Organic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Richard Hark, Yale

September 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Dr. Richard Hark

"Preparation, Passion and Serendipity: Reflections on an Unfinished, Non-Traditional Career in Chemistry"

- "What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that is not directed solely to young children. Undergraduate and graduate students may wonder at times what they will do with their chemistry degree after graduation. In this seminar, the speaker will publicly confess that he is still trying to find the answers, even after a twenty-five-year career as a chemistry professor at liberal arts colleges. Though each person has to figure this out for themselves, the talk will provide some useful observations and general advice as Dr. Hark shares examples of how his training as a synthetic organic chemist at Penn provided the foundation on which to build an interesting and fulfilling, albeit somewhat non-traditional career.  Interspersed in the presentation will be examples of his broad research interests that include synthetic and analytical work in the fields of chemistry, forensics, geochemistry and conservation science.

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Joullie


Department of Chemistry

231 S. 34 Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323

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