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05/16/20143:00 pmWaste DisposalDr. Al NiemiDirector OSHS
04/25/20143:00 pmMitochondrial Targeting in Photochemotherapy of Neoplastic DiseasesDr. Guilherme L. IndigDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
04/16/20143:00 pm2014 Department of Chemistry Awards ProgramFeatured Speaker: Ms. Sandra Orlowski 
04/11/20143:00 pmBiological Nitrile Hydration: Understanding the Catalytic Mechanism of Nitrile HydratasesDr. Richard C. HolzDean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Marquette University Milwaukee
04/04/20143:00 pmProbing Glycosidic Bond Stability of Nucleic Acids: A Synergy of Experimental and Theoretical StudiesDr. Mary T RodgersProfessor, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
04/03/20141:00 pmNoble-Metal Nanocrystals: Shape-Controlled Syntheses and ApplicationsDr. Xiaohu XiaAnalytical Chemistry Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
04/01/20149:00 amOriginal Research Proposal Defense: A novel approach to treat ovarian cancer: inhibition of Wnt acyltransferase, PorcnMs. Sasha TeymorianDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
03/31/20143:00 pmProbing the Nano-World: From Supramolecular Nano-Architectures to Single Molecule DevicesDr. Zhihai LiAnalytical Chemistry Candidate, Temple University
03/28/20143:00 pmArylnitrenium Ions in Carcinogens and Anti-Tumor DrugsDr. Michael NovakDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH
03/24/20143:00 pmRational Design of Chemical and Mechanical Pathways for Tuning Properties of Zero-, One-, and Two-Dimensional NanosystemsSreeprasad T Sreenivasan. PhDPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University
03/21/20143:00 pmVariations on a Theme: Structure and Function in Family V of the Acetoacetate Decarboxylase-Like SuperfamilyDr. Nicholas R SilvaggiAssistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
03/13/20143:00 pmA combined quantum chemistry and computational fluid dynamics study of silicon dioxide and NOx production in exhaust gas from silicon furnacesDr. Stefan AnderssonSINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway
03/06/20141:00 pmBuilding Hierarchical Plasmonic Nanostructures by Self-AssemblyDr. Bo GaoUniversity of California, San Diego
03/06/201410:00 amOriginal Research Proposal Defense: A New Approach to Self-Assemble Liquid Crystal MaterialsMr. Jingtuo ZhangDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
02/27/20141:00 pmSingle-Molecule Protein and DNA Dynamics at InterfacesDr. Jixin Chen 
01/06/20141:00 pmPhD Defense: Fluorescent Probes for Nitric Oxide, pH and Electrochemical Probes for LectinsMr. Giri Vegesna (Dr. Liu)Doctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
12/13/20139:30 amPhD Defense: Oligodeoxynucleotide Synthesis Using Protecting Groups and a Linker Cleavable Under Non-Nucleophilic ConditionsMs. Xi (Sissi) Lin (Advisor: Dr. Fang)Doctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
12/10/201310:00 amPOSTPONED: PhD Defense: Fluorescent Probes for Nitric Oxide, pH and Electrochemical Probes for LectinsMr. Giri Vegesna (Dr. Liu)Doctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
12/05/20139:00 amMaster's Defense: Characterization of Two Novel Monocot Mannose Binding Lectins Purified by "Capture and Release" MethodMs. Ashli FueriMaster's candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
11/21/20132:00 pmOriginal Research Proposal Defense: Understanding the Jigsaw Mechanism of Celiac DiseaseMelanie Talaga (Advisor: Dr. Tarun Dam)Doctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technologiocal University
11/15/20133:00 pmAtmospheric Organic Aerosol: Molecular CompositionDr. Lynn MazzoleniAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
11/15/20139:00 amOriginal Research Proposal Defense: A New Target for Combating Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes Ni Fan (Advisor: Dr. Tarun Dam)Doctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technologiocal University
11/01/20133:00 pmAtomic-Scale Theoretical Studies of Fundamental Properties and Processes in CHNO Plastic- Bonded Explosive Constituent Materials under Static and Dynamic CompressionDr. Thomas D. SewellProfessor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia
10/01/20138:30 amTuning Fluorescent Dyes for Facilitating Biomedical ResearchNazmiye Bihter YapiciDoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
09/27/20133:00 pmSilicon Carbide Nanostructures: From Tubes to Cones*Dr. Kapil AdhikariPostdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
08/09/201310:00 amPhD Defense: Studies of Functionalized Nanoparticles for Smart Self-Assembly and as Controlled Drug Delivery SystemMr. Xiaochu Ding (Dr. Patricia Heiden, advisor)Doctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
