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DECEMBER 11, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Discovery of Functional Ligands from Genetically-Encoded Libraries of Peptide Derivatives

Professor Ratmir Derda – University of Alberta, Canada, Department of Chemistry and Alberta Glycomics Centre
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

DECEMBER 7, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Exploring iron catalysed phosphine synthesis: from hydrophosphination to dehydrocoupling

Professor Ruth Webster – University of Bath, U.K., Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 7, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Kinetics of Charge Recombination in a Ladder Phenylene Polymer

Millard Wyman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey 2110D

DECEMBER 3, 2015 • 1:30 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Ketone Formation and Stoichiometric Reactivity of Nickel(II) Acyl Halide Species with Organic Halides

Alexander Wotal – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gleason G118

NOVEMBER 30, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Exciton Dynamics in Organic Solar Cells

Professor David Blank – University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

NOVEMBER 23, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Structure and ultrafast vibrational dynamics of strongly hydrogen-bonded complexes

Professor Poul Petersen – Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

NOVEMBER 16, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Quantum Dot Purification and Metrics for Rational Control of Shell Growth, Ligand Exchange, and Quantum Yield

Professor Andrew Greytak – University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

NOVEMBER 13, 2015 • 1:00 PM

Computational Studies of Yeast Protein Translational Components

Xiaoju Zhang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Neuman Room (Med Center 1-6823)

NOVEMBER 13, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Expanding the imaging toolbox

Professor Jennifer Prescher – University of California Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

NOVEMBER 9, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Breaking Strong Bonds and Recovering Rare Earths: Adventures in Sustainable Chemistry

Professor Marion Emmert – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Chemical & Mechanical Engineering
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Colloids for Medical Therapy : Chemical Overdose Application

Professor Richard E. Partch – Clarkson University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

NOVEMBER 2, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Size-Selected Boron Clusters: From Planar Structures to Borophenes and Borospherenes

Professor Lai-Sheng Wang – Brown University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

OCTOBER 30, 2015 • 1:00 PM

Functional Materials Composed of Supramolecular Fibrils

John DiMaio – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 108

OCTOBER 28, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Electronically Tunable Metamaterials and Metasurfaces

Professor Harry A. Atwater – California Institute of Technology, Applied Physics and Materials Science
Joint Optics/Chemistry/Materials Science Colloquium
Lander Auditorium, HH 140
Seminar Abstract

OCTOBER 27, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Organometallic Aspects of Alkyl and Fluoroalkyl Cross-Coupling Reactions

Professor David Vicic – Lehigh University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

OCTOBER 26, 2015 • 1:00 PM

Transition Metal Synergy in the Selective Formation of Carbon-Carbon Bonds

Laura Ackerman – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 101

OCTOBER 21, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Playing around with oxygen: homogeneous catalysts for the incorporation and removal of oxygen functionalities from biomass

Professor R.J.M. (Bert) Klein Gebbink – Utrecht University - The Netherlands, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Lander Auditorium, HH 140
Seminar Abstract

OCTOBER 19, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Aryl Halides with Alkyl Electrophiles

Lukiana Anka-Lufford – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 16, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Searching for New Reactivity: Iron-Catalyzed Stereoselective Olefin Aminohydroxylation and Aminofluorination Reactions

Professor Hao Xu – Georgia State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

OCTOBER 9, 2015 • 9:00 AM

The Architecture of Enzyme Dianion Activation Sites

Professor John P. Richard – University at Buffalo, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

OCTOBER 5, 2015 • 4:00 PM

On the Intrinsic Wettability of Graphene and Graphite

Professor Haitao Liu – University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

OCTOBER 2, 2015 • 12:30 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Epoxides and Aziridines

Yang Zhao – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 • 3:30 PM

Adventures in Single-Molecule Spectroscopy: Optical Microresonators and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry

Professor Randall Goldsmith – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Chemistry
Joint Chemistry and Optics Seminar
Goergen Hall 101
Seminar Abstract

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 • 12:00 PM

New directions in organoboron chemistry

Professor Andrei K. Yudin – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140
Seminar Abstract

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 • 10:00 AM

RNA Structure and Function of Influenza Virus

Tian Jiang – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Neuman Room (1-6823), Med. Ctr.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Amphoteric aziridine aldehydes

Professor Andrei K. Yudin – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 • 4:00 PM

In search of biologically active compounds using the tools of chemical synthesis

Professor Andrei K. Yudin – University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Aminoboration and Oxyboration Reactions

Professor Suzanne Blum – University of California, Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 • 1:00 PM

Silver Nanoparticle Films as a Light Scattering Medium for Optical Extraction Enhancement in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Christopher Favaro – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Theoretical and Practical Elements of Emulsion Polymerization

Dr. Gary Dombrowski – The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Advanced Materials
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473
Seminar Abstract

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Using carbon-14 to investigate the response of natural methane emissions to global warming

Professor Vasilii Petrenko – University of Rochester, Earth and Environmental Science
Colloquium
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140
Seminar Abstract

AUGUST 21, 2015 • 1:00 PM

Engineered Cytochromes P450 for the Late-stage Functionalization of Natural Products

Joshua Kolev—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 19, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Development of a recyclable chromium(II) pre-catalyst for chromium organometallic transformations

Matthew Betush—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 14, 2015 • 9:30 AM

Transition Metal-Mediated Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Activation

Aaron Walsh—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 4, 2015 • 1:00 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling with Michael Acceptors

Stephanie Rugg (Dorn)—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 16, 2015 • 2:00 PM

A Study of Primary Collision Dynamics in Inverse- Kinematics Reaction of 78Kr on 40Ca at a Bombarding Energy of 10 MeV per Nucleon

Eric Henry—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 15, 2015 • 10:00 AM

Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots with Tunable Surface Composition

Hsiu-Ying Wei—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 10, 2015 • 10:00 AM

Novel Approaches to Increase the Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Devices

Felipe Angel—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gavett Hall 202

MAY 28, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Spirocycles and G-Quadruplexes: How the Chemistry of Guanine Oxidation Changes the Biology of DNA

Professor Cynthia Burrows—University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall 101

MAY 27, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Advances in Metal Mediated Conversion of Lignin to Value Added Products

Miles Wilklow-Marnell—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 27, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Two- and three-dimensional modeling of RNA structure with NMR and thermodynamics methods

Jon Chen—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 108

MAY 26, 2015 • 11:00 AM

The Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) in a Second Semester Organic Laboratory Course

Terrell Samoriski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

MAY 20, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Studies of the Catalytic Mukaiyama Aldol Reaction Utilizing Chiral Oxazaborolidines: Application to the Synthesis of Substituted Butenolides

Sarah J. Paulson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 18, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Structural dynamics and heterogeneities of localized excited states in conjugated polymer materials

Professor Art Bragg—Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 13, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Recent Advances in Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Erick Carreira—ETH Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall 101

MAY 13, 2015 • 9:30 AM

Electrons, Protons, and Solvents in Carbon Nanotubes

Gregory Arthur Pilgrim—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

MAY 7, 2015 • 7:30 PM

The Application of Photoredox Catalysis to New Transformations in Chemical Synthesis

Professor David W. C. MacMillan—Princeton University, Department of Chemistry, Merck Center for Catalysis
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Class of '62 Auditorium, MC

MAY 1, 2015 • 9:30 AM

Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric 1,3 Dipolar [6+3] Cycloaddition of Azomethine Yildes

Lifeng Xiao—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 27, 2015 • 4:00 PM

New Methods for Combining Experimental Data and Molecular Simulations into Hybrid Models

Professor Andrew White—University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 27, 2015 • 1:30 PM

Amyloid-inspired amino acid based functional hydrogel materials: structural insights

Wathsala G.H.M. Liyanage—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

APRIL 24, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Synthetic Molecular Machines

Danielle Raymond—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 23, 2015 • 12:30 PM

Enzymes in Solar Fuel/Artificial Photosynthesis Research

Professor Fraser Armstrong—Oxford University, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140

APRIL 22, 2015 • 12:00 PM

The Chemistry of Biohydrogen

Professor Fraser Armstrong—Oxford University, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140

APRIL 21, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Excited State Dynamics, Molecular Interactions, and Electron Transfer in Systems for the Photochemical Production of Hydrogen

Randy Sabatini—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 21, 2015 • 12:30 PM

The Discovery of Enzymes as Reversible Electrocatalysts - Implications for Designing the Energy Catalysts of the Future

Professor Fraser Armstrong—Oxford University, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140

APRIL 17, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Overcoming Steric and Electronic Obstacles: Development of Efficient Syntheses of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Dr. Ke Chen—Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company, Department of Chemical Development
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 13, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Exploring the Role of Redox-Active Pyridine(diimine) Ligands in the Formation of Uranium-Element Multiple Bonds

Professor Suzanne Bart—Purdue University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 8, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Carbene-Stabilized Main Group Allotropes: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity

Professor Gregory H. Robinson—University of Georgia, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Lander Auditorium, HH 140

APRIL 6, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Transition Metal Catalysis of Non-traditional Electrophiles

Professor Mary Watson—University of Delaware, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 3, 2015 • 9:00 AM

Gold-Catalyzed Transformations of Alkynyl Aryl Sulfoxides

Kierra Huihui—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 1, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Catalysis, Mechanistic Understanding and Collaboration as Tools to Sustainable Production of Chemicals and Fuels

Professor Karen I. Goldberg—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Lander Auditorium, HH 140

MARCH 30, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Elucidating Photochemical Reaction Pathways in Fluorescent Protein based Biosensors using Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Professor Chong Fang—Oregon State University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 27, 2015 • 1:00 PM

Quantum and Classical Molecular Dynamics of Energy Harvesting

Elena Nilosek—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 27, 2015 • 9:00 AM

From engineering interfaces in soft electronic materials to efficient perovskite photovoltaics

Dr. Sergei Tretiak—Los Alamos National Laboratory, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 18, 2015 • 12:00 PM

Molecules Interacting with Plasmons - Single Molecule Raman and Charge Transfer Photochemistry

Professor Louis Brus—Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140

MARCH 17, 2015 • 12:30 PM

Strong Electron Correlation in Chemistry and Nanoscience

Professor Louis Brus—Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140

MARCH 16, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals -- History and Perspectives

Professor Louis Brus—Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140

MARCH 13, 2015 • 11:00 AM

De Novo Design of Catalytic Function

Professor Ivan Korendovych—Syracuse University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of (-)-Nakadomarin A

Hui Wang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 20, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A-Me Aglycon

Peter N. Carlsen—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 15, 2015 • 11:45 AM

Quantum Fluctuations in Hydrogen Bond Networks

Dr. Lu Wang—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Goergen 109

JANUARY 12, 2015 • 4:00 PM

The Ins and Outs of Semiconductor Nanocrystals: How Core Composition and Surface Chemistry Control Function

Dr. Kathryn Knowles—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 9, 2015 • 9:30 AM

Electrophilic C-H Activation Using a Rhodium Diimine Complex

James Kovach—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 8, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Boryl-Mediated h4 Activation at Metal Centers: Applications in Catalysis

Dr. Tzu-Pin (TP) Lin—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Organometallic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 5, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Looking out for the tiniest lights: Controlling light at nanoscale dimensions for chemical applications

Dr. Jonathan Foley—Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 5, 2015 • 11:30 AM

Nucleic Acid Force Fields Used in Prediction of Ensemble NMR Properties

David Condon—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 18, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Design and Synthesis of Metalloenzyme Mimics for Nitrite Reduction

Dr. Ellen Matson—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 16, 2014 • 12:30 PM

Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production

Fen Qiu—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 15, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Carbene Chemistry: From Bond Activation to Dinitrogen Reduction

Dr. Gaël Ung—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM

New Theoretical Approaches to Simulate Exciton Transfer, Charge Separation, and Proton Reduction

Dr. Pengfei Huo—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM

How to model strongly correlated systems? The quandary of the universal method for quantum simulation

Dr. Helen Van Aggelen—Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 4, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Cobalt-Catalyzed Alkene Hydroboration and Oxygen-Promoted C−H Activation at Palladium

Dr. Margaret Scheuermann—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Organometallic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 4, 2014 • 11:00 AM

1,6-Conjugate Addition Initiated Cyclization Reactions of Dienyl Diketones; Development of a Scalable, Divergent Synthetic Route to (-)-Rocaglamide

Steven D. Jacob—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 1, 2014 • 4:00 PM

From Shining Light on the Nanoscale to Taking Materials to the Extreme

Dr. Jeffrey McMahon—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM

First Principles Approaches for Intermolecular Interactions: From Gas-Phase Dimers to Liquid Water and Molecular Crystal Polymorphism

Dr. Robert DiStasio—Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Molecules to Materials: Synthetic Iron Compounds as Constructs to Explore Biological Systems

Dr. John Anderson—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 • 2:00 PM

New Methods in Two-Dimensional femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy

Barbara Dunlap—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
108 Goergen Hall

NOVEMBER 12, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Crystallization of water: a molecular perspective

Professor Valeria Molinero—University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Synthetic Exploration of Unchelated Manganese Clusters of Reduced Coordination Number: A reinvention of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation Models.

Professor Michael J. Zdilla—Temple University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Development of New Methods and Strategies for Stereoselective Chemical Synthesis

Professor Kevin Brown—Indiana University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Electron Dynamics in Strong and Weak Fields: Landscapes of Steps and Peaks

Professor Neepa Maitra—Hunter College of the City University of New York, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 29, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Oxidative Carbocation Formation in Complex Molecule Synthesis

Professor Paul Floreancig—University of Pittsburg, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM

The Many-Body Path Towards Predictive Modeling of Molecules and Materials

Dr. Alexandre Tkatchenko—The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Theory Department
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 24, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Construction of artificial proteins based on complementary of genetic and synthetic approaches

Professor Takashi Matsuo—Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Laboratory of Supramolecular Science
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 23, 2014 • 12:30 PM

Methods and reagents for the post-translational cyclization of genetically encoded polypeptides

John Robert Frost—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey Hall 2162

OCTOBER 22, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Materials in silico: Theoretical studies of structure and transport

Professor Mark Tuckerman—New York University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 16, 2014 • 2:00 PM

Advanced Functional Materials Made Smart for a "Spectrum" of Energy, Environmental, and Biomedical Applications

Professor Mohammad A. Omary—University of North Texas, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hylan 102

OCTOBER 10, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Methods and Mechanism in Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Abigail Doyle—Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Non-Traditional Organometallic Chemistry: Fundamental Studies and Catalytic Applications

Professor Zachary Tonzetich—University of Texas - San Antonio, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 1, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Underlying Thermodynamics of pH-Induced Allostericity: Is it Time to Stop Blaming the Poor and Overworked Histidines?

