ChemistryWestern Science

2016 - 2017 Seminar Schedule



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2017/06/19
Professor Frieder Jäkle, Rutgers University-Newark
Title:  TBA
Time: 10:30 AM
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Joe B. Gilroy

2017/05/25

Dr. Pierangelo Gobbo [2016 Paul de Mayo Award Winner]
Title:  Chemically Reactive Protocells:  A Bottom-up Approach to the Construction of Prototissues
Time:  2:30 pm
Room:  1065, Biological & Geological Sciences Building
Host:  Professor Mark S. Workentin

2017/05/24
Professor Michael Sherburn, Australian National University [2017 Fred Pattison Senior Lecturer]
Title:  Lecture II - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Synthesis But Were Afraid to Ask
Time:  3:00 pm
Room:  3M 3250, 3M Centre
Host:  Professor Michael A. Kerr

2017/05/23
Professor Michael Sherburn, Australian National University [2017 Fred Pattison Senior Lecturer]
Title:  Lecture I - Putting the Fun Back Into Fundamental Hydrocarbon Chemistry
Time:  3:00 pm
Room:  3M 3250, 3M Centre
Host:  Professor Michael A. Kerr

2017/05/23
Professeur Nordin Félidj, Université Paris Diderot
Title:  Plasmon-driven multi-functionalization of nanoparticles expands the limits of surface chemistry
Time:  11:00 am
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host: Franςois Lagugné-Labarthet

2017/05/16
Professor James M. Mayer, Yale University The 3M University Lecturer in Chemistry 2017]
Title: LECTURE 2 — Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions of Collodial Metal Oxide Nanocrystals:  a different look at interfacial redox chemisty
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  3250, 3M Centre
Host:  Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere

2017/05/15
Professor James M. Mayer, Yale University [The 3M University Lecturer in Chemistry 2017]
Title: LECTURE 1 — Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions: from hydrogen atom transfer to separated e and H+
Time:  3:30 pm
Room:  3250, 3M Centre
Host:  Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere

2017/04/19
Professor Jean-Paul Desaulniers, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Title:  Chemically-Modified siRNAs that Make Sense
Time:  10:30 am
Room:  ChB 115
Host:  Professor Robert H.E. Hudson

2017/04/05

Professor Robin Hicks, University of Victoria
Title:  Indigo as a template for new dyes, ligands, and materials:  new tricks for a very, very, very old dog
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host: Professor Joe Gilroy

2017/03/27
Professor Connie C. Lu, University of Minnesota
Title:  Bio-inspired Bimetallic Complexes for Activating H2 and CO2
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Johanna M. Blacquiere

2017/03/22
Professor Dominika Zgid, University of Michigan
Title:  Toward Accurate Quantum-Mechanical Calculations on Large Systems
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Viktor N. Staroverov

2017/03/08
Professor Scott Bohle, McGill University
Title:  Understanding the Molecular Basis of Arsenic and Tungsten's Toxicity and Carcenogensis
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Martin J. Stillman

2017/02/28
Professor Steen Brian Schougaard, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Title:  Measuring ultra fast lithium insertion/extraction kinetics
Time:  2:00 pm
Room: ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Hosts:  Professor David W. Shoesmith and Dr. Jamie J. Noel

2017/02/08
Professor David A. Kofke, University of Buffalo
Title:  The "Easy" Phases Can Still Provide Interest, Challenge, and Opportunity
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:   Professor Stella Constas

2017/01/24
Dr. Floryan Decampo, Solvay Specialty Polymers
Title:  Solvay Speciallty Polymers - Specialty for Sustainability
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Paul J. Ragogna

2017/01/04
Professor Dong-Ping Zhan
Title: Electrochemistry at nanoscale: energy modulation and electron transfer
Time: 1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Zhifeng Ding
2016/12/14
Professor Daniel A. Foucher, Ryerson University
Title: ANTIMICROBIAL EFFICACY OF IMMOBILIZED QUATERNARY AMMONIUM ANTIMICROBIALS FOR POROUS AND NON-POROUS SURFACES
Time:  10:30 am
Room: ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Joe B. Gilroy

2016/12/12
Professor Mahalingam Balasurbramanian
Title: X-ray Spectroscopic Techniques for Energy Storage Applications
Time: 2:30 pm
Room: 0153, Biological & Geological Sciences Building
Host:  Professor T.K. Sham

