2012 seminar program


Semester One

Semester Two

*Special Seminars not listed

Semester One 2012 Seminar Program

 

Postgraduate/School Seminars

School Seminars

School Seminars

Week

Mondays - 4pm in LT 2

Wednesdays -9am in LT 2 (unless otherwise stated)

Fridays - 11am in LT 4

23/1

 

 

Professor Phil Gale

School of Chemistry

University of Southampton

Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe

30/1

 

 

Dr Stephen Goldup

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Queen Mary

University of London, UK

Host: Dr Mat Todd

6/2*

 

Professor Ian Paterson

Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge, UK

Host: Dr Rich Payne

 

Special Seminar

4:00 pm, Chemistry LT2

Professor Junpo He

Department of Macromolecular Science

Fundan University, China

Host: Prof Sebastien Perrier

Professor Ludwik Leibler

École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI ParisTech), France

Host: Prof Sebastien Perrier

13/2

 

668th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT2

Professor Justin Gooding

School of Chemistry

University of New South Wales

Host: Dr Rich Payne

Professor Kelly Chibale

Department of Chemistry

University of Capetown

South Africa

Host: Dr Rich Payne

20/2

 

Dr Marc Kimber

Department of Chemistry

Loughborough University, UK

Host: Dr Chris McErlean

 

27/2

 

Professor Shuhei Furukawa

Kyoto University, Japan

Host: Prof Cameron Kepert

 

5/3 (S1 begins)

Ms Jessica Chadbourne

PhD seminar

 

Professor Takahiko Akiyama

Department of Chemistry

Gakushuin University, Japan

Host: Dr Mat Todd

12/3

 

669th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

5:30pm, Chemistry LT2

Refreshments from 5:00 pm.

Dr Alan Robertson

Chief Executive Officer

Pharmaxis Ltd

Title of talk: Building a research based pharmaceutical company in the 21st Century

Host: Dr Rich Payne

 

19/3

 

 

Associate Professor David Reilly

Director

Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory

School of Physics

University of Sydney

Host: Prof Jeff Reimers

26/3

Mr Yuen Yap Cheng

PhD seminar

 

 

2/4

Mr George Huyan

PhD seminar

 

Good Friday

9/4

Easter Monday

 

 

16/4

 

Ernest Ritchie Memorial Lecture

(as part of the 670th Sydney University Chemical Society)

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT2

Professor Dale Boger

Department of Chemistry and Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

Host: Dr Rich Payne

Associate Professor Roy Tasker

School of Science and Health

University of Western Sydney

Host: Dr Alexandra Yeung

23/4

Ms Lisa Cameron

PhD seminar

Public holiday

Dr Gary Delaney

Mathematical and Information Sciences

CSIRO, Australia

Host: Dr Toby Hudson

30/4

 

Professor Sean Li

School of Materials Science and Engineering

University of New South Wales

Host: A/Prof Chris Ling

Associate Professor Michael Oelgemöller

School of Pharmacy and Molecular Science

James Cook University

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

7/5

 

Dr Juan C. Nino

UFRF Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Florida

Host: Prof Brendan Kennedy

 

671st Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT2

Refreshments from 5:00 pm.

Professor Iain McGregor

Professor of Psychopharmacology

ARC Professorial Fellow

The University of Sydney

Title of talk: Evolution of party drugs

Host: Dr Rich Payne

Associate Professor Andrew Minett

Co-Director Laboratory for Sustainable Technology

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Sydney

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

14/5

Mr John Moraes

PhD seminar

 

 

21/5

Mr Say Kwang Lim

MSc seminar

Robert A. Flowers II 
Professor and Chairman
Danser Distinguished Faculty Chair in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry 
Lehigh University 
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Venue: Chemistry LT1

Time: 11:00am

Host: Dr Rich Payne


Professor Igor Vorobyov
University of California at Davis

LT4, 11:00am

Host: Dr Ron Clarke

28/5

Ms Liwen Zhu

PhD seminar

 

Associate Professor Steen Brøndsted Nielsen
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Aarhus University, Denmark
Host: Prof. Scott Kable

4/6

Ms Teck Yee Tan

PhD seminar

 

Dr Nial Wheate

School of Pharmacy

University of Sydney

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

11/6

Public holiday

 

Dr Fred Pfeffer

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Deakin University

Host: Dr Kate Jolliffe

18/6

Mr Cameron Weber

PhD seminar

672nd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT2

Refreshments from 5:00 pm.

