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Seminar Series

The Department of Chemistry hosts a seminar series during the academic year featuring presentations by individuals (students, faculty, and invited guests) discussing their research within the field of chemistry.  These presentations are free and open to the public.  

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Upcoming Seminar:

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - CL 278, 3:30PM

Mass Spectrometry at Dow AgroSciences

Dr. Jeffrey R. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Jeff is a scientist at Dow AgroSciences, and leads the Dow AgroSciences Mass Spectrometry Center. He will be presenting an overview of the research and development activities which occur at the Dow AgroSciences research center in Indianapolis. Mass spectrometry plays a key role in many of these activities, spanning the discovery, development, registration, and defense of both agricultural chemicals and traits. We will be discussing many of these applications, and how those have evolved over the course of Jeff’s career. As a result of these advancements in both the instrumentation and applications of mass spectrometry, it has become one of the primary tools in modern life science R&D.


Fall 2016 Semester Seminar Schedule:


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Professor Prashant V. Kamat
Radiation Laboratory; Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Department of Chemical Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame

"Lead Halide Hybrid Perovskites as Efficient Light Energy Harvesters"

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Dr. Jennifer S. Holt
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Valparaiso University

"Behavior of Brooker’s Merocyanine in Host-Guest Materials"

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Prof. Babak Borhan
Michigan State University

"Catalytic Asymmetric Chloro Functionalization of Olefins: Methodology and Mechanistic Considerations"

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Prof. Rainer Glaser
University of Missouri

"Learning scientific writing, science ethics, and science communication in the International Year of Pulses"

"Biomimetic Approaches to Reversible CO2 Capture From Air"


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey R. Gilbert
Dow Agrosciences

"Mass Spectrometry at Dow AgroSciences"


Friday, November 11, 2016

Mr. Daniel Miller & Dr. Sundeep Rayat
Chemistry, Ball State University


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dr. Ryan Jeske
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ball State University