Chemistry Seminars

The Department of Chemistry is excited to bring distinguished chemical scientists to campus to present and discuss cutting-edge scientific research as well as issues of interest to an educated public.


Department Seminars

Spring 2018 Department Seminars

Date Speaker and Topic Location
Jan 12 Dr. Nick Fitzkee (Mississippi State University 3:00 PM 58A, 101
Jan 19 Dr. Nate Lewis 12:00 PM 58A, 101
Jan 19 Dr. Bruce McCord (Florida International University 2:00 PM 58A, 101

Feb 8-9

Smart Lecture Series: Richard McCullough (Harvard University)
Feb 8th Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Feb 9th Department Seminar
2/8: IHMC 5:30-7:30 PM
2/9: 2:00 PM
58A, 101
Feb 16 Dr. Shane Street (University of Alabama) 3:00 PM 58A, 101
Apr 20 Dr. Larry Yet (University of South Alabama) 3:00 PM 58A, 101

National and Regional Scientific Meetings 3/18-22, 2018 Spring National American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA


William D. Smart Seminars in Chemistry

This endowment enables the Department of Chemistry to bring distinguished chemical scientists to campus to present and discuss cutting-edge scientific research as well as issues of interest to an educated public. In 2011, Mary Smart provided an additional gift to the Smart Seminar Series in Chemistry Endowment which allows for expansion of the seminar series to include additional speakers, international scientists, and much more.

Past Smart Seminars

Year Speaker and Topic Location
2007 Sir Harry Kroto, Florida State University (Inorganic) 58A, 101
2009 Sir Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University (Inorganic) 58A, 101
2010 Dr. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Inorganic) 58A, 101
2010 Dr. Michael Summers, University of Maryland (Organic) 58A, 101
2011 Dr. Ken Raymond, University of California (Inorganic) 58A, 101
2014 Dr. Geraldine L. Richmond, University of Oregon (Organic) 58A, 101
2017 Dr. Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern(Inorganic) 58A, 101
2018 Dr. Richard Cullough, Harvard University (Materials) 58A, 101