Events

VCU Chemistry Fall 2018 Department Graduation- December 7th, 2018

December 7, 2018

Join VCU Chemistry Friday, December 7th at 6pm as we recognize and congratulate our Fall 2018 graduates. 

 

Role of Inorganic Chemistry in Biology and Medicine: A celebration of the 70th Birthday of Nick Farrell.

June 22, 2018

Dr. Nicholas P. Farrell, born on April 24, 1948, is a graduate of University College Dublin. He obtained his PhD from Sussex University and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Simon Fraser University and The University of British Columbia. He is currently Professor of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His research interests are in the broad area of bioinorganic chemistry and specifically in the medicinal uses of inorganic compounds. With students, post-doctoral fellows and collaborators his group has made many significant discoveries in this area. This symposium brings together colleagues and former lab members to celebrate Nick’s 70th birthday and the role of inorganic chemistry in biology and medicine. Come join us for this event and we look forward to welcoming you to Richmond, VA.

2018 Rutan Symposium

April 9, 2018

2017 Chemistry Graduation Ceremony

August 1, 2017

The VCU Department of Chemistry’s Graduation Ceremony will take place Friday, May 12th, 6:00 PM at the Greater Richmond Convention Center – Exhibit Hall C.

Lidia Vallarino Memorial Lecture

April 7, 2017

Hybrid Inorganic Materials. From Fundamentals to Applications - April 7th, 2017, 4-5:30 pm, MCAL 2100, Luisa De Cola University of Strasbourg, France.

 

Accommodations for 2018 Farrell Symposium

June 22, 2018

All hotels offer a complimentary shuttle to and from VCU.

February 14th, 2019, Dr. Omar Mohammed, Nanoscience Faculty Candidate

February 14, 2019

Dr. Omar Mohammed, Nanoscience Faculty Candidate

"Mapping charge carrier dynamics of nanoscale materials using ultrafast laser spectroscopy and 4D electron microscopy"

February 19th, 2019, Dr. Sunil Kumar, Chemical Biology Faculty Candidate

February 19, 2019

Dr. Sunil Kumar, Chemical Biology Faculty Candidate

"Foldamer-based Structural and Functional Analysis of Amyloid Proteins"

 

February 12th, 2019, Dr. Brian Fuglestad, Chemical Biology Faculty Candidate

February 12, 2019

Dr. Brian Fuglestad, Chemical Biology Faculty Candidate

“Solving long-standing problems in biophysics, structural biology, and drug discovery using nanoscale protein encapsulation”

February 7th, 2019, Dr. Donald Robinson,Nanoscience Faculty Candidate

February 7, 2019

Dr. Donald Robinson, Nanoscience Faculty Candidate

TBA

 

February 5th, 2019, Dr. Ioanna Zoi, Chemical Biology Faculty Candidate

February 5, 2019

Dr. Ioanna Zoi, Chemical Biology Faculty Candidate

“Design, Reengineering and Electric field calculations of enzymes”

December 6,2018, Nick Borotto/Analytical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

December 6, 2018

Nick Borotto, Analytical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

"Elucidating Protein Structure with Covalent Labeling and Unique Mass Spectrometry Approaches"

December 4, 2018, Kelly Hines/Analytical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

December 4, 2018

Kelly Hines, Analytical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

"Enhancing the dimensionality of lipidomics analyses for antibiotic resistance studies."

November 29,2018, Ryan Bain/ Analytical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

November 29, 2018

Ryan Bain, Analytical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

"Characterization and Utilization of the Inherent Surface Reactivity of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry"

November 27, 2018, Justin Lomont/ Physical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

November 27, 2018

Justin Lomont, Physical Chemistry Faculty Candidate

"Dynamically evolving structures of toxic amyloid oligomers studied in real time"

November 20, 2018, Laysa Frias/ VCU Graduate Literature seminar

November 20, 2018

Laysa Frias, VCU Graduate Literature Seminar (Tibbetts)

TBA

November 15, 2018, Junaid Ahmed/ VCU Graduate Literature Seminar

November 15, 2018

Junaid Ahmed, VCU Graduate Literature Seminar (Alvarez)