07/29/201310:00 amOriginal Research Proposal Defense: Transition metal catalyzed activation/oxidation of C=C using molecular oxygen: a cheap way to prepare 1,2-diacetates, 1,2-diols, and aldehydesMr. Zhichao ChenDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
07/19/201310:00 amPhD Defense: Modern Computational Chemistry Methods for Prediction of Ground- and Excited-State Properties in Open-Shell Systems: UV-Vis Spectra of Copper (II) Complexes with Imidazole Derivatives from Long-Range Corrected Density Functionals.Ms. Nina TyminskaDoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
06/13/20133:00 pmPhD Defense: Acetyl Radical in Tobacco Smoke: Detection, Quantification and SimulationNa HuDoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry
04/29/20133:00 pmChemical Probes for Evaluating Molecular Properties and InteractionsDr. Marina TanasovaPostdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Toxicology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
04/26/20133:00 pmMechanistic studies on thiamin biosynthetic enzymesDr. Tadhg P. BegleyDepartment of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
04/23/20133:00 pmMaking Research HappenDr. Cary CabalowskiAssociate Director for Plans & Programs (Retired) US Army Research Laboratory Adelphi, MD 20783-1197
04/19/20133:00 pmDeuterium in Medical ResearchDr. Thomas GantLECOM, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
04/18/201310:00 amThe Sustainability of the Rare Earth Elements: Exciting Opportunities for Inorganic ChemistryEric J Schelter, Ph DDepartment of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
04/15/20133:00 pmUnderstanding the binding properties of neurotransmitters by combining organic synthesis with molecular modelingDr. Jose JuncosaPostdoctoral Fellow
04/05/20133:00 pmSay Yes to Silicones! [Si to Si!], Extraordinary Materials from Common Elements Michael J. Owen Ph.D, D.Sc., FRSC, CChem Scientist Emeritus, Dow Corning Corporation, Adjunct Professor, Michigan Molecular Institute
03/26/20139:00 amPhD Defense: Enhancement of heterologous expression of alkaline phytase in Pichia pastorisMs. Mimi Yang (Advisor: Dr. Pushpalatha Murthy)Doctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
03/22/20133:00 pmBiorefinery: A Molecular Design Platform for Green Surfactants and Soft MaterialsDr. George JohnProfessor, Department of Chemistry, The City College of New York & The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
03/11/20132:00 pmInvestigating the relationship between Zn and overexpressed biomarkers in Prostate CancerMr. Nethaniah Dorh (Advisor: Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari)Doctoral student, Department of Chemistry, MIchigan Technological University
03/01/20133:00 pmMetal Oxide Cluster Anions: Useful models for defect sitesDr. Caroline Chick JarroldDepartment of Chemistry, Indiana University
02/22/20133:00 pmNovel Synthesis of Anticancer β-Lactams and Their Chemical ManipulationsBimal Banik, Ph. D. C. Chem. F. R. S. C., President's Endowed Professor and Professor, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
02/08/20133:00 pmThe role of toolkit genes in the evolution of complex wing, thorax, and abdominal color patterns in Drosophila guttifera.Dr. Thomas WernerAssistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University
02/08/201310:00 amOriginal Research Proposal Defense: Investigating the role of selenium supplementation in Alzheimer's diseaseMs. Mu Yang (Advisor: Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari)Doctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
02/06/20132:00 pmPhD Defense: The Development and Characterization of Fluorescent pH Sensors Based on Silica and Hydrogel Support MatricesMs. Qili Hu (Advisor: Dr. Sarah Green)Doctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
02/01/20133:00 pmRegulation of Small RNAs by Small Tandem Target Mimic (STTM) in Plants and AnimalsDr. Guiliang TangAssociate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University
01/25/20133:00 pmShould the long-range corrected density functionals be used to study d-d transitions of Cu(II) complexes?Ms. Nina TyminskaDoctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
01/11/201310:00 amPhD Defense: Thermoresponse Properties of Gold Hybrid Nanoparticles of Di(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether methacrylate (DEGMA) and its copolymers with Different Anchoring RegimesMs. Martha J. Barajas-MenesesDoctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
12/13/20129:00 amMaster's Defense: Coordination Chemistry of Bis(Benzyl)PhosphinateMr. John MaassMaster's candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
