keith (MS thesis defense)
"Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
from 
Hydraulic Fracturing Facilities in Karnes
County, Texas 
and Quantitative Determation
of VOCs in Shelby County, 
Tennessee"
Jul 24,
2017
Mr. Francis Okejiri (MS thesis defense)

"Utilization of Shell-based Calcium Oxide
as Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biodiesel
Synthesis"

Jul 17,
2017
Ms. Lendsey Breanna Thicklin (MS thesis defense)
"Adenosine Deaminating/Hydrolyzing Enzyme from
Alaska Pea Seeds (
Pisum Sativum)"
Jun 30,
2017
Mr. Jeremy Turkett (MS thesis defense)
"Design and Screening of Antimicrobial Peptoid
Libraries"
Apr 21,
2017
Dr. Fu-Ming Tao, California State Univ-Fullerton  
"Applications of Quantum Chemistry to
Environmental Chemistry: Critical Roles of
Ammonia in Production of Atmospheric Smog
and Aerosols" (host: Dr. Jing Kong)
Apr 12,
2017
Ms. Awatif Alruwaili (MS thesis defense)
"Additional Characterization of Adenosine
Nucleosidase from Alaska Pea Seeds
"
Apr 7,
2017
Dr. David B. Friedman, MTSU Chemistry Dept
"Assessing Signal vs. Noise in Quantitative Proteomics"
Mar 24,
2017
Dr. Aaron Muth, St. John's University 

"From Drug Design to Discovery: A Journey in
Medicinal Chemistry"
 (Host: Dr. Scott Handy)

