Oklahoma State University

SPRING 2016

February 11, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Scott Davis, Patent Agent (Blum)

Licensing Associate

Technology Development Center (TDC)

"The TDC Technology Commercialization Process"

 

February 17, 2016 - 2:00 pm, NRC 207

Sigma Xi Young Investigator Lecture

Dr. Gopan Krishnan, Department of Chemistry

"Biological Electrocatalysis, Clinical Biosensors and Microarrays"

 

February 25, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Sarah Pope Miksinski (Blum)

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

"From Bench to FDA: Career Development Outside of the Laboratory"

 

 

March 3, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

No Seminar Scheduled

 

 

 

March 10, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Stanton F. McHardy (Weaver)

University of Texas, San Antonio

“Structure Based Drug Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of New Antischistosomal Agents”

 

March 17, 2016 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Oliver Reiser (Weaver)

University of Regensburg, Germany

"Visible light photoredox catalyzed processes for carbon-carbon bond forming reactions"

 

 

March 25 (Friday), 2016 – 3:30 pm - PS 141

Dr. Richard Zare, Stanford University

Phi Lambda Upsilon/Otto M. Smith Lecture (cohosted with Department of Physics)

"Mass Spectrometry, Drop by Drop"

 

March 31, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Ryan Nieuwendaal (White)

National Institute of Standards & Technology

“Three Tales of Supramolecular Analytical Chemistry”

 

April 7, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Aldrich Lecturer: Eric Anslyn (Nelson)

University of Texas, Austin

“Three Tales of Supramolecular Analytical Chemistry”

April 14, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Erwin London

Stony Brook

"Understanding the principles of ordered membrane domain (raft) Formation and properties in eukaryotes and bacteria"

 

April 19, 2016 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

6011 Seminar:  Helanka Perera

"Superhydrophobic Coatings and Structural Arrangement of the Silanes on Silica"

April 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Mark McCormick (White)

3M Company

"Tracking the Dynamics of the Rubber and Tackifier in Pressure Sensitive Adhesives"

 

April 28, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Gabriel LeBlanc (Tahsini)

SWSE Program

"Electrochemical Control over the Phase Transition in Nanocrystalline VO2 Films"

 

May 5, 2016 – 3:30 pm, PS 103

Touradj Solouki (Lavine)

Baylor University

Title TBA     Postponed until Fall 2016

 

May 12, 2016 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

6011 Seminar:  Shantipriya Khadka

"Hydroxy monolith precursor for the preparation of organic polymer monolithic columns by post-polymerization modification with various surface retentive ligands for capillary electrochromatography and high performance liquid chromatography"

 

May 17, 2016 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

6011 Seminar:  Asma Alothman

Title TBA

 

 

FALL 2015

Thursday, September 24 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Shelley Minteer, University of Utah (Krishnan)

     "Enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis: From metabolic pathways to metabolons"

 Thursday, October 8 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Peter Dvornic, Pittsburg State University (Blum)

     "Hyperbranched Polymers by Bimolecular Non-linear Polymerization"

Thursday, October 15 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Kayunta Johnson, University of Texas, Arlington (Krishnan)

        "Half Site Reactivity and Negative Cooperativity within F420 Cofactor NADP+ Oxidoreductase: A Kinetic Analysis"

Thursday,October 22 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

John Tomich (Cook)

     "Branched Amphipathic Peptide Bilayers: A Singularly Versatile Biomaterial"

Thursday, October 29 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Om Prakash (Cook)

     "Chemical and Structural Basis of Catalytic Function of Norovirus Cysteine Protease:  An Enzyme for Antiviral Drug Development"

Wednesday, November 4 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Christian Bruckner (Blum)

     "The Breaking and Mending of the Pigments of Life"

Thursday, November 5 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

 Justin Ragains, Louisiana State University (Weaver)

     "Visible Light Photochemistry and Electron Transfer in the Pursuit of Structure and Function"

Thursday, November 12 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Stephanie Brock, Wayne State University (Vasquez)

     "The Role of Synthetic Levers for Control of Phase and Size in Nanoscale Transition Metal Pnictides:  Consequences for Catalytic and Magnetic Properties"

Tuesday, November 17 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Madhubhashini Madduma Arachchilage - 6011 Seminar

     "Dynamics of polymers and surfactants in bulk and on silica surface"

Thursday, November 19 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Julia Chan, University of Texas, Dallas (Vasquez)

 "Targeted Crystal Growth of Rare Earth Intermetallics with Synergistic Magnetic and Electrical Properties: Structural Complexity to Simplicity"

Thursday, December 3 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Blaine Mooers, OUHSC (Fennell)

     "TBA"

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Nathan Schley, California Institute of Technology

     "From Water Oxidation to Cross-Coupling:  A Mechanistic Approach to Catalysis"

 Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Hee Yeon Cho, University of California, Berkeley

