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Date Seminar Time & Location
04/27/17Departmental colloquia
Professor Hector Abruna, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Operando Methods for The Study of Energy Materials
3:30 p.m., SGM 124
04/17/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Poul Petersen, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
Giving Infrared Spectroscopy a Boost: New Methods for Studying Interfaces, Chirality, and Strongly Hydrogen-Bonded Complexes
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/12/17Organic-Materials
Professor Neil Garg, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Recent Forays in Methods Development and Complex Molecule Synthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/11/17Inorganic
Professor Theo Siegrist, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-Florida State University
Exploratory Crystal Growth Using Metal Fluxes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/11/17Special Seminar
Professor Alexander Nemukhin, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University
“Computational modeling of molecular processes in proteins"
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/10/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Dominika Zgid, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
QM/QM Embedding Scheme for Strongly Correlated Problems
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/10/17Special Seminar
Professor Massimo Olivucci, Bowling Green State University and University of Siena
Towards Systematic (High Throughput) Quantum Chemical Studies of Natural and Artificial Rhodopsins
2:00 p.m., SGM 460
04/07/17Organic-Materials
Prof. Dr. Erick M. Carreira, Laboratorium fuer Organische Chemie,Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland
Versatile Iridium Catalysts for a Broad Range of Asymmetric Transformations
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/06/17Chemical Biology
Professor Eranthie Weerapana, Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Chemical Proteomic Strategies to Investigate Reactive Cysteines
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/30/17Other
Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
45th John Stauffer Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences: Targeting the Glyco-Immunosuppression Axis for Cancer Immunce Therapy
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
03/21/17Inorganic
Professor Jordi Cabana, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chemical Phenomena at Interfaces Between Battery Cathodes and Electrolytes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/13/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Joel Eaves, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado
Aqueous Flow Through Two-Dimensional Crystals
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/08/17Organic-Materials
Professor P. V. Ramachandran, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Amine-Boranes: Synthesis and Applications
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/06/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Randall Goldsmith, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Molecular Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/28/17Inorganic
Professor Thomas Rauchfuss, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organometallic Perspectives on the Hydrogenase Enzymes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/28/17Special Seminar
Professor Thomas Jagau, Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
Analytic Gradients for the Complex-Absorbing Potential Equation-of-Motion Coupled-Cluster Method Hosted
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/27/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Sean Garrett-Roe, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
CANCELLED
02/27/17Special Seminar
Dr. Ernst-Walter Knapp, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Free University of Berlin
Marriage of quantum chemistry and electrostatics to compute protonation and redox equilibria
11:00 a.m., SGM 414
02/24/17Other
Professor Kip S. Thorne, California Institute of Technology
14th Annual Carl M. Franklin Lecture on Science and Society: Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves: LIGO, the Big Bang, and Black Holes
3:30 p.m., SGM 123
02/23/17Inorganic
Professor Michael Rose, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Moving Hydrides with Iron and Electrons through Metal Oxides: Biomimetic and Solar Fuels Approaches for H 2 Utilization and Generation
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/22/17Organic-Materials
Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller, Director, Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock, Germany
Be Practical! Development of Novel Homo- and Heterogeneous Catalysts for Fine and Bulk Chemical Synthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/21/17Special Seminar
Professor Agostino Migliore, Department of Chemistry, Duke University
Molecular electronic structure and local chemical environment: A toolbox for nanotechnology
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/21/17Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Dr. Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Isolated Transition Metal Clusters and Complexes: Flying Surfaces
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/15/17Organic-Materials
Prof. Jeffrey Gustafson, Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University
Exploiting Atropisomerism to Increase the Target Selectivity of Kinase Inhibitors and as Inspiration for New Chemistry
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/15/17Special Seminar
Michael Hayward, University of Oxford
Topochemical Transformation of Transition-Metal Oxides: A Route to New Electronic Materials
3:00 p.m., SGM414
02/14/17Inorganic
Professor Alan Sellinger, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Program, Colorado School of Mines
Conjugated Ligands for Tuning Bandgaps and Work-Functions of Hybrid Quantum Dots and Oxide Electrodes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/14/17Special Seminar
Professor Joe Subotnik, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Three different views of electrochemistry: All roads lead to Marcus
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/13/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Spiridoula Matsika, Department of Chemistry, Temple University
Modeling Photophysics and Photochemistry in Biological Molecules
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/09/17Departmental colloquia
Professor Benjamin Cravatt, The Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute
Activity-based proteomics – protein and ligand discovery on a global scale
3:30 p.m., SGM124
02/07/17Inorganic
Professor Daniel Ruddy, Sr. Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Exploring molybdenum carbide catalysts for biomass upgrading - from bulk to nanoscale
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/06/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Mark Tseytlin, IMMR Center, West Virginia University
Field-modulated pulsed EPR
12:00 p.m., OCW 214
02/01/17Organic-Materials
Professor Bradley Pentelute, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Precision Cellular Delivery and Discovery of Fluorine Containing Abiotic Macromolecules
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/25/17Organic-Materials
Alex Dilman, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Moscow
Synthesis of Organofluorine Compounds Using Difluorocarbene
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/23/17Physical-Theoretical
Professor Timothy Schmidt, Department of Chemistry, University of New South Wales
Triplet fusion and singlet fission: Prospects for improved photovoltaic energy conversion efficiencies
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/18/17Organic-Materials
Professor Hariprasad Dasari, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India
Ceria-Based Materials and Their Applications in Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells/Electrolysis Cells
2:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/17/17Inorganic
Professor Dave Johnson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon
Synthesis of Heterostructures with Designed Nanoarchitecture
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
12/07/16Organic-Materials
Professor Dale Boger, Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
Redesign of Vancomycin for Resistant Bacteria
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/28/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Brooks Pate, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Broadband Rotational Spectroscopy: Molecular Dynamics and the Absolute Structure of Molecules
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/22/16Special Seminar
Professor Mark Davis, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Nanoparticle Therapeutics: From Concept to Clinic
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/17/16Departmental colloquia
Professor Michael Wasielewski, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Light-Driven Processes in Self-ordering Molecular Materials
3:30 p.m., SGM 124
11/16/16Organic-Materials
Professor Kendall Houk, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Dynamics and Mechanisms of Organic Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/14/16Special Seminar
Prof. Shuming Nie, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Engineering Unusual Properties on the Nanoscale: from Single-Molecule Raman Spectroscopy to Smart Molecular Imaging Probes
3:00 p.m., SGM 460
11/10/16Chemical Biology
Professor Gregory Weiss, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Revving and Listening to Enzymes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/08/16Inorganic
Professor Daniel Stack, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
The Role of Cu(III) in Biological Oxidation Processes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/07/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Abraham Nitzan, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Electron Transfer Across Thermal Gradients
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/03/16Chemical Biology
Professor Stefan Stoll, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Mapping Protein Conformations Using DEER/EPR Spectroscopy
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/02/16Organic-Materials
Professor Darren Lipomi, Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego
Molecularly Stretchable Electronics for Energy and Healthcare
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/01/16Inorganic
Professor Curtis Berlinguette, Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia
Solar Chemistry at the Interface
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/28/16Other
Professor Douglas Stephan, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Anton B. Burg Lecture: The Broadening Reach of FLP Chemistry
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
10/27/16Chemical Biology
Dr. Arvin Dar, Mount Sinai
Co-targeting catalytic and scaffolding activities of an oncogenic signaling complex
12:30 p.m.,Seaver Science Auditorium
10/19/16Organic-Materials
Professor Fu-Sen Liang, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico
Chemical Approaches to Engineer Mammalian Cell Signaling
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/18/16Inorganic
Professor Brandi Cossairt, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
From Multimetallic Molecular Catalysts to Nanoscale Phosphides: A Tale of Atomically Precise Synthesis
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/18/16Special Seminar
Prof. Dr. Juergen Gauss, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz
Efficient Treatment of Relativistic Effects in Quantum Chemistry
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/17/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Andrei Sanov, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona
Underemployed and Looking for Action: The Plight of Unpaired Electrons in Radical and Diradical Reactive Intermediates
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/12/16Organic-Materials
Professor Christine Thomas, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University
New Frontiers in the Metal-Metal Bonding and Reactivity of Early/Late Heterobimetallics
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/11/16Inorganic
Professor Efrain Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland
New Layered Transition Metal Chalcogenides as Functional Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/06/16Chemical Biology
Professor Lars Eckmann, School of Medicine, University of California at San Diego
Next-generation nitroheterocycles as new antimicrobial drugs
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/04/16Inorganic
Professor Jillian Dempsey, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Processes Underpinning the Production of Renewable Fuels
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/03/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Libai Huang, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Ultrafast Nanoscopy of Energy and Charge Transport
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/30/16Other
Professor Jan-Erling Bäckvall, Department of Chemistry, Stockholm University
2016 Annual George A. Olah Lecture in Chemistry: Biomimetic Catalysis in Green Organic Transformations
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
09/29/16Chemical Biology
Professor Ruben Abagyan, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego
Assigning Biological Function to a Chemical
12:30 p.m.,Seaver Science Auditorium
09/28/16Organic-Materials
Prof. Chulsung Bae, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Troy, New York
Molecular Engineering of Ion-Conducting Polymers for Clean Energy Technology
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/27/16Inorganic
Dr. Etsuko Fujita, Senior Scientist, Chemistry Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Artificial Photosynthesis for Generation of Fuels using Molecular Catalysts and Metal Carbide-Nitride Composites
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/26/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Susumu Takahashi, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Nanoscale Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Using Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/20/16Inorganic
Professor Gerald Meyer, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dye-Sensitized Solar Energy Conversion
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/12/16Organic-Materials
Prof. Josef Michl, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado
Structures for Singlet Fission
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/06/16Inorganic
Professor David Ji, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
Structure-Property Relationships in Materials for Li-S Energy Storage
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/01/16Departmental colloquia
Professor Gregory Scholes, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Using Coherence to Enhance Function in Chemical and Biophysical Systems
3:30 p.m., SGM 124
08/31/16Organic-Materials
Professor Nathaniel Szymezak, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Catalytic Hydrogen Transfer Reactions Enabled by Ligand Design
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
08/10/16Organic-Materials
Professor Jun Ling, MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis & Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China
New Synthetic Strategies Towards Poly α-Amino Acid)s
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
08/09/16Organic-Materials
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach, Lehrstuhl fur Organische Chemie I Technische Universität Muenchen
Hydrogen Bonds as Directing Elements in Enantioselective Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
07/26/16Organic-Materials
Professor Valentin O. Rodionov, KAUST Catalysis Center and Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Enzyme-Inspired Soft Materials for Catalysis by Design
2:00 p.m., Olah Library
07/14/16Organic-Materials
Professor Huchen Zhou, School of Pharmacy, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Chemical Biology Efforts in Cancer Drug Discovery
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
05/06/16Other
Dr. Andrew Gilbert, Australian National University, Canberra
IQmol: Visualising the future of Q-Chem
12.00.p.m., TTH 118
04/28/16Chemical Biology
Ratmir Durta, Department of Chemistry and Alberta Glycomics Center, University of Alberta, Canda
Discovery of Functional Ligands from Genetically-Encoded Libraries or Peptide Derivatives
12:30 p.m.,Seaver Science Auditorium
04/26/16Inorganic
Professor Vlad Iluc, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Secondary Metal Ligand Interactions: C-H Activation and Metal-Carbon Multiple Bonding in Palladium Carbene Complexes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/21/16Other
Professor Robert Cava, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
44th John Stauffer Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences
3:30 p.m.,Seeley G. Mudd Auditorium, Room 123
04/19/16Inorganic
Professor Richard Brutchey, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
The Search for a Modern-Day Alkahest to Solution Process 'Insoluble' Bulk Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/14/16Chemical Biology
Dr. Dmitry Lyumkis, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
High Resolution CryoEM Structural Analysis of Heterogeneous Macromolecular Machines
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/13/16Other
David Casanova (view abstracts and suggested readings), Kimika Fakultatea, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Donostia, Euskadi, Spain; and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain
Wave function analysis methods and tools
12:00 p.m, THH 118
04/12/16Inorganic
Professor Tom Mallouk, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Managing Electrons and Protons in the Bio-Inspired Production of Solar Fuels
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/11/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Naresh Dalal, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
Designing Pb-free Multiferroics
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/07/16Departmental colloquia
Professor Todd Krauss, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Robust and Efficient Solar Hydrogen Production
3:30 p.m., SGM 124
04/06/16Other
David Casanova (view abstracts and suggested readings), Kimika Fakultatea, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Donostia, Euskadi, Spain; and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain
Nuts and bolts of RAS-CI methods with general excitation operators
12:00 p.m, THH 118
04/04/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor David Casanova, Kimika Fakultatea, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Donostia, Euskadi, Spain; and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain
Computational studies of photophysical phenomena in molecules and aggregates
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/30/16Organic-Materials
Professor Jeremiah Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Strategies for Scalable Synthesis of Precise Polymers and Control of Topology in Polymer Networks
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/28/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Svetlana Kotochigova, Physics Department, Temple University
Probing Quantum Chaos and Quantum Magnetism with Cold Magnetic Atom
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/21/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Gareth Eaton, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver
Direct-Detected EPR, a New Way of Looking at Electron Spins
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Center
03/12/16Special Seminar
Quantum Dynamics and Spectroscopy, location: Paradise Point Resort and Spa, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego
Symposium dedicated to Prof. Howard Taylor for his extraordinary contributions to the theoretical chemical physics.
8:00 a.m.
03/11/16Other
Open house for prospective graduate students
09:00 a.m.
03/10/16Chemical Biology
Professor William DeGrado, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California at San Francisco
Analysis and Design of Proton Transporters
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/09/16Organic-Materials
Professor Paul Fischer, Chemistry Department, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reflection and Highlights from a Synthetic Inorganic Research Program at a Small Liberal Arts College
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/09/16Other
Prof. Oleg N. Kalugin (view abstracts and suggested readings), Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukrain
3. Can quantum chemistry explain Raman and NMR spectra of the binary mixtures of room temperature ionic liquids with polar liquids?
12:00 p.m.,THH 118
03/08/16Inorganic
Professor Jay Whitacre, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Melon University
A Case Study in The Science and Engineering of Energy Storage Materials and Devices
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/02/16Special Seminar
Prof. Oleg N. Kalugin (view abstracts and suggested readings), Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukrain
2. Molecular dynamics simulation as a powerful tool for elucidation of microscopic structure and particle dynamics in the binary mixtures of room temperature ionic liquids with polar liquids
12:00 p.m.,THH 118
03/02/16Special Seminar
Dr. Kyril Solntsev, Senior Staff Scientist at OLIS, Inc. and Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech
Photoinduced processes in Fluorescent Proteins. From ultrafast to ultraslow
3:00 p.m., SLH 102
02/29/16Physical-Theoretical
Todd Martinez, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Discovering Chemistry With an Ab Initio Nanoreactor
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Center
02/26/16Special Seminar
Professor Michael Jung, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Franklin Lecturer: Drug-Discovery in Academia: A Successful Case Study
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
02/25/16Chemical Biology
Dr. Ken Jacobson, Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Structure-Based Design and Therapeutic Potential of PZY Receptor Ligands
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/24/16Organic-Materials
Professor Mindy Levine, University of Rhode Island
Cyclodextrin Complexation: From Fundamental Science to Applied Toxicant Detection
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/24/16Other
Prof. Oleg N. Kalugin (view abstracts and suggested readings), Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukrain
1. Room temperature Ionic liquids and binary mixtures based on them: from transport properties to electrochemical application
12:00 p.m.,THH 118
02/18/16Organic-Materials
Professor Neal Mankad, University of Illinois at Chicago
Catalytic Reactions That Utilize Bimetallic Cooperativity
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/16/16Special Seminar
Dr. Kuang Yu, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University
Optimizing Materials for Gas Separation and Solar Energy Conversion from First Principles
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/11/16Departmental colloquia
Professor Daniel R. Gamelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Doping Up Semiconductor Nanocrystals
3:30 p.m.,SGM 123
02/08/16Special Seminar
Professor Xiangqun Zeng, Department of Chemistry, University of Oakland
Ionic Liquid Electrochemistry and Biointerface Design for Sensors
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/05/16Other
Open house for prospective graduate students
09:00 a.m.
