Department Seminar Series Spring 2018

Science & Engineering Hall, B1220
All Seminars, except as noted, begin at 2:00 PM on Friday.
Light refreshments are served beginning at 1:45 PM

January

 

19


Michelle Bailey [email]

"Development of Optical Sensors for Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Above Thawing Permafrost"

Graduate Student
Miller Lab
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

 

     26

Deepa Madan [email]

"Thermoelectric Materials for Additive Manufacturing of Flexible Thermoelectric Generators"

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
Baltimore County

Location:  Funger Rm 221
 

February

 

2

Ulyana Cubeta   [email]

"Kinetics of phase transformation in molecular crystals, glasses, and liquids under conditions of rapid heating"

Graduate Student
Sadtchenko Group
George Washington University

 

9

Kevin McKenzie   [email]

"Multilayered Graphene NanoShells: Green, Low Temperature, Rapid Charge Lithium Ion Anodes"

Graduate Student
Wagner Group
George Washington University

AND

Ruiquin Wang [email]

"Synthesis of FR900098 Analogs as Inhibitors of Plasmodium falciparum 1-Deoxy-D-Xylulose-5-Phosphate Reductoisomerase (Dxr)"

Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
 Dowd Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

 

16

Minjoung Kyoung   [email]

"Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Macromolecular Complexes"

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

23

V. Sara Thoi   [email]

"Using Molecular Strategies to Probe Chemical Interactions in Porous Materials for Energy Storage"

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins

March

 

2

Patric Schyman  [email]

"Systems toxicology studies of chemical exposures: identifying toxicity pathways associated with liver and kidney injuries and predicting pharmacokinetic properties"

Research Scientist
Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Inst. (BHSAI)

** Canceled. To be rescheduled at later date. **

9

Christopher Rhodes   [email]

"Two-Dimensional Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage and Conversion"

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program
Texas State University


Location:  Duques 151
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

 

23

Chenyang Ma [email]

"Nitro and Amino Derivatives of Trispyrazolylborate Iron and Cobalt Spin-Crossover Complexes"

Graduate Student, Besson  Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

30

Richard Ting [email]

"Chemical Design and Application of 18F-Positron Emitting, Fluorescent Probes"

Department of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York


Location:  Duques Rm 151

April

 


6

Eric J. Beckman [email]

"Good Chemistry: The Perils and Pleasures in Forging an Entrepreneurial Path"

Bevier Professor of Engineering
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department
University of Pittsburgh
      

13

Solmaz Tabtabaei [email]

"Chemical-Free Electrostatic Separation as a Sustainable Approach for Dry Fractionation of Agricultural Flours"

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Howard University

      20

Russell J. Hemley  [email]

"Structure and Bonding in Extreme Environments"

Research Professor
Department of Civil & Environnmental Engineering
George Washington University

     27

Patric Schyman  [email]

"Systems toxicology studies of chemical exposures: identifying toxicity pathways associated with liver and kidney injuries and predicting pharmacokinetic properties"

Research Scientist
Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Inst. (BHSAI)

** rescheduled from March 2 **


ENGC MS Capstone Symposium

Location: SEH 7040

5:30 - 7:00 PM

May

 

4

Undergraduate Research Symposium

11

Anastassia N. Alexandrova  [email]

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

** Rescheduled for Fall 2018 **

     18

Aaron Smith  [email]

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

** Rescheduled for Fall 2018 **

 

Updated 4/16/2018

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.