2017 seminar program

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JANUARY

9-31 January, 2017

WEEK 9-13  
Monday 9/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Tuesday 10/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Wednesday 11/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Thursday 12/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Friday 13/1/17

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Henry F. Schaefer III, Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry Rm 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: An Optimistic picture of a career of 50 years in theoretical chemistry. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 16-20  
Monday 16/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Tuesday 17/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Wednesday 18/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Thursday 19/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Friday 20/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
   
WEEK 23-27 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 23/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Tuesday 24/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Wednesday 25/1/17

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor S. Ramasesha, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry Rm 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: Electron correlations and excited states in conjugated polymers. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Thomas Vogt, Educational Foundation Endowed Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the NanoCenter at the University of South Carolina . Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry Rm 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: From bright to dark field STEM - Imaging both cations and anions. Host: Prof Brendan Kennedy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 26/1/17 Australia Day (Holiday)
Friday 27/1/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Drew Parsons, Senior Lecturer in Extractive Metallurgy, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry Rm 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: Surface forces and adhesion at redox electrodes. Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 30-31  
Monday 30/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)
Tuesday 31/1/17 Available. (NB: LTs 1 to 4 are unavailable)

february

1-28 February, 2017

WEEK 1-3 Abstracts can be found here.
Wednesday 1/2/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Kenso Soai, Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 024 [Map]. Talk: Asymmetric autocatalysis and the origin of homochirality. Host: A/Prof Mat Todd. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 2/2/17 Available.
Friday 3/2/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Helmuth Möhwald, Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 101 [Map]. Talk:  Self-organization at fluid interfaces: from organic monolayers to functional microapsules. Host: Dr Markus Müllner and Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 6-10  
Monday 6/2/17
AINST one day symposium on "Soft nanomaterials: Self-assembly"

Keynote speakers: Professor Helmuth Möhwald, former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Colloid Science in Golm, Professor Doris Vollmer, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, and Professor Kate Stebe, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Other researchers who work on soft nanomaterials at the University of Sydney will provide contributed talks.  Time:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Venue:  Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH) [Map]. Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto.  It will be an exciting event for nano-scientists at Sydney University.  For more details please contact Chiara Neto.

Tuesday 7/2/17 Available.
Wednesday 8/2/17 Available.
Thursday 9/2/17 Available.
Friday 10/2/17 Available.
   
WEEK 13-17 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 13/2/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Minh Thu Lam, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Refreshments to follow this lecture. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Self-assembly of amphiphilic diblock co-oligomers in aqueous solution. Host: Prof Greg Warr. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 14/2/17 Available.
Wednesday 15/2/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Muralee Murugesu, Department of Chemistry, The University of Ottawa, Canada. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 106 [Map]. Talk: Nano-magnetic materials based on lanthanides. [Abstract] Host: Dr Suzanne Neville. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 16/2/17 Available.
Friday 17/2/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Erin Leitao, Department of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 106 [Map]. Talk: A Mechanistic tour in inorganic synthesis.  Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 20-24 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 20/2/17 Available.
Tuesday 21/2/17 Available.
Wednesday 22/2/17 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Andrew Telford, Junior Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 106 [Map]. Talk: Solution-processed solar cells: soft matter for opto-electronic applications. [Abstract] Host:  A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 23/2/17 Available.
Friday 24/2/17 School Seminar:  Speaker:  Professor Peter Gill, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Adventures in quantum chemistry. Host: E/Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 27-28 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 27/2/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Alexandra Glenister, 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: Glucose conjugation for increased uptake of cobalt(III) tumour activated prodrugs by cancer cells.  Host: Prof Trevor Hambley. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 28/2/17 Available.

