College of Science

Seminar Schedule 2016 - 2017

Jeremiah Gassensmith

UT Dallas

Time: 11:00-11:50am

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Location: 3-2643

Thesis Defence- Alexander Wang
Date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location:4/1-314 conference room

Thesis Defense- Tiffany Lopez
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: 4/1-314 conference room

Thesis Defense- Ryan Baki
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: 4/2-314 conference room

Thesis Defense- Sevan Menachekanian 
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Location:  4/1-314 conference room

Thesis Defense- Carlos Mora Perez
Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: 4/1-314 conference room

Thesis Defense- Sylvia Speights
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: 4/2/314 conference room
Topic: Developing Integrated Science Courses Using the Next Generation Science Standards

11th Annual Chevy Goldstein Distinguished Lecture and Lunch
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Paul Weiss
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry- UCLA
Location: Kellogg West Conference Center at Cal Poly Pomona
Time: Lunch 12:00-1:00pm (No Charge) and Lecture 1:00-2:00pm
Please RSVP to or (909) 869-3653 

Huijing Zhu-Thesis Defense

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: 4/1-314
"Investigation of Inorganic Anionic Species in Indoor Airborne Particular Matter During Social Wildfire Seasons"

Dr. Frank Gomez

CSU Los Angeles 

Date: October 27, 2017

Time: 11:00am

Location: 15-1808

"Development and Novel Applications of Paper, Thread, and Fabric-Based Microfluidic Devices."

Dr. Gabriele Meloni

University of Texas, Dallas

Date: October 20, 2017

Time: 11:00am

Location: 15-1808

Discussion Includes: The role of metals in neurological diseases

Dr. Jennifer Irvin- Hosted by SMACS

Texas State University

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: 4/1-314

Discussion Includes: Material Science Ph.D. Program at Texas State University

Dr. Josef Hofmann

University of Applied Sciences, Landshut, Germany

Date: September 29, 2017

Time: 11:00am

Location: 15-1808

"Biogas-basic principles and perspectives"

Wednesday - June 7, 2017

Thesis Defense

Hsi-Hao Keng (Edward)

Location: Bldg.  4/1-314

Time : 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Title: “Synthesis of 2-Alkylquinizarin and Metal Complex Polymer"


Wednesday - May 24, 2017

Thesis Defense

Amera Kchech

Location: Bldg.  4/1-314

Time : 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Title: “ The Quantitation of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters in Microalgae Using GC-FID and GC-MS ”.

10th Annual Chevy Goldstein Distinguished Lecture

Date:          Friday, April 7, 2017
Location:     Kellogg West Conference Center at Cal Poly Pomona
                  (for directions see
Time:          Lunch is from 12-1 pm (no charge) and lecture is from 1-2 pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                  Please RSVP by March 31 to or 909-869-3653
 Speaker:    Luis Campos Ph.D  -  Associate Professor - Chemistry Department, Columbia University
 Title:          Physical Organic Chemistry Approaches to Polymer and Science Engineering

Friday March 10, 2017

Location: Bldg. 24D-Room 1220

Time: 11:00am

Speaker: Jeremiah Gassensmith, Assistant Professor Chemistry: University of Texas at Dallas

Title: "Virus Based Nanotechnology and Nanotechnology Based on Viruses"

Friday - January  27, 2017

Location: Bldg.  24D - Room 1220

Time : 11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

Speaker :  Kota Kaneshige, PhD Candidate at UCSB

Title: "Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter (VAChT): Mechanism, Disease and PET Probes"


Thursday - December 8, 2016

Thesis Defense

Khang Pham

Location: Bldg.  4/1-314

Time : 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Title: “ Analysis of Preservatives in Energy Drinks by Capillarty Electrophoresis ”.

Friday - December 2, 2016  ( Seminar Cancelled)

Location: Bldg.  15 - Room 1808

Time : 11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

Speaker : Dr. Amanda Evans, from California State university, Fullerton

Title: “Enz-Flow/Continuous Bioprocessing: Towards a continuous flow synthesis of levomilnacipran”.


