Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule Flyer

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

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W Sept 5
Quantum Coherence in Light Harvesting Proteins and Nanoparticles
Warren Beck, Michigan State | Host: José Gascón
W Sept 12
Theoretical Insights into the Development of Catalysts, Drugs, and Biomaterials
Rajeev Prabhakar, University of Miami | Host: Alfredo Angeles
W Sept 19
How to Bend Carbon-Carbon Bonds
Kenneth Wiberg, Yale University | Host: Bill Bailey
W Sept 26
Exploiting Light to Push the Limits of Controlled Radical Polymerization and Macromolecular Metamorphosis
Brent Sumerlin, University of Florida | Host: Jie He
W Oct 3
Greener Strategies for Catalysis Using Hydrocarbon Oligomers
Dave Bergbreiter, Texas A&M | Host: Jie He
W Oct 10
Editorial Insights on Publishing in Chem from Cell Press
Ilaria Cianchetta, Chem Editor | Host: Jing Zhao
Th Oct 11
IMS Room 20
Co-hosted by: UConn Polymer Program
Polymer Particles with Tunable Shape and Internal Structures
Jintao Zhu, Huazhong University of Science & Technology | Host: Jie He;Molecular Engineered Dopant-free Hole Transporting Materials for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells
ZhongAn Li, Huazhong University of Science & Technology | Host: Jie He;Graphene as a 2D Surfactant for Conductive Polymer Composites
Douglas Adamson, University of Connecticut | Host: Jie He;

Multifunctional Biomimetic Nanocoatings: from an Intact Thin Film to Microcracks to Wrinkles and the Corresponding Property Tuning
Luyi Sun, University of Connecticut | Host: Jie He

W Oct 17
From Molecule to Mammal: Inventing Luminescent Nanoparticles for Biology
Han Gang, UMass Medical School | Host: Yao Lin
Th Oct 25
Terahertz Spectroscopy of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Nanostructures
Charlie Schmuttenmaer, Yale University | Host: Tomoyasu Mani
W Oct 31
Block Copolymer-based Porous Carbon Fibers and Plasmonic Nanoparticles
Guoliang Liu, Virginia Tech | Host: Jie He
W Nov 7
Functional biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications
Jie Song, UMass Medical School | Host: Challa V. Kumar
W Nov 14
Quantum chemistry with noisy superconducting qubits
Abhinav Kandala, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center | Host: Challa V. Kumar
W Nov 28
Dynamic recognition in protein-DNA complexes explored through MD simulations and experiments
Carlos Simmerling
, Stony Brook University | Host: José Gascón
Th Nov 29
The Theory of Nonadiabatic Dynamics: Understanding a Different Model for Electron and Energy Transfer Processes
Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania | Host: Tomoyasu Mani
W Dec 5
Radical-Induced Topography and Physical Property Modifications on Materials Surfaces
David Y. Lee, Washington State University | Host: Becky Quardokus
W Dec 12
From Chirality-assisted Synthesis to Replication and Translation of Precision Polymers with Increasing Complexity
Severin Schneebeli, University of Vermont | Host: Jing Zhao