02/01/16Special Seminar
Dr. Wesley A. Henderson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Delving within Electrolytes: Demystifying Solution Structure and Electrolyte Properties
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/28/16Chemical Biology
Professor Huiwang Ai, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Molecular Probes for Redox Signaling and Oxidative Stress
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/28/16Organic-Materials
Professor Melissa A. Grunlan, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University
Amphiphilic Silicones to Control Biological Adhesion
3:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/25/16Physical-Theoretical
Professor Filipp Furche, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Random Phase Approximation Methods and Their Uses in D- and F-Element Chemistry
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/19/16Special Seminar
Dr. Bin Zhang, Center for Theoretical and Biological Physics, Rice University
Understanding Sequence-structure-function Relationships of the Genome
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/12/16Inorganic
Professor T. Don Tilley, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Chemistry and Mechanism of Water Oxidation Electrocatalysts Based on Non-Critical Metals
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/11/16Special Seminar
Dr. Shane Yost, Lawrence Berkeley Laborabory
New Excited State Multi-Reference Method: A Non-Orthogonal Approach
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
12/10/15Organic-Materials
Dr. Konrad Seppelt, University of Berlin
Radical Cations by Oxidation with Strong Oxidizers
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/07/15Organic-Materials
Prof. Andreas Kornath, Ludwigs-Maximillians-University, Munich Germany
Diprotonation of Dicarboxylic Acids
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/03/15Organic-Materials
Dr. Morris Bullock, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Molecular Electrocatalysts for Production and Oxidation of Hydrogen: Shoving Protons Around with Proton Relays
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/30/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor Amber Krummel, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Illuminating the Structure of Dye Molecules in the Condensed Phase with Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/22/15Special Seminar
Multiscale Modeling of Complex Molecules and Life Processes - A Symposium Honoring Arieh Warshel on the occasion of his 75th Birthday November 20-22, 2015
8:35 a.m. Ronald Tutor Campus Center Forum, 4th Floor
11/21/15Special Seminar
Multiscale Modeling of Complex Molecules and Life Processes - A Symposium Honoring Arieh Warshel on the occasion of his 75th Birthday November 20-22, 2015
8:35 a.m., Town and Gown
11/20/15Special Seminar
Multiscale Modeling of Complex Molecules and Life Processes - A Symposium Honoring Arieh Warshel on the occasion of his 75th Birthday November 20-22, 2015
8:20 a.m. Ronald Tutor Campus Center ballroom (lower level)
11/19/15Chemical Biology
Professor Lynn Kamerlin, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University
Evolution through Cooperativity in the Alkaline Phosphatase Superfamily
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/18/15Organic-Materials
D. Michael Heinekey, University of Washington
Pincer Complexes for Catalytic Hydrogenation
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/17/15Inorganic
Professor Eric Schelter, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Metals Recycling and Photoredox: New Chemistry to Improve the Sustainability of the Rare Earth Elements
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/12/15Chemical Biology
Professor Arthur Olson, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
Envisioning the Visible Molecular Cell
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/11/15Organic-Materials
Prof. Alexander J.M. Miller, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Tuning the Catalytic Activity of Transition Metal Hydrides with External Stimuli”
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/10/15Inorganic
Professor Mircea Dinca, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Teaching Sponges New Tricks: Catalysis and Charge Transport in Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/09/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor Marius Schmidt, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Time Resolved (Serial Femtosecond) Crystallography
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/05/15Chemical Biology
Dr. Vsevolod (Seva) Katritch, Department of Biological Chemistry, Molecular and Computational Biology Section, University of Southern California
Computational Modeling of GPCRs: Understanding Receptor Signaling for Biology and Drug Discovery
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/03/15Inorganic
Professor Seth Cohen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
The MOF-Polymer Interface: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/02/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor Chong Fang, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
Capturing Molecular Movies during Chemical Reactions with Femtosecond Raman Spectroscopy
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/30/15Special Seminar
Professor Guy Bertrand, Inaugural Anton B. Burg Memorial Lecture Department of Chemistry, University of California at San Diego
Stable Carbenes as Powerful Tools in Organic, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
4:00 p.m., SGM 124
10/28/15Special Seminar
Professor Paul Zimmerman, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Ultrafast Processes Involving Multi-Electron Excited States
12:00 p.m., SGM 414
10/22/15Inorganic
Professor Joseph Loo, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles
Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry: from Structure to Binding to Biomarkers
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/20/15Inorganic
Professor Sarbajit Banerjee, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Electronics and Energy Applications: Endowing “Intelligence” through Phase Transformations
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/19/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor Yosuke Kanai, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Electronic Stopping under Proton Irradiation: Understanding Electronic Excitation Dynamics using First-Principles Theory
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/15/15Organic-Materials
Professor Larry Overman, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Linking Chiral Rings at Stereocenters
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/12/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor Delroy Baugh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles
Single Molecule Reaction Dynamics Studied by Electron and Photon Scanning Probe Techniques
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/08/15Inorganic
Professor Zachary Tonzetich, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Non-Traditional Organometallic Chemistry: Fundamental Studies and Catalytic Applications (Note: Different Day for this Seminar Series)
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/07/15Special Seminar
Professor Ryan Steele, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
Ab Initio Molecular Motion and Ionized Water
12:00 p.m., SGM 414
10/06/15Inorganic
Professor Hanno zur Loye, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina
Crystal Growth, Structure Determination and Magnetic Properties of New Complex Oxides and Fluorides Containing U(IV) and U(VI)
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/30/15Organic-Materials
Dr. James Boncella, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Actinide Imido Complexes: What can 5f Metal-Ligand Interactions Teach Us About Bonding?
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/28/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor Amy Mullin, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland
Dynamics of Super-Rotor Molecules Formed in an Optical Centrifuge
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/25/15Special Seminar
Professor Chad Mirkin, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Olah Lecture
3:30 p.m., SGM 123
09/22/15Inorganic
Professor Ken Poeppelmeier, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Accelerated Discovery of Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/17/15Chemical Biology
Professor James Fraser, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco
Some Like It Hot: Protein Ensembles from X-ray Crystallography
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/16/15Organic-Materials
Ryan Shenvi, The Scripps Research Institute
Chemical Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/15/15Organic-Materials
Professor Karen Goldberg, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington (Note: different day for this seminar series
Catalysis, Mechanistic Understanding and Collaboration as Tools to Sustainable Production of Chemicals and Fuels
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/10/15Chemical Biology
Professor Matthew Pratt, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California
Using Chemistry to Reveal the Consequences of Protein O-GlcNAc Modification
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/08/15Inorganic
Professor Darrell Schlom, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University
Thin-Film Alchemy: Using Strain and Dimensionality to Unleash the Hidden Properties of Oxides
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/03/15Chemical Biology
Professor Andrej Sali, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco
Integrative Modeling of Biomolecular Assemblies and Pathways
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/02/15Organic-Materials
Professor Nicholas Graham, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California
Systems Biology Approaches for Linking High-Content Molecular Data to Cancer Phenotypes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/01/15Inorganic
Professor Shannon Boettcher, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon
Oxygen Electrocatalysis and Interfacial Charge Transfer with Transition Metal (Oxy)hydroxides: Fundamentals and Applications in Solar Water Splitting
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
08/31/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor John Miao, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles
Beyond Crystallography: Coherent Diffractive Imaging and Atomic Resolution Electron Tomography
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
08/11/15Special Seminar
Prof. Dr. Christian Ochsenfeld, Department of Chemistry, University of Munich
Fast Quantum-Chemical Methods for Describing Energetics and Response Properties of Large Molecules
2:00 p.m., GFS 207
05/27/15Special Seminar
Dr. Sergei Tretiak, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Non-adiabatic excited state dynamics simulations of extended molecular systems
Mini lecture series on materials for energy research
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
05/20/15Organic-Materials
Raghavan B. Sunoj, Indian Institute of Technology
Synergism Between Theory and Experiments in Asymmetric Catalyst: Transition State Modeling for Rationalizations and Catalyst Design
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
05/18/15Special Seminar
Dr. Sergei Tretiak, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Multiscale DFT-based modeling of functional electronic materials
Mini lecture series on materials for energy research
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
05/13/15Organic-Materials
Professor Kai Chen, Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Development of Novel Molecular Imaging Probes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
05/13/15Special Seminar
Dr. Sergei Tretiak, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory
From engineering interfaces in soft electronic materials to efficient perovskite photovoltaics
Mini lecture series on materials for energy research
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
05/05/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Zev Gartner, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California at San Francisco
Building Tissue to Understand How Tissue Build Themselves
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/29/15Organic-Materials
Professor William Evans, School of Physical Science, University of California, Irvine
The Importance of Questioning Scientific Assumptions: Lessons from the Rare Earth and Actinide Metals
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/28/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Richard Lunt, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Exciton: Unique Opportunities for Excitonic Photovoltaics and Solar Concentrators
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/24/15Departmental colloquia
Professor Teri W. Odom, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Gold Nanostar Probes for Imaging and Therapeutics
4:00 p.m,, SGM 123
04/22/15Organic-Materials
Professor Hao Xu, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University
Searching for New Reactivity: Iron-Catalyzed Stereoselective Olefin Aminohydroxylation and Aminofluorination Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/21/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Eric Toberer, Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines
New Approaches to Thermoelectric Materials Discovery and Design
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/17/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Stauffer Symposium,
Electronic Processes in Complex Systems
http://heat.usc.edu/stauffer/sympo.html
8:30-5:00, Ronald Tudor Hall Board Room, RTH 526
04/16/15Special Seminar
Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University
John Stauffer Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences
http://heat.usc.edu/stauffer
4:00 p.m., SGM 124
04/14/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Daniel Mindiola, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Dehydrogenation of Volatile Alkanes with Titanium Carbon Multiple Bonds
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/08/15Organic-Materials
Professor Brian Stoltz, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Complex Natural Produces as a Driving Force for Discovery in Organic Chemistry
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/07/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jeffery Byers, Department of Chemsitry, Boston College
Versatile Iron-Catalysts for the Control of Tacticity, Architecture and Composition in Biodegradable Polymers
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/06/15Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Mark Sherwin, Department of Physics, UC Santa Barbara
Surprises and opportunities in very high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance
12:00 Noon,
03/31/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Tom W. Muir, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Chromatin: An Expansive Canvas for Chemical Biology
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/30/15Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Gordana Dukovic, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCB
Photophysics and Photochemistry of Nanoscale Semiconductors and Implications for Solar Fuel Generation
12:00 Noon, SSA
03/27/15Organic-Materials
Professor Takehiko Yamato, Saga University, Japan
Calixarene-Based Fluorescent Chemosensors via Click Chemistry
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/25/15Organic-Materials
Professor John Bercaw, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Light Hydrocarbon Upgrading to Fuels and Chemicals Progress Towards Homogeneous Catalyst
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/20/15Organic-Materials
Dr. Vatsala Rani, Fluoro-Organics Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Investigations on Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/18/15Organic-Materials
Prof. Luis Campos, Columbia University
Thiophene Rust in Organic Electronics
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/11/15Organic-Materials
Prof. Mike Orfanopoulos, University of Crete
Singlet Oxygen Photooxidation of Alkenes: a Controversial Mechanism
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/10/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jill Millstone, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Surface Chemistry-Controlled Synthesis of Mixed Metal Nanoparticles
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/09/15Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Bruce Kay, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Creating Beakers without Walls: Formation of Deeply-Supercooled Liquids and Solutions from Nanoscale Amorphous Solid Films
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/03/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Champak Chatterjee, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Chemical Approaches to Study Ubiquitin-Like Proteins in Bacteria and Humans
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/02/15Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Ward H. Thompson, University of Kansas
Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Liquids Confined within Nanostructured Porous Materials
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/26/15Departmental colloquia
Professor Sri Narayan, Loker Hydrocarbon Institute and Department of Chemistry, USC
Sustainable and Robust Electrochemical Energy Storage - Challenges and Prospects
3:45 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd, Room 123
02/23/15Physical-Theoretical
Prof. James L. Skinner, University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Mystery of Water and Its Condensed Phases
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/20/15Special Seminar
Carl M. Franklin Lecture on Science and Society.
Dr. Daniel R. Cohn
, Division Head and Senior Research Scientist, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cleaner, More Efficient Cars, Trucks and Ships Using Methanol Engines
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
02/19/15Organic-Materials
Professor Mitch Smith, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
C–H Borylation in Complex Molecule Synthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/17/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Yong (Tiger) Zhang, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USC
Investigating and Engineering Novel Biomolecules for Drug Discovery
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/12/15Organic-Materials
Steven P. Bitler, Ph.D, Vice President, Corporate Technology, Landec Corporation
Temperature Triggered Polymers and Materials: Utility in Food, Agriculture, Personal Care, Adhesives and Other Applications
2:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/10/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Matthew Whited, Department of Chemistry, Carleton College
Novel Small-Molecule Activation Pathways Exploiting Rhodium/Silicon Cooperation
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/09/15Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Christopher Elles, University of Kansas
The Role of Higher-lying Excited States in the Reactions of Photochromic Molecules
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/04/15Special Seminar
Dr. Stella Stopkowicz, The Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway
Coupled-Cluster Theory for Molecules in Strong Magnetic Fields
12:00 p.m., SGM 414
02/03/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Neal Devaraj, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Advancing Bioorthogonal Chemical Reactions for Applications in Imaging and Bottom-Up Synthetic Biology
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/30/15Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Raymond E. Schaak, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Synthetic Design Tools for Complex Inorganic Solids and Nanostructures
12:00 p.m., ZHS 252
01/26/15Physical-Theoretical
Professor Robert Continetti, Department of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
Reaction Dynamics of Transient Species: From Elementary Reactions to Nanoparticles
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/22/15Departmental colloquia
Professor Shannon Stahl, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation Reactions for Organic Chemical Synthesis
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
01/22/15Organic-Materials
John P. Lemmon, Program Director, ARPA-E, Washington D.C.
Reimagining the Grid with Distributed Generation and Storage
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/08/15Organic-Materials
Professor Bumjoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Design of Electroactive Materials for Improving Mechanical and Thermal Stabilities in Efficient Polymer Solar Cells
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/15/14Organic-Materials
Prof. Sarah Reisman, California Institute of Technology
From Alkaloids to Terpenoids: New Strategies and Tactics for the Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/09/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Noah Malmstadt, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, USC
Interfacial engineering in biomembranes and micro flows
4:00 p.m., SGM 414
12/08/14Departmental colloquia
Professor Valery Fokin, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Catalysis and Complexity: From Reactive Intermediates to Biomedical Applications
SGM 123, 4:00 p.m.
