Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Past Seminars

Graduate Program

Graduate Seminar (09-911) Schedule

Candidates for the Ph.D. in Chemistry must present a formal seminar during the third semester of residence.

Graduate Seminar (09-911) takes place on Fridays from 9:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. and each class will include two student presenters. The seminars will be held in the Mellon Institute Conference Room

Friday, September 28, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Matharishwan Naganbabu

DNA-Based Hybrid Catalysts in Asymmetric Synthesis

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Weinan Yang

Friday, September 28, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Adam Ahern

Sources and Effects of Atmospheric Nitryl Chloride

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Eric Wu

Friday, October 5, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Matthew Mills

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Organometallic and Nonmetallic Catalysis

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Adam Ahern

Friday, October 5, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Hadi Abroshan

Transmembrane Domain Functions of KcsA; a Potassium Ion Channel

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Husain Kagawala

Friday, October 12, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Stanley Oyaghire

Role-Reversal: DNA Oligonucleotides Direct Chemical Reactions

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Yunyan Qiu

Friday, October 12, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Munira Fouz

Micro Arrays, Mega Synthesis

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Siyao Jiang

Friday, October 26, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Danielle Chirdon

Metallated Hole Conducting Polymers for Solar Cell Applications

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Andrew Weitz

Friday, October 26, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Selma Ulku

Directing Group Free Palladium Catalyzed C(sp3)-H Arylations of Diarylmethanes via Deprotonative-Cross-Coupling Process

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Melissa Lamson

Friday, November 2, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Chenjie Zeng

Surface Patterning on Nanoscale: The Principle and Applications of Dip-Pen Nanolithography

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Orsolya Karacsony

Friday, November 2, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Joshua Worch

Nanotechnology Applications in Cancer Therapy

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Selma Ulku

Friday, November 9, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Orsolya Karacsony

Peptide Amphiphiles in Regenerative Medicine

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Joshua Worch

Friday, November 9, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Melissa Lamson

Synthetic Methods for Carbon Materials Via Hard Templating

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Chenjie Zeng

Friday, November 16, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Andrew Weitz

CD and MCD Studies of α-Ketoglutarate-Dependent Oxygenases

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Danielle Chirdon

Friday, November 16, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Siyao Jiang

Conducting Polymer and Graphene Composites for Solar Energy Conversion Applications

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Munira Fouz

Friday, November 30, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Husain Kagalwala

Non-Noble Metal Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Hadi Abroshan

Friday, November 30, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Yunyan Qiu

Organocatalysts for Ring-Opening Polymerization: A Metal-Free, Green Process

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Stanley Oyaghire

Friday, December 7, 2012
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Eric Wu

Ionicity of Ionic Liquid: How Ionic are Ionic Liquids

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Matthew Mills

Friday, December 7, 2012
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Weinan Yang

Polyphosphoesters: From Synthesis to Application

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Matharishwan Naganbabu