Events Archive

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Open House - Student Research Talks, Faculty Meetings, Current Student Pannel, Facilities Tour, and social hour with faculty

Thank you for your interest in the Chemistry PhD program at Iowa State University. We hope you enjoy your visit, and learn all you need to know to make an informed decision about your move to Ames, Iowa to continue your studies with the Department of Chemistry.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Hi there, 

If you have sent a RSVP to the admissions office for the 2022 Virtual Open House we will send you the details to join this by invite only meeting. The intended audience is prospective PhD students who have received an offer of admission to our program.

Thank you!
Graduate Admissions Committee

All times listed are Central Standard Time (CST), which is -6 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Thursday, February 24

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 1:10pm

Picture Emily Tsui

Dr. Emily Tsui, University of Notre Dame 

Host: Dr. Vela 

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 4:00pm

Teri Odom

This event is jointly hosted by the Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Speaker: Teri Odom, Joan Husting Madden and William H. Madden, Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University

Friday, February 11, 2022 - 1:10pm


Dr. Bayram Saparov, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma,

Host: Dr. Kovnir 

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 1:10pm

headshot of rigoberto hernandez

Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez, Johns Hopkins University

Host: GSLC

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 2:00pm

Yang-Yun Chu

Graduate Student, Sadow Group

Hybrid final oral defense

Please click this URL to start or join.  
Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 961 5483 1612 and password: 547686

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 3:20pm

Mei Shen wins award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research |  Chemistry at Illinois

Dr. Mei Shen, Department of Chemistry, Neuroscience Program, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Host: Dr. Anand

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 2:00pm

Final Defense Chemistry Seminar

Balabhadra Khatiwada
Venditti Group

Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University


Friday, November 19, 2021 - 1:10pm

Dr. Jae-Hyun Cho, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M

Host: Dr. Venditti

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 3:00pm

Final Defense Chemistry Seminar (in-person)

Utsav Kumar Dey
Kovnir Group

Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 10:00am

Final Defense Chemistry Seminar

Kaiqian Chen
Zhao Group

Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 3:20pm

Dr. Michael Roper - Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dr. Michael Roper, Florida State University

Host: Dr. Robbyn Anand

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 8:30am

Final Defense Chemistry Seminar

Ishani Bose
Zhao Group

Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University


Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 9:00am


Final Defense Chemistry Seminar

Patrick Heintz
Huang and Stanley Group

Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 4:25pm

Student Seminar

Speaker: Utsav Kumar Dey, Kovnir Group

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3:20pm

Team – Luo Lab

Dr. Long Luo, Wayne State University

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 4:00pm

Dr. Paul Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Bioengineering, and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA

Host: Dr. Rossini and Dr. Martin Thuo (MSE)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 3:00pm

Final Defense Chemistry Seminar

Biying Zhang
Huang Group

Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University

Noble metal supported on metal-organic framework: structure characterization and heterogeneous catalysis.
Hosted by Wenyu Huang

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:20pm

Jared_Delcamp_portrait2021v2 crop.jpg

Dr. Jared Delcamp, University of Mississippi

Host: Dr. Smith

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 3:20pm

Dr. Ryan Richard, Ames Lab

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

Karen Nordell Pearson, an award-winning educator, researcher and educational-outreach expert, will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Chemistry at a ceremony on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Ames, Iowa. The award recognizes outstanding alumni from the Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Balbes, ACS Career Consultant (Balbes Consultants LLC)

Host: Dr. Joe Burnett & Ames Local Section of the ACS

ChemIDP is an Individual Development Plan tool designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the chemical sciences. Through immersive, self-paced activities, users identify career goals, determine specific skills needed for success, and develop a plan to achieve their professional goals. This 90-minute workshops walks you through the process for using ChemIDP.