ChemistryWestern Science

2017 - 2018 Seminar Schedule

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2018/02/27
Professor Dr. Alex Speed, Dalhousie University
Title:  Asymmetric Reductive Catalysis with Phosphorus Heterocycles
Time: 2:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Paul J. Ragogna

2018/02/28
Professor Tamara L. Hendrickson, Wayne State University
Title: Indirect tRNA Aminoacylation: Breaking the Biochemistry Textbook Paradigm
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Patrick O'Donoghue

2018/03/01
Professor Tadeja Kosec, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
Title:
Time: 10:00 am
Room:  0165, Biological & Geological Sciences Building
Host:  Professors David W. Shoesmith and Jamie J. Noël

2018/03/07
Professor Robert E. Campbell
Title:  Spying on cells with optogenetic tools that span the visible spectrum
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Lars Konermann

2017/03/13
Professor Gerhard Erker, Universität Münster
Title:  TBA
Time:  TBA
Room:  TBA
Host:  Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere

2018/03/27

Professor Zachary Schultz, University of Notre Dame
Title:  TBA
Time: TBA
Room:  TBA
Host:  Professor Francois Lagugne-Labarthet

2018/03/28
Professor Jochen Autschbach, University of Buffalo
Title:  TBA
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Viktor N. Staroverov

2018/04/04
Professor Suning Wang, Queen's University
Title: TBA
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Zhifeng Ding

2018/04/11
Mr. Kevin Seguin, CAS International Representatives - SciFinder Demonstration
Title:
Time:  1:30 pm
Room ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere




2017/09/06
Professor Dongping Zhan, Xiamen University
Title:  SECM investigations onthe interfacial transfer of photogenerated charge
Time:  2:00 pm
Room:  B&GS 0153, Biological & Geological Sciences Building
Host:  Professor Zhifeng Ding

2017/09/12
Prof. Sylvain Canesi, Université du Québec à Montréal
Title:  Stereoselective Total Synthesis of Alkaloids Mediated by Iodanes
Time:  2:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Michael A. Kerr

2017/09/13
Dr. Preston Chase, GreenCentre Canada
Title:  Development and Commercial Application of Novel Catalyst and Forward Osmosis Technologies
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Paul J. Ragogna

2017/09/15
Professor Tong Leung, University of Waterloo
Title:  Ulta-efficient photocatalysts for photoelectrochemical water splitting
Time:  9:00 am
Room:  2036, Social Science Centre
Host:  Professor Zhifeng Ding

2017/10/04
Professor Randall S. Dermont, McMaster University
Title:  Modeling molecular electronic devices
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Stella Constas

2017/10/18
Professor Thomas Baumgartner, York University
Title:  Strongly Electron-Accepting, Phosphorus-bridged Viologens:  From Synthesis to Applications
Time: 1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Student-Host:  Ryan Maar

2017/11/01
Professor Tim Newhouse, Yale University
Title: Total Synthesis of Neurologically Active Terpenoid Natural Products
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere

2017/11/08
Professor Zhehong Gan, The National High Magnetic Field laboratory, (MagLab)
Title: 1.5 GHz NMR using 35.2T Series-Connected-Hybrid Magnet at NHMFL
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Yining Huang

2017/11/09
Professor Charles L.B. MacDonald, University of Windsor
Title:  New developments in the coordination chemistry of low valent main group compounds
Time:  2:30 pm
Room:  ChB 9, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Kim M. Baines

2017/11/14
Professor Howard Alper, University of Ottawa
Title: Metal Catalyzed Carbonylation Reactions
Time:  1:30
Room: ChB 115
Host: Professor Kim M. Baines

2017/11/22
Professor Philip Britz-McKibbin, McMaster University
Title: Accelerating Biomarker Discovery and Drug Screening in Metabolomics for Innovations in Public Health: Blood, Sweat and Tears
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Lars Konermann

2017/11/29
Professor Gerhard Erker, Universität Münster --C A N C E L L E D
Title:  TBA
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere

2017/12/11
Professor Aaron Rossini, Iowa State University
Title:  Sensitizing Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy for the Atomic Level Characterization of Surfaces, Materials and Pharmaceuticals
Time:  2:30 pm
Room: Room ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host: Professor Yining Huang

2017/12/12
Dr. Ian Coulthard, Canadian Light Source (CLS) [Sponsored by: The Soochow-Western Centre for Synchronton Radiation Rsearch (SWC) and the Department of Chemistry ]
Title:  How Far Can High Energy Resolution Fluorescence Detection (HERFD) XAS Take Us?
Time:  2:00 pm
Room:  ChB 115
Host:  Professor T.K. Sham

2018/01/10
Dr. Björn Baumeier, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Title:  Virtual Material Design of Organic Semiconductors
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Mikko Karttunen

2018/01/17
Professor Caleb Martin, Baylor University
Title:  TBA
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor John F. Corrigan

2018/01/24
Professor Cathleen Crudden, Queen's University
Title:  Metal catalysts, clusters and surfaces: Catalytic preparation of chiral bio-molecules and carbon-based self assembled monolayers
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Student-Host: Ryan Maar


2018/02/07
Professor Ilja Siepmann, University of Minnesota
Title: Discovery of Nanoporous Materials for Challenging Separations and Chemical Conversions through Predictive Materials Modeling
Time: 1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Stella Constas