College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Seminar Series

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

Fall 2015

Note that all speakers and titles are subject to change. Contact Dr. Crystal Bruce with questions: 216.397.4742 or
Sept. 9, 2015Rena Robinson, Ph.D.University of PittsburghThinking outside of the brain in Alzheimer's disease using proteomics technology
Sept.16, 2015Janel Dempsey & Dan VolpeCurrent JCU Students"Formation of Ion-Conductive Polymer Electrolyte Membranes by Complexation of Polyethylene Glycol-Amino Carbamate with Lithium Salt" ~Janel Dempsey
"Bottom-Up Wet Chemical Synthesis of Nanostructured Bismuth Telluride" ~Dan Volpe
Sept. 23, 2015Krisy Randall & Kristen VorisekSherwin WilliamsCareers in Coatings at the Sherwin Williams Company
Oct. 7, 2015Laura Sagle, Ph.D.University of Cincinnati"Current Challenges And Approaches For Improved Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensing"
Oct. 14, 2015Paul Seybold, Ph.D.Wright State UniversityAgent-based Models for Complex Physical and Chemical Systems
Oct. 21, 2015Nina Stourman, Ph.D.Youngstown State UniversityBiodegradation of Polysaccharides: Glycosidases
Oct. 28, 2015Eric Anderson, Ph.D.LubrizolDeconstructing & Demystifying the 2-in-1 Shampoo
Nov. 4, 2015John Jasper, Ph.D.Sherwin WilliamsPaint & Application
Dec. 9, 2015Thomas Spilker, Ph.D.Case Western Reserve University

Spring 2015

Note that all speakers and titles are subject to change. Contact Dr. Crystal Bruce with questions: 216.397.4742 or
Feb. 4, 2015Paul Michael Schroder, Ph.DUniversity of Toledo, MD/PhD programT cell receptor targeted immune therapy restores self-tolerance in type 1 diabetes
Feb. 11, 2015Anna Cristina Samia, Ph.DCase Western ReserveNanostructured Metals for Magnetic Particle Imaging and Sensor Applications
Feb. 18, 2015Yu Zhu, Ph.DUniversity of Akron Department of Polymer ScienceControlled Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
Feb. 25, 2015Vanessa McCaffrey, PhD.Albion UniversitySugars from Space? Synthesizing Sugars in Simulated Meteoric Impacts.
Mar. 11, 2015Anne Wilson, Ph.DButler UniversityHeterocycle formation, triflouromethylation, and other topics from a university-industry collaboration
Apr. 8, 2015Jared Anderson, Ph.DUniversity of ToledoExploiting Ionic Liquids, Polymeric Ionic Liquids, and Magnetic Ionic Liquids in Sample Preparation and Multidimensional Chromatography"
Apr. 15, 2015JCU Faculty
Apr. 22, 2015Anne McCoy, Ph.DOhio State UniversityPuzzling protons: surprising properties of protonated molecules and clusters
Apr. 29, 2015Rena Robinson, Ph.DUniversity of PittsburghIncreasing proteomics throughout to study aging and Alzheimer's disease

Fall 2014

Note that all speakers and titles are subject to change. Contact Dr. Crystal Bruce with questions: 216.397.4742 or
Sept. 10, 2014Emily Pentzer, Ph.D.Case Western Reserve UniversityCovalent functionalization of platelets for controlled assembly
Sept. 17, 2014Neocles Leontis, Ph.D.Bowling Green State UniversityFrom RNA bioinformatics to RNA nanotechnology with applications in biomedicine
Sept. 24, 2014Nicole Tavernelli, PHRThe Sherwin Williams CompanyCareers in Coatings at the Sherwin-Williams Company

Oct. 1, 2014Eric Coleman, Ph.D.The Ohio State UniversityFrom: Platinum to Pennies: Towards an Efficient and Affordable Fuel Cell Design
Oct. 15, 2014Katie Doud, Ph.D.Case Western Reserve UniversityTargeting fatty acid binding protein 5 for suppressing mammary carcinoma cell growth
Oct. 22, 2014Curt Zaleski, Ph.D.Shippensburg UniversityStructural and Magnetic Properties of Metallacrowns
Oct. 29, 2014Lisa M. Ryno, Ph.D.Oberlin CollegeThe Impact of Stress-Responsive Signaling on Protein Homeostasis in the Cell
Nov. 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
Nov. 19, 2014Amanda Way, Ph.D.LubrizolFrom JCU to Industry
Dec. 10, 2014Karl J. Feierabend, Ph.D.College of Wooster“OH-Me” stretch: probing nonequivalent interactions using cavity-enhanced spectroscopy and computational chemistry