12/03/14Organic-Materials
Professor Alexander Statsyuk, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Chemical Tools to Explore Ubiquitin Signaling
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/01/14Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Michelle Povinelli, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics, USC
Light-assisted Templated Self Assembly
12:00 Noon, SSA
11/25/14Organic-Materials
Professor Harry Gray, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Solar-Driven Water Splitting
3:30 p.m., SGM 124
11/24/14Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Nir Goldman, LBNL
Quantum Simulations of Reactive Materials to Near-Equilibrium Timescales
12:00 Noon, SSA
11/21/14Special Seminar
Professor Scott H. Kable, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Chemistry at the Threshold: Unexpected Products, Unusual Mechanisms, and Genreally Weird Things that Happen Near the Energetic Threshold for a Reaction
1:30 p.m., SGM 414
11/20/14Special Seminar
Professor Scott H. Kable, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Student Perceptions and Staff Misconceptions on Student Learning in the Laboratory: Data from the ASELL Project
3:30 p.m., SGM 414
11/19/14Organic-Materials
Professor Stephen J. Lippard, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hydrocarbon Oxidation at Carboxylate-Bridged Diiron Centers
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/18/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Alexei Korennykh, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Structural mechanisms of human stress and immune kinases that cleave RNA for living
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/11/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor David Shultz, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Biradicals in Ground- and Excited States: Correlation of Exchange and Electronic Coupling with Excited-State Wave Function Mixing
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/06/14Organic-Materials
Professor Vincent Lavallo, Department of Chemistry, University of California Riverside
Icosahedral Carborane Anions as Ligand Substituents for Catalysts
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/04/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Stephanie Brock, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
The Role of Synthetic Levers for Control of Phase and Size in Nanoscale Transition Metal Pnictides: Consequences for Catalytic and Magnetic Properties
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/03/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Luis Brus, Columbia University
Size, Dimensionality and Strong Electron Correlation in Nanoscience
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/28/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jens Hasserodt, Laboratoire de Chimie, University of Lyon-ENS
Magnetogenic and Fluorogenic Stealth Probes that Respond to Specific Enzyme Activity
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/23/14Organic-Materials
Professor Patrick Holland, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Nitrogen Fixation Using Low-Coordinate Iron Complexes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/21/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Bart Bartlett, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Designing Chemically Robust Solar-Responsive Metal Oxides for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/20/14Physical-Theoretical
Professor Juergen Gauss, University of Mainz, Germany
Quantum Chemistry Meets Rotational Spectroscopy: The Quest for High Accuracy
12:00 Noon, SSA
10/16/14Organic-Materials
Professor Mark Biscoe, Department of Chemsitry, The City College of New York
Rethinking Asymmetric Synthesis: The Development of General Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions that Enable the Use of Optically Active Nucleophiles
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/14/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Stosh Kozimor, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Covalency in Actinides
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/13/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Kristie A. Boering, UC Berkeley, Departments of Chemistry and of Earth and Planetary Science
Reaction dynamics and kinetics of oxygen isotope exchange reactions and their application to the unusual isotopic compositions of stratospheric ozone and carbon dioxide
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/10/14Special Seminar
Professor Barry Thompson, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Improving Spectral Response in Polymer-Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
12:00 noon, SAL 101
10/07/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jennifer Presher, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Expanding the Imaging Toolbox
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/02/14Departmental colloquia
Professor Jillian Buriak, Department of Chemistry, and the National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta
Pushing Block Copolymer Self-Assembly to its (sub-10 nm) Limits
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
09/30/14Special Seminar
Professor Markus Meuwly, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
Solvation Dynamics and Chemical Reactivity from Force Field-Based Atomistic Simulations
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/23/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Hanbin Mao, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kent State University
Mechanochemical Properties of DNA Tetraplexes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/22/14Physical-Theoretical
Professor Andrei Tokmakoff, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
2D IR Spectroscopy of Tautomerism in DNA with Applications to an Anti-HIV Drug
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/19/14Organic-Materials
Professor Norio Shibata, Department of Frontier Materials, Nagare College, Nagoya Institute of Technology
New Strategy for Electrophilic Trifluoromethylthiolation Reaction
3:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/17/14Organic-Materials
Prof. Ilyas Washington, Columbia University Medical Center
Two Photochemical Reactions that Influence Blindness and Oxidative Stress
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/16/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Kirill Kovnir, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Novel Approaches for Thermoelectric and Strongly Correlated Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/11/14Departmental colloquia
Professor Guillermo Bazan, Department of Materials and Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes for Bioelectronic Applications
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
09/02/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Frank Osterloh, Department of Chemsitry, University of California, Davis
Nanostructures for Solar Energy Conversion - The Good and the Bad
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
08/26/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Dong Wang, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego
RNA Polymerase II Transcriptional Fidelity Control and Lesion Recognition
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
08/15/14Organic-Materials
Professor Takehiko Yamato, Department of Advanced Technology Fusion, Saga University, Japan
Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Pyrene-Based Blue Light-Emitting Monomers
11:00 a.m., Olah Library
07/30/14Organic-Materials
Professor Jun Ling, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University
Cylindrical Polymer Brushes: Properties and Applications
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
07/29/14Organic-Materials
Professor Dr. Helmut Schwarz, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
The Role of Radicals, Spin States, and Reactive Sites in the Thermal Activation of Hydrocarbons: Mechanistic Aspects of the Oxidative Coupling of Methane
10:00 a.m., Olah Library
07/21/14Organic-Materials
Prof. Berthold Hoge, Centrum fur Molekulare Materialien, Universitat Bielefeld
About the Different Reactivity of Perfluoromethyl and Perfluoroethyl Compounds
12:00 p.m., GFS 116
05/07/14Organic-Materials
Professor Jeffrey Moore, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Self-Healing Materials and Mechanochemical Activation of Polymers
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
05/05/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Moh El-Naggar, USC Department of Physics and Astronomy
Extracellular Electron Transport in Microbial Redox Chains
12:00 Noon,
05/01/14Organic-Materials
Professor Tobias Ritter, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Late Stage Fluorination
12:30 p.m., Olah Library
04/30/14Organic-Materials
Dr. Richard Pederson, Vice President of Research & Development, Materia Inc.
Alkenolysis: From Discovery to World's First Bio-Refinery Plant
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/29/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Prof. Jonathan S. Owen, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
The Coordination Chemistry of Semiconductor Nanocrystals
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/28/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Valeria Kleinman, University of Florida
Excited State Dynamics of Conjugated Molecules.
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/23/14Organic-Materials
Prof. Matthias Brewer, Department of Chemistry, The University of Vermont
Ring Fragmentations and Cationic Heteroallenes: Unconventional Routes to Nitrogen Heterocycles
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/21/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Francesco Paesani, University of California San Diego
Computer modeling of metal-organic frameworks: From molecular adsorption to proton conduction
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/17/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jean-Luc Bredas, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Electronic and Optical Processes in Organic Solar Cells: A Description from a Multiscale Computational Approach
4:00 p.m., SGM 414
04/16/14Organic-Materials
Professor Luping Yu, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
The Dipole Change that Matters-Design Low Bandgap Semiconducting Polymers for Solar Cells
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/16/14Special Seminar
Dr. Bernard Brooks, The Laboratory of Computational Biology, National Institute of Health
Computing Free Energies via Molecular Simulation: Why it is Difficult and What Can we do About It?
12:00 p.m., GFS 106
04/10/14Organic-Materials
Professor Pierre Audebert, Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan, Paris, France
New Functional Electroactive Tetrazine Derivatives; Electrochemistry Fluorescence and Applications
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/09/14Organic-Materials
Prof. Jonathan Ellman, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Adventures in Two Disparate Areas: Phosphatase Inhibitor Development and C-H Functionalization
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/03/14Organic-Materials
Prof. Mitchell P. Croatt, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Significance of New Approaches: How Umpolung Translated Triazoles into Cyanocarbenes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/01/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Sheryl Tsai, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Catching Megasynthase in Action: Structural and Synthetic Biology of Fatty Acid and Polyketide Synthase
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/31/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/26/14Organic-Materials
Professor Liming Zhang, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Homogeneous Gold Catalysis: Reactivity Discovery and Methodology Development
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/25/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Prof. Joshua Kritzer, Department of Chemistry,Tufts University
Conformational Control of Peptide Function and Cell Penetration
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/24/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Enrique del Barco, University of Central Florida
Quantum Tunneling of the Magnetization in Molecular Magnets: A Microscopic View
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/19/14Organic-Materials
Professor Anthony C. Bishop, Department of Chemistry Amherst College
Small-Molecule on/off Switches for Signaling Enzymes: Target-Specific Inhibition and Activation of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/11/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Prof. Patrick Woodward, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
Superexchange Coupling Gone Mad: Synthesis and Magnetism of Double Perovskites Containing Osmium
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/04/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Reid Johnson, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Assembly and Control of a Protein Swivel that Recombines DNA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/26/14Organic-Materials
Professor Mingdi Yan, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Versatile Chemistry and Applications of Perfluorophenyl Azides
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/25/14Physical-Theoretical
Professor Alexander Bagaturyants, Russian Academy of Sciences, Photochemistry Center
Multiscale Atomistic Modeling of the Structure and Electronic Properties of Functional Layers Used in OLED Stacks
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/24/14Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Vladimir Chernyak, Wayne State University
Analytical and Topological Properties of Exciton Scattering in Branched Conjugated Molecules
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/18/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Ilya Zharov, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
Functional Mesoporous Materials by Assembly of Colloidal Spheres: Preparation, Surface, Modification, Molecular and Ionic Transport
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/11/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Ming Hamond, Department of Chemistry, University of California,Berkeley
Privileged RNA Scaffolds for in vivo Sensing Function
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/28/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
From Atomic to Nano and Mesoscale: All-scale Hierarchical Thermoelectrics with High Performance
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/23/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Marcetta Darensbourg, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
[FeFe]-H2ase Enzyme Active Site Biomimetics for Proton Reduction
12:00 p.m., SGM 414
01/21/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Tim Swager, Department of Chemistry - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carbon Nanotubes Chemiresistors: A Platform for Distributed Chemical Sensing
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/15/14Organic-Materials
Professor Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong, Department of Chemistry Oregon State University
Strategic Applications of Chemical Theory and Computations to Organic Synthesis: Discovery of New Mechanistic Themes in Organic Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/14/14Inorganic-Biochemistry
Matt Law, Department of Chemistry - University of California, Irvine
Designing quantum dot solids for next-generation photovoltaics
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/08/14Organic-Materials
Professor Gregory C. Fu, California Institute of Technology, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Alkyl Electrophiles
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/06/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Serena Corr, Ph.D., School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow
Local structure investigations of (nano)materials for energy applications
12:00 p.m., SGM 414
12/04/13Organic-Materials
Professor Jack Taunton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Covalent Inhibition of Proteins with Tunable Electrophiles
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/04/13Organic-Materials
Dr. Jennifer Jordan, Program Officer (PO), Energy, Power, and Propulsion Division (RTE), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Future Directions in Dynamic Materials and Interactions Basic Research: An Air Force Perspective
2:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/03/13Physical-Theoretical
Professor Oleg Prezhdo, University of Rochester
Quantum Dots - Artificial Atoms, Molecules or Small Pieces of Bulk? Insights from Time-Domain Ab Initio Studies
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/20/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Andres Cicneros, Wayne State University
Insights on DNA repair enzymes from computational simulations
05:00 p.m, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/20/13Organic-Materials
Prof. Robin G. Hicks, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Renaissance and Redesign of Non-Innocent Ligands: REDOX REDUX
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/19/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Amit Basu, Brown Univ, Chemistry
New Molecules and Materials for Studying Carbohydrate Recognition.
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/14/13Organic-Materials
Professor Marco Rolandi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Polysaccharide Nanofibers for Bioinspired Materials and Devices
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/05/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Andy Borovik, U.C. Irvine Chemistry
Synthetic Chemistry as a Window into Biology: Probing Active Site Metal–Oxo and Metal–Hydroxo Complexes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/04/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Jeff Cina, University of Oregon
Handling faster and slower chemical dynamics when you’re interested in either one or both
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/29/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Gemma-Louise Davies, Oxford U.K. PD
Development of Nanoparticulate Imaging Probes for Biomedical Applications Carbohydrate Recognition.
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/28/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Erin Johnson, UC Merced
Dispersion Interactions in Density-Functional Theory
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/25/13Organic-Materials
Prof. William Dichtel, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Bottom-up Synthesis of Structurally Precise Organic Materials and Interfaces
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/22/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Viktor Poltavets, Michigan State U.
Soft chemistry approaches to new cathode, thermoelectric, and strongly-correlated electron materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/21/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Jurong Zheng, Rice University
Multiple-Mode Multiple-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/14/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Andrew Moran, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Uncovering Molecular Relaxation Processes with Nonlinear Spectroscopies in the Deep UV
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/08/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Nilay Hazari, Yale
The Role of Pd(I) Dimers with Bridging Allyl Ligands in Cross-Coupling and Carbon Dioxide Activation
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/07/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Wen Li, Wayne State University
Strong field probe and control of chemical dynamics
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/01/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Frank DiSalvo, Cornell
Nano-materials for Potential Applications in Energy Systems.
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
09/24/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Bill Trogler, U.C.S.D. CHEM DEPT.
Biomedical applications of hollow silica and doped silica Nano- and Microshells
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
09/23/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Bo Huang, UC San Francisco
Life inside the cell: super-resolution microscopy
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/17/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Francois Gabbai, TEXAS A&M UNIV. CHEM DEPT.
Lewis acidic properties of heavy main group compounds
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
09/16/13Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Oleg Prezhdo, University of Rochester
Quantum dots - artificial atoms, molecules or small pieces of bulk? Insights from time-domain ab initio studies
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
07/13/13Organic-Materials
Professor Akihiko Tsuge, Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan
Novel Organogelators Based on a Cyclophane Structure and an Europium Complex
11:00 a.m. Olah Library
06/03/13Organic-Materials
Professor Stephen Buchwald, Chemistry Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Palladium-catalyzed Carbon-Nitrogen and Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Processes: Progress, Applications and Mechanistic Studies
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
05/29/13Organic-Materials
Dr. Margaret Faul, Executive Director, Chemical Process Research and Development, Amgen
Challenges in Pharmaceutical Process Development
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
05/01/13Organic-Materials
Professor Thomas J. Meade, Professor of Chemistry Northwestern University
Student Hosted Colloquium: Some Coordination Chemistry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Probes: Are we There Yet?
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/30/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Christian P.R. Hackenberger, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Leibniz-Institut fur Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)
Chemoselective Staudinger Reactions: Powerful Tools for Protein Synthesis and Chemical Biology
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/29/13Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ben Schwartz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
What Can Experiments and Simulations Tell Us About the Nature of Excess Electrons in Polar Liquids?
12:00 Noon, SSC Auditorium
04/26/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Dean Roddick, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
Catalytic Applications of Perfluorinated Acceptor Phosphine Complexes
12:00 noon, Seeley G. Mudd, Room 414
04/23/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Javier Vela, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State Univrsity of Science and Technology
Molecular Control of Nanoscale Composition, Morphology and Function: From Compositionally Graded Nanorods to Phootchemical Alcohol Dehydrogenation
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/17/13Special Seminar
Stauffer Lecture: Roger Y. Tsien, University of California, San Diego
41st John Stauffer Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences
4:00 p.m.,Seeley G. Mudd Auditorium, Room 123
04/16/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Simon Humphrey, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin
Porous Materials and Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Applications in Small Molecule Storage, Sensing and Catalysts
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/08/13Physical-Theoretical
Professor John Wright, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
The Multiresonant Family of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy- Examples in Vibrational Spectroscopy and Quantum Confined Nanostructures
12:00 Noon, SSC Auditorium
04/01/13Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ara Apkarian, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
When Wave Functions are the Observables ...
