2018 seminar program

What's on this week

View this week's seminars at: https://wordvine.sydney.edu.au/files/2723/20445/

Seminar coordinators:

  • (Semester 1 & 2) and (Semester 1). Please include: and in your email to coordinators.
  • Anna Renfrew looks after catering, accommodation and organizing flights. Please try to organize accommodation and flights well in advance.
  • Anne Woods looks after this seminar page, LT bookings, catering and requesting seminar abstracts.

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JANUARY

8-31 January, 2018

WEEK 8-12  
Monday 8/1/18 Available.
Tuesday 9/1/18 Available.
Wednesday 10/1/18 Available.
Thursday 11/1/18 Available.
Friday 12/1/18 Available.
   
WEEK 15-19  
Monday 15/1/18 Available.
Tuesday 16/1/18 Available.
Wednesday 17/1/18 Available.
Thursday 18/1/18 Available.
Friday 19/1/18 Available.
   
WEEK 22-26 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 22/1/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Lang, Institute of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany. Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry [Map]. Talk: Materials chemistry: Design and synthesis of tailor-made functional materials.  Host: Prof Lou Rendina. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 23/1/18 Available.
Wednesday 24/1/18 Available.
Thursday 25/1/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Paul Meredith, School of Physics, Swansea University, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Commentary on the scaling physics of printable organic and perovskite thin film solar cells. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 26/1/18 Australia Day (Holiday)
   
WEEK 29-31 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 29/1/18 Available.
Tuesday 30/1/18 Available.
Wednesday 31/1/18 Available.

february

1-28 February, 2018

WEEK 1-2 Abstract can be found here.
Thursday 1/2/18 Available.
Friday 2/2/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Justin Hodgkiss, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Ultrafast spectroscopy of photocurrent generation in next generation photovoltaic materials. Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 5-9 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 5/2/18 Available.
Tuesday 6/2/18 Available.
Wednesday 7/2/18

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Debora Berti, Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy. Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Venue: Room 3003, Sydney Nanoscience Hub (Building A31), Physics Road, The University of Sydney. [Map] Talk: Nanoparticles meet Biomembranes: insights from experiments and simulations on model lipid bilayers.  Host: A/Prof Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Early Career Research Series.  Speaker: Dr Tristan Reekie, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 106 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Alex Yuen. All welcome. No booking required. Free.  NOTE:  This seminar will be held in New Law School LT 106.

Thursday 8/2/18 Available.
Friday 9/2/18

Available.

   
WEEK 12-16 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 12/2/18

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Thomas Zemb, The Institut de Chimie Separative de Marcoule, France. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT1, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: What makes water-poor microemulsions conduct current?.  Host: Prof Greg Warr. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Available.

Tuesday 13/2/18 Available.
Wednesday 14/2/18 Available.
Thursday 15/2/18 Available.
Friday 15/2/18 Available.
   
WEEK 19-23 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 19/2/18 Available.
Tuesday 20/2/18 Available.
Wednesday 21/2/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Jürgen Köhler, Experimental Physics, Universitat Bayreuth, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map].Talk: Light controls light - Single molecules as optical switches. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 22/2/18 Available.
Friday 23/2/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Alison Rodger, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Fluorescence detected linear dichroism: What can spectroscopy tell us especially when we hyphenate techniques? Host: Prof Phil Gale. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 26-28 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 26/2/18 Available.
Tuesday 27/2/18 Available.
Wednesday 28/2/18

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Max von Delius, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Advanced Materials, University of Ulm, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The dynamic chemistry of orthoesters. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

The Sydney University Chemical Society seminar
730th Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  Speaker: Associate Professor Mat Todd, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT2. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: Research without secrecy.  Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

March

1-31 March, 2018

WEEK 1-2 Abstracts can be found here.
Thursday 1/3/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Marcus Baumann, Lecturer and Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, University College Dublin, Ireland. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Continuous flow chemistry – The future of chemical synthesis? Host: Dr Yu Heng Lau. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 2/3/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Bernd Rehm, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Griffith University, Qld, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Engineering bacterial cell factories for assembly of functional material . Host: Dr Yu Heng Lau. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 5-9 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 5/3/18 Available.
Tuesday 6/3/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Mr Kit Chapman, Comment Editor, Chemistry World (the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry). Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: From atom bombs to oganesson: The weird story of element discovery. Host: Dr Alice Williamson. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Wednesday 7/3/18

Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: Dr Jonathan Danon, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Metal template synthesis of high-order rotaxanes, catenanes and knots. Key words: Chemical topology; organic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; mechanical bonds; coordination chemistry. Host: Dr Alex Yuen All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Asst. Prof. Amir Karton, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia. Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: New Law School Annexe SR 342 [Map]. Talk: Unmasking catalytic reaction mechanisms: From small molecules to enzymes. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 8/3/18

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Jérome Lacour, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Stereoselective synthesis and catalysis with reactive metal carbene. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Inaugural Ruth Gall Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Professor Jenny Martin, Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Griffith University, Australia. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT1, Level 1 [Map]. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro. Event details and registration.

Friday 9/3/18 Available.
   
WEEK 12-16 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 12/3/18 Available.
Tuesday 13/3/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Dieter Neher, Professor of Soft Matter Physics, University of Potsdam, Germany. Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney [Map]. Talk: Probing pathways of free charge generation and recombination in organic solar cells . Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Wednesday 14/3/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Rob Britton, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Canada.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: New strategies for fluorination of unactivated C-H bonds: From medicinal chemistry to PET imaging. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 15/3/18 Available.
Friday 16/3/18

School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Dominic Glover, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Redesign of protein interfaces for the assembly of functional biomaterials. Host: Dr Yu Heng Lau. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

ATA Scientific Workshop:  Speaker:  Dr Gabriel Ohlsson, Distribution Sales Manager from Biolin Scientific based in Sweden.  Time:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Venue:  Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney [Map].  Hosts:  A/Prof Chiara Neto (School of Chemistry, USYD) and ATA Scientific Instruments. Talk:  Characterisation of surfaces and interfaces using tensiometry. Understanding wettability, adhesion, cleanliness and surfrace free energy and interfacial rheology.  About the workshop:  This workshop will introduce a number of different surface based nanoscale characterisation methods from Biolin Scientific. These are powerful tools when developing advanced materials in implants, hydrophobic surfaces, composites, etc. It will give you an overview of the latest techniques for analysing real surfaces and interfaces. We will discuss how to measure wettability, adhesion and other features of heterogeneous surfaces with varying topography. More details can be found here. Register your interest online at http://bit.ly/2DuxLpI or email enquiries@atascientific.com.au or phone +61 2 9541 3500.

   
WEEK 19-23 Abstract can be found here.
Monday 19/3/18 Available.
Tuesday 20/3/18 Available.
Wednesday 21/3/18 Available.
Thursday 22/3/18 Available.
Friday 23/3/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Brendan Wilkinson, Athel Beckwith Lecturer and Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, School of Science & Technology, University of New England, Australia. Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Lessons from nature: New frontiers in biomimetic self-assembly. Host: A/Prof Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 26-30 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 26/3/18 Available.
Tuesday 27/3/18 Available.
Wednesday 28/3/18

Available.

The Sydney University Chemical Society seminar
731st Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  Speaker:  Associate Professor Drew Evans, Future Industries Institute, The University of South Australia, Australia.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: Turning industry engagement into fundamental research.  Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 29/3/18 Available.
Friday 30/3/18 Public holiday (Good Friday)

April

1-30 April, 2018

WEEK 2-6 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 2/4/18 Public holiday (Easter Monday)
Tuesday 3/4/18 Available.
Wednesday 4/4/18 Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: Dr Sameer Kulkarni, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: From protein-protein interaction modulators to chemical protein synthesis: Exploring unconventional approaches. Host: Dr Tristan Reekie. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 5/4/18 Available.
Friday 6/4/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Scott Stewart, School of Molecular Sciences, The University of Western Australia.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Air stable nickel(0) phosphite/phosphine catalysts for cross-coupling reactions. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 9-13 Abstracts available here.
Monday 9/4/18 Available.
Tuesday 10/4/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Dominic Tildesley, Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, iUniversity of Southampton, UK. Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The molecular simulation of interfaces: Fact to friction. Hosts: Prof Phil Gale. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Wednesday 11/4/18

