Fall 2015 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

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Fall 2015 Seminar Program

Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Date Program
August 28

Chris von Ruden and Sankar Raman, Physical Electronics Inc, (Suni) 

" Surface Analysis: New Opportunities for Advanced Material Characterization "

September 04 

Vasily N. Astratov, Department of Physics and Optical Science, University of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kohli)

" Microspherical Photonics: Optical Super-Resolution and Resonant Propulsion Effects "

September 11

Vijay Ramani, Hyosung S. R. Cho Endowed Chair Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT (Gao)

" Anion Exchange Membranes for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage "

September 18

Deyang Qu, Johnson Control Endowed Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (Gao)

" Rechargeable Lithium Air Battery - A Rough Road to the "Holy Grill""

September 25

Eduard Chekmenev,  Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University (Goodson)

" Hyperpolarized NMR Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging "

October 02

Punit Kohli, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, SIUC

" Materials and Devices for Resource-Deficient Countries"

October 09

Lei Cheng, Argonne National Laboratory (Ge)

" Accelerating Electrolyte Discovery by Computational Screening "

October 16

Paul Kenis, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Ge)

" Microchemical Systems to Address Challenges in Energy and Biology"

October 23

Gower Research Symposium (Kinsel) , Homecoming

Kris Kirmiss
"MALDI Ionization Mechanisms Investigated by Comparison of Isomers of Dihydroxybenzoic Acid"
Chuangjun Liu
''Developments of red and far-red fluorophores and their applications''
Fan Shi
Miru Tang
"First Principles Study of Iron Oxyhydroxide for Oxygen Evolution Reaction".


October 30

Steven Holdcroft, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University (Gao)

" Polyaromatic Solid Polymer Electrolytes: From Model Systems to Potential Candidates " 

November 06

Ron Smaldone, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Dallas (Plunkett)

" Arranging Molecular Building Blocks with Enhanced Control in the Real and Virtual Worlds "

November 09

Kirill Kovtunov, International Tomographic Center, Novosibirsk, Russia (Goodson)

" Parahydrogen-Induced Polarization in Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes "

November 20

Xinhua Liang, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Ge)

" Nanostructured Catalysts Prepared by Atomic/Molecular Layer Deposition " 

November 27

Thanksgiving Break

December 04

Ali Dhinojwala, Morton Professor, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron (Kohli)

" TBA "

December 11

" TBA "