Chemistry Department Colloquium, Spring 2019
Coordinated by Prof. Michelle 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).






February 1 Lan Cheng Johns Hopkins University  Lab New advances in excited state theories: Actinides and X-Ray spectroscopy. Prof. Stewart Novick
February 8 Jason Lam Wesleyan University Connecting Renewable Energy with Sustainable Chemical Production: How to Turn Industrial Wastes into Valuable Platform Chemicals Through Electrocatalysis. Prof. Michelle Personick
February 15 Rene Buell Wesleyan University Effects of prior knowledgeon reading to learn concepts in chemistry. TBD
February 22 Dr. Robert Volkmann BioPharma Works CNS Drug Discovery: Relating Molecular Structure to Biological Function Prof. Mike Calter
March 1 Dr. Rachel Austin Barnard College C-O Bond breaking and bond forming strategies: Lessons from biology and heterogenous catalysts Prof. Michelle Personick
March 8 Dr. Brandi Hudson Relay Therapeutics Accelerating Drug Discovery Through Dynamic Visualization of Proteins Prof. Colin Smith
March 15 Spring Break -- -- --
March 22 Spring Break -- -- --
March 29 Prof. Sara Skrabalak Indiana University Strain Engineered Multimetallic Nanocatalysts Prof. Michelle Personick
April 5 Dr. Willie Vann Food and Drug Administration Characterization of Initiation and Polymerization of Polysialic Acid in Pathogenic Bacteria Prof. Erika Taylor
April 12 Prof. Jie "Jay" He University of Connecticut Polymer/Inorganic Hybrid Materials: From Synthetic Chemistry to Catalysis. TBD
April 19 Prof. Severin Schneebeli University of Vermont Bending Polymers into Well-Defined Nanoscale Shapes with Increasing Complexity Prof. Michelle Personick
April 26 Dr. Jian Zhang The Molecular Foundry A Toolbox Approach to Construct Metal-Free Catalysts for Photoredox Catalysis: From Organic Synthesis to Artificial Photosynthesis Prof. Michelle Personick
May 3 Dr. Abhinav Nath University of Washington Canceled Prof. Erika Taylor