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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
PhD Departmental Seminar
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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

January 20th
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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

March 17th
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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

May 26th
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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

June 16th
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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

June 23rd
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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

June 30th
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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 Electrochemical Conversion of Bio-sourced Molecules and Energy
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

August 2017

August 4th
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August 8th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Jean-Pierre van Helden - Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Title: Sensitive infrared laser spectroscopy: Applications to reactive plasmas and trace gas detection
Host: P. Loock

August 11th
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August 18th
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August 25th
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August 31st at 3:00 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Matthew Kitching - Durham University
Title: Supramolecular Entities for Synthesis and Asymmetric Catalysis
Host: V. Snieckus

2015-2016 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2015 | Oct 2015 | Nov 2015 | Dec 2015 | Jan 2016 | Feb 2016
Mar 2016 | Apr 2016 | May 2016 | Jun 2016 | Jul 2016 | Aug 2016

September 2015

September 4th
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September 11th
Harrison/MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Bernard Kippelen - Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: The Rise of Organic Photonics and Electronics
Host: J-M. Nunzi

September 18th
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September 21st, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, CHE202
Speaker: Casey Wade - Brandeis University
Title: Metal-Organic Framework Supported Pincer Complexes: At the Interface of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
Host: S. Wang

September 25th
Speaker: Samuel Johnson - University of Windsor
Title: The Fast and the Furious: Tuning Nickel Complexes for C-H and C-F Bond Activation
Host: C. Crudden

October 2015

October 2nd
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October 9th
Speaker: Federico Rosei - Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, INRS
Title: Multifunctional Materials for Electronics and Photonics
Host: D. Zechel

October 16th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Michael MacLean - PhD Student
Title: Chiral induction in Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas: Towards controlling chirality transfer in the solid state
Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

Speaker: Nausheen Sadiq - PhD Student
Title: Multi-elemental risk assessment in various rice samples using on-line continuous leaching and ion exchange chromatography coupled to ICP-MS for the speciation analysis of bio-accessible elements
Host: D. Beauchemin - Supervisor

Speaker: Rubaiyat Arjumand - PhD Student
Title: Insights into the Mechanism of Chiral Selectivity
Host: H. Horton - Supervisor

October 23rd
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Mario Pinto - Simon Fraser University and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Title: Serendipity and Nature's Guide to Therapeutic Interventions
Host: R. Whitney

October 30th
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November 2015

November 2nd, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Pierre Kennephol - University of British Columbia
Title: Why oxidation states matter: from electronic structure to reactivity
Host: C. Crudden

November 3rd, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Martin Albrecht - University of Bern
Title: Donor-flexible ligands: new opportunities for oxidation catalysis
Host: C. Crudden

November 6th
Speaker: Scott Gilbertson - University of Houston
Title: Synthesis of CNS Active Molecules and New Work on Rhodium Catalyzed 4+2+2 Reactions
Host: P.A. Evans

November 11th, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CREATE Lecture
Speaker: Matthew Sigman - University of Utah
Title: Palladium-Catalyzed Alkene Functionalization Reactions for Synthesis
Host: C. Crudden

November 13th
Speaker: Eric Fillion - University of Waterloo
Title: Exploring and Exploiting New Reactivity of Benzyl Meldrum’s Acids and Alkyl-Tricarbastannatranes in Lewis Acid and Transition Metal Catalysis
Host: C. Crudden

November 20th
Speaker: Dr. Yves Le Blanc - AB SCIEX
Title: Differential Mobility – The 4th Dimension of LC-MSMS Analysis and Beyond
Host: D. Beauchemin

November 25th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Jon Abbatt - University of Toronto
Title: Exploring the connections between the chemistry of carbonaceous aerosol and climate
Host: CHEM DSC

November 26th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in CHE211
Speaker: Steven Bergens - University of Alberta
Title: Soluble- and Polymer-Bound Chiral Catalysts for Enantioselective Organic Transformations and High Activity Hydrous Oxide Nanoparticle Catalysts for the Water Oxidation Reaction
Host: P. Jessop

November 27th
Speaker: Christian Pellerin - Université de Montréal
Title: Shining Light on Materials: Spectroscopy of Nanofibers and Photoactive Materials
Host: J-M. Nunzi

December 2015

December 4th
McRae Lecture
Speaker: David MacMillan - Princeton University
Title: The Development of New Photoredox Reactions
Host: C. Crudden

December 11th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Gurpaul Kochhar - PhD Student
Title: Differences in the Abilities to Mechanochemically Eliminate Reaction Barriers for Unimolecular and Bimolecular Reactions
Host: N. Mosey

December 18th
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January 2016

January 7th, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Dr. Guenther Scherer -Technische Universität München
Title: TUM CREATE – Electromobility in Tropical Megacities
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

January 8th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Dr. Ted Sargent - University of Toronto
Title: Chemistry of materials applied to energy conversion and storage
Host: C. Crudden

January 11th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Dr. Wai Kin Chan - The University of Hong Kong
Title: Design of Functional Molecules and Metal Containing Polymers For Optoelectronic Applications
Host: J-M. Nunzi

January 15th
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January 22nd
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Mark Raycroft - PhD Student
Title: Metal Ion-Promoted Leaving Group Assistance in the Alcoholysis of Tertiary Benzamides
Host: S. Brown - Supervisor

January 29th
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February 2016

February 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Daniel Pelaez - Université de Lille
Title: The Singular-Value Decomposition Multigrid POTFIT (SVD-MGPF) algorithm
Host: T. Carrington

February 5th
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February 8th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Jason Benedict - University at Buffalo
Title: Watching crystals work: Structural dynamics of metal-organic frameworks
Host: K. Stamplecoskie

February 12th
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February 16th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Seán Barry - Carleton University
Title: Making Gold into...Gold: the New Alchemy
Host: C. Crudden

February 19th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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February 26th
Speaker: Dr. Henry Pauls - University Health Network
Title: The Discovery of Novel Kinase Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Agents
Host: V. Snieckus

March 2016

March 4th
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Lisa McElwee-White - University of Florida
Title: A Physical Organic Chemist's Approach to Precursors for the Deposition of Inorganic Nanostructures
Host: M. Baird

March 9th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in CHE213
CREATE Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Sabeth Verpoorte - University of Groningen
Title: Organ-on-a-Chip: An Analytical Chemist's Perspective
Host: C. Crudden

March 11th
Speaker: Eva Zurek - University at Buffalo
Title: Chemistry Under Pressure
Host: D. Zechel

