Departmental Seminars

Fall 2020

 

October 1st, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting (https://yorku.zoom.us/s/98815335450, passcode: 125721)
Speaker: Professor Robert H. Morris
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Subdiscipline: green chemistry; catalysis; organometallic chemistry
Seminar title and abstract: Sustainable catalysis using hydrides of earth-abundant metals.

October 8th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting (https://yorku.zoom.us/s/92186020523, psscode: 120528)
Speaker: Professor Delphine Farmer
Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Subdiscipline: atmospheric chemistry; organic compounds in the atmosphere
Seminar title and abstract: Everything but the kitchen sink: Understanding chemical complexity in our home.

October 15th1:00 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
Speaker: Professor Roald Hoffmann

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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Subdiscipline: theoretical chemistry
Seminar title and abstract: All the ways to have a bond.
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November 5th12:00 pmZOOM Meeting (https://yorku.zoom.us/j/95892437078?pwd=UEhjZ3dVQ05mb1NKaU1tR1Z3SHJLZz09, passcode: 552258)
Speaker: Professor Jose M. Goicoechea
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
Subdiscipline: main group and transition metal chemistry; organometallic chemistry; organophosphorus chemistry
Seminar title and abstract: For chemical curiosities to versatile reagents: heavy analogues of the cyanate ion.

November 12th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 960 7583 2368, passcode: 297892.
Speaker: Professor Ran Zhao
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Subdiscipline: environmental and atmospheric chemistry; atmospheric aerosol
Seminar title and abstract: Atmospheric chemistry and water --- from cloud water chemistry to household humidifiers.

November 26th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 913 4127 6724, passcode: 237558.
Speaker: Professor Katherine Elvira
Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria
Subdiscipline: drug discovery; microfluidic technologies
Seminar title and abstract: Artificial cells and microfluidic technologies for drug discovery.

December 3rd, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 947 9703 6420, passcode: 552258.
Speaker: Professor Stacey Wetmore
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge
Subdiscipline: computational studies of DNA and RNA chemistry
Seminar title and abstract: The Chemistry of Modified Nucleic Acids: A Computational Approach.

December 10th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 982 7231 4188, passcode: 552258.
Speaker: Professor Christine Thomas
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
Subdiscipline: inorganic chemistry; catalyst design; metal-metal cooperativity; metal-ligand cooperativity
Seminar title and abstract: Incorporating Metal-Ligand and Metal-Metal Cooperativity into First Row Transition Metal Complexes with Applications in Catalysis.

 

 

Winter 2021

 

January 28th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 995 1039 3742, passcode: 784722.
Speaker: Professor Stephanie Loeb
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University
Subdiscipline: materials science; environmental engineering
Seminar title and abstract: Harnessing and Manipulating Light for the Control of Pathogens in the Natural and Built Environment.

February 4th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 980 6586 8405, passcode: 552258.
Speaker: Professor Farshid Ramezanipour
Department of Chemistry, University of Louisville
Subdiscipline: solid state inorganic materials; batteries; fuel cells; electrocatalysis; magnetism
Seminar title and abstract: Oxide Electrocatalysts for Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions.

February 18th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 939 4944 4223
Speaker: Dr. Margaret Faul

Amgen Inc.
Subdiscipline: organic synthesis; cell sciences and purification technology development; commercial process development; process characterization; PPQ; API SM strategies; GMP regulatory expectations
Seminar title: Innovation in Pharmaceutical Process Development

February 18th, CAREER PATHS IN CHEMISTRY

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ZOOM ID: 941 6321 0478
Panelists: Dr. Dorea Reeser (C&EN), Dr. Darren Anderson (Vive Crop Protection), Dr. Andrew James (Sanofi Pasteur), and Jaswant Bahra.

February 25th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 952 4356 1140, passcode: 472601.
Speaker: Chris Slootweg
Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Subdiscipline: sustainable phosphorus chemistry; organometallic chemistry; functional materials; catalysts
Seminar title and abstract: Circularity, Steric Attraction and Single-electron Transfer in Main-Group Chemistry.

March 4th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 991 4082 7005, passcode: 878186
Speaker: Professor Mita Dasog
Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University
Subdiscipline: nanomaterials; solar energy; catalysis; optoelectronics; inorganic chemistry; materials synthesis; solid-state chemistry
Seminar title and abstract: Plasmonic Metal Nitride Nanoparticles: The Story So Far.

March 11th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 944 5223 1068, passcode: 030603
Speaker: Professor Robert J. Gilliard, JR.
Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
Subdiscipline: synthetic chemistry; main-group & organometallic chemistry; bond activation & catalysis; hybrid materials
Seminar title and abstract: Electronic Tuning in the Main-Group: From Subvalent Organometallics to Novel π-Electron Materials.

March 25th, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 938 2926 0951, passcode: 062612
Speaker: Dr. Robert Di Lorenzo
SCIEX
Subdiscipline: application scientist for environmental, food, and beverage
Sensitivity and Selectivity - A Tail of an Analytical Chemist's Two Best Friends.

April 1st, 1:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting, please register through this link.
ZOOM ID: 977 3657 7666, passcode: 152970
Speaker: Professor Leanne Chen
Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph
Subdiscipline: computational chemistry studies of catalysis, electrochemistry, materials and interfaces
Ab initio Computational Modelling of Electrochemical Reactions.