Materials Chemistry

Aldrich Lecture: Tehshik Yoon, U. Wisconsin

Wed, 2017-05-03 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: 

Prof. Tehshik Yoon

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Location: 
Lynch Lecture Hall

Karen I. Goldberg

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First Name: 
Karen I.
Last Name: 
Goldberg
Official Title: 
Vagelos Professor of Energy Research

Research in the Goldberg group is focused on the development of new catalytic systems to efficiently produce chemicals and fuels from a range of available feedstocks. We are interested in transforming both highly saturated feedstocks, such as natural gas and alkanes, as well as highly oxygenated materials like CO2 and those found in biomass. Using catalysis, we seek to develop new environmentally responsible and economically viable methods to convert these feedstocks to more valuable organic products.

 

Contact Information
Office Location: 
Room 453, 1973 Building
Email: 
kig@sas.upenn.edu
Phone: 
215-573-6756
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Education: 

A.B.: Barnard College of Columbia University

Ph.D.: University of California at Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellow: The Ohio State University

Selected Publications: 

Goldberg, J. M.; Goldberg, K. I.; Heinekey, D. M.; Burgess, S. A.; Lau, D. B.; Linehan, J. C. “Detection of Detection of an Iridium-Dihydrogen Complex: A Proposed Intermediate in Ionic Hydrogenation” J. Am. Chem. Soc2017139, 12638-12646.

 

Stevens, T. E.; Smoll, K. A.; Goldberg, K. I. “Direct Formation of Carbon(sp3)-heteroatom Bonds from RhIII to Produce Methyl Iodide, Thioethers and Alkyl amines” J. Am. Chem. Soc2017139, 7725-7728.

 

Gao, Y.; Guan, C.; Zhou, M.; Kumar, A.; Emge, T.; Wright, A. M.; Goldberg, K. I.; Krogh-Jespersen, K; Goldman, A. S. “b-Hydride Elimination and C-H Activation by an Iridium Acetate Complex, Catalyzed by Lewis Acids. Alkane Dehydrogenation Co‑Catalyzed by Lewis Acids and (Phebox)Ir” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 6338-6350.

 

Smoll, K. A.; Kaminsky, W.; Goldberg, K. I. “Photolysis of Pincer-Ligated PdII–Me Complexes in the Presence of Molecular Oxygen” Organometallics 2017, 36, 1213-1216 

Goldberg, K. I.; Goldman, A. S. “Large-Scale Alkane Functionalization” Acc. Chem. Res201750, 620-626.

 

Goldberg, J.M.; Cherry, S. D.T.; Guard, L.M.; Kaminsky, W; Goldberg, K. I.; Heinekey, D.M. “Hydrogen Addition to (pincer)IrI(CO) Complexes: The Importance of Steric and Electronic Factors” Organometallics 2016, 35, 3546-3556.

 

Brewster, T.P.; Goldberg, J.M.; Tran, J.C.; Heinekey, D.M.; Goldberg, K. I. “High Catalytic Efficiency Combined with High Selectivity for the Aldehyde-Water Shift using (para-cymene)Ruthenium Precatalysts” ACS Catalysis 20166, 6302-6305.

 

Brewster, T.P.; Rezayee, N.M.; Culakova, Z.; Sanford, M.S.; Goldberg, K.I. “Base-Free Iridium-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Esters and Lactones” ACS Catal. 20166, 3113-3117.

Special Energy Research Seminar: William Dichtel (Cornell)

Thu, 2015-09-17 13:00 - 14:00
Speaker: 

Prof. William Dichtel

Cornell University

Location: 
Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

Porous Polymers for Water Purification and Electrical Energy Storage

 

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Penn Science Cafe with Eric Schelter

Tue, 2015-09-01 18:00 - 19:00
Speaker: 

Prof. Eric Schelter

University of Pennsylvania

 

Location: 

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut Street

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive and ecologically devastating process. Schelter and his colleagues have devised a new, simple method for separating the two rare-earth metals that are commonly found in things like wind turbine generators and power tool motors, enabling them to be recycled into new products.  

Emily Weiss, Northwestern (Special Physical Seminar)

Thu, 2014-06-26 13:00 - 14:00
Speaker: 

Prof. Emily A. Weiss

Northwestern University

 

Title: Electron Ratchets

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Attached Document: 

Axalta Lecture (Omar Yaghi, Berkeley)

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: 
Prof. Omar M. Yaghi University of California, Berkeley
Location: 
Room 102 Chemistry Building
Attached Document: 

Reticular Chemistry and the Design of New Materials

Special Energy Seminar: L. Robert Baker, Berkeley

Tue, 2013-11-26 22:00
Speaker: 

Dr. L. Robert Baker   
University of California, Berkeley

Location: 

Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall
Chemistry Complex
231 South 34th Street

Attached Document: 

Charge Transfer and Chemistry at Catalytic Interfaces

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Daniel J. Mindiola

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First Name: 
Daniel J.
Last Name: 
Mindiola
Official Title: 
Presidential Professor

Inorganic and Organometallic Synthesis, Catalysis, and Mechanistic Chemistry

Contact Information
Office Location: 
550 Chemistry
Email: 
mindiola@sas.upenn.edu
Phone: 
(215) 898-5247
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Education: 

• B.S. in Chemistry with honors, Michigan State University (1996)

• Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000)

• NIH and FORD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago (2000-02)

• Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington (2002)

• Associate Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington (2007)

• Full Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington (2010)

Research Interests: 

The Mindiola research program entails the synthesis of transition metal complexes that possess interesting coordination environments, reactive ligand scaffolds, and unusual electronic and magnetic features. Most of our efforts are devoted to the synthesis of early- and mid-transition metal complexes, especially systems that are unsaturated and reactive.  We enjoy preparing and studying transition metal radicals, in particular those of the 3d series. In addition to synthesis, we explore new reaction chemistry with small molecules and novel mechanisms in order to understand how these transformations can improve or be of importance to industrial processes. One of our themes has been the assembly of metal-complexes having metal-ligand multiple bonds and their reactivity with small saturated and unsaturated molecules. To date, the Mindiola group has produced more than 120 peer reviewed scientific contributions.

NOBCChE Northeast Regional Conference

Fri, 2013-04-19 (All day) - Sat, 2013-04-20 (All day)
Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

The Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to host the 2013 Northeast Regional Meeting of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).

 

Special Seminar: Erol Akçay, Princeton

Mon, 2013-02-04 10:00
Speaker: 
Dr. Erol Akçay
Princeton University

New frontiers in social evolution theory

Host: Josh Plotkin (Biology)
Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

 

Cooperation between organisms is a major driving force of biological organization at all levels, from single cells to whole ecosystems. Understanding the evolutionary dynamics of cooperation and other social traits therefore is a central goal of evolutionary theory. I will talk about my recent work that aims to advance the frontiers of social evolution theory in two directions.

 

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