Department of Chemistry



Events & Seminars

The Chemistry Department supports a robust seminar program that brings eminent scientists from around the world to present their current research to the Department. The normal Chemistry seminar day, Thursday, has two seminar times: one at 2:30 PM and another at 4:00 PM. While most seminars occur on Thursdays, many are scheduled at other times and other days, including some in the evening.

In addition, dozens of seminars are available each week within a 15 minute walk of the Chemistry Department. The links here showcase some of the more popular seminar series to our members, but external to our Department. If you would like us to add another link, please send an email to

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Sep 27
Cereal Fungicide Discovery

Dr. Jessica Herrick from Corteva Agriscience will present her talk on Cereal Fungicide Discovery 

Jess received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley, where she... View »

Sep 29
Build it to understand it: synthesis and characterization of O-GlcNAc modified proteins

Matt received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1999, where he worked for Robin Polt on glycosylation reactions and the synthesis of glycosylated analogs of... View »

Sep 30
Dr. Eric Rivard-Main Group Element-Functionalized Polyacetylenes and Luminescent Materials via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization View »
Oct 12
Dr. Paul Rupar- The Polymerization of Activated Azirdines View »
Oct 19
Dr. Danzhou Yang-DNA G-quadruplex: Structures, Functions, and Drug Targeting View »
Nov 09
Dr. Stephen Born-The Integrated Continuous Manufacturing of Small Molecule Drugs View »
Nov 11
Dr. Shiyu Zhang-Modeling Enzyme Reactivity with Copper Coordination Complexes View »
Nov 15
Professor Christo Sevov


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Dec 06
Professor Julia Kalow


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Dec 07
Dr. Julia Kalow-Mechanism-guided Discovery of Photocontrolled Materials and Reactions View »