Seminars are held on Thursdays for dates listed below at 5 pm in the Olin LIfe Sciences Building, Room 130 unless otherwise listed. Faculty, students, and the general public are welcome and all chemistry students are strongly encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there.
Seminar dates will be updated throughout the semester.
|Date||Speaker and Topic|
Dr. Julia Grimwade, Florida Tech
Welcome back presentation for faculty and students
Tyan Laak, Florida Tech
Original Proposal: Removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater by hydrogel composites
Dr. Joel Olson, Florida Tech
Chemistry laboratory safety
Dr. Manoj K. Manna, Illinois Institute of Technology
Unravelling Triplet Energy Flow in Organic Donor-Acceptor Dyad & Application for Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Photon Upconversion
Dr. Ralph N. Salvatore, Southeastern University
Therapeutics through synthesis: Approaches toward HIV/AIDS antivirals, Parkinson’s disease metabolites and anticancer agents
Megan Sterling, Florida Tech
Original Proposal: A new diagnostic approach to chronic regional pain syndrome
3 pm, OLS 201
Dr. Sameh Elsaidi, DOE-National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Task-Specific Porous Materials and Membranes: From Academic Laboratory to the Commercial Marketplace
Pierpaolo Morgante, Florida Tech
Original Research Proposal: Understanding Mayr’s electrophilicity and nucleophilicity scales with a computational approach
Florida Institute of Technology's ACS Student Chapter recently hosted the Florida American Chemical Society 2019 Symposium for Synthetic Chemistry. This symposium is part of the Annual Florida Chemistry Conclave series. The Symposium featured keynote speaker Dr. Aaron Aponick from the University of Florida (pictured left). His seminar, StackPhos: From structural curiosity to enantioselective catalysis, followed the synthetic chemistry theme of the symposium. Students gave oral presentations of their research as well.
The event included hands-on demonstrations of outreach events performed by ACS student chapters at Florida Tech and other schools (pictured right) followed by a lab safety, seminar by Florida Tech's Dr. Joel Olson. If your ACS student chapter is interested in presenting an outreach demonstration, please email Ryan Bryant (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a lab bench or a fume hood. Students will also have the opportunity to present their current research. If you would like to present your research, please email our Chapter President, Audrey Preston (email@example.com). Visit the Chemistry Conclave website and their pages on Instagram and Facebook for more information about the event.
Read about the latest activities and accomplishments of our faculty, students, and alumni/ae in the 2017 Panther Chemist Newsletter.
Cummulative exams for Chemistry graduate studentsare conducted on the following dates during the academic year. Email Dr. Norito Takenaka to select the exam's discipline (physical, organic, biochemistry, analytical, or inorganic).
|Fall 2019||Spring 2020|
New graduate students are required to attend research presentations each Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 pm in room OPS 202 (2nd floor conference room), according to the schedule below..
|Sept 10||Chouinard & Nesnas|
Pathirathna & Usselman
Peverati & Wehmschulte
|October 15||Fall Break|
|October 29||Takenaka & Akhremitchev|
|November 5||Brown & Knight|