Texas Tech University

Seminar Schedule, Spring Semester, 2010

Jan 11


Monday
Part I. Understanding the Construction of the A-Cluster of Acetyl CoA Synthase: Investigating the Proximal Nickel site through resin-bound complexes.

Part II. Utilizing computational chemistry to rationalize water exchange rates of PARACEST complexes.

Dr. Kayla Green, Advanced Imaging Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Jan 14

Thursday
Synthesis of Cyclic Polymers via Ring-Expansion Metathesis Polymerization.
Dr. AJ Boydston
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Jan 21

Thursday
Heterogeneous chemistry of atmospheric aerosols.
Dr. Alexei Khalizov, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Jan 26

Tuesday
Fragmentation Pathways of Protonated Peptides.
Dr. Bela Paizs
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Jan 27

Wednesday
Developing Protein Models from Known Structures.
Dr. William Noid, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Feb 10

Wednesday
Functional Conducting Metallopolymer Materials.
Dr. Bradley Holliday, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Feb 11

Thursday
LiCB11(CH3)12 Catalyzed radical polymerization and grafting of isobutylene.
Dr. Victoria Volkis
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Feb 17

Wednesday
To Bond or Not to Bond? Questions in the Bonding of Main Group Elements, Transition Elements, and Combinations of the Two.
Dr. John Berry, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Feb 19

Friday
Structures and Binding Energies of Ionic Complexes from Guided Ion Beam Tandem Mass Spectrometry and IRMPD Action Spectroscopy.
Dr. Mary Rodgers, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Room 107, 4:00 pm
 

Feb 24

Wednesday
Robinson Lectures Series
What is the Hype about Nanotechnology.
Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
Room 107, 7:30 pm
 

Feb 25

Thursday
Robinson Lectures Series
Confining Photons in Metallic Gold on the Nanoscale; Properties and Applications in Nanobiology and Cancer Therapy.
Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
Room 107, 3:30 pm
 

Mar 3

Wednesday
Aerosol Synthesis of Shape- and Architecturally-Controlled Particles.
Dr. Sara Skrabalak, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Mar 4

Thursday
Glycomics and Glycoproteomics in Disease Biomarker Discovery.
Dr. Yehia Mechref
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Mar 10

Wednesday
Development of Novel Polymeric Dielectric Materials.
Dr. Shawn Dirk, Sandia National Labs
Room 113, 1:00 pm
 

Mar 10

Wednesday
Direct Imaging of Atmospheric Radical Photochemistry: From Energetics to Detailed Dynamics.
Dr. Simon North, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Mar 24

Wednesday
Lipid Signaling: the Molecular Glue to Physiological Function.
Dr. Sam Wang, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center , University of Missouri-St. Louis
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Mar 31

Wednesday
Interpreting ion adsorption at the mineral-water interface of nano- and micro-crystalline TiO2 phases: Application of surface complexation models.
Dr. Moira Ridley, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Apr 7

Wednesday
Molecular Recognition and Sensing of Peptides by Self-Assembled Synthetic Receptors.
Dr. Adam Urbach, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Apr 14

Wednesday
Hierarchical Self-organization of Molecular Materials.
Dr. Juan Noveron, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, El Paso
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Apr 19

Monday
Supramolecular Chirality is the Result of Conformational Memory.
Dr. Hicham Fenniri, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Apr 21

Wednesday
New stimuli-responsive macromolecules: polymer-protein bioconjugates and ‘sweet tooth’ micelles.
Dr. Brent S. Sumerlin, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

Apr 28

Wednesday
Screening and Characterization of High Affinity ssDNA Aptamers against Anthrax Protective Antigen.
Dr. Sung-Kun Kim, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University
Room 113, 4:00 pm
 

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