Professor Adrian Roitberg—University of Florida, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Carbon Dioxide-Olefin Coupling at Zerovalent Metals: Routes Toward Acrylates

Professor Wesley Bernskoetter—Brown University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Oxidative Allene Amination in the Synthesis of Complex Molecular Scaffolds

Professor Jennifer Schomaker—University of Wisconsin, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Solvation Dynamics and Vibrational Spectroscopy in Ionic Liquids

Professor Steven Corcelli—University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM

A New Way to Degrade Heme: IsdG-like Enzymes Degrade Heme without Release of CO

Professor Masao Ikeda-Saito—Tohoku University - Japan, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Modeling non equilibrium dynamical processes in TDDFT: optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications

Professor Dr. Angel Rubio—Universidad del País Vasco - Spain, Departamento de Física de Materiales
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 • 9:00 AM

Chemical Biology Approaches to Innate Immunity and Vaccines: Probing a Code Without a Key

Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn—University of California - Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Oxazolinylborate Metal Compounds and Catalysis

Professor Aaron Sadow—Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Size-Programmed Synthesis of Lead Selenide Quantum Dots

Amanda Preske—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 19, 2014 • 2:00 PM

TBA

Matthew Beush—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 14, 2014 • 1:30 PM

An Attempt at Direct Observation of Anharmonic Vibrational Coupling Constants with Two-Dimensional Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

Kristina Wilson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 109

AUGUST 12, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Improving and Applying RNA Secondary Structure Prediction

Stanislav Bellaousov—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Newman Rm. 1-6823, Med.Ctr.

AUGUST 8, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms that drive amphipathic peptide self-assembly

Ria J. Swanekamp—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 8, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Tuning Surface Properties Using Self-Assembled Monolayers for Various Applications

Yekaterina Lyubarskaya—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey Hall 2162

AUGUST 4, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Metallopeptides and Metallocytochromes c with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Conjugtates for Alternative Energy Applications

Lenore Kubie—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Meliora Hall 221

JULY 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Development of New Catalytic Reactions Using Nitrogen-Containing Chelating Ligands

Professor Takuya Kochi—Keio University - Japan, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 17, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Strong Bond Activation Using Rhodium: Elucidating Factors that Control Selectivity

Yunzhe Jiao—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 29, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Modeling the folding and native structures of protein molecules

Professor Kenneth Dill—SUNY Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
101 Goergen Hall

MAY 28, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Synthetic Design Tools for Complex Inorganic Solids and Nanostructures

Professor Raymond Schaak—The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Physical and Materials Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 27, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Macrocyclic Organo-Peptide Hybids (MOrPHs): Methodology and Application toward the Inhibition of Protein-Protein Interactions

Jessica Marie Smith—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 21, 2014 • 12:00 PM

The Evolution of Catalytic Olefin Metathesis: From Ancillary Process to Purveyor of Stereochemical Identity

Professor Amir H. Hoveyda—Boston College, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 19, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Elucidation of In-Situ Speciation and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Sonogashira-type Cross-Coupling Reactions

Jared Kneebone—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 19, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Activation of Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide by a Masked Two-Coordinate Co(I) Complex

Malik Al-afyouni—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Effects of annealing process on the photoluminescence properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Zhentao Hou—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Applications of Cytochromes c as MRI Contrast Agents and for Solar Fuels

Rebecca Smith—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 6, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Hydrogen Evolution from Neutral Water Catalyzed by Cobalt Biosynthetic Catalysts​

Banu Kandemir—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 5, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Chemical and Structural Engineering of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

Professor Richard Robinson—Cornell University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 30, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Opening up the Black Box of Quantum Chemical Calculations: New Insights into Bonding and Reactivity of Transition Metal Complexes

Professor Serge Gorelsky—University of Ottawa, Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Insight into In-situ Iron C-C Cross-Coupling Catalysts through Structure, Bonding, and Mechanism

Stephanie Daifuku—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Mechanistic Studies for Dual Gold Catalyzed Enyne Cycloisomerization

Lloyd Munjanja—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 25, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Target-Driven Total Synthesis

Professor Seth Herzon—Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 18, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Expanding the Functional Utility of Proteins as Research Tools and Therapeutic Leads

Professor Brian McNaughton—Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 14, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Structural insights into mechanisms of bacterial survival

Professor Celia Goulding—University of California - Irvine, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 11, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Photocatalysis with Visible Light

Professor Tehshik Yoon—University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 9, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion

Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Multimodal Molecular Imaging

Professor Angelique Louie—University of California, Davis, Biomedical Engineering
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Functional DNA Nanotechnology: Precise Spatial and Dynamic Controls of Nanomaterials with Different Morphologies and their Applications in Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery

Professor Yi Lu—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 2, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Functional DNA Sensors for On-site and Real-time Environmental Monitoring and Medical Diagnostics

Professor Yi Lu—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 1, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Biosynthetic Inorganic Chemistry and its Applications in Designing Novel Biocatalysts for Alternative Energy

Professor Yi Lu—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 28, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Synthetic Versatility of N-O Bond Rearrangements

Professor Laura Anderson—University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 26, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Catalytic reduction of nitrogen to ammonia by mononuclear iron complexes

Professor Jonas C. Peters—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 21, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Adventures in Drug Discovery as a Medicinal Chemist

Dr. Samit Bhattacharya—Pfizer, Inc., Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Group
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 14, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Basis for High Stereoselectivity and Broad Substrate Scope in the (salen)Co(III)-Catalyzed Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution

Yang Zhao—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 13, 2014 • 4:00 PM

New Methods for the Enantioselective Formation of sp3-Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds

Professor Stephen Buchwald—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 12, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation

Professor Stephen Buchwald—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation

Professor Stephen Buchwald—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 7, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Title: Catalytic Hydrogenation of Alkynes Using a Frustrated Lewis Pair

Jill Caputo—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 6, 2014 • 11:15 AM

Short cuts - A series of interlocking stories, with chemistry, taken from my career

Professor Ian Fleming—University of Cambridge - UK, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hylan 202

MARCH 5, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Why weak bonds matter: sigma-alkane complexes and halogen bonds to metal complexes

Professor Robin Perutz—University of York - UK, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Steric and electronic effects of the β-diketiminate ligand on low-coordinate iron complexes

Sarina M. Bellows—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Science Building 209

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Weird theories of matter

Professor Alison Peterman—University of Rochester, Department of Philosophy
Special Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Process Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry BMS-803930: Bench Synthesis to Pilot Plant

Dr. Susanne Kiau—Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company, Department of Chemical Development
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 17, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Developing Iron Catalysts for the Efficient Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines

Professor Robert Morris—University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Investigations of a chiral VANOL-BOROX catalyzed aziridination reaction

Terrell Samoriski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Organometallic Reactivity of High-Valent Group 10 Transition Metal Complexes

Professor Liviu Mirica—Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 5, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Toxins as Tools for Chemical Biology

Professor Justin Du Bois—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Toxins as Targets for Chemical Synthesis

Professor Justin Du Bois—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Making Molecules from CH Bonds

Professor Justin Du Bois—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 31, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Methods and Mechanism in Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Abigail Doyle—Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 28, 2014 • 12:30 PM

Light-Driven Hydrogen Production from Water Using Noble-Metal-Free Systems

Zhiji Han—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hylan 202

JANUARY 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Theoretical Insights into Covalent and Non-covalent Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes

Professor Svetlana Kilina—North Dakota State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 24, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Telomerase in Health and Disease: genomics and the future of medicine

Professor Thomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate—University of Colorado - Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Medical Scientist Research Symposium
URMC-Class of 62 Aud.

JANUARY 24, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Quinolines Using Phosphine-Free Chiral Cationic Ruthenium Catalysts

Adam Feinberg—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 23, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Long Non-coding RNA’s and Their Protein Partners

Professor Thomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate—University of Colorado - Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Medical Scientist Research Symposium
URMC-Class of 62 Aud.

JANUARY 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Quantum dynamics in solar energy materials

Dr. Alexey Akimov—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 17, 2014 • 9:30 AM

Configuration-Encoded Iterative Approach to 1,5-Polyols and Synthesis of Bacterial Biofilm killing Antibiotic Carolacton

Dr. Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam—State University of New York - Brockport, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 13, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Organomimetic Chemistry of Aromatic Fluorine- and Boron-Rich Molecules

Dr. Alexander Spokoyny—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 6, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Small Molecule Activation in Bioinorganic Chemistry: From Orbital to Organism

Dr. Feifei Li—Brookhaven National Laboratory, Department of Photon Sciences
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 16, 2013 • 4:00 PM

From C-H Oxidation to Water Splitting: High-valent Metal-oxo Complexes in Energy-demanding Reactions

Dr. Dong Wang—University of Princeton, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 12, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Controlling Electronic Properties of Molecules by Distortion: Fixing Pathways

Professor Mark A. Ratner—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 12, 2013 • 10:00 AM

Repurposing Triphenylethylene Estrogen Receptor Antagonists as Anticryptococcal Agents

Arielle Butts—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
KMRB (MC) 3-9654

DECEMBER 11, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Molecular Mesoscopics: Transport in Molecular Junctions

Professor Mark A. Ratner—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 10, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Molecular Photovoltaics and Electron Transfer

Professor Mark A. Ratner—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 9, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Multinuclear Coordination Chemistry: From Molecular Self-Assembly to Solar Energy Conversion

Dr. Timothy Cook—University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 9, 2013 • 1:00 PM

Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Strong Bond Activation and Functionalization with Rhodium, Iridium and Platinum

James C. Morris—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
2-110D Dewey Hall

DECEMBER 5, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Metal-localized vs. Ligand-localized Reactivity: Utilizing Metal-Ligand Cooperativity

Dr. Elliott Hulley—Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US Department of Energy
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM

No More Nucleophiles: Direct, Selective Cross Coupling of Electrophiles

Professor Daniel J. Weix—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 2, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Mechanism Driven Development of Catalytic Processes in Organic Synthesis and Energy Science

Dr. David Leitch—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 • 1:15 PM

Analysis of RNA Secondary Structure: Common Themes in Spliced Segments of Influenza A, B, and C

Lumbini Indeewari Dela-Moss—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
2-110D Dewey Hall

NOVEMBER 20, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and evolution of macrocyclic organo-peptides for selective biomolecular recognition

Professor Rudi Fasan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Partition Density Functional Theory

Professor Adam Wasserman—Purdue University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 • 5:00 PM

Recent Advances in Metal-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization

Professor Melanie S. Sanford—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Chemistry
Magomedov Award Lecture
Hutchison Hall 140 (Lander Auditorium)

NOVEMBER 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM

From CC agostic interactions to CH bond activation

Professor Michel Etienne—Universite de Toulouse, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordiantion du CNRS
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Nanoparticle-cell interactions: Importance of protein structure

Professor Christine Payne—Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Bottom-up Synthesis of Structurally Precise Organic Materials and Interfaces

Professor William Dichtel—Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 30, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Quantum information tools for theoretical and experimental physical chemistry

Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 28, 2013 • 4:00 PM

From feathers to fission: Spectroscopic studies of carotenoids

Professor Michael Tauber—University of California - San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 25, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Thioamides: Minimalist Chromophores for Monitoring Protein Folding and Stability

Professor E. James Petersson—University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Exploring Hydrogen Bonded Networks in Gas phase Peptides, Foldamers, and Water-containing Clusters

Professor Timothy S. Zwier—Purdue University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 21, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Catalysis of Nickel and Iron POCOP-Pincer Complexes

Professor Hairong Guan—University of Cincinnati, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 18, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Controlling Polymer Films with Light

Professor Samuel Thomas III—Tufts University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 16, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Olefin Metathesis by Mo and W Complexes. Not Just Chopped Liver

Professor Richard Royce Schrock—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 11, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Peptoid Foldamers: Form and Function

Professor Kent Kirshenbaum—New York University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 7, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Single Molecule Spectroscopy of MEH-PPV: varying environment to study conformational effects on photo-physics

Benjamin Martin—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 2, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Reaction Discovery With Pincer Complexes

Professor Oleg Ozerov—Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Super-resolution imaging of SERS hot spots

Professor Katherine Willets—University of Texas, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Titanium Alkylidynes. C-H Bond Activation and Beyond

Professor Daniel Mindiola—University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Building a Chemical Intuition Under Pressure: Predictions of Novel Hydrides

Professor Eva Zurek—State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Investigation of phosphatases with chemical biology tools

Professor Maja Koehn—European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany, Genome Biology Unit
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Selective Catalysis for Biomass Conversion

Professor Mahdi Abu-Omar—Purdue University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Investigation of electron-hole interaction in nanoparticles using explicitly correlated wavefunction based methods

Professor Arindam Chakraborty—Syracuse University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 • 9:30 AM

New Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization Strategies for Organic Synthesis

Professor Gong Chen—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Control of Excited States of Transition Metal Complexes for Applications in Solar Energy Conversion and Biology

Professor Claudia Turro—Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 26, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Vibrational dynamics of excited-state DNA monomers

Joohyun Lee—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 13, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Alkyl, Allyl and Vinyl Electophiles

Michael Prinsell—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 13, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Biological Role and Applications of Covalent Heme Attachment to Polypeptides

Jesse Kleingardner—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 108

JUNE 24, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Synthetic constructs for DNA and protein binding and sensing

Professor José Luis Mascareñas—Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS)
Organic/Bio-Organic/Organometallic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 17, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Becoming a peroxidase: conformational dynamics of a membrane-bound cytochrome c

Professor Ekaterina Pletneva—Dartmouth College, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 6, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Designer DNA Bases as Probes for Biological Molecules and Processes

Eric Kool, George and Hilda Daubert Professor of Chemistry—Stanford University
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall

JUNE 5, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Studies Toward the Synthesis of FK-506

George E. Arab—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 30, 2013 • 1:00 PM

Nickel-Catalyzed Electrophile Cross-coupling of Aryl Halides with Alkyl Halides

Daniel A. Everson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 20, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Water Oxidation for O2 Evolution

Zhiji Han—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 17, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Improving Tumor Specificity in Chemotherapy

Annada Rajbhandary—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 13, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Photo-induced energy transfer in carbon nanotube aggregates

Olena Postupna—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 10, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Practical Homogeneous Au(I)- and Ga(III)-Catalysis: a Few Tips

Professor Vincent Gandon—Université Paris-sud, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay (ICMMO)
Organic Seminar
Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209

MAY 8, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Quantum coherence in energy transfer systems

Professor Jianshu Cao—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209

MAY 6, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Engineering Ion-Conductive Soft Materials for Energy Applications

Professor Mitch Anthamatten—University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 29, 2013 • 4:00 PM

The Coordination Chemistry of Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanocrystals

Professor Jonathan Owen—Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 24, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Using Computer Simulations to Investigate Dynamic Aspects of Inhibitor Binding and Potency

Professor Carlos Simmerling—SUNY - Stony Brook, Department of Chemistry
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
K-307, 3-6408, Med.Ctr.

