Spring 2020

Seminar Locations

The location for Pomona seminars is Seaver Auditorium.

The location for Harvey Mudd seminars is Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC).

The location for Keck Science Department seminars is Burns Lecture Hall.

Arsalan Mirjafari, Florida Gulf Coast University
"(Dis)solving the World's Problems"
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Douglas Grotjahn, San Diego State University
"When Two are Better than One: Bifunctional Catalysts that Move Protons for Organic Chemistry and Energy"
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Kate Freeman, Penn State
"Wildfires and Upheavals in the Cenozoic"
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Robbins Lecture Series
February 24 - 27, 2020

Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon
"Surf, Sink or Swim: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Water Surfaces"
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Levi Moore, U.S. Air Force Research Lab
"Next-Generation Propulsion Materials Using Thiol-ene Click Chemistry: Research in the Applied Materials Group at the Air Force Research Laboratory"
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium


Fall 2019

Hill Harman, UC Riverside
"Boron-Doped Acenes for the Redox Activation of Small Molecules"
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Paula Fischhaber, Cal State University Northridge
"Choreography of Flap Processing in DNA Double-Strand Break Repair"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11 a.m., Burns Auditorium (KSD)

Gabriel Davidov-Pardo, Cal Poly Pomona
"Food Nanotechnology: Biopolymeric Delivery Systems for Hydrophobic Bioactives and Flavors"
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Jeffrey Gustafson, San Diego State University
"Atropisomerism as an Inspiration for Drug Discovery and New Chemistry"
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium 

Harry Atwater, Caltech
"Light as Fuel"
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11 a.m., Burns Auditorium (KSD)

Grace Stokes, Santa Clara University
"Thermodynamic Studies of Artificial Plasma Membranes Elucidate Drug Design Principles"
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Will Porter, University of California, Riverside
“Air Quality Across Southern California, from Sea to Salton Sea”
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m., Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Megan Fieser, USC
"Lewis Acid Catalyst Design to Address Plastic Packaging Pollution"
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at 11 a.m., Burns Auditorium (KSD)

Meeting Seminar Speakers (for Students)

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

Pomona College: Nick Ball
Harvey Mudd College: Bob Cave
Keck Science Department: Babak Sanii or Mary Hatcher-Skeers