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Inorganic Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
01/22/19Dr. Aaron Appel, Department of Physical Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboraotry
Using Free Energies for H+ and H– Transfers to Design Catalysts for the Reduction of CO2
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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01/29/19Professor Jakoah Brgoch, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
The pursuit of novel phosphors for the next generation of LED lighting
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/05/19Professor John Berry, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
New Chemistry of Metal-Metal Bonded Compounds: Toward a Nitrogen Energy Economy
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/12/19Dr. Mark Allendorf, Department of Metal Organic Framework Materials for Electronic Devices, Energy Harvesting and Sensing, Sandia National Laboratory
Defects in MOFs: Blessing or Curse?
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/26/19Professor David Herbert, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba
Benzannulated Aromatic N-Heterocycles and their Coordination Complexes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/05/19Professor Lawrence Sita, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland
Organometallic, Polymer, and Material Science of the Living Coordinative Chain Transfer Polymerization of Olefins
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/19/19Professor Yujie Sun, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University
Innovative Strategies for Nonconventional Water Splitting and Beyond
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/09/19Professor Connie Lu, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Innovating Bimetallic Active Sites for Small-Molecule Catalysis
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/16/19Professor Tom Meyer, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Making Solar Fuels
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/23/19Professor Joe Hupp, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
AIM-ing for Catalyst Synthesis with Single-atom Precision
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/25/19Professor Roman Dobrovetsky, Department of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University
Chemical Transformations Induced by Main Group Compounds
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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09/03/19Professor Federico Rabuffetti, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Synthesis, Crystal-Chemistry, and Reactivity of Bimetallic Fluoroacetates: From Serendipity to a New Family of Organic–Inorganic Hybrids
12:30 p.m., tba
09/10/19Professor Smaranda Marinescu, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
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12:30 p.m., tba
09/24/19Professor John Arnold, College of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley
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12:30 p.m., tba
10/01/19Professor Michael Nippe, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Taking Inspiration From Bulk: Molecular Electrocatalysis and Magnetization Dynamics of Heterometallic Lanthanide – Transition Metal Complexes
12:30 p.m., tba
10/08/19Professor Dmitri Talapin, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Engineering functionality in colloidal semiconductor nanomaterials
12:30 p.m., tba
10/22/19Professor Cliff Kubiak, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
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12:30 p.m., tba
10/29/19Professor Matthew Conley, Department of Chemistry, University of California Riverside
Generation of Active Sites on Surfaces: A Chemist's View of Heterogeneous Catalysts
12:30 p.m., tba
11/05/19Professor Michael Wolfe, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
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12:30 p.m., tba

Chemical Biology seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
02/07/19Professor Dirk Trauner, Department of Chemistry, New York University
Drawing Inspiration from Nature’s Reactions and Receptors
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/07/19Professor Danny Chou, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah
Insulin Engineering for Optimal Diabetes Treatment
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/28/19Professor Rakhi Rajan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
Mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas Systems
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/11/19Dr. Morgan Huse, Immunology Research Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Architectural Control of Cytotoxic T Cell Function
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/18/19Professor Hien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Specific Inhibition of Heparanase by Glycopolymers for Cancer Therapeutics
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/03/19Professor Brett Van Veller, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
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12:30 p.m., tba
11/07/19Professor Susruta Majumdar, Center for Clinical Pharmacology, Washington University in St. Louis
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12:30 p.m., tba
11/21/19Professor Xiaolin Nan, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University
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12:30 p.m., tba

Organic-Materials Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
01/08/19Professor James Mayer, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Molecular Electrocatalysis and Materials Reactivity from a Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Perspective
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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01/23/19Professor Jacqueline Barton, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
DNA Signaling
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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01/30/19Professor Guoliang (Greg) Liu, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
Block Copolymer-based Porous Carbon Fibers and Plasmonic Polymer NanoComposites
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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02/20/19Professor Sebastien Tibaudeau, Department of Chemistry, Univerisite de Poitier
Creating Molecular Diversity by Exploiting Superacids
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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02/27/19Professor Jianguo Mei, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Semiconducting Polymer Blends: The Best of Two Worlds for Organic Electronics
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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03/13/19Professor Emily Pentzer, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
Assembly of 2D particles at Fluid-Fluid Interface to Architect Advanced Composite Materials
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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04/05/19** CANCELLED ** Professor Plamen Atanassov, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Cailfornia, Irvine
New Generation Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells
2:00 p.m., Olah Library
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04/17/19Professor Francois Diederich, ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry. Department of Chemistry and Applied Bio Sciences
Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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04/24/19Professor Graham Dobereiner, Chemistry Department, Temple University
Acidic Additives in Organotransition Metal Catalysis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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01/22/20Professor Joseph Topczewski, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesotan
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12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/26/20Professor Andrew Weller, Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratories, University of Oxford
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12:00 p.m., Olah Library
04/08/20Professor Justin J. Wilson, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
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12:00 p.m., Olah Library

Physical-Theoretical Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
02/25/19Professor Wei Xiong, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Molecular Polaritons - Janus Particles of Photon and Molecules
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/04/19Professor Gang Lu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University Northridge
Electronic Excitations in Materials: From Photovoltaics to Plasmonics
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/18/19Professor Juergen Gauss, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Toward the Exact Solution of the Electron Correlation Problem
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/25/19Professor Joel Yuen-Zhou, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
Polariton chemistry: molecules in optical cavities
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/08/19Professor Sunil Saxena, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Cu 2+ -ion as an ESR probe of protein/DNA structure
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/15/19** CANCELLED ** Professor Tessa Calhoun, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennesse
Nonlinear Phenomena at the Edge
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/22/19Professor Tessa Calhoun, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennesse
Nonlinear Phenomena at the Edge
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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09/23/19Professor Rolf Schafer, Department of Physical Chemistry, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
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12:00 p.m., tba
10/07/19Professor Lan Cheng, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
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12:00 p.m., tba
10/21/19Professor Chandrasekhar Ramanathan, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College
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12:00 p.m., tba
11/04/19Professor Nicholas Mayhall, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
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12:00 p.m., tba

Special Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
02/06/19Professor Carlos Gutierrez, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry California State University, Los Angeles
A SACNISTA in Academia: Teaching, Research, and Preparing Students for Success in PhD Programs
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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03/08/19Sixteenth Annual Carl M. Franklin Lecture on Science and Society, Dr. Michael J. Ahearn, Founder, and Former CEO and Current Chairman of First Solar
The Solar Energy Industry – Looking Backward and Forward
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
Abstract
03/27/19Professor Barry Thompson, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Reimagining Semiconducting Polymers with Alternative Energy Applications
12:00 p.m., MCB 101
Abstract
04/04/19Professor Matthew Pratt, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Chemical Approaches to Understand Protein O-GlcNAc Modification
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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Other events
Date Event name Time & Location
03/21/1947th John Stauffer Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion3:30 p.m., SGM 123
Abstract
03/22/19Stauffer Symposium in Honor of Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer8:30 to 5:00, TCC 450
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