Spring 2015 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University

Spring 2015 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU



Spring 2015 Seminar Program

Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Date Program
January 08

Pravas Deria, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

" Ordered Functionalization of Nanoscale Structures via Supramolecular Assembly "

January 12 

Guofang Chen, Department of Chemistry, St Johns University, Neckers 440

" Novel Polymer-Based Nanostructures and their Applications "

January 14

Oluwatosin Dada. Department of Analytical Sciences, Seattle Genetics Inc.

" Academia to Industry: A Dynamic Research Experience "

January 21

Mohtashim H. Shamsi. Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

" Microfluidic Electrochemical Biosensors "

January 23

Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University (Gao)

" Nanofiber-based Membranes and Electrodes for Hydrogen/Air Fuel Cells "

January 26

Mario Alpuche-Aviles, Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, Neckers 440

" Electrochemistry of Semiconductor Nanostructures"

January 29

Tianbiao Liu. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

"Complementary Approaches to Harnessing Renewable Energy: Electrocatalysis and Rechargeable Batteries"

January 30

Susan Odom, University of Kentucky (Plunkett)

"Extending Battery Lifetimes with Electrolyte Additives"

February 02

Boniface Fokwa, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Neckers 440


February 04

Zewei Quan, Los Alamos National Laboratory

" Self-Assembly and Structural Transformations of Nanoparticles "" 

February 6

To be determined 

February 13

Will Hunter, Illinois State University (Kinsel)

" Multi-level efforts to improve Chemistry and STEM Education across the K-12 Spectrum "

February 20

No seminar scheduled

February 27

Gary Baker, University of Missouri-Columbia (Kohli)

The seminar has been cancelled

March 6

Katja Michael, University of Texas El Paso (Scott)

Seminar cancelled due to weather

March 13

Spring Break

March 20

To be determined (Kohli)

March 27

Keith Pannell, University of Texas El Paso (Scott)

"Transition Metal Catalyzed Chemistry of SiH: Advances in Organic Chemistry"

April 3

To be determined

April 10

Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University, Neckers Lecture

" Exciton Fission and Solar Energy Conversion beyond the limit "

April 15

Jay Switzer, MUST (Suni)

"Electrodeposition of Thin Films and Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage"

April 17

Srinivasa Raghavan, University of Maryland (Kohli)

"Light-Tunable Fluids, Self-Propelling Microcapsules and Hemostatic Polymers: New Classes of Soft Matter with Unique Properties"

April 18

Meyers Symposium' Keynote Speaker-Professor Barry M. Trost, Stanford University (Hou)

Schedule of Events

April 24

Yi Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory(Ge)

"Tuning Structure and Ordering for Charge Transport in Frameworks of Organic Semiconductors"

May 1

Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University (Scott)

“Tuning the properties of organic semiconductors via atomic engineering”. 

May 8

Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame (Gao)

" Energy and Environmental Applications of Ionic Liquids. "