2015 seminar program

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January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

JANUARY

1-31 January, 2015

WEEK 12-16  
Monday 12/1/15 Available.
Tuesday 13/1/15 Available.
Wednesday 14/1/15 Available.
Thursday 15/1/15 Available.
Friday 16/1/15 Available.
   
WEEK 19-23  
Monday 19/1/15 Available.
Tuesday 20/1/15 Available.
Wednesday 21/1/15 Available.
Thursday 22/1/15 Available.
Friday 23/1/15 Available.
   
WEEK 26-30  
Monday 26/1/15 Public holiday (Australia Day)
Tuesday 27/1/15 Available.
Wednesday 28/1/15 Available.
Thursday 29/1/15 Available.
Friday 30/1/15 Available.

february

1-28 February, 2015

WEEK 2-6  
Monday 2/2/15 Available.
Tuesday 3/2/15 Available.
Wednesday 4/2/15 Available.
Thursday 5/2/15 Available.
Friday 6/2/15 Available.
   
WEEK 9-13 [Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]
Monday 9/2/15 Speaker:  Professor Tom Beck, School of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, USA. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Comments on the surface potential of water and its impact on ion distributions and chemistry near the water interface. Host: A/Prof James Beattie. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 10/2/15 Available.
Wednesday 11/2/15 Available.
Thursday 12/2/15 Available.
Friday 13/2/15 Speaker: A/Prof Hiroaki Iguchi, Coordination Chemistry Laboratory (Yamashita Lab), Tohoku University, Japan.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: Various electronic properties in one-dimensional electron systems: Halgen-bridged metal complexes, naphthalenediimide-based conductor, and ionic CT liquid crystal. Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 16-20 [Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]
Monday 16/2/15 Available.
Tuesday 17/2/15 Available.
Wednesday 18/2/15 Alexander Memorial Lecture: The 696th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Alexander Memorial Lecturer, Professor Paul Mulvaney, School of Chemistry and Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm . Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Photochemistry in nanocrystal systems - From quenching to superlattice dynamics. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 19/2/15 Available.
Friday 20/2/15 Available.
   
WEEK 23-27  [Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]
Monday 23/2/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Gajan Santhakumar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Synthetic studies towards the total synthesis of non-ribosomal peptide natural products. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 24/2/15 Available.
Wednesday 25/2/15 Available.
Thursday 26/2/15 Available.
Friday 27/2/15 Speaker: Professor Martin Kaupp, Institut fur Chemie, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Quantum-chemical insights into heavy-metal chemistry: Bonding, spectroscopy and more. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

March

1-31 March, 2015

WEEK 2-6 [Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]
Monday 2/3/15 Available.
Tuesday 3/3/15

Available.

The Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry presents: Professor Andrew Peele, Director, Synchroton Light Source Australia, Professor of Physics, La Trobe University. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT3, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The chemistry of the Australian Synchrotron: Combining the brightest minds and light to catalyse research and innovation that matters. Host: Prof Peter Lay. All welcome. No booking required. Free.  [Biography/Dinner invitation]

Wednesday 4/3/15 Available.
Thursday 5/3/15 Available.
Friday 6/3/15 Speaker:  Professor Kini R. Manjunatha, Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Venoms and toxins: A source of inspiration. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 9-13  
Monday 9/3/15 Available.
Tuesday 10/3/15 Available.
Wednesday 11/3/15

Available.

Thursday 12/3/15 Available.
Friday 13/3/15

Available.

2015 Cornforth Lecturer:  Professor Andrew Holmes, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 16-20  
Monday 16/3/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Max Easton, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Thomas Maschmeyer. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 17/3/15 Available.
Wednesday 18/3/15

Available.

2015 Cornforth Lecturer:  Professor Andrew Holmes, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Francis Lions Memorial Lecture: The 697th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Francis Lions Memorial Lecturer, Professor John Evans, Professor of Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, UK.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm . Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 19/3/15

Available.

2015 Cornforth Lecturer:  Professor Andrew Holmes, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne. Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Refreshments from 5:30 pm. Venue: New Law Building, Room 101 (TBC). Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Max Crossley. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Friday 20/3/15 Speaker:  Dr Ivana Radosavljevic Evans, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, UK.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Structural chemistry of functional materials: Complexity in the solid state. Host: A/Prof Chris Ling. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 23-27  
Monday 23/3/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Anita Das, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 24/3/15 Available.
Wednesday 25/3/15 Speaker:  Dr James Walton, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 26/3/15 Available.
Friday 27/3/15 Speaker:  Professor Tom Vogt, Director of the NanoCenter, Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Brendan Kennedy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
Week 30-31  
Monday 30/3/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Mellodee Anvia, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: E/Prof Len Lindoy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 31/3/15 Available.

