Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2014 Chemistry Seminars

December 8, 2014
Dr. Hee Yeon Cho
University of California, Berkeley
Title: "Transition Metal Catalysis and Extended ∏-Systems: Towards Synthetic Efficiency and Selectivity"
Please Note this Seminar only will be on Monday at 2:00 p.m. in FH 105

December 4, 2014
Dr. James Devery
University of Michigan
Title: "Reaction Design Enabled by Mechanistic Understanding"

December 1, 2014
Dr. Ivan Dempsey Hayatt
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Title: "Synthesis from a Diverse Perspective: From Lanthanides and Actinides to Hypervalent Iodine and Cyanocarbenes"
Please Note this Seminar only will be on Monday at 12:00 p.m. in MUND 414

November 20, 2014
Dr. David Harris
Northwestern University
Title: "Stabilization of Reactive Intermediates in Metal-Organic Frameworks" 

November 13, 2014
Dr. Don Wink
UIC
Title: "Fluorescence as a means to illuminate what we need chemistry students to know now"

October 30, 2014
Dr. Robert Gennis
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: "The diversity of the heme-copper oxidoreductase superfamily: Proton channels, oxygen channels and evolution" 

October 23, 2014
Dr. Brian Cannon
Loyola University Chicago-Physics Dept.
Title: "Local and global DNA remodeling within DNA repair mechanisms"

October 16, 2014
Dr. Aaron Aponick
University of Florida
Title: "Ground State Stabilization in 5-Membered Heterocyclic Biaryl Ligands for Enantioselective Catalysis"

October 9, 2014
Dr. Miriam Freedman
Pennsylvania State University
Title: "The Structure of Atmospheric Particles & Impacts on Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate"

September 25, 2014
Dr. Walter Fast
University of Texas at Austin
Title: "Covalent Inhibition Strategies to Control Nitric Oxide Production...And Beyond"

September 18, 2014
Denkewalter Lecture
Dr. Theodor Agapie
Caltech
Title: "Synthetic Models of Biological and Heterogeneous Active Sites for Oxygen Evolution and Reduction"
Please note this Seminar only will be in the evening 6:00 P.M. in Crown Center Auditorium

September 11,2014
Dr. Ryan Davison
ACS, Washington, DC
Title: "How Politics are Impacting Chemistry and Basic Research"    

April 22, 2014
Dr. Wei Tsung Lee
Indiana University
Title: I: "Tris (Guanidinato) Complexes of High-Valent Iridium
        II: From a Catalase Mimic to a Water Oxidation Catalyst: Ligand Modification of Mn Complexes"

April 17, 2014
Dr. James Tour
Rice University
Title: "Carbon Growth and Application"
http://www.jmtour.com

April 10, 2014
Dr. Stacey Lowry Bretz
Miami University of Ohio
Title: "Chemistry Misconceptions and Concept Inventories: Students' Interpretations of Multiple Representations"
http://chemistry.miamioh.edu/bretzsl


March 27, 2014
Dr. Manos Mavrikakis 
Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "Heterogeneous catalysis from First-principles: Reaction mechanisms and catalyst design"

March 20, 2014
Dr. Evgeny Katz
Clarkson University, Potsday, NY
Title: "Bioelectronics: From Novel Concepts to Practical Applications"
http://www.clarkson.edu/biosci_chemistry/faculty_pages/katz.html

February 27, 2014
Dr. John Flanagan
Penn State Medical School
Title: "Dissecting cellular architecture: Chemistry on a grand scale"
http://profiles.psu.edu/profiles/ProfileDetails.ASPX?From=SE&Person=675

February 20, 2014
Dr. Sergiy Rosokha
Roosevelt University
Title: "Halogen bonding: from crystal engineering to electron-transfer reaction"

February 13, 2014
Dr. Po-Heng Lin
California Institute of Technology
Title: "1. Lanthanide Based Single-Molecule Magnets: Next Generation Magnetic Storage Materials  2. Rare Earth Metal Ions in Manganese-Oxido Clusters as Models of the Oxygen-Evolving Complex of PhotosystemII"

February 6, 2014
Dr. Khadine Higgins
Indiana University Bloomington
Title: "Biophysical Characterization of Bacterial Proteins Involved in Metal Ion Homeostasis and Sulfer Metabolism"

February 3, 2014
Dr. Jianwei Sun
University of California, Berkeley
Title: "Colloidal Semiconductor Nanowires: From Quantum Confinement to Artificial Photosynthesis"

January 23, 2014
Dr. Preston Snee
University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: “Synthesis, Functionalization, and Biological Imaging with Quantum Dots”