Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquia

   The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry sponsors a weekly colloquium program that covers all fields of chemistry. Scientists who have made important contributions to their areas of research present these lectures. The colloquium series offers students and faculty the opportunity to interact directly with other leaders in their fields of specialization and to gain a good overview of the entire range of chemistry. Many arrangements for postdoctoral positions, future research collaborations, and professional employment develop from the interactions of faculty, students, and visiting scientists. In addition to the departmental seminars, students participate in weekly seminars in their chosen area of chemistry.

 

Spring 2014 Colloquium Schedule
Refreshments at 3:30 pm, Seminar from 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Chemistry Building, Room 134

Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Jan 23

Nanette Chadwick
Auburn Biology

Anne Gorden Academic Sustainability Initiatives on Campus
Webpage
Jan 30

Mario Alpuche
University of Nevada, Reno

Chris Easley Electrochemistry of Semiconductor Nanoparticles: Single Nanoparticle Detection and Size Dependent Thermodynamic Properties
Webpage
Feb 6 Joan Hevel
Utah State
Orlando Acevedo Biological methylation signals--how are they governed in protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1)?
Webpage
Feb 13 Jim Leahy
Univeristy of South Florida
Stewart Schneller Adventures in Discovery ­ Lessons Learned in the Search for Small Molecule Drugs
Webpage
Feb 20 Allen Landers
Auburn Physics
Konrad Patkowski Multiparticle Coincident Imaging: Atomic and Molecular Dynamics, One Interaction at a Time
Webpage
Feb 27 Patrick Frantom
University of Alabama

Holly Ellis

Investigating Functional and Regulatory Diversity in an Enzyme Superfamily
Webpage 

Mar 6 Daniel Nocera
Harvard University
Wei Zhan The Artificial Leaf - 4:00 pm Chemistry Building 134
Webpage
G.M. Kosolapoff Award Lecture
7:00 pm Reception
8:00 pm Science Center Auditorium
The Sustainocene and Global Energy Challenge
Mar 20 Mark Morvant
University of Oklahoma
Stewart Schneller

Digital Content to Engage Students: Organic
Chemistry Laboratory iBooks and iPad in a Large Lecture Course
Webpage

Mar 27 Stefan France
Georgia Tech
Bradley Merner Ring Opening Cyclizations as a Means to Access Chemical Diversity
Webpage
Apr 3 Marilyn Tourne
Tuskegee University
Curtis Shannon

The Tourne Research Group: Exploring the Environment, Education, and Explosives
Webpage

Apr 10 Xinyu Zhang
Auburn Polymer
Anne Gorden Synthesis and applications of nanostructured organic conductors
Webpage
Apr 17 Charles L. Brooks III
University of Michigan
Orlando Acevedo

Probing the electrostatic environment of proteins with constant pH molecular dynamics
Webpage
Abstract

Apr 24 Steven Wheeler
Texas A & M
Orlando Acevedo Understanding Non-Covalent Interactions Involving Aromatic Rings
Webpage

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Colloquium Schedule
Refreshments at 3:30 pm, Seminar from 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Chemistry Building, Room 134

 
Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Sept 5 John Gorden
Auburn University
Vincent Ortiz

                                                                                       

Sept 19 Alvin Holder
Old Dominion University
David Stanbury

The role of light in fighting cancer and in artificial photosynthesis (for the production of hydrogen)
Abstract

Sept 26 Charles Atwood
University of Utah
John Gorden

Using Item Response Theory to Improve Assessment and Learning in Large General Chemistry Classes
Webpage
Abstract

Oct 3 Lisa McElwee-White
University of Florida
Chris Goldsmith Mechanism-Based Design of Precursors for the Deposition of Inorganic Films and Nanoparticles
Webpage
Oct 10 Kathryn Kloepper
Mercer University
Michael McKee 

From Ancient Oceans to Modern Marinas: Analytical Chemistry at an Undergraduate Institution
Webpage

Tuesday
Oct 15
Special
Larry Beaver
Vice President of Technology
RSC Chemical Solutions
Rik Blumenthal

The Business of Chemistry
Abstract

Oct 17 Jimmy Mills
Auburn University
Vincent Ortiz

Mechanisms of reactions relevant to adaptive and protective materials
Webpage

Oct 24 Joseph Sadighi
Georgia Tech
Chris Goldsmith

Bonding and Reactivity of Small Group 11 Metal Clusters
Webpage

Oct 31 Marilyn Tourne
Tuskegee University
Curtis Shannon The Tourne Research Group: Exploring the Environment, Education, and Explosives
Webpage
Nov 7 Shanta Dhar
University of Georgia
Wei Zhan

Targeted Delivery of Therapeutics
Webpage
Abstract

Nov 14 SERMACS (Atlanta)

 

 

Spring 2013 Colloquium Schedule
Refreshments at 3:30 pm, Seminar from 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Chemistry Building, Room 134

 
Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Jan 10 Organic Candidate Vince Ortiz

                                                                                       

Jan 17 Organic Candidate Vince Ortiz
Jan 24 Organic Candidate Vince Ortiz
Jan 31 Organic Candidate Vince Ortiz
Feb 7 Jeff Petty
Furman University
Chris Easley  DNA Decorated with Molecular Silver
Webpage
Feb 14 Edward Valeev
Virginia Tech
Konrad Patkowski Predictive Theory of Electrons in Molecules: Are We There Yet?
Webpage 
Feb 21 Mi Hee Lim
University of Michigan
Chris Goldsmith Chemical Tools and Tactics to Study the Role of Metal-Associated Misfolded Proteins in Human Neurodegenerative Diseases
Webpage
Abstract
Feb 28 Paul A. Cobine
Auburn University
Steve Mansoorabadi Helping put copper in its place!
Webpage
Mar 7 Konrad Patkowski
Auburn University
Vincent Ortiz Interactions of atoms, molecules, and surfaces - pushing the limits of accuracy
Webpage
Mar 14 Spring Break
Mar 21 Gary Gray
University of Alabama
Anne Gorden Syntheses, Structures and Optical and Nonlinear Optical Characterizations of Phosphonato- and Chalcogenophosphino-substituted Oligothiophenes
Webpage
Mar 28 James P. Donahue
Tulane University
Chris Goldsmith Two Tales of (Ligand) Noninnocence:The Stories of [W(S2C2Me2)(CO)4] and of the [W(S2C2Me2)2(L)2] Series(L = CO, CN-, carbene, phosphine)
Webpage
Tuesday, Apr 9

Ei-ichi Negishi
Purdue University

Kosolapoff Magical Power of d-Block Transition Metals in Organic Synthesis
Webpage

 

 

Last updated: 02/28/2014