Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

Seminars are typically presented at 3:15 pm in the Science Building, Room 1191.  Exceptions to this schedule are noted in the bolded blue text below.  If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Charles Chusuei by email.  Come early to chat with the speaker and other attendees.  

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.

Date Speaker/Presentation Title

May 28, 2019

Mr. Bedraj Pandey (MS thesis defense)

"Cobalt Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Homocoupling of Primary Alcohols into Esters"

Science Building 1190, 9:00 AM


Mr. Roderick Moore (MS thesis defense)
"Mechanism of Nucleoside Hydrolase Isolated from Alaska Pea Seeds"

Aug 30, 2019

Mr. Martin Cole (PhD defense, MSE)
Title and location TBA

Sep 6, 2019

Dr. Charles Chusuei, MTSU Chemistry Department
"Welcome back MS Chemistry students!"

Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Warren Beck, Michigan State University
Title TBA  (Host: Dr. Greg Van Patten)

Sep 20, 2019

Mr. Adekunle Akinmola (MS thesis defense)
"Kinetic Study of Ion Exchange Reactions with II-VI Quantum Dots"

Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Steven Wheeler, University of Georgia
Title TBA

Oct 11, 2019 Dr. Saeed Kamali, MTSU Physics Dept
Title TBA

Nov 15, 2019

No seminar, Tennessee Academy of Sciences

Nov 28, 2019

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.