Contact Us
Department of Chemistry
101 N. Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-526-7392, or
610-526-7374
Fax: 610-526-5086

FALL 2014

Most Haverford Seminars are at 3:00 p.m. in KINSC (Hilles) H109 unless noted.  Bryn Mawr Colloquia are at 3:00 p.m. in the Park Science Building, Room 180.
 
                     
SEPTEMBER
September 19, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Stephen T. Miller, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
"A Chat over Dinner: Bacterial Communication and the Link to Central Metabolism"
http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/smiller1/Miller_Lab/Research.html
 
September 26, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Alexandra C. Viscosi
Associate Investigator
DuPont Company

 

NOVEMBER
November  7, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Abigail G. Doyle, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Department of Chemistry
“New Reagents and Strategies for Nucleophilic Fluorination”
http://chemistry.princeton.edu/doylelab/
 
November 14, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
John S. Magyar, Ph.D.
Barnard College
Department of Chemistry
http://www.columbia.edu/~jsm2148/Magyar_Lab/Home.html
 
November  21, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Helen K. White, Ph.D.
Haverford College
Department of Chemistry
http://www.haverford.edu/chem/White/
 
DECEMBER
December 5, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Joseph M. Fox, Ph.D.
Natalee Smith '08
University of Delaware
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
http://www.chem.udel.edu/chemistry/faculty/joseph-m-fox-professor
 

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SPRING 2014

FEBRUARY
February 21, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Kevin P. Bateman
Senior Research Scientist
Merck Research Laboratories
"Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry and Drug Discovery"

 

MARCH
March 21, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Vincent L. Pecoraro, Ph.D.
John T Groves Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
University of Michigan
"De Novo Designed Hydrolytic and Redox Active Metalloprotein Catalysts"
 
March 28, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Rajeswari M. Kasi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Connecticut
"New Polymers for Responsive Membrane Applications"

 

APRIL
April 18, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Craig A. Townsend, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry
The Johns Hopkins University
"Penicillin and the Beta-Lactam Antibiotics.  Diverse Chemical Solutions to Evolutionary Convergence"

 

April 25, 2014 at Bryn Mawr
Kay Michille Brummond, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
"Expanding Nature's Toolbox of Biologically Relevant Compounds"

 

FAll 2013

Most Haverford Seminars are at 3:00 p.m. in KINSC (Hilles) H109 unless noted.  Bryn Mawr Colloquia are at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Science Building, Room 180.

 

SEPTEMBER
September 27, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Mary M. Kirschoff, Ph.D.
American Chemical Society
Director, ACS Education Division
"Green Chemistry and Sustainability"
 
OCTOBER
October 4, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Krishna Mehta
Johnson Matthey
"Emission Control Technologies"

 

October 25, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Dr. Shane W. Krska
Principle Scientist
Merck & Co.
"The Transformative Power of Catalysis for Drug Research and Development"

 

NOVEMBER
November 15, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Dr. Louise Charkoudian
Haverford College
"Harnessing the Energy of Bacterial Ensymatic Assembly Lines to make New Molecules"

 

November 22, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Benjamin Williams
Bryn Mawr College
"Structural and Chemical Reactivity of a Pterin-Dithiolene Complex Modeling the Molybdenum Cofactor"

 

DECEMBER
December 6 , 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Marisa C. Kozlowski, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry
“Adventures in Oxidative Bond Forming Reactions: Development and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis”

 

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Spring 2013

Most Haverford Seminars are at 3:00 p.m. in KINSC (Hilles) H109 unless noted.  Bryn Mawr Colloquia are at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Science Building, Room 180.

FEBRUARY
February 8, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Erika Merschrod '94
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Memorial University (Canada)
"Beyond the Nanoscale: Opportunities and Challenges in Hierarchical Materials"

 

MARCH
March 1, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Alison E. Holliday
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Swarthmore College
"Investigating the Chirality of Clusters using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry"

 

March 22, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Eric J. Schelter
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania
"The Sustainability of the Rare Earth Elements: Exciting Opportunities for Inorganic Chemistry"

 

APRIL
April 19, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Jennifer Gaudioso
Manager of International Biological Threat Reduction Program
Sandia National Laboratories
"Infectious Diseases: Where's the Line between Public Health and Security?"

