Visiting Speakers Seminars

2017/18 Schedule

All seminars are held in Chemistry room 226 unless otherwise indicated.

Date/time

Speaker/Institution

Title/Sponsorship

Host

Friday
September 7
1:30 pm
Professor Janis Louie
Department of Chemistry
The University of Utah
Adventures in Fe and Ni Catalysis M. Stradiotto
Friday
September 14
1:30 pm
Professor Roger Linington
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
Integrated Methods for Bioactive Natural Product Discovery A. Thompson
Wednesday
September 19
1:30 pm
Professor Stephen G. Newman
Department of Chemistry  University of Ottawa
New Cross-Coupling Reactions by C-O Bond Activation: A High Throughput Approach to Reaction Discovery M. Stradiotto
Friday
September 28
1:30 pm
Professor Christopher N. Rowley
Department of Chemistry
Memorial University
The Right Method for the Right Problem: Modeling Ions, Membranes, and Covalent-Modifiers E. Johnson
The Coffin Lecture (Oct. 19) has been postponed – date TBA. TBA The Coffin Lecture (Oct. 19) has been postponed – date TBA. N.P. Schepp
Friday
October 26
1:30 pm
Professor Barry A. Blight
Department of Chemistry
University of New Brunswick
Using the Hydration of Zirconium MOFs to Develop New Functional Materials

M. Dasog

Friday
November 2
1:30 pm
Sir Shankar Balasubramanian    Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge

Walter J. Chute Research Lecture

The Structure and Function of the DNA Quadruplex Helix - G Quadruplex

N.P. Schepp
Friday
November 2
5:00 pm
Scotiabank Auditorium
Sir Shankar Balasubramanian    Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge

Walter J. Chute Public Lecture

Decoding Human Genomes on a Population Scale

N.P. Schepp
Friday
November 9
1:30 pm
Professor Samuel A. Johnson
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Windsor
The Fab Five: Cooperative C−H, C−S, C-C, and C−O Bond Activation by Nickel M. Stradiotto
Friday
November 16  1:30 pm
Professor Jeff R. Dahn
Departments of Physics & Atmospheric Science and Chemistry
Dalhousie University
Challenge, Some Success, Heartbreak, More Success and Still Much More to be Done: A Personal Story About Positive Electrode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries M. Obrovac
Wednesday
November 21
1:30 pm
Mr. Toby Bond
Industrial Scientist Canadian Light SourceSaskatoon
Inside the Black Box: The Power of In-Situ Synchrotron Techniques P. Zhang
Friday
November 23  1:30 pm
Professor Albert Stolow
Departments of Chemistry & Physics
University of Ottawa
Coherent Nonlinear Optical Raman Microscopy: Label-free, Chemical-specific Imaging for Biology, Mineralogy and Material Science J.W. Zwanziger
Monday
November 26  1:30 pm
Professor Warren E. Piers
Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
First Row Transition Metal Complexes of a Dianionic Pentadentate Ligand: Metal Oxos, Oxyls and Hydroxides  L. Turculet
Wednesday
December 5
1:30 pm

Prof. Himanshu Jain
Lehigh University

Driving ~Perfect Disorder to ~Perfect Order in Solids J.W. Zwanziger
Friday
December 7  1:30 pm
Professor Adam P. Willard
Department of Chemistry
MIT
The Statistical Mechanics of Hydrogen Bonding at the Liquid Water Interface A. Kelly
Friday
December 14  1:30 pm
Dr. Gregory Hughes Merck & Co., Inc. The Development of a Biocatalytic Approach to Unnatural Nucleosides Therapeutics M. Stradiotto
Friday
January 11
1:30 pm
Professor Sean Barry
Department of Chemistry
Carleton University
TBA E. Johnson
Friday
January 18
1:30 pm
Professor Alexander T. Radosevich
Department of Chemistry
MIT
TBA A. Speed
Friday
January 25
1:30 pm
Professor Eva Zurek
Department of Chemistry
University at Buffalo State University of New York
TBA E. Johnson
Thursday
January 31
1:30 pm
Professor Hiroshi Naka
Research Center for Materials Science
Nagoya University
(Photo)catalytic Conversion of Water and Alcohols for Selective Chemical Synthesis M. Stradiotto
Friday
February 8
1:30 pm
Professor Robert H. Coridan
Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Arkansas
TBA M. Dasog
Friday
February 15
1:30 pm
Professor Curtis P. Berlinguette
Departments of Chemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of British Columbia
TBA M. Freund
Friday
February 22
1:30 pm
Professor Ignacio Franco
Departments of Chemistry and Physics
University of Rochester
TBA A. Kelly
Friday
March 1
1:30 pm
Professor Randall V. Martin
Departments of Physics & Atmospheric Science and Chemistry
Dalhousie University
TBA N.P. Schepp
Friday
March 15
1:30 pm
Professor Glen Briand
Department of Chemistry
Mount Allison
TBA A. Speed
Friday
March 22
1:30 pm
Professor Leonard R. Mac Gillivray
Department of Chemistry
University of Iowa
TBA E. Johnson
Friday
March 29
1:30 pm
Professor Robert W. Schurko
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Windsor
TBA J.W. Zwanziger
Friday
April 5
1:30 pm
Professor Robert R. Knowles
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
TBA
A. Speed
Friday
April 12
1:30 pm
Professor Audrey Moores
Department of Chemistry
McGill University
TBA M. Dasog