APRIL 24, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Water Activation by Metal Complexes

Professor David Milstein—The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS, Department of Organic Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 23, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Pincer Complexes: Bond Activation, Catalysis and Unusual Structures

Professor David Milstein—The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS, Department of Organic Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 22, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Discovery of Sustainable Catalytic Reactions for Synthesis

Professor David Milstein—The Weizmann Institute of Science, IS, Department of Organic Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 19, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Designing Molecules for Biomolecular Recognition

Professor Marcey Waters—University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 12, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Discovery and Characterization of Influenza Virus RNA Secondary Structures

Salvatore Fortunato Priore Jr.—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 12, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Insight into the Cu(I) and TEMPO Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols

Stephanie Dorn—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 3, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Localization of Electronic Excitation in Organic Semiconductors: Theoretical Views from Different Angles

Dr. Sergei Tretiak—Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 2, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Nonadiabatic Excited State Molecular Dynamics: Perspectives for a Robust Future

Tammie Nelson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 1, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Terahertz Spectroscopy of Crystalline Pharmaceuticals

Professor Timothy M. Korter—Syracuse University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 29, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Investigation of the Gold-Catalyzed Cyclization of Monoallylic Diols

Lukiana Anka-Lufford—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 27, 2013 • 10:00 AM

Computational and Experimental Advances in the RNA Therapeutic Pipeline

Jason Daniel Tubbs—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 25, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Advances in C-N Bond Formation: Using Co(II) Porphyrin Catalysts for Nitrene Transfer Reactions

Laura Ackerman—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 22, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Accessing and Harnessing Metalated Intermediates Toward Synthetic Utility

Professor Eric Ferreira—Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 20, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Gold Nanostars as Tiny Hitchhikers for Cancer Therapeutics

Professor Teri Odom—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Heterometallic Models of the Oxygen Evolving Complex of Photosystem II

Professor Theodor Agapie—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 15, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Mechanistic Investigation of the Oxidative Mannich Reaction with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide

Douglas Tusch—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 13, 2013 • 12:00 PM

The Battle of Nakadomarin A and other Campaigns in Complex Natural Product Synthesis

Professor Darren J. Dixon—University of Oxford - UK, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 12, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Catalyst Control in Complexity Building Reaction Cascades

Professor Darren J. Dixon—University of Oxford - UK, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis With and Without Metals

Professor Darren J. Dixon—University of Oxford - UK, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Nanoscale Imaging with Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles

Professor Jason McNeill—Clemson University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Recent Mechanistic Insight into the Stereoselective Conjugate Addition of Aldehydes to Nitro-olefins Catalyzed by Diarylprolinol Silyl Ethers

Kyle Biegasiewicz—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 • 9:30 AM

New Methods and Strategies for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products

Professor Sarah Reisman—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 18, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Covalency and the Relative Roles of 5f and 6d Orbitals in Actinide Metal-Ligand Bonds

Dr. David L. Clark—Los Alamos National Laboratory, Laboratory Fellow
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 15, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Selective Aliphatic C-H bond Activation via Iron-Based Catalysts

Joshua Kolev—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 13, 2013 • 12:00 PM

Small Molecule Inhibition of Ras Signaling—A System’s Approach

Professor Herbert Waldmann—Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 12, 2013 • 4:30 PM

Hunting the Targets of Natural Product Inspired Compounds

Professor Herbert Waldmann—Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 11, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Biology Oriented Synthesis

Professor Herbert Waldmann—Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall, 140 Lander Auditorium

FEBRUARY 8, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Synthetic Chemical Tools for the Regulation of Cellular Processes

Professor Alex Deiters—North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 7, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Enhanced Photostability In Organic Thin Films Deposited On Plasmonic Substrates

Steve Paquette—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey 2110D

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Controlling the Reactivity, Stability and Stiffness of Interfaces using Self-Assembled Monolayers and Thin Oxide Films

Professor Chaim N. Sukenik—Bar Ilan University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 1, 2013 • 9:30 AM

De Novo Design of Functional Protein Assemblies: Towards Hydrogen Production

Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda—Arizona State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 28, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Iron Cauldrons and Witches' Brews

Professor Robin Bedford—University of Bristol - UK, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 25, 2013 • 9:30 AM

Transition Metal Catalysis with Sigma Bonds to Carbon Adjacent to Carbonyls

Professor Chris Douglas—University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 21, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Correlation of Electronic Structure to Reactivity in Organometallic Catalysis and Polynuclear Small Molecule Activation

Professor Theodore Betley—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 18, 2013 • 9:30 AM

New Strategies in Reagent Design for Point-of-Use Diagnostics

Professor Scott Phillips—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 14, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Nanostructures for Label-Free Detection and Imaging

Professor Zachary Schultz—University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 11, 2013 • 11:15 AM

Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Hydrogen Production Applications

Gregory Pilgrim—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 7, 2013 • 4:00 PM

Effective Solar Energy Conversion from Nanoscale Photovoltaics

Dr. Heather Jaeger—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 18, 2012 • 10:00 AM

Factors that Influence the Self-Assembly of Amphipathic Peptides

Naomi Lee—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Nonadiabatic Excited State Molecular Dynamics: Energy Transfer in Conjugated Polymers

Tammie Nelson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
CSB 209

DECEMBER 12, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Regulation of Protein Function by Heme, Redox, and CO

Professor Stephen W. Ragsdale—University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 10, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Common Mechanisms for Carbon Dioxide Activation and Organic Transformations

Professor Nilay Hazari—Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 7, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Discovery of JANUVIA™ (Sitagliptin): A Selective Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Scott D. Edmondson—Merck & Co. Inc., Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 3, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Novel Approaches to Increase the efficiency of Polymer-based Organic Photovoltaic Devices

Felipe Angel—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 30, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Studies on Complex Natural Products

Professor Christopher Vanderwal—University of California at Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Microneedle-Array Based Gene Delivery for Microalgae Cells

Professor Hitomi Mukaibo—University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Science Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Functional and Structured Hybrid Material Interfaces

Professor Alex Shestopalov—University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Science Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Chemistry in Confinement

Professor Christopher C. Cummins—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 12, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Molecular Constructs as [FeFe]-h4ase Enzyme Active Site Biomimetics for Proton Reduction

Professor Marcetta Darensbourg—Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 9, 2012 • 1:00 PM

Synthetic Studies of Reaction Cascades Initiated by 1,6-Conjugate Addition

Joshua L. Brooks—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 9, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Designing Molecules for Biomedical Recognition

Professor Marcey Waters—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Conductance of DNA

Professor Esther Conwell—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 31, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Conformational-Fluctuations in Single Molecule Enzymatic Reactions

Professor Jianshu Cao—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 24, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Peptide Self-Assembly: From Pathological Amyloid to Engineered Biomaterials

Professor Bradley Nilsson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 22, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Solar Energy Conversion Beyond the Limit

Professor Xiaoyang Zhu—University of Texas at Austin, Center for Materials Chemistry
Joint Chemistry Physical Seminar/Rochester Advanced Materials Program
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 17, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Cornell Dots: From Fundamentals of Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles to Translational Clinical Applications

Professor Ulrich Wiesner—Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 10, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Progress Towards Third Generation Solar Energy Conversion: Can Quantum Dot Solar Cells Exceed the Shockley-Queisser Limit?

Dr. Matthew C. Beard—Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics, Chemical and Material Sciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 5, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Going with the Flow: Mechanistic Studies on the Selective Catalytic Conversion of Methanol/Dimethyl Ether to Triptane

Dr. Jay A. Labinger—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 3, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Bioactive Natural Products: Synthetic Studies Fueling Discoveries at the Chemistry/-Biology Interface

Professor Daniel Romo—Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 2, 2012 • 7:30 PM

Life at the Single Molecule Level

Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel, Bausch B

OCTOBER 2, 2012 • 1:00 PM

The Quest for Non Linear Coherent Optical Imaging for Biology and Medicine

Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel, Grand Ballroom

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 • 4:00 PM

 Extending the Warranty of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Professor Curtis Berlinguette—University of Calgary, Canada, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Building New Materials Using Synthetically Modified Biomolecules

Professor Matthew Francis—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 • 1:00 PM

The Development of Cyclization Reactions Engendered by Synthetic Studies Toward Rocaglamide

William Spencer—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gavett 312

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Selective Catalysis for Biomass Conversion

Professor Mahdi Abu-Omar—Purdue University, Department of Chemistry and School of Chemical Engineering
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Metal Multiple Bonds In Early/Late Heterobimetallics: Small Molecule Activation and Catalytic Applications

Professor Christine Thomas—Brandeis University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 17, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Edge States in a Graphene and Defect States in Quantum Dots Studied with Low-Temperature Scanning Probe Microscopy

Professor Young Kuk—Seoul National University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 6, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Solving the Problem of RNA Sequence Selectivity by Small Molecules with Application to Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 and HIV-1

Leslie Odame Ofori—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 27, 2012 • 10:30 AM

Studies of B-Diketiminate Iron Complexes to Investigate Nitrogen Activation and Novel Iron-Sulfur Clusters

Meghan Marguerite Rodriguez—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Photophysics of Isolated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Nicole Briglio—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 23, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Artificial Metalloenzymes: Merging the Best of Homogeneous and Enzymatic Catalysis

Professor Thomas Ward—University of Basel, Switzerland, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Goergen Hall 109

JUNE 25, 2012 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Zhiji Han—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 25, 2012 • 1:00 PM

I. Introduction to Phomactin A, II. The B-Iodoallenolate Cyclization, III. Studies Toward the Synthesis of Phomactin A

Jennifer Ciesielski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 7, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Making Drugs out of siRNAs

Muthiah Manoharan, Ph.D.—Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Role of conformational dynamics in HIV reverse transcriptase nucleotide specificity and the evolution of drug resistance

Professor Ken Johnson—University of Texas at Austin, Instiute of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat
Class of '62 Aud., URMC

JUNE 1, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Electrophilicly-driven Annulations of Polarized Nazarov Precursors with Tricationic Iridium(III) and Heterogeneous Gold Catalysts

Tulaza Vaidya—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 109

MAY 25, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Stabilized Anti-aromatic Cations? Making a Case for Hyperaromaticity

Alexander Wotal—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 21, 2012 • 4:00 PM

New Polymer Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries and Fuel Cells

Professor Michael Hickner—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

MAY 21, 2012 • 2:10 PM

Lessons from Nature about Solar Light Harvesting

Professor Greg Scholes—University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

MAY 21, 2012 • 1:30 PM

Bio-­nano Constructs for Solar Fuels

Professor Kara Bren—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

MAY 21, 2012 • 10:50 AM

Prediction and Design of Materials from Crystal Structures to Nanocrystal Morphology and Assembly

Professor Richard Hennig—Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

MAY 21, 2012 • 10:10 AM

Gradient-Index Optics and Concentrating Photovoltaics

Professor Duncan Moore—University of Rochester, Institute of Optics
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

MAY 21, 2012 • 8:35 AM

Plexcore® OC: Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Solution Processed HILs for Organic Electronics Applications

Dr. Christopher Brown—Plextronics Incorporated
Nanomaterials Symposium 2012 - Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

MAY 18, 2012 • 9:30 AM

A Systematic Approach for Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions

Professor Paramjit Arora—New York University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 14, 2012 • 4:00 PM

New Methods to Measure Anharmonic Coupling using Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

Barbara Dunlap—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 11, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Hydroaminoalkylation Catalyzed by Group 5 Metal Binaphtolate Complexes

Sarah Paulson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 4, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Targeting Membrane Lipids with Designed Peptides

Professor Jianmin Gao—Boston College, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 2, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Molecular Imaging Approaches to Studying Chemistry in the Brain

Professor Christopher J. Chang—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 30, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Nanostructured Photovoltaics: From Conjugated Polymer Morphology to Light Harvesting with Nanoparticles

Professor David S. Ginger—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 25, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Inhibiting RNA with Drug-like Molecules

Professor Gabriele Varani—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Dopants and Charge Carriers in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Professor Daniel Gamelin—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 20, 2012 • 9:30 AM

How to Tie Peptide Knots

Professor A. James Link—Princeton University, Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Molecular Biology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Imaging Metal-Induced Oxidative Stress - Inorganic Chemistry to the Rescue

Professor Valerie Pierre—University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 18, 2012 • 2:30 PM

Engineering Native and Artificial Heme c Containing Proteins for Biochemical Applications and Studies of Protein Folding

