Talks and seminars

All talks and seminars will take place online, unless otherwise stated. They are open to all.

 

Week
1
Monday
11 Oct.
4:15pm
via Teams

Dr. Stefan Vuckovic - School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
"Accurate non-covalent interactions from adiabatic connection models"

Teams Link

Theoretical

Week

1

Tuesday
12 Oct.
2:00pm
via Zoom

M.L.H. Green Lecture:
Professor M. Stanley Wittingham - Binghampton University, New York State
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2019, with John B. Goodenough and Akira Yoshino, for "The development of lithium ion batteries"  LINK
"The Lithium battery, from Dream to Readiness to take on Climate Change - Opportunities and Challenges"

Inorganic
Week
1
Tuesday
12 Oct.
11:00am
Teams/Zoom link tba

Dr. Robert Style - ETH, Zurich
"Controlling phase separation with polymer networks"

Zoom link

Soft Matter Biomaterials
 & Interfaces
Week
1
Thursday
14 Oct.
2:00pm
Zoom
Professor Natalie Stingelin - Georgia Tech. USA
"Mix and Match:Towards a Materials Design Platform Aimed at Bioelectronics Applications"
Link

Organic
Chem Biol.

Week
2

Monday
18 Oct.
2:00pm
via Teams

Professor Rainer Beck - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Laussane, Switzerland
"Probing gas/surface reaction dynamics by vibrational spectroscopies"
Teams Link

 

Physical
Week
2

Tuesday
19 Oct.
2:00pm

ICL lecture theatre

Professor Ludmilla Steier - University of Oxford
"Material Design Strategies for Solar Fuel Production"

Webcast  Link

Inorganic
Week 2 Thursday
21 Oct.
4:00pm
Zoom

Professor Katherine Ryan - The University of British Columbia, Canada
"Enzymes from bacterial natural product biosynthesis"
Link

Organic
Chem Biol.
Week
3
Monday
25 Oct.
4:15pm
via Teams
 

Professor Debashree Ghosh - IACS Kolkata
"Solving the quantum chemical Hamiltonian - from variational to machine learning approaches"

Teams Link

Theoretical
Week
3
Tuesday
26 Oct.
2:00pm
PTCL LT
Dr. Alice Thorneywork - University of Cambridge
"Understanding molecular fluctuations and transport with multiscale experimental models"
Soft matter Biomaterials
& Interfaces
Week 3 Thursday
28 Oct.
2:00pm
Zoom
Professor James Durrant - Imperial College, UK
"Conjugated organic photocatalysts for solar driven hydrogen synthesis: materials, photophysics and performance"
Link
Organic
Chem Biol.
Week
4
Monday
1 Nov
2:00pm
via Teams
Dr. Vitaly Averbukh - Imperial College, London
"Two-dimensional partial covariance mass spectrometry for macromolecular decompositions"
Teams Link
Physical

Week
4

Tuesday
2 Nov.
2:00pm
via Zoom

Professor Amar Flood - Indiana University, USA
"Anion recognition and hierarchical assembly"
Link

Inorganic
Week 4 Thursday
4 Nov.
2:00pm
Zoom
Professor Glenn Micalizio - Dartmouth College, USA
"Metallacycle-Mediated Annulative Cross-Coupling: Reaction Development and Applications in Stereoselective Synthesis"
Link
Organic
Chem Biol.
Week
5

Monday
8 Nov.
4:15pm
via Teams

Professor Hardy Gross - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
TBC
Teams link

Theoretical
Week
5

Tuesday
9 Nov.
2:00pm
PTCL LT

Professor Karen Edler - University of Bath
"Self-Assembly in Deep Eutectic Solvents"
Soft matter
Biomaterials
& Interfaces
Week 5 Thursday
11 Nov.
2:00pm
Zoom
Professor Louis Barriault - The University of Ottawa, Canada
"Recent Adventures in the Total Synthesis of Complex Polyoxygenated Diterpenes and Photoredox Chemistry"
Link
Organic
Chem Biol.
Week
6
Monday
15 Nov.
2:00pm
via Teams
Professor Susan Perkin - University of Oxford
"Curious electrostatics in concentrated electrolytes"
Teams Link
Physical
Week
6
Tuesday
16 Nov.
2:00pm
via Zoom
Professor Kara Bren - University of Rochester, New York State
"Mini-Enzymes for Fuel Production and Small-Molecule Activation"
Link
Inorganic
Week 6

Thursday
18 Nov.
10:00am
Zoom

Professor Masayuki Inoue - The University of Tokyo, Japan
"Radical-Based Approach for Synthesis of Complex Natural Products"
Link
Organic
Chem Biol.
Week
7

Monday
22 Nov.
4:15pm
via Teams

Dr. Stephen Cox - University of Cambridge
"Macroscopic surface charges from microscopic simulations"
Teams link
Theoretical
Week
7

Tuesday
23 Nov.
2:00pm
PTCL LT

Professor Christoph Salzmann - University College London
"Complex materials: From hydrated hydrophobes and pink phosphorous to stacking-disordered silver iodide"

 

Soft matter
Biomaterials
& Interfaces
Week 7 Thursday
25 Nov.
2:00pm
Zoom

Professor Karl Gademann - University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Investigating Biology through Chemical Synthesis"
Link

Organic
Chem
Biol.
Week
8
Monday
29 Nov.
2:00pm
via Teams
Professor Eleanor Schofield - Imperial College, London
"Protecting a Tudor collection: understanding degradation mechanisms in marine archaeological materials"
Teams Link
Physical
Week
8

Tuesday
30 Nov.
2:00pm
via Zoom

Professor Leslie Schoop - Princeton University, USA
"The Chemistry of Quantum Materials"
Link
Inorganic
Week 8 Thursday
2 Dec.
11:00am
Professor Thomas Magauer - Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck, Austria
"Natural Product Synthesis: Challenges and Opportunities"
Link

Organic
Chem
Biol.