2016 seminar program

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JANUARY

11-31 January, 2016

WEEK 11-15  
Monday 11/1/16 Available.
Tuesday 12/1/16 Available.
Wednesday 13/1/16 Available.
Thursday 14/1/16 Available.
Friday 15/1/16 Available.
   
WEEK 18-22  
Monday 18/1/16 Available.
Tuesday 19/1/16 Available.
Wednesday 20/1/16 Available.
Thursday 21/1/16 Available.
Friday 22/1/16 Available.
   
WEEK 25-29  
Monday 25/1/16 Available.
Tuesday 26/1/16 Public holiday (Australia Day)
Wednesday 27/1/16 Available.
Thursday 28/1/16 Available.
Friday 29/1/16 Available.

february

1-29 February, 2016

WEEK 1-5  
Monday 1/2/16 Available.
Tuesday 2/2/16 Available.
Wednesday 3/2/16 Available.
Thursday 4/2/16 Available.
Friday 5/2/16 Available.
   
WEEK 8-12 To view abstracts please visit here.
Monday 8/2/16 Available.
Tuesday 9/2/16 Available.
Wednesday 10/2/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Dayang Wang, Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: How hydrophilic can a hydrophilic surface be? [Abstract] Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 11/2/16 Available.
Friday 12/2/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Hans-Georg Braun, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: From self organized complex mesostructures to complex omniophobic surfaces. [Abstract] Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 15-19 To view abstracts please visit here.  
Monday 15/2/16 Available.
Tuesday 16/2/16 Available.
Wednesday 17/2/16 Available.
Thursday 18/2/16 Available.
Friday 19/2/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Philip Chan, School of Chemistry, Monash University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Strategies for complex molecule synthesis using gold catalysis and propargyl esters. [Abstract] Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 22-26 To view abstracts please visit here.  
Monday 22/2/16 Available.
Tuesday 23/2/16 Available.
Wednesday 24/2/16 Available.
Thursday 25/2/16 Available.
Friday 26/2/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Prof. Elmar Wolff, Institute for Applied Biotechnology and System Analysis, University Witten/Herdecke, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Biophotonics: From history to future. Host: A/Prof Ron Clarke. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 29  
Monday 29/2/16 Available.

March

1-31 March, 2016

WEEK 1-4  
Tuesday 1/3/16 Available.
Wednesday 2/3/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Grzegorz Szamel, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The collective dynamics of active particles. [Abstract] Host: Prof Peter Harrowell. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 3/3/16 Available.
Friday 4/3/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Kenji Sumida, Department of Chemistry, The University of Adelaide. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Structuring metal-organic frameworks. [Abstract] Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 7-11 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 7/3/16

Special Seminar:  Speaker: TBA Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Brendan Kennedy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.  Seminar jointly run by the School of Chemistry and the School of Chemical Engineering.

 

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Rob Britton, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Natural and not so natural products: From bed bug communication to new strategies for drug synthesis. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 8/3/16 Available.
Wednesday 9/3/16

School Seminar:  Speaker:  Professor Tony Maxwell, Biological Chemistry Department, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Exploiting DNA topoisomerases for antibiotic development. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

708th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents The Liversidge Lecture: Professor David Solomon, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT3. Venue: Chemistry LT3, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: On living radical polymerisation and plastic banknotes. [Abstract]. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.  Sponsored by Shimadzu.

Thursday 10/3/16

Available.

Special seminar:  Speaker:  Professor Federico Rosei, Director of the Centre Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications Research Centre, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Quebec, Canada.  Talk:  The energy challenge: nanotechnology solutions towards sustainable development.  Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Venue: LT4002 (Messel), Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Physics Rd, Sydney Uni. [Map] Full details, including how to RSVP, please visit here.

Friday 11/3/16

Available.