Wesley B. Asher—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
401 Morey Hall

APRIL 18, 2012 • 12:00 PM

1. Solar Energy Conversion to Hydrogen Using Molybdenum Complexes for Proton Reduction 2. No Organometallic Reagents Required: Synthesis of Ketones From Organic Halides

William Eckenhoff and Alexander Wotal—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Development of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Randy Sabatini—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 13, 2012 • 3:30 PM

Mechanistic Studies of Benzylsilane and Benzylgermane Cation Radicals

Mary Susan Lenczewski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
109 Goergen

APRIL 13, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Methods for Asymmetric Alkylation and Haloalkylation of Enolates

Professor Armen Zakarian—University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 12, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Organic Light Emitting Devices with Linearly-Graded Mixed Host Architecture

Sang Min Lee—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
2110D Dewey Hall

APRIL 9, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Ultrafast Dynamics in Photosynthetic Complexes and Components of DNA

Professor Andrew Moran—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 6, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydroamidation of Terminal Alkynes

Hui Wang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 4, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Chiral Counterions in Catalysis

Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping—RWTH-Aachen University, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 3, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Brønsted Acid Catalysis

Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping—RWTH-Aachen University, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 2, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Bio-Inspired Catalysis: From Concepts to Applications

Professor Dr. Magnus Rueping—RWTH-Aachen University, Institute of Organic Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 29, 2012 • 10:15 AM

Nickel-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Organic Halides

Ruja Shrestha—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

MARCH 28, 2012 • 12:00 PM

How Proteins Find and Recognize Targets on DNA: Mechanism of Facilitated Target Search

Professor Anatoly Kolomeisky—Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 26, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Assembled All-Quantum Dot Films for the Photoelectric Stimulation of Neuronal Action Potential

Kelly Sowers—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 23, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Reaction Development and Discovery: Synthesis of Alkaloids and Heterocyclic Natural Product Targets

Professor Robert Batey—University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 20, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Mechanism for the Fragmentation of Aryltrialkylstannane Cation Radicals

Pu Luo—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Exploring Electron Transfer: From Photochemistry to Energy Conversion

Professor Troy Van Voorhis—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 16, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Nanomedicine: Concepts and Applications

Yekaterina Lyubarskaya—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 12, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Chelation-Assisted Oxidative C–H Functionalization under Transition-Metal Catalysis

Professor Tetsuya Satoh—Osaka University, Japan, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 9, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Synthesis and Properties of Non-Ionic RNA Analogues for Applications in RNA Interference

Professor Eriks Rozners—Binghamton University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Revised view of electron transfer dependence on free energy

Professor Samir Farid—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 5, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Chelation on Cue: Designing Prochelators to Bind Cellular Metal Ions in Response to Disease-Associated Stimuli

Professor Katherine Franz—Duke University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 2, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Evolution of a Universal, Bio-Inspired Synthetic Route to Palau'amine and Related Compounds

Steven Jacob—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 27, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Dynamics of Nuclei in Large Molecular Systems Using the Approximate Quantum Trajectory Framework in Cartesian Space

Professor Sophya Garashchuk—University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 24, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Branched Chiral Allylic Esters

Yu-Wen Huang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 22, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

Professor Victor Batista—Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Wood Eye! Selective Aerobic Oxidation of C-C Bonds in Lignin Models using Base Metal Complexes: A Comparison of Oxovanadium and Copper Complexes

Professor R. Tom Baker—University of Ottawa, Canada, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 20, 2012 • 2:15 PM

Factors Affecting the Heme Electronic Structure of Proteins with Heme c

Mehmet Can—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

FEBRUARY 17, 2012 • 9:30 AM

Design and Synthesis of alpha/beta-Peptide Foldamers for Biological Applications

Wathsala Liyanage—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 13, 2012 • 4:00 PM

1. Catalytic C-H Functionalization via Iron 2. Removal of Surface Bound Tritium using an Inductively Coupled Plasma

Aaron Walsh, Matthew Sharpe—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 10, 2012 • 9:00 AM

Peptide Mediated Asymmetric Catalysis

John Frost—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 • 12:00 PM

Overcoming the Oxidant Problem: Strategies to Use O2 as the Oxidant in Catalytic C-H Oxidation Reactions

Professor Shannon S. Stahl—University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 6, 2012 • 4:00 PM

1. Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks 2. Bio-nano Interfaces for Solar Energy Applications

Yunzhe Jiao, Lenore Kubie—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 3, 2012 • 9:30 AM

The Development of Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Ammonia with Aryl Halides

Peter Carlsen—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 1, 2012 • 12:00 PM

DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life

Professor Nadrian C. Seeman—New York University, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 31, 2012 • 2:00 PM

A Masked Two-Coordinate Cobalt (I) Complex that Activates C-F Bonds

Thomas Dugan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 30, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Development of Re and Ir Complexes as Catalysts for Oxygen Atom Transfer and C-H Activation/ Functionalization

Professor Elon Ison—North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 27, 2012 • 9:30 AM

High Throughput Screening for Combination Therapies

Arielle Butts—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 26, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Shedding Light on Dark Multiple Exciton States in Acene Crystals

Dr. Paul Zimmerman—University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 23, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Novel methods for nonadiabatic dynamics: direct dynamic simulations of electron transfer and proton-coupled electron transfer

Dr. Nandini Ananth—California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 19, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Time-resolved Pump Probe Spectroscopy to Follow Valence Electron Motion

Dr. Anthony Dutoi—University of Heidelberg, Germany, Theoretical Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 16, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Single-Molecule Pulling: Fundamentals and Applications in Molecular Electronics and Molecular Motors

Dr. Ignacio Franco—Fritz Haber Institute - Max Planck Society, Germany, Theoretical Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 11, 2012 • 12:00 PM

I. Fingerprint-driven engineering of highly regio- or stereoselective P450 oxidation catalysts; II. Oxidation-Initiated Nazarov Cyclization of Vinyl Alkoxyallenes

Kaidong Zhang and William Spencer—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 5, 2012 • 4:00 PM

Understanding Dynamical Properties in Complex Molecular Systems Through a Practical Quantum Approach: From Simple Chemical Reaction Rate to Spectroscopy

Dr. Jian Liu—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Time-Dependent Theories for Photo-Induced Processes

Dr. Hanning Chen—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 16, 2011 • 1:00 PM

Invesigations Into the Charge Transfer Mechanism of 4-(Dimethylamino)benzonitrile Using Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Justin M. Rhinehart—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 14, 2011 • 2:30 PM

Low-coordinate Iron(I) and Iron(II) Compounds as Model Complexes for Nitrogenase

Karen P. Chiang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 12, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Qualitative and Quantitative Quantum Chemistry for Realistic Systems

Dr. Dmitry Zubarev—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 12, 2011 • 3:00 PM

Role of Hydrophobicity, Aromaticity and Turn Nucleation in Peptide Self-Assembly

Todd M. Doran—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

DECEMBER 9, 2011 • 1:00 PM

Thermodynamic and NMR Structural Studies of RNA Hairpin Loops

Jing Qiao—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 8, 2011 • 2:00 PM

Three-Coordinate Iron Complexes with Terminal Imido Ligands

Ryan E. Cowley—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gavett 208

DECEMBER 5, 2011 • 12:45 PM

Development of Novel Rhodium and Iridium Complexes with a fac-Chelating Ligand for Electrophillic C-H Activation

Jennifer Lee Rhinehart—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Science Building 209

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis

Professor Victor Batista—Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 29, 2011 • 2:00 PM

1. Investigating the Mechanism of Hoechst 33258 Inhibition of Candida spp. Growth and 2. RNA Internal Loops with Tandem AG Pairs

Nicholas Brent Hammond—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Gavett 310

NOVEMBER 21, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Small Molecules as Chemical Tools and Potential Therapeutics for Human Neurodegenerative Diseases

Professor Mi Hee Lim—University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 • 11:00 AM

Calculating and Analyzing Intermolecular Interactions

Professor Martin Head-Gordon—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Computer Science Building 209

NOVEMBER 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Strong Electron Correlations in Molecules: Methods and Applications to Tetraradicaloids and Singlet Fission

Professor Martin Head-Gordon—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Advances in Practical Density Functional Theory Calculations with Application to Energy Conversion Problems

Professor Martin Head-Gordon—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 14, 2011 • 2:00 PM

RNA Secondary Structure Discovery and Characterization

Walter Moss—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

NOVEMBER 11, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Recent Applications of Amyloid-Targeting Agents

Professor Jerry Yang—University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 9, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Mechanisms of Ultrafast Photoinduced Vibrational and Electronic Energy Transfer

Professor David W. McCamant—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 3, 2011 • 4:00 PM

A Combinatorial and Distributed Search for Semiconducting Oxides that Photoelectrolyze Water

Professor Bruce Parkinson—University of Wyoming, Department of Chemistry and School of Energy Resources
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Biology of the Phorboxazole Natural Products

Professor Craig Forsyth—The Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 31, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Unusual Reactivity of 2- and 3-Coordinate Nickel: Chemistry Outside the Square Plane

Professor Gregory Hillhouse—University of Chicago, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 28, 2011 • 9:30 AM

The Chemistry of NHC-Boranes

Professor Emmanuel Lacôte—Institute for Natural Products Chemistry, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 26, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Geometric and Electronic Structure Contributions to Cu/O2 Reactivity

Professor Edward I. Solomon—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 19, 2011 • 3:30 PM

Insight into the Principles of Amphipathic Peptide Self-Assembly

Charles James Bowerman—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

OCTOBER 17, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Wave Function Engineering in Quantum Dots and Nano-heterostructures for Efficient Single and Multiple Exciton Dissociation

Professor Tian Quan Lian—Emory University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 14, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Amphoteric Molecules in Organic Synthesis

Professor Andrei K. Yudin—University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 7, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Chemistry of ELND006, a Gamma-Secretase Inhibitor for Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Lee H. Latimer—Consultant, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 5, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Using Synthetic Chemistry to Understand Copper Protein Active Sites

Professor William B. Tolman—University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Nano-iron Remediation of Contaminants in Soil and Ground Water

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Nanomaterials in One Dimension: Exploring Mesoscopic Phenomena in Template-Grown Nanowires

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Light Harvesting and Water Splitting in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Multivalent polymers in the design of hybrid biomaterials

Professor Kristi Lynn Kiick—University of Delaware, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Colloquium
Goergen 101

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Learning from Nature: Materials for Solar Fuel Production

Professor Gary Brudvig—Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Part I. Apo Azurin and its Mutants as Mononuclear Metal Scaffolds; Part II. Homogeneous Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Aqueous Solutions

Matthew P. McLaughlin—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Catalysis with dirhodium metallopeptides

Professor Zachary T. Ball—Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 18, 2011 • 3:00 PM

Non-Equilibrium Splits of the Projectile and the Mechanism of Ca + Sn Reactions at 45 AMeV

Michael J. Quinlan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 8, 2011 • 1:00 PM

Self-Assembly and Hydrogelation of Fmoc-Phenylalanine Derivatives

Derek M. Ryan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 108

JULY 20, 2011 • 1:30 PM

Synthesis and Photoluminescence of Copper(I) Triazole Complexes and Copper(I)/Gold(I) Clusters

Gerald F. Manbeck—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen Hall 109

JUNE 9, 2011 • 3:30 PM

“Synthetic Proteins: New Tools for New Biology”

Sachdev Sidhu, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics—University of Toronto, Canada
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 9, 2011 • 2:30 PM

“Ferritin Protein Nanocages- How Iron moves In, Out & Controls Biosynthesis”

Elizabeth Theil, Senior Scientist—Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 3, 2011 • 11:00 AM

Quantum Breathers in Dynamics of a Coherent State

Kirill Igumenshchev—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 24, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Water-soluble Quantum Dots for Hydrogen Production

Fen Qiu—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 19, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Properties of Diruthenium Paddlewheel Complexes and Their Applications Towards Molecular Wires

Sarina Bellows—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 30, 2011 • 9:00 AM

Bridging Fields and Harnessing Diversity for the Sake of Innovation

Professor Joseph M. DeSimone—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
ACS Undergraduate Symposium
Georgen Auditorium

APRIL 29, 2011 • 7:00 PM

Co-opting Moore's Law: Medicines and Vaccines from a Wafer

Professor Joseph M. DeSimone—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Auditorium - Goergen Hall, RC

APRIL 25, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Dielectric Noise and Noncontact Friction: Several Adventures of Two UR Alumni

Professor Roger Loring—Cornell University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 21, 2011 • 5:15 PM

The MD Simulation Study of tRNA Modifications

XiaoJu Zhang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
RNA Club Seminar
K307, Medical Center

APRIL 21, 2011 • 5:15 PM

RNA Structure Discovery in Influenza A Virus

Salvatore Priore—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
RNA Club Seminar
K307, Medical Center

APRIL 20, 2011 • 11:00 AM

Antiproliferative Natural Products, Synthesis and Mechanistic Study

Professor Andrew Myers—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Goergen 101

APRIL 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Antiproliferative Natural Products with Promise in Cancer Research

Professor Andrew Myers—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium

APRIL 18, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Evolution of a Practical Synthetic Route to the Tetracycline

Professor Andrew Myers—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 15, 2011 • 2:00 PM

Insights into Quantum Dot Synthesis: Metal-Metal Bond Formation and Particle Growth

Christopher Evans—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 101

APRIL 15, 2011 • 1:30 PM

Chapter I: Studies of the Catalytic Mukaiyama Aldol Reactions of Trimethylsilyoxyfuran, Chapter II: The Synthesis of a Photoaffinity Probe for a Caloric Restriction Mimic

Gregory Frattini—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 15, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Double C-H Activation

Michael Prinsell—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 13, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Electronic Effects on Protein Structure

Professor Ronald T. Raines—University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 11, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Trekking Toward Nanoscale Sensors

Professor Frank V. Bright—State University of New York - Buffalo, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 8, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Mechanism-Based Design and Development of Catalytic Reactions

Professor Elizabeth Jarvo—University of California - Irvine, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 6, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Innovation in Total Synthesis

Professor Craig J. Forsyth—Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 4, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Isotopic Effects in Nuclear Transmutation and Decay: The Reactions 78,86Kr + 40,48Ca at E/A = 10MeV

Eric Henry—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 1, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Energetics for C-H and C-CN Bond Activation at Rhodium

Meagan Evans—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 108

APRIL 1, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Endoperoxides as Anti Malaria Agents

Ria Swanekamp—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 25, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Peptoids as Biological Tools

John DiMaio—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 18, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Cyclopropenium Ion: New Twists on Old Chemistry

Daniel Everson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Total Synthesis of Stemona and Ergot Alkaloids

Professor Peter Wipf—University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 14, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics in Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Brad Loesch—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 4, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Probing PKS and NRPS Protein-Protein Contacts: Cross-Linking Studies

Jessica M. Smith—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Amyloid Fibril Structure: Insights from Solid State NMR

Dr. Robert Tycko—National Institutes of Health, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 23, 2011 • 12:00 PM

Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution

Professor John Hartwig—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 22, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Functionalizations of Alkanes and Arenes

Professor John Hartwig—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 21, 2011 • 4:00 PM

The State of Catalyst Design - Cross-Coupling as a Case Study

Professor John Hartwig—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 18, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Silyloxy-Based Alkyne Metathesis Catalysts

Joshua Brooks—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM

DNA structures, excited states and nanomaterials

Professor George Schatz—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 14, 2011 • 4:00 PM

The Fast and the Furious: Do Nickel Complexes Activate C-H or C-F Bonds?

