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Seminars for 2014


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dow Lecture Series


Professor William D. Jones     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Why Do Weaker Metal-Carbon Bonds Lead to More Stable Complexes? What’s Going On?

Abstract           Host: William Tolman



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Student Seminar Series


Professor Robert Waymouth     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Stanford University, Stanford CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Catalysis: The Enabling Science for Polymer Synthesis

Abstract           Host: Lindsay Johnson



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor Daniel Figeys     (web page)
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
University of Ottawa, Ottawa Canada

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

The Brain Proteome: Technologies and Applications

Abstract           Host: Edgar Arriaga



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Aldrich Chemicals Seminar in Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Professor Vy Dong     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

A Few of My Favorite Rings: Catalysis Inspired by Natural Lactones and Lactams

Abstract           Host: Christopher Douglas



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Student Seminar Series


Benjamin Gilbert, Ph.D.     (web page)
Earth Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Ultrafast Pump-Probe Studies of Mineral Redox Reactions

Abstract           Host: Jennifer Soltis



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dow Lecture Series


Assistant Professor Theodor Agapie     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Synthetic Cluster Models of Biological and Heterogeneous Oxygen Evolving Catalysts

Abstract           Host: Connie Lu & Valerie Pierre



Thursday, March 6, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor David Vanden Bout     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Texas, Austin

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymer Aggregates: Building up Bulk Materials from Single Polymer Chains

Abstract           Host: David Blank



Monday, March 10, 2014

Special Seminar


Assistant Professor Naoki Haraguchi     (web page)
Department of Environmental and Life Sciences
Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi Japan

Time:   2:30 PM
Room: 117/119 Smith Hall

Molecular Design of Novel Polymeric Chiral Catalysts for Asymmetric Reaction

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Special Seminar


Assistant Professor Mitchell Croatt     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Discovery, Design, and Desperation: Three Excellent Tools for New Reactions

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor Michael Krische     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Texas, Austin

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Formation of C-C Bonds via Catalytic Hydrogenation and Transfer Hydrogenation

Abstract           Host: Andrew Harned



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Special Seminar


Assistant Professor Chris Beaudry     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Oregon State University, Corvalis Oregon

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Synthesis of Natural Products with Conformational Chirality

Abstract           Host: Christopher Douglas



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dow Lecture Series


Assistant Professor JR Schmidt     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

First-Principles Force Fields from Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theory

Abstract           Host: Laura Gagliardi



Friday, April 4, 2014

AbbVie Workshop Series


Professor Hung-Wen "Ben" Liu     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas, Austin TX

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Studies of SpnF-catalyzed [4+2]-cycloaddition in the biosynthesis of spinosyn A

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Student Seminar Series


Professor Jacqueline K. "JK" Barton     (web page)
Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

DNA-Mediated Signaling

Abstract           Host: Anna Komor



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dow Lecture Series


Professor Ramesh Jasti     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Boston University, Boston MA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

The Bottom-Up Organic Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes

Abstract           Host: Christopher Douglas



Monday, April 14, 2014

Special Seminar


Professor Katarzyna Błażewska    
Technical University of Lodz, Lodz Poland

Time:   3:30 PM
Room: 101J Smith Hall

Synthesis & Biological Characterization of Novel Phosphonocarboxylate RabGGTase Inhibitors

Abstract           Host: Mark Distefano



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Special Seminar


Jared Piper, Ph.D.     (web page)
Principal Research Scientist
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis Indiana

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Process Research and Development of 2-Aryl Substituted Pyrrolidines

Host: Andrew Harned



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor Squire J. Booker     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Penn State, University Park PA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

A Radical Strategy for Antibiotic Resistance: Mechanistic Dissection of a Novel Post-Transcriptional Modification of 23S rRNA

Abstract           Host: Lawrence Que Jr.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Eric Dane, Ph.D.    
Departments of Chemistry & Biomedical Engineering
Boston University, Boston MA

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Novel Bioinspired Carbohydrate Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Bioactivity Studies

Abstract           Host: William Tolman



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bayer Lecture in Sustainability


Professor George Huber     (web page)
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI

Time:   7 PM
Room: 100 Bell Museum

Renewable Plastics: Step One in Breaking Our Oil Addiction

Abstract           Host: Marc Hillmyer



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor Shana Kelley     (web page)
Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Toronto, Ontario Canada

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Ultrasensitive Biomolecular Detection Using Nanostructured Metals

Abstract           Host: Valerie Pierre



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Moscowitz Seminar Series


Professor Frank Neese     (web page)
Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Insights into Biological Energy Conversion in Photosystem II from a Combination of Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Abstract           Host: Christopher Cramer



Thursday, May 1, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor Shelley Minteer     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Enzymatic and Mitochondrial Bioelectrocatalysis for Energy Conversion Applications

Abstract           Host: Christy Haynes



Friday, May 2, 2014

AbbVie Workshop Series


Professor Gary Molander     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

A Novel Mechanistic Paradigm for Cross-Coupling

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Student Seminar Series


Professor David Nesbitt     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

From Single Molecule RNA Folding to Single Nanoparticle Plasmonics: The Beauty of One at a Time

Abstract           Host: Melissa Baudhuin & Solaire Finkenstaedt-Quinn



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Etter Lecture


Professor Paul Weiss     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Cooperative Function in Atomically Precise Nanoscale Assemblies

Abstract           Host: Timothy Lodge



Friday, August 8, 2014

Special Seminar


Professor James Herndon     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM

Time:   4 PM
Room: 117/119 Smith Hall

Design of Novel Multicomponent Cycloadditions Using Conjugated Furans and Pyrroles

Abstract           Host: Steven Kass



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor Laura Gagliardi     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Gas Separation and Catalysis in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Abstract          



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Connie Lu     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Harnessing Metal-Metal Bonds: Redox Properties and Small-Molecule Reactivity

Abstract          



Monday, September 15, 2014

Special Seminar


Professor Omar Farha     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University, Evanston IL

Time:   4 PM
Room: 402 Walter Library

Functional Metal-Organic Framework Materials: Design, New Synthesis Methods, and Processing

Abstract           Host: Laura Gagliardi



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Lee Penn     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Special Seminar


Assistant Professor Matthew Whited     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Carleton College, Northfield MN

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Connie Lu



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Jennifer Ogilvie     (web page)
Department of Physics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Renee Frontiera



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Professor Reginald Penner     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Philippe Buhlmann



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Christine Payne     (web page)
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Christy Haynes



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Xiaosong Li     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington, Seattle WA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Jiali Gao



Friday, October 24, 2014

AbbVie Workshop Series


Professor Guido Pauli     (web page)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
University of Illinois, Chicago IL

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Thomas Hoye



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Student Seminar Series


Assistant Professor Katherine "Kallie" Willets     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas, Austin TX

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Sarah Gruba



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Jennifer Schomaker     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Thomas Hoye



Friday, October 31, 2014

Special Seminar


Assistant Professor Mircea Dincă     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Connie Lu



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor Marina Guenza     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Oregon, Eugene OR

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Ilja Siepmann



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Aldrich Chemicals Seminar in Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Assistant Professor Mary Watson     (web page)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Delaware, Newark DE

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Transition Metal Catalysis of Non-Traditional Electrophiles

Abstract           Host: Andrew Harned



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Assistant Professor Stephen Maldonado     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Wayne Gladfelter



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Departmental Seminar


Associate Professor David McCamant     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: David Blank



Friday, November 21, 2014

AbbVie Workshop Series


Professor Rick Danheiser     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Host: Thomas Hoye