April 26, 2013 at Bryn Mawr
Deidre Sandrock
Research Chemist
Milliken & Company
Title: TBA

 

 

Fall 2012

Most Haverford Seminars are at 3:00 p.m. in KINSC (Hilles) H109 unless noted.  Bryn Mawr Colloquia are at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Science Building, Room 180.

SEPTEMBER  

 

September 14, 2012 at Bryn Mawr (Recruitment Session with Dupont)
Kaylee (Wendell) Lint and Steph Vrakas
DuPont Corporation
"DuPont Industrial Careers for Chemists"
 
September 27, 2012 at Haverford College at 4:15
Richard Ebright, Professor
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Rutgers University, Waksman Institute
http://chem.rutgers.edu/ebright_richard_h
TBA

 

November 9, 2012 at Haverford College
Sarah Michel, Associate Professor
University of Maryland
http://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/faculty/smichel
 "Metalloregulatory Proteins:  Linking Metal Ion Binding to DNA/RNA Recognition"

 

November 16, 2012 at Haverford College
Dr. Liliya Yatsunyk
Swarthmore College
http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/chemistry-and-biochemistry/liliya-a-yatsunyk.xml
"Interactions Between Human Telomeric DNA and Quadruplex Specific Ligan, NMM"
The Haverford Chemistry department will be hosting a student lunch with Dr. Yatsunyk on Friday in the Chemistry Lounge at 12:30 pm.  Bryn Mawr students who wish to attend the lunch may r.s.v.p. to Sarah Harrison at sjharris@haverford.edu.

January 27, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College
Joel Rosenthal, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Delaware, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
www.udel.edu/chem/rosenthal
"Chemistry of Consequence to Renewable Energy: Multielectron Catalysts for Conversion of Sun Light to Liquid Fuels"

 

FEBRUARY
February 10, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College
Cherie Kagan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical And Systems Engineering,
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of  Pennsylvania
http://www.chem.upenn.edu/chem/research/faculty.php?id=55
"Understanding and Engineering the Surface of Semiconductor Quantum Dots For

Low-cost High Performance Solar Cells"

February 24, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College
William Dichtel, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor
Cornell University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical biology
http://chemistry.cornell.edu/faculty/detail.cfm?netid=wrd
"Bottom-up Synthesis of Structurally Precise 2D and 3D Organic materials"
 
MARCH
March 16, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College (Recruitment session with Dupont)
Brad M. Rosen, Ph.D. and Danielle K. Carlin '06
DuPont Corporation
"DuPont Industrial Careers for Chemists"

 

March 23, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College
Alison J. Frontier, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
http://www.chem.rochester.edu/faculty/faculty.php?name=frontier
"Navigational Surprises in Organic Synthesis"

 

March 30, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College
Geoffrey Hutchison, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry
http://www.chem.pitt.edu/people/faculty/geoffrey-hutchison
"Rational Design of Molecular Materials: Molecular Springs, Solar Cells and More"

 

APRIL
April 11, 2012 at Haverford College
Stephen Lippard, Ph.D.,(HC'62)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Structural & Mechanistic Studies of Bacterial Multicomponent Monooxygenases"
4:30 PM, Sharpless Auditorium

 

April 13, 2012 at Haverford College
Terry Newirth Symposium
Sharpless Auditorium
Keynote Address by Julius Rebek, Jr., Professor Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute
"Molecular Behavior in Small Spaces"
1:15-4:00p.m., Sharpless Auditorium
 
April 13, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College / CANCELLED
Erin Pelkey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Department of Chemistry
http://campus.hws.edu/academic/popup.asp?id=140
TBA

 

April 20, 2012 at Haverford College
Reza Ghiladi, Ph.D., (HC '95)
North Carolina State University
"The Dehaloperoxidase paradox: Exploring Globin and Peroxidase Functions at a Single heme Active Site"

