Visiting Seminar Series 2013-2014

  • Jay Siegel, Tianjin University
    "Aromatic Architectures: Bowls, Knots, Gears"
  • Mahesh K. Mahanthappa, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "From Imperfection to Perfection in Soft Matter Self-Assembly"
  • Rajender Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    "Greener Alternatives to Organics and Nanomaterials; Sustainable Applications of Nano-catalysts"
  • Art Winter, Iowa State University
    "Chemical Tools for Biological Applications: A Physical Organic Chemistry Approach"
  • James M. Mayer, University of Washington
    "Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: from Hydrogen Atom Transfer and Marcus Theory to Electrocatalysis to Nanoparticles" (Oesper speaker)
  • Marcetta Y. Darensbourg, Texas A&M University
    "Crossroads of Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry: Synthetic Analogues of the Hydrogenase Active Sites" (Oesper speaker)
  • Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology
    "Fifty Years of Metal-Oxos" (Oesper speaker)
    "Fifty Years with Rich" (Oesper banquet speaker)
  • Clifford P. Kubiak, University of California, San Diego
    "Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Rhenium and Manganese Bipyridyl Complexes: Mechanistic Insights" (Oesper speaker)
  • Daniel G. Nocera, Harvard University
    "The Artificial Leaf" (Oesper speaker)
  • Vivian W.W. Yam, The University of Hong Kong
    "From Simple Discrete Metal Complexes to Supramolecular Assemblies and Structures" (Oesper speaker)
  • Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester
    "Fuel from Water: The Light-Driven Generation of Hydrogen" (Oesper Awardee)
  • Thomas Schuman, Missouri University of Science & Technology
    "Designing Material Interfaces"
  • Kevin Cavicchi, University of Akron
    "Using Ionic Interactions in the Synthesis of Functional Polymer Materials"
  • Steve Hoke, Research Fellow, The Procter & Gamble Company
    "Leveraging Chemistry Insights to Drive Innovation at Procter & Gamble"
  • V. Jo Davisson, Purdue University
    "Excursions into Small-molecule-Protein-Interactions"
  • Jorg Bettmer, University of Oviedo
    "Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for the Characterization of Ag and Au Nanoclusters"
  • Maria Montes-Bayon, University of Oviedo, Spain
    "Accurate Measurement of Iron Metabolism Biomarkers: New Tools and Remaining Challenges"
  • Elizabeth Piocos
    "Need a Job? Invent it!"* - Building a Case for Integrating Entrepreneurship & Innovation into Chemistry Degrees.....And Physics, Biology, Geology and other Science Degrees"
  • Jessica Koehne, NASA Ames Research Center
    "Carbon Nanofiber Nanoelectrode Arrays for Biosensing Applications"
  • Subha Das, Carnegie Mellon University
    "Clicks and Branches in Nucleic Acids for Biological and Extra-biological Applications"
  • Nathaniel Szymczak, University of Michigan
    "Multifunctional Metal-Ligand Ensembles for Cooperative Substrate Activation"
  • Terry Bigioni, University of Toledo
    "Molecular Silver Nanoparticles"
  • Nilay Hazari, Yale University
    "Pincer Supported Late Transition Metal Complexes for the Conversion of Carbon Dioxide"
  • Rena Robinson, University of Pittsburgh
    "Aging, Immunity, and Proteomics"
  • David Moore, Lehigh University
    "Matrix Isolation FTIR Spectroscopy of Anionic Complexes Stabilized via Co-Deposition of Explicit Counter-Cations: Opening Up New Avenues of Inquiry Using an Old Technique"
  • Koop Lammertsma, VU University Amsterdam
    "New Insights in Enabling Phosphorus Chemistry"
  • Mark Helm, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany
    "Chemistry and Biology of Modified RNA" (Zimmer International Scholar)