All seminars are held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                   All seminars are broadcasted remotely





Jan. 29,  2021

Host:  Dr. Jaekle

Elizabeth Elacqua, Dept. of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA  

 Merging Organic Synthetic and Polymer Chemistry: Toward Accelerated Catalysis and Architecturally-Diverse Sp 3-Enriched Polymers

Feb. 5, 2021 (Cancelled)

Host: Dr. Zhang

Hendrik Dietz, Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

 Venus virus traps - and how cryo EM helped building them

Feb. 12, 2021

Host:  Dr. Freundlich (NJMS)

co-host Dr. Brenner-Moyer

Mark Fitzgerald, C4 Therapeutics, Inc., Watertown, MA

Advances in the Medicinal Chemistry of Targeted Protein Degradation

Feb. 19, 2021

Host: Dr. Freundlich (NJMS)                      

co-host Dr. Brenner-Moyer

Seth Herzon, Dept. of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Shining light on the dark matter of natural products: Structure and function of colibactin


Feb. 26, 2021

Host: Dr. Jaekle

Colleen Scott, Dept. of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Design Strategy for New Optoelectronic Organic/Polymeric Materials

Mar. 5, 2021

Host: Dr. Pavanello Joint with Physics

Adrienn Ruzsinszky, Dept. of Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Harnessing Model Kernels in Linear-Response Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory

Mar. 12, 2021

Host: Dr. Galoppini

John Swierk,  Dept. of Chemistry, Binghamton University State University of New York,  Binghamton, NY

Mechanistic Investigations of Photoredox Catalysis

Mar. 26, 2021

Host: Dr. Galoppini

Heinz Frei,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Inorganic Core-Shell Nanotube Array for CO2 Photoreduction by H2O

Apr. 9, 2021

Host: Dr. Zhang

Julius Beau Lucks, Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering,  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 

Towards an Era of RNA Design for Biology and Global Health 

Apr. 16, 2021

Host: Dr. Prokopchuk (FRIEDMAN LECTURE) 

Shannon Stahl, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Catalytic Reactions with Molecular Oxygen, from Chemical Synthesis to Fuel Cells



Apr. 23, 2021

Host: Dr. Prokopchuk

Adam Veige, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Transition Metal Catalysts for the Efficient, Large-scale and Stereoselective Synthesis of Cyclic Polymers

Apr. 30, 2021

Host: Dr. Sobers Swindell

Chrissy Stachl,  Center for Genetically Encoded Materials, Berkeley, CA


Changing the culture of STEM: A community-driven and evidence-based approach