Chemistry Seminars

Chemistry Seminars are open to all members of the UNR community eager to learn about the latest topics in contemporary chemistry research.

They are hosted in SLH 3 at 4pm  unless otherwise noted. 

Talk TitleNameOrganizationDate
Fall 2017
"Alkyne annulations: A toolkit for accessing chemical diversity from terpendoids to conjugated materials" Wesley Chalifoux University of Nevada Reno September 8
"Actinides surprise again: Novel structures and unusual reactivity from thorium and uranium complexes in amine borane dehydrogenation chemistry" Karla Erickson  Los Alamos Nat. Labs September 15
"Optically Switching Charge and Energy Transfer Processes: Molecules to Devices" Natalie Frank University of Victoria September 22
"Accurate ab initio thermochemistry: is kcal/mol accuracy achievable for molecules containing heavy elements" Kirk Peterson Washington State Univ September 29  SLH03 14 4PM
"Opportunities for Quantum Sensors based on Superfluid Helium" Keith Schwab Cal Tech October 6  SLH3    4:00 PM
"Hidden lives in translation: targeting the human ribosome" Jamie Cate Berkely October 19 SLH03 4PM
"Toward Exact Quantum Chemistry: High-Level Coupled-Cluster Energetics by Monte Carlo Sampling and Moment Expansions" Piotr Piecuch Michigan State Univ October 20 SLH03 PM
"Plasmon enhanced 2DIR and 5th-order IR spectorscopies of a few-nanometer thick samples" Igor Rubstov Tulane Univ November 3 SLH03 4PM
"New Chemistry for the Generation and Synthetic Exploitation of Strained, Short-Lived Cycle Allenes" Fred West University of Alberta November 30 SLH3 4PM
"Elucidating design principles for energy transfer in photosynthetic light harvesting antennae" Greg Engel  University of Chicago December 8 SLH03 4PM
Spring 2018
TBD TBD January 9
TBD TBD January 26
TBD TBD February 2
TBD TBD March 2
TBD TBD March 9
TBD TBD April 6
October 19 SLH03 4PM
May 4