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Monday, April 1
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Moore B270
Decoding the Past
  • Siddharth Jain, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
“Combining DNA Synthesis, Multiplexed Reporters, and Genome Engineering to better Understand Human Gene Regulation and Protein Function”
  • Sriram 'Sri' Kosuri, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA,
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Wednesday, April 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Adventures with carbon monoxide: Space-based constraints on the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere
  • Dylan Jones, University of Toronto,
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Friday, April 5
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore 139
Multi-contrast Photoacoustic Computed Tomography: Seeing through small-animal wholebody and whole brain at high spatiotemporal resolution
  • Lei Li, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
A Hammett Series of Site-Differentiated Iron Clusters: Remote Ligand Modifications Tune Redox Distribution, Magnetic Properties and Ligand Binding
  • Charles (Charlie) Arnett, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, April 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Transfer of H+, H•, H-, and e- from M-H Bonds, and their Applications to Synthesis
  • Jack R. Norton, Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Columbia University ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
TBD
  • Deborah Gordon, Professor, Biology, Stanford University,
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Tuesday, April 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Coherent Electron Dynamics in Inter-dimensional Metals: From Atomically Precise Clusters to Plasmonic Transducers
  • Kenneth L. Knappenberger, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University,
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Wednesday, April 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Effects of branching on polymer conformation, crystallization and self-assembly of polymers
  • Joey Kim, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
New Frontiers in Catalytic Heteroatom Transfer: Applications to Late-Stage Oxidation and Small Molecule Synthesis
  • Michael Hilinski, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Dual-Comb Spectroscopy for Open-Path Atmospheric Gas Measurements
  • Nathan Newbury, National Institute of Standards & Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
New Frontiers in Catalytic Heteroatom Transfer: Applications to Late-Stage Oxidation and Small Molecule Synthesis
  • Michael Hilinski, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Nanophononic Devices Based on Layered Materials
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Thursday, April 11
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Keck 142
Metasurfaces: beyond diffractive and refractive optics
  • Ehsan Arbabi, Graduae Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Design of synthetic alternatives to biologics in medicine
  • Suzie Pun, Robert F Rushmer Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington,
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Friday, April 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore B270
Chiral Inorganic Nanostructures: Why, How, and So What.
  • Nicholas Kotov, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
How polymers shape the physicochemical environment of the gut
  • Asher Preska Steinberg, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Investigating the Role of the Redox Active 4Fe-4S Cluster of Yeast DNA2
  • Siobhan MacArdle, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, April 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Design and Selection of Metalloenzymes and their Applications as Biocatalysts in Alternative Energies and as Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring, Medical Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Yi Lu, Jay and Ann Schenck Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
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Tuesday, April 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • David Reichman, Centennial Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University,
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Wednesday, April 17
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Reaction Development for the Total Syntheses of the Terpenoid Natural Products (+)-Psiguadial B, (+)-Rumphellaone A, and (–)-Isodocarpin
  • Jordan C. Beck, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Deciphering patterns in selective small molecule:RNA interactions
  • Amanda Hargrove, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University; Duke University Medical School,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Observing the evolution of the Earth's carbon cycle from space
  • Anthony Bloom, JPL,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
New Materials from High Pressure
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Thursday, April 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Structural and Functional Analysis of the Nuclear Pore Complex Cytoplasmic Filament Nup358
  • Si Nie, PostDoc, Hoelz Group, CCE, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
An Enzymatic Process That Changed the World: Light-Induced Water Oxidation in Oxygenic Photosynthesis
  • Wolfgang Lubitz, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion,
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Friday, April 19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Chiral Heterocycles: Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis and Medicinal Utility
  • Alexander Sun, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations
  • François Diederich, Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich,
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Monday, April 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Biomass Conversion and Desalination
  • Kyoung-Shin Choi, Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium
The California Experience Goes Global
  • Terry Tamminen, CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation,
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Tuesday, April 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Development of Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reductive Cross-Coupling Reactions
  • Kelsey Poremba, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, April 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Title To understand how ice sheets respond to climate change, look at the bed!
  • Mathieu Morlighem, University of California Irvine,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
New Strategies for the Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Amines and Other Challenging Scaffolds
  • Steve Malcolmson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Duke University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Magnetic Skyrmions in Thin Film Heterostructures
  • Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis, Argonne National Laboratory,
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Thursday, April 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Biophysical and biomolecular mechanisms of ultrasonic neuromodulation
  • Sangjin Yu, PostDoc, Shapiro Group, CCE, Caltech,
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Friday, April 26
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Development and Mechanistic Studies of Ni-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reductive Cross-Coupling Reactions
  • Julie L. Hofstra, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Mechanistic Investigation of the Diverse Iron and 2-Oxoglutarate-Dependent Oxygenase Superfamily
  • Noah P. Dunham, Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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Monday, April 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nitrogenase - A Tale of Carbon(s)
  • Markus Ribbe, Chancellor's Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of California, Irvine,
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Tuesday, April 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Timothy Berkelbach, Assistant Professor , Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago,
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Wednesday, May 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Chemical Biology Approaches for Interrogating the Contributions of Altered Circadian Rhythms and Macrophages to Cancer Aggression
  • Michelle Farkas, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts - Amherst,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
What can statistical state dynamics teach us about emergent coherent structures in stratified turbulence?
