Seminar Program

*All Seminars are scheduled for 1 PM, Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, 301 McIver Street, Rm 201, unless otherwise stated.

Fall 2014

August 22, 2014

Chemical Safety Seminar

August 29, 2014

Biosafety Seminar

September 5, 2014

Dr. Amanda Morris                                                            
Virginia Tech

Next Generation Solar Energy Solutions… A Fundamental Perspective


September 12, 2014

Dr. Simon Meek
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

New Catalysts as Strategies for Organic Synthesis


September 18-19, 2014

Sixth Biennial Wood Coatings and Substrates Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Dimitris S. Argyropoulos – Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Professor Mark D. Soucek - Department of Polymer Engineering - University of Akron

Thursday Sept. 18 from 12:55-4:30  EUC Cone Ballroom A
Friday Sept. 19 from 8:00-2:00  EUC Cone Ballroom A

All seminar students are required to attend one of the presentations


September 26, 2014

Dr. Elena Jakubikova
North Carolina State University

Earth-abundant solar cells: Can iron complexes serve as photosensitizers in DSSCs?


October 3, 2014

Dr. Gregory Dudley
Florida State University

Selective Microwave Heating of Organic Reactions


October 10, 2014

Dr. Seth Cohen
Appalachian State University

Fermentation Pathways: Academic and Metabolic


October 17, 2014

Panel Discussion: Dr. Mitch Croatt

Careers for Chemists - Entrepreneurship
Dr. Cedric Pearce, Mycosynthetix
Mr. Timothy Ballard, En-Cas Analytical Laboratories
Mr. Ron Obie, Wood Coatings Research Group, Inc.
Dr. Tony Mifsud, Innovation Fund North Carolina

October 24, 2014

Dr. Bryan Cullen
Duke University

Viruses and microRNA

October 31, 2014

Derek Shore
UNCG PhD Student

Allosteric Modulation of the Human Cannabinoid-1 Receptor: Negative Modulators, Positive Modulators, and Everything in Between!

November 7, 2014

Dr. Bill Pennington
Clemson University

Halogen Bonding: Fundamentals and Applications

November 14, 2014

Dr. Kenneth Brown
George Institute of Technology

Ion trap quantum computers for chemistry


November 21, 2014

Dr. Debra Kendall
University of Connecticut

Allosteric, Biased-Signaling Modulators of the Cannabinoid Receptor One: Thinking Outside the Active Site