 

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Fall 2011

SEPTEMBER
 
Friday, September 9, 2011 at Haverford College
E. James Petersson, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry
http://webdev.chem.upenn.edu/chem/research/faculty.php?id=50
"Toward Protein Motion Capture:  Thioamides as Minimalist Chromophores to Monitor Protein Dynamics"

 

Friday, September 16 , 2011 at Bryn Mawr College
Michael J. Zdilla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Temple University, Department of Chemistry
https://chem.cst.temple.edu/directory/faculty/zdilla/
"Exploration of Low Coordinate Manganese Cluster Chemistry: Reactive Clusters Inspired by the Tetramanganese Water Oxidation Catalyst of Photosystem II"

 

Friday, September 16 , 2011 at Haverford College
Jannette Carey, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology
http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=204
TBA

 

Friday, September 23 , 2011 at Bryn Mawr College
Gerald J. Meyer, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Chemistry
http://chemistry.jhu.edu/Meyer/biography.html
TBA

 

Friday, September 30 , 2011 at Haverford College
Sheila Jaswal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Amherst College, Department of Chemistry
https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/sjaswal
TBA
 
OCTOBER
 
Friday, October 21 , 2011 at Haverford College
Michael Hagerman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
Union College, Department of Chemistry, NY
http://www.union.edu/academic_depts/chemistry/faculty/hagerman/index.php
"Self-assembled clay/polymer nanoassemblies for LED and solar applications"

 

Friday, October 28 , 2011 at Haverford College
John Asbury, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Penn State University, Department of Chemistry
http://www.chem.psu.edu/directory/jba11
TBA

 

 

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Spring 2011
 
APRIL
April 1 , 2011 at Bryn Mawr College
Michael F. Summers, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Maryland, Baltimore
http://www.hhmi.org/research/investigators/summers.html
"New Insights into the Mechanism of HIV-1 Assembly"
 
April 8, 2011 at Bryn Mawr College
David M. Chenoweth, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry
http://www.chem.upenn.edu/chem/research/faculty.php?id=57
"Modulating Nucleic Acid Structure with Small Molecules"
 
April 15 , 2011 at Haverford College
Steve Corcelli, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
http://chemistry.nd.edu/faculty/detail/scorcell/
TBA
 
April 22 , 2011 at Haverford College at 2:45
Ken Brown, Ph.D.
Georgia Tech, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/faculty/Brown/
TBA

 

Haverford Seminars are at 3:00 p.m. in KINSC (Hilles) H109.  Bryn Mawr Colloquia are at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Science Building, Room 180.


FALL 2010

 The Departments of Chemistry at Haverford and Bryn Mawr will host the following lectures in Fall 2010.  

SEPTEMBER

September 10 , 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
THE POSTER SYMPOSIUM FOR SUMMER SCIENCE RESEARCH
Campus Center Main Lounge,  11:00 am -2:00 pm
Refreshments will be served.

 

September 17 , 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
Mark F. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Saint Joseph's University, Dept. of Chemistry
http://www.sju.edu/academics/cas/chemistry/faculty/mreynold.html
SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION BY NOVEL HEME=BASED GAS SENSING PROTEINS

 

September 24 , 2010 at Haverford College
Shelli Frey '01, Ph.D.
Gettysburg College, Dept. of Chemistry

 

OCTOBER
October 22, 2010 at Haverford College
Jeffery G. Saven, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Chemistry
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~saven/
TBA

 

October 29, 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
Patricia C. Ryan, Ph.D.
Principal Toxicologist, Biological Safety Assessment
MedImmune LLC
http://www.medimmune.com/
APPLYING CELL BIOLOGY RESEARCH TO PREDICT AN APPROPRIATE HUMAN DOSE FOR A NOVEL ONCOLOGY THERAPY

 

NOVEMBER

November 5, 2010 at Haverford College
Cara M. Santelli, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Institute, Dept. of Minerals Science
http://mineralsciences.si.edu/staff/pages/santelli.htm
TBA

 

