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Inorganic Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
09/12/17Professor Andrew Gewirth, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Understanding and Controlling Electrochemistry for Fuel Cells and Batteries
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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09/19/17Professor Boniface P.T. Fokwa, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Boron: Enabling Magnetic Electrocatalytic Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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09/26/17Professor Brent Melot, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Ions, Electrons, and Phonons: On the movement of charge through solids
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/03/17Professor Paul Chirik, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Catalysis with Earth Abundant Transition Metals
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/10/17Professor Richard G. Finke, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
The ‘Who’s the Catalyst?’ Problem: Distinguishing Homogeneous from Heterogeneous Catalysis
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/17/17Professor Natalie Stingelin, Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Power of Materials Science Tools for Gaining Insights in Solution-processed Optoelectronic Devices
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/24/17Professor Casey Wade, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University
Design and Reactivity of Metal-organic Frameworks Assembled from Diphosphine Pincer Complexes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/31/17Professor Cyrille Costentin, Laboratoire d'Electrochimie Moleculaire, Paris Diderot University
Molecular Catalysis of Electrochemical Reactions: Principles and Applications. Reduction of CO2 and O2 with transitions metal porphyrins.
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
11/07/17Professor Brian Trewyn, Department of Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines
Exploring Energy, Environmental, and Biological Challenges with Mesoporous Nanoparticle Technology
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/14/17Professor David Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama
Recent Advances in Computational Inorganic Chemistry: Actinides, Metal Oxides, and MOFs
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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12/06/17Professor Vincent Lavallo, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Boron Rich Nanoclusters for Energy Storage Applications and Advanced Catalyst Design
12:00 p.m., GFS 116
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01/30/18Professor 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
08/24/17Professor Brian McNaughton, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Strategies and Tactics for Biologics Drug Discovery
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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09/14/17Professor Chao Zhang, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Covalent Bonding of Chemistry and Biology
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/05/17Professor Floyd Romesberg, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
A Semi-synthetic Organism that Stores and Retrieves Increased Genetic Information
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/16/17Professor Michael Cohen, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Oregon Health and Science University
Decoding Protein ADP-ribosylation Networks in Cells Using Chemical Genetic Approaches
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/01/18Eric Kool, Stanford
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/08/18Matt Shoulders, MIT
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/15/18David Vocadlo, Simon Fraser University
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/22/18Professor Gail Fanucci, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
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12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/08/18Minkui Luo, MSKK
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/22/18Morgan Huse, MSKK
TBA
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

Organic-Materials Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
09/13/17Professor 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
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09/27/17Professor Jessica Hoover, Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University
Catalytic Oxidative Decarboxylative Coupling Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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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
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10/11/17Professor 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
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10/26/17Dr. Allison Campbell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
A Career in Science: How I Got from There to Here
12:30 p.m., SGM 124
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11/08/17Professor Daniel Ess, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brigham Young University
Computational Molecular Catalysis and Mechanistic Studies
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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11/22/17Professor Justin Dubois, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
The Molecular Mystique of Nature’s Poisons
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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11/29/17Professor Tayebeh Ameri, Friederich Alexander University, Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany
Design, Development and Understanding of Ternary Sensitization Concept in Organic Photovoltaics
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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01/23/18Professor Christopher Chang, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Bringing Inorganic Chemistry to Life: Transition Metal Signaling and Artificial Photosynthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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01/25/18Prof. Yogesh Surendranath, Department of Chemistry, MIT
TBA
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
01/31/18Professor Kevin Noonan, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon
Developing Controlled Polymerization Techniques to Synthesis Conjugated Polymers and Polyelectrolytes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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02/07/18Professor Barry Trost, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Self Assembly of Dinuclear Main Group Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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02/12/18Prof. Dr. Benjamin List, Managing Director, Max-Planck Institute for Coal Research
Very Strong and Confined Acids Enable a General Approach to Asymmetric Lewis Acid Catalysis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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02/21/18Prof. Christopher Uyeda, Purdue University
Catalysis at Metal-Metal Bonds
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/18/18Prof. Jenny Y. Yang, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Catalysis for Renewable Fuels
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
05/08/18Professor Dmitry Peryshkov, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina
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Physical-Theoretical Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
09/11/17Professor Jahan Dawlaty, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Light, Electrons, and Protons: Lessons from Model Systems and Potentials for Photocatalysis
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
10/02/17Professor Sean Garret-Roe, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Ionic Liquids: Insight into Carbon Capture, Chemical Reactions, and Energy Storage
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/23/17Professor Naomi Ginsberg, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Tracking the Nanoscale Dynamics of Ultrafast Electronic Energy Flow and Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Energy Materials
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/30/17Professor John Marohn, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Pushing the Spatio-temporal Limits of Scanned Probe Microscopy
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/06/17Professor Ignacio Franco, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Atomistic Modeling of Electromechanical Spectroscopies in Molecular Junctions
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/13/17Professor Anne Myers Kelley, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Merced
Exciton-phonon coupling in semiconductor quantum dots
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/20/17Professor Shane Ardo, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Protonic Solar Cells By Sensitization of Passive Ion-selective Polymers With Photoacid Dyes
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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01/11/18Dr. Ilia Kaminker, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mutual Interrogation of Electron and Nuclear Spins - From a Hundred-fold NMR Signal Amplification to Wet Adhesion Applications
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/05/18Professor Veronica Vaida, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
02/26/18Professor Sean Roberts, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/26/18Professor Patanjali Kambhampati, McGill University
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/02/18Professor Anne B. McCoy, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/09/18Professor Massimo Olivucci, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/16/18Professor Latha Venkataraman, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
04/30/18Professor Laura Gagliardi, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
TBA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

Special Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
08/15/17Dr. Christina Birkel, Technische Universitat, Darmstadt, Germany
Non-conventional synthesis of MAX phases and investigation of their structural and magnetic properties
12:00 p.m., SGM 414
09/12/17Dr. Thomas Fransson, Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
A sheep among wolves: Experiments at the LCLS free-electron laser from a theoretical chemist's point of view
5:00 p.m., SSL 150
10/09/17Professor Richard G. Finke, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Critical Readhing and Analysis Skills via a Proper Scientific Method
4:00 p.m., SGM 460
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04/12/18Professor John Hartwig, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Stauffer Lecture
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04/13/18Professor John Hartwig, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Stauffer Symposium
9:00-4:00, TCC 450

Departmental colloquia
Date Speaker Time & Location
09/21/17Professor Alanna Schepartz, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Visualizing organelle dynamics in live cells for (almost) forever at super-resolution
4:00 p.m., GFS 116
Abstract
10/27/17Professor Angela Wilson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
Accurate (and Inaccurate) Energetic and Spectroscopic Properties Across the Periodic Table
4:00 p.m., SGM 101
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03/23/18Professor Peter C. Stair, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
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04/19/18Professor Barbara Imperali, Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Other events
Date Event name Time & Location
09/01/17Burg Lecture
Exploiting the Non-Innocence Of Antimony Ligands: From Organometallic Catalysis to the Photoreductive Elimination of Halogens
4:00 p.m., SLH 100
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10/06/17Olah Lecture: Enzyme Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life4:00 p.m., SGM 123
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