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Upcoming Events for Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Molly Shoichet, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering; Senior Advisor to President on Science & Engineering Engagement, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto,
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Molly Shoichet, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering; Senior Advisor to President on Science & Engineering Engagement, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chirality, Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyloid Beta
  • Jevgenij Raskatov, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz,
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Friday, February 22, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Kelly Ruijie Zhang, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Inside the Cycle: Understanding Decomposition of Key Catalytic Intermediates in Olefin Metathesis
  • Gwendolyn (Gwen) Bailey, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Monday, February 25, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Crellin 151
  • Alexis Kurmis, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Benzannulated Aromatic N-Heterocycles and their Coordination Complexes
  • David Herbert, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Manitoba,
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Heui Boom Lee, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Heui Boom Lee, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Life 2.0: Synthetic Self-Replicating and Evolving Systems
  • Gerald Joyce, Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
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Friday, March 1, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Small Molecule Activation by Multimetallic Cyclophane Complexes
  • Leslie Justin Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida,
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Monday, March 4, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Predictive Simulations of Redox and Electron Transfer Events on Biomolecules: The Case of Cryptochromes
  • Ksenia Bravaya, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Boston University,
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBD
  • Tilman Lamparter, Botanical institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gates Annex 22
New Polymers from Old Monomers: Advances Enabled through Catalyst Discovery
  • Geoffrey W. Coates, Tisch University Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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Friday, March 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
A Hammett Series of Site-Differentiated Iron Clusters: Remote Ligand Modifications Tune Redox Distribution, Magnetic Properties and Ligand Binding
  • Charles (Charlie) Arnett, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, March 11, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Materials and Interface Design for Electrochemical Technology
  • Yi Cui, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, of Photon Science, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Prof, by courtesy, of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University,
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Manifestation of Spin-Couplings in Computational Molecular Spectroscopies
  • Xiaosong Li, Harry and Catherine Jaynne Boand Endowed Professor of Chemistry, co-Associate Chair for Graduate Education, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington,
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • K. Barry Sharpless, W. M. Keck Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute,
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Friday, March 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Kathryn R. (Katie) Hamann, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, March 18, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Molecular Control of Inner-Sphere Interfacial Electrochemistry
  • Yogesh Surendranath, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nanobiophotonics: from Single-Molecule Raman Spectroscopy to Image-Guided Precision Surgery
  • Shuming Nie, Grainger Distinguished Chair Professor in Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign,
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Monday, March 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Taking Inspiration From Bulk: Molecular Electrocatalysis and Magnetization Dynamics of Heterometallic Lanthanide – Transition Metal Complexes
  • Michael Nippe, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Texas A & M University,
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Molecular Basis of Mammalian Odor Discrimination
  • Eric Block, Professor, Department of Chemistry , State University of New York - Albany,
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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  • Irene Chiolo, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Molecular and Computational Biology Program, University of Southern California,
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Friday, March 29, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
H2 Evolution from a Ni(III) Hydride
  • Nina X. Gu, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Friday, April 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Isolation of a Terminal Fe(III)-Oxo in a Tetranuclear Cluster
  • Christopher (Chris) Reed, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, April 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Transfer of H+, H•, H-, and e- from M-H Bonds, and their Applications to Synthesis
  • Jack R. Norton, Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Columbia University ,
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Kenneth L. Knappenberger, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University,
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Friday, April 12, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Investigating the Role of the Redox Active 4Fe-4S Cluster of Yeast DNA2
  • Siobhan MacArdle, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, April 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Design and Selection of Metalloenzymes and their Applications as Biocatalysts in Alternative Energies and as Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring, Medical Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Yi Lu, Jay and Ann Schenck Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • David Reichman, Centennial Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Kenneth L. Knappenberger, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University,
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Deciphering patterns in selective small molecule:RNA interactions
  • Amanda Hargrove, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University; Duke University Medical School,
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
An Enzymatic Process That Changed the World: Light-Induced Water Oxidation in Oxygenic Photosynthesis
  • Wolfgang Lubitz, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion,
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Friday, April 19, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Francois Diederich, Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich,
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Monday, April 22, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Biomass Conversion and Desalination
  • Kyoung-Shin Choi, Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
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Friday, April 26, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Ailiena Maggiolo, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, April 29, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nitrogenase - A Tale of Carbon(s)
  • Markus Ribbe, Chancellor's Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of California, Irvine,
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Timothy Berkelbach, Assistant Professor , Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago,
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Michelle Farkas, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts - Amherst,
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Monday, May 6, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Bioinspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications
  • Smaranda Marinescu, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California,
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Jenny Roizen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University,
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Seth Herzon, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yale University,
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Friday, May 10, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Accessing Chiral Amines via Enantioconvergent, Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of N-Hydroxyphthalimide Esters
  • Dylan Freas, graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, May 13, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
What did the metal know, and when did she know it? Ultrafast XUV spectroscopy reveals short-lived states in transition metal complexes and organohalide perovskites
  • Josh Vura-Weis, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Gerald Knizia, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry , The Pennsylvania State University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
TBD
  • Christopher Miller, Professor of Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Brandeis University,
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Enantioselective Chemical Synthesis Methods via Cooperative Catalysis
  • Tom Snaddon, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University - Bloomington,
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Friday, May 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nickel-Catalyzed Secondary Enantioselective Alkynylation of Tertiary Electrophiles
  • James Lawniczak, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, May 20, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Spectroscopic and Kinetic Studies of Catalytically Versatile Non-Heme Iron Enzymes
  • Yisong (Alex) Guo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University,
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Friday, May 24, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Christian Johansen, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gates Annex 22
  • Harry B. Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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Friday, May 31, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Effect of Solvent on the Sulfur Reduction Processes in a Mg-S Battery
  • Sarah Bevilacqua, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, June 3, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Energy Conversion and Storage: Novel Materials and Operando Methods
  • Hector D. Abruna, Emile M. Chamot Professor and Director, Energy Materials Center at Cornell, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Suri Vaikuntanathan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago,
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
New Insights into Acetylation & Oncometabolism from Chemoproteomics
  • Jordan Meier, Ph.D., Investigator, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,
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Friday, June 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Understanding the Mechanism of Enantioconvergent C-N Cross-Coupling with Copper
  • Theodore (Teddy) Donnell, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Friday, June 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Friday, June 28, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Catalyst Developmen for Direct Synthesis of Functional Polyolefins
  • Shuoyan (Sam) Xiong, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, December 2, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy and Chair Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong,
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