     "Transition Metal Catalysis and Extended π-Systems:  Toward Synthetic Efficiency and Selectivity"

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Charles Yeung, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

     "Catalysis with Transition Metals and Chiral Hydrogen Bond Donors:  C-H Activation, Olefin Halogenation, Indoline Synthesis, and In Silico Protease Design"

Tuesday, February 10 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

John A. Pojman, Louisiana State University (Blum)

     "Cure-On-Demand Polymerizations"

Thursday, February 12 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Matt Sherrill, Army Research Laboratory (Weaver)

     "TBA"

Thursday, February 26 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Tom Tauge, Bruker Optics

     "Novel Applications of Molecular Spectroscopy to Heritage and Biomedical    Fields of Study"

Thursday, March 5 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

 Peter Mirau, Air Force Research Labs (White)

     "TBA"

Thursday, March 12 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Phi Lambda Upsilon Lecture

Jonathan Ellman, Yale University

     "TBA"

Thursday, April 2 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Jessica Sigle, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

Friday April 3 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Aldrich Lecture

Huw Davies, Emory University

     "TBA"

Thursday, April 9 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Evangeline Rukundo, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

Thursday, April 16 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Priyabrata Mukherjee, Peggy & Charles Stephenson Cancer Center,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

     "Nanomedicine: From therapeutics, cell signaling to biomarker discovery"

Thursday, April 23 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Collin White, Chemistry Graduate Student  - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

Thursday, April 30 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

 Blaine Mooers, Oklahoma University Health Services Center (Fennell)

     "TBA"     This will be rescheduled.

Thursday, May 14 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Tapash Arifuzzaman, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

 

 

Past Seminars - Fall 2014

Thursday, September 25 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Catherine Murphy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Vasquez)

     "Molecular Engineering of Nanorod Surfaces"

 Tuesday, October 14 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Tan Zhang, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "Surfactant Can Do More Than Surface Modification"

Thursday, October 16 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Christopher Bielawski, University of Texas at Austin (Nelson)

     "Externally Controlled Chemistry"

Thursday, October 23 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Mathis Hodge, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "Modular Synthesis of Amphiphilic Networks with Guest-Host Capabilities"

Tuesday, October 28 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Sathish Lageshetty, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "(A) Epoxy Curing (B) Characterization of Epoxy/SWNT Nanocomposites & (C) MnONanostructures for Catalysis"

 Thursday, October 30 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Seminar Cancelled - will be rescheduled later

Rangika Hikkaduwa Koralege, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA" 

Thursday, November 6 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Teri Odom, Northwestern University (Vasquez)

     "TBA"

Thursday, November 6, 3:30 pm, PS 101

Mikio Kataoka, Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan (Joint seminar with Physics Department)

     "TBA"

Tuesday, November 11, 3:30 pm, PS 103

Ahmed Moneeb, Chemistry Graduate Student, 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm, PS 103

Ken Dill, Stony Brook University (Joint seminar with Physics Department)(Fennell)

     "Proteins are the Original Programmable Self-Assembling Nano-Machines"

Thursday, December 4, 3:30 pm, PS 103

Nuwan Perera, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "Swellable pH Sensitive N-isopropylpolyacrylamide Polymer Particles for Optical Sensing​"

Thursday, December 11, 3:30 pm, PS 103

Shadi Alizadeh-Bazazi, Chemistry Graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

 

 

 

Past Seminars - Spring 2014

Thursday, January 9 - 3:30 pm, PS 101

Dr. Elliott Hulley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

     "Metal-localized vs. Ligand-localized Reactivity:  Utilizing Metal-Ligand Cooperativity"

Thursday, January 14 - 3:30 pm, PS 101

Dr. Nicholas Travia, Los Alamos National Laboratory

     "Reaction Complexity Revealed from Transition Metals to Actinide Complexes"

Thursday, January 21 - 3:30 pm, PS 101

Dr. J. Brannon Gary, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

     "Improved Catalysis and Reactivity in C-H Activation and Functionalization Chemistry"

Thursday, January 30 - 3:30 pm, PS 101

Dr. Smita Mohanty, Auburn University

     "Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation:  Mechanisms of Oligosaccharyl Transferase Function"

 

Thursday, February 4 - 3:30 pm, PS 101

Dr. Laleh Tahsini, Boston University

     "Copper Complexes and Catalytic Dioxygen Reduction:  From (2-Pyridyl)alkylamines to Fluorinated Alkoxides"

Thursday, February 6 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Gabriel Cook, University of California, San Diego

     "Closing in on the target: using NMR to study the Hepatitis C Viral membrane protein p7"

Thursday, February 13 - 3:30 pm, PS 101

Dr. Arthur Tinoco, University of Puerto Rico

     "Regulation of the Bioactivity of Metals and Peptides through Protein Interactions and Insight into Drug Development"

