Visiting Seminar Series 2005-2006

  • Professor J.S. Yadav, Director, Indian Inst. of Chemical Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Hyderabad, India
    "Desymmertrization Strategy Towards the Total Synthesis of Polypropionate Containing Natural Products"
  • Professor Yeshayahu "Ishi" Talmon, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
    "Cryo-TEM Imaging of Self-Aggregation in Solution"
  • Professor Ahmed Abdo, University of Cairo, Egypt
    "Effect of Surfactants on the Voltammetric Response of Some Organic and Biological Compounds"
  • Dr. John C. Lechleiter, President and COO, Eli Lilly & Company
    "A Chemist's Progress: Lessons Learned and Futures Imagined in Drug Development" (Awards Day Seminar)
  • Dr. Barry Farmer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    "Atomistic and Mesoscale Modeling of Polymer Nanocomposites"
  • Professor William R. Heineman, University of Cincinnati (CGSA speaker)
    "34 Years of Electrochemistry: One Thing Leads to Another"
  • Professor Michael Paulaitis, Ohio State University
    "Role of Hydration in Weak Protein-Protein Interactions"
  • Dr. Paul O'Maille, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    "The Evolving Field of Protein Engineering"
  • Professor Elliot Chaikof, Emory University/Georgia Inst. of Technology
    "Engineered Biomaterials for Reparative Medicine, Organ Fabrication, and the Design of Living Systems"
  • Professor Peter J. Sadler, University of Edinburgh, UK
    "The Chemical Elements of Life and Medicines: A Web of Health?" (Zimmer International Scholar)
  • Professor Peter J. Sadler, University of Edinburgh, UK
    "Organometallic and Photactivated Metal Anticancer Complexes" (Zimmer International Scholar)
  • Professor Kenny Marcus, Clemson University 
    "Capillary-Channeled Polymer (C-CP) Fibers - A Novel Stationary Phase for Biomolecule Separations"
  • Dr. Robert G. Laughlin, Retired Procter & Gamble Research Fellow
    "Frontiers in Surfactant Phase Science"
  • Professor Robert J. Linhardt, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    "Heparin: Structure, Activity and Synthesis"
  • Professor Ruxandra Dima, University of Massachusetts
    "A Glimpse into Hidden Worlds: Allosteric Sites in Proteins and the First-steps in Protein Aggregation "
  • Professor Stephen Holmes, University of Kentucky
    "Clusters, Networks, and Molecule-Based Devices Derived from Poly(pyrazolyl)borate Cyanometalates"
  • Professor Israel Rubinstein, Dept. of Materials and Interfaces, Weismann Inst. of Science, Rehovot, Israel
    "Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Branched Coordination Nanostructures"
  • Professor Panagiotis "Peter" Smirniotis, Head, UC, Dept. of Chemical & Materials Engineering
    "Transition Metal Modified TiO2-loaded MCM-41 Catalysts for Visible UV-Visible Light Driven Photodegradation of Aqueous Organic Pollutants"
  • Dr. Wenjun Zheng, National Institutes of Health
    "Decrypting Macromolecular Dynamics with a Simple Physical Model" (Physical Chemistry Faculty Candidate)
  • Dr. Jianhan Chen, The Scripps Research Institute
    "Folding Proteins from First-Principles" (Physical Chemistry Faculty Candidate)
  • Dr. Margaret Cheung, University of Maryland
    "Life in a Crowd: Macromolecular Crowding and Confinement Effects on Protein Interactions in Living Systems" (Physical Chemistry Faculty Candidate)
  • Dr. George Stan, National Institutes of Health
    "Biological Nanomachines at Work: Chaperonin-Mediated Protein Folding" (Physical Chemistry Faculty Candidate)
  • Professor Richard VanDuyne, Northwestern University 
    "Molecular Plasmonics for Surface Enhanced Sensing and Spectroscopy"
  • Professor Timothy Long, Virginia Tech 
    "Synergies of Topology and Non-Covalent Interactions"
  • Professor Mark E. Davis, California Institute of Technology
    "Systemic Delivery of Short-Interfering RNA (siRNA)"
  • Professor Richard Nagorski, Illinois State University
    "Structure/Reactivity Studies for the Aqueous Reaction of Carbinolamides"
  • Professor Martin Kirk, The University of New Mexico
    "New Insights into the Mechanism of Xanthine Oxidase and CO Dehydrogenase"
  • Dr. V. Adrian Parsegian, NIH
    "Nourished by Noise: The Organizing Power of Random Fluctuation" (Oesper Symposium Awardee)
  • Professor Peter Rand, Brock University, Emeritus
    "Scientific Delights" (Oesper Banquet Speaker)
  • Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg, NIH
    "Using Surface Chemistry to Understand Biological Processes: Adrian's Kind of Science" (Oesper Symposium Speaker)
  • Professor Barry Ninham, Institute of Advanced Studies, Canberra, Australia
    "The Present State of Molecular Forces in Colloid Science"
  • Professor Sol Gruner, Cornell University 
    "Putting the Squeeze on Biology: Biomolecules under Pressure" (Oesper Symposium Speaker)
  • Professor William Gelbart, University of California - Los Angeles
    "Making Viruses" (Oesper Symposium Speaker)
  • Professor Helmut Strey, State University of New York at Stony Brook
    "Single DNA Molecule Genotyping" (Oesper Symposium Speaker)
  • Professor David Smith, University of York
    "Dendritic Supermolecules - Towards Controllable Nanomaterials"
  • Dr. V. Adrian ParsegianNIH
    "Forces Driving Molecular Assembly"
  • Professor Patrick Holland, University of Rochester
    "Breaking Bonds with Low-Coordinate Iron: Chemistry Inspired by Nitrogenase"
  • Professor William B. Jenesn, University of Cincinnati
    "Preserving the Past While Planning for the Future: The Legacies of Ralph Oesper and Else Schulze" (Dedication of the Else L. Schulze Info Commons & The Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry)
  • Dr. Vassilios Galiatsatos, Equistar Chemicals, LP
    "Simulations of Complex Polymer Systems"