Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule (Chemistry Home)    

Seminars this semester will be presented on Fridays at 3:15 pm in the Davis Science Building, Room 106. (Exceptions to this location and time denoted in red 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. Refer to this link for CHEM 6800 and to help navigate through your degree program.


Date                          Speaker/Presentation Title

Jan  24, 2014            Dr. Scott Handy and Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept)

                                 “Welcome MS Chemistry Graduate Students”

Feb  07, 2014           Dr. Jing Kong (MTSU Chem Dept)

                                 “Challenges to Computation: From Breakup of a Hydrogen

                                  Molecule to Ligand-Protein Binding”

Feb  21, 2014           Dr. Nadja Cech (Univ of North Carolina - Greensboro)

                                 “Anti-Virulence Compounds from Nature: Outsmarting the


                                  Golden Goggles Lecture!

                                             Banquet at 5:30pm at the Davis Science Building Rm 106

                                             Golden Goggles lecture and award presentation in Wiser-Patten

                                             Room 102 at 7:00pm                                   

Mar 07, 2014           Dr. Julia Brumaghim (Clemson Univ)

                                “You Are What You Eat: Fruit Polyphenols Prevent

                                  Oxidative DNA Damage Through Metal Coordination”

                                         Wiser-Patten Science Hall, Room 102, 3:15pm

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”

                                  Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building, Room 105, 9:00am

Mar 28, 2014           Dr. Andrew Burden (MTSU Chem Dept)

                                 “FROM COTTON TO CANCER: Catalytic Inhibition of DNA

                                  Topoisomerase II by Gossypol”

Apr 3, 2014              Mr. Matthew Robinson (MS thesis defense)

                                 “The Effect of Pyramidalization at Nitrogen in a Series of

                                  Donor-π-Acceptor Dyes” (meets at 4:00pm on a Thursday)

Apr 04, 2014            Dr. Hong Guo (Univ of Tennessee­–Knoxville)

                                 “Simulations of Complex Biological Systems”

Apr 07, 2014           Mr. Peter Haddix (MS thesis defense)

                                 "Toward Fluorescence Enhancement of Dyes in Mesoporous

                                  SiO2 and Organic Films" (meets at 12:00pm on a Monday in

                                         Business and Aerospace Building, Rm S307)

Apr 18, 2014            Dr. Ruth Pachter (Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Materials &

                                 Manufacturing Directorate)

                                 “Optical and Electronic Properties of Low-Dimensional Materials”

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)

                                  Wiser-Patten Science Hall, Room 102, 3:15pm

Note to visiting seminar speakers:  Parking space in the “white area” adjacent to the Davis Science Building and Wiser Patten Science Hall Building is recommended.  A decal and parking spot will be reserved for you in advance of your visit.  See web links (contained herein) for directions to campus and parking.

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