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Seth Cohen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Hard and soft matter composites:  Bridging the inorganic-organic divide. Hosts: A/Prof Liz New and Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 12/4/18 Available.
Friday 13/4/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Notker Roesch, Institute of High Performance Computing Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Catalysis of zeolite-supported metal complexes.  Modeling the experimental selectivity. Host: E/Prof. Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 16-20 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 16/4/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor David Vocadlo, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Canada.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Chemical biology tools to perceive and perturb carbohydrates and carbohydrate processing enzymes in living systems. Host: Prof Richard Payne.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 17/4/18 Available.
Wednesday 18/4/18

Available.

The Hans C. Freeman Lecture
Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Seth Cohen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: Proving our “mettle’ in drug discovery.  Hosts: A/Prof Liz New and Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 19/4/18 Available.
Friday 20/4/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Guy Jameson, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Oxidative modification as Nature’s tool of activation. Host: A/Prof Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 23-27 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 23/4/18 Available.
Tuesday 24/4/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Massimo Ciamarra, Division of Physics & Applied Physics, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological Unviersity, Singapore. Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Venue:  Room 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: Two-dimensional melting of deformable particles in a model biological tissue. Host: Prof. Peter Harrowell. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Wedneday 25/4/18 ANZAC day (Holiday)
Thursday 26/4/18 Available.
Friday 27/4/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Kristofer Thurecht, The Centre of Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland, Australia.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Polymer theranostics in nanomedicine. Host: A/Prof. Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 30 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 30/4/18 Available.

May

1-31 May, 2018

WEEK 1-5 Abstracts can be found here.
Tuesday 1/5/18 Available.
Wednedsay 2/5/18 Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: Dr Stuart Bartlett, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Recent Methods of in situ x-ray absorption spectroscopy: Following non-reversible reaction mechanisms down to the nanosecond. Host: Dr Sameer Kulkarni. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 3/5/18 Available.
Friday 4/5/18
Student run seminar

Speakers:  Professor Seth Cohen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Hints and personal reflections. Host:  Ms Elisabeth Tondl. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 7-11 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 7/5/18 Available.
Tuesday 8/5/18 Available.
Wednesday 9/5/18
The Howard Memorial Lecture

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Jonathan L. Sessler, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Texaphyrins as drug candidates: Life, death, and attempts at resurrection. Host: Prof Phil Gale. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 10/5/18 Available.
Friday 11/5/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Nalini Joshi, School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Life, mathematics and gender diversityHost: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 14-18 Abstract can be found here
Monday 14/5/18 Available.
Tuesday 15/5/18 Available.
Wednesday 16/5/18

Available.

Thursday 17/5/18 Available.
Friday 18/5/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Peter Barnard, Department of Chemistry and Physics, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Synthetic coordination chemistry for the development of radiopharmaceuticals and sensors. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 21-25 Abstracts can be found here.
Monday 21/5/18 Available.
Tuesday 22/5/18 Available.
Wednesday 23/5/18

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Drasko Vidovic, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia.  Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Versatile catalysts for fundamental transformations, polymerizations and H/D exchange. Host: Professor Lou Rendina. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

The Sydney University Chemical Society
732nd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  Speaker: Professor Adam Bridgeman, Education Innovation Team, 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: The future of (chemical) education.  Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 24/5/18 Available.
Friday 25/5/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Dominik Konkolewicz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Tailoring dynamic bonding in polymer materials. Organic chemistry to advanced materials. Host: A/Prof Brian Hawkett. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 28-31 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 28/5/18 Available.
Tuesday 29/5/18 Available.
Wednesday 30/5/18 Available.
Thursday 31/5/18 Available.