March 14th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Stephen Holmes - University of Missouri-St. Louis
Title: Structure-Property Studies in Bistable Cyanometalates
Host: C. Crudden

March 18th
Speaker: Michael Serpe - University of Alberta
Title: Stimuli-Responsive Polymer-Based Sensors, Muscles, and Drug Delivery Platforms
Host: P. Loock

March 25th (Good Friday - No Seminar)
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March 31st, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in CHE211
Speaker: Dr. Karen Waldron - Université de Montréal
Title: Detecting counterfeit and illegal drugs by rapid non-targeted LC-MS
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 2016

April 1st
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Lacey Reid - PhD Student
Title: Axially chiral dopants and tropos ligands: Toward functional, chiral periodic mesoporous organosilicas
Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

April 8th
Speaker: Dmitri Babikov - Marquette University
Title: Recent Advanced in Development and Applications of the Mixed Quantum/Classical Theory for Molecular Collisions
Host: T. Carrington

April 13th
CREATE Lecture
Speaker: Thomas Bürgi - University of Geneva
Title: Chirality of nanoscale gold particles and clusters
Host: C. Crudden

April 15th
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski - Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals
Host: G. Liu

April 22nd
Speaker: Zhifeng Ding - University of Western Ontario
Title: Insight into Electrochemiluminescence of Nanocrystals and Clusters
Host: S. Wang

April 29th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Nakkiran Arulmozhi - PhD Student
Title: Stability of Platinum Spherical Single Crystal Electrode: Electro-Oxidation and Potential Cycling Studies in Aqueous Acidic Media
Host: G. Jerkiewicz - Supervisor

Speaker: Jutae Kim - PhD Student
Title: Advances in the Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Nanobalance for Research in Pt Electrocatalysis
Host: G. Jerkiewicz - Supervisor

May 2016

May 6th
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May 13th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Yu Wang - PhD Student
Title: Block Copolymers Containing A Low-Surface-Energy Block and Their Applications
Host: G. Liu - Supervisor

May 20th
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May 24th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Sergei Manzhos - National University of Singapore
Title: Ab initio modeling of organic and biomolecule - oxide surfaces: qualitative difference between small and big and the good and the bad of density functional tight binding
Host: T. Carrington

May 27th
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June 2016

June 2nd
Speaker: Dr. Jasvinder S. Obhi - L-Spark, TiE Ottawa and TiECon Canada
Title: How science guided my journey to entrepreneurship
Host: J-M. Nunzi

June 3rd, 4:15 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Dr. Jin Zhu - Institute of Materials Technology in Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title: Research Progress on Bio-based Polymers at NIMTE
Host: G. Liu

June 10th
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June 16th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Andreas Stein - University of Minnesota
Title: Porous and Nanostructured Electrodes for Energy Storage Devices
Host: C. Crudden

June 17th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Ben Turnbull - PhD Student
Title: Rhodium-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution Reactions with Nitrile-Stabilized Carbanions: Construction of Acyclic Quaternary Stereocenters
Host: A. Evans - Supervisor

June 22nd, 10:00 a.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Daniel Shore & Steve McKerrall - Genentech
Title: Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry @ Genentech Small Molecule Drug Discovery
Host: A. Ross

June 24th
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June 27th
Speaker: Massimo Marcaccio - Universita' di Bologna
Title: Electrochemical Generation of Graphen-like Structures from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Host: J.M. Nunzi

July 2016

July 1st (Canada Day - No Seminar)
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July 8th
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July 15th
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July 22nd
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July 26th, 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Chong Cheng - University at Buffalo
Title: Polymeric Nanocapsules via Emulsions: Challenges and Strategies
Host: G. Liu

July 29th
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August 2016

August 5th
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August 8th, 9:00 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Hiroshi Nakazawa - Osaka City University
Title: Selective Strong Bond Cleavage Catalyzed by Transition Metal Complexes
Host: P. Jessop

August 8th, 2:00 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: James Donaldson - University of Toronto
Title: Heterogeneous (photo)chemistry of nitrate anion
Host: P. Loock

August 9th, 11:00 a.m.
Speaker: Darren Derksen - University of Calgary
Title: Natural Products as Inspiration for Novel Therapeutics - Opportunities and Challenges
Host: D. Zechel

August 12th
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August 17th, 1:30 p.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Vasile Catrinel Gradinaru - Seminar fuer Angewandte Mathematik
Title: Long time integration of the Schrödinger equation via semiclassical propagations in the phase-space
Host: T. Carrington

August 19th
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August 26th
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2014-2015 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2014 | Oct 2014 | Nov 2014 | Dec 2014 | Jan 2015 | Feb 2015
Mar 2015 | Apr 2015 | May 2015 | Jun 2015 | Jul 2015 | Aug 2015

September 2014

September 5th - 11 AM in CHE117
Speaker: Françoise Sauriol - Queen's University
Title: Assigning molecules with 2D-NMR: Static and dynamic aspects
Host: D. Zechel

September 12th
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Robert Waymouth - Stanford University
Title: Challenges in the Selective Transformation of Biomass to Useful Chemical Intermediates and Materials
Host: P. Jessop

September 19th
Speaker: Dongling Ma - Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Title: Nanostructures: Rational Design for Energy-related Applications
Host: A. Petitjean

September 26th
Speaker: Chris Braddock - Imperial College, London
Title: Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as inspired by their Probable Biogenesis
Host: A. Evans

October 2014

October 2nd - 11:30 AM in CHE 211
Speaker: Ernst Peter Kündig - Université de Genève, Switzerland
Title: Asymmetric Pd-NHC* Catalyzed C(sp3)-H Activation
Host: C. Crudden / V. Snieckus

October 3rd
Create Lecture
Speaker: Chris Baddeley - University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Title: Constructing Chiral Architectures at Surfaces
Host: H. Horton

October 10th
Speaker: Holger Braunschweig - Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Würzburg, Germany
Title: Cyclic and Acyclic Boron-based Chromophores: Highly Unusual Donor-Acceptor Systems
Host: S. Wang

October 17th - Seminar has been rescheduled to January 16th 2015
Speaker: Daniel Armstrong - University of Texas at Arlington
Title: Seminar Rescheduled due to QCIC Meeting
Host: R. Oleschuk

October 24th
Speaker: James Green - Windsor University
Title: Alkyne-CO2(CO)6 Complexes in Umpolung Synthesis and Medium Ring Synthesis
Host: V. Snieckus

October 31th
Speaker: Eric Rivard - University of Alberta
Title: Metallacycle Transfer as an Efficient Route to Light-emitting Materials
Host: S. Wang