Dr Karl S. Kruszelnicki

Julius Sumner Miller Fellow

The University of Sydney

Title of Talk: Great Moments in Science

Host: Dr Rich Payne

Professor Simon Ringer

Director, Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM)

The University of Sydney

Host: Dr Peter Southon

25/6

Ms Michelle Wong

PhD seminar

 

 

2/7

Mr Murad Tayebjee

PhD seminar

 

 

9/7

 

Professor Stefan Grimme

Mulliken Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Universitat Bonn, Germany

9 am in LT2

Title: The Fascinating chemical consequences of London dispersion interactions

Host: Professor Leo Radom

Pr Claude Spino
Département de Chimie
Université de Sherbrooke
2500 Boul. Université
Sherbrooke, QC
Canada, J1K 2R1

Host: Dr Rich Payne

16/7

Ms Nguyen Pham

PhD seminar

673rd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT2

Professor Addy Pross

Department of Chemistry

Ben Gurion University

Beer Sheva, Israel

Title of talk:  "How Chemistry Becomes Biology. Extending Darwinian Theory to Inanimate Matter"

Dr Anne Richards

Department of Chemistry

La Trobe University

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

23/7

 

Professor  Masahiro Yamashita
Tohoku University, Japan

9:00 am, LT2

Title: Multifunctional single-molecule magnets and single-chain magnets -- toward quantum molecular spintronics

Host: Prof. Cameron Kepert

 

Semester Two 2012 Seminar Program


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Postgraduate/School Seminars School Seminars School Seminars
Week
Mondays - 4pm in LT 2
Wednesdays -9am in LT 4
Fridays - 11am in LT 4
30/7

Ms Althea Tsang

PhD seminar

 

A/Prof James Beattie
School of Chemistry
The University of Sydney

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

6/8

 

 

Assistant Professor Nathan Gianneschi

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, San Diego

Host: A/Prof Lou Rendina

13/8

Ms Caroline Nesbitt

PhD seminar
 

Mr Randal Leeb-Du Toit

Commercialisation Manager

Sydnovate

Talk: Spinouts, Startups and Sydnovate

Friday, 11 am in LT4

Host: Prof John Canning

20/8

Ms Zhi Jun Lim

PhD seminar

 

Professor Peter Kingshott
Professor of Polymer NanoInterface Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology

11:00 am, Chemistry LT4
Host: Dr Chiara Neto

27/8

Mr Trent Conroy

PhD seminar

Associate Professor Hiroshi Tanaka

Department of Applied Chemistry

Tokyo Institute of Technology

9:00am in LT2

Host: Dr Chris McErlean

 

 

Professor Pierre Ronceray

École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

11:00 am, Chemistry LT4

Host: Prof Peter Harrowell

 

Professor Ron Lifshitz

School of Physics & Astronomy

Tel Aviv University, Israel

2:00 pm, Chemistry LT2

Talk: Quasicrystals - Some of nature's most intriguing forms of matter

Host: Dr Siggi Schmid

3/9

Mr Joonsup Lee

PhD seminar

Dr Kei Saito

Lecturer

School of Chemistry

Monash University

9 am in Chemistry LT2

Host: Prof Sebastien Perrier

Professor Nico Voelcker
Mawson Institute
University of South Australia
Host: Prof Sebastien Perrier

10/9

Mr Robert Chapman

PhD seminar

 

Professor Greg Qiao
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Melbourne
Host: Professor Sebastien Perrier

17/9

Sydney University Chemical Society Meeting

2012 Howard Lecture

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT2

Professor Phil Baran

Department of Chemistry

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA

Host: Dr Rich Payne

 

 

Professor Herbert Mayr

Department of Chemie

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Title: Mythology in Organic Chemistry: A Kinetic Analysis

Host: Prof Leo Radom

24/9*

Ms Soo Park*

PhD Seminar

*Please note that Soo's seminar is to be held on Thursday 27 September in LT1 at 4:00 pm.

 

Professor Paul Mulvaney
School of Chemistry
The University of Melbourne
Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper

1/10 Public holiday

Professor Janusz Nowotny

School of Natural Sciences

College of Health & Science

University of Western Sydney

9:00 am, Chemistry LT4

Talk: Chemistry of titania and its application in solar energy conversion

Host: Professor Brendan Kennedy

Professor Robert E. Continetti

Department of Chemistry

University of California

San Diego, USA

Host: A/Prof. Tim Schmidt

8/10

Ms Alexandra Manos-Turvey

PhD seminar

Professor Tim Clark

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

9:00 am, Chemistry LT4

Talk: Simulating “Soft” Electronics

Host: Prof. Leo Radom

 

and

 

Dr Martin Prechtl

Department of Chemistry

University of Cologne

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Meeting Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry

Talk: “Nanoscale Metal and Metal Oxide Particles in Ionic Liquids in Multiphase Reactions: Hydrogenation and C-C Bond Cleavage and Coupling Reactions"

Host: Professor Thomas Maschmeyer

Professor Paul Bernhardt

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

University of Queensland

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

15/10

Ms Nilupa Amarasinghe

PhD seminar

Hans C. Freeman Lecture (Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry)

Professor Ed Solomon

Department of Chemistry

Stanford University, USA

5:30 pm, Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

Professor Irene Yarovsky

Health Innovations Research Institute

School of Applied Sciences

RMIT University

Host: Prof Jeff Reimers

22/10

Mr Mingfeng Yu

PhD seminar

Professor Ed Solomon

Department of Chemistry

Stanford University, USA

9:00am, Chemistry LT4

Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

Dr Milton Kiefel

Institute for Glycomics

Griffith University

Host: Dr Rich Payne

29/10

Mr Dong-Hee Yoon

PhD seminar

Professor Derek Pratt

Department of Chemistry

University of Ottawa

9:00 am, LT4

Host: Prof Leo Radom

Professor Peter Daivis

School of Applied Sciences

RMIT University

Title of talk: Calculation of fluid-wall slip friction coefficients by equilibrium molecular dynamics

Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper

5/11

Mr Daniel Morrison

PhD seminar

 

Associate Professor Daniel Kosov
School of Engineering and Physical Science

James Cook University, Townsville

Host: Prof Jeff Reimers

12/11

 

Dr Ekaterina Pas

School of Chemistry

Monash University

12:00 pm, LT4

Talk: First principle approaches to studying ionic liquids

Host: Dr Deanna D’Alessandro

 

 

The Sydney University Chemical Society AGM 83 Presidential Addre

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT2

Professor Michael Kassiou

School of Chemistry

The University of Sydney

Dr David Lupton

School of Chemistry

Monash University

Host: Dr Rich Payne

 

Dr Ilja K. Voets

Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry & Institute for Complex Molecular Systems

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands

2:00pm in Chemistry LT2

Talk: A small-angle view on macromolecular self-assembly: from supramolecular interactions to supramolecular structures

Host: Dr Elizabeth New

19/11


Associate Professor Urs Hafeli

Pharmaceutical Sciences Department

The University of British Columbia

11:00 am in Chemistry LT3

Host: A/Prof Brian Hawkett

Dr David Huang 

School of Chemistry & Physics

University of Adelaide

Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper
26/11

Mr Yves Hsieh

PhD seminar

4:00 pm, LT2

Mr Derrick Roberts

MSc Seminar

4:00 pm, Chemistry LT2

 

The 676th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society

Le Fèvre Lectures

5:30 pm, Chemistry LT4

Speakers: TBA

 

3/12

 

 

Professor Brian Yates

School of Chemistry

University of Tasmania

11:00 am in Chemistry LT2

Host: Prof Jeff Reimers

 

Dr Terry Frankcombe

Research School of Chemistry

Australian National University

3:30 pm in Chemistry LT1

Host: A/Prof. Tim Schmidt

10/12

Ms Lina Di Marco

PhD seminar

   
*All seminars from 3 December 2012 to 1 March 2013 will be held in Chemistry LT2 instead of LT4. Chemistry LT4 is undergoing renovations.

*Special Seminars:

Thursday, 22 November

Professor Philippe Dubois, Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials, Center of Innovation and Research in Materials & Polymers, University of Mons (UMONS, Belgium), will be presenting a seminar on "From non-covalent surface treatment of carbon nanotubes by catalyzed polymerization to high performance nanocomposite materials" at 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 2. Host: Professor Sebastien Perrier.

Monday, 19 November

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, 2012 Liversidge Lecture in Chemistry, Time: 5:45 pm for 6:00 pm start. Venue: New Law Lecture Theatre 101, New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney. Host:The Royal Society of NSW and RACI. Drinks and canapes in the foyer from 7:00pm

Thursday, 15 November

Dr Anthony Phillips, School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London. Talk: "Beyond the Chemical Cemetery: Atomic Motion in Functional Materials". TIme: 11:00am in Chemistry LT2. Host: Professor Cameron Kepert.

Thursday, 25 October

Professor Kris Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA as part of the 676th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society. 5:30pm in Chemistry LT2.

Tuesday, 23 October

Professor Ed Solomon, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, USA. 3-4 pm in Chemistry LT4. Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro

Thursday, 11 October

Dr Martin Prechtl, Department of Chemistry, University of Cologne, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Meeting Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry, Talk: “Nanoscale Metal and Metal Oxide Particles in Ionic Liquids in Multiphase Reactions: Hydrogenation and C-C Bond Cleavage and Coupling Reactions". Host: Professor Thomas Maschmeyer

Tuesday, 4 September

Associate Professor Richard Tilley, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 3:00 pm in Chemistry LT4. Host: Prof. Cameron Kepert.

Thursday, 30 August

Professor Greg Weiss, University of California Irvine, USA. Host: Dr Rich Payne. 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in LT4.

Thursday, 28 June

Assist. Prof Yoji Kobayashi, Kyoto University, Japan, Title: New Perovskite Oxyhydrides, Host: Dr Deanna D’Alessandro. All welcome. Free. No booking required. Chemistry LT2 at 2-3 pm

Tuesday, 26 June

Professor Tom Holme of Iowa State University and Director of the ACS Examinations Institute, USA. Chemistry LT4 at 2:00pm.

Tuesday, 17 April

Professor M. Saiful Islam, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, UK will be giving a talk on "Watts New with Clean Energy Materials? Batteries Included" in Chemistry LT2 at 3:00pm.

Tuesday, 3 April

The Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry, A lecture introducing new members of the inorganic faculty. They are: Dr Elizabeth New; Dr Michela Simone and Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. Chemistry LT2, 5:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday, 3 March

Professor Ulrich Wiesner, Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University, USA. 11am in Chemistry Room 418, Level 4, School of Chemistry.

Thursday, 1 March

Associate Professor Takahiro Ohkubo, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama Unviersity Japan

Thursday, 9 February

Professor David Haddleton from the Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK

Tuesday, 7 February

Dr Tom Faust, University of Manchester, Host: Cameron Kepert