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Seminar and Colloquia Schedule - Fall 2019

Chemistry & Biochemistry

All seminars are at 3 p.m. on Fridays in Chemistry Research Building (CRB) Room 114 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in CRB Room 112 prior to each seminar.

 

August 30

Speaker: Thomas Strom, adjunct professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington

Title: “The Deserving Dozen. Twelve Women and Men Who Should Have Won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but Didn't!”                        

                             

September 6

Speaker: Jeffery L. Coffer, professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University

Title: "Silicon Nanotubes for Potential Therapeutic and Energy-Relevant Applications"

 

September 13

Speaker: Kami Hull, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Title: “Development of Transition Metal-Catalyzed Amination Reactions”

 

September 20

Speaker: Bart Bartlett, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

Title: "The Role of Nitrate Ion in Catalyzing Alcohol Oxidations: toward Biomass Valorization"

 

September 27

Speaker: Sherri McFarland, professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,  The University of Texas at Arlington

Title: “Adventures in Photomedicine Part 1. Metallodrug Photosensitizers for Treating Cancer with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT); Part 2. Natural Product Extracts for Mitigating Oral Biofilm Through Photodynamic Inactivation (PDI)”

 

October 4

Speaker: David Cliffel, professor, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University

Title: “Electrochemically Instrumenting Organs on a Chip”

 

October 11

Poster session (no seminar)              

 

October 18

Speaker: Jin Kyoon Park, professor, Department of Chemistry, Pusan National University

Title: "Selective Organic Tranformations Using Ynamides and Allenamides for Their Useful Applications”

 

October 25

Speaker: H. Lee Woodcock, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida

Title: “PETase: Engineering and characterization of a plastic ‘eating’ enzyme”

                                                          

November 1

Speaker: Joseph P. Sadighi, professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Title: “Bonding and Reactivity in Low-Coordinate Copper and Nickel Complexes”

                                                     

November 8

Speaker: Mercouri Kanatzidis, professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Title: “Poor Man’s High Performance Semiconductors: The Amazing Perovskites”

 

November 15

Speaker: James Nowick, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Title: “Unlocking the Mysteries of Amyloid Diseases with Macrocyclic β-Sheet Peptides”

 

November 22

Speaker: Raja Ghosh, professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

Title: "Fast, High-Resolution Protein Separation Using Unconventional Membrane Devices"