November 2014

November 7th
Speaker: Ewa Dabek-Zlotorzynska - Environment Canada
Title: Characterization of Particulate Matter in Support of Air Quality Programs: A Canadian Perspective
Host: D. Beauchemin

November 14th
Speaker: François Lagugné-Labarthet - Western University
Title: Plasmonics for high spatial resolution and high sensitivity optical measurements
Host: J-M. Nunzi

November 21st
Speaker: Bruce Arndtsen - McGill University
Title: Energy Efficient Catalysis: Developing New Classes of Palladium Catalyzed Coupling and Multicomponent Reactions
Host: M. Baird

November 28th
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December 2014

December 5th
PhD Deparmental Seminars
Speaker: Eric Keske - PhD Student
Title: Rhodium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Boron
Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

December 12th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Hannu Häkkinen - Nano Science Centre, Jyväskylä, Finland
Title: Chiroptical Properties of Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoclusters
Host: C. Crudden

December 19th
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January 2015

January 9th
Speaker: Toshiaki Murai - Gifu University
Title: Thioamides: A Platform for New Reactions and Functional Molecules
Host: C. Crudden

January 16th - CANCELLED
Speaker: Daniel Armstrong - University of Texas at Arlington
Title:
Host: R. Oleschuk

January 23rd
Speaker: David Perry - University of Akron, Ohio
Title: Molecular Spectroscopy: From Small Molecules to Conjugated Polymers to Archaeology
Host: T. Carrington

January 28th - 1:30 PM in CHE117
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Thomas Kraft - PhD Student
Title: Ternary Blends for Colour Tuned Organic Solar Cells
Host: J-M. Nunzi - Supervisor

January 30th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Timothy Swager - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Molecular Electronics for Chemical Sensors
Host: V. Snieckus

February 2015

February 6th
Speaker: Gilbert Walker - University of Toronto
Title: Creating Nanophotonic Materials and Devices: From Membranome Biosensors to 1D Infrared Energy Transport in Boron Nitride
Host: G. Liu

February 13th
Speaker: Carlos Escobedo - Queen's University, Department of Chemical Engineering
Title: Integrated Microsystems for Biological and Biomedical Applications
Host: J-M. Nunzi

February 20th
Speaker: Arturo Orellana - York University
Title: Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions Using Strained Tertiary Alcohols
Host: D. Zechel

February 27th - CANCELLED
Speaker: Gabriele Schatte - Queen's University
Title:
Host: D. Zechel

March 2015

March 6th
Synlett and Synthesis Lectureships
Speaker: Costa Metallinos - Brock University
Title: Unusual N-Heterocycles in Chiral Reagent Design
Host: V. Snieckus and A. Evans

Speaker: Thomas Hudlicky - Brock University
Title: Recent progress in chemoenzymatic synthesis of natural and unnatural products: Amaryllidaceae and morphine alkaloids, opiate-derived pharmaceutical agents, and other targets of interest
Host: V. Snieckus and A. Evans

March 10th - 10:30 AM in Chernoff Auditorium
Speaker: Niko Granqvist - BioNavis, Finland
Title: MP-SPR - new optical characterization method for molecular interaction and ultra thin films
Host: C. Crudden

March 13th
Speaker: Jay Switzer - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Title: Electrodeposition of Thin Films and Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

March 18th - 2 PM in CHE211
Speaker: Robert Cook - Louisiana State University
Title: Using Nanometer to Kilometer Scale Platforms as Stages to Understand "Real World" Natural Organic Material (NOM) Processes
Host: G. Liu

March 20th - CANCELLED
Speaker: Kevin Bateman - Merck Frost, New Jersey
Title:
Host: R. Oleschuk

March 27th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Lili Mats - PhD Student
Title: Fluorinated Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Digital Microfluidic Devices with Electrowetting on Dielectric and Magnetic Actuation
Host: R. Oleschuk - Supervisor

Speaker: Tamara de Winter - PhD Student
Title: Asymmetric Homogeneous Hydrogenation Mediated Through Carboxylic Acid and Carbamic Acid Metal-Binding Functional Groups
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

April 2015

April 3rd (Good Friday - No Seminar)
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April 8th
Speaker: Aleksandra Djurisic - University of Hong Kong
Title: Defects in metal oxide nanostructures: effect on the properties and practical applications
Host: J-M. Nunzi

April 9th - 10:30 AM in CHE117
Speaker: Stefan Knoppe - KU Leuven, Belgium
Title: Stereochemistry of Ultrasmall Gold Nanoparticles
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 10th
Speaker: Edward Valeev - Virginia Tech
Title: Predictive Quantum Chemistry for Hundreds of Atoms: Why, How, and When
Host:T. Carrington

April 16th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Emmanuel Lacote - Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles
Title: Organic Chemistry of Inorganic Molecules: Organopolyoxometalates and NHC-boranes
Host:C. Crudden

April 17th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Stephen Walker - PhD Student
Title: Condensed Phase Photodynamics of Nitrogen Dioxide Using Velocity Map Imaging
Host: H-P. Loock - Supervisor

Speaker: Gillian Mackey - PhD Student
Title: Waterborne Pathogen Detection:Using ELISA in Combination with Solid Phase Microextraction in Modified Polysiloxanes
Host: S. Brown - Supervisor

Speaker: John Saunders - PhD Student
Title: Measuring Chemical Uptake in Thin Films for the Development of Refractive Index Sensors
Host: H-P. Loock - Supervisor

April 20th - 10:30 AM in CHE117
Speaker: Stefania Impellizzeri - University of Ottawa
Title: Single-Molecule Switches for Fluorescence Microscopy
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 22nd - 10:30 AM in CHE117
Speaker: Kevin Stamplecoskie - University of Notre Dame
Title: Utilizing the Unique Optical Properties of Metal Nanomaterials
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 24th
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Graham Cooks - Purdue University
Title: Medical Diagnostics, Organic Synthesis and Materials Fabrication using Mass Spectrometry
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 29th - 10:30 AM in CHE117
Speaker: Yi Ren - Princeton University
Title: Molecular Engineering of Heteroatom-Containing π-Conjugated Materials
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 29th - 2 PM in CHE117
Speaker: Tom Rovis - Colorado State University
Title: From Conventional Ligands to Engineered Enzymes: Rh(III) Catalysis for C-H Activation
Host: C. Crudden

May 2015

May 1st
Speaker: Jeffrey Giacomin - Queen's University
Title: Advances in Large-Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow of Polymeric Liquids
Host: J-M. Nunzi

