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Events in 2012

Events in 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
The Strange and Wonderful Photophysical World of Per(difluoroborated) Platinum-POP
Yan Choi Lam, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Personal Experiences & Lessons Learned in 20+ Years of Industrial R&D
William Banholzer, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Dow Chemical Company
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Fluorescent Probes of DNA Structure and Function
Nathan W. Luedtke, Professor Dr., Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich
Thursday, January 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Rethinking the replication-repair interface: single-molecule analysis joins BRCA1/2 and Fanconi Anemia proteins in a novel DNA fork protection pathway
Katharina Schlacher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute and UCLA
Friday, January 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Structure, Spectroscopy, and Thermochemistry of Paramagnetic Cobalt Dihydrogen and Dinitrogen Complexes
Daniel Suess, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Investigations on Low-Valent Group 8 and 9 Metalloradicals
Ayumi Takaoka, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Peters group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nanophotonics: The Art of Managing Photons at the Nanoscale
Mark L. Brongersma, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University
Thursday, January 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Noncoding RNAs: with a Viral Twist
Joan Steitz, HHMI Investigator and professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, Yale University
Friday, January 20, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Crellin 151
Chemical-Scale Investigations of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors
Nyssa Puskar, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Dougherty group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Beyond Bias and Barriers: Current Prospects for Women in Science
Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Synthesis of Heterometallic Trimanganese Mn3MOx Complexes Supported by a Hexapyridyl 1,3,5-Triarylbenzene Ligand
Emily Tsui, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Dynamics of Liquids and Interfaces Studied with Ultrafast 2D IR Vibrational Echo Spectroscopy
Michael D. Fayer, David Mulvane Ehrsam and Edward Curtis Franklin Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Gates Annex 22
Chemical Design of Anti-Cancer Compounds for Maximal Therapeutic Index
Kevan Shokat, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Friday, January 27, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Activator-Free Oligomerizations and Oxidative Transformations Catalyzed by Palladium Hydroxy-Bridged Dimers
Matthew Winston, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Surprises in ionic driven assembly of membranes
Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Lawyer Professor of Materials Science, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science, Northwestern University
Friday, February 3, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Oxidative Chemistry of Dioxo-Osmium Complexes
Hema Karumadasa, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, February 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Unusual Reactivity of 2- and 3-Coordinate Nickel: Chemistry Outside the Square Plane
Gregory L. Hillhouse, professor of chemistry, the University of Chicago
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Structural Basis for Activation of Class Ib Ribonucleotide Reductase
Amie Boal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Protein folding, environmental stress, and the inheritance of new phenotypes
Daniel Jarosz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT
Friday, February 10, 2012
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Observing Ways Nature Overcame Elemental Austerity
Kyle M. Lancaster, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis with Ruthenium Catalysts
Keith Keitz, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, February 13, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Functional integration of large ncRNAs in the molecular circuitry controlling cell state
Mitchell Guttman, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Some Recent Results
Gerhard Erker, Professor, Organic Chemical Institute, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Gates Annex 22
Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluable Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems
Robert G. Bergman, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, February 16, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Protein folding on the ribosome: Pulling on single nascent chains with optical tweezers
Christian Kaiser, Postdoctoral Fellow, QB3 Institute and Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
Friday, February 17, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Carbon-Oxygen Bond Activation in Nickel-Diphosphine-Ether Complexes
Paul Kelley, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, February 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Dealing with mistakes: A new form of proofreading on the ribosome
Hani Zaher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Roles of DNA Damage, Repair, and Structure in Triplet Repeat Expansion
Sarah Delaney, professor of chemistry, Brown University
Friday, February 24, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Thermally Stable Dinitrogen and Dihydrogen Adducts of Cationic Ni(II)
Charlene Tsay, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, February 27, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Zirconium-Mediated Bond Formation: Materials, Molecules and Methods
Rory Waterman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont
Friday, March 2, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
John Anderson, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, March 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chiral Indium Catalysts for Highly Controlled Ring Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters
Parisa Mehrkhodavandi, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nanostructured Silicon Thermoelectrics
Jen-Kan Yu, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Heath Group, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Discovery of the Fullerenes
David E. Manolopoulos, Professor, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Michael E. Jung, professor of chemistry, UCLA
Thursday, March 8, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
The Quantum Electron Dynamics of Materials Subjected to Extreme Environments
Patrick Theofanis, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Goddard Group, Caltech
Friday, March 9, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Cell-Selective Biological Activity of Rhodium Metalloinsertors
Alexis C. Komor, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, March 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Understanding C-H Bond Activation in Heme Proteins: The Role of Thiolate Ligation in Cytochrome P450
Michael T. Green, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Aryne Annulation Reactions Toward the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Molecules
Christopher Gilmore, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Stoltz Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Friday, March 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Reactivity of Novel Tricopper Complexes
Davide Lionetti, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, March 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
tert-Butyl Chalcogenides as Useful Precursors for Semiconductor Nanocrystal Synthesis and their Surface Modification
Richard Brutchey, assistant professor of chemistry, USC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Gold-Catalyzed Molecular Gymnastics
Antonio M. Echavarren, Professor, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Systematic identification of reaction coordinates with (and now also without) transition path sampling
Baron Peters, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nanostructured Membranes and Monoliths from Reactive Multifunctional Block Polymers
Marc A. Hillmyer, professor of chemistry, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 22, 2012
10:30 am - 
11:30 am
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Computational electrochemistry of transition metal oxide water interfaces
Michiel Sprik, Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge
Friday, March 23, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Synthetic Models of the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II
Jacob Kanady, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Friday, March 30, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Development of Molecular Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization with Tunable Reactivity toward Alpha-Olefins
Jerzy Klosin, Ph.D., Corporate R&D, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Topic to be Announced
Jerzy Klosin, Research Chemist, Dow Chemical Company
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Bimetallic Polymerization Catalysts Based on a Terphenyl Framework: Synthesis, Characterization, and Activity
Madalyn Radlauer, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, April 2, 2012
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Studies in Recombination and Dissociation Reactions for Energy Transfer and Electron Transfer of Nanocrystals and Dye Molecules
Zhaoyan Zhu, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Marcus group, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Designed Diffusion of Latex Polymers: A Smart Polymer System
Willie Lau, Ph.D., Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Predicting molecular crystal properties with quantum chemistry
Gregory Beran, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Catalytic Dehydrative SN2' Reactions: Mechanistic and Synthetic Implications
Aaron Aponick, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
Friday, April 6, 2012
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Asymmetric Organoborane Conversions via the Amazing 9-Borabicyclo-[3.3.2]decanes
John A. Soderquist, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Luminescent Probes for DNA Base Mismatches
Anna J. McConnell, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Corannulene en Masse
Jay S. Siegel, Professor, Organic Chemistry Institute, University of Zurich
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Crellin 151
Electronic Structures and Reactivity Patterns of Dipalladium(II,II) Complexes
Alec Durrell, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Gray Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Friday, April 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Pincer-Enforced Nickel-Arene Interactions: Reactivity and Arene Activation
Sibo Lin, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Using Small Molecules to Engineer and Explore Human Immunity
David A. Spiegel, professor of chemistry, Yale University
Friday, April 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
DNA-mediated CT by the E. coli helicase DinG is stimulated by ATP-hydrolysis
Michael A. Grodick, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, April 23, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Biological Methane Oxidation
Amy C. Rosenzweig, Associate Professor, Departments of Molecular Biosciences/Chemistry, Northwestern University
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Visualizing Information Transfer through the Plasma Membrane with Small Molecules
Alanna Schepartz, professor of chemistry, Yale University
