Chemistry Faculty Seminar Offerings

Christopher F. Bauer, Professor
Ph.D., 1979, Colorado State University

Chemistry Education Research



Identifying at-risk students in chemistry through motivational and attitude assessment
Curriculum and assessment research for chemistry education

Erik Berda, Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Florida

Organic and Polymer Chemistry
Materials Science


Macromolecular building blocks through single-chain origami: Nature's design in synthetic materials


Marc Boudreau, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2007, University of Alberta

Organic Chemistry
Chemical Biology




New small molecules and mechanisms for potentiation of β-lactam antibiotics

Christine Caputo, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2009, University of Western Ontario

Inorganic Chemistry




Photocatalytic H2  production using molecular catalysts and [NiFeSe]-hydrogenase in combination with carbon-based light absorbing materials

Arthur Greenberg, Professor
Ph.D., 1971, Princeton University

Organic Chemistry



2,3-epoxyoxepin as an intermediate in metabolic ring opening of benzene
Distorted amide linkages - switching protonation sites
From alchemy to chemistry in picture and story

Meg Greenslade, Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2005,  University of Pennsylvania

Atmospheric Chemistry
Physical Chemistry




Understanding water uptake on clay aerosols and why it matters for climate change predictions
Wavelength and humidity dependent aerosol light extinction

Richard P. Johnson, Professor
Ph.D., 1976, Syracuse University

Organic Chemistry
Materials Science




High energy routes to strained molecules and reactive intermediates
Beyond Frontier MO Theory: A new approach to regio- and stereoselectivity in organic chemistry

Gonghu Li, Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2005, University of Iowa

Physical Chemistry
Materials Science




Sustainable Chemistry: Hybrid photocatalysts for solar energy conversion

Howard R. Mayne, Professor
Ph.D., 1977, University of Manchester

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry




Wallpapering with molecules: Exploring pattern formation in molecular self-assembly at solid surfaces

Glen Miller, Professor and Chair
Ph.D., 1991, Clarkson University

Organic Chemistry
Materials Science




Chemistry with nanostructured carbons: acenes, fullerenes, CNTs and graphene

Samuel Pazicni, Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of Wisconsin

Bioinorganic Chemistry
Chemistry Education Research



Language and learning chemistry
Characterizing (and mitigating!) chemistry students' illusions of competence
Polymer-bound models of [FeFe] hydrogenase

Roy P. Planalp, Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1983, University of California-Berkeley

Inorganic Chemistry




Solving tough metal-ion detection problems with novel ligand designs and fluorescent polymers
Agents to control and monitor metal ion concentrations in cells and the environment

W. Rudolf Seitz, Professor
Ph.D., 1970, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Analytical Chemistry




Ratiometric fluorescent indicators for metal ions and polar organics based on the poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) thermal phase transition

Sterling Tomellini, Professor
Ph.D., 1985, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Analytical Chemistry




Collaborative analytical chemistry: Analyzing NH mussels and maple sap

John Tsavalas, Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2001, Georgia Institute of Technology

Polymer and Colloidal Chemistry




Molecular and macromolecular reactions confined within colloidal dimensions

Updated 1/13/17