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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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SUMMER 2017

FALL 2017

SPRING 2018

PREVIOUS SEMINARS

SUMMER 2017

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

3:30 PM Refreshments in Merkert Foyer

Professor Michinori Suginome, Kyoto University
“Helical-Polymer-Based Chiral Catalysts for Switch, Amplification, and Transfer of Chirality””
4:00 PM, Merkert 127

Saturday, August 12, 2017

9:30 AM Refreshments in Merkert Foyer

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

11:00 AM Break- Refreshments in Merkert Foyer

Professor Michinori Suginome, Kyoto University
“Catalytic Borylations and C-H Functionalization: Chances and Opportunities”
11:15 AM, Merkert 127

August 15, 2017
Professor Dorota Gryko, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
“Porphyrinoids as photocatalysts for visible-light induced selective functionalizations”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

FALL 2017

September 7, 2017
Professor Alex Dieters, University of Pittsburgh
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

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

September 12, 2017
Professor Yoshito Kishi, Harvard University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 13, 2017
Professor Yimon Aye, Cornell
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
Professor David Liu, Harvard University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 19, 2017
Professor Jack Norton, Columbia University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 21, 2017
Novartis Lecture
Professor David Tirrell, Caltech
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

September 26, 2017
Professor Christine Thomas, Brandeis
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 12, 2017
Professor Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

October 13, 2017
Merck Symposium Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones, University of Edinburgh
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

October 19, 2017
Professor Kami Lee Hull, University of Illinois
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 15, 2017
Professor Anna K. Map, University of Michigan
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

November 16, 2017
Professor Aravind Asthagiri, Ohio State University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

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

December 7, 2017
Professor & Chair Ethan Baxter, Boston College Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

SPRING 2018

January 30, 2018
Professor Tim Newhouse, Yale University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

February 13, 2018
Professor Ian Tonks, University of Minnesota
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 7, 2018
Professor Jianfeng Cai, University of San Francisco
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 20, 2018
Professor David A. Nicewicz, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 27, 2018
Professor Tristan Lambert, Columbia University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

April 17, 2018
Professor Tomislav Rovis, Columbia University
TBA
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

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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