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John Stanton Presents: My longterm relationship with a difficult radical

Thursday September 21st, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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R. Colby Evans Presents: Ion Traps and Optical Modelling: A Potential Relationship in Electrochromics

Friday September 22nd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar abstract Dynamic, or “smart” windows are an emerging energy-saving technology that have the potential to reduce heating, cooling, and lighting energy needs for residential and commercial buildings by about ten percent.1, However, the active materials in electrochromic devices tend to degrade over time. That is, they lose the ability to reversibly change from […]

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Allan Isenberg Presents: Ultra-Thin Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Solar Energy Conversion: Towards Efficient, Low Cost Devices

Friday September 22nd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar abstract Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have been shown to be highly efficient materials for photoelectrochemical solar energy to electricity and chemical fuel conversion.1 Due to their unique layered structure, bulk TMD crystals can be easily exfoliated into single and multilayer thick flakes and deposited on to conducting substrates.  However, electrodes made from exfoliated […]

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Jewels Fallon Presents: In Situ X-Ray Diffraction: an Approach to Solid-State Materials Discovery

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar Citation: Haynes, A. S.; Stoumpos, C. C.; Chen, H.; Chica, D.; Kanatzidis, M. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10814–10821

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Robert Tuttle Presents: Tuning the Pore Environment of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Improved Heterogeneous Catalysis

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar Dianne, J. X.; Oktawiec, J.; Milner, P. J.; Long, J. R. “Pore Environment Effects on Catalytic Cyclohexane Oxidation in Expanded Fe2(dobdc) Analogues” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 14371-14379. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b08417

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Jimmy Mattila Presents: Voltage Scanning As Trace Gas Calibration Method For Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Wednesday September 27th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar abstract Gas-phase measurement techniques are key to understanding the chemistry of atmospherically relevant compounds, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxidized nitrogen species. Time-of-flight chemical ionization mass spectrometry (ToF-CIMS) paired with iodide (I–) chemical ionization (CI) is useful for gas-phase atmospheric measurements—providing a high degree of sensitivity, selectivity, and time resolution. Iodide […]

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Cameron Van Cleave Presents: Development of Point-of-Care Biosensors for Diagnosing Tuberculosis

Wednesday September 27th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is a pulmonary disease ranking among the top ten causes of death worldwide.1 The vast majority of cases are in low- to mid-level income countries where a laboratory for nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs), the current recommended diagnostic technique, may not be feasible due to cost and training requirements.1 With […]

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Cynthia McCord Presents: TBA – Cynthia McCord

Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Rachelle Rehberg Presents: TBA – Rachelle Rehberg

Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

Emily Derbyshire Presents: Chemical Tools for Unraveling Parasite Biology

Monday October 16th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Andrew Sutton Presents: Green Gold? Supplanting Petroleum with Renewable Carbon

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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William Bahureksa Presents: TBA – Bahureksa

Wednesday October 18th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Victoria Combs Presents: TBA – Victoria Combs

Tuesday October 24th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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John Kean Presents: TBA – John Kean

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Cody Carrell Presents: TBA – Cody Carrell

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Paula Diaconescu Presents: Redox switchable catalysis

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Switchable catalysis has received increased attention lately because it holds the promise of mimicking the temporal and spatial control exhibited by natural systems. We are studying a chemical method to shuttle between two catalyst states, by switching the oxidation state of iron in ligands containing a ferrocene backbone. This idea is applied to the ring […]

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Jenna Gordon Presents: TBA – Gordon

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar

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Zarina Munshi Presents: TBA – Zarina Munshi

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Yusef Farah Presents: TBA – Yusef Farah

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Clara Tibbetts Presents: TBA – Clara Tibbetts

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Matt Ryan Presents: TBA – Matt Ryan

Friday November 3rd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Matthew Nicki Presents: TBA – Matthew Nicki

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Eli Watson Presents: TBA – Eli Watson

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

Jen Martinez Presents: TBA – Jen Martinez

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Alireza Shakerpoor Presents: TBA – Alireza Shakerpoor

Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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David Thoma Presents: TBA – David Thoma – AVO

Thursday November 9th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Allee Klug Presents: TBA – Klug

Friday November 10th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Ryan Pearson Presents: TBA – Ryan Pearson

Monday November 13th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Jack Norton Presents: TBA – Norton

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Boulder Scientific Distinguished Lecture

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Megan Dunlap Presents: TBA – Megan Dunlap

Thursday November 16th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

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Jesus Tapia Presents: TBA – Tapia

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

Gary Molander Presents: TBA – Molander

Monday January 22nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Ian Anderson Presents: TBA – Ian Anderson

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

Research seminar

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Kanda Borgognoni Presents: TBA – Kanda Borgognoni

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

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Jed Wilson Presents: TBA – Jed Wilson

Friday January 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

Brent Melot Presents: TBA – Brent Melot

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

William E. Moerner Presents: TBA – Moerner

Wednesday January 31st, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Collin Perry Presents: TBA – Collin Perry

Friday February 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

Mercouri Kanatzidis Presents: TBA – Mercouri Kanatzidis

Friday February 9th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Jeremiah Johnson Presents: TBA – Jeremiah Johnson

Monday February 19th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Amy Rosenzweig Presents: TBA – Amy Rosenzweig

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

Randall Goldsmith Presents: TBA – Goldsmith

Wednesday February 21st, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Amanda Hargrove Presents: TBA Hargrove