12/11/20129:30 amORIGINAL RESEARCH PROPOSAL: TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY USING SINGLE WALLED SERUM ALBUMIN NANOTUBESMs. Colina Dutta Doctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
12/07/20123:00 pmMeeting with Chemistry Faculty & StaffDr. Bruce SeelyDean, College of Sciences & Arts
11/30/20123:00 pmAzulene-based Organometallics: New Platforms for Charge Delocalization and Transport at the NanoscaleAndrew SpaethGRA, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas
11/16/20123:00 pmSyntheses, Structural Characterizations and Low Temperature Magnetic Studies on Paramagnetic Trimeric Vanadium(IV) and Dimeric Cobalt(II) ClustersDr. Rudy LuckAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, , Michigan Technological University
11/13/20121:00 pmNon-chromatographic Oligonucleotide Purification and Oligonucleotide Synthesis Using Linker and Protecting Groups Cleavable under Neutral ConditionsDr. Shiyue FangAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
11/09/20123:00 pmA New Strategy for Compound Identification in Non-targeted Metabolite Profiling Studies Jessica Prenni, Ph.D.Director, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University
11/02/20123:00 pmChemical Biology of Nuclear Receptors; A New Look at Antiandrogens and the Development of Synthetic AcyltransferasesDr. John KohProfessor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware
10/30/20121:00 pmTuning and Functionalization of BODIPY Dyes for Biosensing and Solar Cell ApplicationsDr. Haiying LiuAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
10/26/20123:00 pmStereoselective Reactions of Oxocarbenium Ions: Conformational Analysis, Stereoelectronic Effects, and ReactivityDr. Keith WoerpelMargaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry, New York University
10/19/20123:00 pmTargeting on Oxidative Stress: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of New Therapeutic Agents and Diagnosis Tool for Oxidative StressDr. Lanrong BiAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
10/18/20123:00 pmHerbal Products: They're Natural but Are They Safe?David F. Wiemer, F. Wendell Miller ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry, The University of Iowa
10/12/20123:00 pmMechanics of Micro- and Nano-Textured Systems: Nanofibers, Nanochannels, Nanoparticles and SlurriesDr. Suman Sinha RayDean's Fellow and Post Doctoral Research Associate, Multiscale Mechanics and Nanotechnology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
10/09/201210:00 amMaster's Defense: Design and Synthesis of (i) Indole-Amino Acid and Indole Phenol Conjugates as Potential Antioxidants for I/R Injury and (ii) Resveratrol Analogues as AntioxidantsMr. Srinivas Rao MandalapuMaster's candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
10/05/20123:00 pmChemical Safety AwarenessDr. Rudy LuckAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
09/28/20123:00 pmThe fate of frozen carbon in arctic soils: turning on the lights stimulates CO2 release to the atmosphere Rose M Cory, PhDAssistant Professor, Environmental Sciences & Engineering
09/21/20123:00 pmThe Origins and Consequences of Mirror-Image AsymmetryDr. James RiehlDean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, McKnight Presidential Leadership Chair, University of Minnesota Duluth
08/06/201210:00 amMaster's Defense: Characterization Of Water-Soluble Organic Compounds In Ambient Aerosols Using Ultrahigh-Resolution Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass SpectrometryMs. Parichehr SaranjampourMaster's candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
07/31/20123:00 pmThe NMR structural Studies on CDPI3-conjugated DNADr. Surat KumarProfessor of Chemistry, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India
07/16/20129:30 amPhD Defense: Biological Materials: Part A. Tuning LCST of RAFT Copolymers and Gold/Copolymer Hybrid Nanoparticles and Part B. Biobased NanomaterialsMr. Ning ChenPhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
07/06/201210:00 amIndole Based Antioxidants for the Treatment of Ischemia Reperfusion InjuryMr. Andrew ChappMaster's candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/20/20123:00 pmDesigning Metal Oxides for High Performance, Visible Light Photocatalysts: toward Solar Z-Scheme Water SplittingDr. Bart M. BartlettAssistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
04/19/20129:00 amOriginal Research Proposal Defense: Total Synthesis of Epicoccin IMr. Durga PokharelDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/17/201210:15 amMaster's Defense: Performance Evaluation and Characterization of Symmetric Capacitors with Carbon Black and Asymmetric Capacitors Using a Carbon Foam Supported Nickel ElectrodeMs. Jinjin WangMaster's candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/16/20125:30 pm"Where Everything Comes From: Industrial Chemistry 101"William F. Carroll, Jr., Ph.D.VP of Industry Issues at Occidental Chemical Corp., Chair of ACS Board of Directors, 2005 ACS President
