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Seminars for September 2011


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Departmental Seminar


Professor Andreas Stein     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

What's the Point of Nanostructures in Energy Storage Materials?

Abstract          



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Special Seminar


Associate Professor Gregory Dudley     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Florida State University, Tallahassee FL

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Alkyne Chemistry: New Strategies and Tactics

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye



Friday, September 16, 2011

Special Seminar


Assistant Professor Xile Hu     (web page)
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanna Switzerland

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Catalysts Made of Earth-Abundant Elements for Making C-C and H-H bonds

Abstract           Host: Connie Lu



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Student Seminar Series


Professor David MacMillan     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Enantioselective Photoredox Organocatalysis: A New Catalysis Concept of Broad Utility to Chemical Synthesis

Abstract           Host: Rajan Vatassery



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Wenwan Zhong     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of California—Riverside, Riverside CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Analytical Tools for Studying Nanoparticle-Protein Interaction

Abstract           Host: Michael Bowser



Friday, September 23, 2011

iPrime Seminar


Professor Ben Hsiao     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
State University of New York, Stony Brook NY

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Highly Efficient Nanofibrous Membranes for Water Purification

Host: Timothy Lodge



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bayer Lecture in Sustainability and Special Gassman Lectureship


Patrick Gruber, Ph.D.     (web page)
Chief Executive Officer
Gevo, Inc., Englewood CO

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

The Optimal Approach to Renewable Chemicals and Fuels: Combining Chemistry and Synthetic Biology

Abstract           Host: Marc Hillmyer