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11-16-2012 Departmental Seminar. Guest Speaker: Dr. Ya-Ping Sun, Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry,Clemson University.Title: Playing with Nanotechnology - From Exploration to Applications and from Stars to Microbials. Abstract: We have been pursuing the development and applications of nanotechnology, especially functional nanomaterials and nanostructures for their uses in space exploration, renewable energy sources, anti-terrorism, and biology and medicine. In this talk, some interesting and representative examples and results from our research will be highlighted.Time and place: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, LSA 127.
9-27-2012 Departmental Seminar. Guest Speaker: Dr. J. Michael Doster, Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. Title: "Exploring the Future of Nuclear Energy". Abstract: "There is a renewed interest in nuclear power on both the nation and international level. Long term viability of the nuclear option requires not only safe and economic operation of the current generation of nuclear plants, but the development and deployment of advanced reactor designs. This is particularly true in light of recent events at the Fukushima site in Japan. In addition, disposal of nuclear waste must be addressed to assure any sustained nuclear power program along with the availability of a secure fuel supply. This talk will address strategies to address the growth of nuclear energy, including advanced reactor designs that can address both the waste and uranium resource issues." Time and place: 3:00-4:00 PM, LSA 121.
8-25-2011 Departmental Seminar. Guest Speaker: Dr. Daryush Ila, Professor of Physics, Associate Vice Chancellor for research, FSU. 4:00-5:00 pm in LSA 120 entitled, New Directions of Ion Beam Modification of Materials.
03-31-2011/04-01-2011 Departmental Seminar. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kennedy J. Reed, Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.The first one is on March 31st (Thursday) at 2:00-3:30 pm in LSA 120 entitled, ‘Physics in Africa’. The second presentation is scheduled for April 1st (Friday) at 12:00-1:30 pm in LSA 121 in which he would talk about research in nuclear science he has been associated with at Lawrence Livermore National Research Labs: Indirect Processes of Electron: Impact Ionization of Highly Charged Ions.
3-04-2011 Departmental Seminar at 12:00 PM, Friday, 03,04, 2011. Location:LSA 121. Guest Speaker: Dr. S. Mukhopadhayay, Associate Professor at NC Central University. Topic : Chemistry & Biology of CB2 Cannbinoid Receptor: A Novel Drug target for Prostate Cancer. Synopsis: Prostate cancer (PC) is one of the major health problems and a significant cause of mortality in men worldwide. Last year alone more than 200,000 people in USA were diagnosed with PC and 75,000 died. Family history and race are the two major risk factors for this disease. The age-adjusted rate and mortality rate of prostate cancer is significantly higher in African-Americans compared to Caucasians-Americans or other races in the US and worldwide. Thus, an understanding of the molecular mechanism responsible for the development and progression of prostate cancer is extremely important to the development of more effective therapeutic strategies. Recent findings from our laboratory and others have showed that activation of G-protein coupled CB2 cannabinoid receptor inhibits androgen-sensitive prostate cancer growth, viability and migration. We are currently engaged in a) understanding the molecular mechanism of this process under in vitro and in vivo conditions and b) testing the efficacy of CB2 receptor and/or CB2 receptor-mediated downstream signaling pathway as the therapeutic target for this deadly disease.
02-04-2011 Departmental Seminar at 12:00 PM, Friday, 02.04, 2011. Location:LSA 121. Guest Speaker: Mr. Tom Fransen, Deputy Director of Water Resources Division of NCDENR. Topic: NC Water Resources Planning.
09-28-2010 Departmental Seminar at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010. Location: LSA 345. Guest Speaker: Associate Professor Cevdet Akbay. Topic: Capillary Electrophoresis, A tool for Separation of Proteins. 10-26-2010 Departmental Seminar at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Location: LSA 120. Guest Speaker: Dr. Alex Smirnov, Professor of Physical Chemistry,N.C.State U.,Topic-(a)Lipid nanotube arrays for protein biochips and hybrid nanoscale devices; b) Fundamental roles of intermolecular interactions in self-assembly and structure-function relationships of membrane proteins or combination of both topics.
11-16-2010 Departmental Seminar at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Location: LSA 120. Guest Speaker: Dr. Jim Martin, Professor Inorganic Chemistry, N.C. State U., Topic: Energy and Climate Change: A chemist's perspective.
ELECTRIC CHARGE FORM FACTOR OF 6LI IN HADRON-QUARK HYBRID MODEL
Interpretation of the surface-enhanced Raman spectrum of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene using simple quantum chemistry models, Madeline Wrable, Oliva M. Primera-Pedrozo, Samuel P. Hernández-Rivera and J. Castillo-Chará, J. Und. Chem. Res. 10, 36-41(2011).
1. Han, S.; Umera, K.; Han, X.; Graham. J.M. Surface Electrochemical Oxidation and Polymerization Mechanism of Epicatechin, Electrochemica Acta, 2013, 90, 27-34.
2. Zhu,M; Han,S.; Fink, A.L.. Oxidized Quercetin Inhibits α-Synuclein Fibrillization, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects. 2013, 1830, 2872-2881.
3. Jiang,D.; Rauda, I.; Han, S.; Chen, S.; Zhou, F. Aggregation Pathways of the Amyloid β(1-42) Peptide Depend on Its Colloidal Stability and Ordered β-Sheet Stacking, Langmuir, 2012, 28, 12711-12721.
4. Bhattacharya, P.; Czejdo,B.; Han,S.; Siddique, M. Behavior Based Approach for Robot Navigation and Chemical Anomaly Tracking. in S. Jeschke, H. Liu, and Schilberg (Eds.): ICIRA 2011, Part II, LNAI 7102, pp. 317-327, 2011. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011.
5. Hong, D.; Han, S.; Fink, A. L., N. Uversky, N. V. Characterization of the Non-Fibrillar α-Synuclein Oligomers(2011), Protein and Peptide Letters, 18( 3), pp. 230-240.
Book: Field Theoretic Method in Phase Transformations
Publications (from: http://faculty.uncfsu.edu/aumantsev/Research/publications.htm)
1. "Correlations of Physiological Activities in Nocturnal Cheyne-Stokes Respiration" A. Umantsev and A. Golbin, Nature and Science of Sleep, 3, 21-32 (2011).
2. "On the Origin of Biological Functions", A. Umantsev. Journal of Modern Physics. 2, 602 (2011).
3. "Thermal Effects of Interface Motion in Crystallization", Modeling and Simulations in Materials Sciences and Engineering. 20, 045013 (2012).
4. "Nanophases of Binary and Multicomponent Alloys". Acta Mater. 61, 1106-1117 (2013).
Dr. Jairo Castillo-Chara is offered to searve as the editorial board member of Spectroscopy: An International Journal.The editor list appears in the link below: