Spring 2015

Seminar Locations

The location for Pomona seminars is Seaver Auditorium. The location for Harvey Mudd seminars is Shanahan TLB B480. The location for Joint Sciences seminars is the Burns Lecture Hall.

Mark Thompson, University of Southern California
"Getting the Most out of Organic Solar Cells"
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)
http://met.usc.edu/

Paul Fischer, Macalester College
"Group VI Metal Complexes of Tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)phenlyborate"
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan Recital Hall (HMC)
http://www.macalester.edu/academics/chemistry/facultystaff/paulfischer/
 

The Robbins Lecture Series

"The Origins of Cellular Life"

Professor Jack Szostak, Harvard Medical School
March 2-4, 2015

"The Origins of Cellular Life"
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium

"Synthesis of the Building Blocks of Life on the Early Earth"
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

"RNA Replication Before Enzymes"
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium

"Primitive Cell Membranes and the Assembly of the First Cells"
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State University
"Science and Applications of Polymer and Liquid Crystal Composites"
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan Recital Hall (HMC)

Julia Greer, Caltech
"Materials by Design: 3-Dimensional Architected Structural Meta-Materials"
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium
This seminar is jointly hosted by Pomona Physics.  Please note the special time.

John Phillips, Materia (Pasadena)
"The Commercialization of Metathesis: From Academia to Market"
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan Recital Hall (HMC)

Anna Krylov, University of Southern California
"Photooxidation and Photoreduction Processes in Fluorescent Proteins: New Insights from Electronic Structure Calculations"
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan Recital Hall (HMC)
http://iopenshell.usc.edu/

Tim Bertram, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)
http://www.chem.wisc.edu/users/tbertram

Sriram Kosuri, UCLA
"Synthetic Approaches to Understanding Cis-Regulation"
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)
http://www.chemistry.ucla.edu/directory/kosuri-sriram

Fall 2014  

Vy Dong, UC Irvine
"A Few of My Favorite Rings: Catalytic Cycles Inspired by Macrocycles"
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium
http://www.chem.uci.edu/people/vy-m-dong

Dennis Wolan, Scripps Research Institute
"Chemical-based Interrogation of the Human Gut Microbiome"
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)
http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/wolan

Dave Vosberg, Harvey Mudd College
"A Sabbatical Year at the University of Cambridge: Nanoscale Prisons for Chemicals - Incarceration Affects Molecular Psychology"
Tuesday, October 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan Recital Hall B480 (HMC)

Al Nelson (PO '99), IBM Almaden
"Chemistries for Enabling Nanomanufacturing"
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium
http://www.researcher.ibm.com

Robert Bozic, Columbia University
"Scientist to Engineer (S2E) Program: A Path to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Degree"
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium
http://cheme.columbia.edu/robert-bozic

Jennifer Prescher, UC Irvine
"Expanding the Imaging Toolbox"
Tuesday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)
http://www.chem.uci.edu/people/jennifer-prescher

Bob Rawle (PO '08), Stanford University
"When Membranes Collide: Studying Vesicle Fusion Using a Model System Based on DNA Hybridization"
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Paul Thiessen, National Institutes of Health
"Information Technology in Chemistry and Biology"
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan Recital Hall (HMC) 

Andy Meyer, Wyatt Technology
"Molar Mass, Size and Conformation: Light Scattering Tools for Characterization of Polymers, Proteins, and Nanoparticles"
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan Recital Hall (HMC)
http://www.wyatt.com/

Amanda Brooks Reig, Ursinus College
"Functional Tuning in D-Iron Carboxylate Enzymes: Insights from De Novo Designed Proteins"
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Shanahan Recital Hall (HMC)
http://www.ursinus.edu/netcommunity/page.aspx

Neil Garg, UCLA
"Complex Molecule Synthesis as a Fuel for Discovery"
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)
http://www.chem.ucla.edu/dept/faculty/garg

 

Meeting Seminar Speakers (for Students)

 Students interested in having lunch with the seminar speakers should consult with the seminar coordinator of the hosting college: