Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Pittsburgh Conference Lecture

Robert Jackson, Duke University
Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change: Some Science and Solutions

Other seminars in the Mellon College of Science

Past Chemistry Seminars

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Seminars Spring 2012

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Robert Crabtree, Yale University

Organometallic Ir Precatalysts for Heteroarene Hydrogenation, Water Oxidation & CH Activation

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Kevin Noonan

Thursday, January 26, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Samie R. Jaffrey, Cornell University

RNA mimics of GFP: Fluorescent imaging of small molecule using sensors composed of RNA

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Marcel Bruchez

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Sergei Tretiak, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dynamics of excitons and phonons at the nanoscale

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Linda Peteanu

Thursday, February 9, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Virginia Cornish, Columbia University

TMP-Tag: A Chemical Surrogate to the Fluorescent Proteins for Live Cell Imaging

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Marcel Bruchez

Thursday, February 16, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Yaroslava Yingling, North Carolina State University

Nucleic acid materials: insights from molecular dynamics simulations

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Dave Yaron

Cancelled

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Departmental Seminar

Art Ragauskas, Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Newell Washburn

time change

Friday, March 2, 2012
11:45 a.m.

Departmental Seminar

François Gabbaï, Texas A&M University

Lewis acidic properties of heavy onium ions

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Kevin Noonan

time change

Thursday, March 8, 2012
2:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

LaShanda Korley, Case Western Reserve University

Tunable Mechanics via Strategies from Nature

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Richard McCullough

Thursday, March 15, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

De-en Jiang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Molecular Metallurgy of Gold from First Principles

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Rongchao Jin

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Christine Chow, Wayne State University

The Role of Modified Nucleotides in rRNA Structural Rearrangements

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Subha Das

Thursday, March 29, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Matt Hartman, Virginia Commonwealth University

New chemical biology approaches applied to drug delivery and inhibition of protein-protein interactions

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Subha Das

Thursday, April 12, 2012
12:00 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Marc Greenberg, Johns Hopkins University

Nucleic Acid Damage Chemistry in Naked DNA and Nucleosomes

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Bruce Armitage

Thursday, April 12, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Dave Thirumalai, University of Maryland

Gene Regulation by Riboswitches: From Folding Landscape to System Level Description

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Maumita Mandal

time and date change

Friday, April 13, 2012
3:00 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Lei Zhai, University of Central Florida

Conjugated Polymers on Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Richard McCullough

Lei Zhai graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2002 with a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Pittsburgh Conference Lecture

Robert Jackson, Duke University

Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change: Some Science and Solutions

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Mark Bier

Friday, April 20, 2012
3:00 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Michael A. Hickner

Ion and Water Motion in Self-Assembled Polymers

Location: Mellon Institute Room 448

Host: Kevin Noonan

Thursday, April 26, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Curtis Berlinguette, University of Calgary

Extending the Warranty of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Hosts: Catalina Achim and Stefan Bernhard

Thursday, May 3, 2012
2:30 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Flavio Maran, University of Padova

Superefficient Electron Transfer through 310-Helical Peptides

Host: Catalina Achim

Location: University of Pittsburgh, Chevron Science Center Ashe Auditorium

Joint Seminar with University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, May 3, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Anthony Chianese, Colgate University

Alkane Dehydrogenation and Alkene Isomerization Catalyzed by Iridium-CCC-Pincer Complexes

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Hyung Kim

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Jeffrey Pyun, University of Arizona

Polymerizing Goblins and Brimstone for Energy Applications

Location: Mellon Institute Room 448

Host: Tomek Kowalewski

Jeffrey Pyun graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2002 with a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
4:45 p.m.

Departmental Seminar

Peter Glazer, Yale University

Targeted gene editing in human cells via triplex formation

Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room

Host: Danith Ly