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

Seminars will be presented at 3:15 pm in the Science Building, Room 1191. (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

Sept 05, 2014         Dr. Ian Anderson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

                                  “Research Opportunities at ORNL”

                                    2:00 pm in SCI 1190

Sept 12, 2014          Dr. Charles Chusuei (MTSU Chem Dept)

                                  “Welcome MS Chemistry Graduate Students”

Sept 26, 2014          Dr. Peter Pulay (University of Arkansas)

                                  “The Calculation of Intermolecular Interaction Energies”

                                   Special reception with refreshments begins at 2:50 pm

                                   in SCI 1191; seminar begins at 3:20 pm

Oct 01, 2014           Dr. Donna Nelson (University of Oklahoma)

                                  “Improving Organic Chemistry Education by Comparing


                                   [Co-sponsored by MTSU Distinguished Lecture Series, Women

                                   in STEM, and MTSU Disability & Access Center]

Oct  03, 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


Oct  08, 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  10, 2014           Dr. De-en Jiang (University of California at Riverside)

                                   “What Can Molecular Simulation Do for Global Warming?”

Oct 17, 2014            No seminar due to SERMACS meeting.

Oct  20, 2014           Dr. Harry Kroto (Florida State University)  (Nobel Laureate)

                                   “Carbon in Nano and Outer Space”

                                     7:00 pm in SCI 1006

Oct  24, 2014           Dr. William Tolman (University of Minnesota)

                                  “Plastic from Plants: The Chemistry of Sustainable Polymers”

                                   [MTSU Distinguished lecture series]

                                     3:15 pm in SCI 1003

Oct 30, 2014            Ms. Elsbeth Griffiths (MS thesis defense)

                                   "Creation of an Energetic, Polymeric 1,2,3-Triazole from

                                    Aryl Azides"                           

                                    10:00am  Business and Aerospace Building Room S213

Oct 31, 2014             MS thesis TBA

Nov 21, 2014            Dr. Vlad Iluc (University of Notre Dame)

                                   “Secondary Metal-Ligand Interactions: C-H Activation and

                                    Metal-Element Multiple Bonding”

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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