Seminars and Events

The seminars below are open to the public. Seminars will be held on the date noted at 11:45 AM in Room 141 Hughes (unless otherwise indicated). Refreshments will be served at 11:30 AM. Parking is available across the street or in the North Campus Parking Garage. If there are any questions, please contact: Dr. Rick Page at

August 30, 2018 | Graduate School and EH&S, Miami University

September 6, 2018 | Gretchen Potts, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Not just an eyesore: analysis of cigarette butt leachates

September 13, 2018 | Joe Reczek, Denison University

Organic charge-transfer liquid crystals: new properties from modular supramolecular materials

September 20, 2018 | Rachel Martin, University of California, Irvine

Genome-based target selection and instrumentation development for solid-state NMR of proteins

September 27, 2018 | Pat Heist, Ferm Solutions

Opportunities for innovation in fuel and beverage alcohol production

October 4, 2018 | Jeff Brodsky, University of Pittsburgh

Endoplasmic reticulum associated degradation (ERAD) and protein conformational diseases

October 11, 2018 | Hao Chen, Ohio University

Development and applications of liquid sample desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (DESI-MS)

October 18, 2018 | Donald Wink, University of Illinois at Chicago

Laboratory reform for meaning and relevance

October 25, 2018 | Justin Pratt (Dissertation Scholar), Miami University

College Students Teaching Chemistry Through Outreach: Conceptual Understanding of the Elephant Toothpaste Reaction and Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

November 1, 2018 | Dominik Konkolewicz, Miami University

Simple Organic Reactions for Advanced Polymeric Materials

November 8, 2018 | Tong Ren, Purdue University

Metal alkynyl chemistry: conjugation, wires, devices and sustainability

November 29, 2018 | Chris Berndsen, James Madison University

Activity and structure of the thought-to-be inactive β-amylase 2 from ​​Arabidopsis thaliana

December 6, 2018 | Mark Meyerhoff, University of Michigan

Advanced thromboresistant/antimicrobial nitric oxide releasing polymers/devices: development, characterization and biomedical applications

January 31, 2019 | Patrice Hamel, Ohio State University

Trans-thylakoid redox pathways control photosynthesis

February 7, 2019 | Linda Hendershot, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis

Specificity in the ER Hsp70 family substrate recognition sequences underlies aggregation inhibition and protein quality control

February 14, 2019 | Willie Steinecker, VGC Chromatography, Dayton, OH

February 21, 2019 | Dave Tierney, Miami University

The Role of Spin State-Mixing in the EPR of High-Spin Co(II) Systems

February 28, 2019 | Ryan White, University of Cincinnati

Pushing the Limits of Electrochemical Sensors and Imaging Platforms

March 7, 2019 | Liz Wardle, Miami University

Graduate Student Resources from the Howe Center for Writing Excellence

March 14, 2019 | Ben Miller, University of Rochester Medical Center

Optical chemical and biological sensing: Creating the interface between the universe and data

March 21, 2019 | Ginger Shultz, University of Michigan

April 4, 2019 | Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan

April 11, 2019 | John Groves (Ritter Lecture), Princeton University

April 12, 2019 | John Groves (Ritter Lecture), Princeton University

April 18, 2019 | Ry Young, Texas A&M

Phage lysis: do we have the hole story yet?

April 25, 2019 | Will Dichtel, Northwestern University

May 2, 2019 | Glenn Micalizio, Dartmouth

May 9, 2019 | Hien Nguyen, Wayne State University

The role of spin state-mixing in the EPR of high-spin Co(II) systems