Chemistry Seminar Program

Fall 2014 | Spring 2015

August | September | October | November | December

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


Friday, August 22

Host: Morteza Khaledi

Leslie Sombers, North Carolina State University

“Disambiguating the Complex Chemical Mechanisms Underlying Basic Brain Function using Microelectrochemistry”

Friday, August 29

No Seminar


Friday, September 5

Host: Gufeng Wang

Joel M. Harris, University of Utah

“Spectroscopy under the Microscope: Chemical Analysis in Femtoliter Volumes”

Seminar Abstract

Friday, September 12

Host: Morteza Khaledi

Gavin Williams, North Carolina State University

“Reprogramming the Biosynthesis of Natural Products”

Friday, September 19

Host: Joshua Pierce

Jeff Aube, University of Kansas

“New Heterocyclic Chemistry: Methods, Libraries, and Biology”

Seminar Abstract

Friday, September 26

Host: Gufeng Wang

Zachary Schultz, University of Notre Dame

“Nanostructure Plasmonic Enhancements for Chemical Analysis”

Seminar Abstract


Friday, October 3

Host: Alex Nevzorov

Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, University of Michigan

“Dynamic Structures of Membrane Proteins and Amyloid Proteins by NMR”

Seminar Abstract

Monday, October 6

Host: Felix Castellano

Leif Hammarström, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University

“Molecular Mechanisms of Artificial Photosynthesis”

Seminar Abstract

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Cox 206 at 2:00 pm

Friday, October 10

No Seminar

Fall Break

Special Interest Seminar
Friday, October 17

Host: Gavin Williams

Mary Anderson, Texas Women's University, Dallas

Mary's research involves the use of combined computational and experimental techniques to study protein: protein interactions, allostery, and substrate binding in clinically relevant enzyme systems.

Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 210 at 11:00 AM

Friday, October 17

Host: Elena Jakubikova

Tom Cundari, University of North Texas

“Metal-Methyl + Dioxygen = Fire + Water? Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Methane”

Seminar Abstract

Friday, October 24

Host: Felix Castellano

Mark Thompson, University of Southern California

“Sensitization and Symmetry Breaking Charge Transfer in Organic Solar Cells”

Seminar Abstract

Friday, October 31

Host: Elon Ison

Michael B. Hall, Texas A&M University

“Computational Modeling of Hydrogenase Biomimetics”

Seminar Abstract


Organic Division Seminar
Wednesday, November 5

Host: Joshua Pierce

Hao Xu, Georgia State University

“Searching for New Reactivity: Iron-Catalyzed Stereoselective Olefin Aminohydroxylation and Aminofluorination Reactions”

Note: Seminar will be held at 4:00 PM

Friday, November 7

Host: Leslie Sombers

Richard M. Crooks, University of Texas at Austin

“Paper Diagnostic Devices for Electrochemical Detection of Biological Weapons”

Seminar Abstract

Friday, November 14

Host: Chris Gorman

Todd Emrick, University of Massachusetts Amherst

“Adapting nature's functionality to synthetic polymers”

Seminar Abstract

Friday, November 21


Friday, November 28

No Seminar

Thanksgiving Holiday


Special Seminar
Friday, December 12

Host: Chemistry Department and the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center at NCSU

David Sherman, University of Michigan


Note: Seminar time and location TBD

August | September | October | November | December

Fall 2014 | Spring 2015