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Past Seminars: 2019 - 2020

Professor Stephen Westcott, Mount Allison University
A Life in Boron Chemistry

Professor Zhen Liu, Menten Lecturer, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Advanced Molecularly Imprinted Materials for Affinity Separation, Disease Diagnosis, Single-Cell Analysis, Bioimaging and Cancer Therapy

Professor Uwe Bergmann, Stanford University
New Science Opportunities at X-ray Free Electron Lasers

Professor Ralf Schirrmacher, University of Alberta

Silicon Fluoride Receptor Radiochemistry: From bench to bedside in 15 years

Professor Michael S. Silverstein, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Accessing Innovative Porous Polymers through Emulsion Templating

Professor Terry W. Moore, University of Illinois
Optimization of Isoquinoline-based Activators of the Transcription Factor NRF

Professor Daniel A. Foucher, Ryerson University
Datively Bound Rigid and Flexible Hypercoordinate Polystannanes

Professor Aaron S. Rury, Wayne State University
Hybrid Molecular Platforms for Next Generation Quantum Technologies: A Rhapsody in Spectroscopy

Professor Graham K. Murpy, University of Waterloo
Novel Reactivity Mediated by Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents

2019/10/21 & 22
Professor Omar Yaghi, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
3M Distinguished Lecturer
LECTURE 1  The Chemistry of Metal-Organic Frameworks
LECTURE 2  Extending Organic Chemistry to Infinite 2D and 3D

Professor Ashlee J. Howarth, Concordia University
Metal-Organic Frameworks for Adsorption and Detoxification of Hazardous Analytes

Professor Erin R. Johnson, Dalhousie University
Dispersion Interactions in DFT and Application to Molecular Crystal-Structure Prediction

Professor Elizabeth (Beth) R. Gillies, Chemistry, Western University
Designing Degradable Polymers:  Biomedical Applications and Beyond" - CRC Vision Talk

Professor Deryn E. Fogg, University of Ottawa
Frontiers in Catalysis:  From Decomposition, Knowledge

Professor Lyudmila Goncharova, Western Physics & Astronomy
Ion beams as a synthetic tool for nanoelectronics and beyond

Professor Mary Ryan, Imperial College London
Nanoparticles and the Environment: Friend or Foe?

Professor Narasi Sridhar, Ohio State University
Localized Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking of Steel in Alkaline Nitrate-Nitrite Solutions - An Old Problem Revisited

Professor Jeff A. Reimer, University of Berkeley
NMR and the Grand Challenges of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Professor David C. Schriemer, University of Calgary
Integrative structural biology using mass spectrometry

Professor Simon Rondeau-Gagné, University of Windsor
New Strategies for the Design of Stretchable Semiconducting π-Conjugated Polymers 

Professor Ian Tonks, University of Minnesota
Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the TiII/TiIV Redox Couple for New Transformations

Professor Ashok K. Kakkar, McGill University
Endogenous Stimuli-Responsive Nanoformulations for Spatial Drug Delivery

Jian Wang, Editor, M.Sc.
Life Perspectives from a Veteran Synthetic Chemist: Writing Your Research in English 

Professor Jeremy Rawson, University of Windor, Student Invited Speaker
Radicals: From pancake bonds to multi-functional materials

The following seminars were cancelled due to COVID-19.


2020/03/18 Professor Sanela Martic, Trent University

2020/03/25 Professor Jeremy May, University of Houston

2020/03/31 Professor Zachary Hudson, University of British Columbia

2020/04/01 Professor Rustam Z. Khaliullin, McGill University

2020/04/15 Professor Farshid Ramezanipour, University of Louisville

2020/04/30 Professor Jens Dilling, TRIUMPF