Chemistry Seminar Series

September 2023 to August 2024 seminars

Date Presenter Title Host
05/02/2024 Udo Schwingenschlögl
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Exciton dissociation by topological edge states A. Klinkova
04/09/2024 Cora Young
York University
PFAS and policy: Linking the chemistry of fluorinated gases with chemical regulations R. Smith
04/02/2024 Erin Johnson
Dalhousie University
London dispersion in density-functional theory and application to molecular crystal structure prediction Chemistry Graduate Student Society (CGSS)
02/13/2024 Lea Harrington
University of Toronto
Where there's a will, there's a way: How cells cope with eroding telomeres S. Kalyaanamoorthy
02/07/2024 Corey Stephenson
University of Michigan
Redox catalysis strategies for complex molecules G. Murphy
01/30/2024 Gillian R. Goward
McMaster University
Electrochemical Evolution and Ion Dynamics in Energy Storage Devices Revealed by 7Li and 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy R. Smith
12/12/2023 Eva Hemmer
University of Ottawa
Exploring new synthesis pathways to optical and magnetic lanthanide-based nanoparticles R. Smith
12/1/2023 Audrey Laventure
University of Montreal
Additive manufacturing of functional polymer materials A. Klinkova
11/14/2023 Jean-François Masson
University of Montreal
Nanoplasmonic sensing: From maple syrup analysis to neurochemistry S. Kalyaanamoorthy
11/6/23 Andrew Grosvenor
University of Saskatchewan
Glass-ceramic composites: The next generation nuclear waste form material? H. Kleinke
10/17/2023 Stephen Newman
University of Ottawa
Engaging esters, aldehydes, and alcohols in cross-coupling reactions: A high throughput approach to discovery Chemistry Graduate Student Society (CGSS)
10/17/2023 Man-Sau Wong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Chinese herbs-derived phytochemicals and musculoskeletal health J. Liu
10/10/2023 Daniel Rhodes
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ultraclean 2D Materials for Ferroelectricity, Superconductivity, and Topological Phenomena A.W. Tsen
9/12/2023 Marcus W. Drover
Western University
Exterior Decorating: Harnessing Non-Covalent Interactions for Cooperative Chemistry R. Smith

