All seminars are held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m., LSC II, Room 130




Sept. 30, 2022

Host: Dr. Pavanello    (Physics Dept. — Virtual)

JÓGVAN MAGNUS HAUGAARD OLSEN, Dept. of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark


Development of Multiscale Methods for Computational Biomolecular Spectroscopy



Oct. 7, 2022

Host: Dr. Zhang

CHENGDE MAO, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

The Simple Side of DNA Self-Assembly

Oct. 14, 2022

Host: Dr. Jaekle

JOHNATHAN BRANTLEY, Dept. of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN             

Exploring New Platforms and Methods for Soft Polymer Editing

Oct. 21, 2022

Host: Dr.  Akopov    (Virtual)

CHONG LIU  Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of California (UCLA) Los Angeles, CA

Non-equilibrium chemical and biological systems with microscopic electrochemical control

Oct. 28, 2022

Host: Dr. Brenner-Moyer 

RYAN MURELLI, Dept. of Chemistry, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) Brooklyn, NY

A Game of Tropones:  Studies on the Synthesis and Function of Cycloheptatrienones

Nov. 4, 2022

Host: Dr. Prokopchuk

JEREMY SMITH,  Dept. of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

New Catalysis Enabled by a Non-Innocent Imido Ligand

Nov. 11 , 2022

Host: Dr. Galoppini

MARK THOMPSON, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA


21st Century Alchemy: Making Coinage Metals Act Like Platinum Group Metals

Nov. 18, 2022

Host: Dr. Brenner-Moyer

PIER CHAMPAGNE, Dept. of Chemistry &  Environmental Science,                        New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ                           

Mechanisms and Origins of Enantioselectivity of Asymmetric Organocatalyzed Reactions

Dec. 2, 2022

Host: Dr. Zhang                

TIM LIEDL, Dept. of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU),  Munich, Germany

DNA-assembled functional materials


Dec. 9, 2022

Host: Dr. Akopov

WEIWEI XIE, Dept. of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

Chemistry Perspectives to Novel Quantum   Materials