Mar 20,
2017
Mr. Alex Morris (MS thesis defense)
"Incorporation of Ag+ into PbS Quantum Dots via
Cation Exchange"
Mar 17,
2017
Ms. Chelsea Harmon (MS thesis defense)
"Synthesis of Beta-Lactam Belactosin A Analogs as
Potential 20S Proteasome Inhibitors"
Feb 24,
2017
Dr. Jing Kong, MTSU Chemistry Dept
"How Diradicals and Transition Metal Materials Break
Molecular Orbital Theory, and How It Can be Fixed"
Feb 23,
2017
Dr. Saravana Jayaram, National Laboratory of Malaysia
"The Clandestine Synthesis of Methamphetamine
and Profiling using Three Analytical Techniques"
Feb 14,
2017
Dr. Mengliang Zhang, National Institutes of Health
"The Applications of Instrumental Analysis and
Chemometrics to Environmental Forensics
and Food Fraud
"
Feb 3,
2017
Dr. Theodore J. Burkey, University of Memphis
"The First 500 ps are Important: Optically Controlled
Molecular Devices"
Jan 30,
2017
Ms. Rehab Alanazi (MS thesis defense)
"Analytical Characterization of Dyes in Color
Powders by Spectroscopic and Chromatographic
Techniques"
Nov 11,
2016
Ms. Latifah Althlol (MS thesis defense)
"Synthesis of a novel tripodal ligand with NH
linker for ligand cooperative catalysis"
Nov 9,
2016
Ms. Fiezah Alahmry (MS thesis defense)
"In-depth characterization of the purification of
adenosine
nucleosidase from Alaska pea seeds"
Nov 4,
2016
Dr. Jie Zheng, University of Texas-Dallas
"
Molecular Nanoprobes for Biomedical Imaging"
Oct 21,
2016
Dr. David M. Hercules, Vanderbilt University
"Can Analytical Mass Spectrometry Revolutionize
Polymer Chemistry?"
Sep 30,
2016
Dr. Dana A. Baum, St. Louis University
"Developing Functional DNA Components for
Sensors and Biofuel
Cells"
Sep 16,
2016
Dr. Daniel Slade, Virginia Tech
"Characterizing the role of bacterial outer
membrane and secreted proteins in cellular 
invasion, inflammation, and cancer"
Sep 9,
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)
July 15,
2016
Ms. Naeyma Islam (MS thesis defense)
"Structure of Boranes Based on the Topology
over 
Molecular Electron Density"
July 14,
2016
Ms. Shafiqa Alshaiban (MS thesis defense)
"Study of Nucleoside Degrading Enzyme Activities 
in Bean, Organic Bean, Okra, Organic Okra, Squash
and Organic Squash"
July 13,
2016
Mr. Brett Henry (MS thesis defense)
"Bovine Liver Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase:
Characterization and Kinetic Mechanism"
Jun 28,
2016
 Ms. Anita Saha (MS thesis defense)
"Degradation of Pentobarbital in Various Soil Types"
Jun 21,
2016
Ms. Sushma Appala (MS thesis defense)
"Degradation of Environmental Contaminants in
Gas
and Liquid Phases by Chlorine Dioxide" 
Jun 14,
2016
Mr. Matthew Wright (MOBI PhD defense)
"Isolation and Identification of Bioactive 
Compounds 
from Plant Based Traditional
Chinese Medicine"
Jun 7,
2016
Ms. Anuradha Liyana Pathiranage (MOBI PhD defense)
"Isolation and Analysis of Compounds with Anti-
Trypanasomal and Anti-Cancer Activity"
May 25,
2016
Mr. J. Dale Combs (MS thesis defense)
"Study of a Model α-Helix Peptide's Surface
Properties by Langmuir Monolayer and Surface
FTIR Techniques"
Apr 14,
2016
Dr. Thomas A. Zawodzinski (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
“‘Greening’ Chemical Processes Using Renewable
Electrons in Electrochemical Reactors Derived from
Fuel Cells”
GOLDEN GOGGLES LECTURE
Apr 8,
2016
Dr. Greg Van Patten (MTSU Chem Dept)
"Heterostructure Quantum Dots: Synthesis,
Characterization 
and Wavefunction Engineering"
Apr 5,
2016
 Ms. Nouf Ali Bedar (MS thesis defense)
"Base Catalyzed Hydrosilylation of Aldehydes
with PMHS as 
a Reducing Agent"
Apr 4,
2016
Dr. H. Graden Kirksey
Chemistry Department, Univ of Memphis
"An Incipient Periodic Table" (Host: Van Patten)
Apr 4,
2016
Ms. Sharifah Ibrahim Aleid (MS thesis defense)
"A Convenient Method for Converting Ketones into Alcohols 
through Hydroxilyation Catalyzed by KHBEt3"
Mar 25,
2016
Dr. Edwin Stevens,Western Kentucky University
"High resolution X-ray Diffraction Measurements:
Can We Really See Electrons?
(Host: Koritzsansky)
Mar 25,
2016
Ms. Shruthi Perna (MS thesis defense)
"Comparison of Emissions of Various Biodiesel
Formulations by GC-MS and FTIR"
Mar 18,
2016
Dr. Jeremiah Woodcock
(National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD)
"Multifunctional Fluorescent Sensors for Imaging
the Interface/Interphase in Polymer Composites"
Mar 4,
2016
Dr. Jessica Morrison (Chemical and Engineering News, Washington, DC)
"Science In The News: Behind the Scenes at C&EN with Jessica Morrison"
(Host: Iriarte-Gross)
Feb 19,
2016
Dr. Feng Wang (University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, AR)
"From Water to Salt Solutions, Electronic Structure
Free Energies
from Adaptive Force Matching"     
Feb 12,
2016
Dr. Martin Stewart (MTSU Chem Dept)
"Archibald Belcher: First Chemistry/Physics Professor at MTSU.
Part III. His Early Teaching Career"
Feb 5,
2016
Mr. Raja Pandey (MS thesis defense)
"Electrochemical Detection of Acetominophen
Using Tapered
Silicon Nanowires"
Nov 19,
2015
Ms. Lencie Plancher (MS thesis defense)
"Kinetic Mechanism Study of the Enzyme Nucleoside Hydrolase
from E. Coli"
Nov 18,
2015
Mr. Hussain Alshahrani (MS thesis defense)
"Detection of Dopamine and Hydrogen Peroxide
using Silicon Nanowires"
Nov 13,
2015
Dr. Ronald Rahaim (Oklahoma State University,
Stillwater, OK)

"Development of Organometallic Methods for
Applications
in Drug Discovery"
Nov 9,
2015
Mr. Rajeh Theeb Alotaibi (MS thesis defense)
"Ni-Catalyzed Decarbonylation of Aldehydes"
Nov 2,
2015
Mr. R. Madison Green (MS thesis defense)
"Methods for Isolation of the Topo II Gene from Gossypium hirsutum"