   
WEEK 14-18 To view abstracts please visit here.
Monday 14/3/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr William Adamson, 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: Critical micelle concentrations in ionic liquid – water mixtures. Host: Prof Greg Warr. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 15/3/16 Available.
Wednesday 16/3/16 Available.
Thursday 17/3/16 Available.
Friday 18/3/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor David Lupton, School of Chemistry, Monash university. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Enantioselective N-heterocyclic carbenes: introducing the deoxy-Breslow and the α,β-unsaturated sulfonyl azolium intermediates. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 21-25 To view abstracts please visit here.
Monday 21/3/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Justin Shorb, Department of Chemistry, Hope College, USA Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Development of a novel transition frequency eigenvalue/PCA approach in the analysis of eye-tracking data for understanding viewing patterns of multiple representations . Host: Dr Adrian George. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Omar Al-Khayat, 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: Dewetting polymer bilayers by solvent vapour annealing: A pathway to creating biomimetic water harvesting surface coatings. Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 22/3/16 Available.
Wednesday 23/3/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Erwin Reisner, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Closing the redox cycle in artificial photosynthesis. Host: A/Prof Tony Masters. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 24/3/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor William Tong, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego State University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk:  Ultrasensitive multi-photon nonlinear laser methods for biomedical and environmental applications. [Abstract] Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 25/3/16 Public holiday (Easter)
   
Week 28-31  
Monday 28/3/16 Public holiday (Easter)
Tuesday 29/3/16 Available.
Wednesday 30/3/16 Available.
Thursday 31/3/16 Available.

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April

1-30 April, 2016

WEEK 1  
Friday 1/4/16
School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Chris Braddock, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Studies on halogenated marine natural products as inspired by their probable biogenesis. [Abstract] Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 4-8 To view abstracts please visit here.
Monday 4/4/16

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Yanli Zhao, Nanyang Technological University, Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Singapore. Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Responsive nanoparticles for bioimaging and therapy. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Leo Corcilius, 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: Stereoselective synthesis of plant and animal-derived O-linked Glycopeptides. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 5/4/16 Available.
Wednesday 6/4/16 Available.
Thursday 7/4/16

Special Seminar – Solomon Lecture:  Speaker: Dr Alan English, DuPont Fellow, DuPont Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue New Law School, Lecture Theatre 104 [Map]. Talk: Macromolecular Science and engineering :  Structure/property/processing relationships. [Abstract] Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Friday 8/4/16
School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Evan Bieske, Department of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Using light and collisions to change the shape of molecular ions. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Norbert Stock, Institut fur Anorganische Chemie, University of Kiel, Germany. Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry [Map]. Talk: High-throughput methods for the discovery and synthesis optimization of Bi-, Ce-, and Al-based metal-organic frameworks. Host: Prof Cameron Kepert. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 11-15 To view abstracts please visit here.
Monday 11/4/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Amandeep Kaur, 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: Ratiometric and reversible fluorescent tools for imaging cellular oxidative stress. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 12/4/16 Available.
Wednesday 13/4/16

School Seminar:  Speaker:  Dr H.Y. Vincent Ching, College de France.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Some bioinorganic applications of manganese complexes: Superoxide dismutase mimics and spin-labels for distance measurements. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 14/4/16

709th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents The Hans Freeman Lecture: Dr Erwin Reisner, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UKTime:  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT3.  Venue:  Chemistry LT3, Level 2 [Map].  Talk:  Solar fuels:  Renewable fuels made from sunlight, water and air. [Abstract Host:  Dr Markus Muellner.  All welcome.  No booking required. Free.   For more information, including the dinner and AGM, please visit here.

