Student Hosted Colloquia

The Student Hosted Colloquia (SHC) are seminars that appeal to a broad scientific audience. This series, entirely run by graduate students in the Department of Chemistry, aims to select speakers who are engaging, enthusiastic and interested in sharing their scientific knowledge and research with our students. The success of this program is dependent upon sponsorship by our industry partners. Seminars in the SHC series are free and open to the public.

Event Sponsors:

  • Merck 
  • Dow Chemical     

Upcoming Events

March
4
Date
Monday, March 4, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall 114
About the SeminarShifting the Paradigm of Science Education and Mentoring to Improve BelongingIn the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, along with rapid technological advancements and
April
1
Date
Monday, April 1, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Host: Maggie Brueggemeyer
April
5
Date
Friday, April 5, 2024, 10:00am
Location:
TBA
About the SeminarReflections on my Career: Undergraduate Research, Mentoring, and DiversityProfessor Gilliard will discuss his journey to a career in chemistry, h
April
5
Date
Friday, April 5, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
About the Seminar Uncommon Bonds in Boron Heterocycles: From Odd-Electron Molecules to Luminescent MaterialsThe incorporation of boron into conjugated organic molecules has e
April
15
Date
Monday, April 15, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
About the SeminarLeveraging experimental data in machine learning models to accelerate the discovery of new materialsI will discuss our efforts to use machine learning (ML) to acc
April
22
Date
Monday, April 22, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Host: Hlib Razumkov
April
29
Date
Monday, April 29, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
About the Seminar Single-Atom Logic for Skeletal EditingReactions which can manipulate the connectivity of the molecular skeleton are underexplored as tools for late-stage fu
May
6
Date
Monday, May 6, 2024, 3:00pm
Host: Gus Braun
May
10
Date
Friday, May 10, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall 114
Host: Hlib Razumkov
May
13
Date
Monday, May 13, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
TBA
Host: Maggie Brueggemeyer

Past Events

Date
Monday, November 6, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Lecture Hall 114
About the SeminarChemical synthesis to unlock natural product potentialMany organisms in nature produce secondary metabolites (natural products) that help them survive and th
Date
Friday, November 3, 2023, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
**This seminar is sponsored by Merck**
Date
Monday, October 2, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall 114
About the SeminarDeciphering the molecular mechanisms of lipid trafficking in bacteriaUsing computation, biochemistry, and biop
Date
Monday, May 22, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the Seminar:Solvent structure and electrostatics as unique handles to accelerate reaction rates using heterogeneous catalysts 
Date
Monday, May 15, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the SeminarUnveiling the biological chemistry of polyketide biosynthetic pathways by embracing the unexplored and unexpected
Date
Monday, April 3, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the SeminarAddressing the Plastics Dilemma Using CatalysisSociety depends on polymeric materials now more than at any other time in history.
Date
Monday, February 6, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Auditorium 111
About the SeminarThe Supramolecular Chemistry of the Antibiotic Teixobactin: How Basic Research on a New Antibiotic Has Provided New Insights and Exciting Opportunities
Date
Monday, November 28, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
"Centering Community in Air Pollution Research" Host: Ashley Saunders About the Seminar Historical policies an
Date
Monday, November 21, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall + Zoom
"The perils of computational drug discovery in proteome-wide high throughput virtual screenings"Host: Franco FaucherAbout the Seminar:
Date
Monday, November 7, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Sapp Center Lecture Hall
"New approaches for lead molecule optimization" Host: Franco Faucher About the Seminar Lead optimization is a signific