Past seminars

Date Presenter Title Host
8/23/2023 Michel Gravel
University of Saskatchewan
Synthesis of [10]- and [12] Annulenes G. Murphy
8/3/2023 Elena Baranova
University of Ottawa
Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis: Challenges and Opportunities A. Klinkova
5/24/2023 Nathaniel I. Martin
Leiden University
Improving Nature’s antibiotics through (semi)synthesis S. Taylor
5/12/2023 Jeff Van Humbeck
University of Calgary
Strategies and Methods for Site-Selective C-H Functionalization in Heterocycles G. Murphy
2/9/2023 Anna Fomitcheva Khartchenko
University of California Berkeley
Microfluidics-based immunoassays for enhancing diagnostic workflows J. Corrigan
2/2/2023 Jung-Ho Yu
Stanford University
Color In Vivo: Multiplexed Nanotechnology for Measuring Biological Heterogeneity J. Corrigan
1/26/2023 Gregory Wallace
University of Strathclyde
Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopies for Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry: Transitioning to Chiral Biosensin J. Corrigan
1/23/2023 Malama Chisanga
Universite de Montreal
Development of Nanomaterials and Machine Learning for Antimicrobial Resistance Spectroscopy J. Corrigan
12/14/2022 Steve Winter
Wake Forest University
Complexity and Clarity for Kitaev Candidate Materials A.W. Tsen
12/5/2022 Hua-Zhong "Hogan" Yu
Simon Fraser University
Designed DNA Nano-switches as Sensitive Electrochemical Biosensors J. Liu
11/17/2022 Huck Grover
Memorial University
C–H Functionalization and Catalytic Cascade Reactions in the Synthesis of Heterocycles D. Schipper
8/4/2022 Jan K. Rainey
Dalhousie University
Applying structure and dynamics to modulate spider silk behaviour E. Meiering
3/9/2022 Roxanne Kieltyka
Leiden University
Squaramide-based supramolecular biomaterials G. Sciaini
2/23/2022 John F. Corrigan
Western University
A Molecular Precursor Approach to Cluster Synthesis: from Luminescent Molecular Assemblies to Functional Nanomaterials W. Power
7/23/2021 Kirill Kovnir
Iowa State University
Solid State Chemistry of Pnictides: Structure and Properties Diversity H. Kleinke
5/26/2021 Jeff Sakamoto
University of Michigan
Mechano-electrochemical Phenomena and Anode-free Manufacturing of Solid-state Batteries L. Nazar
3/11/2021 Steen B. Schougaard
Université du Québec à Montréal
Ion Transport in Batteries – Why Is It So Difficult ? L. Nazar
3/4/2020 Don Spratt
Clark University
Structure and Mechanism of HECT E3 Ubiquitin Ligases G. Guillemette
1/29/2020 Simone Pisana
York University
Nanoscale heat transport at plasmonic interfaces and in 2D crystals G. Sciaini
1/23/2020 Sophie Rousseaux
University of Toronto
Strategies for Selective C–C and C–O Bond Cleavage in Cyclopropanols and Nitriles G. Murphy
1/16/2020 Robert Batey
University of Toronto
Natural Product Inspired Synthetic Methods Development: Targetting Macrocycles and Alkaloids S. Taylor
1/15/2020 Jakob Magolan
McMaster University
A new ortho-allylation of phenols, enabled by alumina and inspired by antibiotic cannabinoids. G. Murphy
1/14/2020 Kevin Kittilstved
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Emergent Phenomena in Old Materials P. Radovanovic
1/13/2020 Jian He
Clemson University
Entropy engineering of SnTe towards high-entropy thermoelectrics H. Kleinke
1/8/2020 Raed Al-Zoubi
University of Waterloo
The Development and Application of 1,2,3-Triiodoarenes in Regioselective Chemical Transformations G. Murphy
11/28/2019 Thomas E. Markland
Stanford University
Harnessing the quantum mechanics of the hydrogen bond: from atmospheric science to enzyme catalysis P.-N. Roy
11/22/2019 Zachary Hudson
University of British Columbia
Multiblock Nanofibers from Organic Electronic Materials G. Sciaini
11/5/2019 Ali Alavi
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research & University of Cambridge, UK
Quantum Monte Carlo approach to the Full Configuration Interaction (FCI) problem M. Nooijen
10/18/2019 Amnon Horovitz
Weizmann Institute of Science
Chaperonin nano-machines: allostery and function E. Meiering
10/11/2019 R. Scott Prosser
University of Toronto
Molecular and Mechanistic Underpinnings of Signal Transduction in Membranes - NMR Inspired Studies of the Conformational Landscape in Enzymes & GPCRs E. Meiering
10/2/2019 Maureen Joel Lagos
McMaster University
A Monochromatic Atom-wide Electron Probe for Nanoscale Materials Excitations G. Sciaini
9/18/2019 Hyun Ho Kim
University of Waterloo
Two-Dimensional Magnetism and its Applications for Spintronic Devices A.W. Tsen
9/17/2019 Jan K. Rainey
Dalhousie University
Unraveling atomic through nanoscale features of underexplored spider silks J. Honek
9/12/2019 Venkataraman Thangadurai
University of Calgary
All-Solid-State Li (Na) Batteries: Opportunities and Challenges H. Kleinke
9/11/2019 Peter Kruse
McMaster University
Switchable Dopants on Percolation Networks of 2D Materials for Chemiresistive Sensing Applications in Aqueous Environments K.T. Leung
9/10/2019 John R. Dutcher
University of Guelph
Soft nanoparticles, hard science & the path from discovery to commercialization J. Duhamel
9/4/2019 Joelle Pelletier
Université de Montréal
Transglutaminase-mediated protein labelling: successes and challenges J. Honek
9/3/2019 Phillip Choi
University of Alberta
Diffusion through Free Volume Redistribution J. Duhamel
8/21/2019 Mikhail Zamkov
Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Colloidal Nanocrystals in Energy Transfer Reactions A. Klinkova
7/25/2019 Zhen Liu
Nanjing University, China
Advanced Molecularly Imprinted Materials for Affinity Separation, Disease Diagnosis, Single-Cell Analysis, Bioimaging and Cancer Therapy J. Pawliszyn
7/22/2019 Harald Stöver
McMaster University
Cationic and Charge-Shifting Copolymers for Biomaterials Applications M. Gauthier
6/21/2019 Renato Zenobi
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Noncovalent Interactions Studied by Temperature-Programmed Native ESI-MS S. Hopkins
6/12/2019 Arokia Nathan
Cambridge Touch Technologies
Cambridge, UK
Electronics for Organic Displays an Ultralow Power Sensor Interfaces V. Karanassios
6/4/2019 Jean-Luc Renaud
Université de Caen Normandie
From Hydrogenation to Alkylation: A Journey with Iron Complexes E. Fillion
5/17/2019 Drew Woolley
University of Toronto
Adventures in protein engineering - some interesting oddities E. Meiering
5/17/2019 Jesse Greener
Université Laval
Beyond biochemistry: combining analytical chemistry and microfluidics to study “living catalytic materials" M. Palmer
5/6/2019 Newman Sze
School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Developing bioanalytical methods to study proteins damaged by spontaneous chemical reactions in age-related diseases J. Pawliszyn
4/24/2019 Laurent Pouységu
Université Bordeaux, France
Chiral Iodoarenes and Iodanes for Transition Metal-free Asymmetric Reactions and Total Synthesis of Natural Products G. Murphy
3/8/2019 Artur Izmaylov
University of Toronto
Role of Topological Phases in Quantum Molecular Dynamics M. Nooijen
1/21/2019 Giovanni Fanchini
Western University
Nanostructured flash memory devices based on radical polymers and carbon-based nanomaterials K.T. Leung