May 8th - Seminar has been rescheduled to December 4th 2015
McRae Lecture
Speaker: David MacMillian - Princeton University
Title:
Host: C. Crudden

May 15th
Speaker: Gary Molander - University of Pennsylvania
Title: A Novel Mechanistic Paradigm for Cross-Coupling
Host: A. Evans

May 22nd

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May 28th - 10 AM in CHE211
Speaker: Peter Budzelaar - University of Manitoba
Title: Aspects of stereocontrol in α-olefin polymerization
Host: M. Baird

May 29th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Daniela Negru - PhD Student
Title: Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed [(3+2)+1] and [(3+2)+2] Carbocyclization Reactions of Alkylidenecyclopropanes (APCs) with Carbon Monoxide and Allenes
Host: A. Evans - Supervisor

Speaker: Matthew Thompson - PhD Student
Title: Tuning the Mesogenic Properties of 5-Alkoxy-2-(4-alkoxyphenyl)pyrimidine Liquid Crystals: The Effect of Fluoro-Substituted Phenoxy End-Groups
Host: R. Lemieux - Supervisor

June 2015

June 5th
Speaker: Jiaxi Wang - Queen's University
Title: Applications of Orbitrap Velos Pro in Proteins and Small Molecules
Host: R. Oleschuk

June 17th - 11 AM in CHE117
Speaker: Ben Zhong Tang - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Title: Aggregation-Induced Emission: Photophysical Processes, Working Mechanisms, and High-Tech Applications
Host: G. Liu

June 19th
Speaker: Germano Tremiliosi-Filho - University of Sao Paulo
Title: Glycerol Electrooxidation: A Way to Produce Value-added Chemicals
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

June 26th
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July 2015

July 3rd
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July 10th
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July 17th
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July 21st - in CHE202
Speaker: Dominic Rochefort - Université de Montréal
Title: Electroactive Ionic Liquids in Energy Storage Devices
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

July 24th
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July 31st
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August 2015

August 7th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Yufei Li - PhD Student
Title: Synthesis, Characterization and Fluoride Binding Property Study of Phosphine-Containing Triarylborane Donor-Acceptor Compound
Host: S. Wang - Supervisor

August 14th
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August 21st
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August 28th
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2013-2014 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2013 | Oct 2013 | Nov 2013 | Dec 2013 | Jan 2014 | Feb 2014
Mar 2014 | Apr 2014 | May 2014 | Jun 2014 | Jul 2014 | Aug 2014

September 2013

September 3rd
Speaker: Bastien Castagner - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurck, Switzerland
Title: Inhibition of Bacterial Toxins - How to Trick a Toxin
Host: N. Cann

September 13th
Speaker: Stephan Eichhorn - University of Windsor
Title: Columnar Mesophases of Discotic Molescules as Organic Semiconductors - Progress, Limitations, and New Directions
Host: J-M. Nunzi

September 20th
Speaker:Andrew Weller - Oxford University
Title: Organometallic Reaction Chemistry (and Catalysis) in the Solid-State
Host: C. Crudden

September 27th - CANCELLED
Speaker: George Christou - University of Florida
Title:
Host: A. Evans

October 2013

October 4th
Speaker: Cassandra Fraser - University of Virginia
Title: Luminescent Boron Biomaterials for Oxygen Sensing and Imaging
Host: S. Wang

October 11th
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Curtis Paul Berlinguette - University of British Columbia
Title: Towards Green Solar Power: Converting Sunlight into Electricity and Fuels
Host: P. Jessop

October 18th - NO SEMINAR (QCIC)
Speaker:
Title:
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October 25th
Speaker: Richard St. Louis - Université du Québec à Rimouski
Title: Of Sharks and Men: the Halogen Connection
Host: D. Beauchemin

November 2013

November 1st
Speaker: David Sherman - Life Sciences Institute, Ann Arbor
Title: Targets, Pathways, and [Legos] in Antibiotic Discovery: the Structure and Rearrangements of a Complete Polyketide Synthase Module During its Catalytic Cycle
Host: D. Zechel

November 8th
Speaker: Janine Mauzeroll - McGill University
Title: Monitoring Magnesium Cation and Hydrogen Release Dynamics During Magnesium Alloy Corrosion Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

November 15th
Speaker: Adrien Coté - Research Centre of Canada
Title: Structured Organic Films (SOFs)
Host: N. Mosey

November 19th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Jeanne Crassous - Institute des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes at Unversité de Rennes
Title: Molecular Engineering of Helicenes Using Organometallic Chemistry
Host: J-M. Nunzi

November 22nd - CANCELLED
Speaker: Aicheng Chen - Lakehead University
Title:
Host: D. Zechel

November 22nd
Speaker: Germano Tremiliosi-Filho - Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos at University of São Paulo, Brazil
Title: Electrocatalysis of Biofuels: A Challenging Interfacial Phenomenon
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

November 29th
Speaker: Paul Ragogna - Western University
Title: Fun with Phosphorus: From Unusual Structures to the Reversible Activation of P4
Host: S. Wang

December 2013

December 6th
Speaker: Andrew Woolley - University of Toronto
Title: Light-Switchable Small Molecules and Proteins for Manipulating Biological Systems
Host: D. Zechel

December 13th - RESCEHDULED
Speaker: Chris Wilds - Concordia University
Title:
Host: A. Petitjean

December 20th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Hanna Omrani - PhD Student
Title: Assessment of the Oxidative Stability of Lubricant Oil Using Fiber-Coupled Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix Spectroscopy
Host: H-P. Loock - Supervisor

January 2014

January 10th
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Guy Lloyd-Jones - University of Edinburgh
Title: Cats and Dogma
Host: Stan Brown

January 17th
Speaker: Darrin Pochan - University of Delaware
Title: Nanostructure and Material Construction through Peptide or Block Copolymer Solution Assembly
Host: G. Liu

January 23rd
Speaker: Marty Burke - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Title: Making Molecular Prosthetics with a Small Molecule Synthesizer
Host: C. Crudden

January 31th
Speaker: Mark Tuckerman - New York University
Title: Understanding the Mechanisms of Proton Transport in Hydrogen Bonded Media from First-Principle Molecular Dynamic
Host: N. Mosey

February 2014

February 7th
Speaker: Zoltan Mester - National Research Council
Title: From Organo-Selenium to Selenium Nanoparticles: Mapping Se Metabolic Pathway in Yeast Using Mass and X-Ray Spectroscopy
Host: D. Beauchemin