TBA

November 13, 2018, Nicolas Abrigo/ VCU Graduate Research Seminar

November 13, 2018

Nicloas Abrigo, VCU Graduate Research Seminar (Hartman)

TBA

November 8, 2018, Victoria Meader/ VCU Graduate Literature Seminar

November 8, 2018

Victoria Meader, VCU Graduate Literature Seminar (Tibbetts)

TBA

November 6, 2018, Paulene Sapao/ VCU Graduate Literature Seminar

November 6, 2018

Paulene Sapao, VCU Graduate Literature Seminar

TBA

November 1, 2018, Dr. Peixuan Guo/ The Ohio State University

November 1, 2018

Dr. Peixuan Guo, The Ohio State University

TBA

October 25, 2018, Dr. James Terner Memorial Symposium

October 25, 2018

Dr. James Terner Memorial Symposium

Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. John H. Dawson

University of South Carolina

Dr. John C. Hackett

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Dr. James R. Kincaid

Marquette University

Special Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: University Student Commons, Commons Theater

October 23, 2018, Wyatt Johnson/ VCU Graduate Research Seminar

October 23, 2018

Wyatt Johnson, VCU Graduate Research Seminar ( Farrell)

TBA

October 16, 2018, Shelby Weatherbee/ VCU Graduate Literature Seminar

October 16, 2018

Shelby Weatherbee, VCU Graduate Literature Seminar (Collinson)

TBA

 

October 11, 2018, Rachel Barbieri/ VCU Graduate Literature Seminar

October 11, 2018

Rachel Barbieri, VCU Gradute Literature Seminar (Archchige)

"Conducting Polyaniline Nanofibers as Supercapacitors and Chemical Sensors"

October 4, 2018, Dr. Craig Lindsley/ Vanderbilt University

October 4, 2018

J.D. Smith/Larry Winters Lecture-Joint Seminar with Medicinal Chemistry 

Dr. Craig Lindsley, Vanderbilt University

"M1 Positive Allosteric Modulators- from Concept to Clinic"

 

September 25, 2018, Mariah Parker/ VCU Graduate Research Seminar

September 25, 2018

Mariah Parker, VCU Graduate Research Seminar (Gronert)

TBA

September 13, 2018, Dr. Robert Huigens III/University of Florida

September 13, 2018

Dr. Robert Huigens III, University of Florida

TBA

August 30, 2018, Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez/Johns Hopkins University

August 30, 2018

Dr. Rogoberto Hernandez,Johns Hopkins University

"Dynamical Consistency in Sustainable Nanoparticles"

May 3, 2018
Chem 498- Undergrad Honors Thesis Presentations

May 3, 2018

Chem 498- Undergrad Honors Thesis Presentations

May 1,2018
Chem 498- Undergrad Honors Thesis Presentations

May 1, 2018

Chem 498- Undergrad Honors Thesis Presentations

April 24, 2018
Patrick Dupart/ Graduate Research Seminar

April 24, 2018

Patrick Dupart/Graduate Research Seminar

" Drug Delivery with Light"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

April 19, 2018
Samantha Katner/ Graduate Research Seminar

April 19, 2018

Samantha Katner/ Graduate Research Seminar

"Title TBA"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

April 17, 2018
Leah Soukup/ Graduate Research Seminar

April 17, 2018

Leah Soukup/ Graduate Research Seminar

"Title TBA"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

April 12, 2018
Dilip Paul/ Graduate Research Seminar

April 12, 2018

Dilip Paul/Graduate Research Seminar

"Title TBA"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

April 10, 2018
Kejie Meng/ Graduate Research Seminar

April 10, 2018

Kejie Meng/ Graduate Research Seminar

" Title TBA"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

April 5, 2018
Borkat Ullah/ Graduate Literature Seminar

April 5, 2018

Borkat Ullah/Graduate Literature Seminar

"Title TBA"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

April 3, 2018
Kumar Sapkota/ Graduate Literature Seminar

April 3, 2018

Kumar Sapkota/ Graduate Literature Seminar

“Novel Strategies for Non-enzymatic Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide”

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

March 29, 2018
Andrew Lin/Graduate Research Seminar

March 29, 2018

Andrew Lin/Graduate Research Seminar

“Metal-Organic Frameworks and Graphene-Based Support Materials for Heterogeneous Catalysis”

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

March 27,2018
Christopher Ohlhaver/ Graduate Literature Seminar

March 27, 2018

Christopher Ohlhaver/Graduate Literature Seminar

“Isotope Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy: An Alternative to Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry”

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

March 20, 2018
Jenny Cheung/ Graduate Literature Seminar

March 20, 2018

Jenny Cheung/Graduate Literature Seminar

 "Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors of HIV-1"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024

March 15, 2018
Dr. Joseph Reiner

March 15, 2018

Dr. Joseph Reiner/VCU Department of Physics

"Title TBA"

Seminars are held at 4:00 pm in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024

March 13, 2018
Ricardo Fernandez/Graduate Literature Seminar

March 13, 2018

Ricardo Fernandez/Graduate Literature Seminar

"Protein Engineering"

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

March 1, 2018
Venkatesham Tallapally/ Graduate Research Seminar

March 1, 2018

Venkatesham Tallapally/Graduate Research Seminar

"Colloidal Synthesis of Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Optical and Li-ion Storage Properties"

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

February 27, 2018
Michael Anhorn/ Graduate Research Seminar

February 27, 2018

Michael Anhorn/Graduate Research Seminar

"Nitrogen-Rich Porous Organic Frameworks: Proton Conduction Behavior of 3D Benzimidazole-based Polymers"

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

 

February 22, 2018
Cody Murgas/ Graduate Literature Seminar

February 22, 2018

Cody Murgas/Graduate Literature Seminar

"Quantum Tunneling and its Astrochemical Relevance"

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024

 

 

February 13, 2018
Sudhair James/Graduate Literature Seminar

February 13, 2018

Sudhair James/Graduate Literature Seminar

"Enhanced Strategies for Anti-cancer Drug Delivery via Nano Particle or Nanobot Based Delivery"

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024

 

 

February 6, 2018
Eric Broadhead/ Graduate Literature Seminar

February 6, 2018

Eric Broadhead/Graduate Literature Seminar

"Photoinduced Force Mapping of Plasmonic Nanostructures"

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

Ayyob M.A. Bakry, VCU Graduate Student/ Research Seminar

January 16, 2018

Ayyob M.A. Bakry, VCU Graduate Student/ Research Seminar,

"Ionic Liquids and their Applications as Antibiotics"

Joseph Clark, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign/Faculty Candidate (Organic)

January 18, 2018

Joseph Clark, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign/Faculty Candidate (Organic)
"From Ruthenium Carbenes to Base Metal Oxos and Nitrenes: Using Transition Metal Catalysis to Advance Synthetic Methods."

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

December 18, 2017
Christopher B. Kelly, University of Pennsylvania/ Faculty Candidate (Organic)

December 18, 2017

Christopher B. Kelly, University of Pennsylvania/ Faculty Candidate (Organic)

"Single and Two-Electron Processes Enable Practical Routes to Valuable Synthons."

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

December 5, 2017
Dr. Shauna Paradine, Harvard University/ Faculty Candidate (Organic)

December 5, 2017

Dr. Shauna Paradine, Harvard University/ Faculty Candidate (Organic)

"Selective Catalysis for Organic Synthesis."

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

December 7, 2017
Mr. Md Rezaul Khan, VCU Literature Seminar

December 7, 2017

Mr. Md Rezaul Khan, VCU Literature Seminar

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

November 28, 2017
Dr. Josh Sieber, Boehringer Ingelheim/ Faculty Candidate (Organic)

November 28, 2017

Dr. Josh Sieber, Boehringer Ingelheim/ Faculty Candidate (Organic)
“Synthesis of P-Chiral Phosphines and Application to Asymmetric Synthesis”

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

November 21, 2017
Anoja Megalathan, VCU Literature Seminar

November 21, 2017

Ms. Anoja Megalathan, VCU Literature Seminar
“Novel Strategies for Enhancing the Catalytic Performance of Cerium Nanostructures”

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

November 14, 2017
Ms. Courtney Braxton, VCU Research Seminar

November 14, 2017

Ms. Courtney Braxton, VCU Research Seminar

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

November 7, 2017
Ms. Courtney Stanford, VCU Chemistry

November 7, 2017

Ms. Courtney Stanford, VCU Chemistry

November 7, 2017
Alex Wiseman, VCU Graduate Student

November 7, 2017

Alex Wiseman, VCU Graduate Student (Ehrhardt/Gronert)

"Field-testing of illicit drugs compared to in-lab drug profiling using mass spectrometry and multivariate statistical methods"

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

November 2, 2017
Dr. Gunda Georg, University of Minnesota

November 2, 2017

Dr. Gunda Georg, J.D. Smith/Larry Winters Lecture-Joint Seminar with Medicinal Chemistry

"Recent progress in the discovery and development of male contraceptive agents"

Seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Kapp Lecture Theater, Oliver Hall 1024.

 

October 31, 2017
Mr. Christopher Nixon, VCU Literature Seminar

October 31, 2017

Mr. Christopher Nixon, VCU Literature Seminar

“Investigating the Chemistry of Single Cells using Microfluidics and Fluorescence”

October 26, 2017
Mr. Nouri Elmekharam, VCU Literature Seminar

October 26, 2017

Mr. Nouri Elmekharam, VCU Literature Seminar

“Image Guided Cancer Immunotherapy”

October 24, 2017
Mr. Dalton Gibbs, VCU Literature Seminar

October 24, 2017

Mr. Dalton Gibbs, VCU Literature Seminar

“Chemical Profiling of Single Cells via Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry”

October 19, 2017
Ali Gawi Ermi

October 19, 2017

Mr. Ali Gawi Ermi, VCU Literature Seminar

“Mitochondria Targeting Nanoparticles”

October 17, 2017
Anisa Kaur, VCU Graduate Student

October 17, 2017

Anisa Kaur, VCU Graduate Student, Literature Seminar

October 12, 2017
Dr. Ayman Karim, Virginia Tech

October 12, 2017

Dr. Ayman Karim, Virginia Tech

"Catalyst Design: Identifying Synthesis and Reaction Mechanisms on a Molecular Scale"

October 5, 2017
Dr. Gufeng Wang, North Carolina State

October 5, 2017

Dr. Gufeng Wang, North Carolina State

"Super Resolution Optical Microscopy and Light-Actuated Molecular Machines"

October 3, 2017
Ms. Rozalie Corea, VCU Literature Seminar

October 3, 2017

Ms. Rozalie Corea, VCU Literature Seminar

“ZIF-8 drug delivery systems for cancer therapy”

September 28, 2017
Dr. Hui Wang, University of South Carolina

September 28, 2017

Dr. Hui Wang, University of South Carolina

"Interfacial Ligand Dynamics, Chemistry, and Photochemistry on Plasmonic Nanoparticle Surfaces"

September 14, 2017
Dr. Oded Rabin, University of Maryland

September 14, 2017

Dr. Oded Rabin, University of Maryland

"Plasmonic Nanostructures as Components with Minimal Footprints for Spectrometers"

September 12, 2017
Mr. Michael Borrome, VCU Literature Seminar

September 12, 2017

Mr. Michael Borrome, VCU Literature Seminar

“Frustrated Lewis Pairs”

September 26, 2017
Dr. Heather Lucas, VCU Chemistry

September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017 Dr. Heather Lucas, VCU Chemistry

"Teasing out transition-metal chemistry in proteins, coordination complexes, and cells"

October 9, 2018, Dr. Michael Hilinski, University of Virginia

October 9, 2018

Dr. Michael Hilinski, University of Virginia

"New Frontiers in Catalytic Heteroatom Transfer: Applications to Late-Stage Oxidation and Small Molecule Synthesis."