Professor Samuel Johnson—University of Windsor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 11, 2011 • 9:30 AM

The Development of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Boranes as Tunable Radical Reducing Agents

William Spencer—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 7, 2011 • 4:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactivity of an Electrophilic Uranium Nitride

Professor Trevor W. Hayton—University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 2, 2011 • 12:00 PM

MRSA vs MRSA

Professor Paul Dunman—University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 24, 2011 • 1:30 PM

Clarifying the Determinants of Self-Assembly in the Amyliod-β 16-22 Peptide

Fehmi Timur Senguen—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 108

JANUARY 21, 2011 • 9:30 AM

Assessing Undergraduate Research Programs - Moving Beyond Anecdotes

Professor Joseph Grabowski—University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 21, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Part I. Axially-Chiral Seven-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Part II. Coordination Chemistry of the Radical Anion of 2,2‚-Bipyridine and the Paucity of Intermediate-Spin Chromium(II)

Christopher Scarborough, Ph.D.—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 9, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Fluorescent Sensors for Visualizing and Quantifying Mobile Zinc in Biology

Daniela Buccella, Ph.D.—Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 6, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Solar Fuel Generation from a Carbon Dioxide Feedstock: A Mechanistic Investigation

Amanda J. Morris, Ph.D.—Princeton University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 2, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Structure-Property Relationships in Transition Metal Systems:From Bioinorganic Catalysis to Nanoclusters and Catalytic Materials

Michael Neidig, Ph.D.—Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Enzyme-like Reactivity and Selectivity with Dirhodium-Metallopeptide Catalysts

Brian Popp, Ph.D.—Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 19, 2010 • 1:30 PM

Fluorescence Competition Assay Measurements of Thermodynamics for RNA Pseudoknots and Multibranch Loops

Biao Liu—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Oxo Complexes in Pseudotetrahedral Oxygen-Rich Environments of Ditox

Stanislav Groysman, Ph.D.—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for the Activation of Small Molecules and Catalysis

Professor Douglas W. Stephan—University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Crystallographic snapshots of metalloenzyme complexes

Professor Catherine Drennan—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 9, 2010 • 3:30 PM

Breaking the Diffraction Limit: Nanoscopic Imaging of the Living Systems

Professor Xiaowei Zhuang—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium

NOVEMBER 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Understanding reactivity patterns of alkoxyl radicals

Professor Massimo Bietti—Università "Tor Vergata" (Rome, Italy), Department of Science and Chemical Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Hydrodesulfurization Modeling with Iridium, Rhodium, and Nickel Hydrides

Matthew R. Grochowski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM

MUPPETS: Making Kinetics Interesting Again

Professor Mark Berg—University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 29, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Stereoselective Strategies for Activating C-H Bonds, Carbon-dioxide, and Simple Olefins

Professor Vy Dong—University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 27, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Translation factor control of ribosome and tRNA dynamics during protein synthesis

Professor Ruben L. Gonzalez, Jr.—Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 25, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Controlling the outcome of chemical reactions in room temperature ionic liquids

Professor Claudio Margulis—University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 20, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Plasmon Controlled Fluorescence: A New Paradigm Using Fluorophore-Metal Interactions

Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz—University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Biophysical Applications of Time Resolved Fluorescence and Advanced Fluorescence Methods

Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz—University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy with Biochemical Examples

Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz—University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 11, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Hot Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Professor David Jonas—University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 6, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Insights into the Biosynthesis and Evolution of Complex Iron-Sulfur Cluster Containing Hydrogenases and Nitrogenases

Professor John Peters—Montana State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Cluster Seminar
Med. Ctr., K-307 (3-6408)

OCTOBER 4, 2010 • 4:00 PM

The Many Faces of the Coordination Chemistry of Nitric Oxide and its Significance for the Biosynthesis, Sensing and Detoxification of Nitric Oxide in Biological Systems

Professor Nicolai Lehnert—University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 1, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Complex Molecule Synthesis as a Fuel for Discovery

Professor Neil Garg—University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology

Professor Peter G. Schultz—The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140

SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Coordination Complexes with Multiple Inorganic Functional Groups

Professor John Berry—University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of C-C, C-H and C-S Bond Activations of Nitriles using Zerovalent Nickel

Ting Li—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 • 4:00 PM

The Fast and the Furious: Do Nickel Complexes Activate C-H or C-F Bonds?

Professor Samuel Johnson—University of Windsor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Discovery of AZD2624: A Potent and Selective NK3r Antagonist to Test the NK3 Hypothesis in Schizophrenia

Dr. Thomas R. Simpson—AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, CNS Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Multiple excitons in Blinking-free core/alloy-shell colloidal quantum dots

Professor Efrat Lifshitz—Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute and Solid State Institute - Israel, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry
Special Material Science Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Nickel-Catalyzed Reactions

Professor John Montgomery—University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Exploring New Ligand Designs for Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Sukwon Hong—University of Florida, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 11, 2010 • 2:00 PM

Comparison between Isoenergetic Oligonucleotide Microarrays and Chemical Mapping for RNA Secondary Structure Determination

Ruiting Liang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 3, 2010 • 2:30 PM

Development of Spectroscopic Probes of Second-sphere Interactions in Cytochromes c

Sarah E. J. Bowman—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 30, 2010 • 10:00 AM

Development and Performance Tests of NSTAR, A New Type of Compact Neutron Detector

Iwona A. Pawelczak—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 26, 2010 • 12:00 PM

I. Enantioselective methods for the synthesis of amino acids; II. Part I: Scope and Limitations of a β-Iodoallenolate Cyclization, Part II: Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Phomactin A and Phomactin D

Ria Swanekamp, Jennifer Ciesielski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 21, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Heterometallic Chemistry

James Morris—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 14, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Current Knowledge of the Key Intermediate for Palladium-Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization Reactions

Ruja Shrestha—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 12, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Vertically aligned carbon nanotube membranes for solar hydrogen production

Jenneke Jalink—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 10, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Reactions of heterocycles with electrophilic ferrocene-diamide complexes

Professor Paula Diaconescu—University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 7, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Relating the genetic features of cancers to drug efficacies using small-molecule probes

Professor Stuart Schreiber—Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC

MAY 7, 2010 • 12:15 PM

Antisense Therapeutics for Genetic Disease: New Luster on Old Magic Bullet

Professor Charles Thorton, MD—University of Rochester, Department of Neurology, URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC

MAY 7, 2010 • 11:45 AM

Molecular Discovery with Engineered P450 Enzymes

Professor Rudi Fasan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC

MAY 7, 2010 • 10:45 AM

Genetics of Vascular Remodeling

Dr. Bradford Berk, MD—University of Rochester, CEO, URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC

MAY 7, 2010 • 10:00 AM

Small Molecule Modulation of Protein-Protein Interactions in G Protein Signaling

Professor Alan Smrcka—University of Rochester, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, URMC
8th Annual Fred Sherman Lectures
Class of '62 Auditorium URMC

APRIL 30, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Strategies and Tactics Inspired by Complex Natural Products

Professor Richmond Sarpong—University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 29, 2010 • 4:00 PM

The Development of Photoredox SOMO Catalysis using Metal Chromophores

Tulaza Vaidya—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic/Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 29, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Applications of (smif)MX Complexes and Other Azaallyl Systems

Professor Peter T. Wolczanski—Cornell University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 27, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Development of a Heme c Fusion-Tag for Protein Affinity Purification and for Monitoring Protein Unfolding by Ensemble and Single Molecule FRET

Wesley Asher—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 26, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Controlling excited-state energy conversion in metal complexes and solar-cell materials through pulse shaping and molecular structure

Professor Niels H. Damrauer—University of Colorado, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 23, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Peptidomimetic Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylase(HDAC)

Leslie Ofori—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 22, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Using Oligonucleotide Hybridization to Probe RNase P Structure

Indee Dela-Moss—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 20, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Electronic structure of photosynthetic reaction centers from photo-NMR techniques

Jesse Kleingardner—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 19, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Inorganic Control of Biological Self-Assembly

Professor F. Akif Tezcan—University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 16, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Design and Optimization of Antimicrobial Peptide Derivatives and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents

Derek Ryan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 14, 2010 • 12:30 PM

NMR-Assisted Prediction of RNA Secondary Structure

James M. Hart, Jr.—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 12, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: what we can learn by watching electrons move in real time

Professor John Asbury—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 9, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Towards Synthesis of Nonblinking Quantum Dots

Helen H. Wei—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 9, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Steven's Rearrangement; An ammonium/sulfonium 1,2 rearrangement

Eric Theiste—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 7, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Optical/Electrical Properties and the Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

Sasa Zaric, Ph.D.—University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Special Physical/Materials Chemistry Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 6, 2010 • 4:00 PM

A new thermal deposition boat: Development and performance analysis

Sangmin Lee—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 5, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Oxidation of Alkyl CH Bonds and of Water with Mn and Ir Catalysts

Professor Robert Crabtree—Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 2, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Enantioselective Reactions of π-Bonds: New Concepts and Catalysts

Professor F. Dean Toste—University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Catalysis with Metal-Heteroatom Bonds

Professor F. Dean Toste—University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 31, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Development and Application of Gold(I)-Catalysts for the Organic Synthesis

Professor F. Dean Toste—University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 29, 2010 • 12:30 PM

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Single-Chirality Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Shujing Wang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 109

MARCH 26, 2010 • 9:30 AM

TBA

Ruja Shrestha—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 19, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Platinum-Catalyzed Amination of Allylic Alcohols

George Arab—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 18, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Hydroformylation Using Biphasic Catalysis

Meghan Clark—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

X-ray Core Spectroscopy as a Probe of Biological and Chemical Catalysis

Professor Serena DeBeer George—Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 9, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Dehydrogenation and olefin isomerization catalyzed by pincer-iridium complexes, metathesis of alkanes from selectivity and mechanistic standpoints

Soumik Biswas, Ph.D.—Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry
Special Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 420

MARCH 8, 2010 • 12:00 PM

I. Direct Enantioselective Organocatalytic Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes II. Synthesis of a Novel Bicyclic Amine Organocatalyst

John Miller—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM

A new development in Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation.

Brian Ohman—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 3, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Ultrafast Dynamics in Complex Systems

Professor John Papanikolas—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 2, 2010 • 2:00 PM

I. Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction of Cyclic Isoimidium Salts II. Total Synthesis of a Camphor Derived Dimer III. Asymmetric Cyclopropanation

Yan Miller—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 1, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Alternative printing and fabrication techniques for chemical nano-patterns and functionalized Janus particles

Professor Alexander Shestopalov—University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Special Materials Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 26, 2010 • 9:30 AM

The Chemical Synthesis of Glycoproteins

Todd Doran—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 24, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Chiral Crabtree Catalyst Analogs for Syntheses of Valuable Chirons

Professor Kevin Burgess—Texas A & M University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 22, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Base Metal Catalysis: The Interplay of Electronic Structure and Reactivity

Professor Paul Chirik—Cornell University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 19, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Block Copolymers via ROMP for Multivalent Ligand Display

Charles J. Bowerman—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 17, 2010 • 12:00 PM

I. Artificial Photosynthesis ˆ Photo-Splitting of Water Using a Molecular Cobalt Catalyst II. Probing the role of aromatic interactions in molecular self-assembly

Theresa McCormick, Ph.D. and Derek Ryan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 15, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Curriculum and Assessment Research in the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry

Professor Christopher Bauer—University of New Hampshire, Department of Chemistry
Chemical Education Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 8, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Intramolecular Charge Transfer in 4-(Dimethylamino)benzonitrile (DMABN)

Justin M. Rhinehart—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 5, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Reactions of Siliranes with Carbonyl Compounds

Jennifer Ciesielski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 29, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Catalysis using Palladium(IV) Intermediates

Jennifer Miller—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 26, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Reactivity of Saturated Hydrocarbons in Super Acids

Matthew Grochowski—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 25, 2010 • 4:00 PM

Genetically Engineered Oxygen-Carrying Blood Substitute: Variants of Human Serum Albumin

Mehmet Can—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 22, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Two-Dimensional Cruciform Functional Materials: Applications from Single Molecule Switches to Fluorescence Sensing

Gerald Manbeck—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 20, 2010 • 12:00 PM

Factors Affecting Charge Utilization in Conjugated Polymers

Millard Wyman—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 15, 2010 • 9:30 AM

Aryl Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation Promoted by Transition Metal Complexes

Thomas Dugan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 14, 2010 • 4:30 PM