February 14th
Speaker: Chris Wilds - Concordia University
Title: Investigation of the Substrate Range of O6-Alkylguanine-DNA Alkyltransferases Using Chemically Modified Oligonucleotides and the Properties of Parallel Stranded Adenosine Duplexes
Host: A. Petitjean

February 21st
Speaker: Bill Poirier - Tech University
Title: Quantum Dynamics of Hydrogen Interacting Exohedrally with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Host: T. Carrington

February 28th
Speaker: Dwight Seferos - University of Toronto
Title: Selenophenes and Tellurophenes: Molecules, Polymers, Nanostructures, and Energy Materials
Host: G. Liu

March 2014

March 7th
Speaker: Scott Hartley - Miami University
Title: o-Phenylenes: Foldamers and Precursors to Board-Like Liquid Crystals
Host: B. Lemieux

March 14th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Weitao Yang - Duke University
Title: The Wonders of Electron Density: From Half an Electron to Noncovalent Interactions of Biomolecular Complexes
Host: T. Carrington

March 21st
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Andrew Holmes - University of Melbourne
Title: Organic Electronic Materials: A License to Print Money
Host: A. Evans

March 28th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Alexandre Dunlop-Briere - PhD Student
Title: Rare Intermediates of d0 Metallocene Catalyzed α-Olefin Polymerization and their Odd Properties.
Host: M. Baird - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Mohammad Hanif - PhD Student
Title: Hanif: XPS and Wagner Plot Analysis of Model Heterogeneous Pd-Catalysts and Pd-Nanoparticles
Host: H. Horton - Supervisor

April 2014

April 4th
Speaker: Arindam Chakraborty - Syracuse University
Title: Investigation of Electron-Hole Interaction in Nanoparticles Using Explicitly Correlated Wavefunction Based Methods
Host: T. Carrington

April 8th
Speaker: Zhongxin Zhou - Gilead Pharmaceuticals
Title: A Race for Cure: Development of Medicines that Transform the Landscape of HCV Therapy
Host: C. Crudden

April 9th
Speaker: Céline Guéguen - Trent University
Title: Analysis of Natural Nanoparticles by Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation
Host: H-P. Loock

April 10th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Farhad Kaveh - PhD Student
Title: Solid Sampling ETV-ICP-OES to Study the Distribution of Elements in Soil Samples so as to Ultimately Locate Undercover Ore Deposits
Host: D. Beauchemin - Supervisor

April 11th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Yueqiao Fu - PhD Student
Title: Fabrication of Polymer Micro-Nozzle Array on Mircostructured Fibers for Multiple Electrospray Ionization
Host: R. Oleschuk - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Yoseif Makonnen - PhD Student
Title: San Argon-Nitrogen-Hydrogen Mixed-Gas Plasma as a Robust Ionization Source for Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) and Investigation of a Measure of Robustness
Host: D. Beauchemin - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Yingli Rao - PhD Student
Title: The Hidden Chameleon: Photochemistry of Organoboron Compounds
Host: S. Wang - Supervisor

April 18th - NO SEMINAR (Good Friday)
Speaker:
Title:
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April 25th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Migel Garcia-Garibay - University of California at Los Angeles
Title: Engineering Reactions in Crystalline Solids: From Molecular Information to Solid State Reactivity
Host: C. Crudden

May 2014

May 2nd
Speaker: Pawel Kulesza - Warsaw University
Title:Importance of Specific Interactions Between Noble Metal and Metal Oxide Nanostructures in Efficient Electro(photo) Catalysis
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

May 16th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Xunjie Xu - University of Alberta
Title: Rotational and Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy of Chirality, Chirality Recognition, and Chirality Transfer
Host: C. Crudden

June 2014

June 20th
Speaker: Michael Ingleson - University of Manchester
Title: Cationic Main Group Lewis Acids in Synthesis: From the Formation of Fused Organic Materials to Catalytic Sigma Bond Activation and Back
Host: S. Wang

June 27th
Speaker: Harald G. L. Schwefel - Max-Plank Institute for the Science of Light/University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Title: Non-linear optics and sensing with Crystalline Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators
Host: H-P Loock

July 2014

July 4th - 10 AM in CHE202
Speaker: Lionel Delaude - University of Liege
Title: Synthesis, Properties and Organocatalytic Applications of Stable Zwitterions Derived from H-Heterocyclic Carbenes
Host: C. Crudden

July 4th - 11:30 AM in CHE202
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Kourosh Purdaviae - PhD Student
Title: Synthesis of the Phosphonium-1-indenylide (PHIN) Ligands 1-C9H6PMePh2, and 4,7-dimethly-1-C9H6PMePh2 and of the Corresponding Iridium and Rhodium Complexes [Ir(η4-C8H12)(η5-PHIN)]BF4 and [Rh(η4-C8H12)(η5-PHIN)]BF4
Host: M. Baird - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Ashish Sarker - PhD Student
Title: Binding characterization of organic microcontaminants to CTABr micelles to predict micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration treatment of wastewater
Host: S. Brown - Supervisor

July 4th - 1:30 PM in CHE202
Speaker: Martin Prechtl - University of Cologne
Title: From salty predators and creators to surface modifiers: ionic liquids as reducing agents towards nanoparticle catalysts
Host: P. Jessop

July 14th
Speaker: Naoto Chatani - Osaka University
Title: Direct Functionalization of C-H Bonds Utilizing New Chelation System
Host: C. Crudden

August 2014

August 8th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Sogol Borjian Borojeni - PhD Student
Title: Study on the Efficiency of Pd(η3-1-PhC3H4)(η5-C5H5) as a Precursor for Buchwald-Hartwig Amination Reactions
Host: M. Baird - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Yoshihisa Furuya - PhD Student
Title: Influence of the Electrolyte Composition on Pt Electro-dissolution in Acidic Media
Host: G. Jerkiewicz - Supervisor

August 14th - 3:30 PM in CHE202
Speaker: Hannu Hakkinen - Nano Science Centre, Jyvlskyla, Finland
Title: Gold and silver in nanoscale, dispersed by ligands to molecular precision
Host: C. Crudden

August 15th - 11:30 AM in CHE202
Speaker: Zachary Hudson - University of Bristol
Title: From Nanopixels to Nanospears: Living Self-Assembly of Tailored Micelle Architectures
Host: S. Wang

August 18th - 11:30 AM in CHE202
Speaker: Shigeru Yamago - Institute of Chemical Research, Kyoto University
Title: Organic Synthesis Leading to New Materials
Host: C. Crudden