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/27/13Special Seminar
WiSE Research Horizon, 8:00 am -5:00 pm, USC Gerontology Auditorium and Courtyard,  
WiSE Research Horizon: A day honoring Professor Hanna Reisler
8:00 am, USC Gerontology Auditorium and Courtyard
03/26/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Joshua Goldberger, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
Properties by Design in Dimensionally Reduced Materials
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/20/13Organic-Materials
Prof. Lisa Rosenberg, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Understanding and Exploiting Catalytic E-H Activation Reactions in Main Group Chemistry
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/13/13Organic-Materials
Professor Jimmy Wu, Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College
Sulfur and Indole: Old Friends, New Methods
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/12/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jeffrey Long, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Carbon Dioxide Capture and Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/06/13Organic-Materials
Prof. Santos Fustero Lardies, Department of Chemistry, University of Valencia, Spain
Stereoselective Synthesis of Fluorinated and Non-Fluorinated Building Blocks: New Synthetic Strategies
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
03/05/13Organic-Materials
Prof. Ognjen S. Miljanic, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Regulated Equilibria and Compartmentalization in Synthetic Chemistry: Unusual Routes to New Molecules and Materials
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
03/04/13Physical-Theoretical
Professor Victor Salvador Batista, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Yale University
Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/26/13Organic-Materials
Professor Liviu Mirica, Department of Chemistry Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Oxidation Reactivity of Pd (III) and Pd (IV) Complexes Supported by Flexible Multidentate Ligands
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/20/13Special Seminar
Professor Ray Stevens, Departments of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla
Structure, Function, Evolution and Drug Discovery of the Human GPCR Superfamily
12:00 noon, RRI, Room 101
02/19/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Tyrel M. McQueen, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Institute for Quantum Matter Johns Hopkins University
Bringing Selective Control of Chemical Reactivity to the Solid State
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/14/13Special Seminar
Professor Wybren Jen Buma, University of Amsterdam, Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
Taming Molecular Complexity
4:00 pm, SGM 414
02/12/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor James M. Mayer, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: from Hydrogen Atom Transfer and Marcus Theory to Electrocatalysis to Nanoparticles
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/05/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Daniel Gamelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Dopants, Carriers, and Excited States in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/31/13Organic-Materials
Professor Ralf Haiges, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Chemistry with a Click - Green Energetic Materials and High-Oxygen Carriers
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/24/13Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Mikhail Lemeshko, Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (ITAMP), Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University
Controlling Collective Molecular States with Conservative and Nonconservative Forces
12:30 p.m.. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/22/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Tom Baker, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Carry That Weight: Enabling Catalysis Studies of Amine-Borane Dehydrogenation Towards Renewable Transportation Fuels
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/17/13Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Kateri DuBay, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
The Twists and Turns of Conjugated Polymer Morphology
12:30 p.m.. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/16/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Smaranda Marinescu, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Catalytic Processes for Organometallic Reactions and Solar Energy Conversion
12:00 p.m., GFS 116
01/15/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Kate Carroll, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Florida
Painting the Cysteine Chapel: New Tools to Probe Oxidation Biology
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/14/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. W. Hill Harman, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Cooperative Bond Activation and Catalysis with Nickel–Borane Complexes
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/10/13Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Adam Willard, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin
Exciton Migration and Dissociation in Model Organic Photovoltaics
2:00 p.m.. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/09/13Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Shane Ardo, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Demonstration of Artificial Photosynthesis with Peeled Silicon Microwire Arrays
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/07/13Organic-Materials
Dr. Stelios Arseniyadis, CNRS Laboratoire de Chemie Organique, ESPCI Paris Tech
Exploring Chemical Reactivities to Maximize Structural Diversity: Application to Natural Product Synthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/26/12Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Kenneth Lopata, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Shedding Light on Ultrafast Dynamics and Excited States with Real-Time Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/19/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Paul Weiss, Department sof Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Designing, Measuring, and Controlling Molecular and Supramolecular Devices
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/12/12Organic-Materials
Dr. Jeff Bottaro, Orbitec Co. Madison, Wisconsin
Ongoing Innovations in Energetic Materials Chemistry
11:00 am, Olah Library
11/06/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Richard Brutchey, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
tert-Butyl Chalcogenides as Useful Precursors for Semiconductor Nanocrystal Synthesis and their Surface Modification
12:30 p.m., GFS 116
11/05/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor John F. Stanton, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin
My Long-lasting Struggle with NO3 and its Spectroscopy
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/31/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Christophe Coperet, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich
Controlled functionalization of surfaces: understanding of oxide surfaces and design of supported catalysts
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
10/30/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Joshua Figueroa, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Unsaturated Metal Isocyanides
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/23/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jonas C. Peters, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology
Fe Model Complexes of the Interstitial Atom of the Cofactor: A Molecular Spring for N2 Uptake and Reduction
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/22/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Arthur Suits, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Roaming Radical Reactions and New Strategies for Universal Detection in Dynamics Experiments
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/17/12Organic-Materials
Professor Travis Williams, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
A Dual Site Catalyst for Hydride Manipulation
12:00 pm, Olah Library
10/16/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Elizabeth Boon, Stony Brook
Nitric Oxide Signaling in Bacteria: Discovery of a New Mechanism for Regulating Bacterial Biofilms
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/15/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Andrey Vilesov, Chemistry Department, University of Southern California
Clusters and spinning superfluid droplets
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/10/12Organic-Materials
Professor Mitsuru Kitamura, Department of Applied Chemistry Kyushu Institute of Technology Fukuoka, Japan
Safe and Efficient Diazo-Transfer Reagents-Guanidinodiazonium Salts
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
10/09/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Tom Hamann, Michigan State
Molecular and Material Approaches to Advance Solar Energy Conversion
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/05/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ralph Jimenez, University of Colorado, Boulder
Flow spectroscopy on cells: microfluidics-based selections targeting the excited-state dynamics of fluorescent proteins.
joint seminar with Molecular Biology
12:00 noon, RRI 101
10/02/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Rick Russell, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin
Getting Unstuck: RNA Misfolding and ATP-Dependent Chaperones
12:30 p.m.. Seaver Science Auditorium
09/26/12Organic-Materials
Professor Matthew J. Allen, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Lanthanide Chemistry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Catalysis
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
09/24/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario
Molecular Rotations in Superfluid Clusters
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/24/12Special Seminar
Professor Emily Weiss, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
A Molecule to Detect and Perturb the Confinement of Charge Carriers in Colloidal Quantum Dots
3:00 p.m., RRI 101
09/17/12Organic-Materials
Professor Santau Bhattacharya, Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Supramolecular Gelation in the Development of Nanocomposites
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/12/12Organic-Materials
Professor John A. Soderquist, Department of Chemistry University of Puerto Rico
New Asymmetric Organoborane Conversions via the Amazing 9-Borabicyclo[3.3.2]decanes
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
09/10/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Greg Beran, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Riverside
Predicting Molecular Crystal Properties with Quantum Chemistry
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/05/12Organic-Materials
Prof. Theodor Agapie, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Heterometallic Models of the Oxygen Evolving Complex of Photosystem II
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
09/04/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Prof. Amy Prieto, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Inexpensive, Efficient Approaches for Energy Production and Storage: Photovoltaic Devices and Li-Ion Batteries
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
08/29/12Organic-Materials
Prof. Timothy Clark, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of San Diego
Iridium-Catalyzed, Ortho-Selective C-H Borylation Reactions of Benzylic Amines
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
08/28/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Richard Kaner, Department of Chemistry, UCLA
Exploring the Synthesis and Applications of Graphene
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
05/30/12Organic-Materials
Professor Robert Batey, University of Toronto
Reaction Development and Discovery: Synthesis of Alkaloids and Heterocyclic Natural Product Targets
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
05/23/12Organic-Materials
Jamie Jarusiewicz, University of Southern California, Department of Chemistry
Synthesis of Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitors and Development of New Catalytic Methods
2:00 P.M. Olah Library
05/11/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ralph Jimine, JILA and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado and NIST
Flow spectroscopy on cells: microfluidics-based selections targeting the excited-state dynamics of fluorescent proteins
12:00 Noon, RRI 101
04/30/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Thomas Beck, University of Cincinnati
Specific ion effects in ion hydration and interactions with the water surface
12:00 Noon, SSA
04/25/12Organic-Materials
Prof. Richard J. Hooley, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Synthetic Receptors as Protein Mimics
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
04/24/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania
Dynamical Outcomes of Quenching: Reflections on a Conical Intersection
12:00 Noon, SSA
04/16/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Stephan Link, Rice University
Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/11/12Organic-Materials
Prof. Jay S. Siegel, Chair Organisch-chemisches Institut Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
Corannulene en Masse
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
04/09/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Stefan Vajda, Argonne National Lab
(Sub)nanometer Clusters and Cluster-Assembled Materials: Composition and Catalytic Properties
12:00 Noon, SSA
03/30/12Organic-Materials
Prof. Dr. Antonio Togni, Department of Chemistry & Applied Biosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Recent Progress in Electrophilic Trifluromethylation
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
03/23/12Organic-Materials
Prof. dr. ir. Norbert De Kimpe, Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Synthesis of Carbocyclic and Heterocylic β-Amino Acids Derivatives
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
03/19/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Michael Tauber, UCSD
Exciton fission in organic molecular aggregates: spectroscopy and relevance for solar energy conversion
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/05/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Linda Columbus, University of Virginia
Membrane protein structural biology: from micelles to bacterial invasion
12:00 Noon, SSA
02/28/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Rory Waterman, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Zirconium Mediated Bond Formation: Materials, Molecules, and Methods.
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/27/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Christine Payne, Georgia Institute of Technology
Imaging Chemical Reactions Inside Living Cells
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/21/12Organic-Materials
Prof. Zhaomin Hou, Chief Scientist Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory, Riken, Saitama, Japan
Efficient Carboxylation with Carbon Dioxide Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Copper Complexes
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
02/21/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Isaac Carrico, Department of Chemistry, University of Stony Brook. Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400
Selective chemical modification of viral surfaces
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/21/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Ada Yonath, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
What was First... the Genetic Codes or its Products?
1:30 p.m., Gerontology Auditorium
02/13/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Andy Marcus, University of Oregon
Conformation of exciton coupled molecular dimers - in membranes and DNA - by phase-modulation 2D fluorescence spectroscopy
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/07/12Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor R. David Britt, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Davis
Multifrequency EPR Studies of Enzymes and Bio-inspired Catalysts
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/06/12Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Yung-Ya Lin, UCLA
Seeing Seeds of Cancers by Active Feedback Magnetic Resonance
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/03/12Physical-Theoretical
Professor Klaus Müller-Dethlefs, School of Chemistry The University of Manchester, UK
A Novel Ultra-cold Quantum Plasma: from Wigner Crystallization to a Molecular Bose-Einstein Condensate?
3:00 p.m. GFS 118
02/01/12Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Hoi Sung Chung, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIH/NIDDK
Single Molecule Studies of Protein Folding
12:00 p.m., GFS 106
01/30/12Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Xiaohui Qu, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Watching Single Ribosome Translation in Real Time: A Quantitative Study of Ribosome Helicase Activity
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/19/12Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Terefe Habteyes, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Plasmonics and High Resolution Near-Field Optical Microscopy
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/17/12Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Jahan Dawlaty, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Dynamics of Photosynthetic Antennae: New Coherent Spectroscopy Approaches
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/16/12Organic-Materials
Prof. Li-Xin Dai, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghi Institute of Organic Chemistry
Several Research Highlights of SIOC
2:00 PM, Olah Library
01/09/12Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Etienne Garand, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Probing non-covalent Interactions through Vibrational Spectroscopy of Cold Complexes
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
12/07/11Organic-Materials
Prof. Kit Cummins, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts institute of Technology
Reversible Reduction of Oxygen to Peroxide Facilitated by an Anion Receptor
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
12/07/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Brent Melot, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne Laboratoire de Reactivite et Chimie des Solides, UMR-CNRS
Rational Design and Characterization of Materials for Energy Storage
2:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
12/07/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Lee Woodcock, University of South Florida
Multiscale modeling as an avenue to explore enzyme structure and function
12:00 Noon, SSC 319
12/05/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Theresa McCormick, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Turning Lights into Chemical Bonds: Hydrogen Generations Systems and Extended Valence Adducts of Tellurophenes
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
12/01/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Benjamin Yuhas, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Biomimetic Chalcogels: Porous Chalcogenide Frameworks as Solar Fuel Catalysts
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/30/11Organic-Materials
Prof. Douglas Stephan, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Small Molecule Activation and Catalysis
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
11/29/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Brandi Cossairt, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
The Chemistry of Inorganic Clusters
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/29/11Special Seminar
Dr. Bella Grigorenko, Chemistry Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Green Fluorescent Protein: Solving Puzzles
5:00 p.m., SSC 319
11/15/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Neal Armstrong, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Arizona
The Interface Science of Organic (and Semiconductor Nanocrystal) Energy Conversion Platforms
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
11/14/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Christoph Boehme, University of Utah
Electrically and optically detected coherent spin spectroscopy in organic thin film semiconductor materials
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/14/11Organic-Materials
Professor N. Nagaraju, St. Josephs College, Bangalore, India
Heterogeneous Catalysis for Organic Fine Chemical Synthesis and Carbon Nanotube Production
3:00 PM Olah Library
11/09/11Organic-Materials
Prof. Robert Bergman, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Selective Stoichiometric Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
11/07/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Kelly Gaffney, Stanford University - SLAC
Resolving the Mechanism of H-bond Switching and Ligand Exchange in Aqueous Ionic Solution
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/01/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor James McCusker, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
Identifying Reaction Coordinates for Ultrafast Excited-state Dynamics: Fundamental Issues to Applications in Solar Energy Conversion.
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/31/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Shaul Mukamel, UC Irvine
Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Biological Complexes and Proteins: From NMR to X Rays
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/25/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Peter Wolczanski, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Modern Coordination Chemistry: Sucking N2 from the Air and Making C-C Bonds
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/24/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Ksenija Glusac, Bowling Green State University
Natural and Artificial Calatysis by Flavins
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/19/11Organic-Materials
Prof. Assaf Friendler, Head of the School of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Targeting the HIV-1 Integrase: From Inhibition to Activation
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
10/18/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Philip Power, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis
Heavier Main Group Compounds as Transition Metals
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/11/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Wayne Gladfelter, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Excited State Charge Transfer from Dyes to ZnO Nanocrystals
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/10/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. David McCamant, University of Rochester
Photoinduced Ultrafast Charge and Energy Transfer in Model and Practical Molecular Systems
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/26/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Remo Rohs, USC MCB
DNA shape is a source for protein-DNA binding specificity
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/19/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Jay Nadeau, McGill University
Where does your electron go? Imaging, sensing and therapy using electron transfer
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/12/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Gary Douberly, University of Georgia
Spectroscopy of Transient Species in Superfluid Helium Droplets
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/07/11Organic-Materials
Dr. Eric Wachsman, Director, University of Maryland Energy Research Center, University of Maryland
Protonic Membrane Reactors; Converting Hydrocarbon Resources and CO2 to Fuels
3:00 PM, Olah Library
08/26/11Organic-Materials
Professor Jinbo Hu, Key Laboratory of Organofluorine Chemistry Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai City, China
New Progress in Organofluorine Chemistry Research: From Serendipitous Discoveries to Design of Synthetic Methods
12:00 P.M Olah Library
08/22/11Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Fabien Pinaud, USC MCB
Nanometer accuracy targeting and tracking of biomolecules in living cells and organisms with synthetic peptide-based fluorescent nanomaterials and probes.