04/13/20123:00 pmMichigan Tech's Chemistry Graduate ProgramDr. Pushpa Murthy, Dr. Lanrong Bi, Dr. Tarun DamGraduate Programs Committee Members
04/06/20123:00 pmDrug Discovery From an Organic Chemist's PerspectiveRichard G. Wilde, Ph.D.PTC Therapeutics Inc., Research Fellow, Chemistry
03/23/20123:00 pmIntroduction to Conflict of InterestDr. Paul CharlesworthAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
03/22/201210:00 amPhD Defense: Soft Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of Oxo-Alkynes and EnynesMr. Zezhou WangDoctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
03/20/201210:00 amOriginal Research Proposal: Modification of Electrodes with Conducting Polymers and Natural Glycolipids for Electrochemical Detection of Influenza VirusMr. Jingtuo ZhangDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
03/02/20123:00 pmFire Extinguisher TrainingJonathan StoneLab Supervisor
02/06/20124:00 pmA dynamical approach to dissipative self-assemblyDr. Jason GreenNorthwestern University, Department of Chemistry
02/03/20123:05 pmLab Practice SeminarDean SeppalaResearch Associate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
02/01/20124:00 pmConjugated Polymers in Solid State: Preparation, Characterization, and ConductionDr. Liang LuoDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of Minnesota
01/27/20123:00 pmAccurate Computational Investigation of Appealing Solid MaterialsDr. Loredana ValenzanoAssistant Research Scientist, Michigan Technological University
01/23/20123:00 pmWater Oxidation at Metal Oxide Anodes:Dr. James GerkenResearch Associate in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12/02/20113:00 pmChemical Waste DisposalDr. Al NiemiDirector, Occupational Safety and Healt Services, Michigan Technological University
11/17/201110:00 amTreatment of Cystic Fibrosis with Heat Stable Toxin Isolated from Escherichia coliMr. Andrew ChappDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
11/11/20113:00 pmChemTracker TrainingKaren McKelvieChemTracker Trainer
11/10/20119:30 amOriginal Research Proposal: Novel Benzo[c] Thiophene Derivatives For Detecting A42 Peptide ConformationsMs. Nazmiye YapiciDoctoral Student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
11/04/20113:00 pmStable isotopes in Atmospheric studiesDr. Rebeka FissehaPostdoctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratories
10/21/20113:00 pmMussel-Inspired Adhesives and CoatingsBruce P. Lee, PhDBiomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
10/14/20113:00 pmBlock Copolymers for Fast Ion TransportDr. Michael HicknerAssistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
09/30/20113:00 pmNurture the Environment and Promote Public Well Being Dr. Nora SavageEnvironmental Engineer and Nanotechnology Team Lead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
09/16/20113:00 pmReception for David & Valeria PruettDavid & Valeria PruettSponsors of the Pruett Summer Undergraduate Research and Pruett Postdoctoral Fellowships
09/09/20113:00 pmImpact of a future H2-based road transportation sector on atmospheric air quality and climate.Dr. Seth OlsenResearch Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
08/23/201112:30 pmPhD Defense: Binucleating ligands based on p-hydroquinone: A journey towards building molecular bridges between metalsMr. Louis PignottiDoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
08/12/201110:00 amMS Defense: Structural Characterization of Water-Soluble Atmospheric Organic Matter by Ultra-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Mr. Jeff LeClairMaster's Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
07/25/201110:00 amMS Defense: Performance Evaluation of a Novel Asymmetric Capacitor Using a Light-Weight, Carbon Foam Supported Positive Nickel ElectrodeMr. Padmanaban Sasthan Kuttipillai MS Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
06/17/201111:00 am"New Developments in Chiral Phosphate Based Asymmetric Methodology"Dr. Jon AntillaAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida
04/26/20112:00 pmOriginal Research Proposal Defense: Total Synthesis of Parnafungin A Isomer: An Antifungal Natural ProductMr. Giri K. VegesnaDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/22/20113:00 pmProspects of Cost Effective Solar Electricity with Flexible Thin Film Solar CellsDr. Ayodhya N. TiwariLaboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics, EMPA-Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Science and Technology, Zurich-Dbendorf, Switzerland