April

1-30 April, 2015

WEEK 1-3  
Wednesday 1/4/15 Available.
Thursday 2/4/15 Available.
Friday 3/4/15 Public holiday (Easter Friday)
   
WEEK 6-10  
Monday 6/4/15 Public holiday (Easter Monday)
Tuesday 7/4/15 Available.
Wednesday 8/4/15 Available.
Thursday 9/4/15 Available.
Friday 10/4/15 Speaker:  Professor John Herbert, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 13-17  
Monday 13/4/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Josie Auckett, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Chris Ling. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 14/4/15 Available.
Wednesday 15/4/15 698th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents: Dr Gregory Organ, Senior Scientist, Lion Pty Ltd. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm . Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Beer chemistry. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. Sponsored by: Scitek Australia Pty Ltd. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 16/4/15 Available.
Friday 17/4/15

Speaker:  Professor Marisa Kozlowski, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, USA.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

Special Seminar:  Dr Luke Batchelor, Senior Editor, Nature Communications, London.  Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Hosts: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro and Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 20-24  
Monday 20/4/15 Available.
Tuesday 21/4/15 Available.
Wednesday 22/4/15 Speaker:  A/Prof Maryanne Large, Innovation and Commercialisation, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Angels on the head do a pin: what nanofabrication can do for you. Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 23/4/15 Available.
Friday 24/4/15 Available.
   
Week 27-30  
Monday 27/4/15 Available.
Tuesday 28/4/15 Available.
Wedneday 29/4/15 Available.
Thursday 30/4/15 Available.

May

1-31 May, 2015

WEEK 1  
Friday 1/5/15 Available.
   
WEEK 4-8  
Monday 4/5/15 Available.
Tuesday 5/5/15 Available.
Wednesday 6/5/15 Harold Howard Lecture: The 699th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Harold Howard Lecturer, Professor M.G. Finn, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia University of Technology, USA.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm . Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. Sponsored by:  Thermo Fisher Scientific.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 7/5/15 Available.
Friday 8/5/15 Speaker:  Dr Johan Rosengren, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 11-15  
Monday 11/5/15  Available.
Tuesday 12/5/15 Available.
Wednesday 13/5/15 Speaker:  Professor Mark Ogden, Nanochemistry Research Institute, Department of Chemistry, Curtin University.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 14/5/15 Available.
Friday 15/5/15 Speaker:  Dr Rico Tabor, School of Chemistry, Monash University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Greg Warr. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 18-22  
Monday 18/5/15 Available.
Tuesday 19/5/15 Available.
Wednesday 20/5/15 Available.
Thursday 21/5/15 Available.
Friday 22/5/15 Available.
   
Week 25-29  
Monday 25/5/15 Available.
Tuesday 26/5/15 Available.
Wedneday 27/5/15 Available.
Thursday 28/5/15 Available.
Friday 29/5/15 Speaker:  A/Prof James Crowley, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

June

1-30 June, 2015

WEEK 1-5  
Monday 1/6/15 Available.
Tuesday 2/6/15 Available.
Wednesday 3/6/15 Available.
Thursday 4/6/15 Available.
Friday 5/6/15 Available.
   
WEEK 8-12  
Monday 8/6/15 Public holiday (Queen's Birthday)
Tuesday 9/6/15 Available.
Wednesday 10/6/15 Available.
Thursday 11/6/15 Available.
Friday 12/6/15 Available.
   
WEEK 15-19  
Monday 15/6/15 Available.
Tuesday 16/6/15 Not available.  Honours talks (LT4)
Wednesday 17/6/15 Available.
Thursday 18/6/15 Available.
Friday 19/6/15 Available.
   
WEEK 22-26  
Monday 22/6/15 Available.
Tuesday 23/6/15 Available.
Wednesday 24/6/15 Available.
Thursday 25/6/15 Available.
Friday 26/6/15 Available.
   
Week 29-30  
Monday 29/6/15 Available.
Tuesday 30/6/15 Available.

July

1-31 July, 2015

WEEK 1-3  
Wednesday 1/7/15 Available.
Thursday 2/7/15 Available.
Friday 3/7/15 Available.
   
WEEK 6-10  
Monday 6/7/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Carol Hua, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro/Prof Cameron Kepert. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 7/7/15 Available.
Wednesday 8/7/15 Available.
Thursday 9/7/15 Available.
Friday 10/7/15 Available.
   
WEEK 13-17  
Monday 13/7/15 Available.
Tuesday 14/7/15 Available.
Wednesday 15/7/15 Available.
Thursday 16/7/15 Available.
Friday 17/7/15

Speaker:  Professor Mitch Winnik, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Metal-chelating polymers and lanthanide nanoparticles for immunoassays by mass cytometry. Host: A/Prof Brian Hawkett. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 20-24  
Monday 20/7/15 Available.
Tuesday 21/7/15 Available.
Wednesday 22/7/15

701st Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents: Professor Sean Smith, School of Chemical Engineering, University of NSW. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA.  Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 23/7/15 Available.
Friday 24/7/15 Available.
   