Friday 15/4/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Max Massi, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Exploring luminescent metal complexes in biology and materials science. Host: Dr. Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 18-22 To view abstracts please visit here.  
Monday 18/4/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Xuyu (Johnny) Liu, 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: Strategies for the synthesis of sulfopeptides and sulfoproteins as therapeutic leads. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 19/4/16 Available.
Wednesday 20/4/16 Student hosted seminar.  Speaker: Dr Erwin Reisner, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Keep on track for a career in academia: Some do’s and dont’s. Short abstract:  A brief overview about my progression from being an undergraduate student to an early-mid career academic will be given, pointing out a few lessons I have learnt on the way. The emphasis of this session will be on questions by the audience - so please come prepared and ask any questions you might have.  Host: Mr Edwin Clatworthy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 21/4/16 Available.
Friday 22/4/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor George Koutsantonis, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of Western Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Organometallic coordination tecton approach to materials. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
Week 25-29 To view abstracts please visit here
Monday 25/4/16 Public holiday (Anzac Day)
Tuesday 26/4/16 Available.
Wedneday 27/4/16 Available.
Thursday 28/4/16 Available.
Friday 29/4/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Victoria Blair, School of Chemistry, Monash University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Homo-metallic and herero-bimetallic adventures in metal’ate’ chemistry: deprotonative, rearrangement and cleavage reactivity. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

May

1-31 May, 2016

WEEK 2-6 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 2/5/16
Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Naatasha Isahak, 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: Designing silica nanoparticles for biomedical applications using surface intiated RAFT polymers. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 3/5/16 Available.
Wednedsay 4/5/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Craig Hutton, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  A new direction in peptide synthesis. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 5/5/16 Available.
Friday 6/5/16
School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Wallace Wong, School of Chemistry, Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Light harvesting using emissive aggregates. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 9-13 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 9/5/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Patrick O'Toole, 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: Phase behaviour of a simple Janus dumbbell model. Host: Dr Toby Hudson. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 10/5/16 Available.
Wednesday 11/5/16

Available.

710th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents Associate Professor Pall Thordarson, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales.  Time:  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2.  Venue:  Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map].  Talk:  From nanomedicine and solar concentrators to systems chemistry – why physical organic chemistry matters. [Abstract] Host:  Dr Markus Muellner.  All welcome.  No booking required. Free.  Sponsored by John Morris Scientific.

Thursday 12/5/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker:  Dr Lars Goerigk, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne. Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: A trip to the density functional theory zoo:  Insights and recommendations.  [Abstract].  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 13/5/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Yuning Hong, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Probing protein misfolding and aggregates by aggregation-induced emission luminogens. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 16-20 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 16/5/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Kevin Smith, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: New insight into the metal-to-insulator transition in vanadium oxide. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 17/5/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Robert Chapman, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales.  Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Polymers in nanomedicine: Biosening, scaffolds and novel therapeutics.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Wednesday 18/5/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Terry Humphries, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Medical Radiation Sciences, Curtin University, Western Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Metal hydrides for concentrated solar thermal energy storage. Host: Dr Peter Southon. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 19/5/16 Available.
Friday 20/5/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Steven Bottle,Department of Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Molecular Scienc, Queensland University of Technology.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Free radicals: One ring to bind them. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 23-27 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 23/5/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Adriano Pavan, 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: Alkali and alkaline metal oxide materials for high temperature CO2 sorption studies. All welcome. No booking required. Host: A/Prof Chris Ling.   Free. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 24/5/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Brett Paterson, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne. Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The development of radioactive metal complexes to assist with diagnosis and therapy. All welcome. No booking required. Free. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Wednesday 25/5/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Nicholas Bedford, Postdoctoral Research Associate,  National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Atomic-scale structure elucidation of nanoscale materials using synchrotron irradiation techniques. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 26/5/16 Available.
Friday 27/5/16 School Seminar:  Speaker:  A/Prof Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Center for Advanced Study, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA . Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Structure of nanoconfined fluids elucidated via force measurements. Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
Week 30-31 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 30/5/16

Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Madhura Manohar, 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: Sigma receptor ligands: a systematic approach in the design and synthesis. Host: Prof Michael Kassiou. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 31/5/16 Available.

