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Seminar Schedule

Spring 2024 seminar schedule

Welcome to the 23/24 academic year.

Note that we have an exciting schedule of seminars this Spring

Have a great first week of classes.

Course: CHEM 494/5940 (Chemistry Seminar)

Term: Spring 2024

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Thursdays from 3:30-4:20 p.m. in CHEM 109

All seminars are free and open to the public


  • 1/18 New Faculty interview

  • 1/25 New Faculty interview

  • 2/1 New Faculty interview

  • 2/8 Sarah E. O'Connor, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
    Host: Liz Skellam
    Seminar title: Harnessing Natural Product Pathways (Lyceum Theater)

  • 2/15 Jian Wang, Wichita State University
    Host: Hao Yan
    Seminar title: Facile Synthesis of Two-dimensional (2D) Materials to Discover New Compounds and Stabilize Metastable Modifications

  • 2/22 Fred Bonner II, Prairie View A&M University
    Host: Molly Atkinson
    Seminar title: The Role and Responsibility of Faculty Teaching STEM in the HBCU Context

  • 2/29 Will Dichtel, Northwestern University
    Host: Shengqian Ma
    Seminar title: Polymerization in Two Dimensions

  • 3/7 Jillian L. Dempsey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Host: Francis D'Souza
    Kinetic Barriers to Metal Hydric Complex Formation in Fuel-Forming Catalysis

  • 3/14 Spring break

  • 3/21 Mark A. Olson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    Host: Lee Slaughter
    Seminar title: Harnessing the Unforeseen Hydrochromism of Pyridinium-Based Charge Transfer Salts and Fluorophores

  • 3/28 Emily Que, UT Austin
    Graduate student invited
    Seminar title: Inorganic approaches to biosensing: Magnetic resonance imaging agents and metalloenzyme probes

  • 4/4 Kyle M. Lancaster, Cornell University
    Host: Hao Yan
    Seminar title: Ligand-Centric Perspectives on Inorganic Reactivity

  • 4/11 Daniel Zuckerman, Oregon Health & Science University
    Host: Omar Valsson
    Seminar title: Biophysical computations: Analyzing experiments and accelerating molecular simulations

  • 4/18 David B Berkowitz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Host: Francis D'Souza
    Seminar title: At the Nexus of Stereocontrolled Synthesis, Enzymology and Chemical Biology

  • 4/25 Zili Wu, Ork Ridge National Laboratory
    Host: Shengqian Ma
    Seminar title: Catalytic Insights into Hydrogen Production and Utilization via New Materials and Tools

  • 5/2 Jonathan S. Lindsey, North Carolina State University
    Host: Hong Wang
    Seminar title: Synthesis of Bacteriochlorins - Nature's NIR Pigments

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