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Faculty Seminar Topics

The faculty of the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry would like to participate in your chemistry and/or biochemistry seminar programs. The talks below are adapted specifically for undergraduate student recruitment; however, we will be glad to work with your department so that the level of the material is appropriate for the audience.

To include a member of our faculty in your fall and/or spring schedule, please contact Director of Graduate Studies Victor Ryzhov, ryzhov@niu.edu or (815) 753‐6955. If you have specific dates to fill, we would suggest that you provide a priority list of speakers and/or dates to ensure the availability of your choices.

We look forward to visiting your campus and informing your students and faculty about the exciting research and graduate study opportunities in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University. Expenses may be borne by NIU if the visit provides an opportunity for student recruitment and your institution is within a reasonable travel/driving distance from NIU. Please contact Victor Ryzhov, ryzhov@niu.edu or (815) 753‐6955, to further discuss the availability of such funding.

Faculty Member

Seminar Title(s)

Gary M. Baker "Cytochrome c Oxidase: Energy Production in Heart Tissue"
"Use of Live Molecular Rendering, Streaming and Collaboration Technologies to Enhance Biochemistry Instruction"
David S. Ballantine "Chemical Sensor Technologies for Chemical Analysis and Materials Characterization"
"Inverse Chromatography to Investigate Structure–Property Relationships: LSER vs QSSR"
Elizabeth R. Gaillard "Chemistry Involved in Blinding Diseases in Humans"
Thomas M. Gilbert "Lies My Professor Told Me: Computational Studies of Charge, Hybridization and Lewis Acid–Base Interactions"
Timothy J. Hagen "Discovery of New Anti‐infective Agents Using Organic Synthesis and Structural Biology"
Oliver Hofstetter "How to Know Right from Left: Antibodies as Tailor‐Made Chiral Selectors"
James R. Horn "Tailor‐Made Proteins: Mimicking Biology with Protein Engineering"
Narayan S. Hosmane "Boron Chemistry and Applications to Cancer Treatment"
Douglas A. Klumpp "New Chemistry of Superelectrophiles"
Victor V. Ryzhov "Structure and Reactivity of Cysteine‐Containing Radical Ions Studied by Ion Spectroscopy and Ion–Molecule Reactions"
Lee S. Sunderlin "Violating the Octet Rule: the Chemistry of Hypervalent Bonds"
Tao Xu "Nanoarchitectured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Utilization"
Chong Zheng "Solid State Inorganic Materials Chemistry: Unlimited Possibilities"

Contact Us

Northern Illinois University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faraday Hall, Room 319
DeKalb, IL  60115

815-753-1131