Thursday, April 26, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Reactions of OH Radicals, H Atoms, and Solvated Electrons in Pressurized High Temperature Water
David M. Bartels, Professor, Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame
Friday, April 27, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Fundamental Studies and Applications of Ruthenium-Based Z-Selective Metathesis
Myles Herbert, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, April 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Discovery of New Structures and Reactivity with Pincer Complexes
Oleg V. Ozerov, Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Friday, May 4, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Synthesis and Polymerization Behavior of Asymmetric Group IV Phenoxide(pyridine)anilide Complexes
Rachel Klet, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, May 7, 2012
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
DNA-mediated Charge Transport in a Biological Context: Cooperation Among Metalloproteins to Find Lesions in the Genome
Pamela Sontz, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Barton Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
DNA-mediated Charge Transport in a Biological Context: Cooperation Among Metalloproteins to Find Lesions in the Genome
Pamela Sontz, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Barton Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Design, Synthesis, and Application of Ruthenium Metathesis Catalysts for the Preparation of Small Molecules and Polymers
Renee Thomas, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Grubbs group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Functional Analogues of the FeFe Hydrogenases with an Emphasis on Hydride Intermediates
Thomas B. Rauchfuss, professor of chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
3:30 pm - 
4:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Mixed Functionality Semiconductor Surfaces
Leslie O'Leary, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Lewis group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Friday, May 11, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Brush Polymers for Optoelectronic Devices
Raymond Weitekamp, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, May 14, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Correlation of Electronic Structure to Reactivity in Organometallic Catalysis and Polynuclear Small Molecule Activation
Theodore Betley, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Ab initio Modeling of CO2 Reduction and CO2 Capture
Laura Gagliardi, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
A General Method for Controlling Site-, Regio- and Stereoselectivity
Kian L. Tan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Friday, May 18, 2012
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Mechanistic Insights into Alkane C-H Activation and Functionalization by Metal Oxide Surfaces and Organometallic Complexes
Mu-Jeng Cheng, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Goddard group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy, Kinetics, and Quantum Chemistry of Atmospherically Relevant Reactions
Matthew Sprague, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Okumura Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
2:30 pm - 
3:30 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Photoionization, photodissociation or ultrafast relaxation? How aqueous aromatics deal with a UV photon.
Stephen Bradforth, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Promoting Chemistry With External Force: Covalent Mechanochemistry with First Principles Molecular Dynamics on Graphical Processing Units
Todd J. Martinez, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of S.L.A.C. Photon Science, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Friday, May 25, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Novel Approaches to Cleavage of Lignin-Related C-O Bonds
Alexey Fedorov, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Ugly, the Soft, and the Elastic: Short Stories on Particle Self-Assembly
Angelo Cacciuto, Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Friday, June 1, 2012
2:30 pm - 
3:30 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Communicating Chemistry
Stuart Cantrill, Dr., Chief Editor, Nature Publishing Group, Nature Chemistry
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Primary Alcohols from Terminal Olefins: Formal Anti-Markovnikov Hydration
Zach Wickens, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, June 4, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Redox Enzymes as Electrocatalysts: Exploration of Natural and Artificial Hydrogenases
Anne Katherine Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
Friday, June 8, 2012
2:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chem 82 Senior Thesis Symposium
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
The Reduction Chemistry of Bimetallic Diimine-dioxime Macrocycle Complexes
Chris Uyeda, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Computational and Experimental Discoveries from the Lu-[3+2] and Wender-[5+2] Reactions
Zhixiang Yu, Professor Dr., College of Chemistry, Peking University
Friday, June 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Crellin 151
Zirconium(III) Complexes Derived from Species Present in ansa-Zirconocene-Based Olefin-Polymerization Catalysts
Taylor Lenton, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis
Benjamin Keith Keitz, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Grubbs Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Friday, July 27, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Steric Effects in the Synthesis and Properties of Polynorbornenes
Christopher Daeffler, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Grubbs Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Friday, August 3, 2012
