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Monday, February 5
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Crellin 151
Elucidating the Role of [4Fe4S] Clusters in DNA Replication and Repair
  • Phillip Bartels, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
Microfluidics for 3D Tissue Engineering and Personal Health Diagnostics
  • Samuel Sia, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Proteins in nanoporous hydrogels: adsorption, diffusion, and folding
  • Lydia Kisley, Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology,
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Tuesday, February 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Electronic-Structural Barrier to Higher Photoconversion Efficiency in Semiconductors
  • Scott Cushing, DOE EERE Postdoctoral Fellow , Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
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Wednesday, February 7
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Eric Ashley, Ph.D.; Danielle Schultz, Ph.D.; Christopher Sinz, Ph.D., Merck,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Climate Change in the West African Monsoon: Confusion, Consensus, and the Way Forward
  • Michela Biasutti, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Exciton-phonon interactions: theoretical techniques for light-induced structural changes
  • David Strubbe, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, UC Merced,
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Thursday, February 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
How vegetation impacts erosion
  • Qingjun (Judy) Yang, PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Friday, February 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Interplay of Proton Transfer, Electron Transfer and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Transition Metal Mediated Nitrogen Fixation
  • Benjamin Matson, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
From Imaging Excitons at the Nanoscale to Emerging Device Applications
  • Lea Nienhaus, Dr., Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Monday, February 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Engineering new functions with consideration of the host cell"
  • Tom Ellis, Reader and Group Leader, Centre for Synthetic Biology and Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London,
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Tuesday, February 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium
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Wednesday, February 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 135
2D electron-hole condensate in a van der Waals heterostructure photocell
  • Nathaniel Gabor, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Metals, Minerals, Microbes, and Mussels: The Chemical Biology of Catechol in Siderophores and Adhesive Proteins
  • Alison Butler, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Digital Light Synthesis to Drive Additive Manufacturing: Convergence of Hardware, Software, and Molecular Science (Technical Lecture)
  • Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State and of Chemistry at UNC,
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Thursday, February 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Convergent Research to Address Societal Needs (General Lecture)
  • Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State and of Chemistry at UNC,
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Friday, February 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Palladium Catalyzed Aromatic C-H Flurination
  • Kumiko Yamamoto, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Caltech,
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Diverse Career Paths Panel & Reception
  • Women in Chemistry,
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Tuesday, February 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Unusual Redox Properties of ?-Conjugated, Planar, Anti-Aromatic Hexapyrrolic Porphyrinoids
  • Chang Hee Lee, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kangwon National University,
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Wednesday, February 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Illuminating Developmental Biology with Photochemistry
  • James K. Chen, Professor and Chair, Chemical & Systems Biology, Stanford School of Medicine,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Long Range Propagation of Ocean Swell
  • William Young, Professor, Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego,
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Thursday, February 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
“Ultraparamagnetic iron mineralization for noninvasive imaging and magnetic capture of microbes"
  • Pradeep Ramesh, Graduate Student, Shapiro Research Group , CCE, Caltech,
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Monday, February 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Single-molecule catalysis: nanoparticles and polymers
  • Peng Chen, Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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Tuesday, February 27
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Steele 125
Exploring Synthetic Elemental 2D Materials
  • Andrew Mannix, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago,
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crellin 151
Single-molecule chemistry: from transcription regulation to solar energy conversion
  • Peng Chen, Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The nonequilibrium dynamics of electrons and holes in disordered molecular semiconductors
  • Adam Willard, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Wednesday, February 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Disorder Effects on Vibrational Transport in Energy Materials
  • Elif Ertekin, Associate Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Aerosol in the Arctic Summertime: Particle Formation and Growth, Clouds, and Melting Sea Ice
  • Jon Abbatt, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Sirtuins and novel PTMs in cell signaling and cancer
  • Hening Lin, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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