The Department of Chemistry's seminars will be held in CHEM 101, 901 14th Street South, at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2017 Seminars


Thursday, January 12

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Graham De Ruiter, PhD, California Institute of Technology, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Towards Terminal High-Valent Metal-Oxo Motifs on Multimetallic Scaffolds

Thursday, January 17

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Matthew B. Chambers, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Strategies for Harnessing Molecular Excited States for Catalysis

Tuesday, January 24

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Danielle Pretorius, Chemistry Graduate Student Literature Seminar
Graphene: The real diamond in the rough?

Tuesday, January 31

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Noemie Elgrishi, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill
Molecular Electrocatalysts for Energy Storage — Fuel Production Selectivity and Mechanistic Insights

Tuesday, February 7

Abby Parrill, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Memphis
Part of the Outstanding Women in Science Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 21

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Sithira Ratnayaka - Graduate Student Literature Seminar
Photopolymerization: Lighting our Future

Friday, March 3

10:00 a.m. in CHEM 320
Mr. Fei Liu
Final Defense of the Doctorate
Polymeric Stimuli-sensitive Self-assembled Micro- and Nano-particles for Controlled Drug Delivery

Thursday, March 23

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Dr. Paul Chang, Founder and VP of Discovery Biology, Ribon Therapeutics, Inc.
RNA Regulation by PARPs

Friday, March 24

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in CHEM 320
Ms. Bhavitavya Nijampatnam, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry
Final Defense of the Doctorate
Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors of S. Mutans Glucosyltyansferases for the Prevention of Dental Caries

Tuesday, March 28

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Dr. Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University
Synthesizing Functional Biomaterials through Protein Engineering
Part of the Outstanding Women in Science Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 29

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in CHEM 101
Mrs. Jennifer Rachel Prado, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry
Final Defense of the Doctorate
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Gel-Sol and Liquid-Liquid Phase Transitions: Effects of Solid Surfaces and Nanoconfinement

Tuesday, April 25

11:00 a.m. - Noon in CHEM 101
Mr. Jeffrey W. McDonald, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry
Literature Seminar
LRRK2: The Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 — A Treatment for Parkinsons

Thursday, April 17

11:00 a.m. - Noon in Education Building room 146
Ms. Angeline Yu, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry
Literature Seminar
Why Tea? Chemistry of Tea Polyphenols

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