August 21th - 3:00 PM in CHE202
Speaker: Al-Amin Dhirani - University of Toronto
Title: From pre-fabricated nano building blocks to macroscopic materials: designing exotic electronic phenomena from the bottom up
Host: G. Liu

August 22th - 11:30 AM in CHE202
Speaker: Vassili Karanassios - University of Waterloo
Title: Taking part of the lab to the sample for chemical analysis on-site
Host: D. Beauchemin

2012-2013 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2012 | Oct 2012 | Nov 2012 | Dec 2012 | Jan 2013 | Feb 2013
Mar 2013 | Apr 2013 | May 2013 | Jun 2013 | Jul 2013 | Aug 2013

September 2012

September 14th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Klaus Bescherer - PhD Student
Title: Cavity ring-down spectroscopy using liquid core waveguides
Host: H-P. Loock - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Vanessa Little - PhD Student
Title: Towards a thermally regenerative fuel cell system for vehicular applications
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Alaina Boyd - PhD Student
Title: Switchable solvents for the extraction of bio-oils from microalgae
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

September 21st
Speaker: Peter Tieleman - University of Calgary
Title: Lipids on the move: computer simulations of pores, stalks, and curves
Host: N. Cann

September 25th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Mitsuo Sawamoto - Kyoto University
Title: Precision radical polymerization for precision functional polymers
Host: C. Crudden

September 28th
Speaker: Alex Adronov - McMaster University
Title: Complexes of single-walled carbon nanotubes with conjugated polymers: properties and applications
Host: J-M. Nunzi

October 2012

October 5th
Speaker: Byron Gates - Simon Fraser University
Title: Inhibiting corrosion of functional nanostructured materials
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

October 19th - NO SEMINAR (QCIC)
Speaker:
Title:
Host:

October 26th
Speaker: Frank Raushel - Texas A&M University
Title: Prospecting for new enzymes: The C-P lyase complex
Host: D. Zechel

November 2012

November 2nd
Speaker: Shih Yuan Liu - University of Oregon
Title: Recent advances in azaborine chemistry
Host: S. Wang

November 9th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Nan Wang - PhD Student
Title: Impact of metal acetylides on photoisomerization of an N^C-chelate organoboron compound
Host: S. Wang - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Xiaoyu Li - PhD Student
Title: Morphological transitions of an ABC triblock copolymer containing a liquid crystalline block
Host: G. Liu - Supervisor

November 16th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Mohammad Ashtari - PhD Student
Title: Enantio-selective mechanism of the poly-proline chiral stationary phase: a molecular dynamics study
Host: N. Cann - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Parisa Akhshi - PhD Student
Title: Molecular dynamics simulation studies of ion transport in G-quadruplex DNA channels
Host: G. Wu - Supervisor

November 23rd
Speaker: Martin Albrecht - University College Dublin
Title: Variation on a theme: (catalytic) opportunities from less normal N-herterocyclic carbenes
Host: C. Crudden

November 30th
Speaker: Robert Schurko - University of Windsor
Title: NMR across the periodic table - seeing the "invisible" nucleus
Host: G. Wu

January 2013

January 11th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Muhammad Rabnawaz - PhD Student
Title: Design, synthesis and applications of multiple stimulable and multi-responsive block co-polymers by atom transfer radical polymerization
Host: G. Liu - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Kevin Fowler - PhD Student
Title: The synthesis of chiral ruthenium phosphonium indenylide complexes
Host: M. Baird - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Andrew W. Fraser - PhD Student
Title: Pd(η3-1-Ph-C3H4(η5-C5H5) as preferred precatalyst for cross-coupling reactions catalyzed by bis-phosphine pallasium (0) compounds
Host: M. Baird - Supervisor

January 18th - CANCELLED
Speaker: Cassandra Fraser - University of Virginia
Title:
Host: S. Wang

January 25th
Speaker: Robert Morris - University of Toronto
Title: Designing efficient hydrogenation catalysts for greener chemical processes
Host: P. Jessop

January 30th
Speaker: Nicolai Cramer - New York University
Title: Teaching enantioselectivity to C-H bond functionalizations
Host: A. Evans

February 2013

February 1st
Speaker: J. Scott McIndoe - University of Victoria
Title: Mass spectrometry-led catalyst discover
Host: M. Baird

February 8th
Speaker: Ken Maly - Wilfred Laurier University
Title: Synthesis and self-assembly of novel aromatic compounds: controlling molecular organization
Host: R. Lemieux

February 15th
Speaker: Pierre Kennepohl - University of British Columbia
Title: A new perspective on metal dioxygen chemistry: is O2 reduction required for metal-binding?
Host: C. Crudden

February 22nd
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Trisha Ang - PhD Student
Title: The reactivity of carbon dioxide and carbon disulfide with nitrogen compounds
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Fern McSorley - PhD Student
Title: New insights into enzyme mechanisms for cleaving carbon-phosphorus bonds
Host: D. Zechel - Supervisor

March 2013

March 1st
Speaker: Shigenori Mitsushima - Yokohama National University
Title: Non-precious metal oxide electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

March 8th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Jiasheng Lu - PhD Student
Title: N^N- and N^C-chalate four-coordinate organoboron compounds: synthesis, properties and applications
Host: S. Wang - Supervisors

 

Speaker: Heng Hu - PhD Student
Title: Nano-capsules with pH-gated channels from double-assemble strategy of μ-BCE miktoarm polymers
Host: G. Liu - Supervisor

March 15th
Speaker: David Emslie - McMaster University
Title: Extremely rigid pincer ligands in electropositive metal chemistry: from actinide organometallic and redox chemistry to alkali metal-alkane interactions
Host: S. Wang

March 22nd
Speaker: Don Forsyth - Bureau of Chemical Safety Health Canada
Title: Role and activities of the food research division
Host:D. Beauchemin

March 29th - NO SEMINAR (Good Friday)
Speaker:
Title:
Host:

April 2013

April 12th
Speaker: Matthais Wagner - Gothe Universitat
Title: Extended boron-doped π-systems: hard to get bet worth the effort
Host: S. Wang

April 19th
Speaker: Milton Lee - Brigham Young University
Title: Organic monolithic stationary phases for capillary liquid chromatography
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 26th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: David Milstein - Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: Design and application of metal-catalyzed reactions for sustainable chemistry
Host: M. Baird

May 2013

May 2nd
Speaker: Daryl Allen - Materia Inc.
Title: Development of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts for commercial applications: bridging the gap from academia to industry
Host: C. Crudden

