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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

2019-2020 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2019 | Oct 2019 | Nov 2019 | Dec 2019 | Jan 2020 | Feb 2020
Mar 2020 | Apr 2020 | May 2020 | Jun 2020 | Jul 2020 | Aug 2020

September 2019

Friday, August 30th at 1:30 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Jianfu Ding - National Research Council of Canada
Title: Single-walled carbon nanotubes and their preparation, purification and applications
Host: G. Liu

Wednesday, September 4th at 1:00 p.m. in CHE117
12 Annual Queen's Graduate Chemistry Society Symposium
Speaker: Dr. Cathleen Crudden - Queen's University
Title: Metal catalysts, clusters, and surfaces: Catalytic preparation of chiral bio-molecules and carbon-based self-assembled monolayer
Host: QGCS

September 6th
Department of Chemistry Graduate Orientation Session & PhD Departmental Seminar (at 12:15 p.m.)
Speaker: Timothy Wright - PhD Student
Title: Enantioselective Rhodium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation of Enolates and Homoenolates: Construction of alpha- and beta-Stereogenic Carbonyl Compounds
Host: A. Evans - Supervisor

September 13th
Young Persons’ Lecture Competition Talk
Speaker: Morgan Lehtinen - PhD Student
Title: H2Only: Smart filters for efficient oil/water separation
Host: McDonald Institute

September 20th
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Audrey Moores - McGill University
Title: Solvent-free Approaches to Nanoparticles Synthesis and Polymer Functionalization and Plasmonic Catalytic Hydrogenation Reactions
Host: P. Jessop

September 27th
Speaker: Christopher Lohans - Biomedical and Molecular Sciences - Queen's University
Title: Alternative mechanisms of β-lactam antibiotic degradation by bacterial β-lactamases and transpeptidases
Host: G. Howe

September 30th at 3:00 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Md. Shahiduzzaman - Nanomaterials Research Institute
Title: Perovskite Nanoparticle Seeding Mediated Growth for Enhanced Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Speaker: Motohiro Mizuno - Nanomaterials Research Institute
Title: Analysis of local structure and molecular motion in proton-conducting materials using solid-state NMR

Speaker: Tetsuya Taima - Nanomaterials Research Institute
Title: Improvement of organic photovoltaic cells by molecular orientation control

Host: JM. Nunzi

October 2019

October 4th
Speaker: Luc Robitaille - Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Title: Responsible Care a proven model of voluntary self-regulation
Host: D. Zechel

October 11th
Speaker: Philip Jessop - Department of Chemistry - Queen's University
Title: Seeking a Silver Lining: Addressing Environmental Problems with Waste CO2
Host: G. Liu

October 11th at 3:30 p.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Donald A. Tryk - University of Yamanashi
Title: Recent progress in understanding electrocatalytic processes using theory
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

October 18th
Student Mentoring Session
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Host: QCIC

October 18th at 1:00 p.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Tatiana Ferreira - University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ
Title: Anaerobic bacteria role in bio-based products production: a biorefinery opportunity
Host: P. Jessop

October 21st at 3:30 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Marian Chatenet - L’Universite Grenoble Alpes
Title: Can we split water with stainless steel electrodes?
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

October 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Federico Grillo - University of St. Andrews
Title: Adsorption studies from model to real substrates: the case of benzotriazole
Host: C. Crudden

October 25th
Baird Lecture
Speaker: Douglas W Stephan - University of Toronto
Title: New Directions in FLP Chemistry
Hosts: S. Wang & C. Crudden

October 28th at 12:30 p.m. in CHE415
Speaker: Saber Naserifar - California Institute of Technology
Title: New Description of ‘Mysterious’ Water and Phenomena Underlying Supercooled Critical Point
Host: T. Carrington

November 2019

November 1st
Speaker: David Bryce - University of Ottawa
Title: Non-Covalent and Covalent Bonding from a Multinuclear Solid-State Magnetic Resonance Perspective: Structure, Symmetry, and Dynamic Processes
Host: G. Wu

November 8th
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Shigehiro Yamaguchi - Nagoya University
Title: Main-Group p-Materials for Organic Electronics and Bioimaging
Host: Wang, S

November 15th
Speaker: W. Stephen McNeil - UBC Okanagan
Title: Concepts, Content, Context: Assessment of a Strategic Redesign of a First-Year Chemistry Curriculum
Host: A. Bongers

November 22nd
Speaker: Stephen Newman - University of Ottawa
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Host: A. Evans

November 29th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Josh Clarke - PhD Student
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Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

Speaker: Alex Cormier - PhD Student
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Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

Speaker: Amy MacLean - PhD Student
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Host: P. Loock - Supervisor

December 2019

December 6th
Szarek Lecture
Speaker: Laura Kiessling - MIT
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Host: C. Crudden

December 13th
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Jillian Buriak - University of Alberta
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Host: D. Zechel

December 20th
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Host: G. Jerkiewicz

December 27th (University Closed - No Seminar)
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January 2020

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January 10th
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Ulrich Schollwöck - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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Host: T. Carrington

January 17th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Paul Ayers - McMaster University
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Host: T. Carrington

January 24th
Speaker: Ronald Brisbois - Macalester College
Title: Leveraging Cyclophane and 1,2,3-Triazole Synthesis to Prospect for Novel Light-Emitting and Colorimetric Sensor Molecules
Host: A. Evans

January 31st
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February 2020

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February 21st
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February 28th
Inaugural Dr. Stan Brown Lecture
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May 2020

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May 15th
Frost Lecture
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