Departmental Seminar Series

Our chemistry and physics seminar series usually meets in Room 059 in the Science Building at 11:00 AM on Tuesdays, but some seminars will take place using Zoom instead of in-person. Students interested in attending graduate school are encouraged to meet with the academic seminar speakers on Tuesday afternoon.

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Spring 2023 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Jan 24 Michael Beck, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Eastern Illinois University, "Chemical Biology Approaches for Uncovering Interindividual Variability in Drug Metabolism" (Homepage)
Jan 31 Michele Verst, Director of Medical Physics, Hux Cancer Center, "Medical Physics: One of the Most Critical Jobs in Cancer Care that No One Knows About"
Feb 21 Hadiseh Alaeian, Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute, Purdue University, "From Dipolar to Rydberg Photonics" (Homepage)
Apr 18 Yongming Deng, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, IUPUI, "A New Avenue for Single-Electron Chemistry of Aromatic N-oxides in Synthesis and Catalysis" (Homepage)


Fall 2022 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Sept 6 Patrick Bohman (ISU Chemistry Alumnus), Sales Representative for Thermo-Fisher Scientific, "My career in analytical chemistry: What following suggestions has done for me." (Homepage)
Sept 13 Amy VandeVelde and Gina Federighi, Elanco- Clinton, IN (Homepage)
Oct 11 Brittany Morgan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, "Cracking the Code: Predicting Small Molecule Binding to a Cryptic, Dynamic Protein Pocket." (Homepage)
Oct 25 Nicholas Oberlies, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, "The Fungal Battlefield: A Source for New Chemical Diversity?" (Homepage)
Nov 1 Shixiong Zhang, Department of Physics, Indiana University-Bloomington, "Magnetism in 2D van der Waals Materials" (Homepage)

(Zoom seminar)


Spring 2022 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Jan 25 Wei Shi, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, "Study of Bioactive Natural Products in Medicine and Biology" (Homepage) 

(Zoom seminar)

Feb 1 Lee Thompson, Department of Chemistry, University of Louisville, "Different Orbitals for Different Configurations: Compact Wavefunction Descriptions for Modeling Excited State Processes" (Homepage)

(In person)

Mar 1 S. Lance Cooper, Department of Physics, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, "Shining Light on Collective Excitations in Strongly Interacting Materials" (Homepage) 

(Zoom seminar)

Apr 5 Julia Laskin, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, "Ambient Imaging of Biological Tissues Using Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization (nano-DESI) Mass Spectrometry" (Homepage) 

(Zoom seminar)

Apr 19 Partha Basu, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, IUPUI, "Complexes of Antipodal Dithione and Dithiolene Ligands: New Chemistry from Old Friends" (Homepage)

(In person)


Fall 2021 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Aug 31 Jennifer Schomaker, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Taming Nitrene Reactivity with Silver Catalysts" (Homepage)
Sept 7 Kimberly Gleason (ISU Chemistry Alumna), Elanco- Clinton, IN (Homepage)
Sept 14 Joseph Gerdt, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University-Bloomington, "Interspecies Chemical Signaling in a Privileged Protozoan" (Homepage)
Oct 19 Rebekah J. Borders (ISU Alumna), Australian Gold- Indianapolis, "Cosmetic Chemistry: the Hidden Science"
Oct 26 James Eckstein, Department of Physics, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, "New Phenomena from Interfaces in Oxides" (Homepage)


Contact Information
Jennifer Inlow, Chairperson

Department of Chemistry and Physics
600 Chestnut Street
Science Building, Room 035
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Office: Science 035
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-2232

Office: Science 165
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-4396

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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