Chemistry Department Seminar Schedule

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Chengshan Wang by email.  Come early to chat with the speaker and other attendees.  Unless otherwise noted below, seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:15PM in the Science Building, Room 1191.

Blue text denotes seminars being held at non-regular times and/or remotely.

Reminders to MS students:  Turn in your abstract pages to the seminar host at the conclusion of each scheduled talk, following the Q&A session. Consult the MS Chemistry Handbook for important requirements to be fulfilled for your degree. Remember to submit your abstract (click here  to see an example) 10 days before your scheduled defense date.
Additional information can be found on our MTSU MS Chemistry Blog.



Jan 26th, 2024

Dr. Scott Handy, "Welcome returning MS Chemistry students!" at SCI 1191

Feb 2nd, 2024

Dr. Fred A. Heberle, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Host: Dr. Wang)             

"Using Physical Chemistry to Unlock the Mysteries of Cell Membranes” at SCI 1191

Feb 9th, 2024

Dr. Hao Hu, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochem. & Biophys,  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Host: Dr. Kong) 

"Application of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning in Molecular Systems" at SCI 1191

Feb 16th, 2024

Dr. Tiffany Seagroves, Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor of Research (Host: Dr. Banerjee)

Title "TBD" at SCI 1191 

March 1st, 2024

Dr. Flora Meilleur, Associate Professor of BioChemistry, North Carolina State University (Host: Dr. Friedli)

"Activation of molecular dioxygen by lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases: insights from neutron crystallography"  at SCI 1191 

March 22nd, 2024

No seminar for all MS students. S-STEM group meeting for some domiestic MS students presided by Dr. Friedli

March 29th, 2024

Dr. Jing Kong, Professor of Chemistry, MTSU (Host: Dr. Wang)  

"Quantum entanglement and what it means to chemistry: Einstein was wrong, atoms are huge; But there is no spooky action, and tiny atoms are ok" at SCI 1191

April 1st, 2024

Dr. Freneka Minter,Sr. Community Research Program Manager, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (Host: Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross) 

"Advocate for women in STEM" at SCI 1006

April 5th, 2024

Dr. Haitao Liu, Professor and Chairman of Chemistry Dept., University of Pittsburgh (Host: Dr. Wang)         

"Intrinsic Surface Properties of Carbon Materials" at SCI 1191

April 19, 2024

Ram Nepal, MS thesis defense (advisor: Dr. Chusuei)

"Correlation of Graphene Defect Density of Saccharide Carbon Dots with Dopamine Electrochemical Sensitivity" at SCI 1191

April 25, 2024

Dr. Piotr Kaszynski, Research Professor at MTSU and Professor at Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies,Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź, Poland (Host: Dr. Friedli)

"closo-Boranes: Unique structural elements for functional materials"at SCI 3004 at 10:00 AM

Note to visiting seminar speakers:  The address of the Science Building is: 440 Friendship Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.  You may set your GPS destination to this location.  A parking spot will be reserved for you in advance of your visit.