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Seminars for 2013


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Corinna Schindler, Ph.D.    
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Natural Product Synthesis: Design and Discovery of New Avenues to Molecular Complexity

Abstract           Host: Theresa Reineke



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Renee Frontiera, Ph.D.    
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University, Evanston Ill

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Obtaining Structural Snapshots of Reacting Molecules in Real Time with Ultrafast Vibrational and Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopies

Abstract           Host: Christy Haynes



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Shane Ardo, Ph.D.    
Department of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Demonstration of Artificial Photosynthesis with Peeled Silicon Microwire Arrays

Abstract           Host: Aaron Massari



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Student Seminar Series


Professor Hugh Hillhouse     (web page)
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle WA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Earth Abundant Element Solar Cells from Nanocrystal-Inks and Molecular-Inks

Abstract           Host: T. Ryan Knutson



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dow Lecture Series


Professor Randall Snurr     (web page)
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Northwestern University, Evanston ILL

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Molecular Modeling of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy and Environmental Applications

Abstract           Host: Ilja Siepmann



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Alena Kubatova     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks ND

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Chemical Characterization and Mechanism of Crop Oil Pyrolysis to Produce Fuel and Chemical By-Products

Abstract           Host: Michael Bowser



Monday, February 18, 2013

Kolthoff Lecture Series


Professor Mary Wirth     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Time:   3:45 PM
Room: 100 Smith Hall

Protein Separations Using Colloidal Silica: Nanoscale Phenomena

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kolthoff Lecture Series


Professor Mary Wirth     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Protein Separations Using Colloidal Silica: Ultrahigh Performance Chromatography

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kolthoff Lecture Series


Professor Mary Wirth     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Protein Separations Using Colloidal Silica: Miniaturized Electrophoresis and Isoelectric Focusing

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Student Seminar Series


Associate Professor B. Jill Venton     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Developing Rapid Tools for In Vivo Neurotransmitter Measurements

Abstract           Host: Donghyuk Kim



Thursday, February 28, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Professor Qiang Cui     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Development and Application of Approximate Models for Processes in Membrane Proteins and Biomembranes

Abstract           Host: Jiali Gao



Thursday, March 7, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Professor Erno Lindner     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Memphis, Memphis Tennessee

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Optical and Electrochemical Sensors for the Analysis and Monitoring of Small Sample Volumes

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

MPIG Seminar


Assistant Professor Matthew Allen     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Lanthanide Chemistry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Catalysis

Abstract           Host: Valerie Pierre



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Special Seminar


Assistant Professor Geoffrey Hutchison     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Rational Design of Molecular Materials: Molecular Springs, Solar Cells & More

Abstract           Host: Aaron Massari



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Special Seminar


Senior Research Investigator Amin Kamel, Ph.D.     (web page)
Department of Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge MA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Using Structural Alerts to Mitigate Formation of Reactive Metabolites in Drug Discovery

Abstract           Host: Christopher Cramer



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Etter Lecture


Professor Paula T. Hammond     (web page)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Polymer Nano-Assemblies for Targeted Bioresponsive Cancer Delivery

Abstract           Host: Theresa Reineke



Friday, March 29, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Erin Carlson     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Chemical Strategies to Promote Discovery of Antibacterial Agents

Abstract           Host: William Tolman



Monday, April 1, 2013

Special Seminar


Principal Research Scientist Eric Voight, Ph.D.    
Neuroscience Research, Global Pharmaceutical R&D
AbbVie, North Chicago IL

Time:   4:30 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Heterocycle Synthesis in Process and Medicinal Chemistry

Host: Christopher Douglas



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Aldrich Chemicals Seminar in Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Professor Andrew Myers     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Harvard University, Harvard MA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Bringing the Full Power of Chemical Synthesis to Bear on the Discovery of New Antibiotics

Abstract           Host: Andrew Harned



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Student Seminar Series


Professor Lingjun Li     (web page)
School of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Probing Neurochemical Signaling with a Multi-Faceted MS-Based Platform

