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Department of Chemistry

Departmental Seminars

During Spring 2022, lectures may be held entirely virtually (via Zoom) or in a hybrid fashion (with in-person meetings in King 4 and possible Zoom attendance).  Zoom links will be sent out by Kim Ross.  (The same link will be active each week.) All lectures will be held at 1:05 pm (was 1:30 pm) unless indicated otherwise.

January 20, 2022 (Zoom)

Greg Beran

University of California, Riverside

Title: Predicting Organic Crystal Structures Without Bias: From Pharmaceuticals to Functional Materials

Host: Christine Aikens

February 3, 2022 (Zoom)

Shiyu Zhang

Ohio State University

Title: Modeling Enzymatic Reactivity with Copper Coordination Complexes

Host: Peter Sues

February 10, 2022 

Florence Williams

University of Iowa

Title: Taking Advantage of Strong Boron-Oxygen and Boron-Fluorine Associations for Chemoselective Reactions

Host: Socrates Muñoz

February 17, 2022 

Peter Sues

Kansas State University

Title: Using Ligand Design to Develop Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis and Small Molecule Activation

Host: Daniel Higgins

February 24, 2022 (Zoom)

Wenbin Lin

University of Chicago

Title: Metal-Organic Frameworks for Sustainability and Human Health

Host: Tendai Gadzikwa

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (11:00 a.m.)

(Note date and time)

Christer Aakeroy

Kansas State University

Department Head Candidate Seminar

March 3, 2022  

Sangil Kim

University of Illinois, Chicago

Title: Nano-Engineered Membranes for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems

Host: Jun Li

March 10, 2022

*Cancelled - Will hopefully be rescheduled*

Sandip Murarka

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India

Title: Cascade Processes Involving N-(acyloxy)phthalimide and Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents

Host: Socrates Muñoz

March 24, 2022


Davide Mercadante

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Title: Understanding and designing proteins through experimentally aided computational efforts

Host: Paul Smith

March 31, 2022 

Courtney C. Roberts

University of Minnesota

Title: Redox Chemistry of d0 Metals for Cross-Coupling

Host: Socrates Muñoz

April 7, 2022

Elizabeth Papish

University of Alabama

Title: The Big Impact of One Small Remote Group for Energy Related Catalysis and Protic Anticancer Compound

Host: Peter Sues

April 14, 2022

Ken Klabunde Memorial Lecture

Younan Xia

Georgia Institute of Technology

Title: Toward Controllable and Predictable Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals

Host: Jun Li

April 21, 2022

Travis Williams

University of Southern California

Title: Applications and Mechanism in Hydrogen and Oxygen Transfer Catalysis

Host: Socrates Muñoz

April 28, 2022

PLU Lecture

Ted Goodson

University of Michigan

Title: Dynamics in Small Metal Clusters

Host: Phi Lambda Upsilon

May 5, 2022

King Lecture

*Rescheduled for Fall 2022*

Heather Allen

Ohio State University

Host: Daniel Higgins