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Seminar Schedule

Fall 2021 seminar schedule

Course: CHEM 494/5940 (Chemistry Seminar)

Term: Fall 2021

Instructor: Prof. Tom Cundari (; phone: 940-369-7753

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Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Thursdays, 3:30-4:20 PM in CHEM 109 or via Zoom All seminars are free and open to the public

  • 9/1 LeGrande Slaughter, UNT
    Chair's Welcome
  • 9/8 Nicole Graulich, Justis Liebig University - Giessen (Hosts: Atkinson, Collini, Corrales)
    The Iceberg Phenomenon - What does research tell us about teaching organic chemistry?
  • 9/15 Gavin Williams, North Carolina State University (Host: Skellam)
    Synthetic Biology Approach to New-to-Nature Natural Products
  • 9/22 Adrian Roitberg, University of Florida (Host: Valsson)
    Machine Learning for Accurate Energies and Forces in molecular systems. Uses in conformational searches and free energy calculations
  • 9/29 Marilyne Stains, University of Virginia (Host: Atkinson)
    Variations in the Teaching of Resonance: An Exploration of Organic Chemistry Instructors' Enacted Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • 10/6 Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Host: Yan)
    Seeing Smells: An Adventure in Molecular Recognition
  • 10/13 Bin Wang, The University of Oklahoma (Host: Ma)
    Role of Interfacial Charge Transfer and Excitation for Chemical Conversion
  • 10/20 Changhee Lee, Kangwon National University (Host: Wang)
    Oligopyrrolic macrocycles; from pi-conjugated to molecular receptors
  • 10/27 Alan Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto (Host: Cundari)
  • 11/3 Mark Thompson, University of Southern California (Host: Omary)
    21st Century Alchemy: Making Coinage Metals Act Like Platinum Group Metals
  • 11/10 Ongjen Miljanic, University of Houston (Host: Ma)
    Greenhouse Capture in Porous Molecular Crystals
  • 11/17 Douglas MacFarlane, Monash University (Hosts: Cundari, D'Souza and Kelber)
    Electrochemistry for Sustainable Ammonia Synthesis (Via Zoom)
  • 11/24 Thanksgiving Holiday -- No Seminar
  • 12/1 Nikita Burrows, Monmouth University (Host: Atkinson, Corrales)
    Alternative teaching methods and assessments in undergraduate chemistry courses