June

1-30 June, 2016

WEEK 1-3 Abstracts can be found here.
Wednesday 1/6/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Yu Heng Lau, Harvard Medical School, Department of Systems Biology, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Re-engineering nature through the power of biocompatible chemistry. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 2/6/16 Available.
Friday 3/6/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Edward Castner Jr, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Mixtures, structures, interfaces and reactivity of ionic liquids. Host: Prof Greg Warr. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Colin Weeks, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Iowa, USA. Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: Cultivating a crystal garden: Spectroscopic studies of MOF crystal growth. Plus a real agricultural excursion with John Deere. Host: Dr Peter Southon. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 6-10 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 6/6/16 Available.
Tuesday 7/6/16 Available.
Wednesday 8/6/16 Available.
Thursday 9/6/16 Available.
Friday 10/6/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Luke Connal, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Aldehydes are versatile building blocks in the creation of dynamic polymeric materials: from self-healing and bioinspired materials to enzyme mimics. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 13-17 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 13/6/16 Public holiday (Queen's Birthday)
Tuesday 14/6/16 Honours talks: Starts 9:00 am in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4.  [Program]
Wednesday 15/6/16

Available.

711th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents a Forensic Science Lecture: Professor Shari Forbes, Future Fellow, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Time:  5.30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5.00 pm outside LT2.  Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map].  Talk: Death, decomposition and detector dogs. [AbstractHost: Dr Markus Muellner.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.  Sponsored by John Morris Scientific.

Thursday 16/6/16 Available.
Friday 17/6/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Kim Esbensen, Department of Reservoir Geology, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Theory and practice of sampling of heterogeneous materials and processes. Host: Mr Brad Swarbrick. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 20-24 Abstract can be found here
Monday 20/6/16 Available.
Tuesday 21/6/16 Available.
Wednesday 22/6/16 Available.
Thursday 23/6/16 Available.
 Friday 24/6/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor George Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT3, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Simple/low-cost bioanalysis for the developing world and point of care. [AbstractHost: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
Week 27-30 Abstract can be found here.  
Monday 27/6/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Joseph Wong, 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: Cyclam and metal-cyclam complexes for sensing and therapeutic applications. [Abstract] Host: A/Prof Peter Rutledge. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 28/6/16 Available.
Wednesday 29/6/16 Available.
Thursday 30/6/16 Available.

July

1-31 July, 2016

WEEK 1  
Friday 1/7/16 Available.
   
WEEK 4-8  
Monday 4/7/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Chanel Leong, 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: Unlocking emergent electronic behaviours in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) via redox manipulation. [Abstract] Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 5/7/16 Available.
Wednesday 6/7/16 Available.
Thursday 7/7/16 Available.
Friday 8/7/16

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Jörg Saßmannshausen, Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK.  Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry [Map]. Talk: From DFT to spectroscopy and back: The use of both techniques to unearth active compounds in homogeneous catalysis [AbstractHost: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 11-15 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 11/7/16 Available.
Tuesday 12/7/16 Available.
Wednesday 13/7/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Shang-Dong Yang, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, China.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) towards chiral atropisomers. Host: A/Prof Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 14/7/16 Available.
Friday 15/7/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Denis Jacquemin, International Fellow of the Australian Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Nantes, France.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: In-silico optimizations of dyes and photoswitches. [AbstractHost: E/Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 18-22 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 18/7/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Christian V. Stevens, Head of the SynBioC Research Group, Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology. Ghent University, Belgium. Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Synthesis of azabicyclic natural products analogues aiming at biological activity. Host: Prof Michael Kassiou. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 19/7/16 Available.
Wednesday 20/7/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Stacey Wetmore, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge, Canada.  International Fellow of the Australian Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  Using computers to understand the chemistry of damaged DNA. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 21/7/16 Available.
Friday 22/7/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael W. Tausch, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, FB C Chemie und ihre Didaktik, Germany.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Photoprocesses in science education. [Abstract] Host: A/Prof Siggi Schmid. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
Week 25-29 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 25/7/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Paul Clarke, Department of Chemistry, York University, UK. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: New strategies for the stereoselective synthesis of functionalised heterocycles. Host: A/Prof. Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 26/7/16 Available.
Wedneday 27/7/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gilles Gasser, Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Combination of light and metal complexes to kill cancer cells and bacteria. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

