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​​Departmental Seminar Series

Green Centre Canada

We thank Friends of Chemistry and GreenCentre Canada for their support of our seminar program

*All seminars begin at 11:30 AM on Fridays in CHE117, unless otherwise indicated

2016-2017 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2016 | Oct 2016 | Nov 2016 | Dec 2016 | Jan 2017 | Feb 2017
Mar 2017 | Apr 2017 | May 2017 | Jun 2017 | Jul 2017 | Aug 2017

September 2016

September 2nd
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September 9th, 11:10 a.m. in CHE117
9th Annual Queen's Chemistry Graduate Symposium
Speaker: Johanna Blacquiere - University of Western Ontario
Title: Every Ligand has a Silver Lining: Opportunities and Limitations in Cooperative Catalysis
Host: Queen's Graduate Chemistry Society

September 16th
Speaker: Jens Müller - University of Saskatchewan
Title: Strained Sandwich Compounds as Monomers for Metallopolymers: Syntheses, Structures, and Mechanisms
Host: S. Wang

September 16th, 2:30 p.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Randall Dumont - McMaster University
Title: Modelling molecular electronic devices using Hueckel theory
Host: T. Carrington

September 23rd
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Francoise Winnik - Université de Montréal
Title: Polymers and Biology: a constructive partnership
Host: A. Petitjean

September 30th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Nicholas Andrews - PhD Student
Title: A Multiplex Approach in Fluorescence Excitation Emission Matrix Spectrometry
Host: P. Loock - Supervisor

October 2016

October 7th
Speaker: David Leahy - Bristol Myers Squibb
Title: Evolution and Development of a Commercial Route for CGRP Antagonist BMS-927711
Host: A. Evans

October 14th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Xiang Wang - PhD Student
Title: Achieving Efficient Deep-Blue Phosphorescent Pt(II) Compounds with Cyclometallating Phenyl-1,2,3-Triazole Ligands
Host: S. Wang - Supervisor

October 21st
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Gary Hieftje - Indiana University
Title: New Sources and Spectrometers for Analytical and Bioanalytical Measurement
Host: D. Beauchemin

October 28th
Speaker: John Montgomery - University of Michigan
Title: Regio- and Site-Selective Synthesis Using Small Molecule and Biological Catalysts
Host: A. Evans

November 2016

November 4th
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Alán Aspuru-Guzik - Harvard University
Title: Billions and Billions of Molecules
Host: T. Carrington

November 11th
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November 18th
Speaker: Daniel Mindiola - University of Pennsylvania
Title: Titanium-Carbon Multiple Bonds. From Fundamental C-H Activation to Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Volatile Alkanes.
Host: G. Wu

November 25th
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December 2016

December 2nd
Speaker: Germano Tremiliosi-Filho - The University of Sao Paulo
Title: Glycerol electro-oxidation on platinum and gold electrodes: structure sensitive reaction, adatom effect and reactivity in different environments
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

December 9th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Sadaf Tahmasebi - PhD Student
Title: Polarization Behavior And Stability of Platinum Electrocatalysts in Aqueous Acidic Media
Host: G. Jerkiewicz - Supervisor

December 16th
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December 23rd
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December 30th (University Closed - No Seminar)
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January 2017

January 6th
Speaker: King Kuok (Mimi) Hii - Imperial College London
Title: Catalysis across lengthscales
Host: A. Evans

January 12th, 2:00 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Shouquan Huo - East Carolina University
Title: Platinum-Catalyzed Direct C-H Acylation of 2-Aryloxypyridines: An Adventure from Phosphorescent Materials to Catalytic C-H Functionalization
Host: S. Wang

January 13th
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Steven Holdcroft - Simon Fraser University
Title: Molecular Design of Solid Polymer Electrolytes: Batteries not Included
Host: C. Crudden

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January 27th
PhD Departmental Seminar, 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Zhijun Li - PhD Student
Title: Self-Assembled N-heterocyclic Carbene Monolayers on Gold as a Feasible and Tunable Platform for Designing Biosensor Surfaces
Host: H. Horton - Supervisor

Start time: Noon in CHE117
Speaker: Gonzalo Cosa - McGill University
Title: Visualising Chemistry at the Single Molecule Level
Host: P. Loock

February 2017

February 2nd, 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Bernie Kraatz - University of Toronto
Title: Electrochemical Studies of Nucleic Acids on Surfaces: Towards the Identification of Species
Host: C. Crudden

February 3rd
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Don Tilley - University of California
Title: Highly Oxidized Metal Species in Water Splitting and Solar Fuels Production
Host: D. Zechel

February 10th
Synthesis-Synlett Lecture
Speaker: Alison Frontier - University of Rochester
Title: Stereocontrolled Reactions for Complex Molecule Synthesis
Host: A. Evans & V. Snieckus

February 17th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Mona Ashraf Khorasani - PhD Student
Title: Developing a metal-templated synthesis of macrocycles based on the self-assembly of pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole ligands
Host: P. Petitjean - Supervisor

February 24th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Kyle Bachus - PhD Student
Title: Wingin’ it: A biomimetic approach to patterned surfaces
Host: R. Oleschuk - Supervisor

Speaker: Kyle Boniface - PhD Student
Title: CO2-switchable surfaces as novel smart materials
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

Speaker: Jeff Crouse- PhD Student
Title: Investigating Ice Photodynamics Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Host: P. Loock & N. Cann - Supervisors

