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The chemistry discipline hosts outside speakers from industry and academia along with senior chemistry/biochemistry majors during a year-long seminar series. The current schedule is shown below.

All seminars are Tuesday afternoons from 4 p.m.–5 p.m. in Science 1020

Spring 2013

Date Speaker Title
January 15 Chemistry Faculty Presentation of Introduction to Research Projects
January 22 Dan Seidenkranz Detection and Reduction of Chlorinated Ethenes in Groundwater
January 29 Lindsay Brown MCM-41: An Exploration into Mesoporous Compound Synthesis and its Use in Drug-Delivery Systems
February 5 Finhas Ogbazghi Determination of pKa via Computational Methods
February 12 Carolyn Thein Recycling Carbon Dioxide into Fuels and Synthetic Hydrocarbons: Reduction of CO2 into Methanol and Dimethyl Ether
February 19 Spencer Gardeen The intricacies of cell specific triblock polymer drug delivery systems
February 26 Jonathan Yasosky Aromatics in Titan’s Thermosphere
March 5 Brian Grunwald Optodes and Electrodes: A comparative look at the chemistry behind dissolved oxygen sensors
March 12 Denise Casemore Hydrogen bonds and their importance in a new class of Brønstead acids
March 19 Spring Break no seminar
March 26 Anthony Rooney The “Bitter” Chemistry of Beer: An Investigation of a Newly Discovered Degradation Pathway for Iso-α-Acids in Beer
April 2 Brady Stock Alzhiemer’s: The Role of beta-Amyloid
April 9 ACS meeting no seminar
April 16 Steven Just TBA
April 23
April 30 Annual poster session no seminar