Chemistry Colloquium - Spring 2019




February 22, 2019
Mr. Stewart Bandy - Undergraduate Student at PSU
Title: TBA

Mr. Tucker Morey - Undergraduate Student at PSU
“Metal-doped catalysts for hydrogen evolution reactions”

Ms. Jennifer Moffat - Undergraduate Student at PSU
                   “The Role of Adsorbed Water with Competitive Dissociation and Displacement between Strong and Weak Acids on Silica Particle Surfaces”

 March 1, 2019
Ms. Camila Zequine - Graduate Student at PSU
"The synergism effect and flame retardant mechanism between biobased polyol and reactive polyol"

Mr. Kevin McNay - Graduate Student at PSU
“Covalently Cross-Linked Elastomers with Self-Healing and Malleable Abilities Enabled by Boronic Ester Bonds”

 March 8, 2019
Ms. Chen Zhao - Graduate Student at PSU
"High-Performance CoO@Polypyrrole nanomaterial for supercapacitor"

Mr. Zachary Shaw - Graduate Student at PSU
“Novel Mesoporous Organosilica Hybrid Nanoparticles for Cancer-Drug Delivery” 

March 29, 2019
Mr. Tobin Kocour - Undergraduate Student at PSU
“Electro-Magnetic Fields Enhances Proteins in Human Osteosarcoma Cells”
Mr. Garon England - Undergraduate Student at PSU
“Supercritical Angle Fluorescence (SAF) Characterization and Analysis of Bound vs. Unbounded Fluoroimmunoassays”

 April 12, 2019
Ms. Pratima Pathak - Graduate Student at Wichita State University
“Isotopic Shifts in FAIMS spectra for structural characterization of molecular species”

 May 3, 2019
Mr. Himanshu Polara - Graduate Student at PSU
"Localized transportation of doxorubicin to prostate cancer cells through a PSMA-specific hyperbranched polymer theranostic"


Kenneth Balkus
February 8, 2019
Dr. Kenneth Balkus - Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Texas at Dallas
"Biomedical Applications of Mesoporous Materials"
Bruce Atwater
March 22, 2019
Dr. Bruce Atwater - Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Fort Hays State University
"A Synthetic Organic Chemist Goes Green: Using Main Group Chemistry to Perform Green Reactions."
Santosh Aryal
April 19, 2019
Dr. Santosh Aryal - Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Kansas State University
"Rationally-designed nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery"
Smita Mohanty
April 26, 2019
Dr. Smita Mohanty - Professor
Department of Chemistry
Oklahoma State University
"Environmental Friendly Pest Control: A Birth Control Pill for Male Insects"

Chemistry Colloquium Fall 2018


James Blakemore

September 7, 2018
Dr. James Blakemore - Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Kansas
"Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis with Pentamethylcyclopentadiene [Cp*H] Complexes Pentamethylcyclopentadiene [Cp*H] Complexes”



September 14, 2018
Dr. Sutapa Barua - Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
         “Lab-in-a-Particle: Engineering Nano- and Microparticles to Combat Infectious Diseases”                                                  


September 21, 2018
Dr. Ryan Rafferty - Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Kansas State University
“The role of Natural Products in bioactive agent discovery and unlocking complex barrier transport”



September 28, 2018
Dr. Alexandre Shvartsburg - Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Wichita State University
“High-Resolution Differential Ion Mobility Separations with Mass Spectrometry and their Bioanalytical Applications” 


November 2, 2018
Dr. Gene Hotchkiss - Associate Dean
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
“The Pharmacy Program at the University Kansas School of Pharmacy”


November 30, 2018
Dr. Hassan Beyzavi - Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Arkansas
“Transition Metal-based Porous Nanomaterials & Biomedical Applications”









October 19, 2018
Mr. Dagen Worthington - Chemistry MS Program
“Using Copper to Reduce Flammability and Smoke Release of Epoxy Compounds”


October 26, 2018
Mr. Abdulrahim Basheikh - Chemistry MS Program
“Aliphatic Epoxide Films Containing Ferrocene Carboxylic Acid For Flame Retardancy”


October 26, 2018
Mr. Xavier Martinex - Chemistry MS Program
"An Electrolyte Design for a Safer Lithium-Ion Battery"


November 9, 2018
Mr. Quentin Austin - Polymer Chemistry BS Program
“Synthesizing 6th Generation Dendrimers in Less that One Day”


November 16, 2018
Mr. Arth Patel - Chemistry MS Program
“Dual Drug Encapsulation and Managed Release in Polymeric Nanoparticles by way of Cancer Chemoradiotherapy”