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Seminars and Colloquia

All seminars will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Olney Hall room 316 (OLN316) unless otherwise stated. Mandatory for graduate students. Refreshments will be available.

Spring 2019

Friday, Feb. 1Min Chen
Department of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Building a Nanopore Tool Box for Proteomics Research"
Friday, Feb. 15Young Jo Kim
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of New Hampshire
"Bioinspired Materials for Powering Edible Electronics Devices"
Friday, March 1Mircea Dincă
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Teaching Sponges New Tricks: Catalysis and Charge Transport in Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks"
Friday, March 29X. Peter Zhang
Department of Chemistry
Boston College
“Metalloradical Catalysis for Stereoselective Radical Reactions”
Friday, April 12John Tsavalas
Department of Chemistry
University of New Hampshire
“Mechanistic Insights into Topological Network Formation in Free Radical Co-Polymerization & Implications on Structure/Property Relationships”
Friday, April 26Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli
Department of Engineering
University of Massachusetts Boston
“Engineering the Nano-Bio Interface for Applications in Infectious Disease”

Fall 2018

Friday, Sept. 21Ou Chen
Department of Chemistry
Brown University
"Self-Assembly of Anisotropic Nanocrystals with Translational and Orientational Alignments"
Friday, Oct. 5Hicham Fenniri
Department of Chemical Engineering
Northeastern University
"Supramolecular Nanomaterials: From Engineering to Function"
Friday, Oct. 19Steven L. Suib
Department of Chemistry
University of Connecticut
"Applications of Porous Metal Oxides and Sulfide in Adsorption, Batteries, and Catalysis"
Friday, Nov. 2Andrew Teplyakov
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Delaware
"Novel Approaches to Form Organic-Inorganic Interfaces: Chemistry to Control Surface Morphology"
Friday, Nov. 16Juan Artes Vivancos
Department of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts Lowell
“Single-Molecule Biophysics for the Development of New Devices and Sensors”
Friday, Nov. 30Raj Kumar
Botulinum Research Center
Institute of Advanced Sciences, Dartmouth
"Botulinum Toxin: a Molecule to Redefine Biochemistry"
Friday, Dec. 7Jie Song
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Functional Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Applications"

Spring 2018

Friday, Feb. 2Laurence G. Rahme
Harvard Medical School
Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Strategies against bacterial Infections: Is it possible to win?"
Friday, Feb. 16Ciby J. Abraham
Office of Pharmaceutical Quality
Food and Drug Administration
"Overview of the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) and Applications of Pharmaceutical Drug Products"
Friday, March 2Trisha Andrew
Department of Chemistry
UMass Amherst
“Vapor Phase Chemistry for Garment Integrated Electronics”
Friday, March 23Amit Basu
Department of Chemistry
Brown University
"Plant cell walls – fertile ground for glycoscience"
Friday, April 20Jianmin Gao
Department of Chemistry
Boston College
"Covalent Molecular Recognition via Iminoboronate Chemistry"