March

1-31 March, 2017

WEEK 1-3 Abstracts can be found here.
Wednesday 1/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Ardalan Armin, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: From inorganic to organic semiconductors and the emergence of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 2/3/17 Available.
Friday 3/3/17
School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Jennifer MacLeod, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Novel nanoarchitectures from on-surface molecular assembly and reactions. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 6-10 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 6/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Philipp Schonhofer, Joint PhD student at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (FAU, Germany) and the School of Engineering and IT (Murdoch University, Australia). Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Entropic self-assembly of the bicontinous gyroid. Host: Prof Peter Harrowell. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 7/3/17 Available.
Wednesday 8/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Junior Professor Rene Koenigs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Enabling organic synthesis with uncommon diazo compounds. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 9/3/17 Available.
Friday 10/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Rosalie Hocking, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: What geochemistry teaches us about catalyst design. Host: Dr Anna Renfrew. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 13-17 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 13/3/17 Available.
Tuesday 14/3/17 Available.
Wednesday 15/3/17 Available.
Thursday 16/3/17 Available.
Friday 17/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Andreas Walther, Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Static and dynamic bioinspired self-assembled material systems. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 20-24 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 20/3/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Mingyue Kardashinsky, 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 Lou Rendina. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 21/3/17

Available.

721st Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

Dr Lawrence Lee, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Artificial synthesis of complex protein machines with DNA nanostructure templates. [Abstract]  Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free. This talk is sponsored by sponsored by The Australian Society for Biophysics.

Wednesday 22/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Alessio Caretto, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta", Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: From bio-derived platform chemical to polyester resins. Host: Dr Alex Yuen. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 23/3/17 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Kostya Trachenko, Centre for Condensed Matter and Materials, School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University, London.  Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Collective modes and thermodynamics of the liquid state. Host: Prof Peter Harrowell. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 24/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Peter Schreiner, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany:  2017 Distinguished Lecturer of the Australian Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Tunneling control of chemical reactions. Host: E/Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 27-31 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 27/3/17 Available.
Tuesday 28/3/17 Available.
Wednesday 29/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Laura McKemmish, University College London, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: From spectroscopy to reactivity: Connecting quantum chemistry with reaction theory. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 30/3/17 Available.
Friday 31/3/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Nick White, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Switchable supramolecular frameworks assembled using hydrogen bonds to anions. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

April

1-30 April, 2017

WEEK 3-7 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 3/4/17 Available.
Tuesday 4/4/17 Available.
Wednesday 5/4/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Yue Wu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, FIHM Group, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: In situ X-ray diffraction studies of materials synthesis. Host: Prof Cameron Kepert. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 6/4/17 Available.
Friday 7/4/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Brett Paull, Director of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) and Director of the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech), School of Physical Sciences, University of Tasmania.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Capillary chromatography and fibre based electrofluidics – portable, low cost analytical science. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.  
   
WEEK 10-14 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 10/4/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Nabiha Elias, 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: Design and synthesis of peptidic natural product analogues as anti-infective drug leads.  Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 11/4/17 Available.
Wednesday 12/4/17 Available.
Thursday 13/4/17 Available.
Friday 14/4/17 Good Friday (Holiday)
   
WEEK 17-21 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 17/4/17 Easter Monday (Holiday)
Tuesday 18/4/17 Available.
Wednesday 19/4/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Melanie MacGregor, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Unconventional organic thin films – Why plasma polymers continue to charm industries. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 20/4/17 Available.
Friday 21/4/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Klaus Mueller, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich, and Syngenta Crop Protection Inc., Switzerland  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Polar lipocompatible units in drug discovery.  Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free. 
   
WEEK 24-28 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 24/4/17 School Seminar:  Speaker:  Dr Gonçalo Bernardes, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Chemical physiology of protein conjugates and natural products. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 25/4/17 ANZAC day (Holiday)
Wedneday 26/4/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Bruno Linclau, Professor and Head of Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow, University of Southampton, UK Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The influence of aliphatic fluorination on lipophilicity and alcohol hydrogen bond properties. Host: Prof Phil Gale. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 27/4/17
AINST Accelerator Seminar Series

Speaker:  Associate Professor Chris Ling, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 1:00 pm to 12:00 pm. Venue: Room 401, Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH), Physics Road, University of Sydney. Talk: Solid-state ionic conductors with nanoscale architectures: enhanced properties and new possibilities. [Abstract] Host: AINST. Full details can be found here.

