Seminars

September

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

September 7, 2016

Professor Kenichiro “Ken” Itami, Nagoya University

“Exploring Nanocarbon Materials and Plant Biology by C-H Activation”

4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

September 13, 2016

Professor Stanislaus Wong, Stony Brook University

“Designing High-Performance Nanoscale Catalysts for Small Molecule Reactions: Probing Size and Composition-Dependent Electrocatalytic Behavior in Noble Metal-Based Nanowires”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

September 19, 2016

Professor Rinaldo Poli, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC Toulouse)

“Synthesis of Polymeric Nanoreactors and Applications to Biphasic Catalysis: Learning about Polymer Dynamics from Coordination Chemistry”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Wilbur Cross Medal Seminar

September 22, 2016

Professor Arthur Nozik, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), University of Colorado, Boulder

“Future Generation Approaches to Converting Solar Photons to Electricity and Fuels”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 27, 2016

Professor Francesco Paesani, University of California San Diego

“Towards Understanding Hydration One Water Molecule at a Time”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 29, 2016

Professor Henry Fritz Schaefer, University of Georgia

“Density Cumulant Functional Theory: Methods and Applications”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

October

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

October 4, 2016

Professor Poul Petersen, Cornell University

“Giving infrared spectroscopy a boost: new methods for studying interfaces, chirality, and strongly hydrogen-bonded complexes”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

October 5, 2016

Professor Robin Yonggui Chi, Nanyang Technological University

“Carbene Organic Catalysis: Toward New Activation Modes and Rapid Synthesis of Functional Molecules.”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

October 6, 2016

Professor Sean Brady, Rockefeller University

Chemical Biology Institute, West Campus

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

October 10, 2016

Professor Kyle Lancaster, Cornell University

“Mechanistic and Electronic Structural Insights into the Metallobiochemistry of Nitrification”

4:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

October 25, 2016

Professor Matt Beard, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

“Carrier Dynamics at Semiconductor Interfaces and Semiconductor Nanocrystal Surface Chemistry”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

November

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 1, 2016

Professor Qiu Wang, Duke University

“Leveraging Chemistry for Biology and Therapy: New amination strategies to access biologically important molecules”

4:00 pm, Room 123 Chemistry Research Building

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 3, 2016

Professor Cristina Nevado, University of Zurich

“Mechanistic Diversity in Transition Metal Catalyzed Alkene and Alkyne Difunctionalization Reactions”

3:30 pm, Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 3, 2016

Dr. Jeff Song, Boehringer Ingelheim

“Asymmetric Synthesis of a Complex FLAP Inhibitor Containing an All-Carbon Quaternary Chiral Center”

4:30 pm, Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

November 4, 2016

Professor Jillian Dempsey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Processes Underpinning the Production of Renewable Fuels”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

November 7, 2016

Professor Alexander Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Cation-Responsive Pincer-Crown Ether Complexes for Tunable Catalysis”

4:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

November 14, 2016

Professor Maurice Brookhart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Houston

“Olefin Polymerizations Using Late Transition Metal Catalysts: Synthetic and Mechanistic Aspects”

4:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

December

Kirkwood Award Seminar

December 2, 2016

Professor Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley

“Mechanics of Genome Editing by CRISPR-Cas9”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

December 6, 2016

Professor Tom Allison, Stony Brook University

“Cavity-Enhanced Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Ultrafast Meets Ultrasensitive”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 8, 2016

Professor Paramjit Arora, New York University

“Rational Design of Ligands for Protein Surfaces and Catalysts for Amide Bond Formation”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

December 13, 2016

Professor Carlos Meriles, The City College of New York

“Probing molecular dynamics at the nanoscale via individual paramagnetic centers in diamond”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 15, 2016

Professor David Chenoweth, University of Pennsylvania

“Design and synthesis of new chemical tools for probing, manipulating, and imaging biological systems”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

January

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

January 12, 2017

Professor Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Dynamic Droplets”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

January 26, 2017

Professor Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute

“Models for the Origin of Biological Homochirality”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

January 30, 2017

Professor Suljo Linic, University of Michigan

“Atomistic Engineering of Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electro-Catalysts by Tailoring Local Chemical Environment of Pt Surface Sites”

4:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

February

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

February 6, 2017

Professor Cyrille Costentin, Paris Diderot University

“Molecular Electrocatalysis of CO2 Reduction. Mechanistic Insights”

4:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

February 16, 2017

Professor Simon Meek, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Stereoselective Metal-Catalyzed C-C Bond Forming Reactions of Boron-Stabilized Nucleophiles”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

February 21, 2017

Professor Eric Potma, University of California, Irvine

“Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy in the Single Molecule Limit”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

February 23, 2017

Professor Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, Princeton University

“Discovery of new small molecule chemistries from activation of cryptic biosynthetic gene clusters”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

February 28, 2017

Professor Christian Merten, Ruhr-University Bochum

“Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy in Liquid and Solid Rare Gases”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

March

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

March 22, 2017

Professor Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

“Visualization of Macromolecular Structure, Dynamics and Interactions using Cryo-EM.”

3:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

April

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

April 10, 2017

Dr. Greg Whiteker, Dow AgroSciences

4:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 13, 2017

Professor Robert Knowles, Princeton University

“Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Organic Synthesis”

3:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 13, 2017

Dr. Adrian Ortiz, Bristol-Myers Squibb

“Development of an Innovative and Stereoselective Synthesis of BMS-986001”

4:30 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

April 18, 2017

Professor Tatyana Polenova, University of Delaware

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 24, 2017

Professor Mark Gandelman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

May

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

May 4, 2017

Jonathan Sessler, University of Texas

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Physical Chemistry

May 5, 2017

Professor Richard Zare, Stanford University

3:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

May 18, 2017

Professor Mark Lemmon, Yale University

“New Lessons in Regulation of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases”

4:00 pm, Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory