Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

Seminar Schedule

*Seminars are generally held in Chemistry A-203 unless otherwise noted

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W Jan 14



Faculty Candidate Seminar

Development of Small and Not-so-small Functional Molecules Rules?

Fang Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Host: Jing Zhao

T Jan 21



Faculty Candidate Seminar

21st Century Synthesis

Kerry Gilmore, Max-Planck Institute | Host: William Bailey

Th Jan 23



Faculty Candidate Seminar

Total Synthesis of Complex Meroterpenes and the Biosynthesis of Amino Acid-Derived Natural Products

Chi Ting, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | Host: Amy Howell

T Jan 28



Faculty Candidate Seminar

From Catalyst Optimization to Encapsulation: Approaches for Selective Modification of Complex Molecules

Trandon Bender, University of California, Berkeley | Host: Gaël Ung

Th Jan 30



Faculty Candidate Seminar

Hybrid Catalysis for Cross-Coupling and C-H Functionalization Reactions

Marvin Parasram, Princeton University | Host: Ashis Basu

W Feb 5


Probing Chemistry of Surface-Supported Nanostructures at the Angstrom-Scale via Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Nan Jiang, University of Illinois at Chicago | Host: Jing Zhao

W Feb 19


RE-Thinking Catalyst Design — New Strategies for Controlling Oxygenated Polymer Synthesis

Jerome Robinson, Brown University | Host: Gaël Ung

W Feb 26


Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis

Steve Boxer, Stanford University | Host: Tomo Mani

The following seminars have been POSTPONED/CANCELED for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester:


Mechanism of Allosteric Regulation in Protein Kinases: A Single Molecule Approach

Rodrigo Maillard, Georgetown University | Host: Alfredo Angeles

Integrating Graduate Student Leadership Into Academic Research Safety: Introducing the Research Safety Student Initiative at Northwestern

Michael Blayney, Northwestern University | Host: Jessica Martin, Joint Safety Team

Tailoring Enzyme Responsive Nanomaterials for Controlled Degradation and Cargo Release in Biological Systems

Josh Santiana, Rouge Group, University of Connecticut


Michael Wasielewski, Northwestern University | Host: Tomo Mani

Design Synthesis and Characterization of Core-Polyethylene-glycol-Lipid Shell Nanoparticles (CPLS NPs) for Cellular Entry and Cargo Delivery

David Loe, Rouge Group, University of Connecticut

Making, Breaking, and Elucidating Uranium-Nitrogen Multiple Bonds
Suzanne Bart, Purdue University | Host: Gaël Ung
From Impurity to Functionality — Doping in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Weiwei Zheng, Syracuse University | Host: Jie He

Potential Safety Threats in an Academic Scientific Setting

Daniel Coleman, FBI | Host: Jing Zhao, Safety Committee

Lanthanide Complexes with Dual Activity and Unusual Coordination
ChemistryAna de Bettencourt-Dias, University of Nevada-Reno | Host: Gaël Ung
Improving Sustainability in Site-Selective C-H Functionalization

Mike Young, University of Toledo | Host: Gaël Ung