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Visiting Scientists

There are two kinds of seminars sponsored by the chemistry department. The major event of the year is a three-day visit by a distinguished visiting scientist. In addition, there are seminar talks approximately every other week by visiting academic and industrial scientists.

THE JOHN P. REEVES '64 DISTINGUISHED LECTURESHIP IN CHEMISTRY

The endowed chemistry lectureship in memory of John P. Reeves '64 was established in 2014 with a major gift from Thomas C. Werner, Ph.D. '64 and Mary Beaver Werner '65 with additional funding from the Reeves family. Dr. Reeves was one of four chemistry graduates from the class of 1964 who went on to earn Ph.D.'s from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to having had a distinguished research, teaching and administrative career at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology and the New Jersey Medical School, he was a talented athlete, jazz drummer, poet and photographer. This lectureship honors the memory of John Reeves, an individual whose wide-ranging intellectual pursuits and accomplishments epitomized those of an ideal liberal arts college graduate. Lecturers in this series will be chosen by the chair of the Chemistry Department and can be annual or biannual at the chair's discretion.

 

 

Past Distinguished Visiting Scientists

 

Year

Speaker

Topic

2014-2015 Ian Fleming, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Cambridge University Short Cuts: Stories from a Life in Chemistry
2013-2014 Ei-Ichiro Ochiai, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Juniata College Bioinorganic Chemistry, Peace and Sustainability, and Radiation and its Effect on Health
2012-2013    
2011-2012 Laura Shemanski (‘82), Robbie Iuliucci (‘90), Audrey Seasholtz (‘78), Eric Jensen (‘77), Keynote Address, and David A. Yost (‘77) First Quadrennial Juniata College Chemistry Alumni Symposium
2010-2011 Richard Schrock, Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology High Oxidation State Metal-Carbon Multiple Bonds, First and Second Generation Alkylidenes and Applications, and The Third Generation and Beyond
2009-2010 Josef Michl, Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado Artificial Surface-Mounted Dipolar Rotors
2008-2009 Vince Pecoraro, Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan Organometallic Chemistry
2007-2008 Judith Klinman, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley Enzymes Can Do Practically Anything... But Do we Know How?
2006-2007 Peter Stang - Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly
2005-2006 Mario Geysen - Professor of Chemistry, University of Virginia Combinatorial Chemistry
2004-2005 Nick Turro - Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University Molecular Photochemistry
2003-2004 Dennis Dougherty- Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology Chemistry on the Brain
2002-2003 Carolyn Bertozzi - Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley Carbohydrate Chemistry
2001-2002 David Hercules '54 - Professor of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University Mass Spectrometry
2000-2001 Fraser Stoddart - Professor of Chemistry, UCLA Supramolecular Chemistry
1999-2000 John Yates, Jr. '56 - Professor of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh Surface Chemistry
1998-1999 John Kuriyan '81 - Professor of Chemistry, Rockefeller University Protein Structure by X-ray
1997-1998 Fred Lytle '64 - Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University Fluorimetry
1996-1997 Jerrold Meinwald - Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University Insect Communication
1995-1996 Harry Gray - Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology Energy Transfer in Biological Molecules
1992-1993 Jacqueline Barton - Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology DNA Interactions with Transition Metals
1991-1992 Rachel Klevit - Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington Protein Structure by NMR
1990-1991 Owen Webster - Senior Research Fellow, DuPont Corporation Living Polymerizations
1989-1990 Gregory Petsko - Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Protein Structure by X-ray
1988-1989 Richard Holm - Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University Bioinorganic Chemistry