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Seminars for October 2013


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

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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

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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

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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