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
08/03/11Organic-Materials
Professor Brindaban Ranu, Department of Organic Chemistry Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Jadavpur, Kolkata India
Sustainable Metal Catalyst for Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
07/29/11Organic-Materials
Professor Takehiko Yamato, Saga University Japan
Selective Synthesis and Photo Physical Properties of Pyrene Cored New Class of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
11:00 A.M Olah Library
07/20/11Organic-Materials
Prof. Valerij A. Nikolaev, Department of Chemistry Saint-Petersburg State University Russia
Fluorinated Diazodiketones – Unexplored Area in the Chemistry of Aliphatic Diazo Compounds
12:00 P.M. Olah Library
05/24/11Organic-Materials
Professor William B. Tolman, Chair, Department of Chemistry University of Minnesota
Targeting Monocopper Oxygen Complexes as Copper Protein Active Site Models
12:00 P.M Olah Library
05/23/11Organic-Materials
Professor Scott A. Snyder, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Lessons in Chemoselectivity: Total Syntheses of Polyphenolic Natural Products
12:00 P.M Olah Library
05/12/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Elon Ison, Department of Chemistry North Carolina State University
Green Catalysis: Homogeneous Catalysis by Transition Metal Complexes
12:00 P.M Olah Library
05/04/11Organic-Materials
Professor Christopher J. Chang, Associate Professor Of Chemistry University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Imaging Approaches to Understanding Chemistry in the Brain
12:00 P.M Olah Library
04/20/11Organic-Materials
Professor Jacek Stawinski, Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory Stockholm University
Some Aspects of the C-P Bond Formation - Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies
12:00 P.M Olah Library
04/18/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Caroline Chick Jarrold, Indiana University
"Molecular structures and chemical properties of transition metal suboxide cluster anions"
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/13/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Steven Boxer, Stanford University
"Imaging and Reaction Dynamics in Model Membranes: Soft Nanoscience"
12:00 Noon, SGM 101
04/13/11Organic-Materials
Professor Michael Marsella, Department of Chemistry University of California, Riverside
Cannabinoid Analogues for CNS Disorders: Design and Synthesis
12:00 P.M Olah Library
04/12/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor John Berry, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Coordination Complexes with Multiple Inorganic Functional Groups
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/05/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Frederic Fontaine, Department of Chemistry, Laval University
The Coordination Chemistry of Borabenzene Revisited
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/04/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Ed Rosenberg, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Montana, Missoula
Photophysical properties of Ru Complexes in lipid vesicles and on silica composite surfaces
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/30/11Organic-Materials
Peter Wipf, Professor of Chemistry University of Pittsburgh
Total Synthesis of Stemona and Ergot Alkaloids
12:00 P.M Olah Library
03/24/11Organic-Materials
John Hartwig, Kenneth L. Rinehart Jr. Professor Of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Selective Catalytic Functionalization of Aryl and Akyl C-H Bonds
12:00 P.M Olah Library
03/08/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Wei You, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Molecular Engineering of Conjugated Polymers to Reach Higher Efficiency "Plastic" Solar Cells
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/07/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Greg Engel, University of Chicago
"Imaging Excited State Dynamics: Uncovering Design Principles behind Quantum Biology"
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/28/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ed Valeev, Virginia Tech
"Beyond Orbitals and Determinants: Towards Predictive Quantum Chemistry"
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/23/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Aaron Massari, University of Minnesota
"Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Organic Electronic Materials"
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/22/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Bogdan Oleynuk, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California
Regulation of Transcription and Receptor Function with Rationally Designed Protein Ligands
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/16/11Organic-Materials
Professor Catharine Larsen, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Base- and Ligand-Free Copper Catalysis for Direct Access to Propargylamines
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/14/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Anastasia Alexandrova, UCLA
"Design of artificial enzymes: an ambitious prospect for outdoing Nature in catalysis"
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/09/11Organic-Materials
Theodore Goodson III, University of Michigan
Enhanced and Useful Optical Properties of Multi-Chromophore Materials
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/08/11Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Richard Laine, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
[RSiO1.5]8/10/12 3-D Nanobuilding Blocks (NBs) for Structural, Photonic and Electronic Applications
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/07/11Organic-Materials
Professor Nicolai Lehnert, Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Assistant Professor of Biophysics, University of Michigan
The Many Faces of the Coordination Chemistry of Nitric Oxide and its Biological Significance
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/31/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Alex Smirnov, North Carolina State University
"Substrate-supported Nanotubular Lipid Bilayers for Studies of Membrane
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/24/11Physical-Theoretical
Professor Lou Allamandola, NASA Ames
Chemical Evolution in Deep Space: From Astrochemistry to 'Astrobiology'
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/21/11Organic-Materials
Professor Sukwon Hong, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
Exploring New Ligand Designs for Asymmetric Catalysis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/04/11Organic-Materials
Professor Theodore Betley, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Iron Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization
12:00 P.M Olah Library
12/13/10Organic-Materials
Dr. Kuiling Ding, Professor of Organic Chemistry and Director Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Endeavors Towards Bridging the Gap between Homo and Heterogeneous symmetric Catalysis with Organometallics
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/06/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Steven Corcelli, University of Notre Dame
Dynamics of DNA Hydration and Damage: A Computational Study of Coumarin 102/DNA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/29/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Jennifer Chen, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Molding the Flow of Light: From Optically Amplified Photocatalysts to Plasmon-Based Biosensors
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/22/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Elsa Yan, Yale Univerity
Characterization of Protein Structures at Interfaces by Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/17/10Organic-Materials
Professor Howard Taylor, Chemistry Department University of Southern California
Increasing the Sensitivity for Lorentzian NMR Spectra
12:00 P.M Olah Library
11/16/10Organic-Materials
Professor Matthew Shores, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Putting a New Spin on Coordination Chemistry
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
11/10/10Organic-Materials
Professor Jean Sommers, Institut de Chimie Universite Strasbourg France
Zeolites as Nanoreactors: Alkane Activation at Room Temperature, ex-situ vs. in-situ NMR Approaches
12:00 p.m. Olah Librar
11/09/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Howard Hang, Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Rockefeller University
Chemical Reporters for Dissecting Host-Pathogen Interactions
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
11/08/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Delmar Larsen, Univeristy of California, Davis
Teaching Biomolecules to Dance with Multipulse Manipulations
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/02/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Moritz Riede, IAPP-TU Dresden
Small Molecule based Organic Solar Cells: from Single to Tandem Heterojunction Devices
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/26/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Dustin Maly, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Chemical Tools for Analyzing Protein Kinase Function
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/25/10Physical-Theoretical
Dr. David Osborn, Sandia National Labs, Livermore
How aliphatic molecules become aromatic: the isomer-specific reactions of resonance stabilized free radicals
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/19/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Nathan Neale, Chemical Sciences and Nanosciences Division, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Quantum-Confirmed Nanocrystals for Solar Energy Conversion
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/13/10Organic-Materials
Hakima Abou-Rachid, Defense Research and Development Canada Defense Valcartier Quebec, Canada
Novel Energetic Materials: Modeling and Experiments
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
10/12/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Tom Mallouk, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
A Nanoscience Approach to Photocatalysis and Solar Cells
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/04/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Mathias Weber, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Solution chemistry of ions outside the beaker - Gas phase spectroscopy of anionic molecules and clusters
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/27/10Physical-Theoretical
Song-i Han, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB
Probing Protein Folding and Aggregation through the Site-Specific Modulation of Hydration Dynamics
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/21/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Tom Meyer, Department of Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill
Solar Fuels From Sunlight
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
09/15/10Organic-Materials
Professor Travis Williams, University of Southern California Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute
New Strategies in C--H Oxidation
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
09/14/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Bill Buhro, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Optical Properties of Semiconductor Quantum Wires and Quantum Belts
12:30 p.m., SSC Auditorium
09/13/10Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Andre Fielicke, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin
Vibrational Spectroscopy of Clusters with a Free Electron Laser: Studying Surface Chemistry en Miniature
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
08/31/10Organic-Materials
Dr. Glenn H. Fredrickson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Field-Based Simulations for the Design of Polymer Nanostructures
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
08/30/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor David Jewitt, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
Amorphous Ice in the Solar System
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
08/09/10Organic-Materials
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoelderich, Department of Chemical Technology and Heterogeneous Catalysis, University of Technology, RWTH Aachen, Germany
The Use of Renewable Feedstocks as a Contribution for Environmental Protection
11:00 a.m Olah Library
05/25/10Organic-Materials
Professor Kai Carsten Hultzsch, Department Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
Main Group and Early Transition Metal Catalysts for the Asymmetric Hydroamination of Alkenes
12:00 p.m. Olah Library
04/27/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Bradley Holliday, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Functional Conducting Metallopolymer Materials
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/26/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Benjamin McCall, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Astrochemistry: From H3+ to C60
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/20/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Clay C. C. Wang, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USC
Genomic Mining of Fungal Natural Products
12:30 p.m., SSC Auditorium
04/19/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
The Role of Quantum Coherence in Photosynthetic Complexes
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/13/10
Joint Physics/Molecular and Computational Biology/Chemistry seminar
Professor Douglas Smith
, Department of Physics, UCSD
Mechanisms of Viral DNA Packaging Motors Studied by Single DNA Molecule Manipulation with Optical Tweezers
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/12/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Eric Potma, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Nonlinear Coherent Microscopy of Tissues, Nanostructures and Single Molecules
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/12/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Alexander Star, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Exploring the Chemical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
12:00 Noon, SGM 414
04/05/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Francesco Paesani, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Computational Spectroscopy: Linking Dynamical and Structural Properties in the Condensed Phase
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/30/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Ralf Haiges, Dept of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Clean and environmentally benign, next-generation Green Energetic Materials (GEM)
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/29/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Thomas Miller, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Quantum Dynamics from Classical Trajectories: Direct Simulation of Electron Diffusion, Injection, and Transfer
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/23/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Nicholas Hud, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
Nucleic Acid Intercalation: From Understanding Drug Binding to Driving Self-Assembly.
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/17/10Organic-Materials
Prof. Trevor Hayton, University of California, Santa Barbara
Oxo Ligand Functionalization in the Uranyl Ion
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/12/10Organic-Materials
Professor Jo Dweck, School of Chemistry Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Natural and Synthetic Clays - Qualitative and Quantitative Thermal Analysis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/10/10Organic-Materials
Prof. Elizabeth Jarvo, University of California, Irvine
Design and Development of Umpolung Mechanisms for Catalytic Reaction
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/09/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Yadong Yin, Department of Chemistry, UC Riverside
Magnetically Tunable Photonic Nanostructures: Making Colors with Magnets
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/08/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Wesley Allen, Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Georgia
Tunneling Control of a Chemical Reaction, Breakthroughs in Multireference Coupled Cluster Theory, and a Homodesmotic Hierarchy
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/02/10Organic-Materials
Dr. John Gordon, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Some Approaches Towards Hydrogen Storage and Biomass Utilization at Los Alamos
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/26/10Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Yuval Ebenstein, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Optical Tools for Structure and Function: From Single Molecular to Whole Organism
12:00 p.m., GFS 106
02/23/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Catherine Murphy, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Three Short Stories About Gold Nanorod
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/22/10Physical-Theoretical
Garth Simpson, Purdue University
Chirality and Nonlinear Optics
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/17/10Organic-Materials
Professor Chulsung Bae, Department of Chemistry University of Nevada, Las Vegas
New Method for Functional Polymers: Application of C-H Activation to Materials Science
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/15/10Physical-Theoretical
Philip Bevilacqua, Pennsylvania State University
Proton Transfer in Catalytic RNA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/08/10Physical-Theoretical
Marsha Lester, U of Pennsylvania
Dynamical Outcomes of Quenching: Reflections on a Conical Intersection
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/05/10Organic-Materials
Professor Valerie C. Pierre, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Imaging Cellular Processes: Lanthanides to the Rescue
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/02/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Aaron Sadow, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Oxazolinylborate Complexes for Bond Activation, Surface Chemistry, and Catalysis
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/02/10Physical-Theoretical
Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
to be announced
5:00 p.m., SSC 319
01/28/10Organic-Materials
Professor Xile Hu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Molecular Catalysts Based on Earth-Abundant Elements: From Cross Coupling to Hydrogenase Mimic
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/25/10Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Susumu Takahashi, Department of Physics, Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, University of Calfiornia, Santa Barbara
Spin Decoherence at High Magnetic Fields
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/21/10Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Amber Krummel, Department of Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Shedding New Light on Porous Media: Visualizing Flow in Three-Dimension
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/13/10Organic-Materials
Professor Paul L. Diaconescu, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Reactions of Heterocycles with Electrophilic Ferrocene Diamide Complexes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/12/10Inorganic-Biochemistry
Cassandra Fraser, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Light Emitting Boron Biomaterials
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/11/10Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Joseph Loparo, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
Visualizing DNA Replication: Single-Molecule Observations of Replisome Structure and Function
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
12/14/09Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Mikhail Slipchenko, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
A Coherence Raman Microscopy and Its Application to biological and Pharmaceutical Imaging
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/30/09Physical-Theoretical
Aurora Clark, Washington State
Classical Force Fields for F-Elements: New Tools for Studying Condensed Phase Actinide and Lanthanide Chemistry
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/24/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Prof. Steven Kent, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Through the Looking Glass - A New World of Proteins Enabled by Chemistry
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
11/23/09Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Vassiliy Lubchenko, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
Intrinsic Connection Between the Structure and Electronic Anomalies of Vitreous Matter
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/18/09Organic-Materials
Prof. Grahma Sanford, Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Perfluoro-Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry: New Pd Catalyzed C-F Activation and Scaffolds for Drug Discovery
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/11/09Organic-Materials
Prof. Neil Garg, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Studies in Complex Molecule Synthesis: Indoles, Indolines, and Indolynes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/10/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Daniel Nocera, Department of Chemistry, MIT
Personalized Energy for 1 (x 6 Billion)
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
11/09/09Physical-Theoretical
Igor Rubtsov, Department of Chemistry, Tulane University
Measuring distances and bond connectivity with relaxation-assisted 2D IR
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/04/09Organic-Materials
Professor Sung Soo Kim, Inha University, Korea
The Methodology for Chemical Synthesis via Catalytic Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/03/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Guillermo Bazan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara
Insight into the synthesis, design and processing of narrow band gap organic semiconducting polymers for solar cell fabrication
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/27/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Clifford Kubiak, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego
Fixing CO2
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/26/09Physical-Theoretical
John Asbury, Pennsylvania State
Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: what we can learn by watching electrons move in real time
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/22/09Organic-Materials
Prof. Chris Vanderwal, University of California, Irvine
Synthesis and Study of the Chlorosulfolipids and Complex Molecule Synthesis Inspired by the Zincke Ring-Openings of Pyridines
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/20/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Candice Klug, Department of Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Functional dynamics of the nucleotide binding domain in the bacterial lipid flippase MsbA
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/14/09Organic-Materials
Prof. Jean Sommer, Université Louis Pasteur
Zeolites as Nanoreactors: Alkane Activation at Room Temperature & Coupling Reactions with Labeled Compounds
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/13/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Peter Djurovich, Department of Chemistry, USC
Molecular Design of Triplet Emitters for Organic Electronic Applications.
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/12/09Physical-Theoretical
Piotr Pieniazek, University of Wisconsin
Vibrational spectroscopy and dynamics of water confined inside reverse micelles
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/06/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Angelica Stacy, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
Nanowire Arrays for Energy Applications
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/05/09Physical-Theoretical
Troy van Voorhis, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Exploring Electron Transfer: from Photochemistry to Energy Conversion
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/30/09Organic-Materials
Christopher Hyland, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fullerton
Allenes and Cyclopropenes: Powerful Building Blocks in Organic Synthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/28/09Physical-Theoretical
Gail Fanucci, University of Florida
Site-directed spin labeling applications in protein flexibility
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/23/09Organic-Materials
Thomas R.R. Pettus, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
A Kissable Strategy, Total Synthesis of TK-57-164A, Isariotin F, and their Putative Progenitor Isariotin E. from Aromatic Starting Materials
12:30 p.m., Olah Library
09/22/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Susan Kauzlarich, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis
Synthesis and Characterization of Zintl Phases for Thermoelectric Applications
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
09/15/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Terry Takahashi, USC
What is the Maximal Affinity of Peptide Ligands?
