All Upcoming

By Justin Sambur, Ph.D.
9/22/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

About the Seminar: Energy needs and environmental trends demand a large-scale transition to clean, renewable energy. Nanostructured materials are poised to play an important role in this transition. However, nanomaterials are chemically and structurally heterogeneous in size, shape, and surface structural features. My research group focuses on understanding the correlation between nanoparticle chemistry/structure and functional […]

Justin Toole
By Justin Toole
9/29/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar – Over the past 20 years, 2-dimensional (2D) material research exploded after the discovery of a simple and effective graphene preparation technique (so-called ‘Scotch tape method’).  Mere van der Waals forces hold together the stacked layers of the atomically thin 2D material.  Beyond graphene, there are other 2D semiconducting materials with promising new […]

Bradley Guilliams
By Bradley Guilliams
9/29/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar – Contrast allows us to distinguish an object from its background. In biological electron microscopy it is challenging to see the details inside of cells due to the relatively similar atomic makeup of all biomolecular building blocks. To remedy this, molecular species of interest are often “tagged” in order to provide contrast, typically […]

By Clara Tibbetts
9/30/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

Katrina Puffer
By Katrina Puffer
10/1/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar – Organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization (O-ATRP) is a reversible deactivation radical polymerization method that employs organic photoredox catalysts (PCs) and visible light to produce well-defined polymers. The use of organic PCs allows for polymerizations to occur under mild and energy-efficient conditions without use of rare-earth metals. Understanding the correlation between excited-state photophysical […]

By Kevin Franklin
10/1/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar – Polymers containing covalent adaptable networks (CANs) have gained a lot of interest as they can be as robust as typical thermosets but can also be reformed and recycled like thermoplastics. This presentation will show carefully designed fully reprocessable CAN systems, as well as CAN materials that could be drop-in additives to current […]

Prof. Jeffery A. Byers
By Jeffery Byers, Ph.D.
10/4/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Opportunities in base-metal catalysis are highlighted in this lecture through the development of iron-based complexes that were originally designed as catalysts for ring-opening polymerization reactions, but were subsequently adapted to become useful catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura cross coupling reactions. The lecture will outline how redox-switchable ring-opening polymerization catalysts were developed and leveraged for the synthesis of […]

By Luke MacHale
10/5/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar

By Delphine Farmer, Ph.D.
10/6/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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By Josh Wand, Ph.D.
10/7/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

CGSO invited speaker About the Seminar: The thermodynamics of molecular recognition by proteins is a central determinant of complex biochemistry. For over a half-century, detailed cryogenic structures have provided deep insight into the energetic contributions to ligand binding by proteins. We have been pursuing the elusive contributions of conformational entropy. The development of a dynamical […]

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By Garret Miyake, Ph.D.
10/11/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

By Tim Bertram, Ph.D.
10/13/21 at 4:00 PM in Virtual Seminar

Zoom Link: TBA

By Michael Van Erdewyk
10/15/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Independent Research Proposal

By Jessica Prenni
10/18/21 at 4:00 PM in A101

By Miranda Conley
10/20/21 at 4:00 PM in

Literature Seminar

By Trey Pittman
10/20/21 at 4:30 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar

By Yusef Farah
10/21/21 at 4:00 PM in

Research Seminar

By Claire Shugart
10/26/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar

By Yayo Virgen
10/27/21 at 4:00 PM in

Literature Seminar

By Elijah Barstis
10/27/21 at 4:30 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar

By Adrienne Smiley
10/29/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar

By Chris Stubbs
10/29/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar

By Dan Windsor
11/2/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar

By Jason Boes
11/3/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar

By Qi Wang, Ph.D.
11/4/21 at 4:00 pm in Virtual Seminar

Virtual Seminar Zoom Link Meeting ID: 977 1162 2378 Passcode: 1872

By David Price
11/5/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar

By Crystal Lundgren
11/5/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Literature Seminar

By Valerie Schmidt, Ph.D.
11/8/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

By Ian Anderson
11/9/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Research Seminar

By Marin Wiltse
11/10/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature Seminar

