College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Seminar Series

Spring 2014

Date
Speaker
Title
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
2/5
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
3/12
3/19Tama Drenski
Law Firm of Renner, Kenner, Greive,
Bobak, Taylor & Weber
Chemistry and the Law
3/26
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
4/30

Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule

Date
Speaker
Title
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
10/2
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
10/30
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?
11/13
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

Date
Speaker
Title
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