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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

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 at 11:30 in CHE202
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Xilong (Ryan) Yuan - PhD Student
Title: CO2-modified solvents for chromatographic separations
Host: R. Oleschuk - Supervisor

September 7th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
10th Annual Queen's Chemistry Graduate Symposium
Speaker: Nathan Magarvey - McMaster University
Title: Computing Chemistry and Genomes for Natural Product Drug Discovery
Host: QGCS

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September 22nd
Speaker: Cosima Stubenrauch - Stuttgart University
Title: About Monodisperse Polymer Foams and Gelled Complex Fluids
Host: P. Loock

September 29th
Inaugural Baird Lecture
Speaker: Richard Schrock - MIT
Title: Adventures in the Chemistry of Transition Metal to Carbon Multiple Bonds
Hosts: M. Baird & P. Loock

October 2017

October 6th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Sean McDonald - PhD Student
Title: Binding Modes and Reactivity of Pyrido[2,1-a]isoindole as a Neu-tral Carbon Donor with Main Group and Transition Metal Elements.
Host: S. Wang - Supervisor

October 11th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Frédéric-Georges Fontaine - Laval University
Title: Ligand design in organometallic chemistry taken to the extreme: when the metal is no longer needed
Host: S. Wang

October 13th
Speaker: Tao Zeng - Carleton University
Title: Our Recent Studies on Vibronic Coupling: Applications in Singlet Fission and Paper-and-Pencil Works on Deriving Hamiltonians
Host: S. Wang

October 20th
Speaker: Alexander Radosevich - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: “Geometric Deformation in the Design of Biphilic Organophosphorus Catalysts”
Host: C. Crudden

October 27th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Jeffery Bode - ETH Zürich
Title: Synthetic Methods for the Building Block Economy
Host: C. Crudden

October 30th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE213
E Gordon Young Lecture 2017 (#CICEGYLecture)
Speaker: Polly Arnold - University of Edinburgh
Title: Putting the f in chemistry – making molecules that help us safeguard our nuclear waste
Host: P. Jessop

November 2017

November 3rd
Speaker: Bruno Pollet - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Title: Introduction to Sono-electrochemistry: The Effect of Power Ultrasound on Electrochemical Parameters
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

November 6th at 1:00 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Martin Albrecht - Universität Bern
Title: Exploring and Exploiting Ligands with Dynamic Bonding Properties for Catalytic Applications
Host: C. Crudden

November 10th
Speaker: Ramzi Asfour - Office of Partnerships and Innovation, Queen's University
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Host: P. Loock

November 14th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Peng L. Wang - Redlen Technologies
Title: From Energy Harvesting to Radiation Detection: Chemistry of Crystalline Materials
Host: P. Loock

November 17th
Speaker: Lu Yang - National Research Council (Ottawa)
Title: Metrological and SI traceable measurements by ICPMS and MC-ICPMS
Host: D. Beauchemin

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November 28th at 10:30 a.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Kevin Thurbide - University of Calgary
Title: Novel Approaches for Improving the Chromatographic Analysis of Sulfur Compounds
Host: R. Oleschuk

November 28th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Elisa Fatila - Louisiana Tech University
Title: Intermolecular Interactions: from Magnetism to Host-Guest Chemistry
Host: P. Loock

November 29th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE213
Speaker: George Chan - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: Optical Isotopic Analysis with Laser-induced Plasma
Host: P. Loock

December 2017

December 1st
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Ram Lamsal - PhD Student
Title: Exploration of new applications of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) to fuel cell electrochemistry
Host: D. Beauchemin & G. Jerkiewicz - Supervisors

Speaker: Abrar Al Rashed - PhD Student
Title: A study of the interaction of N-heterocyclic carbenes with polycrystalline copper surfaces
Host: H. Horton - Supervisor

Speaker: Aliyah Alshamrani - PhD Student
Title: Reaction of CS2 and CO2 with neutral organic bases in the absence and presence of water
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

December 7th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Alexander Gundlach-Graham
Title: Simultaneous and Comprehensive Elemental Analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (ICPTOFMS): Reformulating Old Problems with New Instrumentation and Measurement Strategies
Host: P. Loock

December 8th
Speaker: Libai Huang - Purdue University
Title: Ultrafast Microscopy of Energy and Charge Transport
Host: K. Stamplecoskie

December 15th
Speaker: Ryan Guterman - The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Title: Ionic Liquids as Reagents and Polymers – Alkylating agents and poly-carbenes
Host: C. Crudden

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

January 5th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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January 12th
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Chao-Jun Li - McGill University
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Host: P. Jessop

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February 2018

February 2nd
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February 16th
Organic Reactions Inc. Lecture
Speaker: Michael J. Krische - The University of Texas at Austin
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February 23rd
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Victor Salvador Batista - Yale University
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Host: T. Carrington

March 2018

March 2nd
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March 9th
Speaker: Jérôme Claverie - University of Sherbrooke
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March 16th
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Gerhard Erker - Universität Münster
Title: Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Searching for New Reactions
Host: S. Wang

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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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Host: G. Liu

April 13th
Inaugural Szarek Lecture
Speaker: Fraser Stoddart - Northwestern University
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Host: W. Szarek

April 20th
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Nathan Lewis - California Institute of Technology
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Host: G. Jerkiewicz

April 27th
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Bayram Burcin - Miami University
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May 2018

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May 11th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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May 18th
Speaker: Phil Cox - AbbVie
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June 2018

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July 2018

July 6th
Speaker: Henning J. Jessen - Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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August 2018

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August 24th
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