Department of Chemistry Seminars

Fall 2019

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

**Refreshments provided by SAACS/Chemistry Club**


Graduate Student Welcome Reception

Sep. 3, 2019

Faculty Tapas Talk

Sep. 10, 2019

"Incorporating Diels-Alder Chemistry to Prepare Thermally-Responsive Polymers"

Prof. Philip Costanzo

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Sep. 17, 2019

"Chemical Catalysis – Accelerating and Changing What People Make"

Prof. John Hartwig

University of California, Berkeley

Sep. 24, 2019

"Revitalizing Supercapacitors with Hierarchical Porous Electrodes"

Prof. Yat Li

University of California, Santa Cruz

Oct. 1, 2019

"Revitalizing Supercapacitors with Hierarchical Porous Electrodes"

Prof. Monika Sommerhalter

California State University, East Bay

Oct. 8, 2019


Oct. 15, 2019

"Understanding Allosteric Regulation within SIRT1"

Dr. Ningkun Wang

San Jose State University


Oct. 17, 2019

"Organometallic Molecular Design Strategies for Luminescence, Sensing, and Photoredox Catalysis"

Prof. Thomas Teets

University of Houston

Oct. 29, 2019

"Faculty Learning Program: Professional Learning Experience for STEM Faculty to Improve Teaching Practice and Student Outcomes"

Prof. Catherine Halverson

University of California, Berkeley

Nov. 5, 2019



Nov. 6, 2019

"RiPP Natural Products: Biosynthesis and Engineering"

Prof. Laura Dassama

Stanford University

Nov. 12, 2019


Nov. 19, 2019


Nov. 26, 2019

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Prof. Ian Carter-O'Connell

Santa Clara University

Dec. 3, 2019 

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Ms. Emma Tardiff

San Jose State University