The Department of Chemistry hosts guest speakers who give research seminars. Guests typically present their seminars on Fridays. Graduate students also present research or literature seminars, usually on Mondays. All seminars are held in Chemical Sciences Building, Room 103 at 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2016 Seminar Program: Visiting Speakers 

Date / Host(s)
Seminar Title
January 15  Steve Rick
Prof. Carlos SimmerlingState University of New York,Stoney Brook
Using Computer Simulations to Investigate Dynamic Aspects of Inhibitor Binding and Potency
January 22   Branko Jursic
Varied speakers on important topics
Safety Seminar
January 29   John Wiley
Prof. Kalpana S. Katti, Ph.D.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering North Dakota State University
TBA Topic – Biomaterials
February 4, Thursday
AMRI Annual Review (Innsbruck Rooms A & B, UC )
February 5
No Seminar – Mardi Gras
February 8-9
Mardi Gras Break
February 12  Matt Tarr
Professor Stuart Licht, Department of Chemistry George Washington University
Diamonds from the sky, the direct conversion of the atmospheric greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to value added commodities
February 19   Weilie Zhou
Professor Henry A. Sodano Depts. Of Aerospace and Materials Science and Engineering University of Michigan
Topic – Piezoelectric Materials
February 26
Innovate UNO
March 4
March 11
Poster Competition and Spring BBQ
March 13-17
ACS Meeting in San Diego
March 18
March 23-26
Spring Break – No Seminar
April 1
April 8  John Wiley
Dr. Debasish Mohanty Oak Ridge National Laboratories
Elevating the Energy Density of Lithium Batteries: Current Status and Challenges
April 15   John Wiley
Prof. Matthew Escarra Tulane University
Topic – nanomaterials, photoactive materials
April 22   John Wiley
Prof. Kathleen Morgan Xavier University
Topic – Organic thermochemistry and reaction mechanisms
April 29   Faculty
Professor Mark Trudell
Topic – Designer drugs and the Law
May 6   John Wiley
CHEM3094 Undergraduate Research Presentations