712th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents The Francis Lions Memorial LectureSpeaker:  Professor Richard Robson, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Time:  5.30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5.00 pm outside LT3.  Venue: Chemistry LT3, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: Applied coordination chemistry. [AbstractHost: Dr Markus Muellner.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 28/7/16 Available.
Friday 29/7/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Léon Ghosez, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (Organic & Medicinal Chemistry), France. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Design and synthesis of natural-inspired privileged scaffolds as an invaluable source of molecules of therapeutic interest. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

August

1-31 August, 2016

WEEK 1-5 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 1/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 2/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 3/8/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Anthony Phillips, Lecturer in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Local structure and disorder in coordination frameworks. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 4/8/16 Available.
Friday 5/8/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Stephen Hashmi, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Photoredox catalysis with di- and mono-nuclear gold complexes. Host: A/Prof Mat Todd. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 8-12  
Monday 8/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 9/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 10/8/16 Available.
Thursday 11/8/16 Available.
Friday 12/8/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Andy Cooper, Director of the Materials Innovation Factory, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA.  Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 15-19  
Monday 15/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 16/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 17/8/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Shirley Meng, Department of NanoEngineering, University of California at San Diego, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:  From pico Wh to mega Wh - materials design and diagnosis for electrochemical energy storage and conversion. [Abstract] Host: A/Prof Chris Ling. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 18/8/16 Available.
Friday 19/8/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Richard Tilley, Director, Electron Microscope Unit at the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, The University of New South Wales.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 22-26  
Monday 22/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 23/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 24/8/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Jonathan Sperry, Department of Chemistry, University of Auckland, New Zealand. 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.

Special Seminar:  Science of synthesis roadshow. Speaker:  TBA.  This roadshow is targeted at an audience of organic chemists (organometallic and organic synthetic chemists); students and researchers. They are offering a scientific seminar about finding information on reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis. Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT1, Level 1 [Map].  Host: Science of Synthesis and Dr Anna Renfrew. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

713th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents David Craig Lecture (student-run lecture)Speaker:  Professor Jeffrey Reimers, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney; and International Centre for Quantum and Molecular Structure, Shanghai University, China. Time:  5.30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5.00 pm outside LT4.  Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: TBA.  Host: Mr Edward O’Neill.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 25/8/16 Available.
Friday 26/8/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr David Huang, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Adelaide. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 29-31  
Monday 29/8/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Liam Bromhead, 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 McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 30/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 31/8/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Blaine Roberts, Neuroproteomics and Metalloproteomics Laboratory, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience, Victoria, Australia,  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.

September

1-30 September, 2016

WEEK 1-2  
Thursday 1/9/16 Available.
Friday 2/9/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Max Cryle, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Monash University and EMBL Australia. 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 5-9
 
Monday 5/9/16 Available.
Tuesday 6/9/16 Available.
Wednesday 7/9/16 Available.
Thursday 8/9/16 Available.
Friday 9/9/16 Available.
   
WEEK 12-16  
Monday 12/9/16 Available.
Tuesday 13/9/16 Available.
Wednesday 14/9/16 Available.
Thursday 15/9/16 Available.
Friday 16/9/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Toby Bell, School of Chemistry, Monash University. 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 19-23  
Monday 19/9/16 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Marcello Solomon, 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 20/9/16 Available.
Wednesday 21/9/16

714th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents Prof Edie Sevick, School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Australia.  Time: 5:30 am to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5.00 pm outside LT2. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 22/9/16 Available.
Friday 23/9/16 Available.
   
Week 26-30  
Monday 26/9/16
The Cornforth Lecture:

Speaker: Professor Steven V. Ley, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. Time: 5:30 am to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5.00 pm outside LT3. Venue: Chemistry LT3, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 27/9/16 Special postgraduate symposium. Mid-candidate PhD chemistry students will be presenting their research progress, successes and challenges. Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Host: Ms Elisabeth Tondl.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.  Read more.
Wedneday 28/9/16

716th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents The Cornforth Lecture: Professor Steven V. Ley, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. Time: 5:30 am to 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 5.00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The azadirachtin story. Host: Dr Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 29/9/16 Available.
Friday 30/9/16 School Seminar: Professor Steven V. Ley, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. 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.

