Texas Tech University

Seminar Schedule, Spring Semester, 2004


Jan 21

Wednesday

Oxygen Isotope Effects on IR Spectral Doublets and Skeletal Tunneling in Tropolone
.
Dr. Richard L. Redington, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Jan 28

Wednesday

Developing C-C Bond Formations in Water. 

Dr. Chao-Jun Li, Department of Chemistry, McGill University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Feb 4

Thursday

ATP Synthase - The World's Smallest Rotary Engine. 
Dr. Joachim Weber, Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Feb 17

Tuesday

Inter- and Intra-molecular Electron Transfer in Biological Redox Cofactor Chains. 
Dr. Artur Osyczka, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Feb 19

Thursday

Part I: Iron Lewis Acid Catalyzed Preparation of Aziridines.  Part II: Ureido-Naphthyridines: Heterocyclic Modules for Self Assembly via Hydrogen Bonding.
Dr. Michael Mayer, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Feb 26

Thursday

Plant Salt Tolerance: Genes and Functions. 
Dr. Huazhong Shi, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Mar 4

Thursday

Chemistry and Biology. 
Dr. Satomi Niwayama, Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Mar 10

Wednesday

The Bay Region Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment. 
Dr. Noreen Poor, Department of Environmental Health, University of Southern Florida
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Mar 24

Thursday

Design and Function of Supramolecular Chemosensors for Ion and Molecule Recognition in Water. 
Dr. Takashi Hayashita, Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University, Japan
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 7

Wednesday

Current and Future Analytical Challenges in Industrial Pollution Control Processes. 
Dr. Steven J. Gluck, Dow Chemical
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 14

Wednesday

Disulfide/dithiol Regulation of Enzyme Activity and Gene Expression. 

Dr. David B. Knaff, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 21

Wednesday

Mimicking the Chemical Properties of Plant Photosynthesis in Bacterial Reaction Centers. 

Dr. James Allen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 26

Monday

G. WILSE ROBINSON ENDOWED LECTURE SERIES -
Emulating Maxwell’s Demon: Taming Molecular Wildness and Thwarting Thermodynamics. 
Dr. Dudley R. Herschbach, Harvard University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 26

Monday

G. WILSE ROBINSON ENDOWED LECTURE SERIES -
The Impossible Takes a Little Longer.
Dr. Dudley R. Herschbach, Harvard University
Room 107, 7:30 pm


Apr 28

Wednesday

A Look at Some Theoretical Chemistry Exotica

Dr. Joel Bowman, Department of Chemistry, Emory University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


May 13

Wednesday

Nanocrystals to Areogels: Novel Semiconductor Materials.
 
Dr. Louisa Hope-Weeks, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Room 113, 12:00 noon

 

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