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

Date Speaker and Topic Location
Sept 6

Professor John Brantley (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
Polymer Science and Synthetic Methodology

 
Nov 1

Professor Justin R Ragains (Louisiana State University)
Organic Chemistry

 
Nov 22

Professor Vinayak Agarwal (Georgia Tech)
Biochemistry

 

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