Department Seminar Series Fall 2017

Science & Engineering Hall, B1220
All Seminars, except as noted, begin at 2:00 PM on Friday.
Light refreshments are served beginning at 1:45 PM

August

 

18


Gian Surbella [email]

"Actinide Hybride Materials:  Experimental and computational metrics for assembly"

Graduate Student, Cahill Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

 

     25

Benjamin Wong [email]

"Mandatory Department Safety Training"

Health Safety Spec, Occ/Envir
Office of Environmental Health & Safety
George Washington University

Note:  Safety Training starts at 1:30pm
Refreshments served at 1:15 pm

 

28

Dr. Simon Pope   [email]

"Synthesis, Photophysics and Bioimaging with Organometallics"

Professor
School of Chemistry
Cardiff University

Note:  Seminar starts at 10:00 am

Refreshments served at 9:45 am

September

 

1

Dustin Abele  [email]

"High Capacity Silicon/Carbonaceous Composites for 
Lithium-ion Anodes"

Graduate Student, Wagner Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

AND

Diana Ainembabazi  [email]

"Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Alcohols and Amines"

Graduate Student, Voutchkova Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

8

Dr. Jason Sello   [email]

"Novel Small Molecules, Targets, and Strategies
in Anti-Infective Development"

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Brown University

 

15

Xu (Jack) Wang  [email]

"MEPicides:  Promising Drug Candidates for
Tuberculosis and Malaria"

Graduate Student, Dowd Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

22

Dr. Lou Charkoudian [email]

"Capturing Transient Interactions of Proteins
Involved in Natural Product Biosynthesis
"

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Haverford College

October

 


6


Dr. Madeleine Jacobs [email]

"Ten Lessons from a Lifetime in Science"

Executive Director & CEO
American Chemical Society (retired)
      

13

Slywia Stopka [email]

"New Methods for the Analysis and Molecular Imaging of Plants, Microbs, and Their Interactions by Mass"

Graduate Student , Vertes Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

     20

Thomas Kempa  [email]

"2D Layered Materials and Multi-Component Particles for Catalysis, Optics, and Biosensing"

Assistant Professor
Physical Materials Chemistry
Johns Hopkins Univerisity

     
      28

           
                             Department Retreat at the Loft

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November

 

3

Kylie Waters  [email]

“Substrate Recognition by the Proteasome

Senior Investigator
Head, Protein Processing Section
National Cancer Institute 

10


Camille Lombard-Banek  [email]

“TBA”

Graduate Student,  Nemes Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

     17

Ruiqin Wang  [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student, Dowd Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

AND

Angela Belic  [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student, Massiah Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

 

Updated 9/21/2017

Tiny Materials Provide a Boost to Batteries

They’re 20,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, but nanomaterials play a big role in the research of Chemistry Professor Michael Wagner, whose work focuses on creating microscopic tubes, rods, particles, and spheres used in everything from batteries to thermoelectric refrigerators. Wagner’s work has resulted in a breakthrough in rapidly charging batteries. A typical lithium ion battery with graphite electrodes can take two hours to charge, but Wagner’s batteries can be recharged much more quickly. Because his batteries contain hollow carbon nanosphere electrodes, a 20 percent charge takes just seven seconds.