  • Josepth Fitzgerald, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moore 239
Computational Imaging: a Quest for the Perfect Image
  • Jaebum Chung, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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Thursday, May 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Investigating the role of the [4Fe-4S] cluster of yeast Dna2
  • Siobhán MacArdle, Graduate Student, Barton Group, CCE, Caltech,
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Crellin 151
Noncovalent Interactions of Silent Agonist Binding to the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
  • Catriona Blunt, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Quantum Diagnostics: from single-cells to single-molecules
  • Dino Di Carlo, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles,
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Friday, May 3
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Chemical Tools for Protein Imaging in Live Bacterial Cells
  • Samuel Ho, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Applications of the Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation Toward the Synthesis of Complex Natural Products
  • Steven A. Loskot, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Steele 125
Dielectric Metasurfaces from Fundamentals to Applications
  • Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
H2 Evolution from a Ni(III) Hydride
  • Nina X. Gu, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, May 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Bioinspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications
  • Smaranda Marinescu, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California,
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Tuesday, May 7
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Choon (Marcus) Heng Low, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Alcohol and Amine Derivatives Guide Position-Selective C-H Functionalization Reactions
  • Jenny Roizen, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University,
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Wednesday, May 8
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Employing an Interest in Chemistry to Positively Impact Patient Lives
  • Dr. Bruce Ellsworth, Director, Head of Fibrotic Diseases Discovery Chemistry, Bristol Myers Squibb,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Shining light on the dark matter of natural products: Structure and function of colibactin
  • Seth Herzon, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yale University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Atlantic-Pacific salinity asymmetry and the hydrological cycle
  • Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University,
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Thursday, May 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Li-ion and Li-air batteries: harnessing oxygen redox and understanding interfacial reactivity in high energy batteries
  • Bryan McCloskey, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,
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Friday, May 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing via Measurement of Nucleic Acid Quantity and State
  • Nathan Schoepp, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Accessing Chiral Amines via Enantioconvergent, Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of N-Hydroxyphthalimide Esters
  • Dylan Freas, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, May 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
What did the metal know, and when did she know it? Ultrafast XUV spectroscopy reveals short-lived states in transition metal complexes and organohalide perovskites
  • Josh Vura-Weis, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
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Tuesday, May 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Gerald Knizia, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry , The Pennsylvania State University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kerckhoff 119
"A Weird Ion Channel for a Weird Ion: How Microbes Protect their Precious Bodily Fluids from Environmental Fluoride"
  • Christopher Miller, Professor, Biochemistry, Brandeis University/HHMI,
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Wednesday, May 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Enantioselective Chemical Synthesis Methods via Cooperative Catalysis
  • Tom Snaddon, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University - Bloomington,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The wetland methane paradox: how does O2 enhance methane production?
  • Xinning Zhang, Princeton University,
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Thursday, May 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
Quantitative, Spatially-Resolved Measurement of Protein Synthesis in Neurons
  • Sophie Miller, Graduate Student, Tirrell Group, CCE, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBD
  • Dr. Juliane Fry, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies, Reed College,
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Friday, May 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Nickel-Catalyzed Secondary Enantioselective Alkynylation of Tertiary Electrophiles
  • James Lawniczak, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, May 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Spectroscopic and Kinetic Studies of Catalytically Versatile Non-Heme Iron Enzymes
  • Yisong (Alex) Guo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University,
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Wednesday, May 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Jong Hun Kang, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Title: TBD
  • Yangang Liu, Brookhaven National Laboratory,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Efficient and Versatile Annulation to Build Diverse (Macro)Molecular Ladders as Microporous Membranes and Antiaromatic Molecules
  • Yan Xia, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Stanford University,
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Thursday, May 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
TBD
  • Xiongyu Huang, PostDoc, Arnold Group, CCE, Caltech,
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Friday, May 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Moore 239
Long Term Implantable Pressure Sensors
  • Aubrey Shapero, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
TBA
  • Christian Johansen, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Tuesday, May 28
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
  • Nicholas Porubsky, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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Wednesday, May 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Archeoceanography
  • Francis Albarede, ENS Lyon,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, May 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
TBD
  • Rahul Purohit, PostDoc, Ondrus Group, CCE, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gates Annex 22
  • Harry B. Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
TBD
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Friday, May 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Effect of Solvent on the Sulfur Reduction Processes in a Mg-S Battery
  • Sarah Bevilacqua, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Monday, June 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Energy Conversion and Storage: Novel Materials and Operando Methods
  • Hector D. Abruna, Emile M. Chamot Professor and Director, Energy Materials Center at Cornell, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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Tuesday, June 4
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crellin 151
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
  • Suri Vaikuntanathan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago,
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Wednesday, June 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
New Insights into Acetylation & Oncometabolism from Chemoproteomics
  • Dr. Jordan Meier, Ph.D., Investigator, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,
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Thursday, June 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crellin 151
TBD
  • Amelie Joffrin, PostDoc, Hsieh-Wilson Group, CCE, Caltech,
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Friday, June 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Understanding the Mechanism of Enantioconvergent C-N Cross-Coupling with Copper
  • Theodore (Teddy) Donnell, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, June 12
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Novel Catalytic Approaches to the Synthesis of a Complex Drug Molecule
  • Dr. Aaron Whittaker, Associate Principal Scientist, Department of Process Research and Development, Merck & Co. Inc.,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Identifying Novel Mechanisms in Drug Discovery
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