June

1-30 June, 2018

WEEK 1 Abstracts can be found here.
Friday 1/6/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Elmars Krausz, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Adventures in photosynthesis; energizing the future. Host: A/Prof Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 4-8 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 4/6/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor David Read, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Chemistry), The University of Southampton, UK. Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Enhancing the learning experience for chemistry students: Practical approaches for today and some thoughts for the future. Host: Prof Deanna D'Alessandro.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 5/6/18 Available.
Wednesday 6/6/18 Available.
Thursday 7/6/18 Available.
Friday 8/6/18 Available.
   
WEEK 11-15  
Monday 11/6/18 Queen's Birthday (Holiday)
Tuesday 12/6/18 Available.
Wednesday 13/6/18

Available.

Thursday 14/6/18 Available.
Friday 15/6/18 Available.
   
WEEK 18-22 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 18/6/18 Available.
Tuesday 19/6/18 Mid-year Honours students seminars: 4 students will be presenting a seminar. Time: 9:00 am to 11:40 am.  Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].
Wednesday 20/6/18

Available.

Student hosted lecture
733rd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents: 
Speaker: Dr Stuart Khan, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: Water quality management in Australia needs more chemists.  Host: Mr Jyah Strachan [Email].  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 21/6/18 Special Seminar (Lecture 1 of 4):  Speaker: Professor Achille Giacometti, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry. [Map]. Talk: Theoretical techniques. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.  NB: Lectures 1-3 will be aimed mainly at research students, including experimentalists, while the fourth lecture will be a traditional research seminar. 
Friday 22/6/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Derrick Roberts, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Covalent post-assembly modification in metallosupramolecular chemistry. Host: A/Prof Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 25-29 Abstracts can be found here
Monday 25/6/18 Available.
Tuesday 26/6/18

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Paul Saines, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Coordination frameworks: New routes to functional and low dimensional magnetic properties. Host: Prof Brendan Kennedy.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.


Special Seminar (Lecture 2 of 4):  Speaker: Professor Achille Giacometti, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry. [Map]. Talk: Polymers. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free. NB: Lectures 1-3 will be aimed mainly at research students, including experimentalists, while the fourth lecture will be a traditional research seminar. 

Wednesday 27/6/18 Available.
Thursday 28/6/18 Special Seminar (Lecture 3 of 4):  Speaker: Professor Achille Giacometti, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry. [Map]. Talk: Protein folding. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free. NB: Lectures 1-3 will be aimed mainly at research students, including experimentalists, while the fourth lecture will be a traditional research seminar. 
Friday 29/6/18 School Seminar (Lecture 4 of 4):  Speaker: Professor Achille Giacometti, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Patterns of symmetry breaking and emergence of new phases in biopolymers. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

July

1-31 July, 2018

WEEK 2-6  
Monday 2/7/18 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Katrina Zenere [email], 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 Cameron Kepert. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 3/7/18 Available.
Wednesday 4/7/18 Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: Dr Aviva Levina, Senior Research Associate, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Medicinal and toxic metals: Links between speciation and biological activity. Host: Dr Stuart Bartlett. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 5/7/18 Available.
Friday 6/7/18 Available.
   
WEEK 9-13  
Monday 9/7/18 Available.
Tuesday 10/7/18 Available.
Wednesday 11/7/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Michael S. Silverstein, Chairman, Interdepartmental Program in Polymer Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. 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.
Thursday 12/7/18 Available.
Friday 13/7/18 Available.
   
WEEK 16-20  
Monday 16/7/18 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Alexander Norman [email], 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 17/7/18 Available.
Wednesday 18/7/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Amilra De Silva, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Sensing and logic: Stories about you. Host: Prof Phil Gale. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 19/7/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Leyong Wang, Professor of Organic and Material Chemistry, Nanjing University, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China.  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.
Friday 20/7/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Avelino Corma, The Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ-CSIC-Polytechnical University of Valencia), Spain. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Thomas Maschmeyer. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 23-27  
Monday 23/7/18 Available.
Tuesday 24/7/18 Available.
Wedneday 25/7/18

Available.

The Sydney University Chemical Society
734th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  Speaker: Dr Alice Klein, Reporter at New Scientist magazine. [emailTime: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm outside LT4. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].  Talk: TBA.  Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 26/7/18 Available.
Friday 27/7/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Neaton, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, USA. 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 30-31  
Monday 30/7/18

Available.

Special Seminar: Dr Michael Rowan, Editor of ChemCatChem, VCH-Wiley.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Tips on how to get published in top VCH-Wiley journals.  Host: Prof Thomas Maschmeyer. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 31/7/18 Available.

August

1-31 August, 2018

WEEK 1-3  
Wednesday 1/8/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Christina Schroeder, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, 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.
Thursday 2/8/18 Available.
Friday 3/8/18 Available.
   
WEEK 6-10  
Monday 6/8/18 Available.
Tuesday 7/8/18

Available morning only.

Please do not book any seminars after 4:00 pm as the School of Chemistry Prize Night will commence at 5:30 pm in The Refectory, Holme Building.

Wednesday 8/8/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Eliška Procházková [email], Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 9/8/18 Available.
Friday 10/8/18 Available.
   
WEEK 13-17  
Monday 13/8/18 Available.
Tuesday 14/8/18 Available.
Wednesday 15/8/18

Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Amar Flood, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Bloomington, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Professor Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

The Le Fèvre student lectures
735th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  Speaker: Le Fèvre student lectures (speakers 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 Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 16/8/18 Available.
Friday 17/8/18 Available.
   
WEEK 20-24  
Monday 20/8/18 Postgraduate Seminar: Ms Kathryn Leslie [email], 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. Hosts: A/Prof Liz New and Prof Kate Jolliffe.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 21/8/18 Available.
Wednesday 22/8/18 Available.
Thursday 23/8/18 Available.
Friday 24/8/18 Available.
   
WEEK 27-31  
Monday 27/8/18 Available.
Tuesday 28/8/18 Available.
Wednesday 29/8/18 Available.
Thursday 30/8/18 Available.
Friday 31/8/18 School Seminar: Speaker: Professor Christopher Schofield, 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 Peter Rutledge. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

September

1-30 September, 2018

WEEK 3-7
 
Monday 3/9/18 Available.
Tuesday 4/9/18 Available.
Wednesday 5/9/18

Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: To be announced. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: TBA. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Ernest Ritchie Memorial Lecturer
736th Meeting of The Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  Speaker: Professor Christopher Schofield, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, 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 Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 6/9/18 Available.
Friday 7/9/18 Available.
   
WEEK 10-14  
Monday 10/9/18 Available.
Tuesday 11/9/18 Available.
Wednesday 12/9/18 Special Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Frank Osterloh, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Artificial photosynthesis with inorganic particles. Host: Prof Thomas Maschmeyer. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 13/9/18 Available.
Friday 14/9/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Sarah Masters, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map].Talk: TBC. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 17-21  
Monday 17/9/18 Available.
Tuesday 18/9/18 Available.
Wednesday 19/9/18 Available.
Thursday 20/9/18 Available.
Friday 21/9/18 Available.
   
WEEK 24-28  
Monday 24/9/18 Available.
Tuesday 25/9/18 Available.
Wedneday 26/9/18 Available.
Thursday 27/9/18 Available.
Friday 28/9/18 Available.

October

1-31 October, 2018

WEEK 1-5
 
Monday 1/10/18 Public holiday (Labour Day)
Tuesday 2/10/18 Available.
Wednesday 3/10/18 Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: To be announced. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: TBA. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 4/10/18 Available.
Friday 5/10/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Alex Bissember, School of Chemistry, University of Tasmania, Australia. 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 8-12  
Monday 8/10/18 Available.
Tuesday 9/10/18 Available.
Wednesday 10/10/18

Available.

The Francis Lions Memorial Lecture

737th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society:  Speaker:  Professor Sally Brooker, Department of Chemistry, University of Otago University, NZ. 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 Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free. 

Thursday 11/10/18 Available.
Friday 12/10/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Associate Professor Tara Pukala, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Yu Heng Lau. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 15-19  
Monday 15/10/18 Available.
Tuesday 16/10/18 Available.
Wednesday 17/10/18 Available.
Thursday 18/10/18 Available.
Friday 19/10/18 School Seminar (TBC by Yu Heng):  Speaker: Professor Mary Garson, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Yu Heng Lau. All welcome. No booking required. Free. 
   
