Department Seminar Series Spring 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

January

 

27

Dr. Robin D. Rogers [email]

"Can Advanced Materials from Renewable Resources Replace Plastics in a Sustainable Society"

Department of Chemistry

McGill University

Montreal, QC, Canada 

 

February

 

3

Dr. Catherine Grimes   [email]

"Chemical Biology of Bacterial Peptidoglycan to Understand Crohn's Disease"

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716


 

 

10

Rosemary Onjiko [email]

"Single-Cell Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spectrometry Uncovers Cell Heterogeneity in the Early Vertebrate (Frog) Embryo"

Graduate Student, Nemes Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

17

Dr. Diane Bunce [email]

"Using Research on Learning to Influence our Teaching"

Emerita Professor

Department of Chemistry

The Catholic University of America

24

 Katherine Wright  [email]

"Understanding the Mechanism of Function of MID1: Insights into the Cause of X-linked Opitz Syndrome"

Graduate Student, Massiah Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

March

 

3

Dr. Kim Williamson [email]

"Targeting Multiple Parasite Stages for Anti-Malaria
Drug Development "

Microbiology & Immunology

Uniformed Services University of the Health Services

Bethesda, Maryland  

 

10

Korey Carter [email]

"Supramolecular Assembly in F-Element Hybrid Materials "

Graduate Student, Cahill Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

 

 

     24

Matthew Jake Lefler  [email]

"New Directions in Sustainability:  Highest Capacity Batteries and Transforming CO2 to Valuable Products to
Mitigate Climate Change"

Graduate Student, Licht Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

AND

Kenneth Heidel  [email]

"Synthesis of a,ß-Unsaturated Phosphonate Esters as DXR Inhibitors"

Graduate Student, Dowd Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

      31

Dr. Latha Venkataraman [email]

"Controlling Single-Molecule Circuits Through Electrolytic Environment "

Department of Applied Physics and Department of Chemistry

Columbia University

New York, New York

April

 

7

Dr. David Goldberg [email]

“TBA”

Department of Chemistry

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

14

Sam Choi  [email]

“TBA”

Graduate Student,  Nemes Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

 

Jennifer Giaccai [email]

“TBA”

Graduate Student,  Miller Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

21

Linwen Zhang  [email]

“TBA”

Graduate Student,  Vertes Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

      28

Matthew Finn  [email]

“TBA”

Graduate Student,  Voutchkova Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

MAY

 

     

 

        5

Jennifer Giaccai  [email]

“TBA”

Graduate Student,  Miller Group

Department of Chemistry

George Washington University

      5

  Reading Day; Undergraduate Poster Session
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Ashley Mills

B 1167  (Plant Wall )

 

                         

     

     12

Final Exams (Typically No Seminar)  

     19

Graduation Weekend (Typically No Seminar)  

 

Updated 3/13/2017

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.