Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Events

Department Calendar

Monday, April 27, 2015
1:00 p.m.

Research Proposal Defense

Chia-Hua Tsai

Heterometallic Dendrimer-Supported Catalyst Design for Orthogonal Tandem Catalysis

Location: Mellon Institute Room 448

Monday, April 27, 2015
3:30 p.m.

Research Proposal Defense

Andria Fortney

Organic Tri-Armed Donor-Acceptor Stars

Location: Mellon Institute Room 409

Monday, April 27, 2015
4:00 p.m.

Research Proposal Defense

Taylor Canady

Continuous Evolution of Zinc Fingers for Alternative DNA Targeting

Location: Mellon Institute Room 115

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Final Public Oral Examination in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry With Departmental Honors /Master of Science

Collin Cherubim

Biophysical Characterization and Translation Inhibition Effects of DNA and RNA G-Quadruplex Invasion With Minipeg Gamma-PNA

Location: Mellon Institute, Theory Suite Conference Room, 5th Floor

Thursday, April 28, 2015
11:00 a.m.

Final Public Oral Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Kate Meier

Mössbauer, EPR, and DFT Studies of Oxygen Activation in Enzymes and Biologically Relevant Synthetic Complexes

Location: Mellon Institute Room 409

Thursday, April 30, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

YuYe Jay Tong, Georgetown University

Irrelevance of CO Poisoning in Methanol Oxidation Reaction on PtRu Electrocatalyst

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Rongchao Jin

Friday, May 1, 2015
1:30 p.m.

Final Public Oral Examination in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry With Departmental Honors

Danielle Schlesinger

Improvements of Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) and Applications to the Study of Adenmatous Polyposis Coli (APC)

Location: Mellon Institute Room 448

Monday, May 4, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Research Proposal Defense

Genoa Warner

Adapting Chem-Seq to Understand Endocrine Disruptor Mediated Genome-Wide Binding of Receptor Proteins

Location: Mellon Institute Room 409

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
4:00 p.m.

Research Proposal Defense

Mo Li

Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction Catalyzed by Mn(I) Complexes with 1,4-Dihetero-1,3-diene Redox Ligands

Location: Mellon Institute Room 409

News & Announcements

photo of Susan Graul

Susan Graul is this year's winner of the Julius Ashkin Teaching Award

structure of gold nanoparticle

CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature's Patterns

Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Rongchao Jin and collaborators has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some of nature's most intricate patterns.

photo of Qing Ye

Graduate Student Qing Ye Wins Prestigious Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship

Qing Ye has received a prestigious Faculty for the Future fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to talented women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering at leading universities worldwide.

photo of Michael Polen

Michael Polen, 2nd year student in the Sullivan group, has been awarded a 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Alumna Stacey Chin, formerly of the Matyjaszewski group and now a Ph.D. student at Northwestern, also received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.