On March 8, Dr. Robert F. Curl will present a talk at the Physics Colloquium titled "Discovery of Fullernes and the Beginning of the Nano-Science Era". He will speak on what inspired him in his childhood and youth to pursue the science that eventually led to a1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This world-renowed scientist shared that prize with two collaborators, Dr. Richard E. Smalley (dec.) and Dr. Harry Kroto; Dr. Kroto spoke at UNF to a standing-room only session of Introduction to Chemistry last Fall. This talk will be held in the Science & Engineering Building (Bldg. 50) in Room 1202 at 3:00 pm.
The Jacksonville Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will hold an evening presentation and dinner for the Chapter on Friday, February 22, 2013. Dr. Tracey P. Hamilton will present a lively talk on the brewing process for beer with an emphasis on the chemistry from the layman's point of view. For a small fee ACS membership and others can listen to Dr. Hamilton at the A1A Ale Works in St. Augustine.
Each Fall and Spring term the Chemistry Department designs a series of seminars to present interesting topics and to bring in practicing chemists or others connected to the industry to speak with our students. The talks are expected to be of particular interest to junior and senior chemistry majors as they begin to plan their lives and careers after UNF. A short period at the end of each talk will be devoted to a Q&A session. If you have a topic that is of particular interest or one that you'd like to see presented or an individual you believe should be invited, please contact this year's coordinator Dr. Christos Lampropoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. All suggestions will be considered, but may not be presented. There are limited opportunities for talks.
In the Spring, seniors in chemistry present topics of interest to themselves and their mentors as a prelude to making presentations in the world beyond the university's borders. These are graded exercises and the student's delivery, comportment, and presentation are among the qualities assessed by an audience made up of the students' peers, mentors, and instructors.
Students: check with your professor to see if any of these presentations will be accepted for credit. The presentations are open to all those interested.
Dr. George Christou
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
The Enzymatic Mechanism of Oxalate Decarboxylase Investigated by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
Dr. Alex Angerhofer
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Phase Change Materials: Towards a Universqal Data Storage Device?
Dr. Theo Siegrist
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
PLEASE NOTE: Presentation time is 3:15 pm
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