Chemistry Department Colloquium - Fall 2016
Coordinated by Michelle L. Personick, Professor of Chemistry

Seminars are held in room 84, Hall-Atwater Laboratories at 3:30 p.m. 
Coffee is served outside room 84 before the seminar and 
refreshments are served afterwards in the Chemistry Lounge (Hall-Atwater Laboratory, Room 6).

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
September 9 Dr. Angela Hight Walker, PhD '94 National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
"Recent Progress in Raman Spectroscopic Characterization of Carbon Nanostructures: Nanotubes & Graphene." Prof. Stewart E. Novick
September 16 Prof. Richard H. West Northeastern University  "Predicting complex reaction systems though automatic construction of detailed kinetic models." Prof. Michelle L. Personick
September 23 Prof. Pinghua Liu Boston University  Alkaloid biosynthesis: examples of iron-enzyme catalyzed C-S bond and endoperoxide formation Prof. Erika Taylor
September 29, Thursday Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Anna Marie Pyle Molecular Biophysics Retreat

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Department of Chemistry,
Yale University
Structural and mechanistic insights into RNA splicing Professors Ishitia Mukerji and David L. Beveride
September 30  
October 7 Prof. Jacob Stewart Connecticut College  "High-resolution spectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers" Prof. Stewart E. Novick
October 14 Prof. Julie Millard Colby College "CSI New England: Serving Time at the Maine State Police Crime Lab" Prof. Erika A. Taylor
October 21 Prof. Jing Zhao University of Connecticut  “Structural Evolution of Bimetallic Nanoparticles during Synthesis”. Prof. Michelle L. Personick
October 28 Prof. Jennifer M. Heemstra University of Utah "Harnessing Nucleic Acid Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly for Biosensing and Bioimaging. Prof. Erika A. Taylor
November 4 Prof. Mark Ratner Northwestern University
By Indirections Find Directions Out: Electron Passage in Organic Solar Cells Prof. David Beveridge
November 11 Prof. David Boucher College of Charleston Solubility Parameters: A Mathematical Approach Prof. Michelle L. Personick

Chemistry Department Colloquium - Spring 2017

Coorindated by Prof. Michelle L. Personick

Hall-Atwater Laboratories 84 at 3:30 p.m. Coffee is served outside room 84 before the seminar and
refreshments are served afterwards in the Chemistry Lounge (Room 6, Hall-Atwater)

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host
January 27  Prof. Steven Tait Indiana University, Bloomington

"Developing Chemistry Activity at Surfaces Through Molecular and Supramolecular Design.”

Prof. Michelle L. Personick
February 3  Prof. AnGayle Vasiliou   Middlebury College  "Thermal Decomposition Mechanisms of Sulfur Compounds" Prof. Michelle L. Personick
February 10  Prof. Katherine Mirica  Dartmouth College "Stimuli-Responsive Materials for Chemical Sensing and Microelectronics" Prof. Brian Northrop
February 17  Prof. Thomas Seery  University of Connecticut  “Growing Polymers on Surfaces” Prof. Michelle L. Personick
February 24 TBA
March 3 Prof. Charles Jakobsche Clark University: Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

"From Organic Synthesis to Chemical Biology"

Prof. Michael Calter
March 10   



March 31  Prof. Jennifer Koviach-Côté Bates College  "Automated Synthesis of O-Mannosylated ​Glycans" Prof. Erika A. Taylor
April 7

 Prof. Andreas Gahlmann


University of Virginia "High-Throughput 3D Tracking of Single Proteins in Live Bacterial Cells" Prof. Stewart Novick
April 14  Prof. Gary Grubbs II Missouri University of Science & Technology "FTMW Spectroscopy and the Fundamentals of Nature: A window to bonding, structure, and chirality" Prof. Stewart Novick
April 21

Prof. Vince Ortiz

 Auburn University  

"Electron Propagator Theory, Dyson Orbitals and Correlation-Bound Anions" Prof. Michael Frisch
April 28 Dr. Keith Fandrick co-presenting with  Dr. Nina Gonnella Boehringer Ingelheim  "Development of an accurate and efficient NMR chemical shift prediction procedure using B3LYP/cc-pVDZ: A powerful method  for molecular structure elucidation” Prof. Michael Calter