04/21/201110:00 amOriginal Research Proposal Defense: Synthesis of Jaspamides M and NMr. Suntara FueangfungPhD student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/15/20119:00 amOriginal Research Proposal: Surface-molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles of Gold NP@Fe3O4 NP Composites for Salmonella Detection by Surface Plasmon ResonanceMr. Xiaochu DingDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/08/20113:00 pmInsights on organic aerosols formed via the ozonolysis of limonene based on ultrahigh resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) massDr. Shuvashish KunduPruett Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/05/201110:30 amPhD Defense: Synthesis of Chiral Ferrosalen Ligands And Their Applications in Asymmetric CatalysisMr. Xiang ZhangDoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/04/20114:00 pmElectrostatic Mechanisms in Biology and Chemistry: Insights from Computer SimulationsDr. Jana ShenAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
03/25/20113:00 pmAn Integrated Systems Approach to Biofuels from Algal BiomassDr. Tylisha M. BrownNSF AGEP Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
03/17/20113:00 pmCollaborative Drug Discovery Research in an Academic SettingPaul Helquist, PhDProfessor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
03/04/20113:00 pmAnalysis of Lipids and Carbohydrates in Biofuel Feedstocks by Liquid Chromatography Mass SpectrometryDr. Vera SamburovaAssistant Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute
02/25/20113:00 pmFrom Nanostructure to FunctionDr. Yanhu Wei Research Associate, Northwestern University, Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering
02/24/20114:00 pmFunctional Metal-organic Frameworks : From synthesis to process and applications Dr. Shuangbing HanPostdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering DOE's Non-Equilibrium Energy Research Center
02/22/201110:00 amPhD Defense: Syntheses and Structures of Molybdenum and Tungsten Complexes Capable of Epoxidation and Copper Coordination Polymers and DendrimersMr. Linsheng FengDoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
02/18/20113:00 pmHyperbranched polymers and copolymers of glycidolDr. Tim RoyappaAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of West Florida
02/15/20113:00 pmTheoretical studies on the reactions of radicals with atmospheric compounds containing reduced sulfurMs. Nina TyminskaDoctoral Student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
02/04/20113:00 pmPresentation on Intervention with At- Risk StudentsMichigan Technological University EITDean of Students Office
01/28/20113:00 pmThe Search for an Amyloid NucleusDr. Caryn HeldtAssistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
01/20/20111:00 pmA Proteomics Voyage to Biomarker DiscoveryDr. Bingyun SunResearch Scientist, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington
12/8/20103:00 pmFormation of carbon particles in extreme environmentsDr. Fabien GoulayUniversity of California, Berkeley
12/6/20103:00 pmSoliton-like Waves of Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence (ECL) in Conjugated Polymer Thin FilmsDr. Song GuoUniversity of Texas at Austin
11/29/20103:00 pmSurface Chemistry from Astrobiology to CatalysisDr. Heather AbbottGeorgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
11/22/201010:00 amMS Defense: Ultrasonic Dispersion Of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes And CelluloseMs. Colina DuttaMS Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
11/12/20103:00 pmReal-Time Quantitative Microscopy of Nanoscale MaterialsDr. Reza Shahbazian YassarAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University
11/05/20103:00 pmErythrocyte Electrokinetics in Medical MicrodevicesDr. Adrienne MinerickAssociate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
10/12/20109:00 amLeptin derived peptide modified nanoparticles for brain targeted antibody deliveryMs. Mimi YangDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
10/01/20103:00 pmDistorted cubic, almost flat tetramers and trimers from the stabilization of molybdenum and vanadium oxides with dialkyl phosphonates.John S. Maass and Rudy L. LuckAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
09/24/20103:00 pmProbing Air with Light: Insights on Tropospheric Ozone and Aerosol Formation from New Laser Based InstrumentationDr. Frank KeutschAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/17/20103:00 pmPolymer-Matrix Nanocomposites with Special Reference to PolyestersDr. Soheir Tawfik 
09/16/20104:00 pmThe Chemistry & Alchemy of BrewingDr. Robert BatesUniversity of Florida
08/27/20109:00 amPhD Defense: Conjugated Polymers and Their Composites as Sensing MaterialsSingaravelu VelayudhamDoctoral Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
