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Seminars for February 2012


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Matthew Disney     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter FL

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Progress Toward the Rational Design of Small Molecules Targeting RNA from Genomic Sequence

Abstract           Host: Mark Distefano



Monday, February 6, 2012

Kolthoff Lecture Series


Professor Michael Graetzel     (web page)
Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne , Lausanne Switzerland

Time:   3:45 PM
Room: 100 Smith Hall

Lecture #1: The Advent of Mesoscopic Solar Cells

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann & Aaron Massari



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kolthoff Lecture Series


Professor Michael Graetzel     (web page)
Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Lecture #2: Optimizing Photon Harvesting and Charge Carrier Collection in Mesoscopic Solar Energy Conversion Systems

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann & Aaron Massari



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kolthoff Lecture Series


Professor Michael Graetzel     (web page)
Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Lecture #3: Photo Meets Electrocatalysis: United we Split (. . .Water)

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann & Aaron Massari



Thursday, February 16, 2012

Departmental Seminar


Professor & Research Fellow Garry Rumbles     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder
Research Fellow at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Comparing the Primary Electron Transfer Process in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers with Organic Photovoltaic Heterojunctions

Abstract           Host: David Blank



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dow Lecture Series


Associate Professor Yadong Yin     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of California-Riverside, Riverside CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Magnetic Assembly of Responsive Photonic Nanostructures

Abstract           Host: Andreas Stein



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dow Lecture Series


Associate Professor Daniel Mindiola     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Taming Methane and Other Alkanes with Metal-Carbon Multiple Bonds

Abstract           Host: Connie Lu