Seminars & Events

Yu Zhao

July 31, 2017

Professor Yu Zhao, National University of Singapore

Catalytic Enantioselective Redox-Neutral Processes for Efficient Chemical Synthesis

4:00 PM, Merkert 127

August 11 & 12, 2017

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Lectures in Organic Chemistry


Michinori Suginome

August 11, 2017

Professor Michinori Suginome, Kyoto University

“Helical-Polymer-Based Chiral Catalysts for Switch, Amplification, and Transfer of Chirality”

4:00 PM, Merkert 127



Daniel R. Fandrick

August 12, 2017

Dr. Daniel R. Fandrick, Senior Principal Scientist, Chemical Development, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

“Challenges and Opportunities in Process Chemistry: Case Studies in Innovation”

10:00 AM, Merkert 127

Professor Michinori Suginome, Kyoto University

“Catalytic Borylations and C-H Functionalization: Chances and Opportunities”

11:15 AM, Merkert 127




Boron Chemistry Meeting in the Americas

The 16th Boron Chemistry Meeting in the Americas (BORAM 2018) will be held at Boston College  on June 26 - 30, 2018.  The conference attracts scientists working in the varied facets of boron research including; materials, organic, medicinal and inorganic chemistry.  Local Organizing Chair, Professor Shih-Yuan Liu, and the members of the local organizing committee, Professors Jeff Byers, Jianmin Gao and Masayuki Wasa, have already assembled an impressive list of speakers who are prominent in the field of  boron chemistry.  For more details about the conference, please visit the meeting website:  BORAM 2018



Jia Niu

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jia Niu will be joining the faculty this summer.  He earned his doctorate at Harvard University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Dr. Niu's research will focus on establishing new capabilities to engineer the chemical landscape of the living cell surface towards novel functions.  He will be using interdisciplinary measures which combine organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, bioconjugation, evolution, and bioengineering approaches.





Graduate Admissions News

Non-Standard Admissions: For students who would like their application to be considered outside of the usual application window and/or to begin graduate studies mid-year, please contact Dale Mahoney directly.



Giving to Chemistry

Gifts to the Discretionary Fund of the Department of Chemistry provide needed support in critical areas.



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