College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Seminar Series

Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Dolan West 329

Spring 2015

January 14, 2015Syllabus
January 21, 2015
January 28, 2015
February 04, 2015Paul Michael Schroder, Ph.DUniversity of Toledo, MD/PhD programT cell receptor targeted immune therapy restores self-tolerance in type 1 diabetes
February 11, 2015Anna Cristina Samia, Ph.DCase Western ReserveNanostructured Metals for Magnetic Particle Imaging and Sensor Applications
February 18, 2015Yu Zhu, Ph.DUniversity of Akron Department of Polymer ScienceControlled Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
February 25, 2015Vanessa McCaffrey, PhD.Albion UniversitySugars from Space? Synthesizing Sugars in Simulated Meteoric Impacts.
March 11, 2015Anne Wilson, Ph.DButler UniversityHeterocycle formation, triflouromethylation, and other topics from a university-industry collaboration
March 18, 2015
March 25, 2015
April 08, 2015Jared Anderson, Ph.DUniversity of ToledoExploiting Ionic Liquids, Polymeric Ionic Liquids, and Magnetic Ionic Liquids in Sample Preparation and Multidimensional Chromatography"
April 15, 2015JCU Faculty
April 22, 2015Anne McCoy, Ph.DOhio State UniversityPuzzling protons: surprising properties of protonated molecules and clusters
April 29, 2015Rena Robinson, Ph.DUniversity of PittsburghIncreasing proteomics throughout to study aging and Alzheimer's disease

All speakers and titles are subject to change. Contact Dr. Crystal Bruce with questions: Dolan W309; 216.397.4742;

Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014Chrystal Bruce, Ph.D.John Carroll UniversityIntroduction to Chemistry Seminar
Wednesday, September 10, 2014Emily Pentzer, Ph.D.Case Western Reserve UniversityCovalent functionalization of platelets for controlled assemblyView faculty profile
Wednesday, September 17, 2014Neocles Leontis, Ph.D.Bowling Green State UniversityFrom RNA bioinformatics to RNA nanotechnology with applications in biomedicine
Wednesday, September 24, 2014Nicole Tavernelli, PHRThe Sherwin Williams CompanyCareers in Coatings at the Sherwin-Williams Company

Wednesday, October 01, 2014Eric Coleman, Ph.D.The Ohio State UniversityFrom: Platinum to Pennies: Towards an Efficient and Affordable Fuel Cell Design
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014Katie Doud, Ph.D.Case Western Reserve UniversityTargeting fatty acid binding protein 5 for suppressing mammary carcinoma cell growth
Wednesday, October 22, 2014Curt Zaleski, Ph.D.Shippensburg UniversityStructural and Magnetic Properties of MetallacrownsView faculty profile
Wednesday, October 29, 2014Lisa M. Ryno, Ph.D.Oberlin CollegeThe Impact of Stress-Responsive Signaling on Protein Homeostasis in the Cell
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014Abraham Joy, Ph.D.University of Akron
Department of Polymer Science
Lego-like’ polyesters with multifunctional pendant groups: Applications in controlled release and tissue engineering View faculty profile
Wednesday, November 19, 2014Amanda Way, Ph.D.LubrizolFrom JCU to Industry
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2013Karl J. Feierabend, Ph.D.College of Wooster“OH-Me” stretch: probing nonequivalent interactions using cavity-enhanced spectroscopy and computational chemistry

Spring 2014

Date SpeakerTitle
1/15Dr. ChallenIntroduction to Chemistry Seminar
1/22Clovis Linkous, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Youngstown State University
Photo- and Electrochemical Research Topics in Sustainable Energy
1/29Douglas E. Rohde, M.S., F-ABC
Supervisor of Chemistry and Toxicology
Lake County Crime Laboratory
The Application of Chemistry in Forensic Investigation
2/12JCU Chemistry Faculty
Overviews of research projects
2/19JCU Chemistry Faculty
Overviews of research projects
2/26Iteen Cheng
Department of Chemistry
Case Western Reserve University
Characterization on the kinetic coordination between the cleavage and translocation of various scissile peptide bonds in lN and ATP hydrolysis of Escherichia coli
3/19Tama Drenski
Law Firm of Renner, Kenner, Greive,
Bobak, Taylor & Weber
Chemistry and the Law
4/2Dennis L Matthews, PhD
Professor, School of Medicine
Director, NSF Center for Biophotonics
Associate Director, Cancer Center
UC Davis and LLNL
Application of Photon Based Technology to the Life Sciences and Medicine - Biophotonics
4/9Alison Dachner, PhD and Students from MN373:Training and Management Development
Boler School of Business
John Carroll University
The Chemistry of Business: What elements fit you best?
4/23JCU Chemistry Student Presentations

Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule

9/4Dr. ChallenIntroduction to Chemistry Seminar
9/11Howard Senkfor
Senior Development Chemist
PPG Industries - Automotive OEM
Scratching the surface of Automotive Coatings Chemistries
9/18Cora Lind-Kovacs, PhD
Department of Chemistry
The University of Toledo
The fascination of unusual behavior: Materials that shrink when heated
9/25Nicole Tavernelli and Krisy Randall
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Opportunities at The Sherwin-Williams Company
10/9Thomas D. Schmittgen, PhD
Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Engineered microvesicles as targeted delivery agents for cancer
10/16Helen K. Mayer, PhD
Advanced Graphite Materials
GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
GrafTech International Ð 125 years of carbon and graphite science - from arc carbons to smart phones
10/23Ioana Pavel Sizemore, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Wright State University
Engineering SERS-based nanosensors for fingerprinting down to the single-molecule level
11/6Yi Pang, PhD
Department of Chemistry
The University of Akron
Seeking Smart Chemical Sensor Applications: Can We Do Better with The Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer?
11/20Clayton Petro MDClay's Anatomy: Fundamentals of Hernia Repair...and my experience from John Carroll to surgical residency
12/4Jason T. Poulton, PhD
Bridgestone Americas Tires Operations
Industrial Chemistry and Those Four Round Black Things on Your Car
12/11Student Presentations

Spring 2013

1/16Dr. P. ChallenIntroduction
1/23K. Jebrell Glover, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department
of Lehigh University
Proteins as Architects of Cell Membranes: Probing the Structure of Caveolin
1/30Jonathan Scaffidi, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
of Miami University
Towards SERS-based environmental detection of 2, 4, 6- trinitrotoluene
2/6David Ball, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department
of Cleveland State University
Science, Skepticism, and the Benefits of Random Knowledge
2/13Diana S. Aga, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department
of State University of NY at Buffalo
Free Drugs and Gender-Benders in the Environment: Fate, Effects, and Wastewater Treatment
2/20Nathaniel K. Szymczak, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
of University of Michigan
Using Secondary Coordination Sphere Interactions to Modulate Substrate Binding and Activation
3/13ACS Cleveland Meeting-in-Miniature
3/20Peter Wipf, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
of University of Pittsburgh
Total Synthesis of Natural Products
4/3Skip Kingston, Ph.D.
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
Of Duquesne University
Chemical, Biochemical and Genotoxic Measurements Differentiate Children with Autism and Control Children in a Double-blind Study Evaluating Biometric Data
4/10To Be Announced
4/17Elisa Seddon, Ph.D.
Of The Lubrizol Corporation
Limestone in your car engine, performing polymers, and other interesting chemistry feats
4/24JCU Chemistry Student PresentationsTBA
5/1To Be Announced