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 9:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m. The seminars will be held in the Mellon Institute Conference Room, unless otherwise specified.

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Timothy (Chad) Ratterman, Das Research Group

Chemical Modifications for Systemic Delivery of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics: Challenges, Successes, and the Future

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Srijani Sarkar

Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Srijani Sarkar

Epigenetic Landscape of DNA Methylation and Demethylation

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Julia Cuthbert

Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Julia Cuthbert

Sequence Controlled Polymers and Their Potential for Information Storage

Location: Mellon Institute 448

Chairperson: Kyle Augustine

Friday, October 27, 2017
9:40 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Anthony Varni

Photophysics and Diverse Applications of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes

Location: Mellon Institute 448

Chairperson: Sajjad Dadashi Silab

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Kyle Augustine

Antimicrobial Polymers to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Biofilms

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Saborni Biswas

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:40 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Sajjad Dadashi Silab

Single Chain Polymer Nanoparticles

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Joanna Li

Friday, November 17, 2017
9:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Saborni Biswas

A Study of Biosynthetic models of Nitric Oxide Reductases (NOR) using Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Nisha Hasija

Friday, November 17, 2017
9:40 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Yingwei (Joanna) Li

The Chemical Magic in Perovskite Solar Cells

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Stephanie Kramer

Friday, December 1, 2017
9:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Nisha Hasija

Antisense Oligonucleotides for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Velabo Mdluli

Friday, December 1, 2017
9:40 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Stephanie Kramer

New Strategy for Enhanced Performance in Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Anthony Varni

Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Mingyi Wang

Production and Evolution of Reactive Iodine Species in the Atmosphere

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Chad Ratterman

Friday, December 8, 2017
9:40 a.m.
10:20 a.m.

Graduate Seminar (09-911)

Velabo Mdluli

Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Chairperson: Mingyi Wang