Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Other seminars in the Mellon College of Science

Past Chemistry Seminars

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Seminars Spring 2016

All the seminars are at 4:30 pm in the Mellon Institute Conference Room, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the seminar begins.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

B. Reeja Jayan, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Molecular Scale Engineering of Hybrid Thin Film Materials for Energy Storage

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Newell R. Washburn

Abstract and Bio

Postponed

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Departmental Seminar

Jay Schneekloth, National Cancer Institute

Targeting Functionally and Structurally Diverse RNAs with Druglike Small Molecules

Host: Bruce Armitage

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

James D. Burrington, The Lubrizol Corporation

Cationic Polymerization Using Heteropolyacid Salt Catalysts

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Newell R. Washburn

Thursday, February 25, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Tara Meyer, University of Pittsburgh

Sequence Matters: The Connection between Sequence and Properties in Copolymers

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Kevin Noonan

Thursday, March 3, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Venkat Viswanathan, Carnegie Mellon University

Towards electrolyte design principles for batteries and electrocatalysis

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Tomek Kowalewski

Thursday, March 10, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Charles A. Thornton, University of Rochester Medical Center

RNA Toxicity and its Treatment in Myotonic Dystrophy

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Danith Ly

Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Mindy Levine, University of Rhode Island

Macrocycle-Promoted Energy Transfer: From Fundamental Science to Applied Toxicant Detection

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Stefanie A. Sydlik

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Wenyu Huang, Iowa State University

Control Heterogeneous Catalysts for Superior Catalytic Properties

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Rongchao Jin

Abstract and Bio

Thursday, April 7, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Christina M. Thiele, Technical Institute of Darmstadt

Using NMR-spectroscopy to Investigate Structure and Dynamics of Organic and Organometallic Compounds

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Roberto Gil

Abstract and Bio

Postponed

Friday, April 8, 2016
3:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Yimon Aye, Cornell University

Switching Gears: Ribonucletoide Reductase Antagonizes Cell Proliferation

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Bruce Armitage

Monday, April 11, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

E. W. (Bert) Meijer, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Non-covalent Synthesis of Functional Superamolecular Systems

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Abstract and Bio

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Chris Meier, Universit├Ąt Hamburg (Germany)

Developing Prodrugs of Antivirally Active Nucleoside Triphosphates — Against All Odds, It Works!

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Subha R. Das

Abstract and Bio

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Kevin Noonan, Carnegie Mellon University

Exploring Sequence and Functionality in Controlled Polycondensation of Semiconducting Polymers

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Yisong Guo

Thursday, April 21, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Anne J. McNeil, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Catalyst-Transfer Polycondensation (CTP): Challenges and Opportunities

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Kevin Noonan

Friday, April 22, 2016
1:00 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Ryan Sullivan, Carnegie Mellon University

Probing the Evolution of Atmospheric Particles and Their Ice Nucleation Properties Using Single-Particle Techniques

Location: 100 Porter Hall

Host: Steinbrenner Institute

Thursday, April 28, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago

Molecular Materials for Sustainability and Human Health

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Stefan Bernhard

Abstract and Bio

New Date

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Dean E. Wilcox, Dartmouth College

Thermodynamics of Metalloprotein Reduction from Calorimetric Measurements of Metal Binding

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Catalina Achim

Thursday, May 5, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Jonathan Owen, Columbia University

The Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry of Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Rongchao Jin

Abstract and Bio

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Bernard Crimmins, Clarkson University

Proactive Screening for Toxins in Great Lakes Fish by Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Methods

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Catalina Achim

Friday, May 13, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Lixin Zhang, CAS Institute of Microbiology (China)

Overcome Drug Resistance from Natural Products

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Alex Guo

Abstract and Bio