Chemistry and Biochemistry

Current Topics Course, CHEM 692R

There are four to five sections of CHEM 692R, each with a different theme. Each student (under the supervision of their advisor and committee) should register for one of the sections each year based on the current topic of their research. Themes could change annually. The current themes (2018-19) are:

Fall 2018 -- Class is held on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Section members' literature presentations (LP) and proposal defenses (PD) for 3rd years are listed. **Please check back during the next few weeks. The schedule may change slightly**

                  

Biochemistry  

Section 1

   

Organic and Inorganic Synthesis  

Section 2

                         

Catalysis or Functional Materials

Section 3

Instrument Development

Section 4

             

Spectroscopy

Section 5

James Moody / W141 Steve Castle / W012  Dan Ess / W009 Adam Woolley / C107 Jeremy Johnson / W010
10-Sep LP: Russell Denton LP: Jacob Parkman
17-Sep LP: Daniel Poole

LP: Concordia Lo

LP: Tianzuo Xu

PD: Dhruv Shah/ MRL, DJM, JCH, DVD, Lunt LP: Jamir Shrestha
24-Sep

LP: Theresa Smith

LP: Reuben Dass LP: Hans Anderson LP: Andrew Arslanian LP: Tina Heravi
1-Oct

LP: Roshan Loku

LP: Eddie Lee

LP: Kelton Forson LP: Elaura Gustafson
8-Oct

LP: Colten McEwan

LP: Alexander Ramos

LP: Abraham De la Cruz

15-Oct

LP: Chrissy Egbert

LP: Daniel Joaquin

APR: Shila Chatterjee/ MRL, DVD, JCH, Lunt, DEA LP: Clayton Moss
22-Oct

LP: Yujin Kwon

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PD: Tensmeyer, Nicole/ BMW, JLA, Shen

LP: Diego Moya

PD: Brandon Turner/ DEA, DVD, JCH, ETS, Radebaugh
29-Oct

PD: Haifa Almughamsi/ ATW, JLA, JCP, KAC, SRG

PD: Concordia Lo/ SLC, JLA, DJM, JLP, MBA

LP: Dulashani Ranasinghe

5-Nov

LP: Supeshala Sarath

LP: Isaac Smith

PD: DJ Patel/ MRL, DJM, JCH, DVD, Lunt

PD: Brittany Knighton/ JAJ, ETS, JEP, MCA, Hart
12-Nov

LP: Sam Gerard

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PD: Grant Ludlam/ BMW, JCP, KAC, JLA, Shen

PD: Steven Draper/ JLP, SLC, MAP, DJM, KAC, PBS PD: Nitish Bhardwaj/ JCH, DEA, MRL, SRG, RGH
19-Nov

PD: Eddie Lee/ KAC, BMW, JCP, JLA, RKW

LP: JD Singleton

LP: Tianyao Meng

PD: Basu Aryal/ ATW, MRL, BFW, Harb, Davis
26-Nov

LP: Naomi Flindt

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PD: Theresa Smith/ BMW, KAC, PBS, JCP, JLA

PD: Qiang Xiao/ JLP, DJM, SLC, MAP, KAC PD: David Harris/ ATW, DEA, JCH, Hawkins, Pitt LP: Tahereh Gholian
3-Dec LP: Haifa Almughamsi PD: Tianyao Meng/ PBS, DJM, SLC, JLP, JCP APR: Varun Jain/ MRL, DVD, JCH, Lunt, DEA PD: Kaylee Rellaford/ JEP, MCA, ETS, JAJ, Homer
10- Dec PD: Colten McEwan/ JLA, KAC, JCP, BMW, Alder PD: Seth Taylor/ PBS, SLC, DJM, JLP, RKW PD: Ryan Carlsen/ DHE, DJM, KJS, BFW, JAJ

LP: Praneeth Hettikankanange

Winter 2019 -- Class is held on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Section members' literature presentations (LP) and annual progress reviews (APR) for continuing students are listed.

                          

Biochemistry    

Section 1

   

Organic and Inorganic Synthesis  

Section 2

    

Catalysis or Functional Materials

Section 3

                      

Instrument Design

Section 4

                       

 Spectroscopy  

Section 5

                         

Josh Andersen / W142 BNSN David Michaelis / W141 BNSN Kara Stowers / W005 BNSN Daniel Austin / C107 BNSN Jeremy Johnson / W006 BNSN
11- Jan

LP: Daniel Call

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APR: Roshan Loku/ JLA, BMW, PVR, JDM, Grose

LP: Brady James

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APR: Brian Johnson/ MRL, ATW, KJS, RGH, Davies

APR: Hadi Nazari/ DJM, DHE, JLP, SLC, RGH

LP: Brandon Turner

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LP: Joule Esene

APR: Tina Heravi/ DVD, JCH, ETS, ATW
18-Jan

LP: Radhya Weligama

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APR: Mary Vallecillo/ PMV, JLA, BMW, JCP, D.Thomson

LP: Kyle Clark

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APR: Reuben Dass/ MAP, MBA, JLA

APR: Hans Anderson/ KJS, ETS, DEA, MRL, Vanfleet

LP: Basu Aryal

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APR: Jiewen Shen/ DVD, JCH, RGH, DEA, JCP

APR: Gabriel Valdivia/ DJM, MCA, JEP, JAJ, JLP
25-Jan

LP: Shelby Harris

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APR: Daniel Poole/ JLA, JCP, KAC, JDM, Tessem

LP: Peter Mpaata

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APR: Alexander Ramos/ SLC, MAP, JCP, MBA, SRB

LP: Jimmy Coombs

 LP: Abraham DelaCruz

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APR: Andrew Arslanian/ DVD, JCH, DEA, MCA, RGH

LP: Ram Gurung

1-Feb

LP: Ashley Markham

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APR: Yujin Kwon/ BMW, JLA, JCP, KAC, RKW

LP: Teron Haynie

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APR: Isaac Smith/ MBA, DJM, SLC, PBS, RGH

LP: DJ Patel

LP: David Harris

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APR: Cody Cushman/ MRL, DEA, ATW, Davis, Barry, Lunt

LP: Brittany Knighton
8-Feb

LP: Lavendar Lin

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APR: Lavendar Lin/ JCP, KAC, JDM, JLP, Transtrum

LP: Erin Martinez

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APR: Johnny Lynch/ RGH, KJS, DJM, RKW, Busath


APR: Dulashani Ranasinghe/ ATW, RGH, KJS, Harb, Davis APR: Praneeth Hettikankanange/ DEA, MRL, RTK, JAJ, JCH
15-Feb

LP: Rebecca Viazzo

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APR: Jonard Valdoz/ JLA, PVR, BFW, BMW, KAC, Tessem

APR: Diego Moya/ SLC, MAP, DJM, JLP, SRB

LP: Hans Anderson

LP: Chao Pang

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APR: Michael Beauchamp/ ATW, JCH, DEA, SRG Nordin

LP: Kaylee Rellaford
22-Feb

LP: Matthew Rathgeber

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APR: Ashari Kannangara/ JAJ, BFW, KAC, JCP, PBF, D.Thomson

LP: Jacob Parkman/DJM

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LP: Tina Ganguly/JLP

LP: Alejandro Aldair

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APR: Emma Burrell/ JCH, JEP, DEA, DHE, DVD

1-Mar

LP: Parag Laljibhai Gajjar

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APR: Supeshala Sarath/ JDM, BMW, KAC, JLA, JLP

LP: Josh Wheeler

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APR: Kelton Forson/ DJM, MBA, SLC, KJS, DHE

LP: Thy Truong

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LP: Yiran Liang

APR: Jamir Shrestha/ JCH, DVD, MCA, MRL, DEA, ATW
8-Mar


LP: Jonard Valdoz

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APR: Jeremy Tsang/ JCP, JLA, KAC, Grose, Warnick

APR: Tianzuo Xu/ JLP, SLC, MAP, DJM, RKW

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APR: Zheng Zhou/ KJS, BFW, RGH, DJM, Argyle

