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Seminar Schedule

Fall 2020 seminar schedule

Course: CHEM 494/5940 (Chemistry Seminar)
Term: Fall 2020
Instructor: Prof. Tom Cundari (; phone: 940-369-7753

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Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Fridays, 3:30-4:20 p.m. via Zoom All seminars are free and open to the public

  • 8/28 LeGrande Slaughter, UNT
    Chair's Welcome
  • 9/4 Jaclyn Winter, The University of Utah
    "Harnessing the Chemical Potential of Unprecedented Microbes from the Great Salt Lake"
  • 9/11 Elliott Hulley, University of Wyoming
    "Generation of Transition Metal Electrophiles for Hydrocarbon Functionalization"
  • 9/18 Aurora Clark, Washington State University
    "Descriptors of Energy Landscapes Using Topological Data Analysis"
  • 9/25 Benjamin Sherman, Texas Christian University
    "Improving tin oxide based photoanodes for dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell (DSPEC) applications"
  • 10/2 Devin Matthews, Southern Methodist University
    "Why is Quantum Chemistry So Hard?"
  • 10/9 François P. Gabbaï, Texas A&M University
    "Main group Lewis acids: Applications in Catalysis and Anion Transport"
  • 10/16 Paul Chirik, Princeton University
    "Iron Catalysis for the Upgrading of Hydrocarbons: Toward Next Generation Fuels and Plastics"
  • 10/23 Gary Blanchard, Michigan State University
    "Understanding Organization and Dynamics in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids"
  • 10/30 Timothy Brewster, University of Memphis
    "Systematic Study of Heterobimetallic Group 9-Aluminum Complexes"
  • 11/6 Scott Chambers, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    "Extracting Quantitative Band-edge Profiles from Buried Complex Oxide Heterojunctions from Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectra"
  • 11/13 Linda Chelico, University of Saskatchewan-Canada
    "For better or worse: Antiviral mechanisms of the APOBEC3 deoxycytidine deaminases"
  • 11/20 Ginger Shultz, University of Michigan
    "The Development of Expertise in Structure Elucidation Using NMR Spectroscopy"
  • 11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday -- No Seminar
  • 12/4 Reading Day -- No Seminar