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Next TU Science Café to feature 'Synthesis of New Molecules'

The next installment of Thomas University’s Science Café series on Tuesday, Oct. 30, will feature Dr. Nikolay P. Tsvetkov presenting “Synthesis of New Molecules: Functionalized Phenalenes, Benzanthrenes and Olympicene.”

Dr. Tsvetkov is an assistant professor of chemistry at Thomas University. He is an experienced research scientist with more than 20 years of mastery in multi-step design, synthesis, isolation and characterization of organic and organometallic compounds.

Dr. Tsvetkov holds a doctorate in from the A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds and a master’s degree in Chemistry from the Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Science, both in Moscow, Russia. Before joining TU, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Florida State, in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Vermont and in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University.

Dr. Tsvetkov’s awards include first prize in the Nesmeyanov Institute Competition for the Best Research Work in 2004, first diploma in the Nationwide Russian Olympiad in Chemistry in 1996, and first place in the Nationwide Russian Olympiad in Chemistry in 1995.

Each Science Café begins with a reception with the speaker in the lobby of Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Forbes Campus. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome.

For more information, contact April D. Penton at

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