Spring 2018 Seminar Series

WELCOME TO THE CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
SEMINAR SERIES

SPRING 2018

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Tuesday, April 17

GUEST SPEAKER

Max M. Häggblom, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

TOPIC

Elucidating the Activity of Anaerobic Dehalogenating Bacteria: From Marine Sponges to Contaminated Sediments

 

Wednesday, March 28

GUEST SPEAKER

Adam Weingarten, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Nature Communication

Nature Publishing Group

TOPIC

Publishing in Nature Research Journals

 

Friday, March 16

GUEST SPEAKER
Lin Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering
Fudan University
Shanghai, China

TOPIC

Measurements of Atmospheric New Particle Formation in Urban Shanghai

 

Thursday, February 15

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Zhenfei Liu

Lawerence Berkerly National Labortory

Molecular Foundry (Berkeley Lab) and Department of Physics (US Berkeley)

University of California

Berkeley, California

TOPIC

On the border between molecules and solids: Level alignment and level broadening

 

Tuesday, February 13

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Ke Yang

Department of Chemistry

Yale University

New Haven, CT

TOPIC

Mimic nature to utilize light energy: computational approach to alternative and renewable energy solutions

 

Monday, February 12

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Pier Alexandre Champagne

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

University of Ottawa

TOPIC

Developing and understanding organic reactions through experiments and computations

 

Thursday, February 8

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Rachel Steinhardt

Postdoctoral Researcher

Professor Aaron Esser-Khan Group

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

TOPIC

Chemical strategies to profile cell-cell interactions: from molecules to particles

 

 

Tuesday, February 6

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Sergei Manzhos
Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore

Singapore

TOPIC

Computational materials modelling and design for next generation energy conversion and storage technologies: practical design strategies and improved methods

 

Friday, February 2

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Olga Mukhina
Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
 

TOPIC

Photochemistry in Diversity-Oriented Synthesis and Beyond: Developing Methods to Access N, O, S- containing Polyheterocycles of Complex Topologies

 

Thursday, February 1

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Li Li

NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Ga

TOPIC

Advancing mass spectrometry analysis of proteins, lipds, and carbohydrates: CF-EDESI and boronic acid shift reagents

 

Wednesday, January 31

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Raheleh Resaei-Araghi
Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


TOPIC

Chemically Engineered Peptides as Synthetic Tools for Modulation of Biological Functions

 

Friday, January 26

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Khanh-Hoa Tran-Ba
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department of Chemistry

Columbia University

New York, NY

TOPIC

Fluorescence Microscopy for Enhanced Understanding of Polymer Materials

 

Thursday, January 25

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Hao Chen

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ohio University

Athens, Ohio

TOPIC

Desorption Electrospray Ionization for Liquid Sample Analysis

 

Thursday, January 18

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. XiuJun (James) Li
Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC)

Biomedical Engineering (BME),

Environmental Science & Engineering (ESE), Material Science & Engineering (MASE), University of Texas 

El Paso, Texas

TOPIC

Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip and nanotechnology for biochemical & environmental analysis

 

Wednesday, January 17

GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Glen P. Jackson

Professor, Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic & Investigative Science

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

TOPIC

 Hair Reveals what People Conceal: Soft Biometric Traits from the Chemical Analysis of Human Hair