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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Organic Polymer Solar Cells based on Benzodifuran and Benzobisoxazole
    Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Jeffries-EL Group
    (Jeffries-EL)
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:00pm, Hach Hall Lobby
    Electronic Dynamics in Complex Environments: From Electron Transfer to Singlet Fission
    Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    (Windus)
  • Friday, February 6, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Practical Applications and Mechanistic Models for Up-conversion in Lanthanide-doped Nanomaterials
    University of South Dakota
    (Gordon)
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 1:10pm, 3152 Gilman Hall
    TBD
    Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    (Sadow)
  • Friday, February 13, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Forensic Science Research Challenges and Opportunities
    Director, Midwest Forensics Resource Center, Ames Laboratory
    (Houk)
  • Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman
    Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Detection of Biogenic Amines on a Microfluidic Device
    Department of Chemistry, Creighton University
    (Lee)
  • Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:10pm, Hach Hall Atrium
    Entropic Control in Materials Design as an Example of Green Chemistry
    President, Chief Technology Officer, and Chairman of the Board of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
    (Burnett)
  • Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:00pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union, University Symposium on Sustainability Keynote Address
    Green Chemistry: Helping Create a Safer, More Sustainable Future
    President, Chief Technology Officer, and Chairman of the Board of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
  • Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:10pm, 0203 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Biorenewable Materials from Isosorbide
    Michael Zenner
    Chen group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Chen)
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:10pm, 0203 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles (MINPs) as Antibody Mimics
    Joseph Awino
    Zhao group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Zhao)
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman
    Structures, Concentrations and Spatial Distribution of Surface-Bound Molecules Studied by Solid-State NMR
    Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Pruski Group
    (Pruski)
  • Chemistry Open House
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Catalytic Methods Based on P(III) ⇌ P(V) Redox Cycling
    Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
    (Stanley)
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Semiconductor Nanostructures and Solar Energy Conversion
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    (Smith)
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Silica-Encapsulated Bimetallic Nanoparticles For Enhanced Selectivity To Biomass-Derived Products
    Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Huang Group
    (Huang)
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:00am, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Tris(oxazolinyl)borato magnesium-catalyzed reduction of carbonyls
    Nicole Lampland
    Sadow group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Sadow)
  • Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Altering Macrophage and Fibroblast Responses Through Engineering Polymer Surface Propertie
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University
    (Huang)
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:00am, 301A Spedding Hall, Final Defense
    Optical Responses At The Nanoparticle-Biological Interface With An Introduction To Optical Microscopy In Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Curriculum
    Ashley Augspurger
    Fang group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Fang)
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:10pm, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Analyzing the role of science practices in general chemistry courses and assessments
    Jessica Reed
    Holme group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Holme)
  • Friday, April 10, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Metastable Functional Solids by Soft Chemistry Approaches
    Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
    (Miller)
  • Friday, April 10, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Liquid Sample Desorption Electrospray Ionization--the Study of Ion Chemistry, Kinetics and Electrochemistry
    Department of Chemistry, Ohio University
    (Lee)
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:00am, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Understanding the reactivity of molecular precursors to colloidal nanocrystals
    Sam Alvarado
    Vela group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Vela)
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall, Cotton-Uphaus Competition
    Margarita Geraskina, Kristopher Keipert, Bradley Schmidt, James Walker
    Cotton-Uphaus Finalists presentation
    Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Winter group, Gordon group, Sadow group, and Stanley group
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:00am, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Functional silica-encapsulated photoactive nanocrystals
    Chia-Cheng Lin
    Vela group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Vela)
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:00am, 301A Spedding Hall, Final Defense
    Light- and Chemo-Responsive Organic Molecules with Biological Application
    Kaitlyn Mahoney
    Winter group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Winter)
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    The Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry of Semiconductor Quantum Dots
    Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
    (Vela)
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 - 2:10pm, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Development of light- and chemo-sensitive probes for biochemical methods
    Pratik Goswami
    Winter group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Winter)
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:10pm, 301A Spedding Hall, Final Defense
