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Student Seminars 2016-2017

Graduate Student Seminars Fall 2016

4:00 pm, Ladd 107 unless otherwise noted

Date

Speaker

Advisor

Title

Sept 21
2:00pm
FLC 122

Shannon Anderson
- PhD Defense

Erika Offerdahl

Solving for a process: A mechanistic characterization of student problem solving and  reasoning with proton NMR spectroscopy

Sept 26

Ben LeVahn

Christopher Colbert

Substrate specificity for the biphenyl dioxygenase system

Sept 27
10:00am
Morrill 103

Akila Iyer
- PhD Defense

Jayaraman Sivaguru

Visible Light Photocatalysis of N-N Bond Based Compounds

Oct 3

Hashini Herath

Alexander Parent

Asymmetric epoxidation using non-heme iron metal catalysts and H2O2

Oct 10

Sunanda Neupane

 

Effects of nanoparticles in health and environment

Oct 17

Sapna Ahuja

Jayaraman Sivaguru

Photochromic molecular switches in cholesteric liquid crystals

Oct 20
1:00pm

Kilaru Praveen

Pinjing Zhao

Hydrogen Production from Water and Storage by the Use of Heterogeneous Photo catalyst

Oct 24

Waidath Bio-Sawe

Mukund Sibi

Artificial metalloenzymes: Proteins as host for enantioselective catalysis

Oct 27
9:30am
Morrill 103

Kwaku Baryeh

Guodong Liu

TBA

Oct 31

Sujata Birua

John WIlkinson

Regulation of glycosphingolipids glycosyltransferase in breast cancer cells

Nov 1
2:00pm
Mindard 214

Peng Cui
- PhD Defense

Svetlana Kilina

First Principle Study on Interfacial Energetic Alignment and Charge Transfer in Quantum Dots Functionalized Via Metal-Organic Dye

Nov 7

Levi Lystrom

Svetlana Kilina

Non-adiabatic excited state MD

Nov 8
3:00pm
R1 Rm 148

Naveen Dandu
- PhD Defense

Svetlana Kilina

Effect of Surface Ligands and their Defects on the Electronic and Optical Properties of Quantum Dots

Nov 14

Krystal Grieger (Kalliokoski)

Mukund Sibi

Synthesis and applications of shape memory polymers

Nov 21

Trevor Baumgartner

Stuart Haring

Rad53 regulation of the cell cycle

Nov 28

Srinivasulu Dasanna

Sangita Sinha

Structural studies of Vps34 complex

Dec 5

Bing-Qing Liu

Wenfang Sun

TBA

Dec 13
10:00am
Ladd 114

Yue Li

Sangita Sinha

Elucidating the molecular basis of interaction of the Hessian fly VH6EC1 with wheat TaSKP proteins 

Dec 14
11:00am

Xiaoguang Zhang

Guodong Liu

TBA

       

Graduate Student Seminars Spring 2017

4:00 pm, Ladd 107 unless otherwise noted

Feb 18
1:00 pm
Morrill 103

Xiaoguang Zhang

Guodong Liu

Carbon nanotube-based lateral flow biosensor for sensitive and rapid detection of DNA sequence 

March 29
2:00 pm
Ladd 209

Nilu Sivapragasam

Uwe Burghaus

TBA

April 21
1:00 pm
FLC 122

Mindika Tilan Nayakasinghe

Uwe Burghaus

Gas phase synthesis of Pt/Ru deposited ZIF-8 metal organic framework thin films on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite– A potential electrocatalyst for methanol oxidation

April 26
3:00 pm
Ladd 209

Zachary Geeraerts

Kent Rodgers

Biophysical Investigations of the Mammalian Mitochondrial N-reducing Enzyme System

May 9
11:30 am
Ladd 209

Ravichandranath Singathi

Jayaraman Sivaguru

Shining light on C-C Bond Formation via sp3 C-H functionalization

May 10
1:30 pm
Morrill 103

Mohammed Jabed

Svetlana Kilina

Carbon dioxide (CO2) Reforming with Methane Over Si Doped Boron Nitride Nanotube

May 12
11:00 am
Ladd 209

Sunil Kandappa

Jayaraman Sivaguru

Metal Free Decarboxylative Heterocoupling  by Spin Selective Anodic Oxidation

May 12
1:00 pm
Ladd 209

Chengzhe Wang

Wenfang Sun

Effects of extending the π-conjugation of the ligand on the photophysics and reverse saturable absorption of Pt(II) bipyridine bisacetylide complexes and cationic bis-cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes

June 23
10:00 am
Ladd 107

Michelle Lund

Guodong Liu

IDENTIFICATION OF APTAMER SPECIFIC FOR CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN AND ITS ANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS

June 26
1:00 pm
Ladd 209

Jaime Jensen

Chris Colbert

Structural Basis for the Regulation of a Conserved TonB-dependent Iron Transport System via Cell-surface Signaling in Gram-negative Bacteria

July 5
9:00 am
FLC 122

Sunitha Takalkar

Guodong Liu

Ultrasensitive Lateral Flow Nucleic Acid Biosensors Based on Micro-/Nano- Materials