By Alyssa Melvin
11/10/21 at 4:30 PM in Chemistry A101

Research Seminar

By Phil Buhlmann, Ph.D.
11/17/21 at 4:00 pm in

Hach Distinguished Speaker

By Martin Zanni, Ph.D.
1/13/22 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry A101

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By Paul Cremer, Ph.D.
2/3/22 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

By Ozvaldo Gutierrez, Ph.D.
2/7/22 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry A101

About the Speaker: Osvaldo was born in Salamanca, GTO (Mexico) and raised in Sacramento, CA. He attended Sacramento City College and transferred to UCLA in 2006 to pursue a career in medicine. However, working as an undergraduate at the laboratories of Prof. Kendall N. Houk inspired him to change career path to organic chemistry. He […]

By Alina Schimpf, Ph.D.
2/8/22 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry A101

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By David MacMillan, Ph.D.
2/28/22 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Williams Distinguished Lectureship

By Barbara Reisner, Ph.D.
3/29/22 at 4:00 pm in Virtual Seminar

Virtual Seminar: Zoom Link: TBA

James McKone, Ph.D.
By James McKone, Ph.D.
4/1/22 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Frank Leibfarth, Ph.D.
By Frank Leibfarth, Ph.D.
4/4/22 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Organic/Materials Seminar

Professor Jesus Velazquez
By Jesus Velazquez, Ph.D.
4/8/22 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Tai-Yen Chen, Ph.D.
By Tai-Yen Chen, Ph.D.
4/14/22 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Past Seminars

By Shannon Boettcher, Ph.D.
9/14/21 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

About the Seminar: Commercialized membrane electrolyzers use acidic proton exchange membranes (PEMs). These systems offer high performance but require the use of expensive precious-metal catalysts such as IrO2 and Pt that are nominally stable under the locally acidic conditions of the ionomer. I will present our efforts to study and develop alternative electrolysis platforms. First, […]

By Michael McGraw
9/13/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Independent Research Proposal:  Most modern catalysts utilize stationary nodes where catalyst- substrate interactions are intended. We are proposing a new class of organocatalysts that contain pendular nodes, where rapid isomerization or electron transport can give a single catalyst a set of moving nodes which allow one point on the molecule to rapidly switch from basic/nucleophilic […]

By Ryan Clarke
9/10/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry, A101

Research Seminar:  Conventional thermosets, despite their technological significance in today’s materials economy, present a modern sustainability challenge because densely crosslinked network structures preclude recyclability or reprocessability. Emerging covalent adaptable networks (CANs) rely on dynamic bond exchange imbedded within crosslinks to render thermoplastic processability and offer sustainable alternatives to permanently crosslinked materials, but ideal orthogonal working/reprocessing […]

By Steven A. Lopez, Ph.D.
9/2/21 at 4:00 pm in Chemistry A101

About the Seminar Photochemical reactions are increasingly important for the construction of value-added, strained organic architectures. Direct excitation and photoredox reactions typically require mild conditions and permit access highly strained molecules and new synthetic methodologies. The a priori design of photochemical reactions is challenging because degenerate excited states often result in competing reaction mechanisms to undesired products. Further, […]

By Chirag Patel
8/27/21 at 4:00 PM in

Independent Research Proposal Saturated aza-heterocycles are of great importance due to their abundance in bioactive molecules, natural products, and pharmaceuticals. The size of these rings can drastically alter their shape and binding properties. Ring expansion is a desirable strategy for medicinal chemists as it allows for conversion to analogues of varying ring sizes without the […]

By Nathan Gasparovic
7/13/21 at 4:00 PM in Virtual Seminar

About the Seminar: Current mass spectrometry techniques assume a clear cut border between healthy & cancerous tissues during oncological studies. However, a recent paper has shown that this border does not display homogeneity in Medulloblastoma,  instead existing as a gradient of cancer-like cells. This has not been shown using microscopy and could mean a reworking […]

By Patrick Fricke
6/14/21 at 4:00 PM in Virtual Seminar

Independent Proposal Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 983 1775 0921 Passcode: 1872

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