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.


Spring 2017

David Tirrell, Caltech
Getting Cells to Use New Amino Acids: How to Do It and Why You Might Want To
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Danielle Dube, Bowdoin College
Chemical Tools to Discover and Target Glycoproteins on Pathogenic Bacteria
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11 a.m., Burns Auditorium (KSD)

Robbins Lecture Series

February 6-9, 2017
The Secrets of Biological Catalysts Revealed with Chemical and Spectroscopic Methods

JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Unnatural Amino Acids to Probe an Unprecedented 35 Å Oxidation in Biology”
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Alison Butler, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Metals, Marine Microbes and Mussels: The Chemical Biology of Siderophores"
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11 a.m., Shanahan B480, HMC

Matt Pratt, University of Southern California
"Understanding the Consequences of Posttranslational Modifications Using Chemistry"
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11 a.m., Burns Auditorium (KSD)

Amanda Hickman, Honeywell
“Managing Chemistry from the Bench to the Boardroom”
Tuesday, February 28, 107 at 11 a.m., Shanahan B480 (HMC)

Greg Fu, Caltech
​Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of Alkyl Electrophiles
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech
Innovating to a Carbon-Smart Future
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11 a.m., Shanahan B480 (HMC)

Peter Chien, UMass-Amherst
Regulated Protein Degradation in Bacteria Replication and Stress
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Tom Maimone, University of California, Berkeley
Synthetic Studies Toward Complex Natural Products
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11 a.m., Burns Auditorium (KSD)

David Masiello, University of Washington
Electron and Photon-Driven Optical Responses in Metallic, Alloyed Semiconducting Nanostructures
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11 a.m., Shanahan B480 (HMC)

Mark Levin, University of California, Berkeley
​Catalysis of Elementary Transformations
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Fall 2016

Elizabeth Young, Amherst College
“Sunlight to Electricity Using Dyes? Photo-physical Investigations of New Bodipy Dyes for Use in Organic Solar Cells.”
Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

James Hamilton, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
“An Odyssey from the Laboratory to the Aerospace/Astronomical Marketplace: Polymers, Nanomaterials, Lasers, Diamonds, Gravity Waves and Mountaintop Saharan and Hawaiian Dust”
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

John McNeil, John McNeil & Co.
“Building a Multi-Disciplinary Career in a Specialist’s World”
Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)

Paul Cheong, Oregon State University
“New Hypotheses Governing Complex Matter from Theory”
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Michael Takase, Caltech
“Crystallography:  More Than a Pretty Picture”
Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)

James Smith, UC Irvine
Aitken Nuclei: Little Things in the Atmosphere Working Great Effects by Virtue of Their Numbers
Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)

Annmarie Eldering, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Atmospheric Chemistry
Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)

Meeting Seminar Speakers (for Students)

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