March 2017

March 3rd
Speaker: Hugh Helferty - Executive-in-Residence, Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Title: The Art of Science Research Leadership
Host: N. Mosey

March 10th
Speaker: Garnet Chan - Princeton University
Title: Quantum chemistry: where we are and where we are going
Host: T. Carrington

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March 24th
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March 31st
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Md Affan - PhD Student
Title: Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formamides from Amines using Complexes of Abundant Metals
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

Speaker: Jesse Vanderveen - PhD Student
Title: Improving Switchable-Hydrophilicity Solvents: An Exercise in Molecular Design
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

Speaker: Lily Huang - PhD Student
Title: Forensic applications of ETV-ICP-OES
Host: D. Beauchemin - Supervisor

April 2017

April 7th
Speaker: Chris Rowley - Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title: The Right Method for the Right Problem: Modeling Ions, Membranes, and Covalent-Modifiers
Host: N. Mosey

April 14th (Good Friday - University Closed - No Seminar)
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April 18th, 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Marshall Brennan - Associate Editor of Nature Chemistry
Title: The nature of chemistry publishing
Host: C. Crudden

April 21st
Speaker: Maria DeRosa - Carleton University
Title: Insights into the selection, characterization, and applications of aptamers for small molecule targets
Host: A. Petitjean

April 26th, 10:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: David Sinton - University of Toronto
Title: Microfluidics for Energy and the Environment
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 28th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Dezhi Chen - PhD Student
Title: Total Synthesis of Thapsigargins
Host: A. Evans - Supervisor

May 2017

May 5th
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May 12th
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Venkataraman Thangadurai - University of Calgary
Title: Advanced Ceramics for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices
Host: P. Jessop

May 16th, 11:00 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Makoto Yamashita - Nagoya University
Title: Reactive boron compounds having low oxidation state: boryl anion and diborane(4)
Host: S. Wang

May 19th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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May 25th, 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Vors - Bayer SAS
Title: Mitochondrial respiration inhibitors, breaking the dogma for a success story in fungicides discovery
Host: V. Snieckus

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June 2017

June 2nd
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June 9th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Tham Adhikari - PhD Student
Title: Band Tunable Mexylaminotriazine Functionalized Amorphous Colored Dyes for Photovoltaic Application
Host: J.M. Nunzi - Supervisor

Speaker: Dengtao Yang - PhD Student
Title: External Stimuli Driven Transformation of BN-Heterocycles
Host: S. Wang - Supervisor

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June 21st, 1:00 p.m. in CHE211
Speaker: Sicen Wang - Xi'an Jiaotong University
Title: Cell membrane chromatography used to screen target components from complex samples
Host: R. Oleschuk

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June 27th, 2:00 p.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Anamik Shah - Saurashtra University
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June 29th, 9:00 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Chihiro Urata - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Title: Eco-friendly Siloxane Based Inorganic-Organic Anti-Stick Surfaces
Host: G. Liu

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July 2017

July 7th
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July 14th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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July 21st
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July 28th
Speaker: Stève Baranton - Université de Poitiers
Title: Electrocatalyst design at the nanoscale for energy applications
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

August 2017

August 4th
Speaker: Marco Ciufolini - University of British Columbia
Title: Synthetic Studies on Heterocyclic Natural Products
Host: A. Evans

August 11th
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August 25th
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2017-2018 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2017 | Oct 2017 | Nov 2017 | Dec 2017 | Jan 2017 | Feb 2018
Mar 2018 | Apr 2018 | May 2018 | Jun 2017 | Jul 2018 | Aug 2018

September 2017

September 1st
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Xilong (Ryan) Yuan - PhD Student
Title: Development of environmentally friendly chromatographic techniques based on CO2 switchable chemistry
Host: R. Oleschuk - Supervisor

September 7th
10th Annual Queen's Chemistry Graduate Symposium
Speaker: Nathan Magarvey - McMaster University
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September 8th
Speaker: Zhichuan Jason Xu - Nanyang Technological University
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Host: G. Jerkiewicz

September 15th
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September 22nd
Speaker: Cosima Stubenrauch - Stuttgart University
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Host: P. Loock

September 29th
Inaugural Baird Lecture
Speaker: Richard Schrock - MIT
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Host: M. Baird

October 2017

October 6th
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October 13th
Speaker: Minghui Yang - Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology (CNITECH)
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Host: G. Jerkiewicz

October 20th
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October 27th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Jeffery Bode - ETH Zurich
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Host: C. Crudden

October 30th at 11:30 a.m. in TBA
Speaker: Polly Arnold - University of Edinburgh
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Host: P. Jessop

November 2017

November 3rd
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November 10th
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November 17th
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November 24th
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Gerhard Erker - Universität Münster
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Host: S. Wang

December 2017

December 1st
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December 8th
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December 29th (University Closed - No Seminar)
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January 2018

January 5th
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January 12th
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Chao-Jun Li - McGill University
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January 19th
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January 26th
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February 2018

February 2nd
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February 9th
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February 16th
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February 23rd
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Victor Salvador Batista - Yale University
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March 2018

March 2nd
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March 9th
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March 30th (Good Friday - University Closed - No Seminar)
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April 2018

April 6th
Speaker: Timothy Lodge - University of Minnesota
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April 13th
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April 20th
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Nathan Lewis - California Institute of Technology
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April 27th
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Bayram Burcin - Miami University
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Host: J. Stotz

May 2018

May 4th
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June 2018

June 1st
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July 2018

July 6th
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August 2018

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