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-3450
Telephone: 617-287-6159

Seminar Schedule
Fall 2015
Location: M-03-0407
Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:20 pm
(coming soon...please follow the links to preview papers which will be presented as scheduled)
Date Seminar Hyperlink
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    
Mar. 10th
Raymond Borg (Zhang Research Group)
Mar. 17th
Spring Break
Mar. 24th
Kenneth Belovarac (Foster Research Group)
Mar. 31st
Yuan Xia (Dowling Research Group)
April 7th
Crismely Pol (Bela Torok Research Group)
April 14th
Paul Huttunen (Zhang Research Group)
April 21st
Cindy Hunt (Dowling Research Group)
April 28th
Alex Muthengi (Zhang Research Group)
May 5th
Nicole Sadberry (Evans Research Group)
May 12th
No seminar (back-up day)
May 13th
Semester End

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


July 2011

June 2010

June 2009

January 2009

June 2008

January 2008

June 2007

Oral Qualifying Exam

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