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Chemistry Seminar Schedule

Spring 2016

  •  May 10, 2016
    Dr. Greg W. Ebert, Buffalo State College
    “Methods Development in Organic Chemistry Producing a More Organocopper Reagent”

Fall 2015

  • September 22, 2015
    Professor Anthony Molinero, SUNY Potsdam
    “The Ups and Downs of Undergraduate Research:  A Brief Look Back”
  • October 20, 2015
    Professor Francis Webster, SUNY ESF
    “Attract and Kill:  A New Era for Insect Pheromones?”
  • October 27, 2015
    Professor Kirk Shimkin, University of Delaware
    “A General Method for Preparing Complex Nitroalkanes: Alkylation of Nitroalkanes Using Copper Thermal-Redox Catalysis”
  • November 3, 2015
    Professor Eriks Rozners, Department of Chemistry, Binghamton University
    “Amide-Modified RNA:  Synthesis, Structure and RNA Interference Activity”
  • November 10, 2015
    Professor Tao Zeng, Carleton University
    “Computational Chemistry Studies in Organic Photovoltaics, Astrochemistry, and Materials Science”
  • November 17, 2015
    Professor Frank Bright, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo
    “Advanced Optical Sensing Platforms”
  • December 8
    Professor Michael G. Coleman, Rochester Institute of Technology
    “Cyclopropane and Cyclopropene Compounds:  From Obscurity to Moiety”

Spring 2015

  • March 10, 2015
    Prof. David Watson, SUNY Buffalo
    "Assembly and Electron Transfer Reactivity of Quantum Dot-Molecule-Semiconductor Interfaces."
  • March 24, 2015
    Prof. Vladimir Samuilov, Stony Brook
    "Carbon Cups, Nanotubes and Composite Graphene for Energy Storage"
  • April 28, 2015
    Prof. Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa
    "Maximizing the Reactivity of Phenolic and Aminic Radical-Trapping Antioxidants: Just Add Nitrogen!"
  • May 5, 2015
    Prof. Jan Halamek, SUNY Albany
    "Emerging trends in forensic detection"

Fall 2014

  • October 21, 2014
    Prof. Wei Qiang, SUNY Binghamton
    "Disruption of membrane bilayer induced by the aggregation of beta amyloid peptides in Alzheimer's Disease"
  • October 28, 2014
    Prof. Kara Bren, University of Rochester
    "Engineered Cytochromes for Solar Fuels"
  • November 4, 2014
    Prof. Brett Fors, Cornell University
    "Development and Applications of Photocontrolled Radical Polymerizaiton"
  • November 11, 2014
    Prof. Daniel Costa, Clarkson University
    "Use of Mas Spectrometry for Protein Characterization and Biomarker Discovery"
  • November 18, 2014
    Prof. Clifford Rossiter, SUNY Potsdam
    "Biosensors: Searching for the Needle in the Haystack"
  • December 2, 2014
    Prof. Xiu Jie Chen, Upstate Medical University
    "Mechanism of Mitochondria-Mediated Cellular Degeneration"
  • December 9, 2014
    Prof. Vladimir Samuilov, Stony Brook
    "Carbon Cups, Nanotubes and Composite Graphene for Energy Storage"

Spring 2014

  • March 4, 2014
    Professor Deryn Fogg, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
    "Olefin Metathesis: Off the Bench and In Your Life"
  • March 18th, 2014
    Professor Sami F. Noujaim
    "Molecular Cardiology Research Institute Tufts Medical Center Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms and Therapeutics"
  • April 1, 2014
    Professor Farah Hosseinian, Food Science and Nutrition, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University
    "Antioxidant and Prebiotic activity of Phenolics and Polysaccharide Conjugates from Bioproducts"
  • April 14, 2014
    Professor Dan Luo, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
    "DNA-based Bulk Materials"
  • April 29, 2014
    Professor James Hougland, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
    "Chemistry and Biology of Protein Lipidation"
  • May 6, 2014
    Professor Ivan Gitsov, Polymer Research Institute & Department of Chemistry, SUNY ESF
    "Green Chemistry Syntheses Facilitated by Linear-Dendritic Macromolecules"

Fall 2013

  • September 24 ,2013
    Professor D. Scott Bohle
    Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    "Malaria Pigment/Antimalarial Drug Interactions"
  • September 26, 2013
    Professor Diana Aga
    Department of Chemistry, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    "Emerging Contaminants and their Metabolites:Analysis, Treatment, and Implications for Public Health"
  • October 8, 2013
    Professor Roger S. Rowlett
    Gordon & Dorothy Kline Professor of Chemistry, Colgate University
    "A Structural Biology Potpourri"
  • October 22, 2013
    Professor Markus M. Hoffmann
    The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Brockport, NY 14420
    "Ionic Liquids Dissolved in Media of Low Polarity"
  • November 5, 2013
    Professor Curt Beneman
    Department of Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
    "A Fast Tour of Predictive Cheminformatics:From Drug Discovery to Materials Informatics"
  • November 12, 2013
    Professor Hitomi Mukaibo
    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    "Poking Holes Through Plant's Formidable Barrier-Microneedle Arrays for Microalgae Gene Delivery"

Spring 2013

  • Feb 5, 2013
    Yan-Yeung Luk (Feb 5, 2013), Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
    "Water-driven organic reactions and applications in folding random coil proteins into alpha-helices"
  • Feb 26, 2013
    Maria DeRosa , Department of Chemistry and Institute of Biochemistry, Carleton Univ., Ottawa, ON ? Canada
    Title: "Development of Aptamer based Biosensors and ?Smart? Materials"
  • March 5, 2013
    Robert Hondal, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
    "Selenium: Its Chemistry and Biology Among the Elements of Life"
  • March 1`2, 2013
    William Dichtel, Dept of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
    "Structurally Precise Organic Materials and Interfaces"
  • April 9, 2013
    Jimmy Wu, Dartmouth College , Department of Chemistry
    "Sulfur and Indole: Old Friends, New Methods"
  • May 7, 2013
    Todd D. Krauss, University of Rochester,Chemistry Department, Materials Science Program
    "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: When Size Matters"

Fall 2012

  • September 18, 2012
    Professor Kestas Bendinskas, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Oswego
    "Lead, Mercury, Cortisol, and Inflammatory Proteins in Adolescents"
  • September 25, 2012
    Professor Peng Chen
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cornell University
    "Single-Molecule Dynamics of Nanocatalysis and Bioinorganic Chemistry"
  • October 23, 2012
    Professor Patrick Holland
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Rochester
    "The Global Nitrogen Cycle and Nitrogen Fixation by Iron Complexes"
  • October 30, 2012
    Professor Xin Jie Chen
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Syracuse University
    "The Mechanism of Mitochondrial Degeneration in Aging Cells"

Spring 2012

Fall 2011


Fall 2010

Spring 2010

  • March 16
    Professor Matthew Maye, Syracuse University
    ?Nanoparticle Nanotechnology & Biomimetic Self-Assembly?
  • May 4
    Dr. Matthew Hudson, Syracuse Univ.
    ?Investigating hydrogen bonding in the solid-state: combining spectroscopy with quantum computational methods?
  • May 11
    Professor Sarbajit Banerjee, SUNY Buffalo
    ?Building from the Bottom Up: Towards Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for the Next Generation of Batteries and Computer Chips?

Fall 2009