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Seminar Series: Front Row

The Merkert Chemistry Center is pleased to present some of our distinguished lecturers on Front Row. Front Row is a service of Boston College’s Office of Marketing Communications.

Professor Ben L. Feringa
Jacobus H. van't Hoff Professor of Molecular Sciences
University of Groningen, Netherlands
Exploring Chiral Space in Asymmetric Synthesis
April 2, 2014
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty
George Grant Hoag Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor
March 20, 2013
Sponsored by Airgas and Aldrich Chemistry

Sir Harold Kroto
Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Architecture in Nanospace
April 27, 2010

Dr. Jay D. Keasling
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering
Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center
CEO, Joint BioEnergy Institute
Engineering microbial metabolism for production of anti-malarial drugs
April 15, 2009
From Bugs to Biofuels
April 16, 2009
Sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich

Professor Peter Wolynes
Francis H.C. Crick Professor of Physical Sciences, University of California at San Diego
Landscapes of the Sciences
April 15, 2008
Sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich

Professor Richard R. Schrock
Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at MIT
2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
The Discovery and Development of High Oxidation State Catalysts for the Metathesis of Alkenes and Alkynes
March 21, 2007
Applications of High Oxidation State Metathesis Catalysts in Organic and Polymer Chemistry
March 22, 2007
Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia with Protons and Electrons
March 23, 2007
Sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich

Dr. George H. Atkinson
Science & Technology Advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Science for Global Policy
April 11, 2006