Department of Chemistry



Past Events & Seminars

May 12
Dr. Hans Renata - Dowd Lecture - Combining Synthetic Chemistry and Biology for Streamlining Access to Complex Molecules

Dowd Lecture Seminar Series

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May 10
Dr. Patrick Fier - Phillips Lecture - The Importance of Organic Chemistry: Developing Large-Scale Syntheses of Molnupiravir, an Antiviral for COVID-19

In the face of increasing molecular complexity, shrinking timelines, and a goal to have robust and sustainable processes at the time of filing, process chemistry groups must continue to innovate... View »

May 09
Dr. Patrick Fier - Phillips Lecture - Innovations in Synthetic chemistry at Merck: New Methods for the Functionalization of Complex Molecules

In drug discovery and development, it is often realized that classic reactions requiring harsh conditions are not suitable for the functionalization and diversification of complex, drug-like... View »

Apr 28
Dr. Igor Lednev - Raman Hyperspectroscopy and Machine Learning for Forensic Purposes and Medical Diagnostics

Analytical Seminar

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Apr 20
Dr. Oleg Larionov - Development of Selective Reactions for Organic Synthesis

Organic Seminar via Zoom

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Apr 12
Dr. Timothy Newhouse - Computationally Augmented Total Synthesis

Efficient syntheses of complex small molecules, such as bioactive natural products, often involve detailed retrosynthetic planning and experimental evaluation of speculative approaches. The... View »

Apr 08
Dr. Alina M. Schimpf - Postponed

Inorganic/Materials Seminar 

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Apr 05
Stereoselective Functionalization of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons

Our laboratory has developed a new approach to the stereoselective functionalization of unsaturated hydrocarbons. Traditional approaches have relied on metal-catalyzed C-H bond activation. We have... View »

Apr 01
Kaufman Lecture Series - High Resolution Imaging of Excited State Dynamics in Nanomaterials

Two topics will be covered in the general area of tunneling microscopy: looking at surface dynamics of glasses on a millisecond to hour scale, and excited state dynamics of nanomaterials on the... View »

Mar 31
Kaufman Lecture Series - Protein and RNA Association and Dynamics in the Cell

Protein and RNA folding and binding reactions are generally quite fast and involve small free energy differences. That speed has proven useful when comparing computer simulations of protein and... View »

Mar 22
Synthesis of Saturated Heterocycles Via Enantioselective Copper-Catalyzed Polar-Radical Reactions of Alkenols and Alkenyl Amine Derivatives

Saturated oxygen and nitrogen heterocycles, e.g. pyrrolidines, morpholines and tetrahydrofurans, are prevalent in bioactive small molecules. The development of enantioselective cyclizations of... View »

Mar 18
Inorganic Seminar - Dr. Hemamala Karunadasa

Professor Hema Karunadasa works with colleagues in materials science, earth science, and applied physics to drive the discovery of new materials with applications in clean energy. Her group... View »

Mar 18 to Mar 19
NOBCChE Collaborative Conference

Seminar and poster session.

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(All day)
Mar 03
Recent Advances in Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis

Development of methods to prepare various organic compounds of synthetic, biological, and medicinal significance in a cost-effective, efficient, reliable and selective manner is vital to advances... View »

Mar 03
New Methods for the Chemoselective Functionalization of Peptides

Chemoselective reactions that occur under mild conditions are required to synthesize and
functionalize biomolecules. To that end, ligation of a-nucleophiles with a-oxo-aldehydes
or... View »