Seminars and Events


2017 Panther Chemist Newsletter

Click here to read about the recent activities and accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni/ae. Previous editions are here: 2009, 2013, and 2015.


Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

All seminars start at 5 pm unless noted otherwise.  Thursday seminars are held in the Olin LIfe Sciences Building, Room 130. Tuesday seminars will take place in the rooms listed. Faculty, students and the general public are welcome and all chemistry students are strongly encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there.

Seminar dates will be updated throughout the semester.

Date Presentation
February 2

Prof. Robert S. Sheridan, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Quinomethides at Low(ish) Temperatures: From Phytophotochemistry to Cannabinoid Biosynthesis to Photoswitchable Carbenes

February 9

Prof. Steven Kuebler, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Functional Nanophotonic Devices Created by Multi-Photon Lithography

March 16

Dr. Yiyang Liu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative and Decarbonylative Transformations in the Synthesis of Fine and Commodity Chemicals and Metal-Organic Frameworks in Hydrogen Storage and Heterogeneous Catalysis

March 30

Prof. Qian Li, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Light-Directing Self-Organized Chiral Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures: From 1D to 3D Photonic Crystals

Tuesday, April 4

OEC 276, 4 pm

Ms. Salomey Sasu, Florida Institute of Technology

Ph. D. Research proposal: Analysis of n-Alkanes/alkenes in Arctic Sediments

April 6

Commons 258, 3:30 pm

Samira Faylough, Florida Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Seminar: Part (I): Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Vanadium(V) Complexes with ONS Schiff bases. Part (II): Synthesis of 9-CD3-11-cis-Retinal for the Investigation of the Activation Mechanism of GPCR Rhodopsin by Solid-State 2H NMR Spectroscopy

Tuesday, April 11

Evans Library 204, 5 pm

Eric Ziegler, Florida Institute of Technology

Ph. D. Research proposal: Cyclodextrin Derivatives for Inhibition of Gram-Negative AHL-Mediated Quorum Sensing

April 13

Prof. Adam Veige, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Trianionic Pincer Ligands and their Role in Metal Catalyzed Cyclic Polymer Synthesis

Tuesday, April 18

OLS 130, 5 pm

Ms. Mozhgan Navidi, Florida Institute of Technology

Ph. D. Original proposal: Synthesis and application of a new functionalized metal-organic framework organocatalyst

April 20

Mr. Shishir Chourey, Florida Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Seminar: Design, Synthesis, and Development of Oxoeicosanoid (OXE) Receptor Antagonists with Improved Pharmacokinetics and Increased Potency: A Novel Treatment for Eosinophils Mediated Inflammatory Diseases

Tuesday, April 25

OEC 276, 2 pm

Ms. Grace Abban, Florida Institute of Technology

Ph. D. Research proposal: Heterocyclic sensor compounds

Tuesday, April 25

OLS 130, 5 pm

Mr. Charitha Guruge, Florida Institute of Technology

Ph. D. Original proposal: Ultrasound gated release of caspase dimers to initiate apoptosis