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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

2020-2021 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2020 | Oct 2020 | Nov 2020 | Dec 2020 | Jan 2021 | Feb 2021
Mar 2021 | Apr 2021 | May 2021 | Jun 2021 | Jul 2021 | Aug 2021

September 2020

September 4th
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September 11th
Speaker: Past TA Award Winners
Title: The TA Experience: Tips and Tricks on How to be a Good TA
Host: QGCS

September 18th
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September 25th via Microsoft Teams
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Jiahui Shen- PhD Student
Title: Solid-State17O NMR Studies of Glucose and Development of17O NMR as a New Probe of Glucose/Glutamine Metabolism in HeLa Cancer Cells
Host: G. Wu- Supervisor

Speaker: Manal Shalabi- PhD Student
Title: Design of a silver nanoparticle doped ZnO-electron collection layer for inverted organic solar-cells
Host: JM. Nunzi- Supervisor

October 2020

October 2nd via Microsoft Teams
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Walter Leitner - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Title: Catalytic Transformations at the Interface of Chemistry and Energy: Is Manganese the Better Ruthenium?
Host: P. Jessop

October 9th
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October 16th via Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Petra W. Krystek - Vrije Universiteit
Title: Emerging Environmental and Health Contaminants
Host: D. Beauchemin

October 23rd via Zoom
Speaker: Anthony Rullo - McMaster University
Title: Covalent "Proximity Inducing" Strategies to Modulate Immune Molecular Recognition
Host: G. Howe

October 30th
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November 2020

Wednesday, November 4th via Microsoft Teams
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Laura Laverdure - PhD Student
Title: Computational investigation into cobalt-doped NiSe2 and its catalysis of the oxygen evolution reaction
Host: N. Mosey - Supervisor

November 6th via Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Nikita Burrows - Monmouth University
Title: A Phenomenology study of an interview-style undergraduate laboratory assessment
Host: A. Bongers

November 13th via Zoom
Speaker: Ela Bakowska - Corning RDC
Title: New needs for glass in the time of pandemic
Host: D. Beauchemin

November 20th via Zoom
Speaker: Lee Richard - Queen's University International Centre
Title: The subtle phenomenon of Culture
Host: S. Ahmadi

November 27th via Microsoft Teams
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Jadab Majhi - PhD Student
Title: New Stereoselective and Stereospecific Methods for the Preparation of Polysubstituted Olefins and Acyclic α-Ternary Ketones using Cyanohydrins
Host: A. Evans - Supervisor

December 2020

December 4th via Zoom
Speaker: Kai Tittmann - University of Gottingen
Title: Enzyme mechanisms at ultrahigh resolution Physical distortions, bond elongations, low-barrier hydrogen bonds and carbenes.
Host: G. Howe

December 11th via Zoom
Speaker: John Stanton - University of Florida
Title: My Longterm Relationship with a Difficult Molecule
Host: T. Carrington

December 18th via Microsoft Teams
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Sarah Ellis - PhD Student
Title: Design and Evaluation of CO2-Responsive Forward Osmosis Draw Solutes
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

Speaker: Jaddie Ho - PhD Student
Title: CO2-switchable materials and their applications in protective coatings
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

Speaker: Zach Ariki - PhD Student
Title: Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Tertiary Alkyl Sulfones
Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

December 25th (University Closed - No Seminar)
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January 2021

January 1st (University Closed – No Seminar)
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January 8th
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January 15th via Zoom
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Christopher C. Cummins - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Phosphorus-Element Bond-Forming Reactions
Host: G. Wu

January 22nd via Zoom
Speaker: Nazanin Alavi - Queen's University, Online Psychotherapy Lab
Title: Digital mental health at the time of pandemic
Host: Q.C. IDEAS

January 29th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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February 2021

February 5th via Zoom
Speaker: David J Heldebrant - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Title: Reinventing Solvent-Based Carbon Capture
Host: C. Crudden

February 12th via Zoom
Speaker: Greg Hughes - MERCK
Title: Development of a Biocatalytic Cascade for the Manufacture of Islatravir
Host: C. Crudden

February 19th via Teams
Speaker: Maria Montes-Bayón - University of Oviedo
Title: The use of nanostructures to deliver cisplatin and its prodrugs: from synthesis to biological applications
Host: D. Beauchemin

February 26th via Zoom
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Randa A. Althobiti - PhD Student
Title: Pragmatic Method Based on On-line Leaching and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Risk Assessment of The Impact of Short-Term Pollution
Host: D. Beauchemin

March 2021

March 5th via Zoom
Speaker: Michael Eikerling - Simon Fraser University
Title: Unravelling Reaction Conditions in Electrocatalytic Media: Recent Advances in Theory and Computation
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

March 12th via Zoom
Speaker: Christophe Coutanceau - Université de Poitiers
Title: Clean hydrogen production from electroreforming of oxygenated compounds
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

March 19th via Zoom
Speaker: Matthew Moffitt - University of Victoria
Title: Controlling Block Copolymer-Based Nanomedicines Using Microfluidic
Host: G. Liu

March 26th via Zoom
Speaker: John Pezacki - University of Ottawa
Title: Chemical biology of virus-host interactions
Host: G. Howe

April 2021

April 2nd (University Closed – No Seminar)
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April 9th via Zoom
Speaker: Charlotta Turner - Lund University
Title: Green and sustainable analytical chemistry by supercritical fluid technology
Host: P. Jessop

April 16th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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April 23rd Virtually
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Jeremiah A. Johnson - MIT
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April 30th via Zoom
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Lei Jiang - Technical Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title: Bioinspired Super-wettability System and Beyond ——Quantum-confined Superfluid: Energy Conversion, Chemical Reaction and Biological Information Transfer
Host: G. Liu

May 2021

May 7th via Zoom
Speaker: Greg van Anders - Queen's University, Physics Department
Title: Chemistry's West Side Story
Host: T. Carrington

May 14th Virtually
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Vy Dong - University of California Irvine
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Host: C. Crudden

May 21st Virtually
Speaker: Jan Ringalda - Thermo Scientific
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Host: K. McEleney

May 28th via Zoom
Speaker: Jingguang Chen - Columbia University
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Host: C. Crudden

June 2021

June 4th via Zoom
Speaker: Karen Stoeffler - National Research Council
Title: Sustainable plastics research at NRC
Host: QGCS

June 11th via Zoom
Speaker: Eva Hemmer - University of Ottawa
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June 18th
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June 25th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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July 2021

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July 23rd
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July 30th
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August 2021

August 6th
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August 13th
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August 20th
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August 27th
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2021-2022 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2021 | Oct 2021 | Nov 2021 | Dec 2021 | Jan 2022 | Feb 2022
Mar 2022 | Apr 2022 | May 2022 | Jun 2022 | Jul 2022 | Aug 2022

September 2021

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September 10th
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September 17th
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September 24th
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October 2021

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October 8th
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October 15th
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October 22nd
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October 29th
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November 2021

November 5th
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November 12th
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November 19th
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November 26th
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December 2021

December 3rd Virtual
Baird Lecture Speaker: Claudia Turro - The Ohio State University
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December 10th
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December 18th
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December 24th (University Closed at Noon – No Seminar)
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January 2022

January 7th
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January 14th
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January 21st
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January 28th
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February 2022

February 4th
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February 25th
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March 2022

March 4th
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March 25th
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April 2022

April 1st
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April 8th
Szarek Lecture Speaker: Todd Lowary - University of Alberta
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April 15th (University Closed – No Seminar)
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April 22nd
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Karen Wooley - Texas A&M University
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April 29th
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May 2022

May 6th
Robert S. Brown Lecture Speaker: Squire J. Booker - The Pennsylvania State University
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May 27th
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June 2022

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June 17th
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June 24th
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July 2022

July 1st (University Closed – No Seminar)
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July 29th
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August 2022

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August 26th
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