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YSU Chemistry Seminar Series 2021-2022

Seminars begin at 3:15 pm on Fridays. The in-person seminar presentations will be held in Ward Beecher Hall 3022. Virtual presentations will be broadcasted in the same room or can be viewed remotely following the seminar link. For those attending in WBH 3022, masks are mandatory and social distancing will be in effect.

Fall Semester 2021 Schedule

9/3: Tim Styranec, Associate Director, EOHS, YSU

“Risk Assessment in the Chemistry Lab”

9/10: YSU Chemistry Faculty:

Dr. Michael Serra: “Site Specific Oxidation of Proteins by Reactive Oxygen Species: Investigating the Relationship Between Structure and Oxidative Damage”

Dr. Nina V Stourman: “Practical Applications of Enzymatic Reactions”

9/17: YSU Chemistry Faculty:

Dr. Clovis Linkous: “Topics in Renewable Energy Technology”

Dr. Josef Simeonsson: “Environmental trace analysis by ICP MS and other methods”

9/24: YSU Chemistry Faculty:

Dr. Christopher Arntsen: “Understanding the charge transfer mechanism in protic ionic liquids”

10/1: YSU Chemistry Faculty:

Dr. Douglas Genna: “The MOFman Prophecies”

10/8:  Kathryn Knowles, University of Rochester  (Virtual) CANCELED

“Synthesis and Photophysics of First-Row Transition Metal Oxide Semiconductor Nanomaterials”

10/15: Ampofo Darko, University of Tennessee

“Synthesis and Reactivity of Novel Dirhodium Complexes”


10/22: Elizabeth Elacqua, Pennsylvania State University

Merging Organic Synthetic and Polymer Chemistry: Toward Accelerated Catalysis and Architecturally-Diverse Sp3-Enriched Polymers


10/29: Jennifer Stockdill, Wayne State University (Virtual)

“Waste not, want not: Innovations in complex peptide synthesis fueled by a focus on green chemistry”


11/5: Sara Skrabalak, Indiana University (Virtual)

“Multimetallic Nanomaterials by Design”


11/12: Jennifer Swift, Georgetown University (Virtual) – CANCELED

11/19: Kevin Noonan, Carnegie Mellon University

11/26: No seminar, THANKSGIVING

12/3: SEMINAR 1 Student presentations

12/10: SEMINAR 1 Student presentations

12/17:   No seminar, FINALS WEEK



Spring 2022

1/14: Doo-Young Kim, University of Kentucky

1/21: Dayle Smith, Oak Ridge National Lab

1/28: Han Xiao, Rice University

2/4: Michael Greenberg, Washington University St. Louis

2/11: Steven Sucheck, University of Toledo

2/18: Yifan (Amber) Wang, University of Georgia

2/25: Florence Williams, University of Iowa

3/4: No Seminar

3/11: No Seminar

3/18: Margaret Hilton, West Virginia University

3/25: Psaras McGrier, Ohio State University

4/1: GB Hammond, University of Louisville

4/8: SEMINAR 1

4/15: SEMINAR 1

4/22: SEMINAR 1

4/29: SEMINAR 1