SEMINAR AND COLLOQUIA SCHEDULE - SPRING 2020
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.
Speaker: Kristin Hutchins, professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Title: “Dynamic Molecular Motion, Phase Transitions, and Thermal Expansion Properties of Organic Crystals”
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”
Speaker: Seongmin Lee, professor, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Title: "8-Oxoadenine: A Long-Neglected DNA Lesion"
Speaker: Alex Weiss, professor, Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Using Antimatter to Study the Chemistry of Surfaces”
Speaker: Xiankai Sun, Professor, Department of Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Title: “Towards Molecular Imaging of Kidney Cancer”
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”
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”
Spring Break vacation
Speaker: Professor Richard McCreery, professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Title: "Molecules in Circuits: A New Breed of Electronics?"
No seminar - COS ACES Research Symposium
Speaker: Jin Kun Cha, professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University/NSF
Title: “Organic Synthesis Driven by Release of Ring Strain"
Speaker: Keary Engle, professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Title: "Universal Alkene Functionalization as an Aspirational Driver"
Speaker: Pengyu Ren, professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Title: “Intermolecular Forces in Molecular Recognition”
Speaker: Elyssia Gallagher, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University
Title: “Pushing the Boundaries of H/D Exchange-Mass Spectrometry to Analyze Glycans”
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
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
January 31, 1 p.m.
Speaker: Matthew Herman, Utrecht University
Speaker: Steve Dworkin, Baylor University
Title: “A Late Triassic climate reconstruction using paleosol mineral assemblages from the Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona”
Speaker: Jung-Hwan Kwon, Korea University
Title: “Microplastics and environmental chemistry/toxicology”
Speaker: Nicholas Perez, Texas A&M University
Title: “Tectonics in the Central Andes: Investigating the Earth System”
Speaker: Un-Jung Kim, assistant professor, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Environmental biogeochemistry”
Spring Break vacation
Speaker: Majie Fan, associate professor, The University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “Uplift of the Rocky Mountains”
No Tech Session – COS ACES Research Symposium
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”
Title: Discussing EES posters and talks from COS ACES Research Symposium
Hosted by: Majie Fan, associate professor, The University of Texas at Arlington
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”