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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.

Distinguished Visiting Scientists

The distinguished visiting scientist presents a series of three lectures, beginning at the basic level and each building on the last, so that students can come to understand what the visitor does and what the significance of the work is.

 

 



Distinguished Visiting Scientist for 2010-2011

Richard Schrock

Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Alkylidenes and the Metathesis of Olefins"






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Visiting Scientists

 

Year

Speaker

Topic

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

 

Recent Chemistry Seminars at Juniata College

The Chemistry Department and the Chemistry Club sponsor many guest lecturers throughout the school year. Here is a list of speakers and their topics from 2009-10:

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Sept 23 Theodore Dibble SUNY-ESF, NY Chemistry and Kinetics of Organic Radicals in the Atmosphere

October 8

J.D. Tovar
Johns Hopkins Topological and supramolecular considerations for organic electronics: from unusual aromaticity to bioelectronic nanomaterials
Oct 28 Todd Emrick U. Mass. Hydrophilic and Amphiphilic Polymers and Particles: from Therapeutics to Materials Repair
November 11 Gary Weisman U New Hampshire Cross-Bridged Tetraamines: Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry, Biomedical Utility, and Conformational Contortions
Jan 19 Charlie Gilman Scripps Research Inst Mechanisms of Memory Consolidation in the Fruit Fly
Jan 29 Robert Engel Queen's Univ. Balloon and Stars and Combs and Strings, And Other Strange Ionic Things, Like Socks and NAILs and LIPs and Rings 
Feb 17
Rick Parmely Restek The Science of GC Capillary Column Selection - Factors That Matter!
Mar 17 Ghezai Musie University of Texas at San Antonio Zinc Analogs of Xylose/Glucose Isomerase Mimics

March 31

Nick Tsarevsky ATRP Solutions Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP): A Powerful Tool for the Synthesis of Well-Defined Functional Polymers with Controlled Molecular Architectures
April 6 Todsapon Thananathanachon U of Illinois Transformations of Sugars Using Inorganic Reagents
April 12 Kevin Welch Pacific Northwest National Lab Energy Capture
April 20 Josef Michl U of Colorado Artificial Surface-Mounted Dipolar Rotors: Basic Concepts
April 21 Josef Michl U of Colorado Artificial Surface-Mounted Dipolar Rotors: Single Rotors - Altitudinal and Azimuthal
April 22 Josef Michl U of Colorado Artificial Surface-Mounted Dipolar Rotors: Toward Rotor Arrays
April 27 Charlie Bowerman U of Rochester Hydrophobicity vs. Aromaticity: What is the Main Determinant in Peptide Self-Assembly?

 

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