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Seminars Fall 2009

All the seminars are at 4:45 pm in the Mellon Institute Conference Room, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the seminar begins.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

5:00 p.m.

Ric Kaner, University of California, Los Angeles

Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Chemically Converted Graphene

Host: Rick McCullough

Location: Doherty Hall 2302

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Eric Borguet, Temple University

Single Molecule Charge Transfer and Localization at Interfaces

Host: Catalina Achim

Monday, October 5, 2009

4:30 pm

The Inaugural John A. Pople Lectures in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and the Presentation of John A. Pople’s Nobel Medal to Carnegie Mellon University

Mark Gordon, Frances M. Craig Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Iowa State University and Director, Ames Laboratory Applied Mathematical Sciences program

Enabling Accurate Calculations on Large Molecular Systems

Walter Kohn, Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1998

The Power of the Sun

Location: Mellon Institute Auditorium

Reception following lecture, Mellon Institute Lobby

Host: Hyung Kim

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christine M. Aikens, Kansas State University

Optical Absorption, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, and Chiroptical Properties of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles

Host: Rongchao Jin

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Eckhard Jankowsky, Case Western Reserve University

How RNA Helicases Unwind

Host: Kausik Chakrabarti

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Qing Lin, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Photoinducible Bioorthogonal Chemistry: A New Tool for Chemical Biology

Host: Danith Ly

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Marek Urban, University of Southern Mississippi

From Stimuli-Responsive to Self-Healing Polymers

Host: Kris Matyjaszewski

Friday, November 6, 2009

2:00 pm

The Stephanie Kwolek Lecture in Materials Chemistry

Takuzo Aida, University of Tokyo

Functional Soft Materials by Programmed Self-Assembly

Location: Mellon Institute Auditorium

Host: Kris Matyjaszewski

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Patricia Hill, Millersville University

Chemistry and Art? What can you do with that?

Host: Catalina Achim

Thursday, November 19, 2009

David Yaron, Carnegie Mellon University

What is conceptual learning in chemistry and why should we promote it?

Host: Subha Das

Monday, November 23, 2009

3:30 p.m.

Ryan A. Mehl, Franklin and Marshall College

Generating Permissive Site-specific Unnatural Amino Acid Synthetases for In Vivo Production of Proteins Containing Useful Chemical Functionality

Host: Subha Das

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nathaniel Rosi, University of Pittsburgh

Bio-Inspired Synthesis and Organization of Nanostructures

Host: Rongchao Jin


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ben Van Houten, University of Pittsburgh

Structure-Function Studies of Bacterial Nucleotide Excision Repair Proteins: How Do Protein Machines Detect and Remove Damaged DNA?

Host: Marcel Bruchez

Past Seminars

Other seminars in the Mellon College of Science