Inorganic Seminars

Seminar Schedule for Spring 2018

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Ian Anderson Presents:

"Towards a New Class of Nanoscale Materials: Analysis of a Box-Shaped Silver Cluster"

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

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Kanda Borgognoni Presents:

"Biosorption of Uranium from Seawater"

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Citation: Kou, S.; Yang, Z.; Sun, F. Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2017, 9: 2035 – 2039. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b15968

Brent Melot Presents:

"Ions, Electrons, and Phonons: on the movement of charge through solids"

Tuesday January 30th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Li-ion batteries are ubiquitous; powering our cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers. Yet, fundamentally, we’ve exclusively relied on materials that adopt the same ordered rock salt structure type for over 20 years. What makes these materials so special and why is it so hard to move past them? This talk will present work our group […]

Amy Rosenzweig Presents:

"Biosynthesis of a copper-binding natural product"

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Matthew Nicki Presents:

"Exploring Mixed-Metal Catalysts for Reducing the Process Temperature of the Water-Gas Shift Reaction"

Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Duke, Audrey S.; Xie, Kangmin; Brandt, Amy J.; Maddumapatabandi,  hathsara D.; Ammal, Salai C.; Heyden, Andreas; Monnier, John R.; Chen, Donna A. ACSCatal. 2017, 7, 2597-2606.    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00086

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Eli Watson Presents:

"Rare Earth Metals in Group-Transfer Polymerization: A Route to Star-Shaped Polymers"

Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Pahl, P.; Schwarzenböck, C.; Herz, F.A.D.; Soller, B.S.; Jandl, C.; Rieger B. Core-First Synthesis of Three-Armed Star-Shaped Polymers by Rare Earth Metal-Mediated Group Transfer Polymerization. Macromolecules. 2017, 50, 6569-6576 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01007)  

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Romeo Portillo Presents:

"Investigations into the electronic structure of d3 transition metal complexes and their relevance to photocatalysis"

Tuesday March 6th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar abstract The electronic structures of inorganic complexes can provide insight into the reactivity of ground and excited state species in catalytic systems. Recent advances in Cr-photocatalysis have demonstrated unique photocatalytic properties when compared to other transition metal photocatalysts. To understand what role(s) these Cr species share in photocatalysis, we have investigated several heteroleptic […]

Ayman Karim Presents:

"TBA – Ayman Karim"

Tuesday March 6th, 2018 at 12:00 PM in Chemistry A103

Prashant Sonar Presents:

"TBA – Prashant Sonar"

Friday March 9th, 2018 at 12:00 PM in Chemistry A103

Judy Brobst Presents:

"Career Opportunities in Chemistry – Marketing Your Skills"

Friday March 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Alex Ganose Presents:

"Defect Chemistry of Emerging Materials for Photovoltaics"

Tuesday March 27th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Dean Roddick Presents:

"Platinum Organometallics under Superacidic Conditions: An Extreme Approach to Modeling Electrophilic Alkane Activation"

Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Since the pioneering alkane activation work by Shilov in the early 1970’s, the detailed mechanism of electrophilic methane to methanol conversion by Pt(II) salts has remained an unresolved issue. In this talk we present our longstanding research on platinum organometallics under acidic and superacidic conditions. By employing strongly electron-withdrawing perfluorinated ancillary phosphine ligands, we have […]

Jenny Yang Presents:

"(Electro)Catalysis for Renewable Fuels"

Tuesday April 10th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Gordon J. Miller Presents:

"The Coloring Problem: Implications for Structures and Properties in Complex Intermetallics"

Tuesday April 17th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

The “coloring problem,” as applied to solids, addresses questions of structural preference and the distribution of different elements within a given structural network. Both the connectivity and arrangement of elements in a solid affect physical and chemical properties, so an understanding of the forces controlling how elements arrange themselves in a solid-state structure creates the […]

Stosh Kozimor Presents:

"Coordination Chemistry of +3 Actinides"

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Actinides in the +3 oxidation state occupy central roles in many areas that are important for our quality of life. These range from developing targeted alpha therapy in treating cancer to processing spent nuclear fuel. Hence, there is pressing need to advance fundamental understanding of +3 actinide coordination chemistry. While numerous heroic efforts have advanced […]

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