The University of Texas at Arlington

Current Seminar Schedule

September 4
Professor Todd W. Hudnall
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Texas State University

“Stabilizing Unusual P-Block Oxidation States, Allotropes, and Radicals Using Carbonyl-Decorated Carbenes”

 Host: Dr. Alejandro Bugarin

September 11
Professor Chou Chen
Department of Biochemistry
UT Southwestern

“Taking Inspiration from Biology Oxidation Reactions”

Hosts: Dr. Carl Lovely and Dr. Alejandro Bugarin

September 18
Professor Andrew Mitchell
Department of Chemistry
Illinois State University

“Exploration of [5+2] Cycloadditions toward Novel Heterocyclic Scaffolds”

Host: Dr. Alejandro Bugarin

September 25
Professor Michael Breadmore
Department of Chemistry
University of Tasmania

“Electrophoretic Systems and Devices: Fabrication, Design and Applications”

Host: Dr. Sandy Dasgupta


October 2
Professor Sean Burrows
Department of Chemistry
Oregon State University

"Biochemical Analysis: MicroRNA Fluorescent Biosensors, Spectral Resolution, and Plasmonics"

Host: Dr. Sandy Dasgupta

October 9       
Professor  Xingzhong Yan
College of Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University, Commerce

“Exciton Dynamics in Organic Photovoltaic Materials”

Host: Dr. Junha Jeon

October 16     
Professor Fred MacDonnell
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Texas at Arlington

“Ruthenium Complexes of Redox-Active Intercalating Ligands as an Emerging Class of Anti-Cancer Agents”

Host: Dr. Alejandro Bugarin

October 22 (Thursday, CPB 303)
Dr. John F. Mitchell
Argonne National Laboratory
Senior Chemist

“New Materials:  What, Why, . . . and How?”

Host: Dr. Robin Macaluso

October 23

COS 50th Birthday-CHEM Event

October 30
Dr. Russell Grant
Vice-President, Research and Development
Laboratory Corporation of America

“Personalized Measurement For the Free Range Human”

Host: Dr. Saiful Chowdhury

November 6
Professor Brandon Ruotolo
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

“Structural Biology in the Gas Phase: New Approaches for Conformationally-Selective Inhibitor Screening and Multiprotein Topology Mapping”

 Host: Dr. Kevin Schug
* Sponsored by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

November 13
Professor Squire Booker
 Department of Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University
“A Tale of Two Substrates: Characterization of a Dual Specificity RNA Methylase”

 Host: Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters

November 20
Professor  Ishan Barman
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

"Incorporating Plasmon-Enhanced Spectroscopy in Cancer Theranostic Platforms"

Host: Dr. Sandy Dasgupta

November 27

              No Seminar-Thanksgiving Holiday                        


All seminars are at 3:00 pm on Fridays in W. A. Baker Chemistry Research Building, room 114.  Refreshments will be served in CRB room 112 at 2:45 pm.

Coordinator:  Dr. Alex Bugarin, x2-9399,


About the Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar program

We have a very active and a popular seminar program and have had a number of Chemistry Nobel Laureates visit the department and present talks as listed below:


Roald Hoffmann – One full week in May, 1981

William Lipscomb – November 10, 1983 and March 4, 1996

Richard Smalley – September 9, 1988

John Pople – October 15, 1991

Sir Derek Barton – February 9, 1996

Johann Deisenhofer – April 16, 1999

Ilya Prigogine – October 8, 1999

Robert Curl – January 28, 2000




Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The University of Texas at Arlington · Arlington, Texas 76019-0065 USA

Phone: 817-272-3171 | Fax: 817-272-3808

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