Skip to content

The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

College of Science


Chemistry & Biochemistry

Seminars are at 3 p.m. 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.


January 24

Speaker: Kristin Hutchins, professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University

Title: “Dynamic Molecular Motion, Phase Transitions, and Thermal Expansion Properties of Organic Crystals”


January 31

Speaker: Donald E. Elmore, professor, Department of Chemistry, Wellesley College

Title: “Characterization and Design of Histone-Derived Antimicrobial Peptides”


February 3 (Monday) SH 100

Speaker: Dorota Gryko, professor, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Title: “Photoredox Catalysis with Porphyrins”


February 7

Speaker: Seongmin Lee, professor, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Title: "8-Oxoadenine: A Long-Neglected DNA Lesion"


February 14

Speaker: Alex Weiss, professor, Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Arlington

Title: “Using Antimatter to Study the Chemistry of Surfaces”


February 21

Speaker: Xiankai Sun, Professor, Department of Radiology,  UT Southwestern Medical Center

Title: “Towards Molecular Imaging of Kidney Cancer”


February 28

Speaker: Karen Draths, professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University

Title: “Exploration of Biological and Chemical Catalysis for Transformation of Methane and Carbon Dioxide into Commodity Chemicals”


March 6

Speaker: Masoud Agah, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

Title: “Two-Decade Residency at the Crossroad of Microsystems Engineering and Analytical Chemistry”                                                 


March 11 (Wednesday)

Speaker: Peter Wipf, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

Title: “Total Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Ergot Alkaloids”


March 13

Spring Break vacation


March 20

Speaker: Professor Richard McCreery, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta

Title: "Molecules in Circuits: A New Breed of Electronics?"


March 27

No seminar - COS ACES Research Symposium


April 3

Speaker: Jin Kun Cha, professor,  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University/NSF

Title: “Organic Synthesis Driven by Release of Ring Strain"


April 10

Speaker: Keary Engle, professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute

Title: "Universal Alkene Functionalization as an Aspirational Driver"


April 17

Speaker: Pengyu Ren, professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Title: “Intermolecular Forces in Molecular Recognition”


April 24

Speaker: Elyssia Gallagher, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University

Title: “Pushing the Boundaries of H/D Exchange-Mass Spectrometry to Analyze Glycans”


May 1

Speaker: Bing Xu, professor, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University

Title: "Enzymatic Noncovalent Synthesis (ENS) for Supramolecular Biomaterials"


Earth & Environmental Sciences

Tech Sessions are held at 12 p.m. Fridays in Geosciences Building (GEO) Room 104 unless otherwise noted.


January 21 (Wednesday) 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Maya Reimi, UC Santa Cruz

Title: “Paleoceanography/climatology”


January 24

Speaker: Rocky Roden, Geophysical Insights

Title: “The Direction of Machine Learning in Geoscience Interpretation”


January 27 (Tuesday) 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Nathan Brown, UC Berkeley

Title: “Tectonics/thermochronology”


January 31, 1 p.m.

Speaker: Matthew Herman, Utrecht University

Title: “Earthquake”


February 7

Speaker: Steve Dworkin, Baylor University

Title: “A Late Triassic climate reconstruction using paleosol mineral assemblages from the Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona”


February 14

Speaker: Jung-Hwan Kwon, Korea University

Title: “Microplastics and environmental chemistry/toxicology”


February 21

Speaker: Nicholas Perez, Texas A&M University

Title: “Tectonics in the Central Andes: Investigating the Earth System”


March 6

Speaker: Un-Jung Kim, assistant professor, The University of Texas at Arlington

Title: “Environmental biogeochemistry”


March 13

Spring Break vacation


March 20

Speaker: Majie Fan, associate professor, The University of Texas at Arlington

Title: “Uplift of the Rocky Mountains”


March 27

No Tech Session – COS ACES Research Symposium


April 3

Speaker: Patrick Getty, Collin College

Title: “The radiation of insects into lakes in the Early Jurassic, as recorded by trace fossils from the Hartford and Deerfield basins of Massachusetts”


April 10

Title: Discussing EES posters and talks from COS ACES Research Symposium

Hosted by: Majie Fan, associate professor, The University of Texas at Arlington


April 24

Title: “Life at the edge of what is possible: Microbial biosignatures in the lower oceanic crust”

Speaker: Virginia (Ginny) Edgcomb, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution




Physics colloquia are held at 4 p.m. Wednesdays in Science Hall (SH) Room 100 unless otherwise noted.


January 22 (in SH 103)

Speaker: Lei Li, University of Notre Dame

Title: “Improving Visual Perception by Nanoparticle-Mediated Devices”