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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

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule

Sep 2018 | Oct 2018 | Nov 2018 | Dec 2018 | Jan 2019 | Feb 2019
Mar 2019 | Apr 2019 | May 2019 | Jun 2019 | Jul 2019 | Aug 2019

September 2018

September 4th
11th Annual Queen's Chemistry Graduate Symposium
Speaker: Molly Shoichet - University of Toronto
Title: Engineering the Cellular Microenvironment: 3D Cell Culture for Drug Screening
Host: QGCS

September 6th
Speaker: Wanlin Guo - Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Title: Emerging Hydrovoltaic Technology
Host: G. Liu

September 7th
Department of Chemistry Graduate Orientation Session

September 12th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Charles Yeung & Greg Hughes - Merck Research Laboratories
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Host: C. Crudden

September 13th at 2:00 p.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Mark Workentin - University of Western Ontario
Title: Towards the Fabrication of Functional Nanoparticles via Bioorthogonal Chemistry
Host: C. Crudden

September 14th
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Perreault - Université de Sherbrooke
Title: G-quadruplexes impacts the human transcriptome
Host: A. Petitjean

September 21st
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Shuaishuai Huang - PhD Student
Title: Waterborne PDMS-containing polyurethane formulation for anti-smudge coatings and superhydrophobic textiles
Host: G. Liu - Supervisor

September 28th
Speaker: Jennifer Love - University of British Columbia
Title: Developing catalytic reactions one step at a time
Host: A. Evans

October 2018

October 5th
Speaker: Angela Lyon - Parteq
Title: Intro to Intellectual Property (IP)
Host: P. Loock

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Thank you to Ridout & Maybee LLP for sponsoring this seminar.

October 10th at 1:30 p.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Fumitoshi Shibahara - Gifu University
Title: Imidazo[1,5-a]pyridine Carbenes as a Strong π-Accepting and σ-Donating NHC: Properties and Catalytic Utilities.
Host: C. Crudden

October 12th
Speaker: Steve MacNeil - Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: Promoting Metacognitive Skills Development in Students
Host: V. Snieckus

October 19th
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October 23rd at 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Brian Popp - West Virginia University
Title: Reductive Carboxylation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons with CO2
Hosts: C. Crudden/D. Zechel

October 26th
Speaker: Katherine Elvira - University of Victoria
Title: Microfluidic Platforms for Drug Discovery
Host: D. Zechel

November 2018

November 2nd
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November 9th
Speaker: Zoltan Takats - Imperial College London
Title: In-vivo Mass Spectrometry from Bacteria to the Operating Theatre
Host: P. Loock

November 12th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Amanda Bongers - Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre & University of Ottawa
Title: Developing and understanding new reactivity: From the wet lab to chemistry education research
Host: P. Loock

November 14th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Brett McCollum - Mount Royal University
Title: Representational competencies in chemistry: Mapping the student learning experience
Host: P. Loock

November 14 at 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Yaoting Zhang - PhD Student
Title: A Computational Study of Pressure-Induced Bulk Reactions of Thioaldehydes
Host: N. Mosey - Supervisor

Speaker: Kaka Zhang - PhD Student
Title: Hard Anti-Smudge Epoxy Coatings
Host: G. Liu - Supervisor

November 16th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Erin Duffy - Michigan State University
Title: Engaging Students in Scientific Practices: Characterizing Instruction, Training TAs, and Measuring Student Mastery
Host: P. Loock

November 23rd
Speaker: Mark Stradiotto - Dalhousie University
Title: Move Over Palladium: Developing PAd-DalPhos/Nickel-Catalysed C-N Cross-Couplings
Host: C. Crudden

November 27th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Graeme Howe - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Probing the origins of enzymatic catalysis through physical organic chemistry
Host: P. Loock

November 28th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Rebecca Davis - University of Manitoba
Title: Searching for the Remote - Stereocontrol in Organocatalysis
Host: P. Loock

November 29th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Christine Le - University of California Berkeley
Title: Mechanism-Driven Design of Catalytic Carbofunctionalization Reactions
Host: P. Loock

November 30th
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Mitchell A. Winnik - University of Toronto
Title: Biomedical applications of metal-chelating polymers and lanthanide nanoparticles
Host: G. Liu

December 2018

December 3rd at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Rylan Lundgren - University of Alberta
Title: Discovery, Mechanism, and Application of Chemoselective Cross-­Coupling Reactions
Host: P. Loock

December 4th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Marc-André Légaré - University of Wurzburg
Title: Main-Group Metallomimetics: Strategies for Metal-Free Catalysis and Small-Molecule Activation
Host: P. Loock

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December 10th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Sergei Manzhos - National University of Singapore
Title: Computational modelling and design of materials for post-lithium and organic metal ion batteries: practical design strategies and methodological issues
Host: P. Loock

December 13th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Farnaz Shakib - University of California San Diego
Title: Novel Quantum Dynamics Methods for Excited-State Non-adiabatic Dynamics
Host: P. Loock

December 14th
Baird Lecture
Speaker: Karen I. Goldberg - University of Pennsylvania
Title: Molecular Oxygen as a Reagent in Late Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry
Host: C. Crudden

December 17th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Kyle Hall - Temple University
Title: Casting Light on Things Unseen: Molecular Simulation and Data Visualization
Host: P. Loock

December 18th at 9:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh - University of Luxembourg
Title: Unraveling Atoms in Molecules: A Theoretical Perspective
Host: P. Loock

