Summer 2010

Chemistry Summer Research Institute (CSRI) 2010

Seminar Schedule

All seminars held on Friday at 9:00am in Selvester's (SELV) 104 or Physical Sciences (PHSC) 301 as indicated

Date Speaker Title
June 4
PHSC 301
Dr. Randy Miller "Summer Research Orientation" and "Computational Chemistry using WebMO/Gaussian"
Students please bring laptops
June 11
PHSC 301
No Meeting  
June 18
PHSC 301
Dr. Erik Wasinger “Electronic characterization of sulfur-containing molecules”
June 25
PHSC 301
Dr. David Ball “Enantioselective Direct Addition of Alkyne Nucleophiles to Prochiral Carbonyl Groups”
Tues, June 29
11:00-1:00pm
PHSC 109
Karl Voigtritter (BS in Chemistry, 2009) now in the Ph.D. program at UCSB
“The Trials and Tribulations of Grad School"
July 2
PHSC 301
Dr. Chris Nichols “World Cup 2010 Update and a Nanoputian Soccer Team: A creative application of synthetic organic chemistry ”
July 9
PHSC 301
Wade Killingsworth


Devin McBain (Nichols)

"Flow Charts in General Chemistry:  Nomenclature, Reaction Prediction, Equation Writing and Significant Figures"

"Isolation and identification of compounds from Corydendrium parasiticum extracts"

July 16
PHSC 301
Brandon Tautges (Ball)
Ryan Barnes (Ball)
“Pathways to Gallicynoic Acid"
July 23
PHSC 109
Frank Eberle (Zhang)

Xiao Chang (Zhang)
"Hetero-Diels-Alder reaction in preparation of 1,4-benzodioxane"

"Regioselective Bromination of Phenol Annelated to an Aliphatic Ring"
July 30
HOLT 266
Tim Shelton (Wasinger)
Bruce Johnson (Wasinger)
"The Electronic Structure of Sulfur-Bearing Metallosalens: A multiple XAS Edge Approach"
August 6
HOLT 266
Dr. Larry Kirk

Myles Fisher and Danielle Gray (Kirk/Hanne/Greene)

Kristen Siders (Kirk/Hanne/Greene)

Kyle Almlie and Dylan Shelters (Kirk/Hanne/Greene)

Dr. Larry Hanne  
 "Synthesis & Degradation of the Biodegradable Plastic PLA from Rice Hulls"

"Conversion of Rice Hulls to Lactic Acid by Pretreatment & Bacterial Fermentation"

"Purification of Lactic Acid Produced by Bacterial Fermentation"

"Synthesis of PLA from Lactic Acid"


"Microbial Degradation of PLA"

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