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Inorganic Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
09/04/18Professor Hill Harman, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Boron-Doped Acenes for the Redox Activation of Small Molecules
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
09/11/18Professor Aaron Sadow, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Rare Earth and Main Group Organometallic Compounds for Catalytic Hydroboration and Hydrosilylation
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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09/18/18Professor Scott Daly, Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa
Cooperative Small Molecule Reactivity with Triaminoborane-Bridged Diphosphines and Redox-Active Tetradentate Ligands
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
09/25/18Professor Janet Macdonald, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
Synthesizing Nanoparticles for Green Energy: New Chemistry from the Core to the Surface
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
10/02/18Professor Jeffrey Rinehart, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
Designing molecular and nanoscale materials for bottom-up control of magnetism
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
10/09/18Professor Taylor Sparks, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah
The Promises Challenges, and Opportunities in Materials Informatics
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/16/18Professor Daniel Shoemaker, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois
In Situ Synthesis and Discovery of Functional Inorganic Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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10/30/18Professor Trevor Hayton, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara
Synthesis and Characterization of Atomically Precise Copper Nanoclusters
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/06/18Professor Sara Skrabalak, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
Multimetallic Nanomaterials by Design
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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12/04/18Professor Seth Marder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Applications of Molecular Dopants and Interface Modifiers for Electronic and Opto-Electronic Applications
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
01/22/19Professor Aaron Appel, Department of Physical Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboraotry
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12:30 p.m., tba
01/29/19Professor Jakoah Brgoch, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
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12:30 p.m., tba
02/05/19Professor John Berry, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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12:30 p.m., tba
02/12/19Professor Mark Allendorf, Department of Metal Organic Framework Materials for Electronic Devices, Energy Harvesting and Sensing, Sandia National Laboratory
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12:30 p.m., tba
02/19/19Professor Lawrence Sita, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland
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12:30 p.m., tba
02/26/19Professor David Herbert, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba
TBA
12:30 P.M., SSC Auditorium
03/19/19Professor Yujie Sun, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University
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12:30 P.M., SSC Auditorium,
04/09/19Professor Connie Lu, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
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12:30 p.m., tba
04/16/19Professor Tom Meyer, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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12:30 p.m., tba
04/23/19Professor Joe Hupp, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
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12:30 p.m., tba

Chemical Biology seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
08/30/18Professor Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
In Cell Biochemistry: Targeting Synergies in Dynamic Protein Ensembles
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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09/06/18Professor Evan Miller, Department of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Electrophysiology, Unplugged: New Chemical Tools to Watch Cells in Action
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/08/18Professor Bryan Dickinson, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Harnessing Evolution to Tackle Challenges in Synthetic Biology and Molecular Recognition
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/15/18Professor Danica Fujimori, Department of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Regulation and Inhibition of Jumonji Histone Demethylases
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
11/29/18Professor Kai Zhang, Department of Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Delineating receptor tyrosine kinase signaling pathways during cell differentiation and embryonic development
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/07/19Professor Dirk Trauner, Department of Chemistry, New York University
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03/07/19Professor Danny Chou, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah
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03/28/19Professor Rakhi Rajan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
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04/11/19Dr. Morgan Huse, Immunology Research Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Organic-Materials Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
10/08/18Professor Peter Zhang, Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Metalloradical Catalysis for Stereoselective Radical Reactions
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
10/17/18Professor Adelina Voutchkova, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University
Value-added Chemicals from CO2 and Biomass via Transfer Hydrogenation from Glycerol
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
10/24/18Professor Giovanni Costantini, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Seeing is Believing: High-Resolution Scanning Probe Microscopy of Conjugated Polymers
3:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
10/24/18Professor Michael Hilinski, Department of Chemistry University of Virginia
New Frontiers in Catalytic Heteroatom Transfer: Applications to Late Stage Oxidation and Small Molecule Synthesis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
10/25/18Professor Shelley Claridge, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Standing, Lying, and Sitting: Transforming the Cell Membrane to Interface with Synthetic Nanomaterials
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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11/07/18Professor Masahiro Murakami, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Organic Synthesis Driven by Photons
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
11/14/18Prof. G. K. Surya Prakash, Chemistry Department, University of Southern California
Beyond Oil and Gas - The Methanol Economy
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
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
01/30/19Professor Guoliang (Greg) Liu, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
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12:00 p.m., Olah Library
02/27/19Professor Jianguo Mei, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
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12:00 p.m., Olah Library
03/13/19Professor Emily Pentzer, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
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12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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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Physical-Theoretical Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
09/10/18Professor Robert Baker, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University
Visualizing Ultrafast Electron Dynamics at Catalytic Surfaces
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
10/15/18Professor Ziad Ganim, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Force-Detected Absorption Spectroscopy in Solution With Optical Tweezers
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
10/29/18Dr. Peter Walter, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
The TMO Instrument: Opportunities and Plans for Time-resolved Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science at LCLS-II
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
Abstract
11/05/18Professor Josh Vura-Weis, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ultrafast extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy reveals short-lived states in transition metal complexes and organohalide perovskite semiconductors
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/12/18Professor Adam Willard, Department of Chemistry, Massachusettts Institute of Technology
The statistical mechanics of hydrogen bonding at the liquid water interface
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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11/19/18Professor Lois Pollack, School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University
How Partners Fold RNA and DNA
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/25/19Professor Wei Xiong, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
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12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
03/04/19Prof. Gang Lu, California State University Northridge
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04/08/19Professor Sunil Saxena, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
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12:00 p.m., tba
04/15/19Prof. Tessa Calhoun, U. Tennesse Knoxville
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Special Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
08/01/18Dr. Raji Heyrovska, Academy of Sciences Czech Republic
The Golden Ratio in Atomic Architecture and Additivity of Radii in Bond Lengths
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract
10/26/18Prof. Ron Naaman, Department of Chemical and Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Chiral Molecules and the Electronís Spin - From Spintronics to Enantio-Separation
2:00 p.m., SSL 150
Abstract
11/08/18Professor Gunther Andersson, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders Univesity, South Australia
Analyzing the Structure of Soft Matter Interfaces
5:00 p.m., SGM 460
Abstract
02/06/19Professor Carlos Gutierrez, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry California State University, Los Angeles
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12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract

Other events
Date Event name Time & Location
10/05/18Olah Lecture4:15 p.m., SGM 123
Abstract
10/26/18Burg Lecture: New BN Isosteres of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons4:00 p.m., SLH 100
Abstract
03/21/19Stauffer Lecture4:00 p.m., tba
03/22/19Stauffer Symposiumtba

 

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