October

1-31 October, 2016

WEEK 3-7
 
Monday 3/10/16 Public holiday (Labour Day)
Tuesday 4/10/16 Available.
Wednesday 5/10/16

Available.

Thursday 6/10/16 Available.
Friday 7/10/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Gonçalo Bernardes, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. 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 10-14  
Monday 10/10/16 Available.
Tuesday 11/10/16 Available.
Wednesday 12/10/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Stefan Paula, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Ron Clarke. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 13/10/16 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Keiji Maruoka, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 14/10/16 Available.
   
WEEK 17-21  
Monday 17/10/16 Available.
Tuesday 18/10/16 Available.
Wednesday 19/10/16 Available.
Thursday 20/10/16 Available.
Friday 21/10/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Prabeer Barpanda, Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Structure and electrochemical investigation of novel Fe-based battery materials. Host: A/Prof Chris Ling. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 24-28  
Monday 24/10/16 Available.
Tuesday 25/10/16 Available.
Wednesday 26/10/16 Available.
Thursday 27/10/16 Available.
Friday 28/10/16 Available.
   
WEEK 31  
Monday 31/10/16
Available.

717th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the 2016 Howard Memorial Lecture: Professor Peter Seeberger, Director, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. 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 Markus Muellner. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

November

1-30 November, 2016

WEEK 1-4
 
Tuesday 1/11/16

Not available. Honours talks (TBC by Meredith and Girish)

2016 Howard Memorial Lecture:  Speaker: Professor Peter Seeberger, Director, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Drinks from 5:00 pm. (TBC) Venue: University of New South Wales (TBC). Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Wednesday 2/11/16 Available.
Thursday 3/11/16 Available.
Friday 4/11/16 Available.
   
WEEK 7-11  
Monday 7/11/16 Not available.  Honours talks (TBC by Meredith and Girish)
Tuesday 8/11/16 Not available.  Honours talks (TBC by Meredith and Girish)
Wednesday 9/11/16 Available.
Thursday 10/11/16 Available.
Friday 11/11/16 Available.
   
WEEK 14-18  
Monday 14/11/16 Available.
Tuesday 15/11/16 Available.
Wednesday 16/11/16 Available.
Thursday 17/11/16 Available.
Friday 18/11/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor David Parker, 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.
   
WEEK 21-25  
Monday 21/11/16 Available.
Tuesday 22/11/16 Available.
Wednesday 23/11/16 Available.
Thursday 24/11/16 Available.
Friday 25/11/16 Available.
   
Week 28-30  
Monday 28/11/16 Available.
Tuesday 29/11/16 Available.
Wednesday 30/11/16 Available.

December

1-31 December, 2016

WEEK 1-2
 
Thursday 1/12/16 Available.
Friday 2/12/16 Available.
   
WEEK 5-9  
Monday 5/12/16 Available.
Tuesday 6/12/16 Available.
Wednesday 7/12/16

Available.

 

719th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents: Associate Professor Patrick Spicer, Faculty of Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia. 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 Markus Muellner.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 8/12/16 Available.
Friday 9/12/16 Available.
   
WEEK 12-16  
Monday 12/12/16 Available.
Tuesday 13/12/16 Available.
Wednesday 14/12/16 Available.
Thursday 15/12/16 Available.
Friday 16/12/16 Available.
   
WEEK 19-23  
Monday 19/12/16 Available.
Tuesday 20/12/16 Available.
Wednesday 21/12/16 Available.
Thursday 22/12/16 Available.
Friday 23/12/16 Available.

How to book a seminar

School seminars: You will need to check the seminar page for availability, then contact 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 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 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 and the seminar coordinators. Current coordinators can be found at the top of the seminar page. Please send abstract to Dimetra 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.