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    Dalhousie University, Department of Chemistry Seminars July 2005 to June 2016

    July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

    Date Speaker/ Institute Title/ Sponsorship Time and Place

    Thursday July 16

    Professor Martin T. Dove School of Physics and Astronomy Queen Mary, University of London

    http://ccmmp.ph.qmul.ac.uk/directory/martin.dove

    Negative Thermal Expansion and Anomalous Physical Properties of Materials Under Pressure

    2:00 pm Chemistry 226 Host: M.A. White

    Friday July 17

    Professor Guillaume Lamoureux Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Concordia University

    https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/chemistry/faculty.html?f pid=guillaume-lamoureux

    Molecular Modeling of Proton-coupled Transport in Membrane Proteins

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: R.J. Boyd

    Tuesday August 11

    Professor Frederick G. West Gunning-Lemieux Chemistry Centre University of Alberta

    http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/~fgwest/public_html/F._G. _West.html

    Beyond Cyclopentanones: New Examples of the Interrupted Nazarov Reaction

    2:30 pm Chemistry 223 Host: D.J. Burnell

    Thursday August 13

    Professor David I. MaGee Department of Chemistry University of New Brunswick

    http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/science/depts/chemistry/p eople/dmagee.html

    The Manzamine Alkaloids: The Long and (Still) Winding Road

    2:30 pm Chemistry 223 Host: D.J. Burnell

    Friday September 11

    Professor Jean-Cyrille Hierso Institute of Molecular Chemistry University of Bourgogne

    http://www.icmub.fr/185- personnel?r=185&action=view&id=15

    From Palladium Chemistry Exploiting Chloroarenes and C–H Functionalization in C–C and C–X Bonds Formation (X = O, S, F) to the Emergence of Nanodiamonds Organohybrid CVD Materials

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: M. Stradiotto

    Friday September 18

    Dr. John R. Miller President, JME Ohio

    http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/piprod/documents/Sessi on_D_Miller_rev.pdf

    High-Rate Electrical Energy Storage using Vertically-Oriented Graphene

    Co-sponsored by IRM

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: H. Andreas

    Friday September 25

    Professor Richard Bowles Department of Chemistry University of Saskatchewan

    http://www.usask.ca/chemistry/groups/bowles/

    Helical Sphere Packings: Insights into the Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Confined Fluids

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: E. Johnson

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    Date Speaker/ Institute Title/ Sponsorship Time and Place

    Friday October 2

    Professor Shawn Collins Department of Chemistry Université de Montréal

    http://www.mapageweb.umontreal.ca/collinss/resume/cv eng.html

    Towards a Green Macrocyclization: Novel Strategies and Catalysis

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: A. Thompson

    Friday October 9

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host:

    Friday October 16

    Dr. Patricia Folkins Bereskin & Parr –Intellectual Property Law Toronto

    http://www.bereskinparr.com/People/Patricia-Folkins

    The World of Chemistry Patents

    Carl C. Coffin Lecture

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: N.P. Schepp

    Friday October 23

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host:

    Friday October 30

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host:

    Friday November 6

    Professor Christopher Gray Departments of Biology and Chemistry University of New Brunswick, Saint John

    http://www.unb.ca/saintjohn/sase/news/excellence2012.h tml

    Forests, Trees, Needles and Haystacks: Searching for Bioactive Natural Products from Medicinal Plants and Their Endophytes

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: D.L. Jakeman

    Friday November 13

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host:

    Friday November 20

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host:

    Friday November 27

    Professor Axel D. Becke Harry Shirreff Professor of Chemical Research Emeritus Department of Chemistry Dalhousie University

    http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/chemistry/faculty- staff/our-faculty/axel-becke.html

    Full Circle: A Career in Density-Functional Theory (2015 CIC Medal Address)

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: N.P. Schepp

    Friday December 4

    Professor David C. Stone Department of Chemistry University of Toronto

    https://www.chem.utoronto.ca/ppl/faculty_profile.php?id =66#

    100 Years of Chemical Education Research

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: P. Laws

    Wednesday December 9

    Professor Victor A. Snieckus Department of Chemistry Queen’s University

    http://www.chem.queensu.ca/people/faculty/Snieckus

    Tinkering with Metalated Aromatics and Heteroaromatics

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: A. Thompson

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    Date Speaker/ Institute Title/ Sponsorship Time and Place

    Friday January 15

    Dr. John G. Riley Senior Research Scientist BioVectra Inc. Charlottetown

    http://www.biovectra.com/

    Scale Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Transforming a Synthesis into a Process

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: A. Thompson

    Friday January 22

    Dr. Christopher D. Brown 908 Devices Inc. Boston

    http://insights.wired.com/profile/DrChristopherDBrown# axzz3wTbrXFKZ

    The New World of Microscale Analytical Instruments and Their Autonomous Operations in the Wild

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: Chelsi Wicks

    Friday January 29

    Professor Bradley F. Chmelka Chemical Engineering Department University of California at Santa Barbara

    http://www.chemengr.ucsb.edu/people/faculty_d.php?id =16

    Self-assembled Hybrid Materials for Electrochemical and Photophysical Device Applications

    Co-sponsored by IRM

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: J.W. Zwanziger

    Friday February 12

    Professor Erin M. Bertrand Department of Biology Dalhousie University

    http://erinbertrand.blogspot.ca/

    Quantitative Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomic Inquiries into the Lives of Marine Microbes

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: A.A. Doucette

    Friday February 26

    Professor J. Stuart Grossert, Adjunct Department of Chemistry Dalhousie University

    http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/chemistry/faculty- staff/our-faculty/adjunct-professors/stuart-grossert.html

    Fifty Years of Chemistry in a Vacuum

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: R.L. White

    Thursday March 10

    Dr. Gerald F. Joyce Director, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

    https://www.gnf.nibr.com/file/186

    Life Before DNA and Protein: Reconstructing the RNA World

    W.J. Chute Public Lecture

    8:00 pm Scotiabank Auditorium Host: N.P. Schepp

    Friday March 11

    Dr. Gerald F. Joyce Director, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

    https://www.gnf.nibr.com/file/186

    Targeting Functional RNA with Both Hands

    W.J. Chute Research Lecture

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: N.P. Schepp

    Friday March 18

    Professor Chérif F. Matta Department of Chemistry Mount Saint Vincent University

    http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/bachelo rofscience/chemistry/facultyprofiles/matta/default.aspx

    Localization- Delocalization Matrices (LDMs): A Bridge between Chemical Graph Theory and the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: E.R. Johnson

    Friday April 1

    Professor Shouheng Sun Department of Chemistry Brown University

    https://vivo.brown.edu/display/ssun

    Tuning Nanocatalysts for Efficient Electrochemical Reactions

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: P. Zhang

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    July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

    Date Speaker/ Institute Title/ Sponsorship Time and Place

    Friday July 18 2014

    Dr. Jonathan K. Watts Department of Chemistry University of Southampton

    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/about/staff/jkw 1y11.page

    Chemically Modified Oligonucleotides with High Binding Affinity: Origins and Applications

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: D.L. Jakeman

    Friday August 15 2014

    Professor Christine Thomas Department of Chemistry Brandeis University

    http://people.brandeis.edu/~thomasc/CMTbio.html

    Metal-Metal Bonds in Heterobimetallic Complexes: Applications Towards Sigma Bond Activation and Catalysis

    2:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: L. Turculet

    Wednesday September 10 2014

    Professor Mark Obrovac Department of Chemistry Dalhousie University

    http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/chemistry/faculty- staff/our-faculty/mark-obrovac.html

    New Chemistries for High Energy Density Metal Ion Battery Materials

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: N.P. Schepp

    Friday September 12 2014

    Professor Bart Kahr Department of Chemistry New York University

    http://chemistry.as.nyu.edu/object/bartkahr.html

    Twisted Crystals

    Co-sponsored by IRM

    1:30 pm Chemistry 226 Host: M.A. White

    Friday September 19 2014

    Professor Lewis Kay Department of Biochemistry University of Toronto

    http://biochemistry.utoronto.ca/kay/bch.html

    Seeing the Invisible by Solution NMR Spectrosc