Week 27-31  
Monday 27/7/15 Available.
Tuesday 28/7/15 Available.
Wedneday 29/7/15 Available.
Thursday 30/7/15 Available.
Friday 31/7/15 Available.

August

1-31 August, 2015

WEEK 3-7  
Monday 3/8/15 Available.
Tuesday 4/8/15 Available.
Wednesday 5/8/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 6/8/15  
Friday 7/8/15 Available.
   
WEEK 10-14  
Monday 10/8/15 Available.
Tuesday 11/8/15 Available.
Wednesday 12/8/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 13/8/15 Available.
Friday 14/8/15 Available.
   
WEEK 17-21  
Monday 17/8/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Karen Yuen, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 18/8/15 Available.
Wednesday 19/8/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 20/8/15 Available.
Friday 21/8/15 Speaker:  Professor Neil Greenham, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 24-28  
Monday 24/8/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Katherine Law, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 25/8/15 Available.
Wednesday 26/8/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 27/8/15 Available.
Friday 28/8/15 Available.
   
Week 31  
Monday 31/8/15 Available.

September

1-30 September, 2015

WEEK 1-4  
Tuesday 1/9/15 Available.
Wednesday 2/9/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 3/9/15 Available.
Friday 4/9/15 Available.
   
WEEK 7-11  
Monday 7/9/15 Available.
Tuesday 8/9/15 Available.
Wednesday 9/9/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 10/9/15 Available.
Friday 11/9/15 Available.
   
WEEK 14-18  
Monday 14/9/15 Available.
Tuesday 15/9/15 Available.
Wednesday 16/9/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 17/9/15 Available.
Friday 18/9/15 Available.
   
WEEK 21-25  
Monday 21/9/15 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Anna Safitri, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Peter Lay. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 22/9/15 Available.
Wednesday 23/9/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

Thursday 24/9/15 Available.
Friday 25/9/15 Available.
   
Week 28-30  
Monday 28/9/15 Available.
Tuesday 29/9/15 Available.
Wedneday 30/9/15

Available.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Chemistry LT2 is unavailable.  (SUCS to be confirmed)

October

1-31 October, 2015

WEEK 1-2  
Thursday 1/10/15 Available.
Friday 2/10/15 Available.
   
WEEK 5-9  
Monday 5/10/15 Public holiday (Labour Day)
Tuesday 6/10/15 Available.
Wednesday 7/10/15 Available.
Thursday 8/10/15 Available.
Friday 9/10/15 Available.
   
WEEK 12-16  
Monday 12/10/15 Available.
Tuesday 13/10/15 Available.
Wednesday 14/10/15 Available.
Thursday 15/10/15 Available.
Friday 16/10/15 Available.
   
WEEK 19-23  
Monday 19/10/15 Available.
Tuesday 20/10/15 Available.
Wednesday 21/10/15 Available.
Thursday 22/10/15 Available.
Friday 23/10/15 Available.
   
Week 26-30  
Monday 26/10/15 Available.
Tuesday 27/10/15 Available.
Wedneday 28/10/15 Available.
Thursday 29/10/15 Available.
Friday 30/10/15 Available.

November

1-30 November, 2015

WEEK 2-6
 
Monday 2/11/15 Available.
Tuesday 3/11/15 Available.
Wednesday 4/11/15 Available.
Thursday 5/11/15 Available.
Friday 6/11/15 Available.
   
WEEK 9-13  
Monday 9/11/15 Not available.  Honours talks
Tuesday 10/11/15 Not available.  Honours talks.
Wednesday 11/11/15 Available.
Thursday 12/11/15 Available.
Friday 13/11/15 Available.
   
WEEK 16-20  
Monday 16/11/15 Available.
Tuesday 17/11/15 Available.
Wednesday 18/11/15 Available.
Thursday 19/11/15 Available.
Friday 20/11/15 Available.
   
WEEK 23-27  
Monday 23/11/15 Available.
Tuesday 24/11/15 Available.
Wednesday 25/11/15 Available.
Thursday 26/11/15 Available.
Friday 27/11/15 Available.
   
Week 30  
Monday 30/11/15 Available.

December

1-31 December, 2015

WEEK 1-4
 
Tuesday 1/12/15 Available.
Wednesday 2/12/15 Available.
Thursday 3/12/15 Available.
Friday 4/12/15 Available.
   
WEEK 7-11  
Monday 7/12/15 Available.
Tuesday 8/12/15 Available.
Wednesday 9/12/15 Available.
Thursday 10/12/15 Available.
Friday 11/12/15 Available.
   
WEEK 14-18  
Monday 14/12/15 Available.
Tuesday 15/12/15 Available.
Wednesday 16/12/15 Available.
Thursday 17/12/15 Available.
Friday 18/12/15 Available.