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Colloquium Schedule | Upcoming Events


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Colloquium Schedule: Lectures in the Central Science!

Fridays in room 158, first floor, Lash Miller bldg, at 10:00 am, unless otherwise noted. Please note that in addition to our colloquia, we have many international and national visitors who lecture in the department. For a complete list, see Upcoming Events.

DateSpeaker, University, Department, Location
February 16, 2017, 10:00am Professor Curtis P. Berlinguette, Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia
TBA
September 22, 2017, 10:00am Bryan Jones Lecture
Professor Shana Kelley , University of Toronto, Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials
September 29, 2017, 10:00am Alex Harrison Lecture
Professor André J. Simpson, University of Toronto, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
From Structure to Interactions to In vivo NMR: The vast potential of NMR Spectroscopy in Environmental Research
October 20, 2017, 10:00am Professor Ronald Cohen, UC Berkeley
On the lifetime of nitrogen oxides at Earth's surface
October 25, 2017, 2:00pm Professor Xuefei Huang, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
Fighting cancer with a sweet bullet: the development of carbohydrate based anticancer vaccines
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
October 27, 2017, 10:00am Professor Polly Arnold, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
Reactivity of the oxo atoms of the uranyl dication: changing the way we think about nuclear waste
November 3, 2017, 10:00am David Farrar Lecture
Professor Warren Chan, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Cancer Nanomedicine: The challenge of targeting nanoparticles into solid tumors
November 15, 2017, 2:00pm Professor Rylan Lundgren, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling Reactions Enabled by Oxidative Copper Catalysis
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
November 24, 2017, 10:00am Professor Kim Baines, University of Western Ontario, Department of Chemistry
Extreme Fun: The Synthesis and Chemistry of Hypercoordinate and Low Valent Main Group Complexes
December 8, 2017, 10:00am John Polanyi Lecture
Professor Ted Sargent, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Chemistry-Enabled Renewable Energy Harvesting and Storage
December 15, 2017, 10:00am Ates Tanin Lecture
Professor Jessica D'eon, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Working Towards a Meaningful Environmental Chemistry Experience for Students Throughout the Chemistry Curriculum
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
January 11, 2018, 9:30am Pharmaron Lecture
Shuttle Catalysis – a Conceptual Blueprint for Reversible Functional Group Transfer, Prof. Bill Morandi, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
January 19, 2018, 10:00am Professor Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University
Anion-Binding Catalysis
January 25, 2018, 11:00am Professor Naomi Ginsberg, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Tracking the nanoscale dynamics of ultrafast electronic energy flow and non-equilibrium phase transitions in energy materials
MP102
January 26, 2018, 10:00am Professor Tristan Lambert, Cornell University
Aromatic Ions for Catalyst Design
February 9, 2018, 10:00am Angstrom Engineering Lecture
Professor David Patrick, Western Washington Univeristy
Designer Molecular Crystalline Films
February 16, 2018, 10:00am Professor Curtis Berlinguette, Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia
Bridging the Gap Between Three Nobel Prizes for Electron Transfer
March 9, 2018, 10:00am Professor Emily Pentzer, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
Tailored Functionalization of 2D Materials for Assembly at Interfaces
March 16, 2018, 10:00am Professor Trisha L. Andrew, UMass Amherst, Departments of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Vapor Phase Chemistry for Textile Electronics
March 23, 2018, 10:00am Professor John Honek, University of Waterloo
Bio-Lego: Design and Fabrication of Bionanomaterials Based on Capsule Proteins and Viruses
April 6, 2018, 10:00am Professor Barbora Morra, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Strengthening the Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Experience: Research-Related Laboratory Experiments and Examples of Real-World Applications
April 13, 2018, 10:00am Professor Brent Sumerlin , Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
Exploiting light to push the limits of controlled radical polymerization and macromolecular metamorphosis
Davenport East and West Seminar Room, LM Building
April 20, 2018, 10:00am Professor Patrick Charbonneau, Department of Chemistry, Duke University
Recent Advances on the Glass Problem -- They Are Sizeable!
April 27, 2018, 10:00am Fisher Lecture
Professor Joseph Wang, University of California San Diego
Wearable Electrochemical Sensors: From Lab-on-the-Skin to a Lab in your Mouth
May 14, 2018, 2:00pm Gordon Lecture
Professor Donna Blackmond , Scripps Research Institute
Reaction Progress Kinetic Analysis: A Powerful Methodology for Mechanistic Understanding
UPDATED: MP 202, McLennan Physical Laboratories (60 St. George Street, Toronto ON)
May 15, 2018, 2:00pm Gordon Lecture
Professor Donna Blackmond , Scripps Research Institute
The Origin of Biological Homochirality I: Autocatalytic Amplification
UPDATED: MP 202, McLennan Physical Laboratories (60 St. George Street, Toronto ON)
May 16, 2018, 2:00pm Gordon Lecture
Professor Donna Blackmond , Scripps Research Institute
The Origin of Biological Homochirality II: Combining Physical and Chemical Models
UPDATED: MP 202, McLennan Physical Laboratories (60 St. George Street, Toronto ON)
June 6, 2018, 12:00pm Professor Jean-François Nierengarten , University of Strasbourg (Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Moléculaires, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS)
Fullerene and pillar[5]arene scaffolds for the preparation of advanced materials and bioactive compounds
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
June 22, 2018, 10:00am Novartis Lecture
Dr. Christopher Adams & Professor Masayuki Inoue , Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc. | Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Dr. C. Adams: Better than a sharp stick in the eye: Developing a topical therapy to treat age related macular degeneration | Prof. M. Inoue: Radical-Based Approach for Synthesis of Complex Natural Products
Davenport East & West