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Department Seminars 2013-2014

Department Seminars Fall 2013

4:00 pm, Minard 116 unless otherwise noted

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Aug 27

Erika Offerdahl
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

Lowering the Activation Energy: Characterizing the Parameters and Mechanisms in the Catalysis of Student Learning in Science

Aug 29

Pinjing Zhao
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

The Fellowship of the RING: Rational Design of CATALYTIC CYCLES with New Knowledge in Organotransition Metal Chemistry

Sept 3

Sivaguru Jayaraman
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo

 

“LET THERE BE LIGHT” – Sivagroup’s journey at NDSU to Control and Tailor Photochemical Reactivity, Specificity and Selectivity.

Sept 5

Tehshik Yoon
Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Sivaguru Jayaraman
and co-sponsor,
Light Symposium

Photocatalysis with Visible Light

Sept 12

Igor Alabugin
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Sivaguru Jayaraman
and co-sponsor,
Light Symposium

New Tricks from an Old Functional Group: Cascade Reactions of Alkynes

Sept 19

Bruce Armitage
Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Sivaguru Jayaraman
and co-sponsor,
Light Symposium

Over the Rainbow: Noncovalent Dye-Protein Complexes for Fluorescence Imaging and Sensing

Sept 26

Clemens Burda
Center for Chemical Dynamics and Nanomaterials, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Wenfang Sun

Design and Control of the Optoelectronic Properties of Nanomaterials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Oct 3

Corey R. J. Stephenson
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Sivaguru Jayaraman
and co-sponsor,
Light Symposium

Visible Light Mediated Catalysis

Oct 8

Nathan Silvernail
Pittsburg Paint and Glass (PPG) Industries, Inc., Coatings Innovation Center, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Kent Rodgers

Science and Technology at PPG Industries

Oct 10

David G. Whitten
Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Nanoscience and Microsystems Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Sivaguru Jayaraman
and co-sponsor,
Light Symposium

Colloidal Assembly of Surfactant/Oligomer Complexes: Self-Assembly, Photophysics and Antimicrobial Activity

Oct 17

Thomas D. Kim
Department of Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Erika Offerdahl

Student Perceptions of External Representations in Chemistry

Oct 24

Mark Sulkes
Department of Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

John Hershberger

Querying Early Product Chemistry in Complex Processes:  A Cold Molecular Beam Approach

Oct 29

Andrew Harned
Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Mukund Sibi

Cyclohexadienones As A Challenging Platform for Reaction Discovery and Development

Oct 31

Dmitri Kilin
Department of Chemistry, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Uwe Burghaus

Quantum Dynamics of Charge Transfer and Photodissociation

Nov 7

Tao Ye
School of Natural Sciences, Research unit: Chemistry & Chemical Biology, University of California, Merced

Pinjing Zhao

Single Molecule Surface Chemistry of Immobilized DNA: Nanoscale Insights into Nucleic Acids Biosensors

Nov 8
1:30 pm
Morrill 103

Raghavan B. Sunoj
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India

Sivaguru Jayaraman

Stereoinduction in Asymmetric Catalysis: from Rationalizations to Catalyst Design Using Transition State Modeling

Nov 12

Paul Floreancig
Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Mukund Sibi

Oxidative Carbon–Hydrogen Bond Functionalization in Complex Molecule Synthesis

Nov 14

Tomislav Friscic
Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Pinjing Zhao

Mechanochemistry: From Solvent-Free, Low-Energy Synthesis to (photo- or thermo-)Chemically-Driven Mechanical Motion

Nov 19

Janet Smith
Department of Biological Chemistry, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Sangita Sinha and
Women in Research
(Provost’s Office)

Polyketide Synthases: Nature’s Chemical Assembly Lines

Nov 21

Trevor P. Creamer
Center for Structural Biology, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Sangita Sinha

Role of Disorder in Activation of the Essential Phosphatase Calcineurin

Dec 12

Anna K. Swan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA

Svetlana Kilina

Strain Physics in Graphene - from Friction to Pseudo Magnetic Fields (and Real B-field too!)

       

Department Seminars Spring 2014

4:00 pm, Ladd 107 unless otherwise noted

Date

Speaker

Host

Title

Jan 30

Karen G. Fleming
T. C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Christopher Colbert

The Versatile beta-Barrel Gives Up a Novel Hydrophobicity Scale and Other Secrets of the Membrane

Feb 27

Sherwin-Williams
R&D professionals, Heather Becker and Mark Wasil, Automotive Finishes Division, Cleveland, Ohio

Graduate Student Association

Start Your Career with a Great Finish

Mar 13

Adam Fiedler
Department of Chemistry, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kent Rodgers

Studies of Synthetic Iron Complexes with Relevance to Ring-Cleaving Dioxygenases

Mar 27

Guangbin Dong
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, TX

Pinjing Zhao

C–C and C–H Functionalization Based on Common Functional Groups

Apr 3

William A. Cramer
Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Chris Colbert

Structure-Function of Two Membrane Proteins:  Helical  and Beta-Barrel

Apr 17

Jerome Delhommelle
Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Pinjing Zhao

Following Molecules Out of Equilibrium: From the Formation of Nanoparticles to the Complex Behavior of Strongly Driven Systems

Apr 24

Richard D. Schaller
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University and Argonne National Lab, Evanston, Il

Svetlana Kilina

Carrier and Phonon Dynamics in Quantum-Confined Semiconductors

May 1

Vicente Talanquer
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Erika Offerdahl

How Do Our Students Think?

May 8

Srinivas Chakravarthy
Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT), Argonne National Laboratories, Lemont, Illinois

Sangita Sinha

TBA