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Tuesday, October 2
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds gain ductility, resistance to hydrolysis and radial strength via a unique poly L-lactide microstructure
  • Karthik Ramachandran, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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Wednesday, October 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Bringing ecosystem science and remote sensing “down to earth” for environmental and land-use decision-making in drylands from Africa to California
  • Marc Mayes, Research Geoscientist, Earth Research Institute, UC Santa Barbara,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
New Frontiers in Thermal Transport Modeling
  • Giuseppe Romano, Research Scientist , Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ,
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Thursday, October 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
"Leading a Double Life: Histones as Copper Reductases"
  • Siavash Kurdistani, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Using Small Molecules to Probe Protein Homeostasis in Bacteria
  • Jason Sello, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Brown University,
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Friday, October 5
1:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Wednesday, October 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Redefining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms
  • Daniel K. Nomura, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology and Nutritional Sciences and Technology, University of California, Berkeley,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Carbon-water coupling: processes, model uncertainties and observational constraints
  • Pierre Gentine, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Making Oxidation Easier in Ultra High Vacuum
  • Bharat Jalan, Associate Professor and Distinguished Shell Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota,
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Thursday, October 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
"Redox inhibition of a DNA repair enzyme through [4Fe4S] Cluster Nitrosylation"
  • Levi Ekanger, Postdoctoral Scholar, Barton Group, CCE, Caltech ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Radical reactions for control freaks: New synthetic methods involving aryl radicals and strong C–F bonds
  • Nathan Jui, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Emory College,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Small Molecules to Particles - Do Interfaces Promote New Particle Formation over Remote Oceans?
  • Rainer Volkamer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder,
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Monday, October 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Small Molecule Activation of 1st-Row Transition Metal Pincer Complexes
  • Yunho Lee, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
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Tuesday, October 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Attosecond science and its applications to chemical dynamics
  • Daniel Neumark, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkekely,
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Wednesday, October 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gates Annex 22
Developing New Metal-Catalyzed Reactions for Organic Synthesis
  • Melanie S. Sanford, Moses Gomberg Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Light absorption by atmospheric particles: using field and lab studies to understand linkages between sources, chemical processing and impacts
  • Christopher Cappa, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Plant Nanobionic Materials with Ultra-High Temperature Response
  • Chiara Daraio, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, Caltech ,
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Thursday, October 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
"A mechanism for a rapid diagnostic assay of the activity of beta-lactam antibiotics against pathogenic bacteria."
  • Eric Liaw, Graduate Student, Ismagilov Lab, BBE, Caltech ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Talking to Cells: Biomolecular Engineering for Non-Invasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function
  • Mikhail Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Heritage Principal Investigator, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Monday, October 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chemistry Empowered by Unique Heterocycles
  • Naoya Kumagai, Ph.D., Division of Chemistry, Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo,
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Tuesday, October 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Embracing the Crooked Path
  • Cheryl Dartt, Director of Analytics, Facebook,
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Wednesday, October 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Development and Applications of New Synthetic Strategies for Polymer Science
  • Brett Fors, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
No Seminar
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Excited Electronic States: Dielectric Screening and Hot-Electron Mediated Ion Diffusion
  • Andre Schleife, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
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Thursday, October 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
"Noninvasive neuromodulation with Acoustically Targeted Chemogenetics"
  • Jerzy Szablowski, Postdoctoral Scholar, Shapiro Group, CCE, Caltech ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Teaching Old Active Sites New Tricks
  • Justin Notestein, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University,
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Tuesday, October 30
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Green Chemistry Awareness in Drug Discovery
  • Aaron Siegmund, Senior Scientist, Amgen Inc.,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • David A. Reis, Associate Professor of Photon Science and of Applied Physics, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University,
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Off Campus
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Wednesday, October 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • David Diner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Ni Ni, Assistant Professor, Condensed Matter, UCLA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Watching metalloenzymes at work
  • Amie Boal, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University,
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Thursday, November 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
"Nic96 recruits and positions the Channel Nucleoporin Trimer to establish a functional diffusion barrier of the Nuclear Pore Complex"
  • Stefan Petrovic, Graduate Student, Hoelz Lab, CCE, Caltech ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Sphericity and Symmetry Breaking in Asymmetric Diblock Copolymer Melts
  • Frank Bates, Regents Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota,
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Monday, November 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Inexpensive Electrocatalysts for Nonconventional Water Splitting and Organic Transformation
  • Yujie Sun, Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Cincinnati,
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Tuesday, November 6
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Wednesday, November 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Tackling Challenging Drug Targets, a Biophysical Perspective
  • Michelle Arkin, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UC San Francisco,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Eric Meggers, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Philipps University of Marburg,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • Natalie J Burls, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, George Mason University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry; Founding Director, Beckman Institute, Caltech,
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Thursday, November 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
  • Roberta Poceviciute, Graduate Student, Ismagilov Lab, CCE, Caltech ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
TBD
  • Aleksndra Vojvodic, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), University of Pennsylvania,
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Friday, November 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Boronated Cyanometalates: Electronic Structure and Application to Redox Flow Batteries
  • Brendon McNicholas, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Tuesday, November 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Troy Van Voorhis, Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemisty, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Wednesday, November 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • William Dichtel, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Field measurements of OH and other radicals in the atmosphere and comparison with models
  • Dwayne Heard, Professor, Chemistry, University of Leeds,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
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Thursday, November 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
  • Kelly Zhang, CCE, Caltech ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Systems Biology of Metabolism: Lessons from yeast that can translate to study cancer and the gut microbiota
  • Jens Nielsen, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden ,
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Friday, November 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Catalysts Development for CO2/Epoxide Copolymerization and CO2 Electroreduction
  • Arnaud Thevenon, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, November 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
No Seminar
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Tuesday, November 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Robert E. Continetti, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego,
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Wednesday, November 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Hosea Nelson, Assistant Profesor, Assistant Director, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Frank Bates, Regents Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota,
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Thursday, November 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
  • Ferdinand Huber, Graduate Student, Hoelz Lab, CCE, Caltech ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Job Dekker, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology , University of Massachusetts Medical School,
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Friday, November 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Matthew (Matt) Chalkley, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, December 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Theodore (Ted) Betley, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University,
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Wednesday, December 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Boris Kozinsky, Associate Professor, Computational Materials Science , Harvard University,
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Thursday, December 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
TBD
  • Ting Xu, Professor, Chemistry & Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,
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Friday, December 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Cooperative Bond Activation by a Pentanuclear Nickel Hydride Cluster
  • Manar Shoshani, Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, December 10
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Crellin 151
  • Yu-Hsien Hwang Fu, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
A 15 Year Love Affair with Metal Anodes and Sulfur Cathodes
  • John Muldoon, Senior Principal Scientist, Chemistry, Toyota USA,
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Tuesday, December 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Jessica Sampson, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Broad 100
  • Un Seng Chio, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, December 12
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Joshua Sieber, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • John Wood, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Baylor University,
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Thursday, December 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Edible Electronics: Bioinspired materials and structures for biocompatible batteries
  • Christopher Bettinger, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Alwin Koehler, Professor of Mechanistic Cell Biology, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Medical University of Vienna,
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Friday, December 14
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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