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Friday, February 1
10:00 am - 10:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Synthesis and Transmission Electron Microscopy of Transition Metal Trichalcogenides in the Single Chain Limit
  • Thang Pham, Postdoctoral Scholar, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Proton-Coupled Reduction of Acetylene Gas at a Mononuclear Iron Site Yields a Paramagnetic Alkylidyne Complex
  • Cooper Citek, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, February 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"Enzymatic Oxidation of Methane"
  • Amy Rosenzweig, Professor, Molecular Biosciences and Chemistry, Northwestern University,
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Wednesday, February 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Harnessing data science to transform experimental materials discovery
  • Taylor Sparks, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Can Climate Models Correctly Simulate the Continuum of Temperature Variability?
  • Julien Emile-Geay, USC,
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Thursday, February 7
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Quantum phase transitions in ZnO two-dimensional electron systems
  • Joseph Falson, Nobel Laureate Fellowship postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
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  • Rebekah Silva, Graduate Student, Barton Group, CCE, Caltech,
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Friday, February 8
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Dynamic Imaging of Chiral and Topological Excitations in Magnetism
  • Felix Büttner, postdoctoral researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nickel-Catalyzed Secondary Alkylations and Fluoroalkylations via C–H Activation
  • Sebastian Lackner, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, February 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Data Intensive Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Matthew Sigman, Professor of Organic Synthesis & Asymmetric Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Plant Drought Tolerance: New Frontiers from Cells to Ecosystems
  • Lawren Sack, UCLA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Tailoring Instability at the Atomic Limit for Novel Material Properties
  • SungWoo Nam, Associate Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
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Thursday, February 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
  • Patrycja Kielb, PostDoc, Gray Group, CCE, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Normal and abnormal termination of translation in bacteria.
  • Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, and Group Leader, Structural Studies Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bridge 201
The quest for the structure of the machine that reads our genes.
  • Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, and Group Leader, Structural Studies Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bridge 201
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Friday, February 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
A Mechanistic Investigation of Nickel/Cyano-Box-Catalyzed Enantioselective Suzuki Alkynylation
  • Wanji (Wendy) Zhang, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Tuesday, February 19
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Controlling Electrochemistry Using Electrolyte Design
  • Chibueze Amanchukwu, TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Energy, Stanford University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Molly Shoichet, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering; Senior Advisor to President on Science & Engineering Engagement, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Making the Impossible Possible (General Lecture)
  • Molly Shoichet, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering Senior Advisor to President on Science & Engineering Engagement , Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto,
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Wednesday, February 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Tools of the Trade: Influencing the Cellular Microenvironment In Vitro and In Vivo (Technical Lecture)
  • Molly Shoichet, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering Senior Advisor to President on Science & Engineering Engagement , Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Molly Shoichet, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering; Senior Advisor to President on Science & Engineering Engagement, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chirality, Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyloid Beta
  • Jevgenij Raskatov, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials from Nanoscale to Bulk: Assembly, Properties, and Applications in Optoelectronics and Renewable Energy
  • Osman Bakr, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, KAUST (Saudi Arabia),
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Great Atmospheric Washing Machine: Concomitant Variability in High-latitude Aerosols, Water Isotopes and the Hydrologic Cycle
  • Brad Markel, Caltech,
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Thursday, February 21
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Importance of Interfaces: Using Ionic Liquids and Nanodiamonds to Explore New Concepts in Materials Design
  • Matthew Gebbie, GLAM postdoctoral fellow, Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University ,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
“Engineered Protein Degradation for Time-Resolved Proteomics in Bacteria”
  • Elliott Mackrell, Graduate Student, Tirrell Group, CCE, Caltech,
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Friday, February 22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Low-dimensional Halide Perovskites for Light Harvesting and Optical Sources
  • Li Na Quan, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Kelly Ruijie Zhang, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Inside the Cycle: Understanding Decomposition of Key Catalytic Intermediates in Olefin Metathesis
  • Gwendolyn (Gwen) Bailey, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Monday, February 25
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Crellin 151
  • Alexis Kurmis, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Benzannulated Aromatic N-Heterocycles and their Coordination Complexes
  • David Herbert, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Manitoba,
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Tuesday, February 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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Wednesday, February 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Heui Boom Lee, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Life 2.0: Synthetic Self-Replicating and Evolving Systems
  • Gerald Joyce, Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Materials Science of Halide-Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Nitin Padture, Otis Everett Randall University Professor of Engineering, Director of the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, Brown University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Plant Stress, Atmospheric Aerosols, and Sesquiterpenes: A Story of Sesquiterpene Structural Diversity
  • Celia Faiola, UC Irvine,
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Thursday, February 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
“Its not just a phase Mom! Using liquid-liquid phase separation to study nuclear pore complex assembly and architecture”
  • George Mobbs, PostDoc, Hoelz Group, CCE, Caltech,
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