Visiting Seminar Series 2016-2017

  • Suzanne Bart, Purdue University
    "Investigating the Electronic Structures and Reactivity of F-Block Elements Bearing Redox Active Ligands"
  • John Kiernicki, Purdue University
    "Bond Activation Reactions Mediated by Uranium Complexes bearing Redox-Active Ligands"
  • James E. "Ned" Jackson, Michigan State University
    "Building Block Chemistry for the Renewable Refinery of the Future: A path to organic reaction discovery"
  • Kathleen Morgan, Xavier University of Louisiana
    "Thermochemistry of Simple Carbohydrates"
  • Songping Huang, Kent State University
    "The Emerging Biomedical Applications of Prussian Blue Analogue Compounds: From Oral MRI Contrast Agents to Catalytic Anticancer Drugs"
  • Brian K. Long, University of Tennessee
    "Utilizing Coordination-Insertion Based Polymerization for the Synthesis of Tailored Polyolefins and Gas Separation Membranes"
  • Anna Krylov, University of Southern California
    "Photoinduced Chemistry in Fluorescent Proteins: Curse or Blessing?"
  • Alex Miller, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    "Cation-Responsive Pincer-Crown Ether Catalysts" (Oesper speaker)
  • Sylviane Sabo-Etienne, Universite de Toulouse, France
    "From Brookhart's Interactions to Sigma Complexes. Mechanistic Investigation in Catalysis" (Oesper speaker)
  • Alan Goldman, The State University of New Jersey
    "Hydrocarbon Functionalization by Iridium Complexes. Oxidation Sates High and Low" (Oesper speaker)
  • Karen Goldberg, University of Washington
    "Catalysis, Mechanistic Understanding and Collaboration as Tools to Sustainable Production of Chemicals and Fuels" (Oesper speaker)
  • Brooke Small, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
    "Pyridine-bis(imine) and Related Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization and Oligomerization" (Oesper speaker)
  • William Jones, University of Rochester
    "Heterolytic C-H and N-H/O-H Activation by First Row Transition Metal Complexes" (Oesper speaker)
  • Joe Templeton, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    "Careening Through a Career in Catalysis: Maurice Brookhart" (Oesper banquet speaker)
  • Maurice Brookhart, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    "The Development of Late Metal Catalysts for Olefin Polymerizations" (Oesper Awardee)
  • Noe T. Alvarez, University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Biomedical, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
    "Carbon Nanomaterial Platforms for Electroanalytical Applications"
  • Jeffrey E. Dick, The University of Texas at Austin
    "Single Molecule and Nanoparticle Chemistry"
  • Ashley E. Ross, University of Virginia
    "Electrochemical and Microfluidic Techniques for Bioanalysis in Neuroscience and Immunology"
  • Long Luo, The University of Texas at Austin
    "Testing the Predictive Power of Theory for Determining the Activity of Nanoparticle Catalysts"
  • Jean-Francois Masson, University of Montreal, Canada
    "Plasmonic Nanobiosensors: From therapeutic drug and environmental monitoring to optophysiology of living cells"
  • Jason Slinker, University of Texas-Dallas
    "Using Electrochemical DNA Devices to Track Anticancer Drug Activity"
  • Peter Beal, University of California, Davis
    "RNA Editing by Adenosine Deaminases"
  • Ryan White, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    "Developing Specific Electrochemical Sensing and Imaging Platforms"
  • Shuang Fang Lim, North Carolina State University
    "Nanophotonics - From Simulations, Photophysics, to Bioapplications"
  • Neal Mankad, University of Illinois-Chicago
    "Bimetallic Catalysis for C-C and C-X Bond Formation"
  • Christian Reber, University of Montreal, Canada
    "Effects of Small Structure Changes in Transition Metal Compounds Probed by Spectroscopy" (Zimmer speaker)
  • Matthias Rief, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
    "Single Molecule Mechanics of Proteins" (Zimmer speaker)
  • Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
    "Relocation of a Small Molecule in a Biocompatible Supramolecular Gel" (Zimmer speaker)
  • Amnon Horovitz, Weizmann Institute Rehovot, Israel
    "Allostery in Chaperonins: How and Why?" (Zimmer speaker)
  • Manabu Abe, Hiroshima University, Japan
    "Allostery in Chaperonins: How and Why?" (Zimmer speaker)
  • Steve Melink, Melink Corporation
    "The Clean Energy Revolution is Here!"
  • Rob Coalson, University of Pittsburgh
    "A Polymer Brush Model of the Nuclear Pore Complex"