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
09/08/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Julio A. Camarero, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USC
New Chemical Tools for the High Throughput Analysis of Biomolecular Interactions
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
07/22/09Organic-Materials
Professor Alessandro Bagno, Department of Chemistry, University of Padova, Italy
Computing NMR Spectra by CFT Methods: Application to Molecular Structure Determination
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
06/24/09Organic-Materials
Professor Eric Tillman, Department of Chemistry, Bucknell University
Synthesis of End-Labeled Polymers Using Controller Radical Polymerization
12:00 noon, Olah Library
06/16/09Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Oleg Kostko, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
A VUV Photoionization Study of Astrochemically Relevant Molecules
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Center, Room 319
04/28/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Joseph Hupp, Department of Chemsitry, Northwestern University
Functional Metal-Organic Framework Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/27/09Physical-Theoretical
Professor Garth J. Simpson, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Biopolymer Assemblies
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/20/09Physical-Theoretical
Elena Stolyarova (Polyakova), Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Graphene: The View on the Atomic Scale
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/13/09Physical-Theoretical
Professor Yuan-Pern Lee, Department of Applied Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Studying Reaction Intermediates using Time-resolved Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy and p-H2 Matrix Isolation Technique
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/07/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Greg Hillhouse, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Reaction of 2- and 3-Coordinate Nickel: Chemistry Outside the Square-Plane
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/31/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor T. Don Tilley, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
New Bond Activations at Transition Metal Centers: Fundamental Studies and Applications to Catalysis
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/30/09Physical-Theoretical
Professor So Hirata, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
Predictive Chemical Computing for Molecules and Macromolecules
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/17/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Toby Allen, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Membrane Ion Channel Function Explored with Atomistic Simulation: Understanding the Proteins that Make Us Tick
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/11/09Organic-Materials
Professor Michael Heagy, Department of Chemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
N-Aryl-naphthalimides - Is There Anything They Can't Do?
12:00 noon, Olah Library
03/09/09Physical-Theoretical
Professor Jussi Eloranta, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University at Northridge
Spectroscopists Journey: From Helium to Hydrogen Peroxide
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/04/09Organic-Materials
Professor Karsten Meyer, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Carbon Dioxide Coordination, Activation, and Functionalization at Reactive Uranium Complexes
12:00 noon, Olah Library
03/03/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Philip Stephens, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
The Application of Vibrational Circulat Dichroism (VCD) Spectroscopy: To the Determination of the Stereochemistries of Chiral Molecules
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/02/09Physical-Theoretical
Professor Garnet Chan, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
The Quantum Chemistry of Strongly Correlated Electrons
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/24/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Feimeng Zhou, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles
Voltammetric and Surfaces Studies of Amyloidogenic Proteins and their Metal Complexes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/18/09Organic-Materials
Dr. S. R. Narayan, Electrochemical Technologies Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratories-NASA
Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy through Advances in Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
12:00 noon, Olah Library
02/17/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor John Chaput, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University
From Primordial Pools to Modern Genomes: Using mRNA Display to Identify Novel Proteins, Protein Folds, and Catalysts
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/12/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Rigo Pantoja, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology
Single-molecular Microscopy Reveals the Subcellular Basis of Nicotine Addiction
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/10/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Harold Kim, Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
How the Packaging of DNA Influences Gene Expression
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/09/09Physical-Theoretical
Professor Richard Mabbs, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Photoelectron Angular Distributions - The Effect of Photodetachment in Atoms, Molecules and Cluster Anions
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/05/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Luke Wiseman, School of Medicine, New York University
The Role of Protein Folding Energetics in ER-Associated Protein Misfolding Disease
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/03/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Paul Richardson, Abbott Laboratories
Tools for Protease Drug Discovery: Rapid Determination of the Primary Substrate Specificity of Proteases and Longer Wavelength FRET substrates for HTS Applications
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
02/02/09Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Barry Dunietz, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Exploring Conductance Switching Properties of Molecular Scale Devices -- A Computational Approach
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/29/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Eileen Kennedy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Chemical Stabilization of Beta-Hairpin Turns and Semi-Synthetic Proteins
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/27/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Song Jin, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
How to Make Nanowire Christmas Trees: Screw Dislocation Driven Nanowire Growth
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
01/26/09Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Gengfeng Zheng, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Developing New Functional Nanomaterials and Methods for Biosensing and Biophysical Studies
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/22/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Matthew R. Pratt, Laboratory of Synthetic Protein Chemistry, The Rockefeller University
Small Molecule Control of Proteins and Biological Pathways
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/20/09Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Ming Hammond,, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
Adventures in Molecular Recognition
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/15/09Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Zachary Schultz, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health
Characterizing Nanoscale Heterogeneity in Biomolecular Systems
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/06/09Physical-Theoretical
Professor Jordan R. Schmidt, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
TBA
5:00 pm, SSC 319 (Note unusual time and location)
12/10/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor Marcia Levitus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: Applications to the Study of Nucleic Acid Conformational Dynamics
2:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
12/08/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor David Budil, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University
Spin Labeling Studies of the Estrogen Receptor's Dynamic Response to Ligand and Coactivator Binding
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
12/04/08Organic-Materials
Professor Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Department of Organometallic Chemistry and Photochemistry, University of Leipzig, Germany
Phosphanylcyclopentadienyl Complexes as Functionalized Building Blocks in Catalysis and Materials Science
2:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/03/08Organic-Materials
Professor Valery V. Fokin, The Scripps Research Institute
New Catalytic Processes for Making and Breaking Carbon-Nitrogen Bonds
12:00 noon, Olah Library
12/02/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Yunfeng Lu, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, University of California at Los Angeles
Nanostructured Materials through Hierarchical Assembly
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/25/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Stanislaus Wong, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Stony Brook
Chemical Strategies in Nanoscience
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
11/19/08Organic-Materials
Professor Jennifer Love, The University of British Columbia
Developing Catalytic Reactions One Step at a Time
12:00 noon, Olah Library
11/18/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Lawrence C. Sowers, Associate Dean of Medicine, Loma Linda University
Mechanism of Damaged Base Identification by Human DNA Glycosylases
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
11/17/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor Grace Lu, Department of Physics, University of Southern California
Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Nanowires
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/10/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor Andrea Armani, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California
Detection of Attomolar Concentrations of Timothy Grass Allergens
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/04/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Chongwu Zhou, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry, University of Southern California
TBA
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium.
10/29/08Organic-Materials
Professor Bruce Lipshutz, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Green Chemistry Using 'Designer' Surfactants. Just Add Water
12:00 noon, Olah Library
10/27/08Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Stanley Williams, Hewlett-Packard
Finding the Missing Memristor
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/22/08Organic-Materials
Professor Munichandraiah Nookala, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
"Electrochemical Studies Involving Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Conducting Polymer"
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
10/21/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Ram Seshadri, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara
Structure-morphology-property Relations in Functional Oxides
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
10/20/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor Peter Qin, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Site-Directed Spin Labeling Studies of Nucleic Acids
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/08/08Organic-Materials
Dr. Noel D'Angelo, Amgen
Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Potent c-Met Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents
12:00 noon, Olah Library
10/06/08Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Habil Stefan Vajda, Argonne National Laboratory
Nanocatalysis on Size-Selected Clusters: Towards the Understanding of the Size/Shape & Function Relationship in Catalysis
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/01/08Organic-Materials
Dr. Jonathan Rothbard, Stanford University Medical School
Getting Biopolymers In and Out of Cells: The Role of the Membrane Potential
12:00 noon, Olah Library
09/22/08Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Murthy Gudipati, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Photochemistry in Low-Temperature Water-Ices
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/08/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor Roi Baer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Pragmatic and Dogmatic Spirits in Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory of Electrons in Molecule Systems
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
08/25/08Organic-Materials
Professor Feng-Ling Qing, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Design and Synthesis of gem-Difluoromethylene Sugar Nucleosides
11:00 a.m., Olah Library
08/25/08Organic-Materials
Professor Jinbo Hu, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Recent Studies on Selective Fluoroalkylation Chemistry
12:00 noon, Olah Library
06/13/08Organic-Materials
Professor Jerome Lacour, Department of Organic Chemistry University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ionic Interplay in Asymmetric Synthesis and Catalysis -From Superstable Carbenium Ions to Enantioselective Carroll Rearrangements
11:00 am, Olah Library
06/12/08Organic-Materials
Professor Alex Alexakis, Department of Organic Chemistry University of Geneva, Switzerland
Synthetically Useful Asymmetric Reactions: The Cu-catalyzed Conjugate Addition and Allylic Substitution
3:00 pm, Olah Library
05/30/08Organic-Materials
Professor Wei Wang, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico
Organocatalytic Enantioselective Cascade Reactions
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
04/29/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Raymond Schaak, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Chemical Design Strategies for the Synthesis of Complex Inorganic Nanocrystals
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/28/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ruth Signorell, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
The Influence of Intrinsic Particle Properties on Vibrational Spectra of Aerosols
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/22/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Robert Hamers, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Surface chemistry of nanoscale materials: Steps toward ultrastable functional interfaces for energy storage and conversion
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/21/08Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Brent Krueger, Department of Chemistry, Hope College
Combining Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Computation to Examine Structural Dynamics in Biological Systems
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/15/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Michael Sailor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD
Nanomachined Porous Si Used in Sensing, Medicine, and Microfluidics
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
04/01/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Makoto Kuwabara, Department of Electrical and Materials Science Kyushu University
PTCR and Other Applications of Nano-size BaTiO3 - Mechanism and Optimization
12:30 p.m. SGM 414
03/31/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Floyd Davis, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
A Comparison of Reactant Vibrational vs Translational Energy in Promoting Insertion Chemistry
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/25/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Ioan Andricioaei, Department of Chemistry UC, Irvine
On the Force Dependence of the Conformational Kinetics of Nucleic Acids
12:30 p.m. Seaver Science Auditorium
03/24/08Physical-Theoretical
Professor John T. Fourkas, Maryland Nanocenter, University of Maryland
Making Things with Light
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/24/08Organic-Materials
Professor Wolfgang Hoelderich, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
New Environmentally Benign Processes in the Presence of Heterogeneous Acid Catalysis: Acrolein from Glycerol and Laurolactam via Beckmann Rearrangement
12:00 noon, Olah Library
03/14/08Organic-Materials
Professor H. Illa, Jubilant Biosys, Bangalore, India
From Synthons to Bioactive Molecules: Efficient Strategies for Heterocyclic Synthesis
11:00 a.m., Olah Library
03/04/08Organic-Materials
Professor Samir Z. Zard, Laboratoire de Synthese Organique, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Fun with Radicals: A Matter of Lifetime
12:30 p.m., Olah Library
02/26/08Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Alexander V. Nemukhin, Moscow State University and Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
"Molecular Modeling in Chemistry of Large Molecule
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Center, Room 319
02/12/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor John Kouvetakis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
New Classes of Si-Based Photonic Materials via Designer Molecular Routes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/11/08Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Reinhard Schinke, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics, Gottingen, Germany
Dynamical Studies of the Photodissociation of Ozone: From the Near IR to the VUV
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/23/08
Dr. William R. Dichtel, Department of Chemistry, UCLA and California Institute of Technology
Synthetic Chemistry for Functional Materials
12:00 noon, Olah Library
01/15/08Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Pingyun Feng, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Crystalline Porous Semiconducting Chalcogenide Materials and Their Organization
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/14/08Organic-Materials
Dr. Barry C. Thompson, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Design of Conjugated Polymers for Solar Cells
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
12/13/07Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Lauren Webb, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Chemistry and Electrostatics of Interfaces: From Siicon Surfaces to Protein Active Sites
12:00 Noon, Stauffer Lecture Hall, Room 100
12/10/07Physical-Theoretical
Dr Junrong Zheng, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Ultrafast Chemical Exchange 2D IR Spectroscopy
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
12/03/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor John Herbert, Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University
Theoretical Studies of the Hydrated Electron
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/27/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Michael Burkart, Department of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
Coenzyme A and Natural Product Biosynthesis
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/26/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Alexander V. Benderskii, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Coherent Nonlinear Spectroscopies of Surfaces and Interfaces
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/20/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Cameron Mura, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Microsecond-scale Molecular Dynamics of a kB DNA Element
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/19/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ken Brown, Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ion Trap Quantum Computers for Chemistry
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/16/07Organic-Materials
Professor Mo Movassaghi, Department of Chemistry
Cascade Reactions in Complex Alkaloid Synthesis
12:00 Noon Olah Library
11/14/07Organic-Materials
Professor Yoshihisa Kobayashi, University of California San Diego
Heterocycles in Natural Product Synthesis
12:00 noon, Olah Library
11/14/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ludwig Bartels, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Imaging Chemistry at the Single-Molecule Scale
4:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/12/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Howard Taylor, Department of Chemistry, USC
Unexpected Vibrational Motions at High Excitation Energies
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/05/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Curt Wittig, Department of Chemistry, USC
Spin, Statistics and Space
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/15/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Wolfgang Jaeger, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Rotational Dynamics of Molecules in Helium Clusters and Helium Droplets
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/08/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Takamasa Momose, Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia
Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Molecules in Solid Parahydrogen
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/24/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Sergey Nizkorodov, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Photochemistry of Organic Aerosol Particles
2:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/18/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Tatyana Smirnova, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Molecular Mechanism of Phospholipid Binding by Lipid Transporter Protein Sec14p
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/04/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Anna Krylov, Department of Chemistry, USC
Adventures in Fock space: Dyson orbitals, Charge Transfer and Properties of Open-Shell Systems
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
08/27/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Stephen Bradforth, Department of Chemistry, USC
Reaction Dynamics in Liquid Water: Near-Frictionless Spinning of Diatomic Products and Electronic Deactivation of DNA Bases
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
08/22/07Organic-Materials
Professor Seong Ihl Woo, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Combinatorial Science and Technology for Novel Materials
12:00 noon, Olah Library
07/31/07Special Seminar
Azad Hassan, University of Southern California
Theoretical, Experimental, and Device Fabrication Studies of Materials for Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) Cells and Extrinsic Degradation Studies of OLEDs
9:30 a.m., SGM 414
05/29/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Andrea M. Rossi, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Porous Semiconductors for Sensing Applications
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Library
05/14/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Pavel Jungwirth, Czech Academy
Ions at Surfaces of Hydrated Proteins and other Interfaces
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
05/01/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Dar-Chone Chow, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
Contributions of Contact Residues to Protein Interactions: Thermodynamics and Structures
2:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
05/01/07Organic-Materials
Professor Richard Ksung, School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
New Strategies and New Struggles of Natural Product Syntheses
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
04/26/07Organic-Materials
Professor Bruno Figadere, Laboratory for Natural Substances Chemistry (Pharmacognosy), CNRS (BioCIS) Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Paris-Sud
Synthesis and Pharmacomodulation of Natural Products
12:30 p.m., Olah Library
04/24/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Dean Harman, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Transition Metal Pi Bases: Dearomatization Agents for Organic Synthesis
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/23/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor James Skinner, University of Wisconsin
TBA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/17/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor James Moffett, Department of Biological Sciences, USC
Transition Metal Chemistry in Low-Oxygen Marine Environments
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/09/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Steve Baldelli, University of Houston
TBA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/20/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Joan Valentine, Department of Chemistry, UCLA
How Does Aqueous Manganous Ion Functionally Substitute for Superoxide Dismutase Enzymes in vivo?