Friday 28/4/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Vinh Nguyen, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Some new synthetic applications of 'electron-rich and electron-poor alkenes'. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

May

1-31 May, 2017

WEEK 1-5 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 1/5/17
Postgraduate Seminar: Mr David McDonald, 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: Design, synthesis and immunological evaluation of self-adjuvanting vaccines for cancer and tuberculosis.  Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 2/5/17 Available.
Wednedsay 3/5/17

Available.

722nd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society
Professor R. Dean Astumian, Professor of Physics, The University of Maine, USA. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Mastering the non-equilibrium assembly and operation of molecular machines. [Abstract]  Host: Dr Toby Hudson. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 4/5/17 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Piotr M. Kowalski, Institute of Energy and Climate Research: Nuclear Waste Management and Reactor Safety (IEK-6), Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Germany.  Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Joint computational and experimental research of materials relevant for nuclear waste management. Host: Prof Brendan Kennedy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 5/5/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Nick Cox, Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemische, Germany; and Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  High-field pulse EPR: A new biophysical toolbox for the study of the biological water splitting catalysis. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 8-12 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 8/5/17 Available.
Tuesday 9/5/17 Available.
Wednesday 10/5/17 Available.
Thursday 11/5/17 Available.
Friday 12/5/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Asa Jamting, National Measurement Institute Nanometrology, Australian Nanotechnology Network. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Particle characterisation: a nanometrologist’s toolkit. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 15-19 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 15/5/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Julia Wind, 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: A combined experimental and computational approach to the study and development of new solid-state ionic conductors. Host: A/Prof Chris Ling. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 16/5/17 Available.
Wednesday 17/5/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Stuart Prescott, School of Chemistry, The University of New South Wales. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: How do polymers behave in small spaces? Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 18/5/17 Available.
Friday 19/5/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Georgina Such, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Controlling cellular behaviour using pH responsive nanoparticles. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 22-26 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 22/5/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Clara Shen, 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: Fluorescent strategies to study the labile copper pool. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 23/5/17 Available.
Wednesday 24/5/17

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Paul Curmi, School of Physics, University of New South Wales.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Beyond structural biology: dissection of light harvesting proteins & building an artificial protein motor. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

723rd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

The Alexander Memorial Lecture:  Professor Greg Warr, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Some applications of surface chemistry to problems in colloid science. [Abstract]  Host: Dr Toby Hudson. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 25/5/17 Available.
Friday 26/5/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Debra Bernhardt, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Developing a molecular understanding of nonequilibrium systems and processes. [Abstract] Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 29-31 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 29/5/17 Available.
Tuesday 30/5/17 Available.
Wednesday 31/5/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Yun Liu, Head of the Functional Materials Research Group, Research School of Chemistry, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Defect design and formation in solid-state functional materials. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

June

1-30 June, 2017

WEEK 1-2 Abstract can be found here.
Thursday 1/6/17 Available.
Friday 2/6/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Greg Metha, Head of Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Adelaide. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Combining theory and experiment to understand the photocatalytic potential of atomically-precise metal clusters on titania. Host: Dr Alexanda Yuen. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 5-9 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 5/6/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Andrew Giltrap, 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: Total synthesis of natural products with antimicrobial activity.  Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 6/6/17 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor David Sholl, John F. Brock III School Chair, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Room 3024, Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH), Physics Road, University of Sydney. Talk: Developing new nanoporous materials for practical applications using computational modeling. [Abstract] Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro and Dr Rona Chandrawati (ChemEng). Please RSVP by Friday 02 June 2017 to AINST.admin@sydney.edu.au.
Wednesday 7/6/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor John Sader, ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Dynamics of micron and nanometre scale mechanical devices in fluid with applications to atomic and molecular sensing. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 8/6/17 Available.
Friday 9/6/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Jenny Fisher, Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Wollongong.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Thinking outside the (grid) box: combining modelling with aircraft observations to understand the nitrogen chemistry of the atmosphere. Host: A/Prof Meredith Jordan. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 12-16 Abstract can be found here
Monday 12/6/17 Queen's Birthday (Holiday)
Tuesday 13/6/17 Available.
Wednesday 14/6/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Kristian Kempe, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: New Law LT106 [Map]. Talk: Macromolecular design of functional polymeric materials using cyclic imino ethers. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 15/6/17 Available.
Friday 16/6/17 Available.
   