2016/12/12
Professor Micheal A. Brook, McMaster University
Title: Water Responsive Silicone Polymers
Time: 10:30 am
Room ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Paul J. Ragogna

2016/12/09
Professor Martin T. Lemaire, Brock University
Title: Design, synthesis, and coordination chemistry of new redox-active ligands
Time:  10:30 am
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Joe B. Gilroy

2016/12/07
**CANCELLED** Professor Tamara L. Hendrickson, Wayne State University ** CANCELLED **
Title: Indirect tRNA Aminoacylation: Breaking the Biochemistry Textbook Paradigm
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Patrick O'Donoghue

2016/11/30
Professor Laura B. Sagle, University of Cincinnati
Title:  Adventures in Combining Plasmonic Particles and Lipids for Biosensing and Spectroscopy
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Franςois Lagugné-Labarthet

2016/11/29
Professor Blanca Martin Vaca, Université Paul Sabatier and CNRS, Toulouse, France
Title:  MACROMOLECULAR ENGINEERING VIA ORGANOCATALYZED RING OPENING POLYMERIZATION OF LACTONES AND CARBONATES
Time: 1:00 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Elizabeth (Beth) R. Gillies

2016/11/23
Professor John D. Brennan, McMaster University
Title:  Printable Paper-Based Point-of-Care Aptasensors for Biomedical Monitoring
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host-Student:  Jeremy Bourque

2016/11/09
Professor Dwight Seferos, University of Toronto
Title:  SELENOPHENE AND TELLUROPHENE POLYMERS
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Paul J. Ragogna

2016/11/03
Professor Alex Brown, University of Alberta
Title:  Two Photon Absorption in Fluorescent Proteins:  Computational Design of New Chromophores
Time:  10:30 am
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professors Stella Constas and Viktor N. Staroverov

2016/11/02
Dr. Valérie Gabelica, Inserm/CNRS/Universite de Bordeaux, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie, Pessac, France
Title:  Mass spectrometry peeks into nucleic acids folding and interactions
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Lars Konermann

2016/10/26
Professor Neil Burford, University of Victoria
Title:  Evolving the coordination of p-block Lewis acceptors
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Paul J. Ragogna

2016/10/24
Professor Jonathan G.C. Veinot, University of Alberta
Title:  Adventures in Si Nanocrystal Surface Chemistry
Time:  2:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor John F. Corrigan

2016/10/05

Dr. Mathew Willans, Western Chemistry NMR Facility
Title: Basic Theory of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host: N/A

2016/09/28
Professor Mark S. Taylor, University of Toronto
Title:  Noncovalent and Reversible Covalent Interactions:  Fundamental Studies and New Applications
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Elizabeth (Beth) Gillies

2016/09/28
Professor Heming He, State Power Investment Central Research Institute, Beijing and Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang
Title: The Discovery of Solid Thorium Monoxide at Near-Ambient Conditions by Neutron Reflectometry and Interpreted by Screened Hybrid Functional Calculations
Time:  10:30 am
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor David W. Shoesmith

2016/09/22
Professor Mats Jonsson, Applied Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Title:  Interfacial radical chemistry induced by molecular aqueous radiolysis products interacting with oxide surfaces
Time:  1:30 pm
Room: ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor J. Clara Wren

2016/09/06
Professor Louis Barriault, University of Ottawa
Title:  What's Golden: Recent Advances in Organic Transformations using Photoredox and Gold Catalysis
Time:  10:30 am
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Michael A. Kerr

2016/09/06
Professor Yi-Tao Long, East China University of Science and Technology
Title:  Electrochemical Sensing of Single Nucleotide on Nanopore
Time:  9:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Buidling
Host:  Professor Zhifeng Ding

2016/08/23
Professor Sasha Omanovic, McGill University
Title:  Electrochemical regeneration of co-enzyme NADH
Time:  2:00 pm
Room: ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Oleg Semenikhin

2016/08/2
Professor Stefan France, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title:  The Catalytic, Formal Homo-Nazarov Cyclization:  A Promising Template for Diversity-Oriented Synthesis
Time:  2:30 pm
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professor Brian L. Pagenkopf

2016/07/25
Professor Xiujuan Zhang, FUNSOM, Soochow University, China [Seminar Sponsored by the Soochow-Western Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research and the Department of Chemistry]
Title:  Patterning of Organic Single-Crystal Nanowire Arrays for High-performance Optoelectronic Devices
Time:  10:30 am
Room:  ChB 115, Chemistry Building
Host:  Professors T.K. Sham and Yang Song