Oct 30,
2015

Dr. Angela Wilson (University of North Texas in Denton, TX)
College of Basic and Applied Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series
"Action and Reaction: Pathways to Progress"
Oct 29,
2015
Ms. Hanan Almuzaini (MS thesis defense)
"Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) as Catalyst and
Solvent for Knoevenagel Condensation Reactions"
Oct 28,
2015
Ms. Kavya Kazipeta (MS thesis defense)
"Comparative Studies of Electronic Cigarette Emissions"
Oct 26,
2015
Mr. Sultan Almadhhi (MS thesis defense)
"Determining the Most Effective Peptoid Submonomer
Mimic of Arginine"
Oct 23,
2015
Dr. Richard Caprioli (Vanderbilt University)
"Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Molecular Microscopy
for Biology and Medicine"
Oct 16,
2015
Ms. Eman Sharba (MS thesis defense)
"Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering of Meta-substituted Anilines"
Oct 15,
2015
Dr. Joseph J. Biernacki (Tennessee Tech University)
“Bio-mass Pyrolysis: A Cog in the Changing Energy
and Chemical Company”
 
Oct 14,
2015
Mr. Kevin Fisher (MS thesis defense)
"Assay Development for the Screening of Antimicrobial Peptoids"
Oct 02,
2015
Mr. Shawtik Das (MS thesis defense)
“Electrochemical Detection of Uric Acid Using a
Refluxed Zinc Oxide Carbon Nanotube Composite”
Sep 18,
2015
Dr. Mohammad Al-Masum 
Tennessee State University
“New developments in microwave irradiated organic
transformations of aroylation, nitration, and C-H
activation reactions
"
Aug 04,
2015
Mr. Ameen Alsubhi (MS thesis defense)
"One-pot Multicomponent Coupling Synthesis of 2-
Amino-3-Cyano-4H-Pyran Derivatives Using Deep
Eutectic Solvents (DES)”
Jul 10,
2015
Ms. Maryam Aldoghaim (MS thesis defense)
"The Effects of Substituent Groups on the Surface
Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Signals of Aniline
Derivatives"
Jul 10,
2015
Ms. Ebtsam Seteh (MS thesis defense)
“Air Quality Monitoring in Memphis and
Surrounding Areas in 2014 Analyzed by Gas
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)"
Jun 17,
2015
Mr. Mulugeta B. Wayu (MOBI PhD defense)
“Developing an Amperometric Method for
Selective Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide
May 28,
2015
Mr. Badri Mainali (MS thesis defense)
“Cation Exchange in PbS Quantum Dots:
Kinetics of Cd Exchange and Effects on
Electronic Properties"
May 27,
2015
Mr. Abdullah Shamsuddin (MS thesis defense)
“Characterization of Adenosine nucleosidase from Alaska Pea Seeds"
Apr 17,
2015
Dr. Michelle Oakes, US Environmental Protection
Agency 
National Center for Environmental Assessment, Research Triangle, NC
“Air Quality and Human Exposure Near Sources”
Apr 16,
2015
Ms. Tasha Frick (MS thesis defense)
“Chemistry Teachers' Journey Through Modeling Instruction”
Apr 10,
2015
Dr. Bob Read, Tennessee Department of Health
“Environmental Laboratory Challenges”
Apr 03,
2015
GOLDEN GOGGLES LECTURE
Dr. Christopher Jones, Georgia Tech