Monday February 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Colin Brook Presents: TBA – Colin Brook

Friday March 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

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Romeo Portillo Presents: TBA – Romeo Portillo

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

Research seminar

Dick Zare Presents: TBA – Zare

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Brian Reeves Presents: TBA – Brian Reeves

Friday March 30th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

Dirk Trauner Presents: TBA – Trauner

Monday April 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Novartis Distinguished Speaker

Adam Willard Presents: TBA – Adam Willard

Thursday April 5th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Arnold Paecklar Presents: TBA – Arnold Paecklar

Friday April 6th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

Jenny Yang Presents: TBA – Jenny Yang

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

Tom Kodadek Presents: TBA – Kodadek

Monday April 16th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Patrick Walsh Presents: TBA – Walsh

Monday April 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Stosh Kozimor Presents: TBA – Stosh Kozimor

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

Tomas Hudlicky Presents: TBA – Hudlicky

Monday April 30th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Organic Reactions Distinguished Speaker

Abby Doyle Presents: TBA – Abby Doyle

Thursday May 3rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Robert Tuttle Presents: TBA – Robert Tuttle

Thursday September 21st, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar

Past Seminars

John Stanton Presents: My longterm relationship with a difficult radical

Thursday September 21st, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Carly Jewell Presents: Increasing Organic Photocathode Efficiency for Solar Energy Conversion by Tuning the Hole Extraction Layer

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Bourgeteau, T.; Tondelier, D.; Geffroy, B.; Brisse, R.; Campidelli, S.; Cornut, R.; Jousselme, B. “All Solution-Processed Organic Photocathodes with Increased Efficiency and Stability via the Tuning of the Hole Extracting Layer” J. Mater. Chem. A. 2016, 13, 4831-4839. DOI: 10.1039/C6TA01320A

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Heide Murakami Presents: Application of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Adsorption of Heavy Metals from Water

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar Citation: 1. Rudd, N. D.; Wang, H.; Fuentes-Fernandez, E. M.; Teat, S. J.; Chen, F.; Hall, G.; Chabal, Y. J.; Li, J., Highly Efficient Luminescent Metal-Organic Framework for the Simultaneous Detection and Removal of Heavy Metals from Water. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2016, 8 (44), 30294-30303. (10.1021/acsami.6b10890)  

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Lily Moloney Presents: Advancing Rational Synthesis Through Investigation of Kinetic Pathways and Metastable Compounds

Friday September 15th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Historically, synthetic methods used to make solid-state compounds produced thermodynamically stable products (generally those found in phase diagrams). These methods require large amounts of energy, long times, and limit the ability to isolate kinetically stable products. By exploring a wider range of reaction conditions where kinetic pathways can be accessed advanced synthesis techniques and a […]

Jeff Long Presents: Gas Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Friday September 8th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Alison Haase Presents: Methods of Isotopic Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of the Permian – Triassic Extinction Event

Wednesday August 30th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar abstract A particular time frame of interest to geochemists is the period from the Late Permian to the Early Triassic, as that time frame includes the End-Permian extinction event that occurred around 252 million years ago, the largest known mass extinction event in earth’s history. However, the exact cause of this extinction is […]

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Nathan Gimble Presents: Analytical Techniques Used to Study the Solid Electrolyte Interface of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Wednesday August 30th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar abstract Lithium ion batteries (LIB) have applications throughout our society from portable electronics to grid storage.  When a LIB is charged, the change in voltage is so great that the electrolyte of the battery undergoes parasitic reactions, forming a solid electrolyte interface (SEI) on the anode surface.1 Altering the SEI composition, which can […]

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INORGANIC STUDENT SEMINAR MEETING

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Jared Lewis Presents: Engineering Proteins for Selective Catalysis

Monday August 28th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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MATERIALS STUDENT SEMINAR MEETING

Friday August 25th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Mary Jean Riches Presents: The Impact of Water Vapor on Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography

Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) pose significant environmental effects by promoting the production of tropospheric ozone and secondary organic aerosol. Isoprene is a VOC that accounts for 44% of the annual global VOC flux.1 Atmospheric concentrations of VOCs are low, often in the sub-ppb range.1 Analysis of these compounds through gas chromatography (GC) requires preconcentration, often […]

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Zach Nilsson Presents: Defect Mediated Energy Transfer from Semiconductor Nanocrystals to a Molecular Probe

Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Solid surfaces have defects such as vacancies, interstitial atoms, and impurity atoms that affect their chemical reactivity. For catalysis applications, it is important to understand how the location and nature of the surface site impact the catalytic rate. However, it is challenging to determine directly the location and chemical or physical nature of surface defect […]

Julie MacPherson Presents: How to make an electrochemical-based chemical sensor

Thursday July 27th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

This talk will introduce the basic concept of using electrochemical principles for chemical sensing in solutions, it will discuss some of the early innovations in the field from pH and oxygen sensing, highlighting the drawbacks too, and move on to discuss where the challenges lie with current sensing technology, considering for example advances in the […]

Julie MacPherson Presents: The wonders of element number six: carbon

Thursday July 20th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

In this talk we will explore the many different allotropes of carbon, two of which have been the subject of Nobel Prizes within the last twenty years (Graphene in 2010 and Fullerenes in 1996) from synthesis to applications. The use of materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and diamond goes hand in hand with some […]

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Blake Gerold Presents: TBA – Gerold

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 at 10:30 AM in Chemistry B201

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