Special Energy Seminar: Gary Moore, Berkeley National Lab

Wed, 2014-01-29 10:00 - 11:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Gary F. Moore

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Molecular and Nanoscale Approaches to Solar Energy Transduction

 

Abstract

Solar energy offers a desirable approach to fulfilling global human energy demands with minimal environmental impact provided efficient, low-cost systems can be developed for its capture, conversion and storage.1-2 In biology, enzymes catalyze a myriad of technologically relevant chemical reactions by providing discrete three-dimensional environments for binding substrate, releasing product, and lowering transition-state energies along a reaction coordinate. Thus, in accordance with the Sabatier principle, they can have exceptionally high activities and, perhaps more importantly, selectivity for specific chemical transformations.

 

A method for facile connection of biomimetic fuel production catalysts to semiconductor photocathodes will be presented.3-4 Successful attachment is characterized by grazing angle attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (GATR-FTIR) as well as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy (XANES). Photoelectrochemical experiments analyzing the energetics and efficiency of these constructs will also be discussed.5 These results give insights to designing improved photocathodes with additional performance gains and illustrate the potential to directly couple human-engineered catalysts for fuel production with light capture and conversion materials. This approach could allow catalysts made from earth-abundant elements to replace the use of precious metals currently implemented in many solar-fuel generator prototypes as well as other technologies capable of reducing net carbon dioxide emissions.

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Special Energy Seminar: Jessica Anna, Univ. of Toronto

Wed, 2014-01-15 10:00 - 11:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Jessica M. Anna

University of Toronto

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Attached Document: 

From Dynamic Equilibrium to Photoinitiated Processes: Tracking Condensed Phase Dynamics

 

Abstract

Single Cell Analysis Symposium

Wed, 2014-03-12 09:00 - 17:30
Location: 

SCTR Auditorium

Smilow Center for Translational Research

University of Pennsylvania

3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

Attached Document: 

Single Cell Analysis Symposium

 

Single cell analysis is an emergent area of research that offers powerful new approaches to understand how individual cells in the same tissue differ and how that variability affects biological function. Single cell analysis is revolutionizing our understanding of cells and their dynamics. Join us for a day of presentations on cutting edge research by leading investigators in single cell analysis.

 

2014 Novartis Lectures: Christopher Straub, Novartis & Peter Seeberger, MPI-Kolloid

Thu, 2014-03-06 14:00 - 16:30
Speaker: 

Dr. Christopher Straub, Novartis

 

Prof. Peter Seeberger, MPI-Kolloid

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Attached Document: 

Christopher Straub

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

 

Sympathy for the Devil: Taking IAP Antagonists from Research to the Clinic

 

 

Peter H. Seeberger

Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces

 

Preventing and Curing Infectious Diseases: Carbohydrate Vaccines and Continuous Flow Synthesis

2014 Edgar Fahs Smith Lecture: Carolyn Bertozzi, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Thu, 2014-03-20 18:00 - 19:00
Speaker: 

Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley

Location: 

Room 102 Chemistry

Attached Document: 

Bioorthogonal Chemistry, An Enabling Tool for Biology and Drug Development

2014 Novartis Lecture: Peter Seeberger, MPI-Kolloid

Speaker: 

Peter Seeberger, MPI-Kolloid

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Title TBA

Special Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Timothy S. Cook, Utah

Mon, 2014-01-13 15:00
Speaker: 

Timothy R. Cook, University of Utah

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Multinuclear Coordination Chemistry: From Molecular Self-Assembly to Solar Energy Conversion

 

Special Inorganic Seminar: Neil S. Tomson, Los Alamos

Thu, 2014-01-09 15:00 - 16:00
Speaker: 

Neil S. Tomson, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Title TBA

Special Inorganic Seminar: Timothy Cook, Univ. of Utah

Speaker: 

TImothy Cook, University of Utah

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

 

Multinuclear Coordination Chemistry: From Molecular Self-Assembly to Solar Energy Conversion


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