Friday - October 7, 2016

Location: Bldg.  15 - Room 1808

Time : 11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

Speaker : Agustin Pierri,  Ph.D.  Method Development Manager - Weck Laboratories, Inc.

Title: "Ultra-trace analysis of 130 pesticides in groundwater by LCMS "


 Spring 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Julian Chavez

Location: Bldg. 4/1-314

Time: 11:00 - 1:00 PM

Title: The Production of Atomically Smooth Si(100) Surfaces at Low Temperature Using Low Energy Electron Enhanced Etching (LE4)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Thesis Defense

Yu-Liang Hsueh

Location: Bldg. 4/1-314

Time: 8:20 - 10:00 AM

Title: the investigation of bis-(β-diketones) as monomers in the synthesis of coordination polymers

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thesis Defense

Kristin Terminel

Location: Bldg. 4/2-314

Time: 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Title: “A Preliminary Kinetic Study of the Hydrolysis of Fischer Carbene Complexes”

 Friday, May 20, 2016

Location: Bldg: 24A-1403

Time : 11:00am to 12:00noon

Speaker :  Agustin Pierri, Ph.D from Weck Laboratories

Title: “Ultra trace detection of anthropogenic markers in wastewater—harder than looking for a needle in a haystack”


9th Annual Goldstein Distinguished Lecture

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Location: Kellogg West Conference Center

Time : Lunch is from 12-1pm and lecture from 1-2pm

Speaker :  Terry Yen, Ph.D 

           Upstream Operations Research Analyst

                    U.S. Energy Information Administration


Title: "Non-cohesive stochastic career dynamics-or how I am exploring the world outside of academic research"

 Monday -  May 2, 2016

Thesis Defense

Elizabeth Martinez

Location : Bldg. 4/2/314

Time:  3:00PM

Title: Detection and quantitation of trehalose and other sugars in rice and Arabisopsis tissue using GC-MS


Date:  Thursday,  March 17, 2016

Thesis Defense 

Yue ( Sherry) Zhou

Location: Bldg. 4 -Room 1-314

Time: 12:00noon - 2:00pm

Title: "Effects of added flavor on extraction and antioxidant behaviors of catechins from green tea leaves"

Date:  Thursday,  March 3rd.

Thesis Defense 

Yunshi Tan

Location: Bldg. 4 -Room 1-314

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Title: "The Electrochemical Study of Charge Transfer across the Liquid/Liquid Interface"

Friday - February 26, 2016

Location: Bldg.  15 - room 1802

Time : 11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

Speaker : Zhuangjie Li  from  University of CSU Fullerton

Title: "Detection and quantification of volatile organic chemicals in water using the FTIR-ATR technique”.

 Friday - November 6, 2015

Location: Bldg.  24D - Room 1220

Time : 11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

Speaker : Julia Chan  from  University of Texas, Dallas, Department of Chemistry

Title: " Targeted Crystal Growth of Rare Earth Intermetallics with Synergistic Magnetic and Electrical Properties: Structural Complexity to Simplicity"

Friday - October 30, 2015

Location:  Bldg. 163 - Room  2005

Time : 11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

Speaker : Andrea Cooper  from  Keck Graduate Institute -  School of Pharmacy

Title: Career Paths for Pharmacists: Focus on the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries


Friday - October 23, 2015

Location: 24D- 1220
Time : 11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

Speaker : Ted Holman,  from U.C. Santa Cruz - Department of Chemistry and Biochemisty

Title: "Human 12-Lipoxigenase and Cardiovascular Disease: A Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Target"


Friday, May 16, 2014

Location: Bldg. 24D - Room 1224

Time: 11:00AM - 11:50AM

Speaker: Ms. Kaila Mattson

Graduate Student, University of California, Santa Barbara

Title: Turning Polymerizations "On" and "Off" Using Visible Light: Development and Applications