Spring 2012

Faculty Seminars

Seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays unless otherwise specified. Refreshments are served at 3:45 p.m. For more information call (502) 852-6798.

January 20

Prof. Patrick Limbach
University of Cincinnati

Host:  Eugene Mueller
Title:  What’s Wrong with plain old RNA? New Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Identifying Modified RNAs

January 27

Prof. Prashant Jain                             
University of Illinois

Host:  Frank Zamborini
Title:  Nano-Optics and Chemistry: From Metals to Semiconductors

February 3

Prof. Gangli Wang                             
Georgia State 

Host: Frank Zamborini
Title:  Charges at Nanoscale Interface: Nanomaterails and Nanodevices in Energy Applications

February 10

Prof. Michael McLeish
It's Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Host:  Eugene Mueller
Title: Engineering Enzymes and Pathways

February 24

Dr. Massimiliano Delferro
Northwestern University
Host:  Chris Burns
Title:  Nuclearity and Cooperative Effects in Olefin Polymerization Catalysts

March 2

Prof. Jef DeBrabander
University of Texas
Host:  Frederick Luzzio
Title:   Natural Products: An Opportunity for Discovery

March 9

Prof. Piotr Piecuch
Michigan State University
Host:  Pawel Kozlowski
Title:  Local Coupled-Cluster Methods for Chemical Reaction Pathways
Involving Large Molecular Systems and their Multi-Level Generalizations

March 23

Dr. Denis Bucher's Talk has been moved forward

March 29  Physics Dept & March 30

Dr. Denis Bucher
University of California, San Diego
Host:  Pawel Kozlowski
Title:  Applications of Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics to the study of enzymatic mechanisms

April 6 --- Canceled

Dr. Donald Gauthier
Merck Research Laboratories
Host:  Frederick Luzzio
Title:  TBA

April 13

Time changed to 3:00 pm

Prof. Alan Goldman
Rutgers University
Host:   Chris Burns
Title:  Activation of C-H Bonds by Pincer Iridium Complexes…and then…

April 20

Dr. Jotham Coe
Pfizer Global Research
Host:  Frederick Luzzio
Title:  “Natural Products Chemistry and the Discovery of Varenicline . . . or Nicotine Meets its Match?”

April 27

Prof. Abigail Doyle
Princeton University
Host:  G.B. Hammond
Title:   Catalytic Methods for Nucleophilic Fluorination

May 11-----Rescheduled for Fall

Prof. Corey Stephenson
Boston University
Host:  G.B. Hammond

Student Seminars

Graduate student seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL-16 at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays unless otherwise specified. For more information, call (502) 852-6798.

January 12

Mandatory Organizational Meeting

January 19

Sadakatali Gori (L)- Introduction Overheads Video

February 9

Michael Montalbo (L)- Introduction Overheads Video

February 16

Sebastien Laulhe (R)- Introduction Overheads Video

February 23

Student Name (L|R)- Introduction Overheads Video

March 1

Student Name (L|R)- Introduction Overheads Video

March 5

Zhuang Jin Dissertation Defense - Abstract
MITC 201 - 2:00pm

March 8

Neeraj Kumar (R)- Introduction Overheads Video
SRB 139 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

March 22

Sarah Milliner (Matz) (R)- Introduction Overheads Video

March 23

Kagna Ouch Sampson Dissertation Defense - Abstract
CB LL16 - 10:00am
Title: Carbon-Sulfur Bond Formation/Cleavage Reactions of Metal-Stabilized Thiyl Radicals by Electrochemical and Chemical Methods

March 27

Cesar Antonio Masitas Castillo Dissertation Defense - Abstract
CB LL16 - 2:30pm
Title: Sulfur Oxygenation of Ruthenium-Dithiolate Nitrile Hydratase Mimic Enhances Ligand Lability and Hydrolysis Activity

March 29

Ben Hutcherson (L)- Introduction Overheads Video

April 5

Yuan Zhang (L)- Introduction Overheads Video

April 6

Manoj Kumar Dissertation Defense - Abstract
CB LL16 - 9:30am
Title: Computational Modelling of Cobalamin-dependent Enzymatic Reactions: Activation of Co-C Bond in Adenosylcobalamin-dependent Mutases and Cob(II)Alamin/Cob(I)Alamin Redox Process in Methyltransferases

April 16

Prem Vemulakonda (L)- Introduction Overheads Video
SRB 139 - 12:30pm

April 19

Steve Shang (R)- Introduction Overheads Video

April 23

Govardhan Reddy Veerareddy Gari (R)- Introduction Overheads Video
SRB 139 - 10:00am

May 7

Tatiana Krivokhizhina Dissertation Defense - Abstract
CB LL16 - 10:00am
Title: Applications of solid state NMR to cardiolipin and elastin