Departmental Seminar Series

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

 

2022-2023 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2022 | Oct 2022 | Nov 2022 | Dec 2022 | Jan 2023 | Feb 2023
Mar 2023 | Apr 2023 | May 2023 | Jun 2023 | Jul 2023 | Aug 2023

September 2022

September 9th
Speaker: Sami Khan - Simon Fraser University
Title: Innovating at Interfaces: Enhancing the Performance and Longevity of Sustainable Energy Systems
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

Abstract (PDF, 129 KB)

September 16th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Graham Beaton - PhD Student
Title: The Structure-Function Relationship and Applications of Noble Metal Nanomaterials
Host: K. Stamplecoskie - Supervisor

Abstract (PDF, 46 KB)

September 23rd
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Mai-Jan Tom - PhD Student
Title: Regioselective and Stereospecific Rhodium-Catalyzed Allylic Cyanomethylation: Construction of Acyclic b-Quaternary Stereogenic Nitriles
Host: A. Evans - Supervisor

Abstract (PDF, 218 KB)

September 30th
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Karen Wooley - Texas A&M University
Title: Natural Product-based Polymers that Address Health-Food-Energy-Water Challenges: Structural, topological and morphological diversities for sustainable, degradable polymers derived from carbohydrates
Host: C. Crudden

Abstract (PDF, 158 KB)

Russell Lecture Brochure (PDF, 341 KB)

October 2022

October 7th
Speaker: Michelle Boutilier - Graduate Assistant
Title: Grad Talks: Understanding Your Graduate Financials
Host: Department of Chemistry

Abstract (PDF, 429 KB)

October 14th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Sangeeth Das Kallullathil - PhD Student
Title: A tensor decomposition method for calculating vibrational spectra of molecules
Host: T. Carrington - Supervisor

Abstract (PDF, 50 KB)

Speaker: Derek Esau - PhD Student
Title: Controlled-Atmosphere Flame Fusion Growth and Preparation of Non-noble Transition Metal Crystal Electrodes for Electrochemical and Electrocatalysis Research
Host: G. Jerkiewicz - Supervisor

Abstract (PDF, 93 KB)

October 21st
Speaker: Caitlin Miron and Jeff Albert - X-Chem Montreal: Take the Lead
Title: Fast-Follower Design of CNS-Penetrant BRD4 Inhibitors and Asymmetric Synthesis of Potent CXCR7 Modulators
Host: A. Petitjean

Abstract (PDF, 60 KB)

October 27th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE117
Queen's Graduate Chemistry Symposium
Speaker: Samantha Michelle Gateman - The University of Western
Title: Understanding Corrosion using a Multiscale Electrochemical Approach
Host: QGCS

Abstract (PDF, 60 KB)

October 28th
Walter A. Szarek Lecture
Speaker: Jennifer Kohler - UT Southwestern Medical Center
Title: Intestinal fucose, in sickness and in health
Host: C. Capicciotti

Abstract (PDF, 46 KB)

Walter A. Szarek Lecture Brochure (PDF, 311 KB)

November 2022

November 4th
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Vojislav Stamenkovic - University of California, Irvine
Title: Electrochemical Interfaces for Energy Conversion and Storage
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

Abstract (PDF, 134 KB)

Frost Lecture Brochure (PDF, 224 KB)

November 10 at 9:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Uwe T. Bornscheuer - University of Greifswald
Title: Enzyme Discovery and Engineering to Create Biocatalysts Suitable for Applications
Host: D. Zechel

Abstract (PDF, 111 KB)

November 11th
Inaugural Open Plastic Lecture
Speaker: Uwe T. Bornscheuer - University of Greifswald
Title: Recent Progress in the Enzymatic Degradation of Plastics and Especially PET
Host: D. Zechel

Abstract (PDF, 175 KB)

Open Plastic Brochure (PDF, 395 KB)

November 17th 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Chernoff Auditorium
Public Lecture
Speaker: Scott Cairns - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Title: The Road to Damascus - Notes from a Chemical Weapons Inspector
Host: R. Oleschuk

Abstract (PDF, 135 KB)

November 18th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Scott Cairns - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Title: The Road to Damascus - Notes from a Chemical Weapons Inspector
Host: R. Oleschuk

Abstract (PDF, 56 KB)

Jones Lecture Brochure (PDF, 215 KB)

November 25th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Emily Albright - PhD Student
Title: Investigation of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Ligands for Stabilizing Gold Nanoclusters
Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

Abstract (PDF, 111 KB)

December 2022

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December 9th at 11:30 a.m. virtual via Zoom
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Marshall Timmermans - PhD Student
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Host: A. Ross - Supervisor

December 14th at 9:00 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Daniel Foucher - Toronto Metropolitan University
Title: Designing Killer Surfaces: How to Stop a microbial invasion on Solid Surfaces
Host: G. Liu

Abstract (PDF, 81 KB)

December 16th at 11:00 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Victor Batista - Yale University
Title: Studies of Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
Host: T. Carrington

Abstract (PDF, 661 KB)

December 19th at 10:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Michael G. Organ - University of Ottawa
Title: Designing Purpose-Built Ligands for Catalysts: “Say Live and Let Die….”
Host: P. A. Evans

Abstract (PDF, 81 KB)

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December 30th (University Closed – No Seminar)
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January 2023

January 6th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Yam Gotame - PhD Student
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Host: D. Beauchemin - Supervisor

Speaker: Margaret MacConnachie - PhD Student
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February 2023

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March 2023

March 3rd
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March 10th
Russell Lecture
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March 24th time TBA
Speaker: Michael Schuurman - University of Ottawa
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March 31st
Speaker: Sanela Martic - Trent University
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April 2023

April 7th (University Closed – No Seminar)
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April 14th
Carbon to Metal Coating Institute (C2MCI)
Speaker: Catherine Murphy - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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April 21st
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Hung-Wen Liu - The University of Texas at Austin
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Host: G. Howe

April 28th
Carbon to Metal Coating Institute (C2MCI)
Speaker: Latha Venkataraman -  Columbia University
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