May 16th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Julia van Drunen - PhD Student
Title: Characterization and modification of Ni-based foam materials for applications in electrocatalysis
Host: G. Jerkiewicz - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Alyza Azmi - PhD Student
Title: Hydroxyphenol interactions with iron oxide colloids by chemical force spectrometry
Host: H. Horton - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Zhenpo Xu - PhD Student
Title: Development of fluorous solid-phase extraction (FSPE) on a microchip and it's application to proteomics
Host: R. Oleschuk - Supervisor

May 17th
Speaker: R.B. Gerber - University of California
Title: Unraveling properties of biological molecules by first-principles spectroscopic calculations
Host: T. Carringon

May 21th
Speaker: Jochen Friedl - TUM CREATE Centre for Electromobility/Technical University of Munich
Title: Advanced materials for redox flow bateries
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

May 24th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Qingxiang Song - PhD Student
Title: Developing a design strategy for 'de Vries-like' liquid crystals: tuning the frustration between SmA- and SmC-promoting elements
Host: R. Lemieux - Supervisor

June 2013

June 11th
Speaker: Jeff Debrabander - University of Texas, Southwestern
Title: Natural products: an opportunity for discovery
Host: V. Snieckus

June 21th
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Guy Bertrand - University of California San Diego
Title: Stable carbenes and related species: powerful tools in organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry
Host: Graduate Students

July 2013

July 5th
Speaker: Steve Baranton - University of Poitiers
Title: Development of catalysts for the electrochemical valorisation of glycerol
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

July 22th
Speaker: Kock-Yee Law - Xerox
Title: Super-oleophobic surfaces
Host: G. Liu

August 2013

August 14th
Speaker: Eugenio Vazquez - CIQUS, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Title: From luminescent molecular probes to cellular stains
Host: N. Cann

PhD Departmental Seminars
August 23th - in CHE202
Speaker: Mona Gamal El-din - Grad Student
Title: Host-guest complexes of Cucurbit[7]uril with catonic drugs and amino acid derivatives
Host: D. Macartney - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Andrew J. Fraser - Grad Student
Title: The host-guest chemistry of Cucurbit[7]uril and substituted acridizinium cationic guests
Host: D. Macartney - Supervisor

 

August 27th - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Avena Ross - SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography, University of California in San Diego
Title: Bacterially-derived peptide natural products: synthetic and biosynthetic approaches to generating structural diversity
Host: N. Cann

August 29th - 10:30 AM
Speaker: John Pezacki - National Research Council of Canada
Title: From nitrone cyclooctyne cycloadditions to activity-based protein probes: chemical tools to study living systems
Host: N. Cann

2011-2012 Seminar Schedule

September 2011

September 1st
Speaker: Tom Autrey - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington
Title: H2 activation by Lewis acid Lewis base molecular complexes: from hydrogen storage to molecular catalysis
Host: C. Crudden

September 8th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Michinori Suginome - Kyoto University
Title: Catalytic asymmetric synthesis using chirality-switchable helical polymer as a chiral ligang
Host: C. Crudden

September 16th
Speaker: Xiaosong Wang - Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo
Title: Sequential self-assembly of block copolymers with small molecules, metal atoms or metal ions for functional hybrid nano-colloids
Host: G. Liu

September 16th
Speaker: Shigehiro Yamaguichi - Nagoya University
Title: Fused polycyclic π-conjugated skeletons with unusual electronic structures
Host: S. Wang

September 19th
Speaker: Paul Hayes - University of Lethbridge
Title: Toward rare earth imido complexes: a synthetic, kinetic, and mechanistic study
Host: S. Wang

September 22nd
Speaker: Derek Wilson - York University
Title: Protein folding intermediates: who are they? and what are they hiding?
Host: R.Oleschuk

September 23rd
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Jonathan Byer - PhD Student
Title: Are eels endangered because of chemical contamination?
Host: S. Brown - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Owen Clarkin - PhD Student
Title: Time-resolved imaging of purely valence electron dynamics during a chemical reaction
Host: D. Wardlaw - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Jason Hanthorn - PhD Student
Title: Synthesis, thermodynamic and kinetic studies of novel diarylamine antioxidants
Host: D. Pratt - Supervisor

September 30th
Speaker: Miguel Garcia-Garibay - University of California at Los Angeles
Title: Recent advances in the design and characterization of amphidynamic crystals and molecular machines
Host: R. Lemieux

October 2011

October 7th
Frost Lecture
Speaker: John Brown - Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford
Title: Challenges in catalysis; integrating mechanism and synthesis
Host: M. Baird

October 13th
Speaker: David Heldebrant - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Title: Industrial gas purifications using binding organic liquids (BOLs)
Host: P. Jessop

October 14th
Speaker: Luis Echegoyen - University of Texas
Title: Playing with buckyball maracas: interplay between the inside and outside properties of endohedral fullerenes
Host: R.S. Brown

October 17th
Speaker: Christophe Coutanceau - University of Poitiers
Title: Synthesis of platinum nanoparticles: effect on morphology, structure and electrocatalytic behaviour
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

October 21st
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Chris Maxwell - PhD Student
Title: Computational investigation into the mechanism of a palladacycle-catalyzed decomposition of phosphorothioate triesters in methanol
Host: R.S. Brown - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Katherine Groom - PhD Student
Title: Investigating the mechanism of regioselective oxidation in the biosynthesis of indolocarbazoles
Host: V. Snieckus/D. Zechel - Supervisors

 

Speaker: Qian Cui - PhD Student
Title: Understanding the origin of polar order in ferroelectric liquid crystals
Host: R. Lemieux - Supervisor

October 28th
Speaker: Javier Giorgi - University of Ottawa
Title: The effectiveness of defective oxides
Host: H. Horton

November 2011

November 4th
Speaker: Hicham Fenniri - University of Alberta
Title: From molecules to advanced functional materials via self-assembly
Host: A. Petitjean

November 11th
Speaker: Michael Heinekey - University of Washington
Title: The hydrogen economy: are we there yet?
Host: M. Baird

November 18th
Speaker: Alexandre Brolo - University of Victoria
Title: Metallic nanostructures and surface plasmon resonance
Host: S. Brown

November 25th
Speaker: Daniel Leznoff - Simon Fraser University
Title: Ancient metals in advanced materials: cyanide-based coordination polymers
Host: S. Wang

December 2011

December 2nd
Create Lecture
Speaker: Bart Kahr - New York University
Title: Twisted crystals
Host: C. Crudden

January 2012

January 6th
Speaker: J. Peter Guthrie - University of Western Ontario
Title: Recent applications of no barrier theory: thiolate addition to adehydes; hydrolysis of nitriles
Host: R.S. Brown

January 13th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Tomohiro Seki - Grad Student
Title: Enantioselective catalysis with chiral PMO materials
Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

 

Speaker: Darrell Dean - Grad Student
Title: Hydrogen fuel technologies for vehicular transportation
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

January 20th
Speaker: Ralph G. Nuzzo - University of Illinois
Title: Functional materials and enabling fabrication methods for high performance, lost-cost energy systems: photovoltaic energy conversion, electrochemical energy storage, and white light
Host: C. Crudden

January 27
Speaker: Mark Taylor - University of Toronto
Title: Noncovalent and reversible covalent interactions: fundamental studies and applications in catalysis
Host: C. Crudden

February 2012

February 3rd
Speaker: Sergiy Minko - Clarkson University
Title: Stimuli-responsive nanostructured materials: design and applications
Host: G. Liu

February 10th
Speaker: Marek Pruski - Iowa State University
Title: New strategies for improving sensitivity and resolution in solid-state NMR; applications to catalytic nanoscale materials, biomolecules and fossil fuels
Host: G. Wu

February 17th
Speaker: Olivier Lebel - Royal Military College of Canada
Title: Controlled chaos: hydrogen bonds made to enforce molecular disorder
Host: J-M. Nunzi

March 2012

March 2nd
Speaker: Raymond Kapral - University of Toronto
Title: Molecular machines and self-propelled nanomotors
Host: N. Mosey

March 9th
Speaker: Claude Dalpé - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Title: The application of the inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in the forensic world: examples from the RCMP forensic science and identification services
Host: G. Liu

March 22nd - 5:30 PM in CHEAUD
Public Jones Lecture
Speaker: Fraser Stoddart - Northwestern University
Title: Mingling art with science
Host: R.S. Brown

March 23rd
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Fraser Stoddart - Northwestern University
Title: Nanoporous carbohydrate metal-organic frameworks
Host: R.S. Brown

March 30th
Speaker: Ian Manners - University of Bristol
Title: Catalytic and self-assembly routes to soft materials based on main group elements or metals
Host: G. Liu

April 2012

April 20th
Speaker: Paul Bohn - University of Notre Dame
Title: Nanoplatform embedded reactions for enhanced chemical transformations (NanoPERfECT)
Host: R. Oleschuk

April 26th
Create Lecture
Speaker: Peter McBreen - Laval University
Title: Single-chiral-catalytic-site studies of the asymmetric hydrogeneration of ketones and ketoesters on Pt
Host: C. Crudden

April 27th
Speaker: Dennis Curran - University of Pittsburgh
Title: Radical, ionic and organometallic reactions of N-heterocyclic carbene boranes
Host: R.S. Brown

May 2012

May 7th - 10:30 AM in CHE117
Speaker: Soo Young Park - Seoul National University
Title: New strategies for fluorescence manipulation: intermolecular π-interaction issues
Host: S. Wang

May 11th
PhD Departmental Seminars
Speaker: Zachary Hudson - Grad Student
Title: Phosphorescent triarylboron compounds for optoelectronics
Host: S. Wang

 

Speaker: Sean Mercer - Grad Student
Title: Homogeneous catalyst recycling using switchable water
Host: P. Jessop

June 2012

June 8th
Speaker: Teko Wilhelmin Napporn - University of Poitiers
Title: Shape and size controlled gold nanoparticles: synthesis and electrochemical activities
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

June 15th - 2:00 PM in CHE202
Speaker: J.A. Gareth Williams - Durham University
Title: Lighting up the world with luminescent metal complexes: from organic LEDs to the inside of the living cell
Host: S. Wang

2010-2011 Seminar Schedule

September 2010

September 1st
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Mark Mohamad - PhD Student
Title: Cleavage of an RNA model catalyzed by functionalized dinuclear Zn(II) complexes: the benefits of H-bonding and hydrophobic substituents
Host: R.S. Brown - Supervisor

September 13th
Speaker: Neil Ravenscroft - University of Cape Town
Title: Academic research support for the development and licensure of a conjugate vaccine against bacterial meningitis
Host: H. Horton

September 17th
Speaker: Mark Green - New York University
Title: Unfinished business in chiral cooperativity
Host: R. Lemieux

September 24th
Speaker: Troy Wood - University of Buffalo
Title: Development and application of mass spectrometry in biomedicine
Host: R. Oleschuk

October 2010

October 1st
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Tobin Marks - Northwestern University
Title: Plastic solar cells
Host: S. Wang

October 8th
Speaker: Torsten Hegmann - University of Manitoba
Title: Modulating the properties of liquid crystals using nanoparticles as dopants
Host: R. Lemieux

October 18th
Speaker: Kazuhiko Shinohara - Nissan Motor Company, Japan
Title: Nissan's fuel cell activities
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

October 22nd
Speaker: John Brennan - McMaster University
Title: Printing sol-gel based materials for high-through put screening and biosensing applications
Host: R. Oleschuk

November 2010

November 5th
Speaker: Daniel Bélanger - Université de Québec à Montréal
Title: Chemical and electrochemical modification of surfaces: fundamentals and applications
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

October 8th
Speaker: Torsten Hegmann - University of Manitoba
Title: Modulating the properties of liquid crystals using nanoparticles as dopants
Host: R. Lemieux

October 8th
Speaker: Torsten Hegmann - University of Manitoba
Title: Modulating the properties of liquid crystals using nanoparticles as dopants
Host: R. Lemieux

PhD Departmental Seminars

October 8th
Speaker: Torsten Hegmann - University of Manitoba
Title: Modulating the properties of liquid crystals using nanoparticles as dopants
Host: R. Lemieux

 

Speaker: Torsten Hegmann - University of Manitoba
Title: Modulating the properties of liquid crystals using nanoparticles as dopants
Host: R. Lemieux

 

 

Speaker: Torsten Hegmann - University of Manitoba
Title: Modulating the properties of liquid crystals using nanoparticles as dopants
Host: R. Lemieux

 

 

Speaker: Torsten Hegmann - University of Manitoba
Title: Modulating the properties of liquid crystals using nanoparticles as dopants
Host: R. Lemieux

 

2009-2010 Seminar Schedule

August 2010

August 13st
Speaker: Datong Song - University of Toronto
Title: Catalysis in solution and in the channels of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)
Host: S. Wang