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/19/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Ilan Benjamin, UCSC
TBA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/05/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor David Reichman, Columbia University
TBA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/27/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Luc Jaeger, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara
RNA Tertiary Structure as a Proto-language for Building New Bio-materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/26/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Eitan Geva, University of MIchigan
Simulation of relaxation processes in the condensed phase via the linearized semiclassical approach
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/22/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Brent Gunnoe, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Activation of Small Molecules Using Well-Defined Ruthenium and Copper Complexes: Catalytic Conversion of C-H, N-H, O-H and S-H Bonds
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/12/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Veronica Bierbaum, University of Colorado
TBA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/05/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Munira Khalil, University of Washington
Ultrafast X-ray absorption spectroscopy: structural dynamics in solution at high spatial and temporal resolution
Abstract
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/29/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University
Ultrafast excited-state dynamics in DNA: From single bases to the double helix
Abstract
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/29/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Ted Betley, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Multi-Electron Redox Reactions at First Row Transition Ions
2:00-3:20 p.m., VHE 217
01/26/07Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Donald Hilvert, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, ETH Honggerberg, HCI, Switzerland
Teaching Old Enzymes New Tricks
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/22/07Physical-Theoretical
Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University
Quantum origin of anomalous isotope effect in ozone formation
Abstract
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
12/15/06Special Seminar
James V. Ly, University of Southern California
Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Conducting Polymer Coated Nanoscale Field Effect Transistors
2:00 p.m., SGM 414
11/30/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Susan Wang, Department of Biochemistry, Enzyme Institute, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Lysine 2,3-Aminomutase: Enzyme Engineering and Mechanism of Cofactor Cleavage
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/30/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Qi Cai, University of Southern California
Structural Basis of Transcription: An RNA Polymerase II Elongation Complex at 3.3A Resolution
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
11/27/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor Alexander Benderski, Wayne State University
Coherent Nonlinear Spectroscopies of Surfaces and Interfaces
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/20/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor James Kindt, Emory University
Simulations of Mixed-Lipid Bilayers
Abstract
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/14/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor StÈphane Petoud, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Novel Antennae for Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes Emitting in the Visible and in the Near-Infrared
12:30 p.m. SSC Auditorium
11/13/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor George Flynn, Columbia University
TBA
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
11/08/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Sukbok Chang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Catalytic Nitrogen Group Transfer Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/07/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Stephan Bernhard, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Synthetically Tuned Luminophoric Materials: 3D Displays, Solar Energy Conversion and Beyond
12:30 p.m. SSC auditorium
10/31/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Thomas J. Meyer, University of North Carolina
Proton Coupled Electron Transfer. Application to Water Oxidation in Photosynthesis
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/30/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley
Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluble Nanovessels
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/24/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor David L. Huffman, Chemistry Department, Western Michigan University
Unraveling the Mysteries of Copper Transfer in the Cell
12:30 p.m. SSC Auditorium
10/17/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Peter G. Fajer, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
Mysteries of muscle contraction: What we can and can't learn from EPR
12:30 p.m. SSC Auditorium
10/16/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor David Perry, Akron Univ.
Large-amplitude torsional motion as a generator of vibrational energy redistribution within polyatomic molecules.
Abstract
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
10/09/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor James Heath, Caltech
A Systems Approach to Large-Scale Molecular and Nanoelectronic Memory & Logic Circuits
Abstract
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/26/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor David Britt, Department of Chemistry University of California, Davis
Exploring the role of manganese in photosynthetic oxygen production using multifrequency EPR spectroscopy
12:30 p.m SSC Auditorium
09/25/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor Daniel Crawford, Virginia Tech
On One Hand But Not the Other: Ab Initio Calculations of Optical Rotatory Dispersion and Circular Dichroism Spectra
Abstract
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
09/12/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Pin Wang, University of Southern California, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Towards Engineering Lentiviral Vectors for Targeted Gene Delivery
12:30 p.m SSC Auditorium
09/08/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Dan Herschlag, Stanford University
Dissecting Ribozyme Mechanisms: Lessons Learned about RNA and Catalysis
12:00 noon, SGM 101
07/27/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Dr. K·lm·n Hideg, Institute of Organic and Medical Chemistry, University of PÈcs, Hungary
Paramagnetic Bioactive Heterocycles
12:00 noon, ZHS 163
04/24/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor Glenn Millhauser, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Cruz
Why We All Have the Prion Protein: Magnetic Resonance Insights into PrP's Function as a Copper Metalloprotein
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/17/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Roseanne J. Sension, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Time-Resolved Absorption Studies of B12 Cofactors: Probes of Environmental Effects and Development of a Light-Driven Paradigm for Investigation of Enzyme Mechanism
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
04/11/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Laura Gammill, California Institute of Technology
Development Genomics of the Neural Crest
12:00 noon, MCB 101
04/10/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor Scott Auerbach, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
High Octane Computing Modeling Dynamics in Zeolite
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/24/06Special Seminar
Professor B.V. Venkataram Prasad, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Molecular Biology Seminar: Structural Basis of Rotavirus Replication
12:00 Noon, MCB 101
03/21/06Special Seminar
Wen Hsiung Li, James Watson Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
Computational Biology Colloquium: Identification of Regulatory Elements and Circuits in Yeast from Genomic Data
4:00 p.m., MCB 101
03/20/06Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council Canada
Femtochemistry: Both Sides Now
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/14/06Organic-Materials
Professor P.V. Ramachandran, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
What is New in Allyboration Chemistry?
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
03/09/06Organic-Materials
Professor Ohyun Kwon, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Phosphine Catalysis of Allenes in Target-Oriented Synthesis (TOS) and Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (DOS)
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
03/08/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Klaus Gerwert, Department of Biophysics, University of Bochum, Germany
Functional Waters in Protein
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/06/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor John Tully, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Chemical Dynamics at Metal Surfaces
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
03/02/06Special Seminar
Brad J. Douglass, University of Southern California
Synthetic Molecular Programming and Substrate-dependent Drug Discovery: from Multicomponent Reactions to Cyclic Peptides
2:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/02/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Yiyun Huang, University of Southern California
Fluorinated Diaryl Sulfides as Seotonin Transporter Ligands: Synthesis, Structure-Activity Relationship Study, and in Vivo Evaluation of Fluorine-18-Labeled Compounds as PET Imaging Agents
5:00 p.m., ZHS 352
03/01/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Gerard Parkin, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Kinetic and Equilibrium Isotope Effects Pertaining to the Interaction of C-H and H-H Bonds with Transition Metal Centers. When is a Bond Not a Bond?
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/14/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Walter Englander, Jacob Gershon-Cohen Professor of Medical Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
How Do Proteins Fold and Why?
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/13/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Andrew B. Bocarsly, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Cyanogels and Cyanosols: High Temperature Coordination Chemistry as a Novel Approach to Materials Chemistry
2:00 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd, Room 414
02/13/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Robert Cave, Department of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College
Theoretical Studies of the Electronic Coupling Element for Electron Transfer Reactions
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
02/10/06Special Seminar
Professor Richard F. Thompson, University of Southern California
Memory
4:00 p.m. SGM 123
02/09/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Amnon Kohen, University of Iowa
Nuclear quantum mechanical effects in enzymatic reactions; The Effect of distal mutations on H-transfer in the DHFR catalyzed reaction
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/06/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor Stephen B. Cronin, University of Southern California
Measuring Individual Carbon Nanotubes Using Raman Spectroscopy and Nano-Fabrication Techniques
12:00 noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/30/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Shiou-Jyh, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University
Extended Solids Containing Periodic Arrays of Magnetic Nanostructures
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/27/06Organic-Materials
Professor Claudio J. A. Mota, Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
New Approaches for Assessing the Acid Strength of Solid Catalysts
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
01/23/06Physical-Theoretical
Professor Torsten Fiebig, Department of Chemistry, Boston College
UV-Light Absorption and Energy Dissipation in Nucleic Acids - Why is DNA Such a Unique Material?
12:00 Noon, Seaver Science Auditorium
01/17/06Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Hilary Godwin, Northwestern University
Why is lead toxic? Unraveling the molecular mechanism(s) of lead posoning
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/09/06Physical-Theoretical
Prof. Robert Benny Gerber, Univerisity of California Irvine
New Chemistry of the Noble Gases: Surprising Compounds and Their Formation Dynamics
12:00 p.m, SSL 150
12/15/05Organic-Materials
Professor Alain Deffieux, University of Bordeaux, France
Arborescent Polymer Architectures: Design, Characterization and Applications
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
12/13/05Special Seminar
Arnold Tamayo, University of Southern California
Cyclometalated Iridium (III) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization and Application in Electroluminescent Devices
10:00 a.m., Olah Library
12/12/05Special Seminar
Biwu Ma, University of Southern California
Platinum Complexes Photophysics and Application in Organic Light Emitting Diodes
3:00 p.m., SGM 414
12/02/05Organic-Materials
Prof. Dr. Helma Wennemers, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
Peptides - Molecular Recognition, Asymmetric Catalysis and Cleavage
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
11/29/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor X. Peter Zhang, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Bio-Inspired Carbene and Nitrene Transfer Reactions of Metalloporphyrins
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/21/05Physical-Theoretical
Paul Brumer, University of Toronto
Recent Developments in the Quantum Control of Radiationless Transitions and of Bimolecular Scattering
12:00 p.m, SSL 150
11/09/05Organic-Materials
Professor Sandro Mecozzi, School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin,Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
New Paradigms in Drug Delivery and Discovery
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
11/08/05Special Seminar
Professor Matthew Bogyo, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dissecting Protease Function Using Activity Based Probes and Forward and Reverse Chemical Genetic Screens
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/07/05Physical-Theoretical
Dave Blank, Minnesota
Watching the local molecular environment participate in reaction dynamics
12:00 p.m ,SSL 150
11/01/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Brian Shoichet, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Francisco
Model Systems for Molecular Docking
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/25/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Cecilia Clementi, Department of Chemistry, Rice University
Optimal Combination of Theory and Experiment to Explore the Protein Folding Landscape
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/24/05Physical-Theoretical
Spiridoula Matsika, Temple University
Understanding photoinitiated processes through potential energy surface crossings
12:00 p.m, SSL 150
10/18/05Special Seminar
Dr. Carol Parish, Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond
Variations on the Bergman Theme; Quantum Studies of Electrocyclizations
5:00 p.m., SSC 319
10/18/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Jonas Peters, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Multi-electron Redox Reactions Using First Row Ions
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/12/05Special Seminar
Justin Ehresmann, University of Southern California
Characterization of Heterogeneous Catalysts: Systematic Application of Computational Chemistry and Spectroscopy
2:00 p.m., OCW 214
10/10/05Physical-Theoretical
Eric Bittner, U. Houston.
Electron/Hole Recombination Dynamics in Semi-conducting Polymers
12:00 p.m, SSL 150
10/07/05Special Seminar
Kyriacos C. Nicolaou, The Scripps Research Institute
The Art of Total Synthesis and the Limits of Chemical Complexity
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
10/04/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Mats Olsson, Department of Chemistry, USC
Simulating Proton Transport in Cytochrome c Oxidase
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/29/05Special Seminar
Shamila Gunatilleke, University of Southern California
Dynamic Imaging of Protease Activity with Fluorescently Quenched Activity-Based Probes
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
09/24/05Special Seminar
Robert Field, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Just Large Enough!
9:00 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Martin Quack, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Electroweak Quantum Dynamics and Parity Violation in Chiral Molecules
9:40 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Christof Jung Kohl, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuernava, Mexico
Small Molecule Complex Vibrational Spectra, Assigning the Unassignable
10:00 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Jakub Zakrzewski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Non-spreading Wavepackets in Periodically Driven Systems
11:10 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
John Briggs, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
The Spectrum of J- and H- aggregates
11:30 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Sharif D. Kunikeev, University of Southern California
A New Efficient Protocol for Data Collection in Liquid Phase NMR
12:10 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Alexander Dalgarno, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University
Atomic and Molecular Collisions at Ultralow Temperatures
1:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Aron Kuppermann, California Institute of Technology
Accurate Reactive Scattering Calculations Using Hyperspherical Harmonics
2:10 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
John Light, University of Chicago
Hot Molecules: Bound States and Resonances
2:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Audiorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Joel Bowman, Emory University
Global Ab initio Potential Energy Surfaces Using Permutational Symmetry and Spectroscopy and Dynamics with Them
3:20 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Frank Harris, University of Utah and University of Florida
Compact, Yet Precise Descriptions of Three and Four-Body Systems Using Exponentially Correlated Basis Functions
4:00 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Jack P. Simons, University of Utah
Applications of Howard Taylor's Stabilization Method to Compelx Bio-molecules
4:20 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/24/05Special Seminar
Klaus Ruedenberg, Iowa State University
Beyond Chemical Accuracy Along Reaction Paths
4:40 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago
Insights into Complexity and Limits of Dogma from Studying Clusters
9:00 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Lorenz Cederbaum, Physical Chemistry Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Intermolecular Decay and Ultrafast Energy Transfer in Clusters and Weakly Bound Systems
9:40 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Vladimir Mandelshtam, University of California, Irvine
Thermodynamic Properties of Lennard Jones Clusters: Quantum Mechanics versus Classical
10:20 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
William Reinhardt, University of Washington
Making Large Schrodinger Cats from Bose-Einstein Condensates
11:10 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Eli Pollak, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Extracting Exact Quantum Dynamics from Classical Dynamics
11:30 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Turgay Uzer, Georgia Institute of Technology
A New Look at the Transition State: Wigner's Dynamical Perspective Revisited
11:50 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Eric Heller, Harvard University
Electrons in Random Potentials: Chaos in Semiconductor Physics
12:10 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
William H. Miller, University of California, Berkeley
Using the Initial Value Representation of Semiclassical Theory to Include Quantum Effects in Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations
1:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Jorg Main, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Use of High-Resolution Signal Processing for Semiclassical Quantization
2:10 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Stavros C. Farantos, University of Crete, Crete
Reaction Paths and Elementary Bifurcations of Periodic Orbits
2:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Audiorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
C. William McCurdy, University of California, Berkeley
Electron-Driven Chemistry: The Chemistry of Dissociative Electron Attachment and Part of the Legacy of Howard Taylor's Theory of Stabilization
