Chemistry Seminar Series

Spring 2024

Heather Lewandowski, JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder - CANCELED
Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11:00 a.m.
Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC) 

Richmond Sarpong, U.C. Berkeley
"Break-it-to-Make-it Strategies for Synthesis Inspired by Complex Natural Products"
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Matthew Bogyo, Stanford University
"Making it Stick: Using Covalent Ligands for Diverse Applications in Biology"
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium 

Jaimie Stewart, UCLA
"Harnessing the Molecular Code of RNA for Structure, Function and Applications"
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Ana Bahamonde, U.C. Riverside
"Advancing Asymmetric Light-Mediated Ni Catalysis Using Data Science and Physical Organic Techniques"
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

ROBBINS LECTURE SERIES, Feb. 26-29, 2024
Joseph S. Francisco, University of Pennsylvania
"A Fresh Look at the Chemistry Behind Acid Rain"
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Kat Knauer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
"Addressing the Plastic Waste Crisis Today While Engineering Intrinsically Recyclable Materials for Tomorrow"
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium 

Kevin Wilson, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Galileo Pryne Auditorium B460 (HMC)

Anne McCoy, University of Washington
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Galileo Pryne Auditorium B460 (HMC)

Graduate School and Jobs Info Session
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Arianne Hunter, Caltech
"From the Oklahoma Plains to the Kuwaiti Desert: An Untraditional Pathway in Organic Chemistry through Carbenes, Explosives and Radicals"
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Maddie Deem, Merck
"Automating Process Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Edgar Arriaga, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium


Fall 2023

Ari Hunter, Caltech - CANCELED
"From the Oklahoma Plains to the Kuwaiti Desert - An Untraditional Pathway In Organic Chemistry Through Carbenes, Explosives, and Radicals"
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Burns Auditorium (KSD)

Val Chiykowski, Evok Innovations
"Path from Chemist to Venture Capitalist"
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota
"Proactive Design of Sustainable Nanomaterials"
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Micaela Homer, University of Washington
"Photoelectrochemistry: New Ways to Measure Fundamental Processes"
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Galileo Pryne Auditorium (HMC)

Garry Grubbs, Missouri University of Science & Technology - CANCELED
"Addressing Societal Problems with Microwave Spectroscopy at Missouri S&T"
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Shanahan B460 (HMC)

Charles Markus, Caltech
"Investigating Gas-Phase Photochemistry with Sensitive Infrared Spectroscopy"
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Shanahan B460 (HMC)

Danielle Berry, Dow Chemical Solutions
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)

Jeffrey Miller, U.S. Space Force
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Burns Lecture Hall (KSD)

Gabi Heller, University of Cambridge
"Drugging Highly Dynamic Intrinsically Disordered Proteins with Small Molecules"
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium

Karen Trentleman, Getty Conservation Institute
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Seaver North Auditorium


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: Roberto Garza
Harvey Mudd College: Alicia Hernandez Castillo
Keck Science Department: Bethany Caulkins, Sierra Williams