Materials Chemistry

Aldrich Lecture: Tehshik Yoon, U. Wisconsin

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

Prof. Tehshik Yoon

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lynch Lecture Hall

Karen I. Goldberg

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

Starting September 1, 2017.




Activation of Strong Bonds - CENTC


CENTC (Center for Enabling New Technology through Catalysis) and is a collaboration with a number of departments from around the United States. A major focus of the center is in elucidating and applying the fundamental principles necessary for the catalytic transformations of strong chemical bonds including C-H, C-C, C-O, C-N, N-H. Our group's work and contributions to the center include:


A.B.: Barnard College of Columbia University Ph.D.: University of California at Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow: The Ohio State University
Selected Publications: 

Hydrogen Addition to (pincer)IrI(CO) Complexes: The Importance of Steric and Electronic Factors

Goldberg, J. M.; Cherry, S. D. T.; Guard, L. M.; Kaminsky, W.; Goldberg, K. I.; Heinekey, D. M. Organometallics 2016, 35, 3546-3556


High Catalytic Efficiency Combined with High Selectivity for the Aldehyde-Water Shift Reaction using (para-cymene)Ruthenium Precatalysts

Brewster, T. P.; Goldberg, J. M.; Tran, J. C.; Heinekey, D. Michael; Goldberg, K. I. ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 6302-6305.


Base-Free Iridium-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Esters and Lactones

Brewster, T. P.; Rezayee, N. M.; Culakova, Z.; Sanford, M. S.; Goldberg, K. I. ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 3113-3117.


The Importance of Steric Factors in Iridium Pincer Complexes

Goldberg, J. M.; Wong, G. W.; Brastow, K. E.; Kaminsky, W.; Goldberg, K. I.; Heinekey, D. M. Organometallics 2015, 34, 753-762.


Pyrazole-Based PCN Pincer Complexes of Palladium(II): Mono- and Dinuclear Hydroxide Complexes and Ligand Rollover C–H Activation

Bailey, W. D.; Luconi, L.; Rossin, A.; Yakhvarov, D.; Flowers, S. E.; Kaminsky, W.; Kemp, R. A.; Giambastiani, G.; Goldberg, K. I. Organometallics 2015, 34, 3998-4010.

Special Energy Research Seminar: William Dichtel (Cornell)

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

Prof. William Dichtel

Cornell University

Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

Porous Polymers for Water Purification and Electrical Energy Storage



Penn Science Cafe with Eric Schelter

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

Prof. Eric Schelter

University of Pennsylvania



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

Prof. Emily A. Weiss

Northwestern University


Title: Electron Ratchets


Lynch Lecture Hall

Attached Document: 

Axalta Lecture (Omar Yaghi, Berkeley)

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:00 - 17:00
Prof. Omar M. Yaghi University of California, Berkeley
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

Dr. L. Robert Baker   
University of California, Berkeley


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

Attached Document: 

Charge Transfer and Chemistry at Catalytic Interfaces


Daniel J. Mindiola

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

Inorganic and Organometallic Synthesis, Catalysis, and Mechanistic Chemistry

Contact Information
Office Location: 
550 Chemistry
(215) 898-5247
Admin Support: 

• 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)

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
Dr. Erol Akçay
Princeton University

New frontiers in social evolution theory

Host: Josh Plotkin (Biology)

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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