Upcoming Seminars

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

Spring 2020

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

Examining the Dynamics of Glucose Regulation

Examining the Dynamics of Glucose Regulation

Dr. Mike Roper | Florida State University

Professor James Landers

ABSTRACT

Islets of Langerhans are the endocrine portion of the pancreas responsible for maintaining glucose homeostasis via the regulated secretion of numerous hormones, most notably insulin and glucagon. Defects in the secretion of these hormones are associated with a number of metabolic diseases, including diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. The ability to measure these glucose-regulating peptides with high time resolution and sensitivity is necessary to fully resolve the secretion dynamics of these factors and to understand how they change at various disease stages.

In this talk, a number of analytical strategies our group has developed which enable monitoring of secretion with high time resolution will be discussed. These assays include multi-color electrophoretic affinity assays, electrochromatographic separations for small molecule transmitters, and fluorescence anisotropy immunoassays. A number of these assays have been integrated into microfluidic systems to enable monitoring of secretions as a function of time. Select applications of these devices will also be discussed including how groups of islets can coordinate their secretion in vivo into pulses that are necessary for proper glucose utilization.

Dr. Mike Roper | Florida State University
Hosted by Professor James Landers
Feb
14

Specific Inhibition of Heparanase by Glycopolymers for Cancer and Diabetic Therapeutics

Specific Inhibition of Heparanase by Glycopolymers for Cancer and Diabetic Therapeutics

Dr. Hien Nguyen | Wayne State University

Professor Clifford Stains
Dr. Hien Nguyen | Wayne State University
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

Electrochemical Energy Storage through Ligand-Based Charge Manipulation

Electrochemical Energy Storage through Ligand-Based Charge Manipulation

Dr. Mitch Anstey | Davidson College

Professor Charlie Machan

ABSTRACT

Public and private investments in energy storage have created a 100 billion dollar industry, and this industry is now converging on grid-scale applications due to the urgent need for resource conservation and our ever-increasing global demand for energy. Redox flow batteries (RFBs) are one method for grid-scale energy storage, being used for peak-shaving and renewable energy incorporation into the grid. Our lab has been using molecular structure as one method to influence electrolyte performance metrics such as Coulombic efficiency, charge-recharge cycling, and voltage window. This talk will describe the work in our lab that focuses on molecular design to address these specific issues in nonaqueous redox flow battery electrolytes.

Dr. Mitch Anstey | Davidson College
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

Dr. Yugang Sun | Temple University

Dr. Yugang Sun | Temple University

Prof. Sen Zhang
Hosted by Prof. Sen Zhang
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

Dr. Frieder Jaekle | Rutgers University, Newark

Dr. Frieder Jaekle | Rutgers University, Newark

Professor Robert Gilliard
Hosted by Professor Robert Gilliard
Apr
24

Dr. Jill Millstone | University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Jill Millstone | University of Pittsburgh

Professor Charlie Machan
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

DATE AVAILABLE

DATE AVAILABLE

Sep
18

Dr. Jin Zhang | University of San Diego

Dr. Jin Zhang | University of San Diego

Professor Andreas Gahlmann
Hosted by Professor Andreas Gahlmann
Sep
23

WEDNESDAY: DATE IS AVAILABLE

WEDNESDAY: DATE IS AVAILABLE

Sep
25

Dr. Dmitri Talapin | University of Chicago

Dr. Dmitri Talapin | University of Chicago

Dr. Sen Zhang
Hosted by Dr. Sen Zhang
Oct
02

Dr. Jerry Meyer | University of North Carolina

Dr. Jerry Meyer | University of North Carolina

Professor Charlie Machan
Hosted by Professor Charlie Machan
Oct
08

Possible Graham Lecture| To be determined

Possible Graham Lecture| To be determined

Oct
15

Possible Graham Lecture| To be determined

Possible Graham Lecture| To be determined

Oct
16

DATE IS AVAILABLE

DATE IS AVAILABLE

Oct
22

Possible Graham Lecture| To be determined

Possible Graham Lecture| To be determined

Oct
23

DATE AVAILABLE

DATE AVAILABLE

Oct
28

Dr. Chris Thomas | Ohio State University

Dr. Chris Thomas | Ohio State University

Professor Charlie Machan
Hosted by Professor Charlie Machan

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