Abstract           Host: Amy Hogerton



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Student Seminar Series


Professor John T. Yates Jr.     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

A New Kind of Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis on Au Nanoparticles

Abstract           Host: Emily Pelton



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bayer Lecture in Sustainability


Professor Geoffrey Coates     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Time:   7 PM
Room: 100 Smith Hall

In Pursuit of the Perfect Plastic

Abstract           Host: Marc Hillmyer



Friday, April 19, 2013

Moscowitz Seminar Series


Professor Anthony "AC" Legon     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Bristol, Bristol UK

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Systematics of Non-Covalent Interactions: The Hydrogen Bond B...HX, the Halogen Bond B...XY, and the Silver Bond B...AgX

Abstract           Host: Kenneth Leopold



Monday, April 22, 2013

Gassman Lecture


Professor Donna Blackmond     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Reaction Progress Kinetic Analysis: A Powerful Methodology for Streamlining Mechanistic Analysis of Organic Catalytic Reactions

Abstract           Host: William Pomerantz



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gassman Lecture


Professor Donna Blackmond     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

A New Paradigm for Stereocontrol in Organocatalysis

Abstract           Host: William Pomerantz



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gassman Lecture


Professor Donna Blackmond     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Physical and Chemical Models or the Origin of Biological Homochirality

Abstract           Host: William Pomerantz



Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Professor Jeffrey Zink     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Multifunctional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Controlled by Nanomachines for In Vitro and In Vivo Drug Delivery

Abstract           Host: Christy Haynes



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Etter Lecture


Professor Raoul Kopelman     (web page)
Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Applied Physics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Targeted and Cloaked Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Bioanalysis, Biomedical Imaging,Therapy and Surgery

Abstract           Host: Christy Haynes



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Professor Stephen Benkovic     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

A Perspective on Biological Catalysis

Abstract           Host: Gianluigi Veglia



Friday, May 10, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Arthur J. Coury, Ph.D.    
Biomaterials Executive
Coury Consulting Services, Boston MA

Time:   3 PM
Room: 231 Smith Hall

Organic Chemistry: Passport to a “Hybrid” Career

Abstract           Host: Theresa Reineke



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Special Seminar


Professor Richard O'Hair     (web page)
School of Chemistry
University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia

Time:   4 PM
Room: 117/119 Smith Hall

Gas Phase Models for Radical Damage to Biomolecules

Host: Steven Kass



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Special Seminar


Professor S. Ramakrishnan     (web page)
Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Time:   10 AM
Room: 231 Smith Hall

Ordering of Polymers—From the Molecular to the Macroscopic Scale

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Regents Professor Timothy P. Lodge     (web page)
Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Ion Gels and Hydrogels: Designer Soft Materials from Triblock Polymers

Abstract          



Thursday, September 5, 2013

Special Seminar


Associate Professor Patanjali Kambhampati     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
McGill University, Montreal Quebec

Time:   4 PM
Room: 117/119 Smith Hall

Excitons in Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Design Principles for Lasers, Optical Switches, and LEDs

Abstract           Host: David Blank



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Valerie Pierre     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Imaging Metal-Induced Oxidative Stress: Inorganic Chemistry to the Rescue

Abstract          



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor David Blank     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Excitons Dancing in Conjugated Polymers

Abstract          



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Special Seminar


Professor Laurent Maron     (web page)
Laboratory of Physics and Chemistry of Nano-Objects
National Institute of Applied Sciences, Toulouse France

Time:   1 PM
Room: 402 Walter Library

Can Redox Chemistry of Divalent Lanthanide and Trivalent Uranium Complexes be Catalytic? Some Insights from Theory.

