Departmental Seminar Series

Our chemistry and physics seminar series meets in Science 059 at 11:00 AM on Tuesdays. Students interested in attending graduate school are encouraged to meet with the academic seminar speakers on Tuesday afternoon.

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Fall 2014 Seminar Series


Date Speaker
Sept 2 Philip Albiniak, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, "The Investigation and Utility of Newly Synthesized Oxypyridinium Salts as Mild and Efficient Carbon Electrophiles" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Sept 23 Huiping Zhu (Ph.D. student), Department of Chemistry and Physics, Indiana State University, "Injection of Spin Polarization into Si from the Heterostructure LaMnO3/Si Interface" (Seminar Abstract)
Sept 30 Dana Dlott, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Molecular Dynamics of Explosives" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Oct 7 Mike Schulte, ISU Chemistry Alumnus, "Application of Organocatalysis to the Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Relevant Scaffolds: Chiral Aziridines and beta-Fluoroamines" (Seminar Abstract)
Oct 28 Gary Heifje, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, "Models, Measurements, Methods, and Machines" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Nov 4 Outreach speaker, Eli Lilly and Company (Homepage)
Nov 11 Tai-Chang Chiang, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Homepage)


Spring 2014 Seminar Series


Date Speaker
Jan 14 Nicholas Manicke, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, "Development of Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Its Application to Problems in the Biomedical and Forensic Sciences" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Feb 11 Stanislav Groysman, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, "Synthesis of the Low-Coordinate Bis(Alkoxide) Metal Complexes and Their Reactivity in N-N bond Formation Reactions" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Feb 18 Mitchell Croatt, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "Triazoles and Carbenes and Clinprost, Oh My!" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Mar 25 Josh Maurer, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, "Programming A Neuron’s Environment: New Materials for Neurobiology" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Apr 1 Peggy Williams, ISU graduate, Ph.D. candidate in Department of Chemistry at Purdue University, "Reactivity of Isomeric Substituted Dehydropyridinium Cations in the Gas Phase: Probing the Strange Reactivity of the 3-Hydroxy-2-Dehydropyridinium Cation" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Apr 8 Yong P. Chen, Department of Physics, Purdue University, "Stories of Graphene and Beyond" (Homepage)


Fall 2013 Seminar Series


Date Speaker
Aug 27 Christopher Mulligan, Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University, "Towards a Versatile Mass Spectrometric Platform for Comprehensive Field Analytics" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Sept 3 Peter Andreana, Department of Chemistry, University of Toledo, "From Diversity in Small Molecule Synthesis to Carbohydrate-based Vaccines: Concerted Efforts Towards Eradicating Cancer as a Disease" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Sept 24 Stuart A.Solin, Department of Physics, Washington University at St. Louis, "Extraordinary Physics in Semiconductor-Metal Hybrid Structures" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Oct 8 Lingxiang Jiang (Postdoctoral Fellow), Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, "Self-Assembly of Molecules and Colloids on Multiple Length-Scale" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Oct 29 Keith J. Stine, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Missouri - St. Louis, "Development and Application of Nanoporous Gold for Analytical and Synthetic Applications" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Nov 12 Donald Slocum, Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, "Aromatic Substitutions in Hydrocarbon Media; Rebooting Classic Concepts" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)


Spring 2013 Seminar Series


Date Speaker
Jan 15 Kevin Williams, Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, "Tailoring Platinum(II) Complexes to Biologically Relevant Targets" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Jan 22 Anita Mattson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, "New Directions in Hydrogen Bond Donor Catalysis" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Feb 12 Hilkka Kenttamaa, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, "Organic Mass Spectrometry" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Feb 19 Richard Higashi, Department of Chemistry, University of Louisville, "Dalton's Muse: Lies of the Periodic Table and Its Application to Metabolomics" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Mar 19 Jared Anderson, Department of Chemistry, University of Toledo, "Exploiting the Versatility of Ionic Liquids and Polymeric Ionic Liquids in Sample Preparation and Separation Science" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)
Apr 2 Richard DiMarchi, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University - Bloomington, "Novel Drug Treatments for Metabolic Disease: From Gut Hormones to Polypharmacy" (Homepage) (Seminar Abstract)