Fall 2014 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University

Fall 2014 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU



Fall 2014 Seminar Program

Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Date Program
August 22

Kyle Plunkett, SIUC

" Synthesis of CP-PAH Based Electron Accepting Materials and Highly-Ordered Polymer Nanostructures "

August 29 

Ryan McCulla, St Louis University (Plunkett)

" Developing Atomic Oxygen as an Oxidative Probe for Biological Systems "

September 5

Zhenrong Zhang, Baylor University (Ge)

" Molecular-level Studies of Surface Reactions on TiO2 "

September 12

Zhihua Du, SIUC

" Structural and Biochemical Studies of Proteins and RNAs Implicated in Human Diseases "

September 19

Sheng Dai, ORNL (Ge)

"Tailoring mesoporous carbons and related materials for energy applications"

September 26

Darryl Sasaki, Sanda National Laboratory (Kohli)

"Designing Lipids to Target Specific Membrane Phases and Enable Actuation of Membrane


October 3

Lin Chen, Northwestern University (Wang)


October 10

Tim Minton, Montana State University (Wang)

"Oxidation of Carbon at High Temperatures" 

October 16 

Craig Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara (Plunkett) Arnold Lecture

"Novel Chemical Building Blocks for Functional Material Platforms"

October 24

Wendell O'Neal, (Kinsel) 2014 SIUC Chemistry and Biochemistry Hall of Fame Honoree

"Career Opportunities in Clinical Chemistry: A Good Luck Story"

October 31

Nothing Scheduled

November 7

Mark Land, Bayer Pharmaceutical (Kinsel)

"One Chemist's Career in the Chemical Industry"

November 14

 Qian Wang, University of South Carolina (Kohli)

"Virus Particles as Enabling Building Blocks for Biomaterials Development"

November 21

Gower Research Awards Presentations:

Kexin Jiao, "Tunable Micro-Lens in Near-Field Imaging"

Jinsai Shang, "Structural and Functional Studies of Fbxo7 and it Interactions with Protein Partners"

Xinju Zhu, "Synthesis of Highly Ordered Polymer Nanostructures based on Polyphenylene Vinylenes (PPVs)"

November 28

 Thanksgiving Break

December 5

 Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa (Plunkett)

"Maximizing the Reactivity of Phenolic and Aminic Radical-Trapping Antioxidants: Just add Nitrogen!"