Seminar Series

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

ZOOM links to the seminars will be sent individually to members of the Chemistry Department. People outside of the department may request access by email. (

Tuesday 15 September
Prof. Kaveh Jorabchi 2:00 pm
William McMahone
Thesis Seminar
“Pulsed Nano-ESI: Enhanced Analytical Capabilities and Insights into Ion Generation”

Thursday 24 September Prof. Rodrigo Maillard
2:00 pm
Prof. Daniel Kraut
Villanova University
“Mode of Targeting to the Proteasome Determines GFP Fate”

Thursday 8 October Profs. Tong & Elemendorf co-hosting
12:30 pm
Prof. Raychelle Burcks

American University
“Illicit indications: colorimetric and fluorometric visualizations for forensic science”
Thursday 15 October Prof. Timothy Warren
2:00 pm
Prof. Osvaldo Gutierrez University of Maryland“Combining Theory and Experiment to develop selective Three-Component Fe-Catalyzed Radical Cascade/Cross-Couplings”
Thursday 22 October Prof. Rodrigo Maillard, 2:00 pmProf. Giuseppe Melacini
McMaster University
“Allosteric Regulation of Protein Kinases”
Seminar for Thursday 29 October
Prof. Nick Levinson
University of Minnesota
“Divergent allosteric coupling in cyclin-dependent kinases drives differential recognition of Cdk2 and Cdk4 inhibitors”.
Thursday 12 November
Prof. Miklos Kertesz, 2:00 pm
Dr. Yunlong (Elon) Zhang
“New Insights from Imaging Petroleum Hydrocarbons with non-contact Atomic Force Microscopy”
Thursday 3 Decenver
Prof. Rodrigo Maillard, 2:00 pm
Dr. Jason Lin
Application Scientist at
“Versatile Tools Towards Real-time Single-molecule Biology: From Structure to Function”
Tuesday 1 December
Prof. Kaveh Jorabchi,
2:00 pm
Kunyu Zheng
Thesis Seminar
” Enhanced Ionization Approaches for Elemental Detection of Organochlorines and Organofluorines.” 
Thursday 14 January
Prof. Timothy Warren,
2:00 pm
Mahdi Raghibi 
Thesis seminar
“Electrocatalytic Ammonia Oxidation with Earth-Abundant Metal ‘Complexes”
Tuesday 2 March
Prof. Kaveh Jorabchi
2:00 pm
Michael Dolan
Thesis Seminar
“Enhancing Forensic Evidential Value of Fibers via Single-Fiber Detection and Classification of Fluorinated Oil-and-Water-Repellent Fabric Coatings”
Tuesday 16 March
2:30 pm
Rachel Aterrado
Maria Bouda
Tyler Hartman
Graduate Students Literature Seminar
Thursday 18 March
2:00 pm
Morgan McDonald
Annie Haynes
Fathima Karriaper
Grace Hahm
Graduate Students Literature Seminar
Tuesday 23 March
Anamar Blanes
Shae London
Maddie Shore
Darius Chernitsky-Hamd
Graduate Students Literature Seminar
Thursday 25 March
2:00 pm
Ayanna Lynch
Nadia Sarfraz
Jordan Tanen
Graduate Students Literature Seminar
Thursday 8 April
Prof. Sarah Stoll
3:30 pm
Rida Atif
Thesis Seminar
“Single-Source Precursors for the Synthesis of Layered Metal Chalcogenide Nanomaterials”
Thursday 15
Prof. Timothy Warren
2:00 pm
Prof. Shiyu Zhang
The Ohio State University
“Nitrosative and oxidative reactivity of NOx at dicopper center”
Thursday 22 April
Prof. Esther Brasselmann
2:00 pm
Assistant Professor Stacy Malaker
Yale University
“Revealing the human mucinome”
Friday 23 April
Prof. Karah Knope
2:00 pm
Lee Ayscue
Thesis Seminar
“Structure-Property Relationships in Photoluminescent Lanthanide, Bismuth, And Lanthanide-Doped Bismuth Hybrid Materials”
Thursday 27 May
Graduate Students
invited speaker
2:00 pm
Prof. Jeffrey Moore
University of Illinois