08/05/20103:00 pmOriginal Research ProposalNa HuDoctoral Student, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/27/20103:00 pmMS Defense: "Metal Accumulation on the Flora of Houghton County"Ms. Rajni KalavendiMS Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/23/20103:00 pmImportance of Perception - Why You Should Care About What Others ThinkDr. Masha V. PetrovaFounder and CEO of MVP Modeling Solutions, LLC in Hockessin, DE
04/23/20101:00 pmPhD Defense: Soluble expression of active recombinant alkaline phytase in bacteria and yeastMr. Steven JohnsonPhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/16/20103:00 pmBimolecular Nonlinear Polymerization (BMNLP) as an Alternative to Traditional ABx Strategy for the Synthesis of Hyperbranched PolymersDr. Petar R. DvornicSenior Research Scientist and Professor of Polymer Chemistry, Michigan Molecular Institute
04/16/20109:00 amDesign and Synthesis of Polymerizable Ionic Liquids Containing Amino Acid Anions: New Electrolytes for Lithium BatteriesNing ChenDoctoral student, Department of Chemistry , Michigan Technological University
04/09/20103:00 pmNew theoretical models for high precision coupled cluster calculationsDr. Karol KowalskiSenior Research Scientist, WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, High Performance Software Development, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
04/06/20102:30 pmSyntheses and Characterization of monomeric Mo(VI) complexes with bidentate phosphine oxide ligands and dimeric and tetrameric Mo(V) clusters with benzoic acid and phosphinic acid derivatives; containing MoO2, Mo2O2(-O)2 and Mo4O4(3-O)4 structural motifsMs. Soumyashree SreehariDoctoral candidate, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/02/20103:00 pmMessenger RNA recoding by adenosine deaminationDr. Peter BealProfessor, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis
03/30/20103:00 pmMechanistic basis of glycan recognition by lectinsDr. Tarun K. DamDepartment of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
03/19/20103:00 pmLibrary Resources & Services UpdateDavid Bezotte, JR Van Pelt and Opie LibraryReference and Instruction Librarian
03/05/20103:00 pmTwo Tales about the Third Element Dr. Eva ZurekAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
03/03/20103:00 pmEffective Computational Methods for Complex Biomolecular Processes: Development and ApplicationsDr. Haibo YuPostdoctoral Scholar, Benot Roux's Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago
02/26/20103:00 pm"Quantum Dots-Tagged Viruses As Imaging Nanoprobes"Dr. Ching-An Peng, Professor, James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair in BioengineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
02/19/20103:00 pm"Cross-boundary Effects on Energy and Nutrient Flow in Mountain Streams"Dr. Amy MarcarelliAssistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University
02/12/20103:00 pmChemical Biology of Vision: New Approaches to Treat Eye DiseasesDr. Wan Jin JahngAssistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University
01/15/20103:00 pmSome Recent Developments in Forensic ToxicologyPeter F Method, PhDAssociate Director Indiana State Department of Toxicology (retired)
12/04/20093:00 pmTurning an aminoglycoside resistance problem into a solutionDr. Sylvie Garneau-TsodikovaJohn G. Searle Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Research Assistant Professor, LSI, University of Michigan, Life Sciences Institute
11/13/20093:00 pmGaias Breath and Global ChangeDr. Paul DoskeyProfessor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University
11/06/20093:00 pmHigh Spatial Resolution Chemical Imaging Applications in Biology, Geology and ArtDr. Carol HirschmuglProfessor, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
10/30/20093:00 pmFluorescent dissolved organic matter cycling reveals dynamic catchment interactions in Lake SuperiorDr. Rose CoryAssistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health
10/23/20093:00 pmModeling pH effects in protein folding and functionDr. Charles Brooks IIIUniversity of Michigan
10/16/20093:00 pmHydrogen Activation by Transition MetalsProf. Dr. Dr.h.c. N. RschTechnische Universitt Mnchen, Department Chemie, Theoretische Chemie
10/02/20093:00 pmLarge Scale Oligonucleotide Purification and Chiral Ferrocenyl Ligands for Enantioselective CatalysisDr. Shiyue FangAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
09/25/20093:00 pmWhen metabolism goes awry! The case of maple syrup urine diseaseDr. Michael GibsonProfessor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University
09/18/20093:00 pmStructural Insights into New Epigenetic Mechanisms in TranscriptionDr. Ming Ming ZhouDr. Harold and Golden Lamport Professor and Chairman Department of Structural and Chemical Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