    High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Molecular Characterization of Pyrolysis Products and Kinetics
    Paul Cole
    Lee group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Lee)
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Magic-Size II-VI Nanoclusters as Semiconductor-Nanocrystal Precursors
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University of St. Louis
    (Vela)
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:10pm, 2140 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Scanning angle Raman spectroscopy in thin film characterization
    Vy Ngyuen
    Smith Group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Smith)
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Spring Awards Ceremony
  • Friday, May 1, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall, Fassel Lecture
    Nanotextured Surfaces and On-Chip Biosynthesis: Smart Materials and Smart Chemistries for Optical Biosensors and Biomimetic Devices
    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
    (Smith)
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 - 2:10pm, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Chemical and Thermal Stability of Semiconductors
    Malinda Reichert
    Vela group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Vela)
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 3:10pm, 3140 Hach Hall
    Understanding Student Learning Of Science ViaThe Mindful Learning Model
    Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    (Holme)
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Catalytically Active Zinc Complexes Supported on Mesoporous Silica
    Sadow Group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Sadow)
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:10pm, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Supported Metal Complexes: From Mesoporous Silica to 3D Printed Polymers
    Jacob Fleckenstein
    Sadow group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Sadow)
  • Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:00am, 3140 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Investigating the use of in situ liquid STEM to explore DNA-mediated gold nanoparticle growth
    Amanda Nguy
    Vela group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Vela)
  • Monday, July 13, 2015 - 1:10pm, 301A Spedding Hall, Final Defense
    Analysis of trace metals by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma- mass spectrometry and x-ray techniques for comparison and identification of forensically related samples
    Jonna Berry
    Houk group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Houk)
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 2:10pm, 301A Spedding Hall, Final Defense
    Photophysical and photochemical analysis and synthesis of biological imaging tools
    Toshia Albright
    Winter group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Winter)
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:00am, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Diagnostic studies of ion beam formation in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with the collision reaction interface
    Jenee Jacobs
    Houk group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Houk)
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 - 8:00am, 2140 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Super-resolution and super-localization microscopy: a novel tool for imaging chemical and biological processes
    Bin Dong
    Huang group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Huang)
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 9:00am, 2140 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Development and applications of single particle orientation and rotational tracking in dynamic systems
    Kuangcai Chen
    Vela group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Vela)
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2:10pm, 3140 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Unpacking Students: Atomistic Understanding of Stoichiometry
    John Baluyut
    Holme group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Holme)
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:00am, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Nanoparticle-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Novel Sample Preparation Methods and Nanoparticle Screening for Plant Metabolite Imaging
    Gargey Yagnik
    Lee group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Lee)
  • Friday, August 14, 2015 - 10:00am, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Advancements in mass spectrometry for biological samples: Protein chemical cross-linking and metabolite analysis of plant tissues
    Adam Klein
    Lee group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Lee)
  • Friday, August 21, 2015 - 8:00am, 3140 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Catalytic applications of silica-encapsulated bimetallic nanoparticles synthesized using the inorganic capping agent and water-in-oil microemulsion approaches
    Kyle Brashler
    Huang group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Huang)
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:00am, 3140 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    The Development and Use of a Web-Based Assessment to Measure Students’ Use of Representations in General Chemistry
    Jack Polifka
    Holme group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Holme)
  • Friday, September 11, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman
    Novel Approaches for Thermoelectric and Strongly Correlated Magnetic Materials
    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
    (Miller)
  • Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Tools for Glycomics and Glycoproteomics: New Developments in Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility Spectrometry for Gas-Phase Glycoanalysis
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    (Lee)
  • Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:10pm, 301A Spedding Hall, Final Defense
    Influence of heterocycle substitution in π-functional materials for organic photovoltaics
    Benjamin Hale
    Jeffries-EL group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Jeffries-EL)
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall, Nanoscale Seminar
    Ultrafast THz Spectroscopy of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials: From Meta-Atoms to Excitons and Dirac Fermions
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
