Visiting Speakers Seminars

2021/22 Schedule

All seminars will be held online via Zoom for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Date/time

Speaker/Institution

Title/Sponsorship

Host

Friday
September 10
1:30 pm
Professor Mita Dasog
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
Refractory Plasmonic Nanostructures:  Exploring Uncharted Territory N. Schepp
Friday
September 17
1:30 pm
Professor Zachary K. Wickens
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Selective Synthesis using Light and Electricity A. Speed
Friday
September 24
1:30 pm
Professor David Herbert
Department of Chemistry
University of Manitoba
Benzannulated Aromatic N-Heterocycles and their Coordination Complexes L. Turculet
Friday
October 1
1:30 pm
Professor Scott C. Warren
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina
Electron Transfer without Redox: A New Paradigm for Energy Storage E. Johnson
Friday
October 8
1:30 pm
Professor Simon Aldridge
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford
Making and Breaking Chemical Bonds with Electron-rich Main Group Compounds S. Chitnis
Friday
October 15
1:30 pm
Professor E. Charles Sykes
Department of Chemistry
Tufts University
Single-Atom Alloy Catalysts: Born in a Vacuum, Tested in Reactors, and Understood In Silicon P. Zhang
Friday
October 22
1:30 pm
Professor Etienne Caron
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
University of Montreal
Deciphering the Immunopeptidomic Landscape of COVID-19 Disease A.A. Doucette
Friday
October 29
1:30 pm
Professor Suzanne Bart
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University
Building Unprecedented Uranium-Nitrogen Multiple Bonds A. Speed
Friday
November 5
1:30 pm
Professor Michelle Adams
School for Resource & Environmental Studies
Dalhousie University
Mitigating the Socio-environmental Trade-offs of Clean Tech Development M. Freund
Friday
November 12
1:30 pm
Professor David M. Perrin
Department of Chemistry
The University of British Columbia
From Curiosity to Need: The First Total Synthesis of Alpha-amanitin and
Related Challenges to Creating Order in Bioactive Peptides
D. Jakeman
Friday
November 19
1:30 pm
Professor Mark E. Tuckerman
Department of Chemistry & Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
Topology, Molecular Simulation, and Machine Learning as Routes to Prediction of Structure and Phase Behavior in Atomic and Molecular Crystals E. Johnson
Friday
November 26
1:30 pm
Professor Sophie Rousseaux
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
New Strategies for the Synthesis of Small Rings and Nitriles M. Stradiotto
Friday
December 3
1:30 pm
Professor Alison Scott
Department of Process Engineering & Applied Science
Dalhousie University
The Power of Statistical Design and Analysis in the Pursuit of Tailor-Made Polymeric Materials M. Stradiotto
Friday
December 10
1:30 pm
Professor Chongyin Yang
Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University
High-energy Aqueous Li-ion Battery Enabled by “Water-in-salt” Electrolyte A. Thompson
Friday
December 17
1:30 pm
Professor Robert A. DiStasio Jr.
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Cornell University
How Dimensionality, Topology, and Void Space Influence the van der Waals Scaling Landscape across the Nanoscale E. Johnson
Friday
January 7
1:30 pm
Professor Stephen Newman
Department of Chemistry University of Ottawa
Engaging Esters, Aldehydes, and Alcohols in Cross-coupling Reactions M. Stradiotto
Friday
January 14
1:30 pm
Professor Paul J. Chirik Department of Chemistry Princeton University The Organometallic Chemistry of Chemically Recyclable Plastics Erin Welsh
Grad Student
Friday
January 21
1:30 pm
Professor David Palmer Department of Chemistry University of Saskatchewan Practical Synthetic Applications of a Versatile Aldolase (Biocatalysis for Beginners) D.L. Jakeman
Friday
January 28
1:30 pm
Professor Joan Brennecke McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering The University of Texas at Austin
Ionic Liquids for Lower Energy Chemical Separations Sarah Martell Grad Student & President of the Green Chemistry Institute
Friday
February 11
1:30 pm
Professor Christine Caputo Department of Chemistry University of New Hampshire
Molecules + Materials: New Approaches to Solar Fuels Synthesis M. Dasog
Friday
March 11
1:30 pm
Matt Adams
Research Scientist BioVectra  
Flow Chemistry in the Synthesis and Scale-up of Pharmaceuticals Erin Welsh
Friday
March 18
1:30 pm
Professor Jean-Francois Paquin
Department of Chemistry Laval University
Recent Advances in the Synthesis of SF5-containing Molecules A. Speed