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 18, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Zoe Wright

Mutual Prodrugs of Ibuprofen: Smarter Treatments for Chronic Inflammation

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Chris Collins

Friday, September 18, 2015
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Annie Arnold

Cyclotides: Synthetic Discoveries in Plant Cells and in the Laboratory

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Qi Li

Friday, September 25, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Christopher Collins

The Influence of Chemical Representations on the Efficiency of Molecular Screening

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Zoe Wright

Friday, October 2, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

April Berlyoung

LNA-FIT Probes: A Combination of Nucleic Acid and Fluorescence Probes

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Yijie Tang

Friday, November 6, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Ruixi Fan

X-ray Free Electron Laser and Its Applications in Chemistry

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Yogesh Somasundar

Friday, November 6, 2015
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Yao Li

Electron Transfer in Single-Molecule Junctions

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Zongyu Wang

Friday, November 13, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Kedar Perkins

Block Copolymer Membranes for Water Purification

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Sipei Li

Friday, November 13, 2015
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Sushil Lathwal

Protein-Polymer Conjugates: Advances and Applications

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Leif Jahn

Friday, November 20, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Leif Jahn

Atmospheric Chemistry of Iron: Effect of Source and Processing on Bioavailability

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Sushil Lathwal

Friday, November 20, 2015
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Zongyu Wang

Polymer Solar Cells

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Yao Li

Friday, December 4, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Yogesh Somasundar

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Ruixi Fan

Friday, December 4, 2015
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Sipei Li

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Kedar Perkins

Friday, December 11, 2015
9:30 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Yijie Tang

Allosteric Modulation of NMDA Receptor: Mechanism and Application

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: April Berlyoung

Friday, December 11, 2015
10:30 a.m.
11:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Qi Li

The Story of Graphene and Other Emerging 2D Materials

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Anne Arnold