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April 2, 3, & 4, 2014
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Dr. Ben L. Feringa
,  University of Groningen, Netherlands

April 2, 2014
“Exploring Chiral Space in Asymmetric Synthesis”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 3, 2014
“Catalytic Asymmetric C-C bond Formation”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 4, 2014
“Dynamic Molecular Systems; from switches to motors”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

April 3, 2014
As Part of the Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Dr. Keith Fandrick
, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
“Asymmetric Synthesis of a Challenging and Complex Flap Inhibitor: Development of a Non-Cryogenic Stereospecific Boronate Rearrangement”
2:30 PM, Merkert 130

Sponsored by: Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

March 20, 21, & 22, 2013
University Lecturer
Professor Dennis A. Dougherty
, California Institute of Technology

March 20, 2013
“Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 21, 2013
“The Cation-π Interaction: A New View of Benzene, Phe, Tyr, and Trp”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

March 22, 2013
“Chemical-Scale Studies of Neuroreceptors and Ion Channels: What Have We Learned?”
2:30 - 3:30 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Airgas and Aldrich Chemistry

April 18, 19, & 20, 2012
University Lecturer
Professor Charles M. Lieber
, Harvard University

April 18, 2012
“Whither Nanotechnology?”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 19, 2012
“Nanowires: From Synthesis to Energy Applications”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 20, 2012
“Nanoelectronics Meets Biology”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

March 21, 22, & 23, 2011
University Lecturer
Professor Robert G. Bergman
, University of California, Berkeley

March 21, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127
“The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms”

March 22, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127
”Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems”

March 23, 1:45 – 3:00 p.m., Merkert 127
“Toward Greener Routes to Hydrocarbons: Deoxygenation of Biomass-Related Polyols”

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

October 19, 20, & 21, 2009
University Lecturer
Dr. Jean M.J. Fréchet, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Rapoport Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Scientific Director of the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

October 19, 2009
“Functional Macromolecules: from Superhydrophobic Surfaces to Catalytic Nanoreactors”
4:00 - 5:30 PM, Merkert 127

October 20, 2009
“Designing Macromolecules for Chemo- and Immuno-Therapy”
4:00 - 5:30 PM, Merkert 127

October 21, 2009
“Polymers in Organic Electronics”
3:00 - 4:30 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

April 15, 16, & 17, 2009
University Lecturer
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

April 15, 2009
“Engineering microbial metabolism for production of anti-malarial drugs”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 16, 2009
“From Bugs to Biofuels”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 17, 2009
“Synthetic Biology: a new discipline in biological engineering”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

April 15, 16, & 17, 2008
University Lecturer
Professor Peter G. Wolynes, Francis H. Crick Chair in Physical Science
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics
University of California, San Diego

Three Lectures on Energy Landscapes:

April 15, 2008
“Landscapes of the Sciences”
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127

April 16, 2008
“Energy Landscapes and the Solved Protein Folding Problems”
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127

April 17, 2008
“Beyond Protein Folding”
4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Sigma-Aldrich

March 21, 22, & 23, 2007
University Lecturer
Professor Richard R. Schrock
, Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry
Nobel Laureate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"The Discovery and Development of High Oxidation State Catalysts for the Metathesis of Alkenes and Alkynes"
March 21, 2007, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127

"Applications of High Oxidation State Metathesis Catalysts in Organic and Polymer Chemistry" March 22, 2007, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127

"Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia with Protons and Electrons"
March 23, 2007, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Merkert 127