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Seminar Series - Academic Year 2016-2017

The Chemistry Department at Boston College presents dozens of speakers each year from leading universities, industrial corporations, and the private sector. All seminars are open to the public and are free of cost. We would like to express our appreciation to the following companies for their generous support of our seminar series: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Strem Chemicals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis Corporation, and Abbott Laboratories.

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.

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SPRING 2017

SUMMER 2017

FALL 2017

SPRING 2018

PREVIOUS SEMINARS

SPRING 2017

March 28, 2017
Professor A.J. Boydston, University of Washington
“Functional Polymeric Materials at Multiple Length Scales”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

April 11, 2017
Professor Don Tilley, University of California, Berkeley
“High-Valent Metal Species in Water Splitting and Solar Fuels Generation”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

April 12, 2017
Professor Timothy Donohoe , University of Oxford
“Metal catalysis: new reactions and new opportunities for organic synthesis”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 25, 2017
Joseph and Partricia Vanderslice Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Professor Mark Gandelman, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
“New Bonding and Reactivity: Chemistry of N-Cations and N-Radicals”
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 27, 2017
Professor Sagar Khare, Rutgers University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

April 28, 2017
Professor Andrew Bocarsly, Princeton University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

May 3, 2017
Dr. Tim Cernak, Merck
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

May 9, 2017
Novartis Lecturer
Professor Laura L. Kiessling, University of Wisconsin-Madison
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

May 16, 2017
Dr. Jordan L. Meier, National Cancer Institute-Frederick
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

May 17, 2017
Professor Ming Lee Tang, University of California, Riverside
“A hybrid molecular-nanocrystal platform for photon upconversion”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

May 30, 2017
Professor Li Deng, Brandeis University
“Activation of Nucleophiles for Asymmetric Reactions with Organic Molecules”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

SUMMER 2017

August 11 & 12, 2017
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Lectures in Organic Chemistry
Professor Michinori Suginome, Kyoto University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

FALL 2017

September 8 & 9, 2017
Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis
Professor Donna Blackmond, Scripps
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 14, 2017
Strem Lecture
Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 15, 2017
Novartis Lecture
Professor David Tirrell, Caltech
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 27, 2017
Professor Eric Brustad, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

October 24, 2017
Professor Igor Alabugin, Florida State University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

November 9, 2017
Professor Hening Lin, Cornell
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

November 29, 2017
Professor Julio Camarero, University South California
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

SPRING 2018

April 10 -12, 2018
2018 University Lectures in Chemistry
Professor Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

June 12, 2018
Joseph and Partricia Vanderslice Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Professor Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130




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