Degradation Chemistry of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) Ruthenium Dyes

Professor Torben Lund—Roskilde University, Denmark, Department of Science, Systems and Models
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 11, 2009 • 1:00 PM

I. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of +/- Lycoramine, II. Development of the Retro-Aza-Claisen Rearrangement to Synthesize Medium Sized N-Substituted Heterocycles, III. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of (-)-Nakadomarin A

Nathan Edward Genung—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 11, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Suppression of Photobleaching in Tris-8-(hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum Through Plasmon Enhanced Spontaneous Emission

Stephen Paquette—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 7, 2009 • 12:30 PM

The Investigation of C-CN Cleavage of Allyl- and Aryl-nitriles by [(dippe)NiH]2 and [(dippe)PtH]2

Brett David Swartz—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Science 209

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Self-assembling Collagen Triple Helices and Beta-sheet Nanofibers

Professor Jeffrey D. Hartgerink—Rice University, Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Structure and Function in Peptidic Foldamers

Professor Samuel Gellman—University of Wisconsin, Madison, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 17, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Aryl Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation Promoted by Transition Metal Complexes

Thomas Dugan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Topological charge defects in hydrogen-bonded systems probed by ab initio molecular dynamics: Bulk and interfacial properties

Professor Mark Tuckerman—New York University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 13, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Allosteric Regulation of Heat Shock Protein 70 by Small Molecules

Professor Jason Gestwicki—University of Michigan, Department of Pathology, Life Sciences Inst.
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 11, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Crystallographic Snapshots of Nickel Dependent Proteins in Action

Professor Catherine Drennan—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 9, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Functional Conducting Metallopolymer Materials

Professor Bradley Holliday—University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Modeling of Photoinduced Dynamics at the Nanoscale

Sergei Tretiak, Ph.D.—Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 2, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Thermodynamics of Metal-Protein Interactions: Essential Metal Transport and Toxic Metal Sequestration

Professor Dean Wilcox—Dartmouth College, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 30, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Ring Fragmentations and Intramolecular Cycloadditions: Efficient Approaches to Nitrogen Heterocycles

Professor Matthias Brewer—University of Vermont, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 28, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Structure-Reactivity Relationships in Organolithium Chemistry: Working at the Academic-Industrial Interface

Professor David Collum—Cornell University, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 27, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Caught in the middle: Formation and reactivity of magnesium(I) compounds

Ryan Cowley—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 26, 2009 • 4:00 PM

What do roaming radicals, astrochemistry, proteomics and atomic orbital polarization have in common?

Professor Arthur Suits—Wayne State University, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 21, 2009 • 12:00 PM

The Dissociation of Excitons in Conjugated Polymers: Advancing Organic Solar Cells through Basic Research

Garry Rumbles Ph.D.—National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chemical and Materials Science Center
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 19, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Computational Studies of DNA Hydration Dynamics

Professor Steven Corcelli—University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 14, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Imaging with Lanthanides

Professor Kenneth N. Raymond—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 13, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Supramolecular Metal Complexes as Nanozymes

Professor Kenneth N. Raymond—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 12, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Human and Bacteria: The Arms Race for Iron

Professor Kenneth N. Raymond—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 2, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Enantioselective Organocatalysis and the Study of Redox Neutral Reaction Cascades

Professor Daniel Seidel—Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 1, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Research at the Intersection of Nanoscience and Biology - Highlights from the Molecular Foundry

Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Med. Ctr., G-9525

OCTOBER 1, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Imaging the Glycome with Bioorthogonal Chemistry

Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Harrison Howe Technical Lecture
Med. Ctr., G-9525

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Catalysis and chirality with molecules and materials: Novel catalytic processes and materials

Professor Cathleen Crudden—Queens University, Ontario, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 • 4:00 PM

An Introduction to Supercritical CO2 (sc CO2) and Examples of Increased Selectivity in Reactions Due to the Properties of sc CO2

Karen Chiang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Computational studies on membrane protein structures and protein-ligand binding affinities

Cen Gao—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Strategies in Enzymatic Oxidation Catalysis

Professor Justine P. Roth—Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM

The Alkyne Strategy For the Synthesis of Bioactive Targets

Professor Barry M. Trost—Stanford University
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Self Assembly of Dinuclear Main Group Catalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis

Professor Barry M. Trost—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 • 4:00 PM

On the Design of Chiral Space for Asymmetric Induction in A Catalytic Synthetic Reaction

Professor Barry M. Trost—Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Modeling Ring Cleaving Dioxygenases: Complexes of Iron(II) with Tridentate Ligands and their Reactivity with Catecholates and Phenolates

Sara S. Rocks—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Progress Towards a Chemical Code for Small Molecule Targeting of RNA

Professor Matthew Disney—University of Buffalo, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM

New Concepts in Chemical Bonding: Charge Shift Bonding and its Manifestations in Chemistry

Professor Philippe Hiberty—Universite of Paris-Sud XI, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Detecting polymer dynamics with fluctuations and dissipation

Professor Roger Loring—Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Bioorganic Chemistry of Protein Prenylation

Professor Mark Distefano—University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Insights into the Nitrogenase Mechanism

Professor Lance Seefeldt—Utah State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Excitation Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting

Professor Oleg Prezhdo—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Goergen 109

AUGUST 10, 2009 • 2:00 PM

I. Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyrrolidine Derivatives via Reduction of Substituted Pyrroles; II. Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A

Chao Jiang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 10, 2009 • 10:00 AM

Studies of Horse Heart Cytochrome c Folding

Amy A. Ensign—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 6, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Photophysics of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Lisa Joanne Carlson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 10, 2009 • 1:30 PM

Single molecule biodetection and multi-modality in single walled carbon nanotube optical sensors

Professor Michael S. Strano—Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering
Materials Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Chemical Control of Interfacial Composition and Structure

Professor Chaim N. Sukenik, Edward and Judy Steinberg Chair in Nanotechnology—Bar Ilan University, Israel, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 22, 2009 • 3:00 PM

Rational synthesis and reaction mechanism for chalcogenide magic-sized clusters and quantum dots

Christopher Evans—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 19, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Metal-Initiated Amination of Alkenes and Alkynes

Meagan Evans—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 16, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Progress Toward The Total Synthesis of Roseophilin

Abdallah Youssef Bitar—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 16, 2009 • 11:30 AM

Development of New Synthetic Methodology Featuring Tandem-Bond Forming Process and Their Application to the Total Synthesis of Natural Products

Professor Kei Takeda—Hiroshima University, Department of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 15, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Nuclear Energy and the Study of Nuclear Matter Far from Stability

Michael Quinlan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 3, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Molecular Simulations of Ribozyme Catalysis

Darrin M. York—University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 3, 2009 • 2:30 PM

Spectroscopic Approaches to Protein AGGREGATION Diseases: Conformation and Dynamics of Amyloid Aggregates via Isotope-edited Infrared Spectroscopy

Sean M. Decatur—Oberlin College, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 29, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-coordinate Cobalt Dinitrogen, Hydride and Fluoride Complexes

Keying Ding—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 29, 2009 • 9:30 AM

New Studies in Catalytic, Asymmetric alpha-Fluorination

Professor Thomas Lectka—Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 26, 2009 • 11:15 AM

Beyond the Harmonic Oscillator Approximation: Probing Vibrational Anharmonicity with Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy

Kristina Wilson—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 15, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Reagent and Reaction Development in Organic Chemistry: Recent Case Studies

Professor Jeffrey Johnson—University of North Carolina, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Porous Nanocrystalline Silicon Membranes for Efficient and Precise Molecular Separations

Professor James McGrath—University of Rochester, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 12, 2009 • 2:15 PM

Strategies for Testing the Safety of Nanomaterials

Professor Alison Elder—University of Rochester, Department of Environmental Medicine
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 12, 2009 • 1:15 PM

Understanding and Applying Nanoparticles in the Environment

Professor Vicki Colvin—Rice University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 12, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Nanostructures of Macromolecules to Direct Biological Function

Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti—Duke University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 12, 2009 • 10:15 AM

Nanostructured Materials for Optical Biosensing

Professor Benjamin Miller—University of Rochester, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 12, 2009 • 8:45 AM

Surface Interactions and Reactions in Marine Fouling

Professor Michael Grunze—Heidelberg University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 11, 2009 • 3:45 PM

Synthesis of Proton Conducting Ceramic Membranes via Seeded Surface Crystallization

Professor Matthew Yates—University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 11, 2009 • 2:30 PM

Design, Synthesis, Formation Mechanism and Electrocatalytic Applications of Platinum and Its Alloy Nanostructures

Professor Hong Yang—University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 11, 2009 • 1:30 PM

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

Professor Louis Brus—Columbia University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 11, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Nanoscience and Nanostructures for Solar Energy

Professor Philippe Fauchet—University of Rochester, Department of Electrical & Computer Eng.
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 11, 2009 • 8:45 AM

Materials Science, Nanoscience, and Energy

Professor George Whitesides—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials Symposium
Georgen 101

MAY 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Catalyzed Oxidation Reactions for Organic Synthesis

Professor Matthew Sigman—University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 4, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Developing a Predictive Model for Polyphenol Prevention of DNA Damage

Professor Julia Brumaghim—Clemson University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 29, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactions of Heterocycles

Professor Mark Lautens—University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 27, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Dynamics on the nanoscale: Time-domain ab initio studies of photo-induced dynamics in quantum dots and carbon nanotubes

Professor Oleg Prezhdo—University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 24, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Ring-Forming Strategies in Asymmetric Catalysis

Professor Tomislav Rovis—Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 22, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Mechanistic Studies of Oxidative Halophenol Dehalogenation by Heme-Containing Enzymes

Professor John Dawson—University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 17, 2009 • 1:45 PM

Transition Metal Mediated Synthesis of Heterocycles Via Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation

Ling Li—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 17, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Achiral Templates. New and Effective Tools for Asymmetric Transformations

Professor Mukund Sibi—North Dakota State University, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 16, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Chemical and Structural Analysis of RNA-Based Gene Regulation

Robert Spitale—University of Rochester, Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics
Ph.D. Defense
MC Aud 3-7619 (Upper)

APRIL 14, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Carbon Nanotube Optoelectronics

Kathryn Elizabeth Leach—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 13, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Directed Evolution as a Tool for Engineering P450 BM-3 into a Propane Hydrolase

Matthew McLaughlin—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 10, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Recent Methodologies Towards Highly Substituted Pyrroles

Matthew Betush—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 8, 2009 • 12:00 PM

A Single Molecule Spectroscopy Investigation of the Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polymers

Professor Paul Barbara—University of Texas at Austin, Center for Nano & Molecular Science & Technology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 6, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Dynamic Contributions to Enzyme Catalysis as Illustrated by Orotidine Monophosphate Decarboxylase (OMPDC)

Professor Jiali Gao—University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 2, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Platinum(II) Polypyridyl Complexes for Visible Light-driven Hydrogen Production from Water

Pingwu Du—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 1, 2009 • 12:00 PM

The Inner Space of Molecules

Professor Julius Rebek—The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 30, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Development of Homogeneous Catalysts for the Conversion of C-H Bonds

Professor Brent Gunnoe—University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 20, 2009 • 9:30 AM

Mechanism for the Lewis Acid Catalyzed Cycloadditions of Aldehydes and Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes

Pu Luo—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 18, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Multiscale approach to the activation/inactivation of Src kinases

Professor Benoit Roux—University of Chicago, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 16, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine and the Environment

Professor Ann M. Valentine—Yale University, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 4, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Exploiting Under-Utilized Functional Groups in Chemical Reaction Discovery and Library Synthesis

Professor Kay Brummond—University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 2, 2009 • 4:00 PM

How to Make Nanowire Christmas Trees: Screw Dislocation Driven Nanowire Growth

Professor Song Jin—University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 26, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Molecules as Wires: Structural and Electronic Criteria for Long Distance Charge Transport

Professor Michael R. Wasielewski—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 25, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Dynamics of Photogenerated Multi-Spin Systems: The Road to Molecular Spintronics

Professor Michael R. Wasielewski—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 24, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Energy and Charge Transport in Self-assembled Systems for Solar Energy Conversion

Professor Michael R. Wasielewski—Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 20, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Coupling Reactions using Hemilabile Phosphino-Imines and Palladium

Professor Joseph A. Schmidt—The University of Toledo, Department of Chemistry
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 15, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Non-Canonical Assembly-Line Biosynthesis: The Story of Coronatine Biogenesis

Eric Strieter, Ph.D.—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 8, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Theory of excitation energy transfer and three-pulse photon-echo spectroscopy with applications to photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes

Yuan-Chung Cheng, Ph.D.—University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 5, 2009 • 4:00 PM

New Functions of Organic Materials

Samuel W. Thomas, III, Ph.D.—Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 19, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of (-)-Apoptolidin A

Venkatesan Srinivasan—University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 18, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Conjugated Oligomers and Polyvalent Nanoparticle Conjugates

Dwight Seferos, Ph.D.—Northwestern University
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 11, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Deconstructing Receptor Signaling with Chemically Tailored Interfaces

Khalid Salaita, Ph.D.—University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 8, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Lighting up New Functionalities of Nanoparticles

Aihua Fu, Ph.D.—Stanford University
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 5, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Biosynthesis of Lantibiotics, Polycyclic Thioether Antibiotics

Professor Wilfred van der Donk—Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Chemistry and Electrochemistry with Small Molecules at First Row Transition Metal Centers

Louise Berben, Ph.D.—Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 3, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Molecular Inorganic Photonics

Professor Felix N. Castellano—Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Mechanistic Studies of Pd-catalysed Allylic Alkylation: Simple, Subtle and Complex

Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones—School of Chemistry, UK, The Bristol Centre for Organometallic Catalysis
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments for Imaging Applications

Steven Evans, Ph.D.—Materials Science and Technology Research, Eastman Kodak Co.
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 12, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Membrane peptides: 2D-IR spectroscopy as a probe of structure and dynamics