WEEK 19-23 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 19/6/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Lei Qin, 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: Novel squaramide based receptors for anion recognition.  Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 20/6/17 Mid-year honours students seminars, 9:00am to 5:00pm in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4.
Wednesday 21/6/17 Available.
Thursday 22/6/17 Available.
Friday 23/6/17

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Shaun Hendy, Department of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Complex systems: from chemistry to crowds. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Chris Thompson, Senior Applications Developer, FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry at Bruker Daltonics, Bruker Daltonics, University of Massachusetts, USA. Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: Solarix FTMS and how it is used in Metabolomics, Proteomics, MS Imaging and Pharmaceutical and Chemical validation. Host: Dr Nick Proschogo. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 26-30 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 26/6/17 Available.
Tuesday 27/6/17 Available.
Wednesday 28/6/17

Available.

724th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

Student run seminar:  Speaker:  Dr Emma Beckett, NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Food for thought: gene-nutrient-environment interactions and how I started talking about them.  Host: Mr Marcus Graziotto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 29/6/17 Available.
Friday 30/6/17 Available.

July

1-31 July, 2017

WEEK 3-7 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 3/7/17 Available.
Tuesday 4/7/17 Available.
Wednesday 5/7/17 Available.
Thursday 6/7/17 Available.
Friday 7/7/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Greg Challis, Monash Warwick Alliance Professor of Sustainable Chemistry (Chemical and Synthetic Biology), Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Discovery, mechanism of action, biosynthesis and bioengineering of antibiotics from Gram-negative bacteria.  Host: A/Prof Peter Rutledge. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 10-14 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 10/7/17 Available.
Tuesday 11/7/17 Available.
Wednesday 12/7/17 Available.
Thursday 13/7/17 Available.
Friday 14/7/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Tak Kee, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: Luminescence and energy conversion of organic semiconducting materials. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 17-21 Abstracts can be found here.  
Monday 17/7/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Qingqing Zhou, 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: The design and synthesis of DYRK1A inhibitors.  Host: Prof Michael Kassiou. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 18/7/17 Available.
Wednesday 19/7/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Xiaoguang Lei, Synthetic and Functional Biomolecules Center, Peking University, China.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Dissecting programmed cell death with small molecules.  Host: Prof Richard Payne All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 20/7/17 Available.
Friday 21/7/17

Available.

 

Special School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Hiroshi Kitagawa, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan. Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4 [Map].  Talk: Conductive coordination networks. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 24-28  
Monday 24/7/17 Available.
Tuesday 25/7/17 Available.
Wedneday 26/7/17 Available.
Thursday 27/7/17 Available.
Friday 28/7/17 Available.
   
WEEK 31 Abstract can be found here.   
Monday 31/7/17 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Ho Yu Au-Yeung, Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Facile access to topologically non-trivial molecular structures. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

August

1-31 August, 2017

WEEK 1-4  
Tuesday 1/8/17 Available.
Wednesday 2/8/17

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Stuart Conway, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Mat Todd. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

725th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society
The Ernest Richie Memorial Lecture:  Speaker: Professor Corey Stephenson, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, 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: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 3/8/17 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor King Kuok (Mimi) Hii, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK. Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Catalysis across lengthscales. Host: A/Prof Mat Todd. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 4/8/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Assistant Professor Han Sen Soo, Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 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.
   
