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Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Seminars

2022-2023 Seminar Schedule:

  • September 23 - Dr. Morgan Hawker (California State University, Fresno)
    • Solid, liquid, gas, and ____: using the forgotten state of matter to transform silk material surfaces
  • September 30 - Dr. Jeff Farner (University of Alberta)
    • Everything Happens at the Surface: Micro- and Nanoplastic in Aquatic Environments
  • October 14 - Dr. Katie Mouzakis (Loyola Marymount University)
    • Applying Basic Science Research in Pursuit of SARS-CoV-2 Antivirals
  • November 4 - Dr. Aaron LeConte (Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges)
    • High-Throughput Approaches to Understanding and Engineering Firefly Luciferase
  • January 13 - Timothy Chapman '17 (Dartmouth College)
    • Understanding Myelin Degeneration in Aging and Disease
  • January 20 - Dr. Sharon Neufeldt (Montana State University)
    • Pushing Metals out of their Comfort Zone: Switching Selectivity in Cross-Coupling Reactions
  • January 27 - Dr. Sun C. Nyguen (University of California, Merced)
    • Engineering Colloidal Nanoparticles for Better Catalysis
  • February 10 - Dr. Joya Cooley (California State University, Fullerton)
    • Investigating Controllability of Thermal Expansion in Earth-Abundant Materials
  • February 24 - Radhiyah Himawan, M.S. (US DEA Pleasanton, CA Office)
    • Forensic Chemistry at the DEA
  • May 12 - Dr. Kimberly Carter-Fenk (Stanford University)
    • Mulling Over Molecular Mixtures: Ultrafast Spectroscopic Studies of Aqueous & Organic Liquid Dynamics
  • May 19 - Dr. Noah Burns (Stanford University)
    • Natural Products as Inspiration for New Approaches to Chemical Synthesis
  • May 26 - Dr. Mark Mavin-DiPasquale (Earth Systems Processes Division USGS)
    • Mercury: Magic, Mining and Menace
  • June 2 - Dr. Natalia Powers-Riggs (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
    • Beyond photosynthesis: Exploring the relationship between structure and light absorption in non-covalent molecular interactions and self-assembly