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Inorganic Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
01/30/18Professor Paul G. Hayes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge (Canada)
Designing New Ancillary Ligands for Organometallic Chemistry of the f-Elements
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/06/18Professor Vincent Artero, Department of Chemistry, University of Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble. France
Towards molecular-based H2-evolving photocathodes
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/13/18Professor James Neilson, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Towards a paradigm of materials design: kinetic control in solid state chemistry
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/20/18Professor Christopher Cummins, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phosphorus-Element Bond-Forming Reactions
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/27/18Professor Michelle Dolgos, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
Structure-Property Relationships in Novel Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/06/18Professor Louis Piper, Department of Chemistry, Binghamton University, SUNY
Mind the gap: Bridging the theoretical and practical capacity of layered Li-ion batteries
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/13/18Professor Ian Tonks, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the Ti II /Ti IV Redox Couple for New Organic Methods
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/14/18Professor Dean Roddick, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
Platinum Organometallics under Superacidic Conditions: An Extreme Approach to Modeling Electrophilic Alkane Activation
12:30 p.m., SGM 460
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03/27/18Dr. Susan Habas, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Advances in Nanoscale Metal Phosphide and Carbide Catalysts for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/03/18Professor Emily McLaurin, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
Controlling Nanocrystal Properties using Surface Chemistry
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/10/18Professor Kenneth Hanson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
Harnessing Molecular Photon Upconversion Using Self-Assembled Multilayers on Metal Oxide Surfaces
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/17/18Professor Claudia Turro, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University
Excited States of Transition Metal Complexes: From Fundamental Science Toward Photochemotherapy
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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Chemical Biology seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
02/01/18Professor Eric Kool, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Probing DNA Repair Pathways with Designer Nucleotides
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/08/18Professor Matthew Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Viral Evolution, the 1918 Spanish Flu, and the Chemical Biology of Proteostasis
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/15/18Professor David Vocadlo, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Chemical Biology Tools to Perceive and Perturb Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Processing Enzymes in Living Systems
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/08/18Professor Minkui Luo, Chemical Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chemical Interrogation of Protein Methyltransferases: Function, Inhibition and Mechanism
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/22/18** CANCELLED ** Professor Morgan Huse, Department of Chemistry, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mechanical Control of Cytotoxic T Cell Function
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/05/18Dr. Mitchell deLong, Vice President, Chemistry R&D, Aerie Pharmaceuticals
The Discovery of Netarsudil, the First FDA-approved ROCK Inhibitor for the Treatment of Glaucoma
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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Organic-Materials Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
01/23/18Professor Christopher Chang, Department of Chemistry, 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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01/25/18Professor Yogesh Surendranath, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bridging Molecular and Hetereogeneous Electrocatalysis Through Graphite Conjugation
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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01/31/18Professor Kevin Noonan, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
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 (Germany)
Very Strong and Confined Acids Enable a General Approach to Asymmetric Lewis Acid Catalysis
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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02/21/18Professor Christopher Uyeda, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Catalysis at Metal-Metal Bonds
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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04/18/18Professor Jenny Y. Yang, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Catalysis for Renewable Fuels
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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04/23/18Professor David Milstein, Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Design of Catalytic Reactions for Sustainable Synthesis and Energy
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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04/25/18Professor Loi Do, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
Therapeutic SIMSCats: In Pursuit of Catalytic Medicines
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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05/08/18Professor Dmitry Peryshkov, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina
Multiple Metal-Boron Interactions in Carboranyl Pincer Complexes
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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Physical-Theoretical Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
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 and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Molecular Complexity at Air-Water Environmental Interfaces
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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02/26/18Professor Sean Roberts, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas
Manipulating Energy and Spin in Molecular Semiconductors
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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03/26/18Professor Patanjali (Pat) Kambhampati, Department of Chemistry, McGill University
Surface Science on the Nanoscale and Optical Analogs of 2D-NMR
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/02/18Professor Anne B. McCoy, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
Understanding spectral signatures of large amplitude vibrations and hydrogen-bonding through studies of the vibrational spectroscopy of solvated ion complexes
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/09/18Professor Massimo Olivucci, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University
Is Vibrational Coherence Required for Optimizing Double Bond Photoisomerization Quantum Yields?
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/16/18Professor Latha Venkataraman, Department of Applied Physics and Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Quantum Interference Based Single-molecule Insulators
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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04/30/18Professor Laura Gagliardi, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Electronically Excited States and Metal Containing Systems are a Challenge for Modern Quantum Chemistry
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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Special Chemistry seminar series
Date Speaker Time & Location
02/15/18Dr. Anirban Roy, Anasys Instruments Corporation
Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy and Imaging: Looking beyond the Diffraction Limit
3:30 p.m., SGM 101
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02/23/18Professor Raymond C. Stevens, Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Founding Director, The Bridge Institute, USC
Fifteenth Annual Carl M. Franklin Lecture on Science and Society: A New Approach Towards Diabetes Drug Discovery
4:00 p.m., SGM 123
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04/04/18Professor Travis Williams, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Applications and Mechanism in Hydrogen Transfer Catalysis
12:00 p.m., ZHS 163
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04/24/18Professor Peter Qin, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Understanding Nucleic Acid Recognitions Using Site-Directed Spin Labeling
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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Departmental colloquia
Date Speaker Time & Location
03/23/18Professor Peter C. Stair, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Gas Phase Routes to Solid Catalyst Materials
4:00 p.m., SLH 100
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04/19/18Professor Barbara Imperali, Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Chemistry and Biology of Asparagine-Linked Protein Glycosylation
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium
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Other events
Date Event name Time & Location
04/12/18Stauffer Lecture: Catalysis - Dictating What We Make and How We Make It4:00 p.m., SGM 123
04/13/18Stauffer Symposium: Advancing Chemistry with Catalysis and Synthesis9:00-4:00, TCC Room 450
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