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Visiting Speakers Seminars

2016/17 Schedule

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

Date/time

Speaker/Institution

Title/Sponsorship

Host

Monday
August 15
3:00 pm
Professor Jeffrey C. Smith
Department of Chemistry and Institute of Biochemistry
Carleton University
Isotopically-labelled TrEnDi:  New Technology to Increase the Sensitivity and Selectivity of MS-based Lipid Analysis of Complex Biological Samples A.A. Doucette
Friday
September 23
1:30 pm
Professor Aicheng Chen
Department of Chemistry
Lakehead University
Design and Electrochemical Study of Nanomaterials for Green Chemistry and Medical Applications P. Zhang
Wednesday
September 28
1:30 pm
Professor Cathleen Crudden
Department of Chemistry
Queen’s University
From Molecules to Materials: Asymmetric Catalysis and the Preparation of Carbon-based Monolayers on Gold M. Stradiotto
Friday
October 7
1:30 pm
Professor Tomislav Friscic
Department of Chemistry
McGill University

Chemistry of Stones: Development of Solid-state Routes to Molecules and Materials

Co-sponsored by IRM

A. Thompson 
Friday
October 14
1:30 pm
Dr. Kevin P. Bateman
Distinguished Scientist, Merck & Co.
West Point, PA
www.merck.com

Drug Discovery and Development as Seen Through the Eyes of an Analytical Chemist

Carl C. Coffin

N.P. Schepp
Friday
October 21
1:30 pm
Professor Jaclyn Brusso
Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa

Thiatriazinyl Radicals:  A New Spin On A Classic Framework

Co-sponsored by IRM

M. Dasog 
Friday
October 28
1:30 pm
Professor James Brenan
Department of Earth Sciences
Dalhousie University

Zircon Chemistry Reveals Conditions on the Early Earth

Co-sponsored by IRM

MA. White
Thursday
November 3
8:00pm
Chemistry Room 125
Professor Timothy M. Swager
John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Molecular Electronics for Chemical Sensors

Walter J. Chute
Public Lecture

N.P. Schepp
Friday
November 4
1:30pm
Professor Timothy M. Swager
John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dynamic Droplets

Walter J. Chute
Research Lecture

N.P. Schepp
Friday
November 18
1:30 pm
Professor André Beauchemin
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences
University of Ottawa
New Reactivity Using Unusual Isocyanates / Studies on Potential Roles of Carbohydrates in “Origin-of-life" Chemistry
A. Speed
Friday
January 13
1:30 pm

Dr. Michael A. Quilliam
NRC, Halifax

What’s Your Poison? - Thirty Years of Biotoxin Research at the NRC A. Thompson
Friday
January 20
1:30 pm
Professor Timothy F. Jamison
Department of Chemistry
MIT
Continuous Flow Multistep Synthesis M. Stradiotto
Wednesday
January 25
1:30 pm
Professor Rylan Lundgren
Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta
Copper-Mediated Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions of Carbon Nucleophiles M. Stradiotto
Friday
February 10
1:30 pm
Professor Pavle V. Radovanovic
Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo

TBA

Co-sponsored by IRM

P. Zhang
Friday
February 17
1:30 pm
Professor Stephen L. Bearne
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Designing Substrate-Product Analogue Inhibitors for Racemases and Epimerases A. Thompson
Friday
March 3
1:30 pm
Professor Jason Masuda
Department of Chemistry
Saint Mary’s University
New Main Group Chemistry Involving Carbon, Phosphorus and Aluminum A. Speed
Friday
March 10
1:30 pm
Professor Volker W. Blum
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University

Scalable All-Electron Theory - from Molecular Spectroscopy to Materials for Energy Harvesting

Co-sponsored by IRM

E. Johnson & A. Kelly
Friday
March 17
1:30 pm
Dr. John Warner
Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry: The Missing Element

Co-sponsored by IRM

L. Ellis (Grad Student)
Friday
March 24
1:30 pm
Dr. Preston Chase
Green Centre Canada
Development and Commercial Application of Novel Catalyst and Green Solvent Technologies M. Stradiotto
Friday
March 31
1:30 pm
Professor Jan K. Rainey
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Unraveling the Nanoscale Basis of Spider Wrapping Silk Toughness N.P. Schepp
Friday
April 7
1:30 pm
Professor Yvan Guindon
Department of Chemistry
University of Montreal
Synthesis of Bio-Active Agents using Free Radical Chemistry D.L. Jakeman
Monday
April 10
1:30 pm
Professor Andrew P. Dicks
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
On being a Chemistry Teaching Faculty Member at the University of Toronto Chemistry Instructors
Friday
April 28
1:30 pm
Professor Mohsen Kompany-Zareh
Visiting Scientist
Department of Chemistry Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Science
Iran
Multi-way Study of Nano-biochemical Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer P.D. Wentzell