Spring 2019 M.S. and Ph.D. Graduation Applications Due Friday, January 18, 2019

For anyone planning to complete an M.S. or Ph.D. Spring 2019(traditional dates or end-of-semester), the application is due Friday, January 18, 2019

  • This is a CBC deadline, not a Grad School deadline

 Submit an application to graduate via gradforms.

Further information and links to important dates and deadlines can be found online.

Praxair Internship

The Adsorption Materials group is offering a paid internship for a chemist this summer.  They would like to bring in a Ph.D. student, preferably at the end of their third or fourth year of study, for an internship focusing on development of novel porous materials for gas separation applications. The intent would be to develop them into a strong candidate for a full time position  upon graduation. The specific field of chemistry experience is flexible. The posting, which goes into more detail, is here: Praxair Internship -2018-up64nw. Please share this with anyone who may be interested. If anyone has any questions regarding the position they can contact Katie Farley, Adsorption R&D, Materials, Praxair, Inc. at katie_farley@praxair.com.

Elementary School STEM Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

Interested in helping elementary students gain a better understanding of science?

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on science experience to underrepresented young students.

  • As a member and volunteer, you will be able to teach and mentor students.
  • Make a positive impact on the Columbus community by sharing your knowledge and passion for science.
  • Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of the STEM field.

Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3: 30 PM. Carpooling is available to and from the elementary school.

If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit our website. To become a member sign up for a mandatory orientation Tuesday January 15th at 1:00PM.

We would love to have you join our team and help instill a love for science in the next generation of students.

NextProf Science 2019 workshop at University of Michigan on May 06-09, 2019


The science and mathematics departments of the U-M College of Literature, Science, and Arts will host about 50 future faculty participants on the U-M campus to show them the rewards of an academic career, help them understand the faculty search process, and connect them with faculty in their research area, as well as academic leaders, and other participants.

The NextProf Science 2019 workshop is free to participants, who must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Underrepresented minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Travel, lodging, and meals will be covered by the program.

Applicants may nominate themselves. Find additional information about the workshop and the application link on the NextProf Science website at: sites.lsa.umich.edu/nextprof-science/.

The deadline to receive a completed application and letter of recommendation is: February 03, 2019

If you have general questions about the program or application process, please contact um-nextprof-science@umich.edu. For questions specific to the chemistry-focused activities, please contact me directly at jmontg@umich.edu.


John Montgomery
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

Biostatistics and Data Analytics Fellowship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

An opportunity is available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) in Silver Spring, Maryland.

CARE Sentinel, a project in the Office of New Drugs (OND)/Office of Drug Evaluation II (ODE II), will examine clinical questions about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using the Sentinel Distributed Database system, a large distributed healthcare claims database. The project will focus on creating precise and robust programmatic definitions of obstructive lung disease cases, clinical endpoints, and medication use, for purposes of COPD queries in the Sentinel database. The project will examine access to Sentinel and the applicability of available tools for querying the database for medication efficacy trial designs. The outcome of interest will be descriptive statistics that define and characterize the sample space for COPD in Sentinel including rates of exacerbations, hospitalizations, medication use, and disease-specific covariates to facilitate answering clinical questions.

Under the guidance of a mentor the participant may be involved in:

  • researching and learning about prior healthcare claims data analyses
  • understanding strengths and limitations and how they apply to Sentinel data
  • exploring respiratory disease definitions, associated clinical endpoints, and medication use in Sentinel
  • providing statistical models to answer clinically impactful questions in respiratory disease using Sentinel data


The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree, or have received a master’s or doctoral level degree in the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the last 5 years before the appointment start date.

Familiarity with biostatistics or bioinformatics including scientific computing (programming in SAS or other languages) and healthcare data analysis is desired. A familiarity with data analysis of healthcare claims databases including developing statistical models of prospective and retrospective clinical studies is also desired.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and foreign nationals.

The FDA is actively reviewing applications and is looking to fill this opportunity as soon as qualified applicants are identified.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/FDA-CDER-2019-0339.

If you have any questions, please send an email to FDArpp@orau.org.

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity at JHU/APL

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), a national leader in scientific research and development is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows in the Asymmetric Operations Department.

Are you:

… interested in making critical contributions to critical challenges?

… passionate about applying your Chemistry knowledge and experience toward solving the country’s toughest national security challenges?

… searching for an engaging career with an employer that prioritizes innovation and collaboration?

If so, we would like to hear from you. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in developing tool, techniques, and methods for performing chemical detection and analysis (Requisition # 18830) and a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in synthetic and reactive chemistry  (Requisition #18923).

