Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule Flyer

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

For all Chemistry Department events, please see our Events Calendar!

Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
History to Microfluidics: Protein-based Canceer Diagnostics and Toxicity
James Rusling
, UConn | Host: Steven Suib
Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
Design and Synthesis of Organic Semiconductors for Advanced Applications
Malika Jeffries-El
, Boston University | Host: Amy Howell
Chemistry Colloquium
Thurs, Feb 1, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
The Chemistry of Nuclear Power
Steven Barshay, 
UConn | Host: Rebecca Quardokus
Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Feb 7, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
Multiscale Modeling for Self-Assembled Materials
Jianing Li
, University of Vermont | Host: Jing Zhao
Chemistry Colloquium
Thurs, Feb 8, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
From Chirality-Assisted Synthesis to Polymer Replication
Severin Shneebeli
, University of Vermont | Host: Jing Zhao 
Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
Metals in Cells: The Inorganic Foundation of Life 
Amit Reddi
, Georgia Tech | Host: Alfredo Angeles-Boza
Chemistry Colloquium
Thurs, Feb 15, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
The Challenges of Automating Carbohydrate Synthesis and Analysis
Nicola Pohl, 
Indiana University Bloomington | Host: Amy Howell
Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
Iron Complexes for the Reversible Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formic Acid and Methanol
Nilay Hazari
, Yale University | Host: Steven Suib
Graduate Seminar
Thurs, Feb 22, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
Using Biological and Inorganic Methods to Explore the Activity of the Antimicrobial Peptide Clavanin A
Sam Juliano,
 Angeles-Boza Group
Student Meeting
Wed, Feb 28, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
Annual Graduate Student Meeting
Christian Brückner, UConn
Graduate Seminar
Thurs, Mar 1, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
Single Chain Polymer Nanoparticles: A Synthetic Mimics for Metalloenzymes
Srinivas Thanneeru, 
He Group
R.T Major Lecture Series
Wed, Mar 7, 2018
CHEM A120
4:00: Seminar
The Origin of Cellular Life
Jack Szostak, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School| Host: Jessica Rouge
R.T Major Lecture Series
Thurs, Mar 8, 2018
CHEM A120
11:00: Seminar
Imaging and Controlling Cellular Biology Using Genetically Encoded RNA Devices 
Samie Jaffrey, 
Cornell University
R.T Major Lecture Series
Thurs, Mar 8, 2018
CHEM A120
4:00: Seminar
The Surprising Chemistry of Nonenzymatic RNA Replication
Jack Szostak,
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School| Host: Jessica Rouge

Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar

Nonlinear Block Copolymers-enabled Crafting of Nanocrystals with Precise Controlled Dimensions, Compositions, and Architectures for Energy Applications
Zhiqun Lin,
Georgia Tech | Host: Jie He

Graduate Seminar
Thurs, Mar 22, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar

Breaking and Mending of the Pigments of Life-Introduction of Oxygen Heterocyclic into Porphyrinic Frameworks
Meenakshi Sharma
, Brückner Group

Chemistry Colloquium
Thurs, Mar 29, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
Plasmon-Enhanced Artificial Photosynthesis
Nick Wu, 
West Virginia University | Host: Jing Zhao/Jie He
Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Apr 4, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
Simple Polymer Mimics of Natural Proteins Enable New Opportunities in Drug Delivery and Advanced Materials 
Gregory Tew
, UMass Amherst | Host: Jie He
Graduate Seminar
Thurs, Apr 5, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
Synthesis and Optical Properties of Au Nanoparticle Assembly and Au-Silica Heterostructures
Yi Luo
, Zhao Group
Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Apr 11, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar
Reactivity of Boroles
Caleb Martin
, Baylor University | Host: Gaël Ung
Graduate Seminar
Thurs, Apr 12, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar
Breaking and Mending of the Pigments of Life-Ring Expansion Reactions of Octaethylporphyrin/Oxidative Conversions of Penta-Fluorophenylporphyrins
Nisansala Hewage & Ruoshi Li,
Brückner Group
Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar

TBA
Jeff Gildersleeve
, NCI-NIH | Host: Mark Peczuh/Kyle Hadden

Chemistry Colloquium
Thurs, Apr 19, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar

Artificially Intelligent Polymers
Yoan C. Simon, University of Southern Mississippi | Host: Rajeswari Kasi

Chemistry Colloquium
Wed, Apr 25, 2018
4:15: Refreshments
4:30: Seminar

ALS and UBQLN2: Liquid-liquid Phase Separation of UBQLN2 is Modulated by Oligomerization and Ubiquitin Binding
Carlos Castaneda, Syracuse | Host: Alfredo Angeles-Boza

Graduate Seminar
Thurs, Apr 26, 2018
4:30: Refreshments
4:45: Seminar

Optoelectronic Interactions of Quantum Dots with Gold Nanoparticles and Bacteriorhodopsin
Terianna Wax, Zhao Group, UConn