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Broad 100
Efficient CO2 Reduction Catalyzed by Oxide-Derived Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts
Matt Kanan, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Friday, September 7, 2012
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Engineering Multi-Step Electron Tunneling Systems in Proteins
Heather Williamson, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Gray group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Unified Approach to the Transtaganolide and Basiliolide Natural Products
Hosea Nelson, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Stoltz Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Modulation of Neuronal Growth by Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans
Joshua Brown, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Friday, September 21, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Improving the Efficiency of Ruthenium-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis with Solid-Supported Catalysts, Microfluidic Reactors and Novel X-type Ligands
Matthew Van Wingerden, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Grubbs Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Monday, October 1, 2012
10:30 am - 
11:30 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Robust and Versatile Palladium(II) Dimer Precatalysts for Olefin Transformations
Matthew Winston, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Bercaw group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Phototriggering Nitric Oxide Synthase
Gretchen Keller, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Gray group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Lanthanide Chemistry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Catalysis
Matthew J. Allen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Si Microwire Photoanodes Under High-Level Injection Conditions
Elizabeth Santori, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Lewis group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Crellin 151
Sec-Facilitated Protein Translocation and Membrane Integration
Bin Zhang, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Miller group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Thursday, October 4, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Guiding the Design of Synthetic DNA-Binding Molecules with Massively Parallel Sequencing
Jordan Meier, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Friday, October 5, 2012
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Crellin 151
Selective Functionalization of the Protein N-Terminus with N-Myristoyl Transferase in Bacteria
Chethana Kulkarni, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Tirrell group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Monday, October 8, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Advancing Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: New Molecules, Materials, Measurements and Modeling
Thomas Hamann, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10:30 am - 
11:30 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Ligan-Gated Ion Channels: Structure-Function Studies & Crosstalk with Other Receptors
Walrati Limapichat, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Dougherty group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
A Molecule to Detect and Perturb the Confinement of Charge Carriers in Colloidal Quantum Dots
Emily A. Weiss, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Friday, October 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Polymerization Catalysis for the Precision Synthesis of Chiral and Sustainable Polymers
Garret Miyake, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Time-resolved Molecular Imaging with a Femtosecond Hard X-ray Laser
John C.H. Spence, Regents' Professor, Department of Physics, Arizona State University
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
A Logical Structure for Scientific and Technological Innovation
David A. Pensak, Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Drexel University College of Medicine
Thursday, October 18, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Imaging the E. coli Chromosome by Super-Resolution Microscopy
Timur Zhiyentayev, Mr., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Friday, October 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Mechanisms of Oxygen Reduction Reactions Mediated by Rhodium and Iridium Hydride Complexes
Thomas Teets, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, October 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
"The H-NOX Family of Heme Sensor Proteins: Discovery of a New Role for Nitric Oxide Signaling in Bacteria"
Elizabeth M. Boon, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:00 am - 
6:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Aron Kuppermann Memorial Symposium
Thursday, October 25, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Accelerating microbial functional genomics
Trent Northen, Staff Scientist, Bioenergy/GTL and Structural Biology, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
 
 
 
Friday, October 26, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
"The Development of a Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Cyclic Conjugate Acceptors"
Jeffrey Holder, "The Development of a Palladium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Cyclic Conjugate Acceptors", Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, October 29, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Characterization and Applications of Metal-Metal Bonds in Early/Late Heterobimetallic Complexes
Christine M. Thomas, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Brandeis University
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Small-molecule Interrogation of Kinase Signaling and Membrane Protein Biogenesis
Jack Taunton, Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Thursday, November 1, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Activated GTPase Movement on an RNA Scaffold Drives Cotranslational Protein Targeting
Kuang Shen, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Friday, November 2, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Homogeneous versus Heterogeneous Water-Oxidation Catalysis with Cp*Ir Complexes
James Blakemore, Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, November 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Electrochemical Synthesis of Electrode and Catalyst Materials for Use in Solar Energy Conversion
Kyoung-Shin Choi, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
8:00 pm - 
9:30 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
A Discussion with Dr. Arun Majumdar
Arun Majumdar, Founding Director of ARPA-E and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
No More Nucleophiles: Direct, Selective Cross Coupling of Electrophiles
Daniel J. Weix, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Rochester
Friday, November 9, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Light-Mediated Pattern Formation during the Growth of Chalcogenide Nanostructures
Bryce Sadtler, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Real-time Imaging of Nanoscale Dynamics on Atomic Glass Surfaces
Martin Gruebele, James R. Eiszner Prof. of Chemistry, Prof. of Physics, Prof. of Biophysics and Computational Biology, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Crellin 151
ATP-Dependent DNA-Mediated Signaling by the Helicase XPD
Timothy Mui, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Working beneath the binodal: the science and engineering of liquids under tension
Abraham Stroock, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
 
 
Monday, November 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
"Nanocrystal Assemblies: The Modular Approach to Design of Functional Inorganic Materials"
Dmitri Talapin, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Subtle but profound consequences of nanoscale fluctuations in biophysics and materials science: From side chain packing in proteins to nanocrystal self-assembly
Phillip Geissler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
A tandem junction microwire Si/WO3 device for water splitting
Matthew Shaner, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Friday, November 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Mechanistic Insight into Chromium-PNP Catalyst Activation and Selective Olefin Trimerization
Loi Do, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, December 3, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
"High-Valent Iron: Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Reactivity"
Lawrence Que, Jr., Regents Professor and 3M/Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Center for Metals in Biocatalysis, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Thermodynamic Properties of Organometallic Dihydrogen Complexes for Hydrogen Storage Applications
David Gregory Abrecht, graduate student, chemical engineering, caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Photoactivated Dissociation of Specific Bonds in Whole Proteins: Methods and Applications
Ryan Julian, Associate professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Selective Labeling and Engineering of Endogenous Protein in Test Tubes, in Cell and in Vivo
Itaru Hamachi, Professor, Department of Synthetic Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Thursday, December 6, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Photochemical Triggering of Ion Channel Gating
Oliver Shafaat, Mr., Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Friday, December 7, 2012
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Crellin 151
Targeted, Polymer-Based Nanoparticles for Delivery of Camptothecin
Han Han, graduate student, chemical engineering, caltech
2:00 pm - 
3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Development of a Novel Ring Contraction Strategy and Application to the Total Synthesis of Presilphiperfolanol Natural Products
Allen Hong, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Stoltz Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
"Broadening the Scope of Catalytic Hydroamination using Simple Ureate Ligands: Evidence for Concerted C-N, C-H bond formation at Zirconium"
David Leitch, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, December 10, 2012
2:30 pm - 
3:30 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Resonant Nanocantilever Chemical Vapor Sensors
Heather McCaig, Graudate Student in Chemistry, Lewis Group, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nonlinear Vibrational Imaging
Eric Olaf Potma, Associate Professor of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chemical Probes to Explore and Inhibit Bacterial Growth and Pathogenesis
Erin E. Carlson, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Indiana University
Friday, December 14, 2012
9:00 am - 
10:00 am
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Structure Property Relations on the Zeolite Catalyzed Conversion of Methanol to Light Olefins
Yashodhan Bhawe, graduate student, chemical engineering, caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
"Terphenyl Diphosphine-Supported Nickel Complexes: Flexible Metal-Arene Interactions, Group Transfer and Ligand Activation"
David Herbert, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Exploiting Unconventional Carbonyl Reactivity for Natural Products and Designed Materials Synthesis
Brandon L. Ashfeld, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, December 20, 2012
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
DNA-Mediated Charge Transport for Long-Range Sensing and Protein Detection
Natalie B. Muren, Graduate Student in Chemistry, Barton Group, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology