Department of Chemistry Seminars - Spring 2015



All seminars are in Duncan Hall 135 on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM unless otherwise noted.

January 27, 2015

Prof. Anne Myers Kelley

UC Merced Department of Chemistry and Biochermisty

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

February 10, 2015

Dr. Bradley J. Brennan

February 17, 2015

Mr. Ryan Murray 

MS Final Seminar (Dr. Joseph Pesek)

February 24, 2015

Dr. Buddhima N. Siriwardena-Mahanama

Professor of Chemistry, Wayne State University

"Modulation of water-exchange rates of lanthanide(III)-containing complexes using polyethlene glycol"

March 3, 2015

Prof. Jin Z. Zhang

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California at Santa Cruz

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

March 10, 2015

Dr. Hosea Nelson

U.C. Berkeley, Department of Chemistry

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

March 17, 2015

Ms. Harshada Natekar

MS Candidate (Dr. Joseph Pesek)

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

April 7, 2015

Dr. Lee Bishop

Curriculum Specialist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories

"Science, networking, and job searching. Lessons from one "non-traditional" science career."

April 14, 2015

Michael Carter, Director of Research

KWJ Engineering, Inc. Newark, CA

"Gas Sensors for Modern Applications"

April 21, 2015

Ms. Sarah Mullen

MS Final Seminar (Dr. Lionel Cheruzel)

April 28, 2015

Mr. Loc Nguyen

MS Final Seminar (Dr. Brooke Lustig)

May 5, 2015

Professor Jeffrey R. Long

Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley 
Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Carbon Dioxide Capture and Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal-Organic Framework" 

May 12, 2015

Ms. Thanh Ngoc Le

MS Final Seminar (Dr. David Brook)