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Department Seminars

All seminars will take place in the Olney Science Center 150 or online via Zoom. See the announcements for details. They are mandatory for graduate students.

Fall 2021

Friday, Sep. 10Ying Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Connecticut
Machine Learning-accelerated Molecular Design of High-temperature Polymers: Shifting from Thomas Edison to Iron Man
Friday, Sep. 24Abhishek Chatterjee
Department of Chemistry
Boston College
Genetically encoded chemistries to read and write biology"
Friday, Oct. 1Jerome Delhommelle
Department of Chemistry
University of North Dakota
Assembly, cooperativity and emergence: from the AI-guided formation of materials to the onset of soft matter robotics
Friday, Oct. 22Rachelle Gaudet
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
"Structure and evolution of substrate selectivity: vignettes from the microbial world"
Friday, Nov. 19
Klavs F. Jensen
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Accelerating chemical synthesis through flow chemistry, automation, machine learning, and robotics"
Friday, Dec. 3Matthew Panzer
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Tufts University
"Zwitterionic Copolymer-Supported Ionic Liquid Electrolytes"


Friday, Jan. 29Elisa Franco
Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Bioengineering
University of California, Los Angeles
"Programming Dynamic Behaviors in Molecular Systems and Materials"
Friday, Feb. 12Mingxu You
Department of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Imaging Cell Signaling and Membrane Biophysics with Nucleic Acids"
Friday, Feb. 26Steven Sucheck
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Toledo
“Synthesis of Natural and Designed Compounds with Antibacterial and Immunological Activities”
Friday, March 12Neal K. Devaraj
Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego
"Peering into the Lipid World"
Friday, March 26William Dichtel
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
"Polymerization in Two Dimensions"
Friday, April 9Karin Öberg
Department of Astronomy
Harvard University
"The Chemistry of Planet Formation"