Chemistry Seminar Program


Fall 2013 | Spring 2014

January | February | March | April | May | June

All seminars begin at 3:40 pm in Dabney 124 unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments will be served outside Dabney 124 at 3:30 pm.

January

Monday, January 6

Organic Candidate Seminar, Host: Joshua Pierce

Sarah Wengryniuk, Scripps Research Institute

“Endeavors in Methodology Development and Natural Product Total Synthesis”

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 220 at 3:40 pm

Friday, January 10

Host: Dave Shultz

Mike Elliott, Colorado State University

“Light-Induced, Multi-Step Charge Separation in Dye Cells and Molecular Assemblies” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 220 at 3:40 pm

Friday, January 17

Host: Joshua Pierce

Christopher D. Vanderwal, University of California-Irvine

“Chemical Synthesis of Polyhalogenated Natural Products” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, January 24

Host: Christian Melander

Alison Frontier, Rochester University

“New Cyclization Cascades for Natural Product Synthesis” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, January 31

Host: Tatyana Smirnova

Gary Brudvig, Yale University

“Water oxidation chemistry of photosystem II and artificial systems” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

February

Wednesday, February 5

Special Graduate Student Seminar, Host: David Muddiman

Guillaume Robichaud, North Carolina State University

“Infrared Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (IR-MALDESI MSI): Source Design and Data Analysis” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 210 at 8:00 am

Friday, February 7

Host: Mike Whangbo

Daniel C. Fredrickson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Chemical frustration: Lessons in Materials Design from Complex Intermetallic Phases” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Tuesday, February 11

Special Interest Seminar, Host: Alex Smirnov

Wilfred van der Donk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Posttranslational Modifications in Natural Product Biosynthesis” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 220 at 3:40 pm

Friday, February 14

Host: Elena Jakubikova

Steven Wheeler, Texas A&M

“Understanding the Nature of Non-Covalent Interactions Involving Aromatic Rings” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, February 21

Host: Alex Smirnov

Susumu Takahashi, University of Southern California

“Nanoscale magnetic resonance spectroscopy using a single spin diamond probe” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, February 28

Host: David Muddiman

Evan R. Williams, University of California, Berkeley

“New insights into molecular structure and ion solvation from mass spectrometry” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

March

Friday, March 7

TBD

Friday, March 14

Spring Break

Friday, March 21

Recruitment weekend

Friday, March 28

Host: Paul Maggard

Viktor V. Poltavets, Michigan State University

“Soft Chemistry Approaches to New Cathode, Thermoelectric, and Strongly-Correlated Electron Materials” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Monday, March 31

Special Organic Seminar, Host: Joshua Pierce

Michael Willis, University of Oxford

“Taming Sulfur Dioxide for Synthesis and Catalysis”

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Cox 306 at 3:40 pm

Monday, March 31

Special Inorganic Seminar, Host: David Shultz

Prof. Martin Kirk, University of New Mexico

“Donor-Acceptor Interactions Relevant to Charge Separation and Charge Transport”

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 220 at 3:30 pm

April

Friday, April 4

Host: Elena Jakubikova

John P. Perdew, Tulane University

“Climbing the Ladder of Density Functional Approximations” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, April 11

Host: Leslie Sombers

Jim Jorgenson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Exploring the Limits of Resolution in Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis” [ View Abstract (PDF) ]

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 124 at 4:00 pm

Friday, April 18

Spring Holiday

Monday, April 21

Host: Elena Jakubikova

Marcus Jones, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“How bright is your quantum dot? Inducing multi-exciton emission with nanostructured gold”

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 220 at 3:40 pm

Friday, April 25

Dead week

January | February | March | April | May | June

Fall 2013 | Spring 2014