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Theodor Agapie Shares Research About Synthetic Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry at the Schneller Frontiers Lecture

Published: 02/19/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

Video by: Phillip Coxwell

Dr. Theodor Agapie discussed his research as the speaker for the Schneller Frontiers Lecture.

Dr. Theodor Agapie discussed his research as the speaker for the Schneller Frontiers Lecture.

Theodor Agapie is the fourth speaker in the Schneller Frontiers Lecture series in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University. Dr. Agapie is a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Agapie received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and his doctorate degree from the California Institute of Technology in 2007.


Dr. Agapie’s presentation, Conversion of Oxygenated C1 Feedstocks to C2 Products: Mechanism and Electrochemistry with Molecular and Heterogeneous Systems, highlighted information about small molecule gases such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, and the importance of developing chemical transformations. He discussed binding and manipulating gases for beneficial purposes including creating renewable energy and helping to move away from synthetic fertilizers that are not environmentally-friendly.


“I am pleased to see that this lecture series is bringing scholars to campus who enhance the research profile of Auburn University,” explained former COSAM Dean and professor of chemistry and biochemistry Dr. Stewart Schneller.

Dr. Agapie spoke to a packed room in COSAM.

Dr. Agapie spoke to a packed room in COSAM.

Previous lectures include Melanie Sanford from the University of Michigan, Sarah Reisman from the California Institute of Technology and Shannon Stahl from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This event is made possible through an endowment by Professor and Mrs. Stewart Schneller. The Schneller Frontiers Lecture series is an opportunity for them to personally give back to the university with high-impact speakers in the field of chemistry and biochemistry.

Watch the entire lecture online from Dr. Theodor Agapie below.

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