Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Other seminars in the Mellon College of Science

Past Chemistry Seminars

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Seminars Spring 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, January 29, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Gary D. Patterson, Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Faraday as a Chemist

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Yisong Guo

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

Departmental Seminar

Matthias Koeck, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

Marine Natural Products as a Challenge for Structure Elucidation by NMR Spectros­copy and Mass Spectrometry

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Roberto R. Gil

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

Departmental Seminar

Francine Palmer, Solvay

Sustainable Chemistry at Solvay: A New Model of Research & Innovation

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Newell R. Washburn

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

Departmental Seminar

Feifei Li, New Mexico State University

Probing Reaction Mechanism: From Nonheme Iron Centers to a Photoreceptor Protein

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Yisong Guo

Thursday, February 26, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Soumitra Basu, Kent State University

Three Tales with One Protagonist: the Enigmatic G-quadruplex

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Bruce Armitage

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

Departmental Seminar

John S. Wilkes, United States Air Force Academy

Chemistry Of and In Ionic Liquids

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Hunaid Nulwala

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Richard E. Olson, Bristol Myer Squibb

Lessons in the Search for Alzheimer's Therapies

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Danith Ly

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

Departmental Seminar

Floyd E. Romesberg, The Scripps Research Institute

Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Bruce Armitage

Friday, March 27, 2015
2:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Cristina Facchini, ISAC-CNR (Bologna), Italy

Organic Aerosol Research at a Global Air Pollution Hotspot—the Po Valley, Italy

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Ryan Sullivan

Thursday, April 2, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

2015 PittCon Lectures Series

Graham Cooks, Purdue University

Chemical and Materials Synthesis with the Mass Spectrometer

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Mark E. Bier

Thursday, April 9, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Kalina Hristova, John Hopkins University

Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) Receptors: Dimerization, Structure, and Function

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Maria Kurnikova

Thursday, April 16, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

John D. Protasiewicz, Case Western Reserve University

Carbon- and Photo-Copying Organic Conjugated Materials with Phosphorus

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Kevin Noonan

Thursday, April 23, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Interfacing Nanomaterials with Biology: Applications in Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Subha R. Das

Thursday, April 30, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

YuYe Jay Tong, Georgetown University

Irrelevance of CO Poisoning in Methanol Oxidation Reaction on PtRu Electrocatalyst

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Rongchao Jin

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Raghavan B. Sunoj, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Transition State Modeling in Asymmetric Catalysis: From Rationalizations to Catalyst Design

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Rinaldo Poli, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France

A New Approach to Biphasic Catalysis Using a Polymeric Nanoreactor Platform

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski