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JAN 10
Invited Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Kenston Griffin

Invited Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Kenston Griffin

It is no secret that success and failure are both about the choices we make, the company we keep, and the time and energy we put into anything. “Time to Choose” is a life changing student workshop that assist individuals in facing the harsh realities of identifying one’s purpose, decision making, networking, utilizing academic supports and ultimately the power of positive choices. Upon the completion of this workshop, students will be provided a true reality checklist and tools that will assist them in taking their professional development to the next level.

Host: Dr. Carlos D. Garcia

4:00 pm


JAN 15
Graduate Program Application Deadline

Graduate Program Application Deadline

Clemson University is a public research institution located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in a rapidly developing upstate region of South Carolina.  It is a comprehensive research university with a traditional emphasis on science and engineering. The Department of Chemistry is a mid-size graduate program offering a PhD degree program, with 23 research faculty and approximately 100 graduate students. Under exceptional circumstances,students can also apply for the Master’s Degree in Chemistry. The department has faculty members with research efforts in all of the traditional areas of chemistry, with strengths in advanced materials, chemical biology, computational chemistry, nanoscale materials, and solid-state chemistry. For more information about the research being conducted in our department, please visit our website at http://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/chemistry/ people/faculty/index.html.

Entering students are usually appointed as teaching assistants, for which the 2017-2018 annual stipend is $22,000. After the first year, a large portion of the grad students are supported on research assistantships.  Additional fellowship support that can increase this stipend is available for particularly well-qualified applicants. We have an integral admission process that considers many aspects to rank candidates including research experience, letters of recommendation, publications, presentations in meetings, and the personal statement. 

Information related to the application process is available here.

 If you have any special questions about our department or program that you would like answered, please don't hesitate to ask. You may contact us directly by phone toll-free at 888-539-8854 (in U.S. & Canada) or 864-656-3095 (outside U.S. & Canada), or by email at chemistry@clemson.edu

12:00 am


JAN 24
Invited Chemistry Seminar:  Dr. Christopher Cahill

Invited Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Christopher Cahill

Dr. Christopher Cahill, The George Washington University, will present a seminar to the Chemistry Department.  Title will follow soon.

Host: Modi Wetzler

12:00 am 100 Hunter Hall


FEB 14
Invited Chemistry Seminar:  Dr. Aaron Vannucci

Invited Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Aaron Vannucci

Dr. Aaron Vannucci, University of South Carolina, will present a seminar to the Chemistry Department.  Title will follow soon.

Host: Dan Whitehead

4:00 pm 100 Hunter Auditorium


FEB 21
Invited Chemistry Seminar:  Dr. Theodore Goodson

Invited Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Theodore Goodson

Dr. Theodore Goodson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will present a seminar to the Chemistry Department.  Title will follow soon.

Host:  Sourav Saha

4:00 pm 100 Hunter Auditorium


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Student Seminar Schedule For Fall 2018

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

Date Speaker Title
September 18 Liaoran Cao TBA
September 25 Saheed Bukola TBA
October 2 Mariia Karabin TBA
October 9 Lei Wang TBA
October 16 Erina Mills TBA
October 23 Mayura Silva TBA
October 30 Richard Overstreet TBA
November 6 Fall Break
November 13  Hung Trang TBA
November 20 Lisi Wang TBA
November 27 Uthpala Wijayaratna TBA
December 4 Sachindra Kiridena TBA

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

Date Speaker Title
August 29 Prof. Joseph Thrasher - Kickoff Meeting
September 5  Qingzhao An - Literature (Tennyson Group) "Atomic Clusters:  Unique Properties, Synthesis, Characterizations and Future Directions"
September 12

Kyle Beard - Proposal (Creager/Saha Group)

"Renewable and Sustainable Technologies:  Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Alkaline Fuel Cells"
September 19 Deanna Pollard - Proposal (Brumaghim Group) "Using NMR Kinetics to Elucidate the Properties and Reaction Mechanisms of Imidazoles to Develop Synthetic Methods for Radical-Reactive Imidazole Chalcogenones"
September 26

Amina Khatan - Literature (Saha Group)

"Covalent Organic Frameworks:  Design, Synthesis and Applications"
October 3

Timmy Thiounn - Proposal (Smith/Tennyson Group)

"Advances in Inverse Vulcanization"
October 10 Mahsa Foroughian - Literature (Kolis Group) "Crystallographic methods in host-guest systems"
October 17 Muditha Kolambage - Proposal (Kolis Group) "Hydrothermal Synthesis and Structural Characterization and Structural Characterization of Lanthanide Containing Refractory Oxides"
October 24 Khadijatul Kobra - Proposal (Pennington Group) "Investigating non covalent interactions in asymmetric triiodides and cocrystals via XB bonding and chalcogen bonding"
October 31 Nicole Hostetter - Literature (Brumaghim Group) "The Role of Metals in Preventing Drug Resistance"
November 7 Beau Brummel - Literature (Whitehead Group) "Catalytic Enantioselective Dihalogenation"
November 14 Qiuying Zhang - Literature (Hwu Group) "The Development of Polyoxometalate-based Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs)"
November 21 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break
November 28 Hamidou Keita - Proposal (Tennyson Group) "Supramolecular Immobilized Ruthenium-(N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Complexes for Grubbs-Type Olefin Metathesis via Flow Chemistry"
December  5 Qingzhao An - Proposal (Tennyson Group) "Synthesis and Applications of 1, 4-Naphthoquinone Derivatives"

Student Seminar Schedule For Spring 2019

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

Date Speaker Title
Feb 
Feb 
March 
March 
March  Spring Break
March 
April 
April 
April 
April 

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

Date Speaker Title
February  Dr. Joseph Thrasher - Kickoff Meeting
February 
March 
March 
March 
March  No Seminar - Spring Break Spring ACS National Meeting
March 
April 
April 
April 
April
May  No Seminar - Final Exams

Proposal Seminars
Date, Seminar Speaker
:

Dates reserved for candidate final seminar
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 Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in
Hunter 100.

Attendance of all graduate students is required.

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