Be a part of a diverse team of scientists at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). APL is a national leader in scientific research and development, and provides our nation with cutting-edge solutions to solve critical challenges of national importance.

Learn more and apply at www.jhuapl.edu

Apartment available for sublease

A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is available for sublease in Olentangy Village, which is located within a 15-20 minute walk to OSU campus. The lease ends of May 11th, with the option to renew for the next year. Amenities include parking, a pool, and gym access. Olentangy Village is located close to several grocery stores and restaurants. The rent is $1614/month plus electricity (cost per month is dependent on usage). If 3 people occupy the unit, the monthly per person average is ~$600. If interested in learning more about this sublease opportunity, please contact Radoslav Pavlovic, current Chem PhD grad student, at pavlovic.16@osu.edu.

Abstracts are being accepted for The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium

The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium is hosting their 2nd annual event, Enhancing Plant Sciences through Technology, Communication, and Innovation. All undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty and visiting scholars are invited to participate in this symposium! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

For graduate students, please submit your abstracts to be considered as student speakers by January 4, 2019. Selected student speakers will receive a $500 award!

General registration and poster submission will be accepted through February 28, 2019. Undergraduates are welcome and highly encouraged to participate in the poster competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top poster presenters! *Separate prizes will be awarded to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs/staff.


March 29th, 2019 – Science Communication Workshop, Panel, and Tours

March 30th, 2019 – Symposium


The Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

 Follow this link for registration and abstract/poster submission: www.go.osu.edu/plantscience2019 

 Questions? Email: osuplantsciencessymposium@gmail.com

Apartment for sublease

A former graduate student is looking for someone to sublease her apartment in Olentangy Village. The one-bedroom apartment is in a great location just 1.5 miles from OSU and within walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants and with easy access to a COTA bus line and direct access to the Olentangy bike trail. The rent is $759/month and the deposit has already been paid. The sublease will run from February 2019 through December 2019. If you are interested or you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact Sweta Shrestha at shrestha.30@buckeyemail.osu.edu.

News from the Graduate School, December 17, 2018


Autumn 2018
Presidential Fellows

Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School

I am happy to announce that the autumn 2018 Presidential Fellows have been chosen.

The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project.

Congratulations to our newest Presidential Fellows!


Autumn 2018 Presidential Fellows

Samantha Carter, Earth Sciences
Elizabeth Griffith, advisor

Cecilia Chagas de Freitas, Plant Pathology
Christopher G. Taylor, advisor

Keyton Clayson, Biophysics
Jun Liu, advisor

Mohammad Shahriar Hooshmand, Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Maryam Ghazisaeidi, advisor

Samuel Kay, Geography
Max Woodworth, advisor

Osama Khalil, Mathematics
Nimish Shah, advisor

Stacy Kim, Astronomy
Annika Peter, advisor

Daniel Knapper, English
Hannibal Hamlin, advisor

Kristen Kolenz, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Guisela Latorre, advisor

Irina Kuznetcova, Educational Studies
Michael Glassman, advisor

Kexing Lai, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mahesh Illindala, advisor

Lauren Loftus, Chemistry
Claudia Turro, advisor

Rachel Miller, English
Jared Gardner, advisor

Anand Nagarajan, Mechanical Engineering
Soheil Soghrati, advisor

Chloe Page, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Laurence Coutellier, advisor

Eleanor Paynter, Comparative Studies
Amy Shuman, advisor

Julie Powell, History
Alice Conklin, advisor

Seckin Sahin, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kubilay Sertel, advisor

Giorgio Sbardolini, Philosophy
Stewart Shapiro, advisor

Nithya Sivashankar, Education: Teaching and Learning
Patricia Enciso, advisor

Arunima Srivatava, Computer Science and Engineering
Dr. Raghu Machiraju, advisor

Rodney Tollerson, Microbiology
Michael Ibba, advisor

Kelly Wilson, Agricultural and Extension Education
Mary Rodriguez, advisor

Lin Zhang, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Allen Yi, advisor

Natalia Zotova, Anthropology
Dr. Jeff Cohen, advisor


JAN 04 | End-of-Semester Deadline
JAN 25 | Spring Applications to Graduate Due
see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars


DEC 16 | Commencement | more
DEC 17 | Citation Tracking and Research Metrics | register
DEC 17 | Course Design, Quality, and Learning Objectives | register
see full event calendar


JAN 08 | Chateaubriand Fellowship | more
JAN 15 | I-Corps@Ohio | more
FEB 01 | Sesquicenntenial Student Scholar Leadership | more
FEB 01 | Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship | more