2016 seminar program

Seminar coordinators:

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How to book a seminar

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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  
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  
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  
Monday 22/2/16 Available.
Tuesday 23/2/16 Available.
Wednesday 24/2/16 Available.
Thursday 25/2/16 Available.
Friday 26/2/16 Available.
   
WEEK 29  
Monday 29/2/16 Available.

March

1-31 March, 2016

WEEK 1-4  
Tuesday 1/3/16 Available.
Wednesday 2/3/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Dr. Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 7-11  
Monday 7/3/16 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: TBA. 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: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

708th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Polymer History 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.

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

School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Yongjae Lee, Department of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University, Korea. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Novel high-pressure chemistry of porous materials. Host: Prof Brendan Kennedy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
WEEK 14-18  
Monday 14/3/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 21-25  
Monday 21/3/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Thursday 24/3/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 4-8  
Monday 4/4/16 Available.
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. 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: TBA. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 11-15  
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: TBA. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 12/4/16 Available.
Wednesday 13/4/16

Available.

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:  TBA. Host:  Dr Markus Muellner.  All welcome.  No booking required. Free.

Thursday 14/4/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Dr. Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 18-22  
Monday 18/4/16 Available.
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: TBA. 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: TBA. Host: Dr. Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
Week 25-29  
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: TBA. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

May

1-31 May, 2016

WEEK 2-6  
Monday 2/5/16
Available.
Tuesday 3/5/16 Available.
Wednedsay 4/5/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Dr. Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 9-13  
Monday 9/5/16 Available.
Tuesday 10/5/16 Available.
Wednesday 11/5/16 Available.
Thursday 12/5/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 16-20  
Monday 16/5/16 Available.
Tuesday 17/5/16 Available.
Wednesday 18/5/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 23-27  
Monday 23/5/16 Available.
Tuesday 24/5/16 Available.
Wednesday 25/5/16 Available.
Thursday 26/5/16 Available.
Friday 27/5/16 Available.
   
Week 30-31  
Monday 30/5/16 Available.
Tuesday 31/5/16 Available.

June

1-30 June, 2016

WEEK 1-3  
Wednesday 1/6/16 Available.
Thursday 2/6/16 Available.
Friday 3/6/16 Available.
   
WEEK 6-10  
Monday 6/6/16 Not available.  Honours talks (LT4)  To be announced
Tuesday 7/6/16 Not available.  Honours talks (LT4)  To be announced
Wednesday 8/6/16 Available.
Thursday 9/6/16 Available.
Friday 10/6/16 Available.
   
WEEK 13-17  
Monday 13/6/16 Public holiday (Queen's Birthday)
Tuesday 14/6/16 Not available.  Honours talks (LT4)  To be announced
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: TBA.  Host: Dr Markus Muellner.  All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 16/6/16 Available.
Friday 17/6/16 Available.
   
WEEK 20-24  
Monday 20/6/16 Not available.  Honours talks (LT4)  To be announced
Tuesday 21/6/16 Not available.  Honours talks (LT4)  To be announced
Wednesday 22/6/16 Available.
Thursday 23/6/16 Available.
 Friday 24/6/16

School Seminar:  Speaker: Dr Simon Bonyhady, UC Berkeley. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: The synthesis and reactivity of low oxidation state main group and transition metal complexes. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

   
Week 27-30  
Monday 27/6/16 Available.
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 Available.
Tuesday 5/7/16 Available.
Wednesday 6/7/16 Available.
Thursday 7/7/16 Available.
Friday 8/7/16 Available.
   
WEEK 11-15  
Monday 11/7/16 Available.
Tuesday 12/7/16 Available.
Wednesday 13/7/16 Available.
Thursday 14/7/16 Available.
Friday 15/7/16 School Seminar:  Speaker: Professor Andrew S. Weller, 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 Lou Rendina. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
WEEK 18-22  
Monday 18/7/16 Available.
Tuesday 19/7/16 Available.
Wednesday 20/7/16 Available.
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: TBA. Host: A/Prof Siggi Schmid. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
   
Week 25-29  
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: TBA. Host: A/Prof. Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.
Tuesday 26/7/16 Available.
Wedneday 27/7/16 Available.
Thursday 28/7/16 Available.
Friday 29/7/16 Available.

August

1-31 August, 2016

WEEK 1-5  
Monday 1/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 2/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 3/8/16 Available.
Thursday 4/8/16 Available.
Friday 5/8/16 Available.
   
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 Available.
   
WEEK 15-19  
Monday 15/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 16/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 17/8/16 Available.
Thursday 18/8/16 Available.
Friday 19/8/16 Available.
   
WEEK 22-26  
Monday 22/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 23/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 24/8/16 Available.
Thursday 25/8/16 Available.
Friday 26/8/16 Available.
   
WEEK 29-31  
Monday 29/8/16 Available.
Tuesday 30/8/16 Available.
Wednesday 31/8/16 Available.

September

1-30 September, 2016

WEEK 1-2  
Thursday 1/9/16 Available.
Friday 2/9/16 Available.
   
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 Available.
   
WEEK 19-23  
Monday 19/9/16 Available.
Tuesday 20/9/16 Available.
Wednesday 21/9/16 Available.
Thursday 22/9/16 Available.
Friday 23/9/16 Available.
   
Week 26-30  
Monday 26/9/16 Available.
Tuesday 27/9/16 Available.
Wedneday 28/9/16 Available.
Thursday 29/9/16 Available.
Friday 30/9/16 Available.

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 Available.
Thursday 13/10/16 Available.
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 Available.
   
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.

716th 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.
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 abstract to Dimetra a week before the event so it can be advertised properly. 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.