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Seminar Schedule - Fall 2019

Seminars are held in Foster Hall, Room 220 on Thursdays and Fridays at 3:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Please email Lisa Norsworthy at for more information. 
September 6
Dr. Dale Ensor Tennessee Tech Emeritus Professor Secrecy, Security, and Spies in the Manhattan Project
September 20
Dr. Larry Hill Western Kentucky University Two materials chemistry projects going on at WKU: 1) degradable vinyl polymers with antioxidant pendent groups, and 2) metal nanoparticle cocatalyst deposition using ionic liquids.
September 27
Dr. Sharani Roy University of Tennessee A Mechanistic Study of Microstructure Modulation in Olefin Polymerizations using a Redox-Active Ni(II) α-Diimine Catalyst
October 4
Dr. John Bushweller University of Virginia Using chemistry to understand and inhibit transcription factor drivers in cancer
October 18
Dr. Mengliang Zhang Middle Tennessee State University Forensic Chemical Analysis in Complex Matrices by Using DART-MS and Chemometrics
Friday, October 25 Dr. Xuanzhi Zhan Tennessee Tech Tenure Seminar: Molecular Recognition in MAPK Cascades
Thursday, October 31 Florence Fabunmi Tennessee Tech Master's Student Thesis Seminar: Computational studies of the interaction between human topoisomerase IIA and α-(N)-heterocyclic thiosemicarbazones with molecular dynamics simulations
Friday, November 1 Amanda Koch Colorado State University (Tennessee Tech Alumni) Single Molecule Imaging of Viral Protein Synthesis: A Journey from the Smokies to the Rockies
Tuesday, November 5 @ 4pm Dylan Gardner Tennessee Tech Master's Student Investigations of a Measure of Merit for Stereochemical Determinations by RDC NMR
November 8
Dr. David Lingerfelt Oak Ridge National Lab Matter-Beam Interactions: Photochemistry with Virtual Photons 
Thursday, November 14 Megan Keane Tennessee Tech Master's Student Literature Seminar: Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Complexes of Salicylaldehyde Semicarbazones
Thursday, November 14 Kari Lawson Tennessee Tech Master's Student Literature Seminar: Trivalent lanthanide and actinide complexation with bis-triazinyl-bipyridines investigated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
November 15
Dr. Gayan Wijeratne University of Alabama, Birmingham Mimicking Mechanistic Aspects of Tryptophan Oxidation in Biology
Friday, November 22
Will Graham Tennessee Tech Master's Student Thesis Seminar: Investigation of the structure of metal ligand complexes


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