WEEK 22-26  
Monday 22/10/18 Available.
Tuesday 23/10/18 Available.
Wednesday 24/10/18 School Seminar (TBC by Yu Heng - see 19/10 entry):  Professor Mary Garson, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Yu Heng Lau. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 25/10/18 Available.
Friday 26/10/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Erica Smith, School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof. Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 29-31  
Monday 29/10/18 Available.
Tuesday 30/10/18 Available.
Wednesday 31/10/18 Available.

November

1-30 November, 2018

WEEK 1-2
 
Thursday 1/11/18 Available.
Friday 2/11/18 School Seminar: Speaker: Dr Belinda Abbott, Department of Chemistry and Physics, La Trobe University, Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA.  Host: A/Prof Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 5-9  
Monday 5/11/18 Postgraduate Seminar: Mr Eddie Zwicker [email], 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: TBA. Hosts: Prof Kate Jolliffe and A/Prof Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 6/11/18 Available.
Wednesday 7/11/18

Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: To be announced. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: TBA. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

The Sydney University Chemical Society AGM
738th Meeting of The Sydney University Chemical Society presents:  Speaker: Associate Professor Liz New, 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: TBA.  Host: Dr Ivan Kassal. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 8/11/18 Available.
Friday 9/11/18 Available.
   
WEEK 12-16  
Monday 12/11/18 February-start Honours students seminars, 9:00am to 5:00pm in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4. (To be confirmed)
Tuesday 13/11/18 February-start Honours students seminars, 9:00am to 5:00pm in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4. (To be confirmed)
Wednesday 14/11/18 Available.
Thursday 15/11/18 Available.
Friday 16/11/18 Available.
   
WEEK 19-23  
Monday 19/11/18 Available.
Tuesday 20/11/18 Available.
Wednesday 21/11/18 Available.
Thursday 22/11/18 Available.
Friday 23/11/18 Available.
   
WEEK 26-30  
Monday 26/11/18

Available.

The 2018 Cornforth Lecture
Special Seminar.  Speaker: Professor David MacMillan, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA.  Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA.  Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 27/11/18 Available.
Wednesday 28/11/18

Available.

The 2018 Cornforth Lecture
Special Seminar.  Speaker: Professor David MacMillan, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA.  Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA.  Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 29/11/18
The 2018 Cornforth Lecture
Special Seminar.  Speaker: Professor David MacMillan, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA.  Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA.  Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Friday 30/11/18
The 2018 Cornforth Lecture
Special Seminar.  Speaker: Professor David MacMillan, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, 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.

December

1-31 December, 2018

WEEK 3-7  
Monday 3/12/18 Available.
Tuesday 4/12/18 Available.
Wednesday 5/12/18 Early career researcher series (School seminar):  Speaker: To be announced. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: TBA. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 6/12/18 Available.
Friday 7/12/18 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Berend Smit, Laboratory of Molecular Simulation, Institut des Sciences et Ingenierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. 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 10-14  
Monday 10/12/18 Available.
Tuesday 11/12/18 Available.
Wednesday 12/12/18 Available.
Thursday 13/12/18 Available.
Friday 14/12/18 Available.
   
WEEK 17-21  
Monday 17/12/18 Available.
Tuesday 18/12/18 Available.
Wednesday 19/12/18 Available.
Thursday 20/12/18 Available.
Friday 21/12/18 Available.

How to book a seminar

School seminars (Fridays)

As of 1 March 2018 weekly school seminars will be held on Fridays only at 11:00 am. To organize a Friday seminar you will need to:

  • Check the seminar page for availability, then email the seminar coordinators listed at the top of the page as well as Anna Renfrew and Anne Woods with details of speaker, institution and proposed date. If your speaker requires travel and accommodation please contact Anna Renfrew.
  • Anne Woods will contact the speaker for their abstract a week or so before the talk so that it can be advertised properly in the Chemistry Weekly Digest which is distributed to the School on Mondays. However, if you have a copy of the abstract please forward it to Anne.
  • Duties of the host: We suggest that your organize a “schedule” (schedule template) for visiting speakers who are meeting with our academic team - a “thank you” gift (note book) and water for the speakers will be available from Sue O’Brien in room 209C. If your speaker would also like to give a talk at UNSW (their seminars are on Thursday), the seminar coordinators can organize this for you. The cost will be split between USYD and UNSW.
  • Catering: If you are hosting a Friday seminar and you wish to request a light lunch of sandwiches, cake and juice/water for students/seminar speaker, please give final numbers and dietary requirements to Anne Woods, who works Tuesdays and Fridays, no later than the Tuesday morning before the luncheon so that she can place an order with Ralph's Cafe. Seminar lunches will be held in the School's tea room located on level 1 from 12:00 pm.

NB: Seminar speakers usually give a lecture between 45-50 minutes with the remaining time for questions.


Early career researcher seminars (first Wednesday of each month)

The first Wednesday of each month 11:00 am seminar session has been set aside for postdoctoral and other early career researchers to present their research to the school. This will be a chance to increase the visibility of the postdocs in the school and of course learn about chemistry. Research presented will range from PhD work, previous postdoc work or current research being undertaken within the school, depending on the desire of the presenter.

The host for each month will be the previous months presenter so please check seminar page.

Anne Woods will contact the speaker for their abstract a week or so before the talk so that it can be advertised properly in the Chemistry Weekly Digest which is distributed to the School on Mondays. However, if you have a copy of the abstract please forward it to Anne.


Special seminars

You will need to:

  • Check the seminar page for availability, bearing in mind that the School seminars (Fridays at 11:00am) and Postgraduate seminars (Mondays at 4:00 pm) are permanently booked. If you want to schedule a special seminar on Monday at 4:00 pm please speak to the seminar coordinators first. Once you have chosen a date and time please email details (including preferred venue; date, time, name of speaker and institution) to seminar coordinators listed at the top of the page as well as Anna Renfrew and Anne Woods. If your speaker requires travel and accommodation please contact Anna Renfrew.
  • Anne Woods will contact the speaker for their abstract a week or so before the talk so that it can be advertised properly in the Chemistry Weekly Digest which is distributed to the School on Mondays. However, if you have a copy of the abstract please forward it to Anne.

Please note that Anne has to book a lecture theatre/room so it is important to notify her of any proposed special seminars - do not assume that a chemistry LT is available.


Postgraduate seminars (Mondays)

Check for availability of Mondays then advise your supervisor; seminar coordinators which are listed at the top of this page, as well as and of the date.

Anne Woods will contact you for your abstract a week or so before your talk so that it can be advertised properly in Chemistry Weekly Digest that is emailed to the School on Mondays. Postgraduate seminars are held on Mondays from 4:00 pm.

Catering: Food and drink will be set up outside the lecture theatre at 4:30 pm. It would be appreciated if you could put your rubbish into the plastic rubbish bag provided and Anne Woods will dispose of it on Tuesday morning. You are welcome to take home any leftovers including unopen food/drink, otherwise please leave unopened food/drink and tableware in the plastic storage container (provided) outside the kitchen if the seminar is being held in LT2 or behind the bench if the seminar is in LT4. Anne to collect Tuesday morning.

NB: I will also leave a sign saying "Property of the School of Chemistry - Anne Woods to collect Tuesday morning" which I would be grateful if you could place on top of the plastic storage container.

Other than that have a great afternoon!


Sydney University Chemical Society seminars

Check for availability and then advise seminar coordinators listed at the top of the page as well as Anna Renfrew and Anne Woods with details of speaker, institution and proposed date. If your speaker requires travel and accommodation please contact Anna Renfrew. Please send abstract to Anne Woods a week before the event so it can be advertised properly. SUCS seminars are traditionally held at 5:30-6:30pm with refreshments from 5:00 outside the nominated LT which is usually LT2 or LT4. Please note that the SUCS student council members organize the catering for ALL SUCS events - the SUCS Honorary Secretary to advise them about this.