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Inorganic Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
01/17/17Professor Dave Johnson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon
Synthesis of Heterostructures with Designed Nanoarchitecture
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/07/17Professor 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
Abstract
02/14/17Professor 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
Abstract
02/23/17Professor 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
Abstract
02/28/17Professor Thomas Rauchfuss, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organometallic Perspectives on the Hydrogenase Enzymes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
03/21/17Professor 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
Abstract
04/11/17Professor 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
Abstract
05/04/17Professor Joshua Figueroa, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego
Unsaturated Metal Isocyanides: Molecules to Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
09/12/17Professor Andy Gewirth, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/19/17Professor Boniface Fokwa, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
09/26/17Professor Brent Melot, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/03/17Professor Paul Chirik, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/10/17Professor Rick Finke, Colorado State University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/17/17Professor Natalie Stingelin, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
10/24/17Professor Casey Wade, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/07/17Professor Brian Trewyn, Department of Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/14/17Professor Dave Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
01/30/18Dr. Paul Hayes, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge (Canada)
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/06/18Professor Vincent Artero, University of Grenoble, France
Artificial photosynthesis: from bio-inspired H2-evolving catalysts to photoelectrode materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/13/18Professor Jamie Nealson, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University Fort Collins
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/20/18Professor Kit Cummins, MIT
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/27/18Professor Michelle Dolgos, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/06/18Professor Louis Piper, Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Binghamton University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/13/18Professor Ian Tonks, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/14/18Professor Dean Roddick, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
TBA
12:30 p.m., TBA
03/27/18Susan Habas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/03/18Professor Emily McLaurin, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/10/18Professor Kenneth Hanson, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/17/18Professor Claudia Turro, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

Chemical Biology seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
04/06/17Professor Eranthie Weerapana, Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Chemical Proteomic Strategies to Investigate Reactive Cysteines
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
09/14/17Professor Chao Zhang, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

Organic-Materials Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
01/18/17Professor 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
01/25/17Alex Dilman, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Moscow
Synthesis of Organofluorine Compounds Using Difluorocarbene
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
02/01/17Professor 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
Abstract
02/15/17Prof. 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
Abstract
02/22/17 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
Abstract
03/08/17Professor P. V. Ramachandran, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Amine-Boranes: Synthesis and Applications
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
04/07/17Prof. 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
Abstract
04/12/17Professor 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
Abstract
09/13/17Prof. Garret Miyake, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
Strongly Reducing Organic Photoredox Catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/20/17Abigail Doyle, Princeton University
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
09/27/17Jessica Hoover, West Virginia University
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/04/17Professor Gagik Melikyan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry California State University, Northridge
Propargyl Radical Chemistry: Renaissance Instigated by Metal Coordination
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
10/11/17Prof. Mahdi Abu-Omar, Department of Chemistry University of California, Santa Barbara
Catalytic Depolymerization of Lignin (CDL) - First to Make Chemicals and Materials from Biomass
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
10/26/17Dr. Allison Campbell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
11/08/17Prof. Daniel Ess, Brigham Young University
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/31/18Professor Kevin Noonan, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie, Mellon
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/07/18Prof. Barry Trost, Stanford University
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/21/18Prof. Christopher Uyeda, Purdue University
Catalysis at Metal-Metal Bonds
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/23/18Prof. David Milstein, Weizmann Institute of Science
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/25/18Professor Loi Do, Department of Chemistry University of Houston
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

Physical-Theoretical Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
01/23/17 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
Abstract
02/06/17Professor Mark Tseytlin, IMMR Center, West Virginia University
Field-modulated pulsed EPR
12:00 p.m., OCW 214
Abstract
02/13/17Professor Spiridoula Matsika, Department of Chemistry, Temple University
Modeling Photophysics and Photochemistry in Biological Molecules
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
02/21/17Prof. Dr. Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Isolated Transition Metal Clusters and Complexes: Flying Surfaces
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
02/27/17Professor Sean Garrett-Roe, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
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Abstract
03/06/17Professor 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
Abstract
03/13/17Professor Joel Eaves, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado
Aqueous Flow Through Two-Dimensional Crystals
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
04/10/17Professor Dominika Zgid, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
QM/QM Embedding Scheme for Strongly Correlated Problems
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
04/17/17Professor 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
Abstract
09/11/17Professor Jahan Dawlaty, University of Southern California
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

Special Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
02/14/17Professor 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
Abstract
02/15/17Michael Hayward, University of Oxford
Topochemical Transformation of Transition-Metal Oxides: A Route to New Electronic Materials
3:00 p.m., SGM414
02/21/17Professor 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
Abstract
02/27/17Dr. 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
Abstract
02/28/17Professor 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
Abstract
04/10/17Professor 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
Abstract
04/11/17Professor Alexander Nemukhin, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University
“Computational modeling of molecular processes in proteins"
5:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
06/02/17Professor Takahiko Akiyama, Department of Chemistry and Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, Japan
Recent Progress in the Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalysis
3:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract

Departmental colloquia
Date Speaker Time & Location
02/09/17Professor 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
Abstract
04/27/17Professor Hector Abruna, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Operando Methods for The Study of Energy Materials
3:30 p.m., SGM 124
Abstract
09/21/17Professor Alana Schepartz, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
TBA
3:30 p.m., TBA

Other events
Date Event name Time & Location
02/24/1714th Annual Carl M. Franklin Lecture on Science and Society: Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves: LIGO, the Big Bang, and Black Holes3:30 p.m., SGM 123
Abstract
03/30/1745th John Stauffer Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences: Targeting the Glyco-Immunosuppression Axis for Cancer Immunce Therapy4:00 p.m., SGM 123
Abstract
09/01/17Burg Lecturetba

 

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