Visiting Speakers Seminars

2019/20 Schedule

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

Date/time

Speaker/Institution

Title/Sponsorship

Host

Cancelled
Friday September 6
1:30pm
 
Professor Charles Sykes
Department of Chemistry
Tufts University
Single-Atom Alloy Catalysts: Born in a Vacuum, Tested in Reactors, and Understood In Silico P. Zhang
Friday
September 13
1:30 pm
Dr. Jeffrey Albert
IntelliSyn Pharma Inc
Montreal
Successful Drug Discovery:  Combining Excellence in Design and Excellence in Synthesis A. Speed
Friday
September 20
1:30 pm
Professor Arend G. Dijkstra
School of Chemistry
University of Leeds
Shining Light on Large Molecular Complexes A. Kelly
Friday
September 27
1:30 pm
Dr. Jason Burch
Ventus Therapeutics
Discovery of Doravirine: a Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor for the Treatment of HIV D.L. Jakeman
Monday
September 30
1:30 pm
Professor Alex Speed
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
The Evolution of Asymmetric Reduction Catalysts with Active Phosphorus Hydrogen Bonds N.P. Schepp
Friday
October 4
1:30 pm
Professor P. Andrew Evans
Department of Chemistry
Queen’s University
Stereoselective Construction of Challenging C-C Bonds: Total Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Agents A. Speed
Friday
October 11
1:30 pm
Professor David J. Nelson
Department of Chemistry
University of Strathclyde
Understanding Reaction Mechanisms and Structure/Reactivity Relationships in Oxidative Addition to Nickel(0): Implications for Cross-Coupling Catalysis M. Stradiotto
Friday
October 18
1:30 pm
Professor Laura Turculet
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
Si in Ligand Design: Novel Structure and Reactivity Involving Transition Metal silyl Pincer Complexes N.P. Schepp
Friday
October 25
1:30 pm
Dr. Kimberly A. McManus
Partner/Patent Agent
Aird McBurney

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture

Process for Making a Patent Agent: Step 1- Obtain a Dalhousie Chemistry Degree

N.P. Schepp
Friday
November 1
1:30 pm
Professor Eric Rivard
Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta
FLPs, Silylenes, and Polymers Containing Heavy Main Group Elements S. Chitnis
Friday
November 8
1:30 pm
Professor Joseph A. Schwarcz
Department of Chemistry
McGill University
Walter J. Chute Research Lecture

The Challenge Of Separating Sense From Nonsense
N.P. Schepp

Friday
November 8
5:30 pm

Scotiabank Auditorium

Professor Joseph A. Schwarcz
Department of Chemistry
McGill University

Walter J. Chute Public Lecture

Nutritional Advice-Is There a Solution to The Confusion?

N.P. Schepp
Friday
November 15
1:30 pm
Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere
Department of Chemistry
Western University
Proton- and Structurally-Responsive Ligands for Catalysis M. Stradiotto
Friday
November 22
1:30 pm
Professor Cathleen Crudden
Department of Chemistry
Queen’s University
Metal catalysts, clusters and surfaces:
Catalytic preparation of chiral bio-molecules and the chemistry of carbon-based monolayers
M. Stradiotto
Monday
November 25
1:30 pm
Professor David Zechel
Department of Chemistry Queen's University
Genomics Driven Discovery of New Enzyme Reactions and Molecules D. Jakeman
Cancelled
Friday
November 29
1:30 pm
Professor Robert A. Britton
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
New Strategies for the Synthesis of Carbohydrate and Nucleoside Analogues and a New Family of 18F-Labelled Amino Acids for Oncological PET Imaging A. Thompson
Friday
December 6
1:30 pm
Professor Adrian L. Schwan
Department of Chemistry
University of Guelph
Stereoselection, Synthesis and Computation in the Evaluation of Sulfenic Acid Anion Chemistry A. Thompson
Monday
December 9
1:30 pm
Professor Peter de B. Harrington
Department of Chemistry
Ohio University
Chemometrics for the Masses:  How to Painlessly Improve Your Science P. Wentzell
Friday
January 17
1:30 pm
Professor Kathryn E. Preuss
Department of Chemistry
University of Guelph
Dimers are a Girl's Best Friend: How Dimerization of Organic Radicals Leads to Interesting Magnetic Behaviour E. Johnson
Friday
January 24
1:30 pm
Professor Francesca M. Kerton
Department of Chemistry
Memorial University
Chemistry of Renewable Carbon Tina Taskovic
Monday
January 27
1:30 pm
Professor Tim Storr
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
Advances in Ligand Design for Bioinorganic Chemistry Applications M. Stradiotto
Friday
January 31
1:30 pm
Professor Betar M. Gallant
Department of Mechanical Engineering
MIT

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series
co-sponsored by Clean Technologies Research Institute

Lithium Batteries: A Trajectory From Metal-Gas Reactions to Design of Improved Interfaces

M. Dasog
Friday
February 14
1:30 pm
Professor Mary Anne White
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

Thermodynamic Stability of Carbon Allotropes: Repeating Lavoisier’s experiment, but with a happier ending

 N.P. Schepp
Friday
February 21
1:30 pm
Professor Brett McCollum
Department of Chemistry
Mount Royal University

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

Representational Competencies and the Flipped Classroom: Redesigning the Learning Experience in Chemistry

A. Crane &
M. Whalen
Friday
February 28
1:30 pm
Professor M. Vicki Meli
Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Mount Allison University

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

Developing Insight and Intuition for the Interfacial Behaviour of Nanoparticles

M. Dasog
Friday
March 6
1:30 pm
Professor Richard K. Brow
Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

Structure, Properties, and Biomedical Opportunities for Borophosphate Glasses

J.W. Zwanziger
Friday
March 13
1:30 pm
Professor Jean-Francois Masson
Department of Chemistry
University of Montreal

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

Plasmonic Nanobiosensors: From Therapeutic Drug and Environmental Monitoring to Optophysiology of Living Cells

P.D. Wentzell
Friday
March 20
1:30 pm
Professor Prashant K. Jain
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series
co-sponsored by Clean Technologies 
Research Institute

TBA

M. Dasog
Wednesday
March 25
1:30 pm
Professor Sophie Rousseaux
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

Strategies for Selective C–C and C–O Bond Cleavage in Cyclopropanols and Nitriles

M. Stradiotto
Friday
March 27
1:30 pm
Professor Sarah L. Price
Chemistry Department
University College London

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

The crystallisation of organic molecules – a challenge to theory and experiment

Grad Students
Friday
April 3
1:30 pm
Professor Christina M. Woo
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Harvard University

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

TBA

A. Speed
Monday
April 6
1:30 pm
Professor Drew Marquardt 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Windsor

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

co-sponsored by Clean Technologies 
Research Institute

TBA

J.W. Zwanziger
Wednesday
April 15
1:30 pm
Professor Tomislav Rovis
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University

Carl C. Coffin
Lecture Series

TBA

A. Speed