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 5, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Victoria Hofbauer

Radical Chemistry in Aqueous Aerosol Droplets

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Shuo Zhao

Friday, September 12, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Serzhan Sakipov

Polarizable Atomic Multipole-Based Molecular Mechanics

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Matt Baker

Friday, September 12, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Chamali Narangoda

Recent Advances in Protein Folding Simulations

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Alex Carpenter

Friday, September 19, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Sikandar Abbas

Study of Exciton and Charge Transport Dynamics in Organic Solar Cells using Transient Absorption Spectroscopy

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Nadine Currie

Friday, September 19, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Bryce Fotiu-Wojtowicz

Modern Oxidative Treatment of Micropollutants in Water via Ozonation

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Eric Gottlieb

Friday, September 26, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Michael Polen

What is Atmospheric Brown Carbon?

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Jacob Good

Friday, September 26, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Eric Gottlieb

Advancing Small Molecule Catalysis with Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Energy Applications

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Bryce Fotiu-Wojtowicz

Friday, October 3, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Jiannan Liu

Solar Water Splitting: Solar to Hydrogen Efficiencies and Photoelectrochemical Properties

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Victoria Hofbauer

Friday, October 3, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Alex Carpenter

Photocleavable Linkages: the Chemistry that Precedes the Materials

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Weiche Hsieh

Friday, October 10, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Qing Ye

The Role of Airborne Chlorine in the Troposphere

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Haichen Li

Friday, October 10, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Jacob Good

Carbon Dioxide Filtration by Metal-Organic Frameworks — The Synthesis, Capture, and Recycle

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Jiannan Liu

Friday, October 24, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Nadine Currie

Creation of Stress-Responsive Polymers Comprised of Various Mechanophores

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Steph Mack

Friday, October 24, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Guojun Xie

Actuators Based on Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Samaneh Mesbahi

Friday, October 31, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Tom Ribelli

Metal Catalyzed C-H Amination: Relating Catalyst Structure to Reactivity

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Chamali Narangoda

Friday, October 31, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Jiajun Yan

Out of the Mold: Polymer-Templated Inorganic Materials

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Logan Plath

Friday, November 7, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Weiche Hsieh

Developments of DNA-Based Molecular Logics

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Michael Polen

Friday, November 7, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Matt Baker

Perovskite Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Tom Ribelli

Friday, November 14, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Steph Mack

Optimizing Liposomes for Delivery of Short Interfering RNA

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Serzhan Sakipov

Friday, November 14, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Samaneh Mesbahi

Protein Folding Problem

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Artur Sargun

Friday, November 21, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Artur Sargun

The XNA World and Self-Replicating Peptide Nucleic Acid

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Guojun Xie

Friday, November 21, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Haichen Li

Number Matters: Evolution of Gold Cluster Catalyzed CO Oxidation Mechanism

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Jiajun Yan

Friday, December 5, 2014
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Logan Plath

Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (IM-MS) for the Investigation of Structural and Dynamic Properties of Biological Macromolecules

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Qi Ye

Friday, December 5, 2014
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Shuo Zhao

Nitrogen-Doped Graphene: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications in Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Sikandar Abbas