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Departmental Seminar Schedule for Fall 2014
** Held in Hunter 100 on Thursdays at 4:00pm. **

August

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
19 Dr. Guenter Haufe - Munster, Germany Selective Fluorination - Key to the Synthesis of Promising Molecules Joe Thrasher
28 Annual Department Picnic


September

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
18

Ramaraja Ramasamy - University of Georgia

"Bio-electrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Sensing Applications - Opportunities and Challenges" Ya-Ping Sun
25

October

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
2 Dan Reger - USC "Dinuclear Metallacycles with Single Anion Bridges:  Unusual Magnetic Properties" Modi Wetzler
9 Bruno Ameduri - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique "Recent Advances in the Controlled Radical (co)Polymerization of Fluoroalkenes and Application Therefrom" Joseph Thrasher
16
23 John Ogilvie - University of Costa Rica "The Hydrogen Atom and Chemistry" Karl Dieter
24 John Ogilvie - University of Costa Rica "Photochemistry of Methane at 3 K" Karl Dieter
30 Jose Almirall - Florida International University "From Basic Research to Routine Use in the Courtroom:  Elemental Analysis and Comparisons of Materials with Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry" Ken Marcus

November

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
6
13 Bruce Moyer - Oak Ridge National Laboratory "Separations Chemistry and Host-Guest Concepts Applied to Problems of Contemporary Interest" Modi Wetzler
20 Joseph Teprovich - Savannah River National Lab  "Science and Technology of Hydrogen in Energy Storage and Conversion Devices"  Steve Creager
27 THANKSGIVING    

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Departmental Seminar Schedule for Spring 2015

January

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
Classes Begin    
15
22 James Prestegard - University of Georgia Glycans on Glycoproteins:  Insight into Funtion from NMR and MD Leah Casabianca
29

February

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
5 Paul Floreancig - University of Pittsburgh Oxidative Carbocation Formation in Complex Molecule Synthesis Dan Whitehead
12    
19  Jenifer Braley - Colorado School of Mines Actinide Interactions with (Poly)aminopolycarboxylates:  Advanced Fuel Cycle Applications & Fundamental Chemistry  
26 Seminar cancelled

March

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
5 Hui Wang - University of South Carolina "Shaping Metallic Nanoparticles toward Integrated Plasmonics and Catalysis" George Chumanov
12 Modi Wetzler - Clemson University "Applications and Advances in N- Alkylation Chemistry" Karl Dieter
16-20 Spring Break    
22-26 ACS meeting in Denver, CO    

April

Day Speaker Topic Sponsor
2 Seminar cancelled
3 Justin Ragains - Louisiana State University "Visible Light Photochemistry and Redox Catalysis in the Pursuit of Structure and Function" Dan Whitehead
9 Christopher Jones - Georgia Tech "Amine-Modified Silicates as Acid/Base Bifunctional Catalysts, Catalyst Supports and CO2 Sorbents" Dan Whitehead
16 Janna Maranas - The Pennsylvania State University "Ion Containing Polymers for Battery Technology" Dvora Perahia
23

Sheng Dai  - Oak Ridge National Lab

University of Tennessee

"Tailoring Mesoporous Carbons and Related Materials for Energy Applications" Ya-Ping Sun

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These seminars are open to anyone interested and will be held in the Hunter Laboratories Auditorium Room 100 on Thursdays at 4:00pm.. For any further information, please contact George Chumanov (gchumak@clemson.edu) or telephone (864) 656-2339.

