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Events for February 2013

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  1. Week of February 3, 2013

    1. Monday, February 4, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmDr. Renee Frontiera, Seminar of Special Interest, Northwestern, "Obtaining structural snapshots of reacting molecules in real time with ultrafast vibrational and surface-enhanced spectroscopies"
        161 Noyes Lab
      2. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringBryan Wong, Sandia National Laboratories, "Energy transfer in molecular photovoltaics, carbon nanotubes, and nanowires--A first-principles perspective"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, February 5, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProf. Ian Fleming
        Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge, CHEM 530 'Molecular Orbitals in Organic Chemistry' Lecture Series 2 of 11
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    3. Wednesday, February 6, 2013

      1. 8:30 amAlumni Lecture / ECE Seminar: Recent Advances in Trans-Ionospheric Geolocation (Scott Wright, PhD, 1994)
        151 Everitt Lab
      2. 10:00 amChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Ben Cosgrove, Stanford University, "A More Youthful Self-renewal: Bioengineering Solutions to Rejuvenate Dysfunctional Muscle Stem Cells in Aging"
        1000 Lincoln Hall
      3. 12:00 pm   Materials Seminar of Special InterestDr. Yogesh Surendranath, UC Berkeley, Materials Seminar of Special Interest, "Controlling Holes for Efficient Solar-to-Fuels Conversion"
        161 Noyes Lab
    4. Thursday, February 7, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Nicholas Brunelli, Georgia Instite of Technology, "The Sub-Nanometer Length Scale: Exploring Fundamental Challenges in Aerosols & Catalysis"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pm   Analytical and Materials Chemistry SeminarProfessor Bruce Parkinson, University of Wyoming, "A Combinatorial and Distributed Search for Oxide Semiconductors that Split Water with Sunlight"
        112 CA
  2. Week of February 10, 2013

    1. Monday, February 11, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmDr. Frederick Zecri
        Dr. Frederic Zecri, Novartis, "From Natural Product to the First Oral Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis: The Discovery of FTY720 (GilenyaTM)"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard Medical School, "Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration"
        100 MSEB
      3. 5:00 pm   Organic Chemistry-Novartis LectureProfessor Guy Lloyd Jones, Novartis Lecture, University of Bristol, "Cats and Dogma"
        116 RAL
    2. Tuesday, February 12, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProf. Ian Fleming
        Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge, CHEM 530 'Molecular Orbitals in Organic Chemistry' Lecture Series 3 of 11
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pm   Inorganic ChemistryProfessor Seth Brown, Notre Dame University, "Nonclassical Redox Reactions"
        112 Chem Annex
    3. Wednesday, February 13, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm - 12:45 pmBrown Bag: Just Lunch
        A414 CLSL
      2. 12:00 pmSharon Hammes-Schiffer
        CSE Seminar: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Energy Conversion Processes: Insights from Theory and Computation
        2240 DCL
      3. 4:00 pmProf. Jon Camden, University of Tennessee Knoxville, "Application of STEM/EELS to Optical Plasmons and Surface Enhanced Nonlinear Spectroscopy"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, February 14, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Tracy He, Harvard University, "Warm-blooded Plastics: Bio-inspired Smart Soft Material Systems"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pmProfessor Erik Alexanian
        Professor Erik Alexanian, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "New synthetic transformations using alkenes: From transition metal catalysis to metal-free radical reactions"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    5. Friday, February 15, 2013

      1. 8:00 am   Final Defense, Professor Ralph Nuzzo, AdvisorMr. Eric Brueckner, UIUC, "Fabrication and Transfer Assembly of Microscale, Solid-State Light Emitting Diodes and Solar Cells for Transparent and Flexible Electronics Applications"
        280 MRL
  3. Week of February 17, 2013

    1. Monday, February 18, 2013

      1. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Hugh Hillhouse, University of Washington, "Earth abundant element solar cells from nanocrystal-inks and molecular-inks"
        100 MSEB
      2. 4:00 pm   Eli Lilly LectureProfessor Gary Molander
        Professor Gary Molander, University of Pennsylvania, "Novel Organoboron Reagents and Reactivities"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    2. Tuesday, February 19, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Christopher Alabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Multiparametric Evaluation of Nanocarriers for siRNA Delivery"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmProf. Gerry Wright
        Prof. Gerry Wright, McMaster University, "Resisting Resistance: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance with Small Molecules"
        116 Roger Adams Lab
    3. Wednesday, February 20, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProf. Garnet Chan, Princeton University, "Impacts of quantum information in quantum chemistry"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, February 21, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmCHEM 575 Seminar, Ms. Jessie Peh, UIUC, "Towards artificial RNA scaffolds for protein assembly"
        217 Noyes Laboratory
      2. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Mr. Christopher Wilmer, Northwestern University, ''Algorithmic Exploration of 'Building-Block' Chemistry: Rapid Discovery of Optimal Gas Storage & Separations Materials"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      3. 4:00 pm   This seminar has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later timeProfessor Scott Phillips
        CANCELED: Professor Scott Phillips, The Pennsylvania State University, "New Organic Strategies in Reagent Design for Point-of-Care Diagnostics"
        116 RAL
      4. 4:00 pm   Materials ChemistryProfessor Sara Skrabalak, Indiana University, "Shaping the Synthesis and Assembly of Bimetallic Nanostructures"
        112 Chem Annex
  4. Week of February 24, 2013

    1. Sunday, February 24, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmKrug Lecture: The Science and Fiction of Carbon Capture and Sequestration
        iHotel Chancellor's Ballroom
    2. Monday, February 25, 2013

      1. 10:30 am   Final Defense, Professor Ben McCall, AdvisorMr. Brian Siller, UIUC, "New Techniques for Sub-Doppler Spectroscopy of Molecular Ions"
        A133 CLSL
      2. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Sarah Heilshorn, Standford University, "Design of Self-Assembling Materials for Cell Transplantation"
        100 MSEB
    3. Tuesday, February 26, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmDr. Ann E. Weber
        Sylvia M. Stoesser Lecture in Chemistry, Dr. Ann E. Weber, Merck Research Laboratories, "Adventures in Drug Discovery; Development of JANUVIA for Type 2 Diabetes"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    4. Wednesday, February 27, 2013

      1. 9:00 amChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Stacey Finley, Johns Hopkins University, "Of Mice and Men: Computational Models to Investigate Anti-angiogenic Cancer Therapies Targeting the VEGF Pathway"
        217 Noyes Laboratory
      2. 2:00 pm   Final Defense: Professor Steven C. Zimmerman, AdvisorMr. Chun-Ho Wong
        Mr. Chun-Ho Wong, UIUC "Developing Potential Drugs for the Treatment of Myotonic Dystrophy: From Rational Design to Lead Development"
        433 Roger Adams Laboratory
    5. Thursday, February 28, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmCHEM 575 Seminar, Mr. Christopher Schwalen, UIUC, "The New Frontier of Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitors"
        217 Noyes Laboratory
      2. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. James Swan, University of Delaware, "Strong or Weak, Quick or Slow: Interpreting Viscoelasticity from Large Amplitude Oscillatory Flow"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      3. 4:00 pm   CHEM 585 Lit SeminarMs. Catherine Possanza, UIUC, "Superomniphobic materials: impact of surface morphology in chemical shielding"
        112 Chem Annex
      4. 4:00 pm   CHEM 585 Lit SeminarMs. Elissa Grzincic, UIUC, "Carbon Nanotube-Based Implantable Neural Interfaces"
        112 Chem Annex
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