Professor James L. Skinner—Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 11, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Water: Traditional, ultrafast and sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy of the bulk liquid and the liquid/vapor interface

Professor James L. Skinner—Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 10, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Water: Hydrogen bonding in the bulk liquid and at the liquid/vapor interface, and new simulation models

Professor James L. Skinner—Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 7, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Peptide-based Materials

Professor Joel Schneider—Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 5, 2008 • 12:00 PM

A Hybrid Biochemical/Organic Half-Cell for the Photochemical Generation of Dihydrogen

Professor John Golbeck—Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 31, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Selenium in Thioredoxin Reductase: A Mechanistic Perspective

Professor Robert Hondal—Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 27, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Single-Molecule Dynamics of Bioinorganic Chemistry and Nanocatalysis

Professor Peng Chen—Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 23, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Intertwined Nature of Chemical Synthesis and the Discovery Process

Professor Brian M. Stoltz—Department of Chemisty, California Institute of Technology
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison 473

OCTOBER 22, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Oxidation Catalysis: The development of aerobic based oxidation methodology for synthetic chemists

Professor Brian M. Stoltz—Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Complex Natural Products as a Driving Force for Discovery in Organic Chemistry

Professor Brian M. Stoltz—Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Practical Organic Synthesis to Unravel Chemical Biology of Complex Natural Products

Professor Sergey A. Kozmin—Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Inaugural Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 10, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Total Syntheses of β-C-Glycoside Natural Products via Oxocarbenium Cations

Professor Michael Jennings—Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 3, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Principles for Amphiphile-Free Water-in-Water Emulsions: Templated Synthesis and Biocatalysis

Professor Yan-Yeung Luk—Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 29, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Zirconium-catalyzed bond-forming reactions

Professor Rory Waterman—Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Development of Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthetic Methodologies

Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan—Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 • 4:00 PM

One and two electron transformations of high valent iron imido and nitrido complexes

Professor Jeremy M. Smith—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 • 12:00 PM

The Catalytic Nazarov Cyclization of Heteroaromatic Systems and its Application Towards Rocaglamide

John Malona—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 • 9:30 AM

The Discovery and Optimization of Triazole-Based Neurokinin-1 Antagonists

Dr. Louis N. Jungheim—Discovery Chemistry Research and Technologies, Lilly Corporate Center
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 17, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Towards the Mechanism of N2 Reduction by Nitrogenase

Professor Brian Hoffman—Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Self-Assembled Inorganic Nanomaterials

Professor David Watson—Department of Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 12, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Heterocycles in Natural Product Synthesis

Professor Yoshihisa Kobayashi—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at San Diego
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Transition Metal Silylene Complexes

James Kovach—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 12, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Free energy calculations of RNA duplexes with tandem GA base pairs using the thermodynamic integration approach

Ilyas Yildirim—Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry (Turner Group), University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Bausch & Lomb 372

AUGUST 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Oriented Attachment Growth Mechanism for Cadmium Selenide Nanorods

Joaquin Calcines—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 31, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Platinum Terpyridine Acetylide Complexes for Photo-Induced Charge Separation and the Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Aqueous Media

Paul R. Jarosz—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 18, 2008 • 10:00 AM

Progress Toward Simultaneous Charge and Fluorescence Measurements

Julie Smyder—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JULY 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM

NMR studies of the iron-histidine interaction in paramagnetic cytochromes c

Sarah Bowman—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 17, 2008 • 9:30 AM

1. Structural and Luminescence Properties of Gold(I) Benzimidazolethiolate Complexes 
2. Cyclometalated Platinum(II) Coordination Compounds as Potential Chromophores for the Photogeneration of Hydrogen from Water

Jacob Schneider—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 16, 2008 • 11:30 AM

Platinum and Palladium Two-Electron Transfer Reagents

Professor William Connick—Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JUNE 2, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Ketones by BINAP-Ru(II) Complexes

Ting Li—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 30, 2008 • 1:30 PM

RNA Secondary Structure Prediction: Interpreting and Selecting Restraints from Isoenergetic Microarray Data

Ruiting Liang—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Biophysical Chemistry Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 27, 2008 • 2:30 PM

Coupling Photochemistry to Conformational Signals in Circadian Clock Light Sensors

Professor Brian Crane—Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 27, 2008 • 1:30 PM

Use of luminescence resonance energy transfer to identify locations of site bound metal ions in the spliceosomal U2-U6 snRNA complex

Professor Nancy Greenbaum—Department of Chemistry, Hunter College of CUNY
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 22, 2008 • 5:00 PM

I. NMR Structures of 2x2 Internal Loops of Tandem AG Pairs; II. Improving the Chemical Resolution of Ribozyme Catalysis

Nic Hammond and Robert Spitale—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
RNA Club
K-207 Medical Center

MAY 21, 2008 • 12:00 PM

The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis

Professor Phil S. Baran—Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 16, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Total Synthesis Using Enzymes: The Case of 6-Deoxyerythronolide B Synthase

Fehmi Timur Senguen—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 9, 2008 • 12:30 PM

Chemistry and Biology of Inteins

Naomi Lee—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 30, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Physical Organic Chemistry on the Brain

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty—Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 29, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Cation-π Interaction: A New View of Benzene and the Aromatic Amino Acids

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty—Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 28, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Chemical-Scale Studies of the Nicotine Receptor

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty—Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institue of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 25, 2008 • 9:30 AM

From Heterocyclic Peptide Mimics to New Reactions of Highly Electron-Deficient Heterocumulenes

Professor José S. Madalengoitia—Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 23, 2008 • 12:00 PM

The Structural Basis of Biological Nitrogen Fixation

Professor Douglas Rees—Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Self-Assembled Inorganic Nanomaterials

Professor David Watson—Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
Inorganic/Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 18, 2008 • 9:30 AM

New Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Heterocycles

Professor John P. Wolfe—Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 16, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Ultrafast Energy and Electron Transfer Processes in Photosynthetic Complexes

Professor Robert E. Blankenship—Department of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Semi-classical Description of Breathers

Kirill Igumenshchev—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 4, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Cross-Coupling Reactions via Directed Carbometalation: Reaction Development and Applications

Professor Glenn Micalizio—Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 2, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Understanding Heavy Metal-Protein Interactions Using a De Novo Design Strategy

Professor Vincent L. Pecoraro—Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 31, 2008 • 4:00 PM

An Overview of Solution Based Semiconductor Nanowires

Professor Masaru Kuno—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 28, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Developing New Reactions Using Carbene Catalysis

Karl A. Scheidt—Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 26, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Developments in Fuel Cell Technology

Professor Hector Abruna—Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
UR Virtual Institute for Energy Lecture
Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Aud.)

MARCH 26, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Understanding the Kinetics of Spin-Forbidden Chemical Reactions

Professor Jeremy Harvey—School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Metal-Organic Hybrid Materials For Catalytic and Biomedical Applications

Professor Wenbin Lin—Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 21, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Protein Stabilization: Side Chain Length of Charged Amino Acids and Highly Fluorinated Amino Acids

Professor Richard Cheng—Department Of Chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 18, 2008 • 7:30 PM

Powering the Planet: The Challenge for Chemistry in the 21st Century

Professor Daniel G. Nocera—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Aud.)

MARCH 18, 2008 • 3:30 PM

Molecular Chemistry of Renewable Energy

Professor Daniel G. Nocera—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Hutchison Hall, Hubbell Aud.

MARCH 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Making and Breaking of C-H, C-F and C-N Bonds Utilizing Titanium-Carbon Linkages. A Synthetic and Mechanistic Study.

Professor Daniel J. Mindiola—Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 7, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Study and Applications of Small Strained Heterocyclic Synthons

Professor Jon Njardarson—Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 5, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Minimal Amino Acid and Peptide-Based Catalysts for Organic Synthesis

Professor Scott J. Miller—Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 3, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Exploring Conductance Switching Properties of Molecular Scale Devices - A Computational Approach

Professor Barry D. Dunietz—Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 29, 2008 • 9:30 AM

Total Synthesis of Phorboxazole A Revisited: Discovery of The More Potent Cogener, (+)-Chlorophorboxazole A

Abdallah Bitar—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 27, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Probing Dynamics in the Far-Infrared with THz Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy

Professor Charles Schmuttenmaer—Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 25, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Inorganic Nanocrystals: from Molecular Chemistry to Supramolecular Chemistry

Professor Y. Charles Cao—Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 22, 2008 • 9:30 AM

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Thiazolium-Catalyzed Additions of Acylsilanes

John Miller—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 13, 2008 • 12:00 PM

I. C-CN vs. C-H Activation of Nitriles Using Nickel(0); II. New Heterocycles Syntheses Catalyzed by Transition Metals and Brønsted Acids

Ting Li and Kevin Cariou, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 12, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Synthesis and Chemistry of Iridium Complexes Containing Chiral Diphosphine Ligands: Oxidative Addition to Iridium(I) Systems and Catalytic Activity of the Electrophilic Iridium(III) Complexes

Abdurrahman C. Atesin—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Switchable Nano-Containers: Synthesis and Structural Properties

Laura Shirtcliff, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 4, 2008 • 4:00 PM

From Alkyne Metathesis to Graphitic Materials: A Story of Application of Chemistry in Materials Science

Wei Zhang, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 31, 2008 • 4:00 PM

A Synthesis of the Furanosteroid Viridin and Investigations of Group 10 Transition Metal Catalysis and Mechanism

Erik Alexanian, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 28, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Chemical Probes to Explore Protein and Metabolite Function

Erin Carlson, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 24, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Metal Reagents for Biological Sensing and Chemotherapeutic Applications

Mi Hee Lim, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 21, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Exploiting engineered P450 enzymes for alternative fuel production and synthetic applications

Rudi Fasan, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, California Insitute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 17, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Adventures in Natural Products

Kyle Eastman, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 14, 2008 • 4:00 PM

The Development of a Large-Scale Synthesis of tert-Butanesulfinamide and New Rh- and Ir-Catalyzed Enantioselective Transformations

Daniel Weix, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 10, 2008 • 4:00 PM

I. Homogeneous Iron Catalysts with Redox Non-Innocent Ligands: Synthesis and Electronic Structure; II. Sterically Pressured Uranium Complexes for Small Molecule Activation

Suzanne Bart, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 7, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Synthetic Modeling of Cytochrome c Oxidase & Design of Programmable Anticancer Agents

Eunsuk Kim, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 3, 2008 • 4:00 PM

Teaching Old Enzymes New Tricks

Kenneth Woycechowsky, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 17, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Chemical Tools for Glycobiology

Peng Wu, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Organic Seminar
HH 473

DECEMBER 13, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Label-free Biomolecular Sensing Using Single Color Near-Null Reflective Interferometry and Brewster Angle Straddle Interferometry

Tingjuan Gao—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey Hall 2110D

DECEMBER 13, 2007 • 12:30 PM

I. Sequential C- And S- Coupling to Dibromoalkenes II. Effects of Electron-Wihdrawing Groups in the Polarized Nazarov Reaction III. Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A

Ildiko Rita Herrick—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 108

DECEMBER 12, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation of Acetylene Derivatives via Photolysis of Platinum Complexes

Ahmet Gunay—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Meliora Hall 208

DECEMBER 12, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Synthetic Control of Magnetic Anisotropy: From Molecules to Extended Solids

Bart M. Bartlett, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Organic Seminar
HH 473

DECEMBER 7, 2007 • 2:00 PM

I) Dipolar Cycloaddition/Chelotropic Extrusion Sequence to Prepare a Variety of β-Dicarbonyl Compounds. II) Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Phomactin A

Daniel P. Canterbury—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies Building 209

NOVEMBER 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Recent Advances in the Burgeoning Field of Gold Catalysis

Paul Jarosz—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 16, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Alkaloid Biosynthesis

Professor Sarah O'Connor—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 14, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Vibrational Energy in Molecules and Nanostructures

Professor Dana Dlott—Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 12, 2007 • 4:00 PM

The Simplest Nitrogen Oxides and Their Not-so-simple Bioinorganic Chemistry

Professor George Richter-Addo—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 12, 2007 • 9:00 AM

Synthesis and Characterization of II-VI and IV-VI Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots

Li Guo—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
502 Morey Hall

NOVEMBER 7, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Transition-Metal-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation, Alkane Dehydrogenation, and Formation of C-C Bonds

Professor Alan Goldman—Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Lessons from Natural Products

Professor Dirk Trauner—Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 1, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Nickel Diimine with Immobilized Fe-, Cr-, and Ti- Based Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization

Keying Ding—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 31, 2007 • 12:00 PM

(1) Catalytic Hydrogenation of Substituted Pyrroles: Stereoselective Synthesis of Pyrrolidine Derivatives (2) A Novel Camphor-amine Organocatalyst: Application to Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes

Chao Jiang and John Miller—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
SYCAM Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 29, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Molecules in Superfluid He Droplets

Professor Andrey Vilesov—Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 26, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Evolution and Synthesis of Polyketides

Professor Richard E. Taylor—Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 24, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Intramolecular Cycloadditions of Cyclobutadienes: Using Strain to Access Molecular Complexity

Professor Marc Snapper—Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 22, 2007 • 4:00 PM

New Materials for Magnetic Refrigeration

Professor Gordon Miller—Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 17, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Valency and Bonding: Lewis Structures for Transition Metal Complexes?

