Department of Chemistry

A Symposium in Honor of Professor Robert Bau

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Seeley G. Mudd Auditorium, Room 123
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bau Symposium Organizing Committee:
Ray Stevens
Saeed Khan
Doug Ho
Hanna Yuan

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
Ray Stevens
Charles McKenna
George Olah
Session chair: Saeed Khan      Inorganic Session 1
9:15-9:45 Thomas Koetzle, Brookhaven
"The USC-BNL Collaboration: 25 Years of Metal Hydride Structures"
9:45-10:15 Sheldon Shore, Ohio State University
"Collaborative Efforts with Bob Bau"
10:15-10:45 Richard Laine, University of Michigan
"Silsesquioxane as Polyfunctional Nanobuilding Blocks"
10:45-11:00 Break
Session chair: Doug Ho      Inorganic Session 2
11:00-11:30 Alberto Albinati, University of Milan
"Neutron Scattering: a Wonderful Tool for Studying Metal-Hydrogen Interactions"
11:30-12:00 Arthur Schultz, Argonne National Laboratory
"Bob Bau and the Future of Neutron Crystallography"
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Session chair: Hanna Yuan     Biological Session
1:30-2:00 Douglas Rees, California Institute of Technology
"FeS Proteins: From Rubredoxin to Nitrogenase"
2:00-2:30 Ray Stevens, The Scripps Research Institute
"Structure-Function of the G-protein Coupled Receptor Family"
2:30-3:00 Hanna Yuan, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
"Structural Insights into TDP-43, A New Player in Neurodegenerative Diseases"
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
Session chair: Ray Stevens 
3:15-5:00 Memorial session
Herb Kaesz, UCLA
Katherine Kantardjieff, CSU Fullerton
Margaret Churchill
Charles McKenna, USC
Open Forum
5:30 Reception, Town and Gown
6:00 Buffet Dinner, Town and Gown


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