Seminar Series in Photochemical Sciences

All seminars are held in Overman Hall 123 at 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Typically, the seminar speakers will be on campus on Wednesdays. They meet with faculty during the day and each lunch with students.  The seminars are open to all students and faculty

Fall Seminar 2014

October 15, 2014
Samuel Thomas-Tufts University

October 22, 2014
Jason Benedict- University of Buffalo

October 29, 2014
Jon Sprague-Ohio AG Center for Future of Forensic Science, BGSU

November 5, 2014
Katherine Franz-Duke University

November 21, 2014
Cassandra Fraser - University of Virginia

December 3, 2014
Ivan Aprahamian-Dartmouth

December 10, 2014
Stephen Maldonado-University of Michigan


Fall Semester 2013

September 4, 2013
Makoto Fujita - University of Tokyo
Crystallography without Crystals

September 13, 2013
Michito Yoshizawa - Tokyo Institute of Technology
Functional Supramolecular Capsules with Anthracene Shells

Luigi Fabbrizzi - Universita di Pavia
Caged Anions (Living in a Cage is a Restricted Privilege)

September 18, 2013
Dennis Stuehr - Cleveland Clinic
How do enzymes make nitric oxide, a moleculre used in biology and medicine?

October 2, 2013
Brian Crane - Cornell University
Structure and Mechanism of Circadian Clock Light Sensors

October 9, 2013
Steven Loeb - University of Windsor

Organizing Mechanically Interlocked Molecules to Function Inside Metal-Organic Frameworks

October 16, 2013
Carlos Crespo - Case Western University
DNA Under Attack: How UV Radiation Affects the Integrity of DNA

October 30, 2013
Adam Matzger - University of Michigan
From better health to improved lethality: Controlling crystalization of pharmaceuticals and explosives.

November 6, 2013
Lei Zhu - Florida State University
FRET-Based Indicators for Zinc Ions

November 20, 2013
Farida Selim - Bowling Green State University
Novel Luminescence Spectroscopic Techniques and Applications

November 27, 2013
Thanksgiving Break - No seminar

December 4, 2013
Ramakrishna Guda - Western Michigan University
Electron-phonon Interactions in Atomically Mono-dispersed Quantum-sized Gold Clusters

Spring Seminar 2015

January 30, 2015

February 11, 2015
Hedi Mattoussi-Florida State University

February 18, 2015
Christian Wolf- Georgetown University

February 25, 2015
Tara Meyer-Univeristy of Pittsburgh

March 18, 2015
Christopher Bardeen - University of California, Riverside

April 1, 2015
Patrick El-Khoury- Pacific Northwest National Lab

April 22, 2015
David Giovannucci- University of Toledo

FRIDAY May 1, 2015
Jeremiah Hanes-Pacific Biosciences

Spring Semester 2014

January 15, 2014
Claudio Verani - Wayne State University
To be announced

January 22, 2014

January 29, 2014
Andrei Federov - Pacific Biosciences
Photophysical and Photochemical Challenges of Single Molecule, Real-Time DNA Sequencing

February 12, 2014
Suljo Linic - University of Michigan
Conversion of solar into chemical energy on plasmonic metal nanostructures

February 14, 2014
Steve Bradforth - University of Southern California
Solvent role on surface hopping and mode-specific energy dissipation: connecting ultrafast reaction dynamics in the gas and liquid phase.

March 5, 2014

John Rogers - University of Illinois
Materials for Biodegradable Electronics

March 12, 2014
Spring break - No seminar

March 19, 2014
Nicola Brasch - Kent State University
Cobalamins and Oxidative Stress: Exploring a New, Novel Role for Vitamin B12

March 26, 2014
Eric Masson - Ohio University
Reactions and conformational changes in and around Cucurbiturils

April 2, 2014
Jim Imlay - University of Illinois
Molecular explanations for the toxicity of oxygen

April 4, 2014
Clemens Burda - Case Western University
Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy and Applications of Heterostructured Nanomaterials

April 9, 2014
Marcus Jones - University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Plasmonic enhancement of multi-exciton emission in colloidal quantum dots

April 16, 2014
Ken Merz - Michigan State University
Free Energies from a Molecular Printing Press

April 30, 2014
Marco Bonizzoni - University of Alabama
Polyelectrolytes as supramolecular hosts in water