November 12, 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
Joshua Schrier, Ph.D.
Haverford College, Dept. of Chemistry
http://www.haverford.edu/chemistry/schrier/
IMPROVING GRAPHENE WITH SCISSORS AND A HOLE-PUNCH

 

November 19, 2010 at Haverford College
Steven A. Corcelli, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
http://chemistry.nd.edu/faculty/detail/scorcell/
TBA

 

DECEMBER

December 3 , 2010 at Haverford College
D. Howard Fairbrother, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Chemistry
http://www.jhu.edu/chem/fairbr/hf.html
TBA

 

 

 SPRING 2010

JANUARY
January 22 , 2010 at Haverford College
Rob Dickson
Georgia Tech
TBA

 

FEBRUARY
February 19 , 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
Scott McNeill Sieburth
Temple University, Department of Chemistry
http://www.temple.edu/chemistry/directory/faculty/sieburth/
FUN WITH PHOTOCHEMISTRY, OR HOW TO MAKE STRAINED, COMPLEX MOLECULES IN ONE EASY STEP

 

February 26 , 2010 at Bryn Mawr College CANCELED
Patricia C. Ryan, Ph.D.
Principal Toxicologist, Biological Safety Assessment
MedImmune LLC
http://www.medimmune.com/

TBA

 

MARCH

March 19, 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
Phillip D. Hustad
The Dow Chemical Company
AN INDUSTRIAL R&D SUCCESS STORY: DISCOVERY, COMMERCIALIZATION, AND RECENT INNOVATIONS IN OLEFIN BLOCK COPOLYMERS

 

APRIL

April 9, 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
Cassandra L.Fraser
University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry
http://chem.virginia.edu/faculty-research/faculty/cassandra-l-fraser/
TBA

 

April 16, 2010 at Haverford College
David W. McCamant
University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry
http://www.Chem.rochester.edu/faculty/faculty.php?name=mccamant
TBA

 

April 23, 2010 at Bryn Mawr College
Karin Musier-Forsyth
Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry
https://web.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/department/personnel/faculty/musier
EXPLOITING TRICKS VIRUSES USE AS NEW TARGETS FOR ANTI-HIV THERAPY

FALL 2009

SEPTEMBER

September 11 , 2009 at Bryn Mawr College
Monica Chander
Bryn Mawr College
"Redox sensing by SoxR: alerting the cell to oxidative stress (and more?)"

 

September 25, 2009 at Haverford College
Michael Massiah
Department of Biochemistry, Oklahoma State University
"How a protein structure reveals function: Midline-1 and Opitz G syndrome"

 

OCTOBER

October 2, 2009 at Bryn Mawr College
Adam Matzger with Leila Foroughi (BMC '05)
University of Michigan
"Controlling Crystal Polymorphism: Pharmaceuticals to Proteins"
http://www.umich.edu/~ajmgroup/members.html

 

October 30, 2009 at Haverford College
Clifford Kubiak
University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
"Important Things You Never Learned About Inorganic Mixed Valency: Ultrafast, Non-Arrhenius, Solvent, and Proton Coupled Electron Transfers"
http://kubiak.ucsd.edu
(Note:  Professor Kubiak will also offer a lecture entitled, "Fixing CO2," on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm.  The location will be provided at a later date.)

 

NOVEMBER
November 6, 2009 at Bryn Mawr College
Cynthia A. Maryanoff
Distinguished Research Fellow, Convergent Product Development
Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson Company
"Split view:  Process Chemistry on KL4/ Toolbox for Drug-eluding Stents"
 
November 13, 2009 at Haverford College
Stefan Bernhard
Carnegie Mellon University
"Efficient Transition Metal Catalysts for the Photogeneration of Hydrogen"
 
November 20, 2009 at Haverford College
Veronika Szalai
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"Metals in your Mind: How Copper Interacts with the Amyloid-beta Peptide
of Alzheimer's Disease"
http://www.umbc.edu/chem/general/user/vszalai

 

DECEMBER

December 4, 2009 at Haverford College
Pedro Marenco
Bryn Mawr College, Department of Geology
TBA