Graduate Student Seminar (CH 691/692)
at UMass Boston

Professor Jonathan Rochford

Office: ISC-3440
Telephone: 617-287-6133

Professor Bela Torok

Graduate Program Director
Office: ISC-3430
Telephone: 617-287-6159

Seminar Schedule
Spring 2015
Location: M-03-0407
Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:20 pm
(please follow the links to preview papers which will be presented as scheduled)
Date Seminar
Jan. 27th
Snow Day
Feb. 3rd
Snow Day
Feb. 10th
No Seminar
Feb. 17th
Mathieu Frenette (Rochford Research Group)
Feb. 24th
No Seminar
Mar. 3rd
Writing a research proposal (Rochford)
Mar. 10th
Mar. 17th
Spring Break
Mar. 23rd -27th
Faculty candidate seminars
Mar. 30th - April 3rd
Faculty candidate seminars
April 7th
April 14th
April 21st
April 28th
No Seminar
May 12th
May 21st

Student Conduct: Students are required to adhere to the University Policy on Academic Standards and Cheating, to the University Statement on Plagiarism and the Documentation of Written Work, and to the Code of Student Conduct as delineated in the University Catalog and Student Handbook. The Code is available online at:


Chemistry Graduate Student Handbook

Choosing a Research Advisor

Powerpoint from introduction session

Literature Seminar Information

Guidelines for Literature Seminar Presentations

Literature Seminar Timeline

Literature Seminar Feedback Points

Committee Selection



Written Qualifying Exam

Description & enrollment form

July 2011

June 2010

June 2009

January 2009

June 2008

January 2008

June 2007

Oral Qualifying Exam


Proposal preparation ppt slides (Prof. Rochford)

NSF Grant Preparation Guidelines (last updated Mar 2015)

NIH SF424(R&R) ApplicationGuide (last updated Mar 2015)


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