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December 28th (University Closed - No Seminar)
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January 2019

January 4th
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January 11th
Speaker: Kei Murakami - Nagoya University
Title: Catalytic aromatic functionalization inspired and accelerated by interdisciplinary studies
Host: C. Crudden

January 18th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Adeela Manzoor - PhD Student
Title: Catalysis of Cross- and Homo-Coupling Reaction of Aryl Halides Utilizing Ni(0), Ni(I) and Ni(II) Precursors
Host: P. Jessop - Supervisor

Speaker: David Simon - PhD Student
Title: Cryptic Biosynthetic Pathways in Streptomyces curacoi
Host: D. Zechel & R. Oleschuk - Supervisors

January 24th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Maciej Grajewski - University of Groningen
Title: A microfluidic system for real-time monitoring of biliary transport in precision-cut liver slices
Host: R. Oleschuk

January 25th
McRae Lecture
Speaker: Sarah E. Reisman - California Institute of Technology
Title: Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire
Host: A. Evans

January 28th at 10:00 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Hiroshi Naka - Nagoya University
Title: (Photo)catalytic Conversion of Water and Alcohols for Selective Chemical Synthesis
Host: C. Crudden

February 2019

February 1st
Frost Lecture
Speaker: Paul Anastas - Yale University
Title: Green Chemistry: The Path Forward
Hosts: P. Jessop & QGCS

February 8th
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Chihaya Adachi - Kyushu University
Title: Exciton management in OLEDs and organic laser diodes
Host: J.M. Nunzi

February 15th
Speaker: Lisa Willis - University of Alberta
Title: EDI: What Faculty Need To Know"
Host: D. Zechel

February 22nd
Speaker: David Lacy - University at Buffalo
Title: Designing new manganese and iron catalysts for sustainability
Host: D. Zechel

March 2019

March 1st
Speaker: Andrei Yudin - University of Toronto
Title: Development of bioactive molecules using the tools of chemical synthesis
Host: C. Crudden

March 8th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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March 13th at 11:30 a.m. in CHE202
Speaker: Todd Marder - University of Würzburg
Title: Transition Metal Catalyzed Borylation of C-H and C-X Bonds: Synthesis of Aryl and Alkyl Boronates
Host: S. Wang

March 15th
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Peter Willis - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Title: The Search for Chemical Signatures of Life Beyond Earth
Host: R. Oleschuk

March 22nd
Speaker: William Skene - Université de Montréal
Title: Taming Reversible Covalent Bonds for Tuneable Opto-Electronic Properties
Host: G. Liu

March 29th
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Ian Harrison - University of Virginia
Title: Alkane Reaction Dynamics at Metal Surfaces
Host: T. Carrington

April 2019

April 5th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Thomas F. Miller III - California Institute of Technology
Title: Classical and Machine-Learning Methods for Quantum Simulation
Host: T. Carrington

April 10th at 11: 30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Alex Spokoyny - UCLA
Title: Boron Cluster Building Blocks for Hybrid Materials
Host: S. Wang

April 12th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Mina Narouz - PhD Student
Title: N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Novel Ligands for Surfaces, Nanoparticles and Nanoclusters
Host: C. Crudden - Supervisor

April 19th (Good Friday - University Closed - No Seminar)
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May 2019

May 1st at 11:30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Dario Dekel - Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Title: Main Current Challenges in Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Host: G. Jerkiewicz

May 3rd
Speaker: Sean Brady - Rockefeller University
Title: Watch your step, there is new chemistry everywhere.
Host: D. Zechel

May 10th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Abouzar Toubaei - PhD Student
Title: Do Strong Hydrogen Bonds Exist in Solution?
Host: G. Wu - Supervisor

May 17th
Speaker: David Palmer - University of Saskatchewan
Title: Lessons from nature in catalysis and inhibitor design
Host: D. Zechel

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May 30th at 11: 30 a.m. in CHE117
Speaker: Stuart Cantrill - Nature Chemistry
Title: The nature of chemistry publishing
Host: C. Crudden

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June 2019

June 7th
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June 14th
PhD Departmental Seminar
Speaker: Haijun Li - PhD Student
Title: Photochemical Reactivity and CO2 Sensing Applications of Organoboron Compounds
Host: Wang, S - Supervisor

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July 2019

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July 12th
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August 2019

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August 9th
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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

Tuesday, September 3rd at TBA
12th Annual Queen's Chemistry Graduate Symposium & McRae Lecture
Speaker: Jillian Buriak - University of Alberta
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Host: D. Zechel & Grad Students

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September 13th
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September 20th
Green Chemistry Lecture
Speaker: Audrey Moores - McGill University
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September 27th
PhD Departmental Seminar
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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
Harrison-MacRae Lecture
Speaker: Nasser Peyghambarian - University of Arizona
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Host: JM. Nunzi

October 18th
Student Mentoring Session
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October 21st at TBA
Speaker: Marian Chatenet - L’Universite Grenoble Alpes
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October 25th
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November 2019

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November 8th
Russell Lecture
Speaker: Shigehiro Yamaguchi - Nagoya University
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November 29th
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December 2019

December 6th
Szarek Lecture
Speaker: Laura Kiessling - MIT
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December 20th
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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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January 17th
Jones Lecture
Speaker: Paul Ayers - McMaster University
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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
Speaker: Peter Schreiner - Universität Giessen
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March 2020

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May 2020

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May 15th
Frost Lecture
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