Department of Chemistry Seminars

Fall 2016

All seminars are in Duncan Hall 250 on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

Aug. 30th, 2016

Graduate Program Information

Prof. Lionel Cheruzel

Department of Chemistry
San Jose State University

 Sept. 6th, 2016

"Light Harvesting with Ionic Molecular Wires"

Dr. Alexander Ayzner

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Cruz

 Sept. 13th, 2016

"Geometry Optimization Made Simple with Translation and Rotation Coordinates"

Dr. Lee Ping Wang

Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis

 Sept. 20th, 2016

SJSU Faculty Research

 Sept. 27th, 2016

"Charge Transfer Transitions in Solar Cells, Gemstones, and Moon Rocks"

Dr. Paul Wagenknecht

Department of Chemistry
Furman University

Oct. 4th, 2016

"RNA-Protein Structure Classifiers Incorporated into Second-Generation Statistical Potentials"

Takiyuki Kimura

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Dr. Brooke Lustig

Oct. 11th, 2016

"2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials and Devices"

Adam Swarzberg

The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories

Oct. 18th, 2016  
Oct. 25th, 2016

"Increasing Colistin Susceptibility in Antibiotic-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa"

Lauren Blankenship

San Jose State University
M.S. Final Seminar
Research Advisor: Prof. Laura Miller Conrad

Nov. 1st, 2016

"The Molecular Chemistry of Extended Solids: Functional Hybrid Perovskites"

Dr. Hemamala Karunadasa

Department of Chemistry
Stanford University

Nov. 8th, 2016  
Nov. 15th, 2016

"Modeling Excited States in the Condensed Phase"

Dr. Christine Isborn

University of California, Merced

Nov. 22nd, 2016  
Nov. 29th, 2016


Benjamin Ploof

San Jose State University
Research Advisor: Prof. 

Dec. 6th, 2016

"The Environment and Evolution of RNA Function"

Milena Popovic

Space Science and Astrobiology
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)