Department Seminar Series - Spring 2014

Corcoran Hall, room 101

All Seminars, except as noted, begin at 3:00 PM on Friday.
Light refreshments are served beginning at 2:45 PM

January

 

17

Wade Sisk [email]

Reversible Photoreduction and Energy Transfer of Polymer-dispersed Perylene Diimide Dyes

Program Manager

Gas-Phase Chemical Physics

U.S. Department of Energy

24

 Miklos Kertesz [email]

Pancake bonding is different from p-p stacking: interpretations with molecular and solid state examples

Professor

Department of Chemistry

Georgetown University

31

 Abul Hussam [email]

Novel water filters based on composite iron matrix: Fundamental studies, production and deployment

Professor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

George Mason University

February

 

7

Lystranne Maynard-Smith [email]

Probing Calreticulin Function Via Lysine Acylation

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Howard University

14

 Rescheduled to May 9: Dawn Rickey [email]

Program Director

Division of Undergraduate Education

National Science Foundation

21

Diogenes (Dio) Placencia [email]

Colloidal Synthesis of Lead (Pb)-Based Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Devices

Research Scientist

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

28

Zeev Rosenzweig [email]

Luminescent Quantum Dots in Bioassays, Opportunities and Future Challenges

Professor and Chair

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

March

 

7

Keegan Caldwell [email]

XAS Studies on PEM and HT-PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry

The George Washington University 

21

Sylwia Stopka [email]

Direct Analysis of Microalgae by Mass Spectrometry Utilizing Ion Mobility Separation

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry

The George Washington University

 

Courtney Donahue [email]

Ligand K-edge XAS Studies of Arsenic and Transition Metal Complexes

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry

The George Washington University

28

Nianqiang (Nick) Wu [email]

Plasmon-Enhanced Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemical Fuel Generation

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

West Virginia University

April

 

4

Emilio Gallicchio [email]

The Role of Conformational Reorganization in Molecular Recognition

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

CUNY Brooklyn 

11

Katharine Wright [email]

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry

The George Washington University 

18

Blanton Tolbert [email]

“RNA structural elements and protein interactions that regulate HIV genome splicing”

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Case Western Reserve University

25

Susan Odom [email]

“Stability and Reactivity of Aromatic Electrolyte Additives for

Lithium-Ion Batteries”

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

The University of Kentucky

May

 

2

Undergrad Research Poster Session

3rd Annual Chemistry Undergraduate Research Poster
Symposium

1:00-2:30 PM

Corcoran 106

2

Nan An [email]

“Estimation of Octanol Water Partition Coefficients and Skin Permeability Exclusively from Spectroscopic Data”

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry

The George Washington University

9

 Dawn Rickey [email]

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Colorodo State University and NSF Program Director

 

Updated 3/28/2014 

Tiny Materials Provide a Boost to Batteries

They’re 20,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, but nanomaterials play a big role in the research of Chemistry Professor Michael Wagner, whose work focuses on creating microscopic tubes, rods, particles, and spheres used in everything from batteries to thermoelectric refrigerators. Wagner’s work has resulted in a breakthrough in rapidly charging batteries. A typical lithium ion battery with graphite electrodes can take two hours to charge, but Wagner’s batteries can be recharged much more quickly. Because his batteries contain hollow carbon nanosphere electrodes, a 20 percent charge takes just seven seconds.