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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
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
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
March 27, 2018, 10:00am Professor Ignacio Franco, University of Rochester
Stark control of electrons
April 6, 2018, 10:00am Professor Barbora Morra, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
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
April 20, 2018, 10:00am Professor Patrick Charbonneau, Department of Chemistry, Duke University
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 4, 2018, 10:00am Gilead Lecture
Professor David W. MacMillan, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
May 18, 2018, 10:00am Gordon Lecture
Professor Donna Blackmond , Scripps Research Institute
June 22, 2018, 10:00am Novartis Lecture
Professor Masayuki Inoue , University of Tokyo
June 22, 2018, 10:00am Novartis Lecture
Better than a sharp stick in the eye: developing a topical therapy to treat age related macular degeneration, Dr. Chris Adams, Novartis