Departmental Seminar Series

Our chemistry and physics seminar series meets in Science 061 at 11:00 AM on Tuesdays. Students interested in attending graduate school are encouraged to meet with the academic seminar speakers on Tuesday afternoon.

Driving directions to the Department


Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Jan 23 Renee Evans, Clabber Girl Corporation, "Chemistry in Flavors, Distilled Spirits, and Baking" (Company Webpage)
Jan 30 Yann Chemla, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Probing Nature’s Nano-Machines with “Next Generation” Single-Molecule Techniques" (Homepage)
Feb 27 Amanda Melberg, MPD Components (Company Webpage)
Mar 6 Huimin Zhao, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Homepage)
Apr 3 Guoping Zhang, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Indiana State University (Homepage)
Apr 10 Megan Thielges, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University-Bloomington (Homepage)
Apr 17 Graham Cooks, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University (Homepage)
Apr 24 Richard Fitch, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Indiana State University (Homepage)


Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Aug 29 David G. Cahill, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Ultrafast Heat Transfer in Nanoscale Materials" (Homepage)
Sept 5 Emily Tsui, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Note Dame, "Controlling Electrons and Reduction Potentials in Inorganic Clusters and Semiconductor Nanocrystals" (Homepage)
Oct 3 Lei Li, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), "Using Chemical Biology Means to Understand the Formation of DNA Photolesions, the Leading Cause of Skin Cancer" (Homepage)
Oct 10 Chris Richards, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, "Organelle Specific Nanovesicles for Single Molecule Imaging" (Homepage)
Nov 7 T.V. Rajanbabu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, "Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis Using Feedstocks" (Homepage)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Feb 7 Mariam El Naggar, Prosolia Inc., "Emerging Applications of Surface Probing Mass Spectrometric Imaging and Analysis" (Homepage)
Feb 28 Alison R. Fout, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Ligand Influences on Base Metals for Multi-Electron Transformations" (Homepage)
Mar 7 David R. Williams, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, "Studies toward the Synthesis of Polycyclic Alkaloids" (Homepage)
Mar 28 Timothy S. Zwier, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, "Single-Conformer Spectroscopy and Dynamics from the Microwave to the Ultraviolet" (Homepage)
Apr 11 Emil Khisamutdinov, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, "Development of RNA Tetra-U Helix Linking Motif as a Toolkit for Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology" (Homepage)
Apr 18 Zach Babyak, Department of Mathematics, Indiana State University, "All Optical Helicity Dependent Spin-Switching: A Young Physicist Back in the Big Easy"


Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Date Speaker
Aug 30 Julio M. D'Arcy, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, "Enhancing Cycling Stability of Conducting Polymer Electrochemical Capacitors in Aqueous Electrolytes" (Homepage)
Sept 13 Jack Dumbacher, Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy, California Academy of Sciences, "The Chemical Ecology of New Guinea's Poisonous Birds" (Homepage)

Dr. Dumbacher will speak again at 4 PM in S-012 for the Dept. of Biology seminar series.

Sept 27 Robert Peoples, Director of ACS Green Chemistry Institute, "Green Chemistry and the Big Picture of Sustainability" (Homepage)
Oct 25 Uma Aryal, Director of Purdue University Proteomics Facility, "Quantitative Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications in Life Sciences" (Homepage)

Dr. Aryal will speak again at 4 PM in S-214 for the Dept. of Biology seminar series.  His visit is in conjunction with an NSF grant for the Department's new mass spectrometer.

Nov 1 Andrew Beaven, ISU alumnus, current graduate student at the University of Kansas


Contact Information
Eric Glendening, Chairperson

Department of Chemistry and Physics
600 Chestnut Street
Science Building, Room 035
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Office: Science 035
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-2232

Office: Science 165
Phone: 812-237-2239
Fax: 812-237-4396

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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