    (Vela)
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Synthesis and Surface Chemistry of Group IV Nanocrystals
    Group Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO
    (Vela)
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    DFT Studies of Geochemical Model Systems for New Molecular Level Understanding
    Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa
    (Vela)
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 3:10pm, Hach Hall Atrium
    New Technologies to Manage Your Career
    Balbas Consultants LLC
    (Burnett)
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:10pm, Hach Hall Atrium
    Workshop I: ACS Career Pathway Workshop: Finding Your Pathway
    Balbas Consultants LLC
    (Burnett)
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:00am, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Rational design and characterization of electron deficient heterocycles for organic photovoltaic materials
    Dana Drochner
    Jeffries-EL group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Jeffries-EL)
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:10pm, Hach Hall Atrium
    Career for Chemists-Traditional and Non
    Balbas Consultants LLC
    (Burnett)
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:10pm, Hach Hall Atrium
    Workshop II: Career Pathway WOrkshop: Aceing the Interview
    Balbas Consultants LLC
  • Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Engaging Students and TAs with Green Chemistry and Sustainable Polymers Experiments in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory
    University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
    (Chen)
  • Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Ab Initio Molecular Motion and Ionized Water
    Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
    (Gordon)
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Chemistry In A Capsule: Controlling Excited State Processes Through Confinement And Weak Interactions
    Department of Chemistry, University of Miami
    (Jenks)
  • Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    No Strain, No Gain: Advances in the Synthesis and Use of Cyclobutanes
    Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
    (Chen)
  • Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    The Mystery Of Water and Its Condensed Phases
    Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    (Gordon)
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman
    Antiferromagnetic Spin Correlations and Pseudogap-Like Behavior In Ca(Fe1-xCox)2As2 Studied By 75As Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
    Miller Research Group, Department of Chemistry
    (Miller)
  • Friday, October 9, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    New Ligands and Organometallic Compounds for Green Catalysis
    Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Super Resolution Optical Microscopy in Nanoconfined Environments
    Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
    (Smith)
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    From Metal Organic Frameworks to Porous Carbons: Heterogeneous Catalysis by Carbon-supported Metal Nanoparticles
    Huang Research Group, Iowa State University
    (Huang)
  • Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Shift Happens: Forks in a Career Road while Pursuing Adventures with Raman
    Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc.
    (Society of Applied Spectroscopy Student Chapter)
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman
    Synthesis and Applications of Supramolecular Self-Assembled Materials and Applications in Catalysis and Molecular Recognition
    Zhao Research Group, Department of Chemistry
    (Zhao)
  • Friday, October 23, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Beyond Alkyl: New Roles for Conjugated Polymer Side Chains
    Department of Chemistry, Tufts University
    (VanVeller)
  • Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Innovative Molecular Technologies to Unravel Complex Biological Questions
    Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
    (Houk)
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 2:10pm, 140 TASF, Final Defense
    Evaluation and optimization of photovoltaic cells comprised from benzodifuran and benzobisoxazole based polymers
    Monique Ewan
    Jeffries-EL group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Jeffries-EL)
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman
    Thermally Stable Encapsulated Intermetallic Nanoparticles for Heterogeneous Catalysis
    Huang Research Group, Department of Chemistry
    (Huang)
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:10pm, Hach Hall Atrium
    Preparing for a Career at a Four-Year-College
    Department of Chemistry, Concordia College
    (Thiel)
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Responsive Supramolecular Assemblies and Their Implications in Biomedicine
    Department of Chemistry, University of Massachussetts
    (Zhao)
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Single Atom Alloys as a Strategy for Selective Heterogeneous Hydrogenations
    Professor of Chemistry, Tufts University
    (Thiel)
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Matrix- Free Atmospheric Pressure Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization of Plant Material Using an Ultraviolet Laser
    Houk Research Group, Department of Chemistry
    (Houk)
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:10pm, 205 TASF, Final Defense
    Applications of fluorescence spectroscopy: from diagnosis of neurodegenarative diseases to characterization of highly efficient photovoltaic materials
    Ujjal Bhattacharjee
    Petrich group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Petrich)
  • Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Nickel- and Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Phenols Enabled by Sulfuryl Fluoride
    Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
    (Stanley)
  • Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:10pm, 1352 Gilman Hall
    Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecules and Materials
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    (Petrich)
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 9:00am, 0203 Hach Hall, Final Defense
    Enantioselective epoxidation catalyzed by manganese-substituted human carbonic anhydrase
    Sagarika Weerasekara
    Stanley group, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
    (Stanley)