General

Physical Chemistry Seminar, Dr. Paul Wennberg, Caltech

Thu, 2019-02-07 13:00 - 14:00
Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Lester

Title & Abstract TBA

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Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, Dr. Hemamala Karunadasa, Stanford University

Tue, 2018-09-04 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Hemamala Karunadasa

Title

Between the sheets: The molecular chemistry of hybrid perovskites

Abstract

The tools of synthetic chemistry allow us to tune molecules with a level of precision not yet accessible with inorganic solids. We have investigated hybrid perovskites that couple organic small molecules with the optical and electronic diversity of extended inorganic solids. I will share our current understanding of these materials, whose technologically relevant properties are highly amenable to synthetic design.

The 3D lead-iodide perovskites have recently been identified as low-cost absorbers for high-efficiency solar cells. Although the efficiencies of devices with perovskite absorbers have risen at an impressive rate, the materials’ intrinsic instability and toxicity may impede their commercialization. I will discuss methods developed by our group to address these problems. The 2D hybrid perovskites have dramatically different properties from their 3D congeners. We discovered that some 2D perovskites emit broadband white light (similar to sunlight) when excited by UV light. I will discuss how these materials, which do not contain extrinsic dopants or obvious emissive sites, could emit every color of visible light. Although the organic molecules in hybrid perovskites have mostly played a templating role, we have investigated their role in engendering reactivity. I will describe reactions that occur between the inorganic sheets, which allow these nonporous solids to capture small molecules.

Brief Bio

Hema Karunadasa studied solid-state chemistry with Bob Cava at Princeton University and molecular catalysis with Jeff Long and Chris Chang at UC Berkeley and with Harry Gray at the California Institute of Technology. She joined Stanford Chemistry as an assistant professor in 2012. Her group synthesizes hybrid materials that harness the advantages of extended solids and discrete molecules.

Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Attached Document: 

Host: Dr. Murray

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Inorganic Chemsitry Seminar: Dr. Matthew Kieber-Emmons, University of Utah

Tue, 2019-04-23 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 
Dr. Matthew Kieber-Emmons
Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemsitry Complex

Host: Tomson

Title & Abstract: TBA

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Inorganic Chemistry Seminar; Dr. Xavier Roy, Columbia University

Tue, 2019-04-09 00:00 - 01:00
Speaker: 
Dr. Xavier Roy
Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Murray

Title & Abstract: TBA

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Organic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. David Naglib, Oregon State University

Mon, 2018-12-10 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 

Dr. David Naglib

Location: 

Carol Lynch Lectrue Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Walsh

Title & Abstract TBA

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Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Milton Smith, MSU

Tue, 2018-12-04 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 
Dr. Milton Smith
Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Mindiola

Title & Abstract TBA

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Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Katherine J. Franz, Duke

Tue, 2019-02-19 12:00 - 13:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Katherine Franz

Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Tomson/ Dmochowski

Title & Abstract TBA

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Joe Francisco Joins Penn

Joseph Francisco has joined Penn as the President's Distinguished Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences. Prof. Francisco will have a secondary appointment in the Chemistry Department. 

 

Karen Goldberg Elected to National Academy

Karen Goldberg, the Vagelos Professor of Energy Research, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Prof. Goldberg joined Penn in 2017 from the University of Washington, where she was the Nicole A. Boand Endowed Professor in Chemistry. She received her A.B. degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Physical Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Josh Vura- Weis, University of Illinois

Thu, 2019-01-17 13:00 - 14:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Josh Vura-Weis

Location: 

Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

Host: Dr. Subotnik

Title & Abstract TBA

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