Spring 2004

Faculty Seminars

Seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays unless otherwise specified. Refreshments are served at 3:45 p.m. For more information call (502) 852-6798.

January 16

Dr. Robert London, Laboratory of Structural Biology, NIEHS
NMR Studies in Ternary Complexes and their Implications for Ligand Development

January 30

Dr. Robert O'Brien, Sud-Chemie, Inc.
Clean Fuels and Green Catalysts: Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis and the Sud-Chemie GREENCAT Process

February 6

Dr. Mike Crowder, Miami University

February 20

Dr. Mona Zady, University of Louisville
Waste, What Do I Do With It? and MSDS Where and Why

February 27

Dr. Robert Cohn, University of Louisville
AFM-Directed Assembly of Three-Dimensional Polymer Fiber Networks and Microdevices

March 5

Dr. Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, Purdue University
Mechanistic Investigations of Second Coordination Sphere Effects in Phenylalanine Hydroxylase

March 12

Dr. Folami Ladipo, University of Kentucky
Ti(II)-Mediated Reductive Coupling Reactions

March 26

Dr. Reginald Penner, University of California
Chemical Sensing with Metal Nanowires

April 2

Dr. David Bocian, University of California, Riverside
Hybrid Semiconductor/Molecular Memories

April 9

Dr. Andrew Lane, University of Louisville (Cancelled)
Nucleic Acids, are they boring or what?

April 16 - "The Donald E. Williams Memorial Lecture"

Dr. Max Berkowitz, University of North Carolina

April 23

Dr. William Bailey, University of Connecticut

Student Seminars

Graduate student seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL-16 at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays unless otherwise specified. For more information, call (502) 852-6798.

February 9

Selma Poturovic
Understanding Ruthenium Thiolate Reactivity: Radicals, Alkylation and Oxygen

February 16

Erica Gibson
Rotaxane Molecular Machines

March 1

Sreeram Vaddiraju
Synthesis of One Dimensional Structures of Tungsten and GaN(Gallium Nitride)

March 22

Brian Allred
Using Technology in Chemistry Laboratory Instruction

March 29

Natali Richter
Total Synthesis of Hybocarpone. Novel use of a "hidden" Diels-Alder Reaction

April 12

Laura Wells

April 19

Aneta Mieszawska
Luminescent Quantum Dots as Biological Labels