Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Other seminars in the Mellon College of Science

Past Chemistry Seminars

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Seminars Fall 2015

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, August 27, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Frank Stiemke, Iolitec Inc.

Ionic Liquids — From Lab Curiosities to Industrial Demands and Applications

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Hunaid Nulwala

Thursday, September 3, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Brent S. Sumerlin, University of Florida

Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Polymers Capable of Structurally Dynamic Assembly

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Thursday, September 10, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Ilya Zharov, University of Utah

Functional Membranes Materials Based on Polymer Brush Nanoparticles

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Thursday, September 17, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Veronica Vaida, University of Colorado Boulder

Sunlight and Water — Agents of Chemical Complexity in the Environment

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Hosts: Catalina Achim and Neil Donahue

Thursday, September 24, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Wei You, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Conjugated Polymers for Highly Efficient Solar Cells: Novel Design Facilitated by Fundamental Understanding of PBnDT-FTAZ

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Kevin Noonan

Thursday, October 8, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Anton A. Komar, Cleveland State University

Unlocking the Secrets of the Genetic Code: Choice of Synonymous Codons Governs Co-Translational Folding and Affects Protein Structure

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Marcel Bruchez

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

A. Douglas Kinghorn, The Ohio State University

Anticancer Lead Compound Discovery from Tropical Plants

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Gloria Silva

Thursday, October 22, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Yiying Wu, The Ohio State University

Dye-sensitization for Solar Fuels and Solar Batteries

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Rongchao Jin

Thursday, October 29, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Junko Yano, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Taking Snapshots of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation using Femtosecond Pulses from an X-ray Free Electron Laser

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Mike Hendrich

Thursday, November 5, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Paul King, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Coupling Photoexcited Electron-Transfer to Redox Enzymes for Structure-Function Analysis of Chemical Reactions

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Alex Guo

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

James Smith, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Understanding the Chemical Processes That Affect Growth Rates of Atmospheric Nanoparticles

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Ryan Sullivan

Thursday, November 12, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Mark Bier, Carnegie Mellon University

Non-native Based Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Virus and other Nanoparticles

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Alex Guo

Thursday, November 19, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Scott Blanchard, Cornell University

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Marcel Bruchez

Thursday, December 3, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Martin J. Schnermann, National Cancer Institute

Heptamethine Cyanine Near-IR Uncaging Chemistry: Discovery and Applications

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Bruce Armitage