WEEK 7-11  
Monday 7/8/17 Available.
Tuesday 8/8/17 Available.
Wednesday 9/8/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Mark Humphrey, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Multi-photon absorption in metal alkynyl complexes. Host: Prof Lou Rendina. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 10/8/17 Available.
Friday 11/8/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Jonathan George, School of Chemistry, The University of Adelaide. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Mr Tim Katte. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 14-18  
Monday 14/8/17 Available.
Tuesday 15/8/17 Available.
Wednesday 16/8/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Bradley Smith, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Notre Dame, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Phil Gale. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 17/8/17 Available.
Friday 18/8/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Craig Williams, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Mr Tim Katte. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 21-25  
Monday 21/8/17 Available.
Tuesday 22/8/17 Available.
Wednesday 23/8/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Murad Tayabjee, Optoelectronics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. 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.
Thursday 24/8/17 Available.
Friday 25/8/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Luke Henderson, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 28-31  
Monday 28/8/17 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Edward O’Neill, 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: Cobalt complexes as responsive MRI contrast agents. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 29/8/17 Available.
Wednesday 30/8/17 Available.
Thursday 31/8/17 Available.

September

1-30 September, 2017

WEEK 1-1  
Friday 1/9/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Krenske, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 4-8
 
Monday 4/9/17 Available.
Tuesday 5/9/17 Available.
Wednesday 6/9/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Ms Jordi Austin, Director, Student Support Services, The University of Sydney. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Mental health in academia. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 7/9/17 Available.
Friday 8/9/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Dirk Guldi, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Phil Gale.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 11-15  
Monday 11/9/17 Available.
Tuesday 12/9/17 Available.
Wednesday 13/9/17

Available.

726th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society
The Le Fèvre Lectures:  Speaker: TBA. 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 Toby Hudson. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 14/9/17 Available.
Friday 15/9/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Emeritus Professor Richard Keene, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 18-22  
Monday 18/9/17 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Brian Stoltz, Department of Chemistry, Caltech, USA. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 19/9/17 Available.
Wednesday 20/9/17

Unavailable.  The academics will be at a research retreat.

The 2017 Cornforth Lecturer
727th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society.  Speaker: Professor Brian Stoltz, Department of Chemistry, Caltech, USA. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA.  Host: Dr Shelley Wickham. All welcome. No booking required. Free. 
Thursday 21/9/17 Available.
Friday 22/9/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Brian Stoltz, Department of Chemistry, Caltech, 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.
   
WEEK 25-29  
Monday 25/9/17 Available.
Tuesday 26/9/17 Available.
Wedneday 27/9/17

Special postgraduate symposium and SUCS trivia nght.  Mid-candidate PhD chemistry students will be presenting their research progress, successes and challenges. Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Host: Mr Alfonso Ballestas Barrientos.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.  SUCS Game Night: Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4,  5.15 pm to 7:00 pm.

Thursday 28/9/17 Available.
Friday 29/9/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: A/Prof Dane McCamey, School of Physics, University of New South Wales. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

October

1-31 October, 2017

WEEK 2-6
 
Monday 2/10/17 Labour Day (Holiday)
Tuesday 3/10/17 Available.
Wednesday 4/10/17 Available.
Thursday 5/10/17 Available.
Friday 6/10/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Stephen Bell, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 9-13  
Monday 9/10/17 Available.
Tuesday 10/10/17 Available.
Wednesday 11/10/17

Available.

728th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society
The Frances Lions Memorial Lecture:  Speaker: Professor Sally Booker, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand. 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 Toby Hudson. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 12/10/17 Available.
Friday 13/10/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor John Moses, School of Chemistry, La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 16-20  
Monday 16/10/17 Available.
Tuesday 17/10/17 Available.
Wednesday 18/10/17 Available.
Thursday 19/10/17 Available.
Friday 20/10/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Justin Chalker, Lecturer in Synthetic Chemistry and ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, South Australia.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 23-27  
Monday 23/10/17 Available.
Tuesday 24/10/17 Available.
Wednesday 25/10/17

Available.

Sydney Science Forum 2017:  Series 2
Speaker: Dr Alice Williamson, Lecturer in Chemical Education and Outreach, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Join us after this talk for hands-on activities and demonstrations. Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium. [Map]. Talk: Breaking good.  Host: Faculty of Science. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 26/10/17 Available.
Friday 27/10/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Nico Voelcker, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Markus Müllner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 30-31  
Monday 30/10/17 Available.
Tuesday 31/10/17 Available.

November

1-30 November, 2017

WEEK 1-3
 
Wednesday 1/11/17 Available.
Thursday 2/11/17 Available.
Friday 3/11/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Barbara Messerle, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 6-10  
Monday 6/11/17 Available.
Tuesday 7/11/17 Available.
Wednesday 8/11/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Timothy Easun, Royal Society University Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 9/11/17 Available.
Friday 10/11/17 Available.
   
WEEK 13-17  
Monday 13/11/17 February-start Honours students seminars, 9:00am to 5:00pm in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4.
Tuesday 14/11/17 February-start Honours students seminars, 9:00am to 5:00pm in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4.
Wednesday 15/11/17 Available.
Thursday 16/11/17 Available.
Friday 17/11/17 Available.
   
WEEK 20-24  
Monday 20/11/17 Available.
Tuesday 21/11/17 Available.
Wednesday 22/11/17 Available.
Thursday 23/11/17 Available.
Friday 24/11/17 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Amelia Liu, School of Physics, Monash University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Peter Harrowell. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 27-30  
Monday 27/11/17 Available.
Tuesday 28/11/17 Available.
Wednesday 29/11/17 Available.
Thursday 30/11/17 Available.

December

1-31 December, 2017

WEEK 1-1
 
Friday 1/12/17 Available.
   
WEEK 4-8  
Monday 4/12/17 Available.
Tuesday 5/12/17 Available.
Wednesday 6/12/17 Available.
Thursday 7/12/17 Available.
Friday 8/12/17 Available.
   
WEEK 11-15  
Monday 11/12/17 Available.
Tuesday 12/12/17 Available.
Wednesday 13/12/17 Available.
Thursday 14/12/17 Available.
Friday 15/12/17 Available.
   
WEEK 18-22  
Monday 18/12/17 Available.
Tuesday 19/12/17 Available.
Wednesday 20/12/17 Available.
Thursday 21/12/17 Available.
Friday 22/12/17 Available.

How to book a seminar

School seminars: You will need to check the seminar page for availability, then email (cc to and the seminar coordinators (see top of page)) with details of speaker, institution and proposed date. If your speaker requires travel and accommodation please contact Dimetra. Please send graphical abstract (Word doc) to Dimetra and Anne a week before the event so it can be advertised properly in ChemNews and the TV screen in the foyer. For Friday seminars only, tell Dimetra whether the lunch will be with students (in room 418) or with academics. In the week of the seminar, organise the schedule for the day; if necessary, organise for 3 to 5 students to attend the lunch (nominating 1 to pick up the lunch from Dimetra, and another to take the speaker to room 418. School seminars are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00am.

Postgraduate seminars: Check for availability of Mondays then advise your supervisor and of the date. Please send abstract to Dimetra and Anne a week before the event so it can be advertised properly. Postgraduate seminars are held on Mondays from 4:00pm.

All others (known as Special seminars): You will need to check the seminar page for availability, bearing in mind that the School seminars (Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00am) and Postgraduate seminars (Mondays at 4:00pm) are permanently booked. Once you have chosen a date and time please email details (including preferred venue; date, time, name of speaker and institution) to and . Please send abstract to Dimetra and Anne a week before the event so it can be advertised properly. Please note that Dimetra has to book a lecture theatre/room so it is important to notify her of any proposed special seminars.