Alumni Reception at APS Meeting in Boston

Tue, 2019-03-05 18:00 - 20:00

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 PM


The Westin Boston Waterfront

Room: Revere

425 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210



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Attached Document: 

Chris Murray Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Chris Murray, Richard Perry University Professor of Chemistry & Materials Science and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He joins the Academy for the invention and development of solvothermal synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystal quantum dots for displays, photovoltaics, and memory.


Biological Chemistry seminar: Yi-Wei Chang, University of Pennsylvania

Thu, 2019-02-14 15:00 - 16:00

Yi-Wei Chang

University of Pennsylvania


"Structural biology in situ by cellular electron cryotomography"

Electron cryotomography (ECT) enables intact cells to be visualized in 3D in an essentially native state to macromolecular (~4 nm) resolution. It has allowed us to visualize the structures of macromolecular machines in their native context inside intact cells. In many cases, such machines cannot be purified intact for in vitro study. In other cases, the function of a structure is lost outside the cell, so that the mechanism can be understood only by observation in situ. In this presentation, I will use bacterial secretion systems as examples to show how ECT can help us to understand important biological processes by doing structural biology directly inside cells.


Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room

Cret, Chemistry Complex

Penn Chemistry Distinguished Alumni Award (Michael Brown, UT Southwestern)

Wed, 2019-05-15 16:00
Michael Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lynch Lecture Hall

Edgar Fahs Smith Lecture (Amy Rosenzweig, Northwestern)

Thu, 2019-03-21 18:00
Amy Rosenzweig, Northwestern University
Lynch Lecture Hall

BMS Lecture (Melanie Sanford, Michigan)

Fri, 2019-02-15 14:00

Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan


Steven Wisniewski, Bristol Myers-Squibb

Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

Physical Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Yihan Shao, University of Oklahoma

Thu, 2019-02-28 13:00 - 14:00

Dr. Yihan Shao

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
Attached Document: 

"Modeling Substituent and Macromolecular Effects on the Molecular Electronic Structure"


NOBCChE Lecture: Levi Thompson (Delaware)

Fri, 2019-01-18 16:00

Prof. Levi T. Thompson

University of Delaware

Lynch Lecture Hall

Development of Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage


Ivan Dmochowski named MacDiarmid Term Chair

Prof. Ivan J. Dmochowski as been named the Alan MacDiarmid Term Professor, effective January 1, 2019. The Alan MacDiarmid Term Chair was established in 2001 in honor of longtime chemistry professor Dr. Alan MacDiarmid.


Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Ellen Matson, University of Rochester

Tue, 2019-01-08 00:00 - 01:00

Dr. Ellen Matson

University of Rochester


Title: Polyoxovanadate-alkoxide clusters: Redox-active Scaffolds for the Multielectron Activation of Small Molecules
Abstract:  The development of alternative fuels from secure and sustainable resources is one the greatest environmental and economic challenge society faces today. To meet increased energy demands and mitigate rising atmospheric greenhouse gas levels, new carbon-neutral resources must be developed. The conversion of inert, abundant molecules, such as N2O and CO2, into chemical fuels (NH3 and CH3OH, respectively) represents an attractive solution, as energy is stored in chemical bonds of molecules that are easily transported as liquids. However, currently these fuels are produced through the activation of small molecules via heterogeneous processes conducted at extreme temperatures and pressures, requiring expensive, dedicated facilitiesResearch in the Matson Group focuses on using synthetic inorganic chemistry to address these issues related to energy storage and production. Toward accomplishing these goals, we are investigating the synthesis, characterization and reactivity of heterometallic polyoxovanadate-alkoxide clusters. These unique, multimetallic assemblies are generated in high yields via solvothermal reactions from simple molecular precursors. Notably, the polyoxovanadate subunit possesses a high degree of redox flexibility, rendering it ideal for supporting multielectron transformations of inert, gaseous substrates. Herein, we present our results related to the activation of small molecules across heterometal-functionalized polyoxovanadate-alkoxide clusters.   

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Tomosn


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