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Student Seminar Schedule For Fall 2014

Physical and Analytical Chemistry Student Seminar Program
CH851 (section 2) Analytical/Physical Student Seminar:

Date Speaker Title
September 16
September 23 Sarah Jones "Recent Developments in Secondary Ionization Mass Spectrometry"
October 7 Sushant Sahu "Development and Evaluation of Carbon-based Quantum Dots for Carbon Dioxide Photoconversion"
October 21 Lakshman Ventrapragada -  Literature "Optogenetics - Neuroscience's New Toolbox"
December 2 Teeranan Nongnual

"Self-healing Organic Fluorophores for Super-resolved Fluorescence Microscopy"

Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Student Seminar Program
CH 851 Organic-Inorganic Seminar:

Date Speaker Title
August 29 Dr. Whitehead "Guidelines for a Good Seminar"
September 5 Megan Sibley - Literature "Barium Titanate:  Effect of Crystal Size on Multiferroic Properties"
September 12 Ethan LeCroy "Polymer Solar Cells:  Improving Conversion Efficiency through Controlled Nanoscale Morphology"
September 19 Steven Belina - Proposal "The Development of Novel SF5N - and SF5CF2 - containing building blocks"
September 26 Kristin Sockwell - Literature "Moving Toward Thorium as a Nuclear Fuel"
October 3 Carlos Arias - Literature "Ionic Liquids in Green Chemistry:  Synthesis and Applications"
October 24 Andrea Gaertner - Literature TBA
December 5 Craig Goodman - Proposal "Towards Understanding Polyphenol Antioxidant Mechanisms in E. coli"

Student Seminar Schedule For Spring 2015

Physical and Analytical Chemistry Student Seminar Program
CH851 (section 2) Analytical/Physical Student Seminar:

Date Speaker Title
March 10   Charles Lowe TBA                                                           
March 24                                                                    
March 31
April 7 Paul Haupt-Renaud TBA
April 14 Sabina Maskey "Conformation of a Single Chain of Rigid Polymers in Dilute Solutions:  Molecular Dynamics Study"
April 21 Zhe Jia "Motor Proteins:  A Brief Review and Prospective"
April 28 Sidath Wijesinghe "How Good are Coarse-Grained Polymer Models?  A Comparison for Atactic Polystyrene"

Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Student Seminar Program
CH 851 Organic-Inorganic Seminar:

Date Speaker Title
January 23 Dr. Joseph Thrasher - Kickoff Meeting
January 30 Siyan Qing - Proposal Seminar (Thrasher) "Syntheses and Applications of Trifluoromethyl-and Pentafluorosulfanyl-containing Organic Molecules"
February 6 Jaime Murphy - Literature Seminar (Brumaghim) "Elucidating the role of biorelevant metals in alpha-synuclein oligomerization in Parkinson disease"
February 13
February 27 Wang Wan - Proposal Seminar (Smith) "Influence of Ionic Side-chains on Properties of Polythiophenes"
March 6 Dino Sulejmanovic - Final Research Seminar (Hwu) "Salt-Inclusion Synthesis of Reduced Polyoxometalates Solids"
March 13 Timothy Lex - Literature Seminar (Whitehead) "Highlights of Recent Synthetic Applications of Cyclopropanes"
April 3 Brad Stadelman - Final Research Seminar (Brumaghim) "Thione and Selone Reactivity:  Metal Binding and Antioxidant Properties"
April 10 Sara Comer - Final Research Seminar (Kolis) "Hydrothermal Crystal Growth of Ternary and Mixed Alkali Rare Earth Fluorides for Optical Applications"
April 17 Kyle Fulle - Proposal Seminar (Kolis) "Hydrothermal Crystal Growth of Ternary and Mixed Alkali Rare Earth Fluorides for Optical Applications"
April 24 Heeren Gordan - Proposal Seminar (Whitehead) "A Targeted Synthesis and Delivery Strategy for Anti-Trypanosomal Drugs/Chiral Boronate Esters for Stereochemical Control in Diels-Alder Cycloadditions"

Proposal Seminars
Date, Seminar Speaker
:

Dates reserved for candidate final serminar
Date, Seminar Speaker:

The Physical/Analytical seminars are held on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Hunter100.

The Inorganic/Organic seminars are held on Fridays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in
Hunter 100.

Attendance of all graduate students is required.

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