"CO2 Capture with Supported Amine Materials:
Materials
and Process Chemistry Advances
for Greenhouse Gas
 Mitigation"
Feb 27,
2015
Dr. Dennis Salahub, University of Calgary
Distinguished CBAS Lecture Series “Multiscale
Modeling of in-situ Oil Sands Upgrading
with
Molybdenum Carbide Nanoparticles”
Feb 6,
2015
Dr. Jesse D. Carrick, Tennessee Tech 
“Experiential Investigations in Organic Synthesis”
Nov 21,
2014
Dr. Vlad Iluc, University of Notre Dame
Secondary Metal-Ligand Interactions: C-H
Activation and Metal-
Element Multiple Bonding”
Oct 30,
2014
Ms. Elsbeth Griffiths (MS thesis defense)
 "Creation of an Energetic, Polymeric 1,2,3-Triazole
from Aryl Azides
Oct 24,
2014
Dr. William Tolman,University of Minnesota
“Plastic from Plants: The Chemistry of Sustainable Polymers”
Oct 20,
2014
Dr. Harry KrotoFlorida State University  (Nobel Laureate)
“Carbon in Nano and Outer Space”
Oct 10,
2014
Dr. De-en JiangUniversity of California at Riverside
“What Can Molecular Simulation Do for Global Warming?”
Oct 8,
2014
Ms. Olaa Alharbi (MS thesis defense)
“Determination of the Relationship Between the
Geometric Structure of a Model Peptide and its
13C Isotope-Edited Spectroscopy in H2O by ATR”
Oct 3,
2014
Dr. Charles Chusuei, MTSU Chem Dept 
(Tenure Tour)
Part I: "Cytotoxicity in the Age of Nano: the Role
of Fourth Period Transition Metal Oxide
Physicochemical Properties"
Part II: "Designing Electrocatalyst Composites for
Chemical Sensing"
Oct 1,
2014
Dr. Donna Nelson, University of Oklahoma
“Improving Organic Chemistry Education by
Comparing 
Textbooks”
Sep 26,
2014
Dr. Peter Pulay, University of Arkansas
“The Calculation of Intermolecular Interaction
Energies”
Aug 4,
2014
Mr. Sergiy Ustynov (MS thesis defense)
“Survey of Nucleoside Degrading Enzyme Activities
in Soybean Corn and Yellow Lupin
Jun 19,
2014
Ms. Jamie Avant (MS thesis defense)
“Purification and Characterization of Bovine Liver
Uridine Phosphorylase”
Jun 18,
2014
Ms. Kateryna Ogorodnik (MS thesis defense)
“Nucleoside Hydrolase Amino Acid Sequences from Plants”
Jun 17,
2014
Ms. Kara Cole Dawson (MS thesis defense)
“Synthesis of Belactosin A Analogs”
Jun 16,
2014
Ms. Ashley Lipscomb (MS thesis defense) 
“An Investigation into the Bioactive Components
of Euphorbia hirta and Pandanus tectorius
Jun 11,
2014
Ms. Rachael Hall (MS thesis defense)
“Group Dynamic and its Effect on Classroom
Climate, Achievement, and Time in Lab in the
Organic Chemistry Lab”
Apr 25,
2014
Dr. Martin V. Stewart (MTSU Chem Dept)
“Archibald Belcher: First Chemistry/Physics
Professor at MTSU”
(Co-sponsored by the MTSU Physics Dept)
Apr 7,
2014
Mr. Peter Haddix (MS thesis defense)
"Toward Fluorescence Enhancement of Dyes
in Mesoporous SiO2 and Organic Films"
Apr 4,
2014
Dr. Hong Guo (Univ of Tennessee­–Knoxville)
“Simulations of Complex Biological Systems”
Apr 3,
2014
Mr. Matthew Robinson (MS thesis defense)
"The Effect of Pyramidalization at Nitrogen
in a Series of Donor-π-Acceptor Dyes”
Mar 28,
2014
Dr. Andrew Burden (MTSU Chem Dept)
“FROM COTTON TO CANCER: Catalytic Inhibition
of DNA Topoisomerase II by Gossypol”
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”
Mar 7,
2014
Dr. Julia Brumaghim (Clemson Univ)
“You Are What You Eat: Fruit Polyphenols Prevent
Oxidative DNA Damage Through Metal Coordination”
Feb 21,
2014
Dr. Nadja Cech, Univ of North Carolina - Greensboro
“Anti-Virulence Compounds from Nature:
Outsmarting the
Superbugs”
GOLDEN GOGGLES LECTURE
Feb 7,
2014
Dr. Jing Kong (MTSU Chem Dept)
“Challenges to Computation: From Breakup
of a Hydrogen Molecule to Ligand-Protein
Binding”
Nov 26,
2013
Mr. Craig A. Lampert (MS thesis defense)
“Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds by
Sorbent Tube and Infrared Spectroscopic
Techniques”
Nov 22,
2013
Dr. John DiVincenzo (MTSU Chem Dept)
“Paving the Way to Better Water Quality”
Nov 8,
2013
Mr. Anup K. Deb (MS thesis defense)
“Amperometric Detection with a Dendrimer-
Encapsulated Platinum Nanoparticle-Carbon
Nanotube Composite”
Nov 8,
2013
Ms. Lola S. JarAllah (MS thesis defense)
“Characterization of Adenosine Nucleosidase
from Soybean Seeds (Glycine max L.)”
Nov 6,
2013