LP: Seth Taylor

LP: Keith Willes

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APR: Elaura Gustafson/ DEA, JCH, DVD, RTK, WFP


LP: Chloe Chan

15-Mar No class No class No class

No class

No class
22-Mar

LP: Steven Christiansen

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APR: Tsz Yin Chan/ JLA, RKW, BMW, JCP, KAC

LP: Jatinder Singh

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APR: Robert Hanson/ ATW, JCP, GFB, Robinson, Pitt

  APR: Anna Nielson/ ATW, DEA, PBF, MRL, Nordin

APR: Doo Hyun Kwon/ DHE, KJS, DJM, BFW, RGH

29-Mar

LP: Yi Jie Tseng

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APR: Chrissy Egbert/ JLA, BMW, PVR, JDM, RTK

 LP: Isaac Smith

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APR: Michael Kinghorn/ DJM, JLP, MBA, SLC, JLA

LP: Dhruv Shah


APR: Tuhin Roychowdhury/ MRL, DVD, DEA, ATW, Davis

5-Apr

LP: Grant Ludlam

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APR: Nicole Tensmeyer/ BMW, JLA, Shen

APR: Diana Saavedra Nova/ MBA, SLC, DJM, MAP, SRB

APR: Michael Beuchamp/ ATW, JCH, DEA, SRG, Nordin



APR: Russell Denton/ JCP, SWG, RKW, DEA, Transtrum

12-Apr

LP: Mary Vallecillo

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APR: Richard Carson/ JCP, JLA, DVD, BMW, Piccolo

LP: Steven Draper

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APR: Jacob Parkman/ DJM, SLC, JLP, MBA, JDM

APR: Justin Park/ KJS, BFW, DJM, SLC, Argyle

APR: Abraham DelaCruz/ DEA, ATW, MCA, JCH, DVD
19-Apr

LP: Andikan Nwosu

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APR: Naomi Flindt/ RKW, RGH, JCP, JLA, Kooyman

APR: Anh Christine Nguyen Sorenson/ KJS, DJM, RGH, BFW, Chesnel

 

APR: Jiuzhi George Gao/ DEA, DVD, ATW, JCH, MCA

26-Apr

APR: Daniel Joaquin/ SLC, MAP, DJM, JLP, SRB


-          Reading the literature: During Fall and Winter semesters, a student (under the supervision of their advisor) selects a recent article (last 3 years) from a journal of their choice. They send this article to the students and faculty in the class at least one week prior to the class. Everyone is expected to read it prior to class. The student choosing the article writes a four-to-five question quiz (approved by the advisor) given during the first five minutes of the class. Students must pass 70% of the quizzes each semester to receive a passing grade in the class.

-          Literature presentation: The student choosing the article also prepares a 30-40 minute presentation to give during the class. The format of the presentation should be that of a seminar presentation, but questions are posed and addressed during the course of the presentation. The student will be evaluated on their presentation on a pass/fail basis by the faculty present in the class and must pass one presentation per year. Students are invited to come to class with insightful, stimulating questions about the paper.  As part of each class, up to three individuals can receive credit for a quiz if their questions are judged by the faculty present to be high quality and among the top three questions generated by the students.  

-          Writing component: The student choosing the article should also find and read at least two additional articles related to their chosen paper (such as a review article and an article cited by the paper). The student will write a one-page (single spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt font) summary of the topic based on the papers, comparing and contrasting their findings and conclusions, and submit it to the instructor before the presentation. The student is not required to include these additional articles directly in their presentation; the additional reading is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of the topic and ability to communicate it.

-          Research proposal presentations: Also in fall semester, students in the beginning of their 2nd or 3rd years present their research proposal. The committee members of the student are expected to attend. For proposal requirements, go to the program requirements webpage.

-          Annual Reviews: During winter semester, two students per week give their annual progress reviews. Each is expected to give a 15-20 minute talk with five minutes for questions.  The committee members of the students are expected to attend. For annual review requirements, go to the annual reviews webpage.

                                                                                                                                                                Updated 11-12-18