Visiting Seminar Series 2014-2015

  • Christopher M. Hadad, Ohio State University
    "Developing Therapeutic Approaches against Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction"
  • Jeremy Klosterman, Bowling Green State University
    "Directing Aggregation of Donor-Acceptor Organic Dyes within Metal-Organic Frameworks"
  • Miguel Garcia-Garibay, University of California, Los Angeles
    "Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics in Solid State Photoreactions"
  • Miguel Garcia-Garibay, University of California, Los Angeles
    "UCLA after the Death of Sheri Sangji"
  • Nicole Zacharia, University of Akron
    "Modulating Supramolecular Interactions in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers"
  • Yugang Sun, Argonne National Laboratory
    "Nanoscale Interfaced Heterodimers"
  • Ezra Wood, University of Massachusetts
    "Peroxy Radicals, Chemical Flares and Ozone in Houston"
  • David Vicic, Lehigh University
    "Organometallic Aspects of Alkyl and Fluoroalkyl Cross-Coupling Reactions"
  • Liz Papish, University of Alabama
    "New Photocleavable Ru-Ligands for Catalysis and Pro-drugs"
  • Jane Jackman, Ohio State University
    "Multiple Functions for 3'-5' Polymerases in Biology"
  • Jennifer Shumaker-Parry, University of Utah 
    "Designer Plasmonic Architectures for Controlling Light at the Nanoscale"
  • Jessica Brown, Yale University
    "Structural Insights into the Stabilization of MALAT1 Noncoding RNA by a Bipartite Triple Helix"
  • Jiangbin Ye, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  
    "Serine and One-Carbon Unit Metabolism in Cancer"
  • Sarah Delaney, Brown University
    "The Road to Genome Expansion is Paved with Good Intentions: When DNA Repair Goes Awry"
  • In-Kwon Kim, Washington University School of Medicine
    "Mechanism and Pharmacological Control of Poly(ADP-Ribose Turnover"
  • Susan Schlisio, Karolinska Institute
    "Disruption of Oxygen-Sensing Pathways in Cancer"
  • Amy Townsend-Small, University of Cincinati
    "Isotopic constraints on methane emissions from natural gas production: Will fugitive methane emissions overwhelm the climate benefits of a natural gas energy future?"
  • Joseph Francisco, University of Nebraska
    "Structure and Reactivity of Radical-Molecule Complexes: New Frontier in Atmospheric Chemistry"
  • Heather Norton, University of Cincinnati
    "Human Pigmentation Variation:  Evolutionary and Genetic Perspectives"
  • Andrea S. S. de Camargo, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    "Modern approaches towards the design of luminescent and photonic materials: Highly emissive molecular species hosted in mesoporous xerogels and glasses"
  • Mingji Dai, Purdue University
    "Divergent and Efficient Synthesis of Complex Biofunctional Natural Products"
  • Dmitri Kudryashov, Ohio State University
    "Finding 'weak spots' for making 'strong points' in host-pathogen combats"
  • Steve Smith, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    "Spectroscopic Imaging of Surface Plasmon Polariton Enhanced Energy Transfer Ucponversion in NaYF4:Yb3+,Ln3+ Nanoparticles: Towards Efficient Spectral Conversion for Energy Applications"
  • Jaan Mannik, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    "Self-organzation of bacterial chromosomes and cell division apparatus"
  • Ruth Nussinov, NIH
    "Oncogenic K-Ras: A Mechanistic Structural View"
  • Veronique Coma, University of Bordeaux
    "Polysaccharides for bioactive and biodegradable materials - Application in antimicrobial biopackaging"
  • Norman Lu, National Taipei University of Technology
    “Chemistry of Fluorous 2,2’-Bipyridines and Their Metal Compleses  (Pd, Pt, Ru, etc.): From Green Technology to Materials Applications”
  • Yongan Yang, Colorado School of Mines
    “Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: Materials Synthesis, Characterization and Performance”
  • Guosheng Liu, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
    “Difunctionalization of Alkenes: Concept and Strategy”
  • Anne J. McNeil, University of Michigan
    “Catalyst Transfer Polycondensation: Challenges and Opportunities” (Oesper speaker)
  • E. W. "Bert" Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology
    “From Supramolecular Polymers to Functional Systems” (Oesper speaker)
  • Stuart J. Rowan, Case Western Reserve University
    “Using Dynamic Chemistry to Access Stimuli-Responsive Materials” (Oesper speaker)
  • Kazunori Kataoka, University of Tokyo
    “Supramolecular Nanosystems from Functionalized Block Copolymers for Smart Targeted Therapy of Intractable Diseases” (Oesper speaker)
  • Samuel I. StuppNorthwestern University
    "Bio-Inspired Supramolecular Materials" (Oesper speaker)
  • Craig J. Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara
    "Novel Chemical Building Blocks for Functional Material Platforms” (Oesper speaker)
  • Jean Frechet, King Abdullah University
    “From Corvallis to College Station” (Oesper banquet speaker)
  • Karen L. Wooley, Texas A&M University
    “Natural Product-Based Engineering Polymers: A Special Emphasis Toward (Degradable) Materials for Orthopedic, Drug Delivery, and Other Applications” (Oesper Awardee)