Visiting Speakers Seminars

2023/24 Schedule

Date/time

Speaker/Institution

Title/Sponsorship

Host

Friday
July 21
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Sarah Burke
Department of Chemistry & Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of British Columbia
Mapping the Frontier: Imaging Molecules and their Electronic States by Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy E. Johnson
Friday
September 8
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Abhishek Chatterjee
Department of Chemistry
Boston College
Genetically Encoded Chemistries to Read and Write Biology A. Baker
Friday
September 15
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Rachel Evans Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
University of Cambridge 
Photon Conversion Materials Based on Organic-Inorganic Hybrids for Photovoltaic and Imaging Technologies

Tyler Saunders, President of Grad Student Society 

Friday
September 22
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Penghao Xiao Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University
Reaction Rates under Applied Voltage/Electric-field -- Three levels of Theory P. Zhang
Friday
September 29
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Caterina Ramogida
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
Production and Chelation of Exotic Radiometals for Theranostic Radiopharmaceuticals C. Charron
Friday
October 13
1:30 pm
Via Zoom
Professor Han Xiao
Departments of Chemistry & Biosciences Rice University
Bring the Power of Antibodies to the Bone A. Baker
Friday
October 20
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Scott Kroeker
Department of Chemistry
University of Manitoba
Built To Last: How NMR Spectroscopy is Improving Nuclear Waste Glasses J. Zwanziger
Friday
October 27
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Zac Hudson
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
High-Performance Luminescent Materials Using Structural Constraint S. Chitnis
Friday
November 3
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Jean-Baptiste d’Espinose
Department of Chemistry
SIMM laboratory
ESPCI Paris - PSL University
The Chemistry of Low-COCements: the Role of the Activating Solution J. Zwanziger
Friday
November 10
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Len Luyt
Department of Chemistry
The University of Western Ontario
Peptides: Transforming Natural Ligands into Therapeutics and Imaging Agents C. Charron
Thursday
November 16
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Bruce A. Arndtsen
Department of Chemistry
McGill University
Alternative Energy Drivers in Palladium Catalyzed Coupling Reactions M. Stradiotto
Friday
November 17
1:30 pm
Room 226
Cancelled
Professor Hemamala Karunadasa
Department of Chemistry
Stanford University
TBA J. Zwanziger
Friday
November 24
1:30 pm
Room 226
Postponed
Professor Joonho Lee
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Harvard University
TBA R. MacDonell
Friday
December 1
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Erin Leitao
Chemical Sciences
University of Auckland
Synthesizing a Circular Economy S. Chitnis
Friday
December 8
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Teresa Head-Gordon Departments of Chemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of California, Berkeley
Role of Interfaces and Electrostatics for Chemical Transformations
E. Johnson
Friday
December 8
2:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Martin Head-Gordon College of Chemistry University of California, Berkeley In Search of Numbers and Insight: Analyzing Bonds and Intermolecular Interactions using Electronic Structure Calculations E. Johnson
Friday
January 12
1:30 pm
Room 226
Dr. Andrew Burnie
Senior Scientist
Paraza Pharma
Paraza Pharma: Who We Are and What We Do
 M. Stradiotto
Friday
January 19
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Peter Mahaffy Department of Chemistry
The King’s University, Alberta
Realizing the Role for Chemistry and Chemistry Education in the Emergence of Sustainability: A Systems Approach M. Whalen
Friday
January 26
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Elizabeth Gillies Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Western University
Self-immolative Polymers: from Synthesis to Applications A. Baker
Friday
February 9
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Timothy A. Su Department of Chemistry University of California, Riverside
Silicon Diamondoids: Atomically Precise Clusters of Crystalline Silicon S. Chitnis
Friday
February 16
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Joonho Lee
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Harvard University
Recent Progress in AFQMC at the Intersection between Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Information Science R. MacDonell
Friday
February 23
1:30pm
Virtual
Professor Nathan Wiebe Department of Computer Science University of Toronto
Efficient Simulations of Molecular Dynamics on Quantum Computers R. MacDonell
Friday
March 8
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Mike A. Robb Department of Chemistry Imperial College, London, UK Controlling the Electrons in Excited State Chemistry (Attochemistry) R. MacDonell
Friday
March 15
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Bulent Mutus Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Windsor
Development of Fluorescent Probes for Diverse Molecules A. Thompson
Friday
March 22
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor James A. Davey Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
TBA C. Charron
Wednesday
March 27
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Karen Waldron
Department of Chemistry
University of Montreal
Crosslinked Proteolytic Enzymes for Microscale Proteomics Applications: A Two-Decade Journey A. Doucette
Friday
April 12
1:30 pm
Room 226
Professor Matthew J. Harrington Department of Chemistry
McGill University
TBA A. Baker