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JMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminars

Useful information for seminar speakers can be found here.
Archives of past seminars can be found here.

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

(Scroll down for Spring 2016)

Seminars are in ISAT 159 at 3:35 pm unless otherwise noted.



DATE           
SPEAKER
(Affiliation)
TITLE
(Click on Title for Abstract)
Fri., Sep 4 Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)
CHEM 481
(Students in this course should meet at the the Ashby Testing Lab.)
Fri., Sep 11 Dr. Indika U. Arachchige
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Synthesis and Structure-Property Elucidation of Group IV Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Metal Nanoparticle Superstructures
Fri., Sep 18

JMU Undergraduate Speakers
Daniel Marzolf (Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL)
Aidan McKenzie (Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL)
Ruth Menger (Merck, Elkton, VA)
Brenna Walsh (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Buapest, Hungary)

(If you are a JMU Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biophysical Chemistry major who did science-related work outside of JMU during summer 2015, please contact Dr. Kevin Caran if you would like to present your work to the department.)

Summer Academic Experiences Outside of JMU, Part I
(See October 9 for Part II)
Fri., Sep 25 Dr. John B. Mattson
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
Delivering Toxic Gases for Therapeutic Benefit
Fri., Oct 9

JMU Undergraduate Speakers
Kathleen Krist (NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA)
Bruce Liberi (Yale University, New Haven, CT)
Kristin McKenna (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA)
Emily Todd (The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel)

(If you are a JMU Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biophysical Chemistry major who did science-related work outside of JMU during summer 2015, please contact Dr. Kevin Caran if you would like to present your work to the department.)

Summer Academic Experiences Outside of JMU, Part II
(See September 18 for Part I)
Fri., Oct 16

Dr. J. V. Ortiz
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Dyson Orbitals and New Kinds of Chemical Bonding
Fri., Oct 23

Alumni speakers
Amanda Peretich (JMU '05)
   Science Teacher, Calvert High School
Sharon Koh (JMU '02)
   Staff Scientist, Strategic Analysis Incorporated
Dan Nardi (JMU '79)
   Merck

Homecoming Roundtable
Fri., Oct 30

The seminar originally scheduled for 10/30/15 (SAACS, National Chemistry Week seminar featuring Morgan Sibbald, JMU '92) is canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Check back for updates. 

Students and faculty are encouraged to consider attending a special colloquium this afternoon, honoring Dr. Bob Hanson's 50 years of service to JMU. See details below and in the attachment at 3:30pm in Memorial Hall, Room 6110Professor Edwin O’Shea will give a lecture on "The Euclidean States of America: Geometry, Jefferson and Lincoln"

A Reception will follow in the Memorial Hall Forum at approximately 4:30pm.

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Fri., Nov. 6

Dr. Richard D. Foust, Jr.
Dr. Paul L. Raston
Dr. Christopher E. Berndsen
Dr. Isaiah Sumner
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University

JMU Faculty Research Opportunities, Part I
Presented by JMU SAACS
(See 2/5/16 for Part II & 2/19/16 for Part III)

Tues., Nov. 10
6:30-8:00pm
Bioscience 1007

Robert Koch
Milbank

Justin Hasford
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Establishing and Protecting your Intellectual Property
ACS, Program-in-a-Box

Webinar hosted by JMU SAACS

Fri., Dec 4

Dr. Ian Harrison
Department of Chemistry
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Reaction Dynamics at Catalytic Metal Surfaces
Thu., Dec 10
1:30-3:30pm
Madison Union
room 405

Dr. Bill Wightman (JMU Art and Art History)
Dr. Jim Wightman (Virginia Tech Chemistry, retired)

(Click here for a recent news story about the Wightmans!)

Art & Science: Creative and Curricular Commonalities
This presentation is primarily for CHEM 135L students, but others are welcome to attend our annual celebration of Art and Science by this dynamic father and son team.
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Spring 2016

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Fri., Jan 15

Dr. John Morris
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Surface Science of Chemical Warfare Agents: the Nature of Hydrogen Bonding at the Air-Solid Interface
Fri., Jan 22
(canceled due to weather)

The seminar originally scheduled for this date (Dr. Susan Gillmor, GWU) has been rescheduled for Friday, February 12.

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Fri., Jan 29

Dr. Tijana Grove
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Protein design - from nature to nanotechnology
Fri., Feb 5 Dr. Paul L. Raston
Dr. Brycelyn Boardman
Dr. Nathan T. Wright
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University
JMU Faculty Research Opportunities, Part II
Presented by JMU SAACS
(See 11/6/15 for Part I & 2/19/16 for Part III)
Fri., Feb 12

Dr. Susan Gillmor
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University
Washington DC

Superbugs and Strategies against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

(rescheduled from 1/22/16)

Fri., Feb 19

Dr. Yanjie Zhang
Dr. Ashleigh Baber
Dr. Christine Hughey
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University

JMU Faculty Research Opportunities, Part III
Presented by JMU SAACS
(See 11/6/15 for Part I & 2/5/16 for Part II)
Fri., Feb 26

(The seminar originally scheduled for 2/26 has been canceled.)  

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Fri., Mar 18

Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)

CHEM 482
Fri., Mar 25

Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)

CHEM 482
Fri., Apr 1

Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)

CHEM 482
Fri., Apr 8 Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)
CHEM 482
Thu., Apr 14 - Fri., Apr 15

41st Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Dr. Reid Gadziala (JMU '07), Keynote Speaker
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Thursday, Apr 14
  -Oral Session I: 2:00-4:00pm (HHS 2210)
  -Poster Session: 4:30-5:30pm (Phys/Chem lobby)

Friday, Apr 15
  -Oral Session II: 1:15-3:15pm (Phys/Chem 2212)
  -Special Announcements: 3:30pm (ISAT 159)
  -Keynote Address: 3:35-4:35pm (ISAT 159)

(Click image to the left for the 2016 Abstract Book, which includes a detailed schedule.)

Fri., Apr 22

BONDED

BONDED - the musical
a one act chemical comedy
Music & Lyrics by Matthew Gurniak

Encore presentation!

Note: Literature and Seminar (CHEM 482) students have presentations at the same time as this event, and may not count this as a seminar for that course.

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