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
November 18 Hold  TBA Prof. Michelle L. Personick
December 2 Hold  TBA Prof. Michelle L. Personick