Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

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Seminars Spring 2011

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, January 11, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Princeton University

Polymer Solar Cells, Deconstructed

Host: Tomek Kowalewski

Thursday, January 13, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Ananth Dodabalapur, The University of Texas at Austin

Organic and Polymer Semiconductor Devices: The Coming of Age

Host: Tomek Kowalewski

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Kim Dunbar, Texas A&M University

Conducting and Magnetic Materials: A Golden Opportunity for Coordination Chemists

Host: Catalina Achim

Thursday, February 17, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Hunaid Nulwala, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Highly Efficient Materials Synthesis Using Click Chemistry

Host: Hyung Kim

Thursday, February 24, 2011
4:45 p.m.

David Graves, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Recognition and Binding of the Human Telomeric G-Quadruplex by the Protein, UP1.

Host: Bruce Armitage

Thursday, March 3, 2011
4:45 p.m.

So-Jung Park, University of Pennsylvania

Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles, Amphiphilic Polymers and DNA

Hosts: Nat Rosi (Pitt)/Rongchao Jin

Joint Seminar with University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, March 17, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Theodore Goodson III, University of Michigan

Enhanced and Useful Optical Properties of Multi Chromophore Materials

Host: Rongchao Jin

Thursday, March 24, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Trevor Hayton, University of California, Santa Barbara

Synthesis and Characterization of an Iron (IV) Ketimide Complex

Host: Catalina Achim

Thursday, March 31, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Todd Przybycien, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemical Engineering

PEGylation as Panacea: PLG-Based Microsphere Delivery of PEG-Modified Proteins

Host: Newell Washburn

Thursday, April 7, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Rita Mihailescu, Duquesne University

Are Swapping RNA Kissing Partners Mediating Molecular Switches in the Hepatitis C Virus?

Host: Bruce Armitage

Thursday, April 14, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Jie Zheng, University of Texas at Dallas

Probing Nano-Bio Interactions with Luminescent Metal Nanoparticles

Host: Rongchao Jin

Thursday, April 21, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Eriks Rozners, Binghamton University

Sequence Selective Recognition of Double Helical RNA via Triplex Binding PNA Analogues

Host: Danith Ly

Monday, April 25, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, University of California, Santa Barbara

Nanoscale Characterization of Solar Cell Materials

Hosts: Toby Nelson/Rick McCullough

Thursday, April 28, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Frank Keutsch, University of Wisconsin

Probing Air with Light: Testing Atmospheric Oxidative Chemistry and Aerosol Formation with New Laser Based Instrumentation

Host: Neil Donahue

Thursday, May 5, 2011
4:45 p.m.

Daron Freedberg, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

NMR of Carbohydrates On and Off Cells

Host: Roberto Gil