07/10/200910:00 amOriginal Research ProposalMartha J Barajas MenesesDoctoral Student
04/17/20094:00 pmA 1,2,4-Triazole to Thiazole TransformationLarry MaillouxMS Defense
04/17/20093:00 pmTo be announcedMark SchoenfischAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill
04/06/20094:00 pmAtmospheric Organic Matter Composition Analysis by Ultra-high Resolution Mass SpectrometryDr. Lynn MazzoleniAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
04/06/20093:00 pmA Review of the Physical and Chemical Fundamentals of Nuclear PowerDr. Donald DaavettilaEmeritus Faculty, Department of Physics
04/03/20093:00 pmOrthogonal Space Random Walk to Acheive Long Timescale Sampling Dr. Wei YangAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
03/27/20093:00 pmPolymer NanocompositesDr. Rani JosephCochin University of Science and Technology
03/20/20093:00 pmAn Atomic Resolution View of Histone Code Misinterpretation: A model for Autoimmune Disorder.Dr. Suvobrata ChakravartyMount Sinai School of Medicine
02/20/20093:00 pmSynthesis and Evaluation of Tumor-targeting Anticancer Agents & Discovery of New Methods for Peptide LigationDr. Jin ChenMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
02/16/20093:00 pmNickel-N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Synthesis and Reactivity with O2Dr. Benjamin DibleUniversity of Rochester
02/10/20094:00 pmSparsely Substituted Hydroporphyrins Simple Mimics of Photosynthetic PigmentsDr. Marcin PtaszekNorth Carolina State University
01/23/20093:00 pmTo be announcedDr. Martin ThompsonAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
12/12/20083:00 pmDesigning Protease Inhibitors Against Resistant Strains of HIV D. Eric Walters, Ph.D.Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
12/5/20083:00 pmFreeze Frame Flicks of Fleeting Intermediates in Heme Enzyme ReactionsJames R. Kincaid, PhDPfletschinger Habermann Professor, Department of Chemistry, Marquette University
11/21/20087:00 pmSeminar cancelled  
11/14/20083:00 pmStudies of Protein Prenylation at Three Length ScalesMark Distefano, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
11/12/20087:00 pmFrom Garbage to Stuff: How We Recycle PlasticsDr. William F. CarrollVice President for Chlorovinyl Issues at OxyChem and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington
11/07/20083:00 pmAlternative Splicing and Natural Antisense Transcription in PopulusDr. Yinan YuanPostdoctoral Research Associate
10/24/20083:00 pmMechanistic Analysis and Inhibition of Clostridium difficile Toxin A: Using Chemical Strategies to Develop New Treatments for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea Andrew Feig, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
09/19/20083:00 pmHazard Communication TrainingDr. David ChesneyAssociate Professor, Safety Officer, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
09/15/20087:00 pm"Chemistry in Comics"Dr. Al HazariUniversity of Tennesee
09/12/20083:00 pmInformational Meeting for New Graduate StudentsDr. Pushpa MurthyChair, Graduate Programs Committee, Department of Chemistry
06/16/20083:00 pmAtmospheric Particles and Climate Change: Investigations of Water- Soluble Organic CompoundsLynn R. Mazzoleni, PhDPostdoctoral Research Associate, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico
04/16/20083:00 pmTools for Chemoenzymatic Synthesis in the MEP PathwayDr. Caren L. Freel MeyersAssistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
03/27/20084:00 pmCoupled-Cluster Calculations for Many-Electron and Other Many-Fermion Systems: From Reaction Pathways in Chemistry to Atomic NucleiDr. Piotr PiecuchUniversity Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
03/07/20087:00 pmNo Seminar Today  
02/29/20087:00 pmNo Seminar Today  
02/22/20083:00 pmSolvent Polarity and Dynamics in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: Life Without the Dipole MomentDr. Mark N. KobrakAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
02/15/20083:00 pmCounting and Tracking Single SNARE Molecules in Live CellsDr. Michelle KnowlesPostdoctoral Fellow, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
02/08/20087:00 pmNo Seminar Today--Winter Carnival  
02/01/20083:00 pmFrom Atoms to Nanoparticles and Surfaces:Atomically resolved models in Heterogeneous Catalysis.Dr. Daro J. StacchiolaChemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
01/25/20083:00 pmDeveloping Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymers to Improve the In Vivo Biocompatibility and Performance of Implanted SensorsDr. Megan C. FrostAssistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
12/14/20077:00 pmNO SEMINAR TODAY -- Congratulations, graduates!  
12/07/20073:00 pmFunctional Conjugated Polymers for Noncovalent Engineering of Nanotubes and Biosensing ApplicationsDr. Haiying LiuAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
11/30/20073:00 pmFOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: Tips and Tricks for Writing Your Thesis or DissertationDr. Debra D. CharlesworthAssistant to the Dean, Graduate School, Michigan Technological University
11/23/20077:00 pmNO SEMINAR TODAY  
11/16/20077:00 pmNO SEMINAR TODAY  
11/09/20073:00 pmMolecular Wires, Diodes, and Non-Platinum Hydrogen Electrodes: Coordination Chemistry ApproachDr. Eugenijus UrneziusAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
10/26/20073:00 pmSynthetic and Mechanistic Study of the Ruthenium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation Reactions of AminesDr. Chae S. YiAssociate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Marquette University
10/19/20073:00 pm"Synthesis and Biomedical Applications of Complex Glycoconjugates"Dr. Zhongwu GuoProfessor, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
10/12/20073:00 pmNO SEMINARProvost visit with faculty and staffDr. Lesley Lovett-DoustProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
10/05/20073:00 pmPhotodegradation of natural dissolved organic matter from a temperate estuaryElizabeth C. Minor, PhDAssoc. Prof., Large Lakes Observatory and Dept. of Chem. & Biochem., Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth
09/28/20073:00 pm"Synthesis and Study of Peptide Antibiotics that Inhibit Bacterial Cell Wall Biosynthesis"Dr. Michael VanNieuwenhze Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
09/21/20073:00 pmHazard Communication TrainingDr. David ChesneyAssociate Professor, Safety Officer, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University
09/14/20073:00 pmAcademic Ethics and IntegrityPatricia A. Gotschalk, J.D.Director of Student Judicial Affairs, Michigan Technological University
09/07/20073:00 pm K-DayNo seminar 
02/02/20073:00 pmThe Mode of Thermal Degradation of Poly(styrene)B.A. Howell Center for Applications in Polymer Science - Central Michigan University
12/15/20064:00 pmPolymers for Medical and Environmental ApplicationsDr. Anja MeullerAssistant Professor of Chemistry - Central Michigan
12/08/20063:00 pmCarbohydrate-Based, Diversity Oriented Synthesis Dr. Peter AndreannaAssistant Professor - Wayne State
12/01/20063:00 pmBimetallic Transition Metal Complexes Built on Soft Donor (P, S) LigandsDr. Eugene UrneziusAssistant Professor - Michigan Technological University
11/10/20063:00 pmDirected Evolution of Homogeneous CatalystsDr. Keith WooProfessor and Associate Chair - Iowa State
11/03/063:00 pmOcean acidification: the new ugly kid on the climate change blockDr. Joan KleypasISSE Scientist - University of Colorado
10/27/20063:00 pmElectrochemistry/Bioanalytical ChemistryDr. Adrian MichaelAssociate Professor Electrochemistry/Bioanalytical Chemistry - University of Pittsburgh
10/20/20063:00 pmProtein-Protein Interactions and Neurodegenerative DiseaseDr. Jason GestwickiResearch Assistant Professor - U Michigan
10/06/20063:00 pmThe Fundamental Nature of the Electrostatic Potential in Atoms and MoleculesDr. Peter PolitzerProfessor of Chemistry - UNO
5/8/20064:00 pmAstrochemistry: What's New in the New Field of AstrochemistryDr. Yorke E. RhodesNew York University
4/7/20063:00 pmFunctional Conjugated Polymers for Noncovalent Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes and Sensing ApplicationsDr. Haiying LiuAssistant Professor - Department of Chemistry Michigan Technological University
3/31/20063:00 pmFunctional Genomics of Secondary Metabolism in PopulusDr. Chung-Jui TsaiAssociate Professor - School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Michigan Technological University
3/24/20063:00 pmUnusual Oxetanes in Organic SynthesisDr. Amy R. HowellProfessor - Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut
3/17/20063:00 pmDecoding Protein-Protein Interactions through Combinatorial ChemistryDr. Dehua PeiProfessor, Department of Chemistry - The Ohio State University
2/17/20063:00 pmMechanistic Environmental Chemistry: Photo-generated Reactive Species and Pollutant DegradationDr. Kristopher McNeillMcKnight Land-Grant Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry University of Minnesota
11/11/20053:00 pmSynthesis of Folate Analogs and Conjugates as Targeted Cancer Chemotherapeutics and BNCT AgentsDr. Venjatram R. MereddyAssistant Professor - Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth
10/10/20053:00 pmLayer-by-Layer Assembled Composites: from Optoelectronics to Ultrastrong Materials and Tissue EngineeringNicholas A. KotovAssociate Professor - Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
9/23/20053:00 pmDesigner Ligands for Proteins: From Thermodynamic Analysis to Cellular ActivityDr. Mark SpallerAssistant Professor - Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
9/16/20053:00 pmHuman Histone Deacetylase Proteins: Intriguing Drug TargetDr. Mary Kay PflumAssistant Professor - Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

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