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2020 Ph.D. and M.S. Defenses

October 16
Friday
12:45 PM
Virtual
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Total Synthesis of Briathein W and Photo-switched Boron Catalysis
Lu Cheng, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
October 15
Thursday
9:00 AM
Virtual
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Ultrafast Dynamics of Nitril Liquids and Their Mixtures with Ionic Liquids Studied by Optical Heterodyne Detected Raman-induced Kerr Effect Spectroscopy
Dujuan Meng, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
October 14
Wednesday
12:00 PM
Virtual
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Study of Synthesis, Structure, and Synthetic Applications of Bestmann's Ylide and its Analogues
Amandeep Brar, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
October 9
Friday
12:00 PM
CHEM 11B
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Pnictogen Bonding: Design, Synthesis, Experimental and Computational Characterization of Pnictogen Bond Forming Molecules and their Supramolecular Structures
Shiva Moaven, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
August 19
Wednesday
11:00 AM
Virtual
M.S. DEFENSE
Calculations and Labeling of Ro-Vibrational Eigenstates of the H3+ ion Using ScallT
Debojyoti Das, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
June 19
Friday
9:00 AM
Virtual
Ph.D. DEFENSE
The Preparation, Characterization and, Reactivity of Transition Metal Complexes: 1) The Chemistry of Low Oxidation State Iridium Pincer Complexes and, 2) Organic Transformations Catalyzed by (BIAN)-Iron Complexes
Sara Shafiei-Haghighi, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
June 17
Wednesday
1:30 PM
Virtual
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Systematic Utilizing of Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) as Solid Support for Catalytic Oxidation Reactions
Babak Tahmourselierd, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
June 16
Tuesday
10:00 AM
Virtual
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Key allosteric mechanisms within the ABC ATPase core of Rad50 play a critical role in DNA repair.
Zachary Boswell, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
June 15
Monday
10:00 AM
Virtual
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Role of Computer Aided Simulations and Statistics in Quantitative Modeling of Fragmentation Mechanisms in Mass Spectrometry
Abdul Malik, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
March 27
Friday
3:00 PM
CHEM 011B
M.S. DEFENSE
Wigner Sampling, and Simulations of the Unimolecular Dissociation of the Criegee Intermediate and Intramolecular Relaxation of the N-H Bonds in Protonated Trytophan
Yuxuan Yao, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
March 27
Friday
1:00 PM
CHEM 101
M.S. DEFENSE
GAP Chemistry & Periplanar Chirality
Sultan Ahmed, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
March 25
Wednesday
4:00 PM
CHEM 102
Ph.D. DEFENSE
An Algorithm to Find And Fix Defects in Potential Energy Surfaces
Ankit Pandey, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
March 25
Wednesday
3:00 PM
CHEM 305
Ph.D. DEFENSE
The Developments and Applications of LC-MS Based Quantitative Glycomics Methods
Xue Dong, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
March 24
Tuesday
1:00 PM
CHEM 234
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Understanding the Structural Dynamics of Metallo-B-lactanase, Cystatin Related Epiddidymal Spermatogenic (CRES) Protein, and Inwardly Rectifying Potassium (Kir) Channels by NMR.
Mohammad Nazmul Hasan Khan, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
March 24
Tuesday
9:30 AM
CHEM 102
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Tropane Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Erythroxylum Coca Involves an Atypical Type III Polyketide Synthase
Neill Kim, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
February 25
Tuesday
2:00 PM
CHEM 234
Ph.D. DEFENSE
Studies of Microfluidics for Cell Separation and Analysis
Yun Zhou, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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