Department of Chemistry Seminars

Spring 2015


All seminars are in Duncan Hall 250 on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

January 27, 2015

Prof. Anne Myers Kelley

University of California, Merced

“Studies of Electron-Phonon Coupling in CdSe Nanocrystals using Resonance Raman Scattering”

 February 3, 2015

No Seminar

 February 10, 2015

Dr. Bradley J. Brennan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Lateral Charge Transport Along a Surface Dye Monolayer and its Role in Solar Water Splitting Devices”

 February 17, 2015

Mr. Ryan Murray

M.S. Final Seminar (Prof. Joseph Pesek) 

"An Evaluation of the Disposition of R941000, a Tetrazolone-Telmisartan Analog in Rats: A Case Study on the Suitability of Tetrazolone as Carboxylic Acid Bioisostere"

February 24, 2015

Dr. Buddhima Siriwardena-Mahanama

San Jose State University 

“Modulation of water-exchange rates of lanthanide(III)-containing complexes using polyethylene glycol”

 March 3, 2015

Prof. Jin Zhang

University of California, Santa Cruz

“Novel Optical Properties of Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion, Sensing, and Biomedical Applications”

March 10, 2015

Dr. Hosea Nelson

University of California, Berkeley

"A General Synthetic Approach to the Transtaganolide Natural Products and Enantioselective C–C and C–N Bond Formation via Chiral Anion Phase-Transfer of Aryldiazonium Salts"

 March 17, 2015

Ms. Harshada Natekar

M.S. Final Seminar (Prof. Joseph Pesek)

"Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of a Silica Hydride-Based Perfluorinated Stationary Phase"

March 24, 2015

Spring Recess

No Seminar 

March 31, 2015

Cesar Chavez Day

No Seminar 

 April 7, 2015

Dr. Lee Bishop

Lawrence Berkeley National Labs 


April 14, 2015

Dr. Mike Carter 

KWJ Engineering 

“Gas Sensors for Modern Applications”

 April 21, 2015

Ms. Sarah Mullen

M.S. Final Seminar (Prof. Lionel Cheruzel)


 April 28, 2015

Mr. Loc Nguyen

M.S. Final Seminar (Dr. Brooke Lustig)


May 5, 2015

Prof. Jeffrey Long

University of California, Berkeley

“Carbon Dioxide Capture and Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal-Organic Framework”

May 12, 2015

Ms. Thanh Ngoc Le

M.S. Final Seminar (Prof. David Brook)