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Chemistry Seminar Series 2013 - 2014

Seminar Locations

The location for Pomona seminars is Seaver Auditorium. The location for Harvey Mudd seminars is Shanahan TLB B480. The location for Joint Sciences seminars is the Burns Lecture Hall.

Spring 2014  

Korin Wheeler, Santa Clara University
"Evaluation of Adventitious Surface Modifications in the Environmental Fate and Reactivity of Nanomaterials"
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium
http://scu.edu/cas/chemistry/faculty/wheeler.cfm 

Ron Zuckermann, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs 
Materials, Chemical Biology
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)

Ryan Shenvi, Scripps Research Institute
"Chemical Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites"
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)
http://www.scripps.edu/shenvi

Raymond Weitekamp, California Institue of Technology
"A Hand-Crafted Experimentalist: Molecules (20:05), Music (20:14), Counterpoint (10:47)"
Wednesday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m., Lyman Hall (Pomona)

Lutz Maibaum, University of Washington
"Biological Membranes at Large Length Scales: Material Properties and Cellular Function"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium (Pomona)

http://depts.washington.edu

Tara Ruttley, NASA
"The International Space Station: Research to Benefits"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:15 p.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)
http://www.nasa.gov/ 

Robbins Lecture Series - March 3-4, 2014 

"Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives"

Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seaver North Auditorium (Pomona)
http://web.mit.edu/langerlab/langer.html

"Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of Angiogenesis Inhibitors for Treating Cancer to the Development of Drug Delivery Systems"
Monday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium

"Tissue Engineering"
Tuesday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium

"Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Technologies"
Tuesday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m., Seaver North Auditorium

Jeff Cannon, California Institute of Technology
'Using Mechanistic Probes to Understand sp3 C-H Activation in a New Class of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts"
Tuesday, March 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)

Andrew Udit, Occidental College
"Virus Nanoparticles that Catalyze and Cure"
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)
http:www.oxy.edu/faculty/ 

Drew Duncan, Willamette University
"Design, Synthesis, and Biological Behavior of Some Novel Chitosan Derivatives"
Tuesday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium (Pomona)
http://willamette.edu/

Andy Borovik, UC Irvine
"Synthesis as a Window Into Metallobiochemistry"
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)
http://faculty.uci.edu

Lauren Benz, University of San Diego
"The Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide by ZIF-8 Nano-Sponge Films"
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium (Pomona)
http:www/sandiego.edu

Jose Andres, ThinkFoodGroup
Molecular Gastronomy
http://thinkfoodgroup.com

Past Seminars: Fall 2013

Career Services
"An Intro to Career Services"
Tuesday,, September 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)

Katie Purvis-Roberts, Keck Science Department
"Alphatic Amines as a Component of Particulate Matter Air Pollution"
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (KGI)
http://www.jsd.claremont.edu/faculty/profile.asp?FacultyID=26

Grace Credo, Intel
"Chemistry at the Interface: Opportunities Where Biology Meets Silicon"
 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)

Thomas J. Lane, Stanford University
"Pleasing Boltzmann: Why Static Structures of Proteins and Nucleic Acids Aren't Enough and What We Can Do About It"
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Seaver North Auditorium (Pomona)

Tom Miller, Caltech
"Quantum Dynamics from Classical Trajectories: New Approaches to Simulating Biological and Molecular Catalysts"
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)
http://millergroup.caltech.edu/Miller_Group/Home.html

Floyd Romesberg, Scripps Research Institute
"Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet"
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)
http://www.scripps.edu/romesberg/

Timothy Clark, University of San Diego
"Substrate-Directed C-H Borylation of Substituted Arenes"
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)
http://www.home.sandiego.edu/%7eclarkt/index.html

Matt Bush, University of Washington
"Native Mass Spectrometry: Ionization, Ion Mobility, and the Mammalian Circadian Clock"
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Burns Lecture Hall (JSD)
http://depts.washington.edu/chem/people/faculty/bush.html

Katie Galloway, University of Southern California
"So This Engineer Walks Into a Biology Lab: Regulating Cell Fate with Genetic Control Systems"
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)

Tom Miller, California Institute of Technology
"Quantum Dynamics From Classical Trajectories: New Approaches to Stimulating Biological and Molecular Catalysts"
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.,Shanahan TLB B480 (HMC)

Students interested in having lunch with the seminar speakers should consult with the seminar coordinator of the hosting college: