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

"Characterization of Acetylcholinesterase from the marine gastropod Tritonia diomedea"

Prof. Monika Sommerhalter

California State University, East Bay

Oct. 8, 2019

"Product Development in Consumer Packaged Goods:  A Clorox Example"

Dr. Tim Mui

The Clorox Company

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. 22, 2019

"The Molecules of Medicine and How to Make Them"

Dr. Eric Ashley

Merck Research Laboratories

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

"Elements of High Seas: The bioninorganic chemistry of the marine environment"

Dr. Alison Butler

Universit of California, Santa Barbara



Nov. 6, 2019

"RiPP Natural Products: Biosynthesis and Engineering"

Prof. Laura Dassama

Stanford University

Nov. 12, 2019

"Progress in Nanoscale Characterization of Early Stage Metal Soap Formation in Historical Oil-based Paint Films"

Dr. Stephanie Zaleski

Northwestern University

Nov. 19, 2019

"Development of a paper-based diagnostic platform to manage heart failure at home"

Dr. Charuksha Walgama

University of Texas at Austin

Nov. 26, 2019

"Decoding the ADP-ribosylome Using Mass Spectrometry"

Prof. Ian Carter-O'Connell

Santa Clara University

Dec. 3, 2019 

"Evaluation of Silica Hydride based amide stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography"

Emma Rose Tardiff

San Jose State University: Pesek Lab