3:20 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Robert K. Nesbet, IBM Almaden Research Center
The Energy Modified Adiabatic Approximation for Electron Impact Rovibronic Excitation and Electron Impact Chemistry
3:40 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Barry Schneider, National Science Foundation
Electron-Molecule Collisions Using R-Matrix Methods
4:00 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
Nimrod Moiseyev, Thecnion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Resonance Positions and Widths for the Non-linear Schroedinger Equation: Theory and Applications
4:20 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/23/05Special Seminar
George Csanak, Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Development and Application of the Finite Temperature Random Phase Approximation for the Spectroscopic Description of Atoms (Ions) in Dense Plasmas
4:40 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
09/20/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Thomas Poulos, Chancellor's Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, UC Irvine
Structure-Function Studies on Nitric Oxide Synthase
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/14/05Organic-Materials
Dr. Graham Sandford, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Elemental Fluorine in Organic Chemistry
3:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/12/05Physical-Theoretical
Hans P. Luethi, ETH Zurich
Measuring Electron Delocalization in Conjugated Compounds
12:00 p.m, SSL 150
08/31/05Organic-Materials
Professor Toshio Fuchigami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Highly Selective Electrochemical Synthesis of Organofluorine Compounds
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
08/25/05Special Seminar
Matt Franzman, University of Southern California
A Single Amino Acid Residue can Determine the Sensitivity of SERCAs to Artemisinins
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
08/12/05Special Seminar
Muhammed Yousufuddin, University of Southern California
Neutron Diffraction Studies on Metal Hydrides
11:00 a.m., SGM 414
07/28/05Special Seminar
Chris Sucato, University of Southern California
Fidelity of Mispair Formation and Mispair Extension is Dependent on the Interaction Between the Minor Groove of the Primer Terminus and Arg 688 of DNA Polymerase 1 of Escherichia coli
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
07/20/05Special Seminar
Rong Yang, University of Southern California
Synthesis of Lipid Mediators
1:30 p.m., Olah Library
07/11/05Special Seminar
Gaurav Bhalla, University of Southern California
Activation and Functionalization of C-H Bonds Catalysed by Oxygen Ligated Iridium Metal Complexes
3:00 p.m., Olah Library
06/30/05Special Seminar
Teodora Kaltcheva, University of Southern California
The Pungency of Garlic: Activation of TRPA 1 and TRPV 1 in Response to Allicin
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
06/27/05Special Seminar
Mong Sano Marma, University of Southern California
Synthesis of Foscarnet-Peptide Conjugates, and Halogenated Bisphosphonates and Phosphonocarboxylates and Biochemical Sensing Using Film-Bulk-Acoustic-Resonators
10:00 a.m., OCW Conference Room
06/24/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Zhaomin HOU, Institute of Chemical and Physical Chemistry (RIKEN), Saitama, Japan
Rare Earth Metal Hydride Clusters and their Derivatives
3:30 p.m., Loker Hydrocarbon Library
06/23/05Special Seminar
Thomas Gadda, University of Southern California
Oligomers, Polymers and Copolymers Containing Diphenylsiloxy Units
1:00 p.m., Olah Library
06/23/05Special Seminar
Kimberly McGrath, University of Southern California
Membranes, Catalysts, and Fuels for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
3:00 p.m., Olah Library
06/17/05Special Seminar
Dr. Xu Zhang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Organic Reactive Intermediates
2:30 p.m., SSC 319
06/16/05Special Seminar
Mikhail Slipchenko, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Vibronic and Rovabrational Spectroscopy of Molecules and Molecular Clusters in Helium Nanodroplets
2:00 p.m., SSC 319
06/15/05Special Seminar
Lyudmila Slipchenko, University of Southern California
Electronic Structure Calculations of Open-Shell Molecules
2:00 p.m., SSC 319
06/09/05Organic-Materials
Dr. Koop Lammertsma, Vrije University, Amsterdam, Holland
Phosphorous Analogues of Carbene Complexes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
05/31/05Special Seminar
Anton Burykin, University of Southern California
Computer Simulation Studies of ChargeTransfer through Biological and Artificial Membrane Channels
2:00 p.m., SGM 414
05/26/05Special Seminar
Daniil Stolyarov, University of Southern California
Unimolecular Reaction Dynamics in Helium Nanodroplets
3:00 p.m., SSC 319
05/17/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Christopher Ziegler, Department of Chemistry, University of Akron
N-confused Porphyrin: A Macrocycle with Multiple Personalities
12:00 p.m., ZHS 163
05/16/05Special Seminar
Elena Poliakova, University of Southern California
Multiphoton Ionization of Molecules Embedded in Superfluid Liquid Helium Droplets
3:00 p.m., SSC 319
05/10/05Special Seminar
Michael Julian, University of Southern California
Preparation and Use of Photonic Band Gap Structures to Manipulate the Optical Properties of Photoactive Materials
4:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/28/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Arisa Oki, University of Southern California
A Conformational Switch Controls Hepatitis Delta Virus Ribozyme Catalysis
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
04/27/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Richard H. Fish, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Bioorganometallic Chemistry: Synthesis, X-Ray Structures, Molecular Recognition and Biocatalysis Studies
12:00 p.m., GFS 223
04/19/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Frances Arnold, Department of Chemical Engineering, CIT
Design by Directed Evolution: Towards a Cytochrome
12:30 p.m., ZHS 352
04/18/05Physical-Theoretical
Professor Robert Continetti, Department of Chemistry, UC San Diego
Three Body Dissociation Dynamics of the Low-Lying
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
04/12/05Special Seminar
Professor Dana D. Dlott, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vibrational Energy in Molecules and Molecular Nanostructures
5:00 p.m., SSC 319
04/11/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Nicola Brasch, Department of Chemistry, Kent State University
Chemistry and Cellular Biochemistry of the Vitamin B12 Derivatives Thiolatoco
3:00 p.m., SGM 226
04/11/05Physical-Theoretical
Professor Robert Dunn, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas
Single Molecule Studies of Biological Function
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
03/29/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Brian Shoichet, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UC San Francisco
Model Systems for Docking and Virtual Screening
12:30 p.m., ZHS 352
03/28/05Physical-Theoretical
Professor Cheuk-Yiu Ng, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis
Spectroscopy, Energetics, and Reaction Dynamics by Vacuum Ultraviolet Photoionization and Photoelectron Method
12:00 noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
03/24/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Greg Sanchez, University of Southern California
Synthesis of Novel Troika Acid Derivatives for Chelation of Heavy Metals from Wastewater
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
03/22/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Delmar Larsen, Department of Chemistry, USC
Incoherent Manipulation of the Photo-Initiated Dynamics in Photoreceptor Proteins
12:30 p.m., ZHS 352
03/22/05Special Seminar
Dr. Giovanni Meloni, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Electronic and Structural Evolution From Small to Nanosize Clusters Investigated Via Negative Ion Photodetachment Spectroscopy
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Center, Room 319
03/08/05Special Seminar
Professor Daniel A. Lidar, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Quantum Computers and Decoherence: Exorcising the Demon from the Machine
1:00 p.m., ZHS 352
03/04/05Special Seminar
Professor Lin Chen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder
Structural and functional studies of higher-order transcription complexes - decoding the cis-regulatory code
12:00 p.m., Hedco Auditorium
03/02/05Organic-Materials
Professor Kyung Woon Jung, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida
Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation: Method Development and Synthetic Application
12:00 Noon, Olah Library
02/28/05Physical-Theoretical
Professor Richard Stratt, Department of Chemistry, Brown University
Relaxation a Little Too Far From Equilibrium
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
02/18/05Special Seminar
David Marcus, University of Southern California
Fundamental Investigation of the Interactions of Zeolite and Zeotype Catalysts with Hydrocarbons and Oxygenates
10:15 a.m., SGM 414
02/18/05Special Seminar
Dr. Peter A. Jones, USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine
Towards the Understanding and Taming of Human Cancer
4:10 p.m., SGM 123
02/17/05Organic-Materials
Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky, Columbia University, Sloan-Kettering Institute
Natural Products as Models for Drug Discovery: Enhancement Through Total Synthesis
12:00 noon, Olah Library
02/17/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Victoria DeRose, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Spectroscopic Probes for RNA Structure and Function: Understanding Folding and Catalysis in the Most Versatile Biopolymer
2:00 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd, Room 101
02/17/05Organic-Materials
Professor Pierre Mothé Esteves, Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution: Single Electron Transfer (SET) or Polar Mechanism
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/16/05Organic-Materials
Professor Valerij Nikolaev, Department of Organic Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Some Advances in the Chemistry and Photochemistry of Diazocarbonil Compounds
12:00 noon, Olah Library
02/15/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Ellis Kempner, Section Head, Radiation Biophysics Section, Office of Science & Technology, NIH
Radiation Target Analysis of Biopolymers
12:30 p.m., ZHS 352
02/14/05Physical-Theoretical
Dr. John Kennis, Department of Biophysics, Free University, Amsterdam
Sub-Nanosecond Dynamical Processes in Light Harvesting and Photoprotective Reactions of Artificial Photosynthetic Antennae
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
02/14/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Amy Palmer, Department of Pharmacology, UC San Diego
In Vitro and In Vivo Approaches to Elucidate Protein-Metal/Ion Interactions and Reactions
3:00 p.m., Mudd Hall of Philosophy (MPH), Room 101
02/10/05Special Seminar
Sean Clancy, University of Southern California
Design and Syntheses of Polymeric Materials for Visible and Near-Infrared Emitting Applications
9:00 a.m., Olah Library
02/09/05Organic-Materials
Professor Ronny Neumann, Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Oxidations using Molecular Oxygen or Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by Polyoxometalates
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/08/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor José Onuchic, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UC Sand Diego Department of Physics
Exploring the Protein Funnel Energy Landscape for Folding and Function
12:30 p.m., ZHS 352
02/07/05Organic-Materials
Professor Daniel Seidel, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University
New Bifunctional Catalysts for Enantioselective Henry and Michael Reactions
11:00 a.m., Olah Library
02/07/05Physical-Theoretical
Professor Martin Zanni, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Developing New 2D IR Spectroscopies for Studying the Structures and Dynamics of Biomolecules
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
01/31/05
Dr. Cora MacBeth, Department of Chemistry, Cal Tech
Small Molecule Coordination and Activation at Transition Metal Centers Supported by Tripodal Ligand Systems
12:00 p.m., ZHS 252
01/27/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor George Kenyon, The College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan
Reflections on My Life as a Scientist
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
01/27/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Amar Flood, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Molecular Machines From Electronics to Mechanical Systems
12:00 p.m., SGM 101
01/18/05Physical-Theoretical
Professor Daniel Lidar, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Quantum Computers and Decoherence: Exorcising the Demon from the Machine
12:00 noon, SSC 319
01/10/05Special Seminar
Jian Li, University of Southern California
Heavy Metal Complexes for Blue Phosphorescent OLEDs
2:00 p.m., SGM 414
01/07/05Organic-Materials
Professor Kenji Uneyama, Department of Applied Chemistry, Okayama University, Japan
Mg-Promoted C-F Bond Activation: A Reliable Synthetic Approach to Difluorinated Compounds
11:00 a.m., Olah Library
01/06/05Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Kara Bren, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Cytochrome c Folding and Dynamics Probed by NMR
12:00 p.m., SLH 100
12/03/04Special Seminar
Professor Peter Gill, University of Nottingham
Hartree-Fock-Wigner Models for Electron Correlation
1:00 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
12/03/04Special Seminar
Dr. Jing Kong, Q-Chem Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Fast Coulomb Calculation for DFT
1:45 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
12/03/04Special Seminar
Professor Martin Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley
Understanding Bonding in Diradicaloid Molecules Via Electronic Structure Calculations
2:45 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
12/03/04Special Seminar
Dr. Fritz Schaefer, University of Georgia
Lesions in DNA Subunits: Guanine-Cytosine Base Pair Radicals
3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
11/23/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Gordon M. Miskelly, Forensic Scinece Programme, Department of Chemistry, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Using Spectral Information in Forensic Imaging
12:30 p.m., ZHS 159
11/15/04Physical-Theoretical
Professor William Gelbart, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
What is the pressure in a virus, and why?
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
11/09/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Janos K. Lanyi, De[artment of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California, Irvine
Proton Transport Mechanism in Bacteriorhodopsin from Crystallographic Strcutures of the Photocycle Intermediates
12:30 p.m., ZHS 159
11/02/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Marcus Ribbe, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine
Nitrogenase - An Intriguing Paradigm for Metallocluster Assembly
12:30 p.m., ZHS 159
11/02/04Physical-Theoretical
Dr. Stan Wong, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York-Stony Brook
Rational Chemical Strategies for Carbon Nanotube Functionalization
4:00 p.m., SGM 101
11/01/04Physical-Theoretical
Professor Thimothy S. Zwier, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Single Conformation Vibrational Spectroscopy and Isomerization Dynamics: Mapping out the Potential Energy Surfaces of Flexible Molecules and Water-containing Complexes
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
10/27/04Organic-Materials
Professor Roy A. Periana, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Design and Study of Catalysts That Operate via the CH Activation Reaction for the Selective Oxidation of Hydrocarbons
12:00 p.m., SGM 101
10/26/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Victoria J. DeRose, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University
Metals, Folding and Catalysis in Ribozymes: Spectroscopic Probes for RNA Structure
12:30 p.m., ZHS 159
10/25/04Physical-Theoretical
Professor David Sherrill, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Energy Landscapes From Pi-Stacking to Bond Breaking
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
10/19/04
Professor Jingyue Ju, DNA Sequencing and Chemical Biology Unit, Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University Health Sciences
Chemical Approaches for Creating New Paradigms in Genomics Research
12:30 p.m., SLH 200
10/19/04Physical-Theoretical
Professor Alexander Chirtsov, Department of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Investigation of Inelastic Spin-Change Collisions Between Electrons and Excited Atoms
5:00 p.m., SSC 319
10/18/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Richard Laine, Department of Materials Science, University of Michigan
Libraries of Nanosized, Polyfunctional Platforms and Nanocomposites from Silsesquioxanes
1:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/18/04Physical-Theoretical
Professor Andrew M. Rappe, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Oxide Surfaces: Phase Transitions and Prospects for Tunable Catalysts
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
10/15/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Thomas O'Halloran, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Inorganic Chemistry of Life Processes: Molecular Mechanisms Controlling the Cellular Copper and Zinc Economics
12:00 p.m., SLH 200
10/08/04Special Seminar
George A. Olah, University of Southern California
Beyond oil and gas: the methanol economy
8:30 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
10/08/04Special Seminar
G.K. Surya Prakash, University of Southern California
Direct methanol fuel cell
9:15 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
10/08/04Special Seminar
Gabor Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley
Active sites and states in the heterogeneous catalysis of carbon hydrogen bonds
10:15 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
10/08/04Special Seminar
Karl Christe, University of Southern California
Polynitrogen and high-nitrogen chemistry
11:00 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
10/08/04Special Seminar
Roy Periana, University of Southern California
New homogeneous catalysts for the hydrocarbon functionalization that operate via the CH activation reaction
1:00 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
10/08/04Special Seminar
Nicos A. Petasis, University of Southern California
Synthetic chemistry emphasizing molecular diversity vs molecular design
1:45 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Auditorium
10/08/04Special Seminar
Peter J. Stang, University of Utah
Supramolecular chemistry: self-assembly via metal-ligand interactions
4:10 p.m., SGM 123
10/05/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Professor Mohammad A. Omary, Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas
Phosphorescent d10 and d8 Complexes: Fundamentals and Potential Optoelectronic Applications
12:30 p.m., ZHS 159
10/04/04Physical-Theoretical
Professor Michael Duncan, Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia
Structure and Dynamics in Cation-Molecular Complexes Studied with IR Photodissociation Spectroscopy
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
09/28/04Special Seminar
Professor Xiaojiang Chen, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Southern California
Hexameric Helicases and Replication Licensing
12:30 p.m., Stauffer Lecture Hall, Room 200
09/27/04Physical-Theoretical
Professor Leonas Valkunas, Institute of Physics, Vilnius, Lithuania
Photosynthetic Excitons
12:00 Noon, Hedco Auditorium, Room 100
09/22/04Special Seminar
Sudhakar Madhusoodhanan, University of Southern California
Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Oligomers and Polymers for Organic Light Emitting Diodes
2:00 p.m., SGM 414
09/08/04Special Seminar
Dr. Richard Roberts, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
A Chemist's Approach to Protein Synthesis
12:00 p.m., SGM 101
09/07/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Dr. Ralf Haiges, Department of Chemistry, USC
Polynitrogen and Polyazide Chemistry
12:00 p.m., LHI Library
08/27/04Special Seminar
Melissa Grunlan, University of Southern California
Crosslinked Siloxanes: Preparation and Properties
11:00 a.m., Olah Library
08/27/04Special Seminar
Vladimir Dribinski, University of Southern California
Photoelectron and Ion Imaging Studies of the Mixed Valence/Rydberg Excited States of the Chloromethyl Radical, CH2Cl, and the Nitric Oxide Dimer, (NO)2
11:00 a.m., SSC 319
08/26/04Inorganic-Biochemistry
Gian Gacho, University of Southern California
In vivo cancer targeting and imaging with semiconductor quantum dots
5:00 p.m., ZHS 163
08/23/04Special Seminar
Feng Liu, University of Southern California
Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nonlinear Optical Chromophores for Electro-Optical Applications
9:00 a.m., Olah Library
08/16/04Organic-Materials
Professor V. Prakash Reddy, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Rolla
Recent Studies on Carbocations
11:00 a.m., Olah Library

 

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