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.
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!”
Speaker: Jeffery L. Coffer, professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University
Title: "Silicon Nanotubes for Potential Therapeutic and Energy-Relevant Applications"
Speaker: Kami Hull, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Title: “Development of Transition Metal-Catalyzed Amination Reactions”
Speaker: Bart Bartlett, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Title: "The Role of Nitrate Ion in Catalyzing Alcohol Oxidations: toward Biomass Valorization"
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)”
Speaker: David Cliffel, professor, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
Title: “Electrochemically Instrumenting Organs on a Chip”
Poster session (no seminar)
Speaker: Jin Kyoon Park, professor, Department of Chemistry, Pusan National University
Title: "Selective Organic Tranformations Using Ynamides and Allenamides for Their Useful Applications”
Speaker: H. Lee Woodcock, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida
Title: “PETase: Engineering and characterization of a plastic ‘eating’ enzyme”
Speaker: Joseph P. Sadighi, professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: “Bonding and Reactivity in Low-Coordinate Copper and Nickel Complexes”
Speaker: Mercouri Kanatzidis, professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Title: “Poor Man’s High Performance Semiconductors: The Amazing Perovskites”
Speaker: James Nowick, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Title: “Unlocking the Mysteries of Amyloid Diseases with Macrocyclic β-Sheet Peptides”
Speaker: Raja Ghosh, professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Title: "Fast, High-Resolution Protein Separation Using Unconventional Membrane Devices"