Texas Tech University

Seminar Schedule, Spring Semester, 2012

Jan 25

Wednesday

New Ideas in Super-Symmetric Quantum Mechanics.

Dr. Donald Kouri, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Feb 1

Wednesday

New Challenges in Quantum Chemistry – A Personal View.

Dr. Hans Lischka, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Feb 8

Wednesday

Thiol–ene Chemistry: Applications in Small Molecule and Macromolecule Synthesis.

Dr. David Son, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Feb 16

Thursday

Organometallic Mechanisms Toward Enhanced Sustainability in Organic Synthesis.

Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter, Department of Chemistry, Brown University

University Library, Teaching and Learning Center, Room 151, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Feb 21

Tuesday

Henry J. Shine Lecture Series – General Audience Lecture

Quinine! A Story of Chemistry, History, Personalities and Ethics.

Dr. Robert M. Williams, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University

Room 113, 7:30 pm

Feb 22

Wednesday

Henry J. Shine Lecture Series – Technical Lecture

Total Synthesis as a Vehicle for Penetrating Biomechanistic Puzzles: Challenges in Natural Products Chemistry.

Dr. Robert M. Williams, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Feb 29

Wednesday

Gas Phase Ion Chemistry: From Alpha Nucleophiles to Alpha Centauri.

Dr. Veronica Bierbaum, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Mar 7

Wednesday

The Other Side of Engineered Nanomaterials: Should One Be Concerned about Their Environmental Effects?

Dr. Jerzy Leszczynski, Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Mar 21

Wednesday

Bioorganic Studies on Amyloids.

Dr. Sergei Dzyuba, Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Mar 28

Wednesday

Droplet Control in Microfluidic Parking Networks: Platforms for Rapid Screening in Biology and Medicine.

Dr. Siva A. Vanapalli, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Apr 4

Wednesday

Click Porphyrins: Hosts for Chiral and Non–Chiral Guests.

Dr. Stephen Starnes, Chemistry Department, Texas A&M University - Commerce

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Apr 11

Wednesday

Beyond the Thermal Limit: Twisting & Stretching Molecules Using Mechanical Force.

Dr. Christopher W. Bielawski, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Apr 18

Wednesday

Arsenic and Mercury Removal from Water.

Dr. David Atwood, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Apr 25

Wednesday

Liquid Phase Separation Strategies for Profiling Human Serum Proteomics and Targeting Specific Glycoproteomics.

Dr. Ziad El Rassi, Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University

Room 113, 4:00 pm

Apr 26

Thursday

Taking Solid-State NMR to Extremes: Membrane Proteins, Fibrils and New Methods

Dr. Chad Rienstra, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

Room 101, 4:00 pm

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