Upcoming Seminars

All seminars are held at 3:30 PM in the Mechanical Engineering Building (MEC) Room 205 unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2019

Nov
22

New Frontiers in Cosmic Carbon

New Frontiers in Cosmic Carbon

Dr. Brett McGuire | National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Professor Ilse Cleeves

Abstract.

Molecular clouds of gas and dust pervade our galaxy, and are the birthplaces of stars and planets.  The temperature, density, and radiation conditions inside these clouds make them unique chemical laboratories for studying both fundamental reactions and the evolution of the molecular complexity that seeds primitive planets.  We have recently discovered a new regime of unexpected low-temperature aromatic chemistry in these sources that has far-reaching implications on the lifecycle of carbon in the universe.  These detections are demanding new analysis techniques to extract the maximum information content from increasingly large and complex datasets both observationally and in the laboratory.  Here, I will discuss novel applications of signal processing and analysis in both arenas.  Observationally, we are using Bayesian approaches combined with matched filtering techniques, while in the laboratory, we are conducting reaction screening analyses to try to understand the content and evolution of this new carbon chemistry in space.  I will describe the results of our new observational analysis techniques, as well as outline several new methods we have developed for rapidly screening complex chemical mixtures in the laboratory using pump-probe rotational spectroscopy in a (semi-)automated fashion to enable new molecular discovery.

Dr. Brett McGuire | National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Hosted by Professor Ilse Cleeves

Spring 2020

Jan
17

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Jan
24

Jefferson Lecture - Re-imagining the Periodic Table: Sustainable Catalysis for the 21st Century

Jefferson Lecture - Re-imagining the Periodic Table: Sustainable Catalysis for the 21st Century

Dr. Paul Chirik | Princeton University

Graduate Student Council
Dr. Paul Chirik | Princeton University
Hosted by Graduate Student Council
Jan
31

Dr. Mike Roper | Florida State University

Dr. Mike Roper | Florida State University

Professor James Landers
Hosted by Professor James Landers
Feb
14

Dr. Hien Nguyen| Wayne State University

Dr. Hien Nguyen| Wayne State University

Professor Clifford Stains
Hosted by Professor Clifford Stains
Feb
19

Dr. Eric Rivard | University of Alberta

Dr. Eric Rivard | University of Alberta

Professor Robert Gilliard
Hosted by Professor Robert Gilliard
Feb
21

Dr. Aaron Dinner | University of Chicago

Dr. Aaron Dinner | University of Chicago

Professor Kateri DuBay
Hosted by Professor Kateri DuBay
Feb
28

Dr. Mitch Antsey | Davidson College

Dr. Mitch Antsey | Davidson College

Professor Charlie Machan
Hosted by Professor Charlie Machan
Mar
06

Dr. Ray Schaak | Penn State University

Dr. Ray Schaak | Penn State University

Professor Sen Zhang
Hosted by Professor Sen Zhang
Mar
18

Dr. Bhavya Sharma | University of Tennessee (Wed Talk)

Dr. Bhavya Sharma | University of Tennessee (Wed Talk)

Professor Jill Venton
Hosted by Professor Jill Venton
Mar
20

DATE AVAILABLE

DATE AVAILABLE

Mar
25

Professor Professor Piotr Zelenay | Los Alamos National Laboratory (Wed.)

Professor Professor Piotr Zelenay | Los Alamos National Laboratory (Wed.)

Professor Sen Zhang
Hosted by Professor Sen Zhang
Mar
27

Taming Protein Condensation

Taming Protein Condensation

Dr. Ying Wang | University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Professor Huiwang Ai
Dr. Ying Wang | University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Hosted by Professor Huiwang Ai
Apr
03

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT WEEK: NO SEMINAR

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT WEEK: NO SEMINAR

Apr
10

Annual Hecht Lecture

Annual Hecht Lecture

Dr. Frank Bennett | Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Professor Sidney Hecht
Dr. Frank Bennett | Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Hosted by Professor Sidney Hecht
Apr
15

Dr. Julie Kovacs | University of Washington (Wed Talk)

Dr. Julie Kovacs | University of Washington (Wed Talk)

Professor Charlie Machan
Hosted by Professor Charlie Machan
Apr
16

ACS Poster Session

ACS Poster Session

Apr
17

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Apr
24

TBA

TBA

Dr. Jill Millstone | University of Pittsburgh

Professor Charlie Machan
Dr. Jill Millstone | University of Pittsburgh
Hosted by Professor Charlie Machan

Fall 2020

Aug
28

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT KICK-OFF SEMINAR

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT KICK-OFF SEMINAR

Dr. Rebecca Pompano | University of Virginia Department of Chemistry

Professor Jill Venton
Dr. Rebecca Pompano | University of Virginia Department of Chemistry
Hosted by Professor Jill Venton
Sep
04

Dr. Jefferson Chan|University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne

Dr. Jefferson Chan|University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne

Professor Clifford Stains
Hosted by Professor Clifford Stains
Sep
11

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Sep
18

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Sep
23

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WEDNESDAY: DATE AVAILABLE

Sep
25

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Oct
02

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Oct
08

GRAHAM LECTURE (Title & Speaker, TBA)

GRAHAM LECTURE (Title & Speaker, TBA)

Oct
16

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Oct
23

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Oct
28

WEDNESDAY: DATE IS AVAILABLE

WEDNESDAY: DATE IS AVAILABLE

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