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.

Driving directions to the Department

 

Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Aug 29 David G. Cahill, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Ultrafast Heat Transfer in Nanoscale Materials" (Homepage)
Sept 5 Emily Tsui, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Note Dame, "Controlling Electrons and Reduction Potentials in Inorganic Clusters and Semiconductor Nanocrystals" (Homepage)
Oct 3 Lei Li, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), "Using Chemical Biology Means to Understand the Formation of DNA Photolesions, the Leading Cause of Skin Cancer" (Homepage)
Oct 10 Chris Richards, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, "Organelle Specific Nanovesicles for Single Molecule Imaging" (Homepage)
Nov 7 T.V. Rajanbabu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, "Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis Using Feedstocks" (Homepage)

 

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Feb 7 Mariam El Naggar, Prosolia Inc., "Emerging Applications of Surface Probing Mass Spectrometric Imaging and Analysis" (Homepage)
Feb 28 Alison R. Fout, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Ligand Influences on Base Metals for Multi-Electron Transformations" (Homepage)
Mar 7 David R. Williams, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, "Studies toward the Synthesis of Polycyclic Alkaloids" (Homepage)
Mar 28 Timothy S. Zwier, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, "Single-Conformer Spectroscopy and Dynamics from the Microwave to the Ultraviolet" (Homepage)
Apr 11 Emil Khisamutdinov, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, "Development of RNA Tetra-U Helix Linking Motif as a Toolkit for Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology" (Homepage)
Apr 18 Zach Babyak, Department of Mathematics, Indiana State University, "All Optical Helicity Dependent Spin-Switching: A Young Physicist Back in the Big Easy"

 

Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Aug 30 Julio M. D'Arcy, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, "Enhancing Cycling Stability of Conducting Polymer Electrochemical Capacitors in Aqueous Electrolytes" (Homepage)
Sept 13 Jack Dumbacher, Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy, California Academy of Sciences, "The Chemical Ecology of New Guinea's Poisonous Birds" (Homepage)

Dr. Dumbacher will speak again at 4 PM in S-012 for the Dept. of Biology seminar series.

Sept 27 Robert Peoples, Director of ACS Green Chemistry Institute, "Green Chemistry and the Big Picture of Sustainability" (Homepage)
Oct 25 Uma Aryal, Director of Purdue University Proteomics Facility, "Quantitative Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications in Life Sciences" (Homepage)

Dr. Aryal will speak again at 4 PM in S-214 for the Dept. of Biology seminar series.  His visit is in conjunction with an NSF grant for the Department's new mass spectrometer.

Nov 1 Andrew Beaven, ISU alumnus, current graduate student at the University of Kansas

 

Spring 2016 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Jan 19 Lisa Jones, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, IUPUI, "An In Cell Protein Footprinting Method Coupled with Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Protein Structure" (Homepage)
Jan 26 Julio D'Arcy, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, "Nanostructured Plastics for Electrochemical Energy Storage" (Homepage)
Feb 16 Marcy Towns, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, "Faculty and Student Goals for Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories" (Homepage)
Feb 23 Robert Noll, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Indiana State University, "Characterization and Evaluation of a Portable Gas Chromatograph for Environmental Monitoring of Pollutants" (Homepage)
Mar 8 Marcos Sotomayor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, "Molecular Mechanics and Biochemistry of Hearing" (Homepage)
Mar 29 Phil Richerme, Department of Physics, Indiana University (Homepage)
Apr 5 Thomas Snaddon, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, "Chemical Synthesis Methods via Cooperative Catalysis" (Homepage)
Apr 12 Renat Letfullin, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Homepage) and Thomas George, Chancellor, University of Missouri-St. Louis (Homepage) "Nanomedicine: A Future Medicine"

 

Contact Information
Eric Glendening, Chairperson
email: eric.glendening@indstate.edu

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

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

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

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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