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 University 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 University October 20 SLH03 PM
"Plasmon enhanced 2DIR and 5th-order IR spectorscopies of a few-nanometer thick samples" Igor Rubstov Tulane University 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 Universityersity of Chicago December 8 SLH03 4PM
Spring 2018
TBD  TBD TBD January 9
TBD TBD TBD January 26
TBD Abrahm Katzir Tel Aviv Universityersity February 2 SLH03 4pm
"Real-Time 3D Single-Particle Tracking: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Control" Haw Uamg Princeton Universityersity February 16 SLH03 4PM
"There was plenty of room at the bottom...just no room for error" Felix Fischer UC Berkeley February 23 SLH03 4PM
"Reaction Mechanisms and Structure Sensititivy for Hetrogeneous Catalyst Discovery from First-Principles" Manos Mavrikakis University Wisconsin, Madison March 30 SLH03 4PM
TBD Parajit Arora
New York Universityersity

April 4 SLH03 4PM

TBD Yver Rubin
University of California, LA

May 3 SLH03 4PM