Thursday, February 20 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Robert Cody Cannon, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "New Techologies for the Improvement of Concrete Properties"

Thursday, February 27 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Jon Tunge, University of Kansas (Weaver)

     "“Synthesis via C-C Cleavage”"

Thursday, March 6 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Cory Perkins, Chemistry graduate Student - 6011 Seminar

     "Group VI oxides for the remediation of lead contaminated water"

Thursday, March 13 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Clemens Krempner, Texas Tech (Weinert)

      "Zwitterionic Metal Tetrelides - Synthesis, Structure, Reactivity and FLP Chemistry"

Friday, March 14 - 3:30 pm, PS 110

Melik Demirel, Pennsylvania State University (Nelson)

      "Genomic studies of ratchets for asymmetric wetting, adhesion, and transport properties"   This seminar has been cancelled.

Tuesday, March 25 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Kimberly Roewe, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "Rational Synthesis and Properties of Long-Chain Linear Oligomeric Germanium Compounds"

Thursday, March 27 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Frank Foss, University of Texas, Arlington (Weaver)

     "Structure and Function of B Vitamins:  Opportunities for Greener Oxidations and Antibacterial Treatment"

Thursday, April 3 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Jeremy Schmit, Kansas State University (Fennell)

     "Many-body Protein Systems:  Challenges of Timescale and Resolution"

Tuesday, April 8 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Aaron Schrick, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "Investigations of Novel Germanium Compounds"

Thursday, April 10 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Vijay Varadan, University of Arkansas (Krishnan)

     "TBA"   This seminar has been cancelled.

 

 Thursday, April 17 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Evguene Nesterov, Louisiana State University

     "Molecular Systems with Extended Electronic Delocalization in Design of Ampliphying Fluorescent Sensors"

Thursday, April 24 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Travis James, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

Thursday, May 1 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Yohan Mathota, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

Thursday, May 8 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Charles Chusuel, Middle Tennessee State University (Materer)

     "TBA"

Thursday, May 22 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Nan Zheng, University of Arkansas (Weaver)

     "TBA"

Thursday, May 29 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Balika Khatiwada, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "Study of interfacial interactions of polymer on surfaces"

Thursday, June 5 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Charmaine Munro, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "TBA"

Thursday, June 12 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Farai Kwaramba, Chemistry graduate student - 6011 Seminar

     "Sterically Directed Iridium-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation of Alkenes in the Presence of Alkynes"

 

Past Seminars - Fall 2013

Thursday, September 19 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. Sujata Bhatia, Harvard University Associate, Biomedical Engineering

"Natural Biomaterials for Tissue Repair, Reconstruction, and Regeneration"

Thursday, October 3 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. John K. Hartwig, University of California, Berkeley

Third Annual Aldrich Seminar

"Catalytic, Selective Functionalization of C-H Bonds"

 

Friday, October 4 - 2:30 pm, PS 101

Dr. Tom Puckette, Eastman Chemical Company

"Hydroformylation Catalysis at Eastman Chemical: The Discovery of Generations of Catalysts"

 

Tuesday, October 15 - 4:00 pm, PS 110

Dr. Paul Russo, Louisiana State University

"Learning from Mother Nature at her Worst"

 

Thursday, October 31 - 3:30 pm, PS 103

Dr. H.N. Cheng, United States Department of Agriculture

"Converstion of Renewable Resources to Value-Added Materials"

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 5011 Seminar

Kuizhi Chen, Chemistry graduate student

"'Writing' on polymer chains by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)"

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 5011 Seminar

Hasani Jayasinghe, Chemistry graduate student

"Double Network Structures to Improve Mechanical Strength of Hydrogels a Potential Application for Tissue Engineering"

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 6011 Seminar

Ahmad Soufiani, Chemistry graduate student

"Density-Functional Studies of Molybdenum Oxide and its Bronze"

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 5011 Seminar

Sandhya Rani Pampati, Chemistry graduate student

"Superheated Water Chromatography"

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 5011 Seminar

Ugo Arua, Chemistry graduate student

"Self-immolative Polymers and their Applications"

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 5011 Seminar

Deshani Fernando, Chemistry graduate student

"pH Responsive Drug Release from Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles"

 

 Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 6011 Seminar

Danny Maples, Chemistry graduate student

"Unexpected molecular mechanism of a funcionally important helical expression in a light-triggered PAS domain protein"

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 5011 Seminar

Ujith Madduma Bandarage, Chemistry graduate student

"Chemically Driven Dynamic Magnetic Metal Organic Frameworks"

 

 Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm, PS 103 - 6011 Seminar

Erandi Mayadunne, Chemistry graduate student

"Non polar and affinity mololithic stationary phases for HPLC of large and small molecules and their use in a multi column liquid phase separation platform for the capturing and fractionization of sialoglycoproteins from human serum"