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Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division Colloquia Series

Spring 2009

January 27 Susannah Scott, University of California Santa Barbara
Understanding Active Sites and Activation Processes via the Interaction of Organometallics with Surfaces: A Combined Spectroscopic-Computational Approach (Abstract)
Host:  Stefan Vajda
February 3

James Dumesic, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Catalytic Production of Liquid Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass-derived Oxygenated Hydrocarbons
Host:  Chris Marshall

February 10 Mark Ratner, Northwestern University
Transport in Molecular Junctions: Thoughts Coherent and Incoherent (Abstract)
Host:  Laura Skubal
February 24 Aurora Clark, Washington State University
Highly Accurate Force Fields for F-elements and Their Use in Computational Environmental Chemistry (Abstract)
Host:  Paul Fenter
March 3

Dennis Papadias, Argonne National Laboratory
Defining Hydrogen Quality (for Fuel Cell Vehicles) and Its Impact on Cost (Abstract)
Host:  Paul Fenter

March 31 Johannes Lercher, Lerstuhl fuer Technische Chemie, Technische Univ.
Transport and Catalysis of Hydrocarbons in Confined Spaces (Abstract)
Host:  Stefan Vajda
April 7

Lanny Schmidt, University of Minnesota
Catalytic Gasification of Biomass at Millisecond Times (Abstract)
Host:  Stefan Vajda

April 14 Robert Schloegl, Fritz-Haber Institute (Berlin)
Metals as Selective Catalysts (Abstract)
Host:  Stefan Vajda
April 21 Greg Engel, University of Chicago
Quantum Mechanics in Biology: Using Spectroscopy to
Elucidate Design Principles in Photosynthesis
Host:  Robin Santra
April 28 Shaul Mukamel, University of California - Irvine
Coherent Ultrafast Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Chromophore Aggregates; from NMR to X-Rays (Abstract)
Host:  Robin Santra
May 5 Kevin Rosso, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Electron Transfer Dynamics in the Biogeochemical Cycling of Iron (Abstract)
Host:  Paul Fenter
May 12 Gabor Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Foundations of Surface Chemistry and Catalytic Selectivity by Metals (Abstract)
Host:  Chris Marshall
May 28, 9:30 a.m.
(note new date and special time)
Emilio Bunel, Argonne National Laboratory
Adventures in Homogeneous Catalysis (Abstract)
Host:  Paul Fenter


For more information

CSE colloquia are held in the Building 200 Auditorium, Tuesday mornings at 11:00 am (unless otherwise specified). The colloquia are preceded by coffee and a snack at 10:45. Please contact the host if you would like to meet with the speaker during his or her visit.  Note special date and time for the last colloquim in the series, Emilo Bunel (May 28, 9:30 a.m.; refreshments at 9:15 a.m.)

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