Professor Clark R. Landis—Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 16, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Diazaphospholanes and Highly Selective and Active Catalysts for Hydroformylation

Professor Clark R. Landis—Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 15, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Catalytic Perfection and Alkene Polymerization

Professor Clark R. Landis—Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hutchison Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 12, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Not "Lectureless," but Definitely Lecturing Less: An Evaluation of Peer-Led Guided Inquiry

Professor Jennifer Lewis—Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 10, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Photosynthetic Water Splitting: Investigations by Multifrequency Pulsed EPR Methods

Professor R. David Britt—Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 5, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Thermodynamic Research on RNA Pseudoknots

Biao Liu—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 2, 2007 • 12:30 PM

Illuminating Spectra, Images, Microfluidics and Biosensors with Laser NMR/MRI

Professor Alexander Pines—Department of Chemistry, University of California - Berkeley
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Lander Auditorium, 140

OCTOBER 1, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Magnetic Resonance with Lots of Quanta and No Magnetic Field

Professor Alexander Pines—Department of Chemistry, University of California - Berkeley
W. Albert Noyes Jr. Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Expanding the Language of Bacterial Communication Using Synthetic Ligands

Professor Helen Blackwell—Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 26, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Electron Transfer Dynamics in Efficient Molecular Solar Cells

Professor Gerald J. Meyer—Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Synthesis, Assembly, Sensing and Imaging with Metallic Nanorods

Professor Catherine Murphy—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Synthetic Studies of Spiroketal Enol Ether Natural Products

Professor Jennifer Koviach-Côté—Department of Chemistry, Bates College
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Metal Catalyzed Ring Forming and Ring Opening Reactions: Synthesis of Heterocycles

Professor Mark Lautens—Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 17, 2007 • 4:00 PM

New Twists in Nazarov Cyclization Chemistry

Professor Alison Frontier—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 14, 2007 • 9:30 AM

New Transition Metal Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions

Professor John Chisholm—Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 12, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Preoganization in Biological Systems: Are Conformational Constraints Really Worth the Energy?

Professor Stephen Martin—Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 10, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Harnessing Redox-Active Ligands for Small-Molecule Bond-Activation Reactions at d0 Metals

Professor Alan Heyduk—Department of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 7, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Beyond the Bezoin Reaction: New Discoveries with Carbene Catalysis

Professor Karl Scheidt—Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

SEPTEMBER 5, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Single molecule optical absorption of carbon nanotubes detected via scanning tunneling microscopy

Professor Martin Gruebele—Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

AUGUST 13, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Studies on the Mechanism-of-Action of Diazoparaquinone Natural Products and Efforts Toward the Synthesis of Caged Alkaloid Natural Products

Kyle Eastman, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Computer Studies 209

AUGUST 6, 2007 • 3:00 PM

Strong Bond Activation of Organic Substrates Using Metal Complexes Containing Hafnium and Rhodium

Ryan Dennis Rieth—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

JULY 26, 2007 • 1:00 PM

Studies Directed Toward the Total Synthesis of the Immunosuppressant FK-506

Susan Hanson—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Morey Hall 321

JULY 25, 2007 • 1:15 PM

Kinetic and Thermodynamic Aspects of the C-S Bond Activation Reactions of Asymmetrically Substituted Thiophenes with Rhodium and Platinum Metal Complexes

Tulay Aygan Atesin—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

JULY 17, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Towards prediction of alpha helical membrane protein structure

Cen Gao—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 21, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-Coordinate Iron (I) and Iron (II) Complexes Supported by Beta-Diketiminates

Ying Yu—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 19, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Optical Spectroscopy of Lead Selenide and Lead Sulfide Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Jeffrey J. Peterson—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 110

JUNE 18, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Fluorescence Efficiencies of Individual Carbon Nanotubes

Lisa Carlson—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 14, 2007 • 1:00 PM

Selenoenzymes and Oxidative Stress: Glutathione Peroxidase and Bioinspired Mimics

Sally Rocks—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Computer Studies 209

JUNE 11, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Atomic-resolution crystal structure of E. coli TruB bound to RNA: structural insights into the chemical isomerization of specific uridines in cellular RNAs

Robert Spitale—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Biophysical Seminar
Computer Studies 209

MAY 31, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Cytochrome c Folding Studied by Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Flourescence Resonance Energy Transfer

Amy Ensign—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Computer Studies 209

MAY 25, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Ultrafast spectroscopy of single-walled carbon nanotubes under high laser excitation intensity

Shujing Wang—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209

MAY 23, 2007 • 3:45 PM

Taking a Hit for the Team: Self-sacrifice as an enzymatic strategy in the biosynthesis of lipoic acid

Professor Squire Booker—Center for Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Computer Studies 209

MAY 23, 2007 • 3:00 PM

Sequence Dependence of Stability for RNA Bulge Loops Based on the Complete Set of Group I Single Nucleotide Bulge Loops

Professor Martin Serra—Department of Biochemistry, Allegheny College
Biological Chemistry Cluster Seminar
Computer Studies 209

MAY 21, 2007 • 1:30 PM

New Computational Chemistry Methods for Studying Protein-Ligand Interactions and Membrane Permeability

Professor Matt Jacobson—Department of Phamaceutical Chemistry, University of California at San Fancisco
Physical Seminar
Computer Studies 209

MAY 14, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Palladium Chemistry: Synthesis of Heterocycles via Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Addition

Ling Li—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Artificial Molecular-Level Machines: How do they work?

Pingwu Du—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MAY 2, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Caught in the Act: Watching the Ribosome Move

Professor Harry Noller—Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California - Santa Cruz
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
K-307 (MC)

APRIL 30, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Ferrocene-free Organometallic Electrochemistry: Structures and Reactions of New 17-Electron Radicals

Professor William Geiger—Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 26, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Organocatalysis and New Concepts for Natural Product Synthesis

Professor David W. C. MacMillan—Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 25, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Enamine Catalysis, Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Professor David W. C. MacMillan—Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 24, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Iminium Catalysis, Advent of a New Activation Mode

Professor David W. C. MacMillan—Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Andrew S. Kende Distinguished Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 20, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkenes, Aldehydes, and Silyl Triflates

Philip Warburton—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 18, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Catalysis and communcation in two active sites of the ribosome

Professor Rachel Green—Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University
Joint Chemistry/Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar
K-307 (MC)

APRIL 17, 2007 • 2:00 PM

I. Pd(II)- and Hg(II)- Catalyzed Rearrangement of Propargyl Acetates; 
II. Progress Toward the Synthesis of Terpestacin

Patrick Caruana—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Computer Studies 209

APRIL 13, 2007 • 9:30 AM

The Asymmetric Intramolecular Heck Reaction of o-Iodoanilides

Chao Jiang—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 9, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Peptide structure and dynamics studied by two-dimensional infared spectroscopy

Professor Nien-Hui Ge—Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 5, 2007 • 2:30 PM

Gas Phase Ion-Molecule Reaction Dynamics Studied with Crossed Beams and Density Functional Theory Calculations

Li Liu—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Dewey 2162

APRIL 4, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Palladium- and Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions

Professor Gregory C. Fu—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 3, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Catalysis with "Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles: Part 2

Professor Gregory C. Fu—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

APRIL 2, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Asymmetric Catalysis with "Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles: Part 1

Professor Gregory C. Fu—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 30, 2007 • 9:30 AM

New Developments and Applications of Unconventional Bond Forming Methodology

Professor Karl A. Scheidt—Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 23, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Catalytic C-O and C-C Bond Formations for Organic Synthesis

Professor Chulbom Lee—Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 22, 2007 • 3:30 PM

Development of Polarized Nazarov Cyclizations Using Lewis Acid Catalysts and Application

Wei He—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 21, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Pericyclic Reactions and Carbon [1,3] Sigmatropic Shifts

Professor John Baldwin—Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Synthetically Tuned Luminophoric Materials: 3D Displas, Solar Energy Conversion and Beyond

Professor Stefan Bernhard—Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 16, 2007 • 12:30 PM

The Development of Methods in Static and Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry and Application

Brian Richard McNaughton—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 14, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Shape Matters - Quantum Confinement in Semiconductor Dots, Rods, Wells, and Wires

Professor William E. Buhro—Department of Chemistry, Washington University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Novel Catalytic Amination Reactions

Professor Hélène Lebel—Department of Chemistry, Université de Montréal
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 7, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Enantioselective C-H Activation: Applications to Organic Synthesis

Professor Huw M. L. Davies—Department of Chemistry, SUNY - Buffalo
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 5, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Understanding Water Oxidation Catalysis: What do we need to split water more efficiently?

Professor Mu-Hyun Baik—Department of Chemistry, Informatics, Indiana University
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

MARCH 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Small Molecule Control of Gene Activation

Professor Anna Mapp—Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 28, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Single molecule optical absorption of carbon nanotubes detected via scanning tunneling microscopy

Professor Martin Gruebele—Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 26, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Unconventional Doping, Fano Lineshape, and Phonon Softening in Carbon Nanotubes

Professor Moonsub Shim—Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 23, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Multi-Catalyst Systems

Professor D. Tyler McQuade—Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 21, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Nanostructural Design of Photocatalysts and Photoelectrochemical Cells

Professor Thomas Mallouk—Department of Chemistry and Physics, Pennsylvania State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 19, 2007 • 4:00 PM

A New Paradigm for Studies of Encapsulated Proteins

Professor Peter Flynn—Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 16, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Cycloisomerizations of Diynols - An Alternative to the Intramolecular Aldol Condensation

Yan Zhang—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 12, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Conversion of Biomass to Fuel

Brett Swartz—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 9, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Molybdenum π-Complexes: Organometallic Chirons

David Min—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

FEBRUARY 8, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Conformational changes of Nitrosomonas europaea cytochrome c552

Ravinder Kaur—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hylan 201

FEBRUARY 2, 2007 • 10:30 AM

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of the Primary Event in Vision and other Biophysical Processes

Professor David McCamant—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Research Seminar
Wilmot 116

FEBRUARY 2, 2007 • 9:30 AM

Competitive Biradical and Zwitterion Paths in the Bergman-like Thermocyclization of Ene-Yne-Cumulenes

Thomas Mastrangelo—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 26, 2007 • 1:00 PM

I. The Alkylation of 2-Butyl-4,4-Dimethyl-4HBenzo-[d}{1,3}-Oxathiine-1,1-Dioxide, A New Class of Acyl Anion Equivalents; II. Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of FK-506

Susan Hanson—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Goergen 110

JANUARY 22, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Stereoselective Synthesis of Complex Heterocycles and Natural Products That Modulate Transcription and Bacterial Cell Division

Jared Shaw, Ph.D.—The Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 15, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Investigating the Unique Reactivity of Organosilanes: From Synthetic Methodology to Cellular Profiling

Annaliese Franz, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 11, 2007 • 4:00 PM

New Strategies for the Synthesis of Bioactive Targets and Multidimensional Screening of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors

Weiping Tang, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Harvard University
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 8, 2007 • 4:00 PM

The Chemical and Biological Synthesis of Natural Products

Zachary Aron, Ph.D.—Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Department of
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

JANUARY 4, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Thinking Outside the Backbone: Unique Approaches to Modifying Conjugated Polymers

Anne McNeil, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 19, 2006 • 2:00 PM

Approaches Towards Total Synthesis of Nakadomarin A

Ke Chen—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 18, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Mimicking Biomolecular Structures: from Supersized DNA to Amide-Depleted Proteins

Jianmin Gao, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 15, 2006 • 3:00 PM

Asymmetric Synthesis of Bisphosphonate Antiosteoporetic Agents and Studies of Asymmetric Organocatalysis

Xinyi Song—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 14, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Total Synthesis of Disease-Relevant Natural Products;
Tetracycline and Garsubellin A

Dionicio Siegel, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 14, 2006 • 2:00 PM

Versatile Stereoselective Synthesis of Carbocyclic Compounds
Through Electrocyclic Ring Closure Reactions

Yuchen Tang—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 11, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Development and Applications of Cycloaddition Chemistry in Organic Synthesis

James Fuchs, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 11, 2006 • 3:00 PM

Effects of Conformational Mobility on Bacterial Cytochrome c Function

Lea R. Vacca—Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester
Ph.D. Defense
Neuman Room 1-6823 MC

DECEMBER 7, 2006 • 4:00 PM

From novel ligand design for small molecule activation to the search for 
molecular hydrogen evolution catalysts

Xile Hu, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

DECEMBER 4, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Multi-Electron Redox Reactions at First Row Transition Ions

Theodore Betley, Ph.D.—Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 20, 2006 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Professor Sean Elliott—Department of Chemistry, Boston University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 10, 2006 • 9:30 AM

The Story of Vildagliptin (LAF237):
A DPP4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Edwin Villhauer, Ph.D.—Process Research and Development, Novartis Parmaceuticals
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 8, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Metal-Linked Artificial peptides as Model 1-D Molecular Wires

Professor Mary Beth Williams—Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 6, 2006 • 4:00 PM

TBA

Ryan Rieth—Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

NOVEMBER 3, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Promoting College Students' Intellectual Development

Professor Emeritus Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent, Ed.D.—Educations Designs, Inc., North Carolina State University
The College Workshop Project
Lander Auditorium, H.H. 140

NOVEMBER 1, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Towards an understanding of the bases for diverse but specific flavin reactivities in enzymes

Professor Anne-Frances Miller—Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 30, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Single-Molecule imaging of biomolecular and cellular processes

Professor Xiaowei Zhuang—Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Seymour Rothchild Lecture
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 25, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Synthesis and Design of Conjugated Polyelectrolyes

Professor Guillermo Bazan—University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 23, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Electronic Structure Contributions to Catalysis in Pyranopterin Molybdenum Enzymes

Professor Martin Kirk—University of New Mexico, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 19, 2006 • 3:30 PM

General Acid-Based Catalysis and pKa Shifting in RNA Enzymes

Professor Philip Bevilacqua—Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry
Sproull Fellow Alumnus Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 16, 2006 • 1:30 PM

Amplifying Signals with Multivalency

Professor Laura Kiessling—Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Harrison Howe Award Lecture
Strong Auditorium

OCTOBER 13, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Quantum Optics and Photonics

Professor Dr. Ulrike Woggon—Universitat Dortmund, Experimentelle Physik Ilb
Special Physical Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 13, 2006 • 9:30 AM

PPAR Pan Agonists - The Next Generation of PPAR Ligands

Paul L. Feldman, Ph.D.—Medicinal Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline
Organic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 11, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Enantioselective C-H Activation: Application in Organic Synthesis

Professor Huw M. Davies—Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
Colloquium
Hutchison Hall 473

OCTOBER 9, 2006 • 4:00 PM

New Ligands for the Hormone Binding Domain of Nuclear Receptors

Professor Robert Stockland, Jr.—Professor of Chemistry, Bucknell University
Inorganic Seminar
Hutchison Hall 473