Ms. Jabe Kiri (MS thesis defense)
“Dendronic Surfaces for Detection of Surface Vapors”

Nov 1,
2013

Ms. Katrina Smith (MS thesis defense)
“Synthesis of Cyclopropyl Peptidomimetics as
BACE1 Inhibitors”

Oct 25,
2013

Dr. Keying Ding, MTSU Chem Dept
“Base Metal Catalysts for Sustainable Energy”

Oct 18,
2013

Dr. Kevin Bicker, MTSU Chem Dept 
“Solid-phase Peptoid Libraries: A Tool for Drug Discovery”

Oct 11,
2013

Dr. Gary Wulfsberg, MTSU Chem Dept
“More than Clicking with Students: General
Chemistry Active Learning Technology-based
Strategies Proven to Improve Long-term
Retention at MTSU”

Oct 4,
2013

Ms. Sneha Potana (MS thesis defense)
“Determination of the Conformation of Specific
Residues in a Model Peptide by C-13 Isotope
Edited ATR-FTIR in Regular Water”

Sep 20,
2013

Dr. Kelly Perry (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
“Electron Microscope Tools to Further Our
Understanding
 for Fuel Cell Materials”

Sep 20,
2013

Dr. Andrew V. Teplyakov (Univ of Delaware)
“Designing a Well-defined Interface between
Biomolecules 
and Semiconductors for
Biosensing Applications”

Jul 10,
2013

Ms. Chasity Suttle Bagsby (MS thesis defense)
“Extraction and Detection of Pentobarbital in
Soil by Solid Phase Extraction and Liquid
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry”

Jun 24,
2013

Mr. Ram Chandra Dhakal (MS thesis defense)
“Synthesis of Various Iodyl Compounds of
Iodoarenes and Tetrazoles Using OxoneTM
as an Oxidant”

Jun 21,
2013

Mr. Tuphan Devkota (MS thesis defense)
“Selective Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide,
Uric Acid and Acetominophen Using Zinc
Oxide-Carbon Nanotube Composites”

Jun 12,
2013

Mr. Arjun Kafle (MS thesis defense)
“Cu(I)-catalyzed Single Step One-pot
Synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted 
Triazoles using Deep Eutectic Solvent”

May 2,
2013

Ms. Zharah Altawil (MS thesis defense)
“Isolating Nucleoside Metabolizing
Enzymes from Alaska Pea Seeds”

Apr 26,
2013

Dr. Jesse R. Sabatini (US Army’s Armament
Research, Development
and Engineering
Center (ARDEC) at Picatiny Arsenal
“Technological Advances in ‘Green’ Pyrotechnics”
GOLDEN GOGGLES LECTURE

Apr 26,
2013

Dr. Richard Lostritto (US Food and Drug Administration)
“Chemistry and the Drug Review Process at the
Food and Drug
Administration: Illustrative Case
Studies”

Apr 25,
2013

Ms. Samantha Keene (MS thesis defense) 
“The Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds
during Various Stages of Decomposition”

Mar 1,
2013

Dr. Chengshan Wang, MTSU Chem Dept
"Application of Langmuir Monolayer and C13
Isotope Edited FTIR in Neurodegenerative
Disease"

Feb 8,
2013

Dr. Jacqueline Johnson
University of Tennessee-Space Institute
“Nanoparticles in Medicine”
[co-sponsored by MTSU Pre-Scripts 
Society]

Dec 14,
2012

Ms. Shabnam F. Arefin (MS thesis defense)
“Retention of Water Contaminants by Fly Ash
Amended Pervious Concrete Blocks”

Dec 5,
2012

Mr. James Ladd II (MS thesis defense)
“Synthesis of Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid
Derivatives via Suzuki and Stille Cross-
Coupling Reactions and Subsequent
Nickel Desulfurization and Reduction”

Oct 3,
2012

Dr. Gregory B. Dudley
Florida State University
“Recent Innovations in Alkyne Chemistry”

Jul 18,
2012

Mr. Phillip Mnirajd (MS thesis defense)
“Synthesis of Non-Halogenated Phosphorus
Flame Retardants for Engineering Resins”