Abstract           Host: Laura Gagliardi



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Special Seminar


Joe Allison, Ph.D., & Kristi Fjare, Ph.D.    
Phillips 66
Phillips 66 Research Center, Bartlesville OK

Time:   1 PM
Room: 117/119 Smith Hall

Catalytic Partial Oxidation of Methane: the Phillips 66 COPox Synthesis Gas Process

Abstract          



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Christy Haynes     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Nanoparticle Toxicity and Therapeutics

Abstract          



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Special Seminar


Professor Edward Clennan     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Wyoming, Laramie WY

Time:   4 PM
Room: 117/119 Smith Hall

Type I and Type II Photooxygenations of Organic Sulfides

Abstract           Host: Steven Kass



Monday, September 30, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Andrew Harned     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Cyclohexadienones as a Challenging Platform for Reaction Discovery and Development

Abstract          



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Christopher Douglas     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Synthesis and Crystal Engineering of Small Molecules for Organic Electronics: Catalytic Reactions Based on the Insertion of Transition Metals Adjacent to Carbonyls

Abstract          



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Michael Bowser     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Micro Free Flow Electrophoresis: A Simple Device for Microscale Purification and High-Speed Monitoring

Abstract          



Friday, October 4, 2013

Special Seminar


Cathy Tway, Ph.D., R & D Director     (web page)
Inorganic Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysis
Dow Chemical Company, Midland MI

Time:   4 PM
Room: 402 Walter Library

Innovation in Industry

Abstract           Host: Laura Gagliardi



Monday, October 7, 2013

Gassman Lecture


Professor Craig Hawker     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara

Time:   4 PM
Room: 100 Smith Hall

Materials Inspired by Marine Organisms

Abstract           Host: Valerie Pierre



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Gassman Lecture


Professor Craig Hawker     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

New Approaches to Molecular Building Blocks and Macromolecular Architectures

Abstract           Host: Valerie Pierre



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gassman Lecture


Professor Craig Hawker     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

The Power of Organic Chemistry in Polymer Synthesis

Abstract           Host: Valerie Pierre



Monday, October 21, 2013

Special Seminar


Professor Weston Borden     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas, Denton TX

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Why Does Cyclobutane-1,2,3,4-Tetraone Have a Triplet Ground State?

Abstract           Host: Laura Gagliardi



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Student Seminar Series


Professor Oleg Ozerov     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University, College Station TX

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Reaction Discovery With Pincer Complexes

Abstract           Host: Mayank Puri



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bryce L. Crawford Lectureship


Professor Andrei Tokmakoff     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Chicago, Chicago IL

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

The Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy of Aqueous Proton Transfer

Abstract           Host: David Blank



Monday, October 28, 2013

Special Seminar


Associate Professor Elon Ison     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC

Time:   3:45 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Oxyfunctionalization with Re and Ir Complexes

Abstract           Host: Connie Lu & Ian Tonks



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Student Seminar Series


Professor Anne Andrews     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Serotonin: From Chemical Neurotransmission to Behavior

Abstract           Host: Solaire Finkenstaedt-Quinn & Sarah Gruba



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Special Seminar


Thomas Guggenheim, Ph.D.     (web page)
Chief Scientist
SABIC, Mt. Vernon IN

Time:   5 PM
Room: 117/119 Smith Hall

An Overview of SABIC Followed by Two Technical Presentations

Abstract          



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Etter Lecture


Professor Frances Ligler     (web page)
Department of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University & School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Hydrodynamic Focusing for Sensing and Micro/Nano-Fabrication

Abstract           Host: Andrew Taton



Monday, November 4, 2013

Special Seminar


Professor Per-Ola Norrby     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Gothenburg, Göteborg Sweden

Time:   3:30 PM
Room: 402 Walter Library

Selectivity Modeling in Asymmetric Catalysis

Abstract           Host: Christopher Cramer



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Aldrich Chemicals Seminar in Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Professor James Leighton     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University, New York NY

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

In Pursuit of the Ideal in Natural Product Synthesis–How and Why

Abstract           Host: Andrew Harned



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Professor Paul Floreancig     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Oxidative Carbon–Hydrogen Bond Functionalization in Complex Molecule Synthesis

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Professor Andrew Ewing     (web page)
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Electrochemistry and Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Flies, Cells, and Vesicles

Abstract           Host: Philippe Buhlmann



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Departmental Seminar


Professor Michael Morse     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Electronic Spectra and Electronic Structure of Transition Metal Molecules

Abstract           Host: Doreen Leopold