Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Chengshan Wang by email.  Come early to chat with the speaker and other attendees.  Unless otherwise noted below, seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:15PM in the Science Building, Room 1191.

Blue text denotes seminars being held at non-regular times and/or remotely.

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.
Additional information can be found on our MTSU MS Chemistry Blog.



Feb 4, 2022

Welcome returning MS Chemistry students!

Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Lu Liu, University of Tennessee-Space Institute
"Iron Nanoparticle Synthesis and Surface Modifications
for Biomedical Applications"

Feb 25, 2022
Dr. Yan Yu, Indiana University
"Does Surface Anisotropy of Nanoparticles Matter in
Nano-Bio Interactions?
" on Zoom at 3:15 PM
Mar 2, 2022
Dr. Kelly Elkins, Towson University
"The ACS DEIR Statement and Strategies for Creating an
Inclusive Classroom"

Wednesday at 6:00 PM in SCI 1003 (Host: Dr. Iriarte-Gross)
Mar 3, 2022
Dr. Kelly Elkins, Towson University
"Next Generation Sequencing DNA Analysis of Historic
Period Human Remains"

Thursday at 6:00 PM in SCI 1003 (Host: Dr. Iriarte-Gross)
Mar 4, 2022
Dr. Lei Yang, U. of Central Arkansas
"Bioinspired Mixed-valence Copper Complexes"
(Host: Dr. Keying Ding) on Zoom 3:15 PM
Mar 18,
Dr. Jesse Carrick, Tennessee Tech U.

Mar 25,

No seminar, MTSU Scholars Week

Apr 8,

Beth Anderson (MS thesis defense)
"Fluorescent Characterization of the Vanillin Aurone"
(Thesis advisor: Dr. Justin Miller)

Apr 15,

Dr. Emmanuel Rowe, Engineering Technol. Dept, MTSU
"Vertical Bridgman Growth of Halides and Li Containing
Chalcogenides for Nuclear Spectroscopy"


Dr. Konstantinos Vogiatizis, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
"Quantum Chemistry in the Era of Artificial Intelligence"

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.