Jun 7,
2012

Ms. Archana Tirumala (MS thesis defense)
“Extraction of Fluoranthene and Pyrene
from Acetone-Water Mixtures for Fly Ash
Amended Pervious Concrete Studies”

Apr 20,
2012

Dr. Anna Mapp (Univ of Michigan)
“Small Molecule Transcriptional Regulators”
GOLDEN GOGGLES LECTURE

Apr 12,
2012

Mr. Peter Cothron (MS thesis defense)
“The Detection and Depletion of Chemical
Weapons Models using Mesoporous TiO2
Thin Films”

Apr 6,
2012

Mr. Kevin Lavender (MS thesis defense)
“Palladium Catalyzed Sonogashira and
Suzuki Couplings using a One-Pot Approach”

Mar 2,
2012

Mr. Kevin Lavender (MS thesis defense)
“Palladium Catalyzed Sonogashira and Suzuki
Couplings Using a One-Pot Approach”

Feb 24,
2012

Mr. Mulugeta Wayu (MS thesis defense)
“Modification of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes
Using Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Improved
Electrocatalytic Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide”

Nov 18,
2011

Ms. Farhana Akhter (MS thesis defense)
 “Toxicological Study of the Formation of
Melamine-Cyanurate Complex in Aqueous
and Physiological Matrices”

Nov 11,
2011

Mr. Adedoyin “Tunde” Osinloye
(MS thesis defense)
Regioselective Mixed Double Coupling
of Dihaloheteroaromatics: Palladium
Catalyzed Reaction using Suzuki and
Sonogashira Cross-Coupling Approach”

Nov 4, 2011

Dr. Earl F. Pearson, MTSU Chem Dept
 “Balancing Equations with Only Two
Variables and Stoichiometry by
Rebalancing the Equation”

Oct 7, 2011

Dr. Kevin M. Bucholtz, Mercer University
“Research from the Laboratory and the
Classroom: Design of
Compounds for
the Inhibition of 3µ-HSD1 and Indicator
of
Success in Organic Chemistry”

Sep 23, 
2011

Dr. Paul S. Simone, University of Memphis
"On-Line Monitoring of Drinking Water
Disinfection By-products:
Challenges
and Solutions”

Apr 21, 2011

Mr. Shravan Mallavarapu (MS thesis defense)
 “Correlation of Metal Oxide Nanoparticle
Physicochemical Properties with Cytotoxicity”

Apr 14, 2011

Ms. Vanessa E. Hobbs (MS thesis defense)
“Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Smoke
Samples from Herbal Products”

Apr 7, 2011

Mr. Brian A. Bachner (MS thesis defense)
“Nutrient Anion Sorption in Fly-Ash Mixed
Pervious Concrete”

Mar 17, 2011

Ms. Anuradha Liyana Pathiranage
(MS thesis defense)
“Synthesis of Cyclopropyl Peptidomimetics
with Potential Anti HIV Activity”

Feb 24, 2011

Dr. Marinda Li Wu
Board of Directors, American Chemical
Society
“A Personal and Professional Journey into the
21st Century”

Feb 17, 2011

Dr. Cianan B. Russel, Georgia Tech
“Laboratory Conundrum: A Qualitative
Comparison of the Traditional
 Laboratory,
Inquiry, and Classroom-Based Authentic
Research 
Experiences in General Chemistry”

Jan 26, 2011

Dr. James M. Tour, Smalley Institute for Science &
Technology, Rice University
“Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, Nanomedicine
and Nanocars” 
GOLDEN GOGGLES LECTURE

Nov 22, 2010  

Dr. Eva Zurek, University at Buffalo SUNY 
“Predicting the Structures of Solids Under Extreme
Conditions using 
Evolutionary Algorithms”

Nov 19, 2010

Dr. Ali Khademhosseini 
Harvard University & MIT
“Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell
Bioengineering and Tissue 
Regeneration”

Oct 28,
2010

Dr. Martin V. Stewart and
Strokes R. Swann (MTSU Chem Dept);
and Dr. James X. Corgan (Geology Dept,
Austin Peay State University)
“History as Chemistry”

Oct 7, 2010

Dr. Charles Chusuei, Missouri S&T
“Tethering Nanoparticles to Carbon
Nanotubes for Improved Fuel Cell 
Performance”