Shaw group members present their own research, interesting projects from the chemical literature, "Bad Science" talks covering scientific misconceptions held by the non-scientist public, and "How-To" talks outlining a technique or method commonly used by the group (see examples below). This time is also occasionally used for students to practice their seminar presentations or preview upcoming talks from speakers in analytical/physical seminars and colloquia.
Spring 2019 Group Meeting - Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 in W323 CB (no meeting on 03-19 and 05-07)
Below are How-To presentations featuring instrumentation and theoretical concepts relevant to surface, environmental, electro-, analytical, and physical chemistry.
- Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
- Contact Angle Goniometry
- Copper Counter Electrode Preparation for Electrochemical Experiments
- Du Nouy Tensiometer for Surface Tension Quantification
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
- Gas Chromatography (GC)
- Karl Fischer Titration (KFT) to Determine Trace Water in Samples
- Nanoimprint Lithography
- Polarization Modulation Infrared Reflectance Absorption Spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS)
- Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM)
- Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy (SFG)
- Spin Processing
- UV/Ozone Cleaner for Substrate Cleaning
This section features group presentations on current or historical scientific misconceptions held by the non-science public.
- Animal Myths Busted
- The Ketogenic Diet
- Linking the MMR Vaccine to Autism
- Natural vs. Synthetic Pesticides
- Views on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
- Views on Ozone Therapy