School of Molecular Sciences

Seminars

Seminar schedules

All Seminars are on Fridays at 1:30PM in Biodesign B (BDB) Auditorium B105, unless otherwise stated.

Previous Seminars

11/22/2019

Elena Galoppini
Rutgers University Newark  
Synthetic Design of Porphyrin/Metal Oxide Semiconductor Interfaces for Solar Energy Applications: the influence of surface dipoles

Abstract:
The exchange of charges between photo-excited molecules and a metal oxide semiconductor such as TiO2 or ZnO is a process of great importance for solar energy conversion research on photovoltaics, artificial photosynthesis, and photocatalysis. Molecular design of chromophore-linker-anchor compounds plays an important role to control, at the molecular level, charge transfer at hybrid organic-inorganic systems and to gain a fundamental understanding of these important interfaces. The talk will address several aspects of molecular design that our group has focused on, including ways to control the energy level alignment between the LUMO and HOMO of Zinc Tetraphenylporphyrin (ZnTPP) chromophores and the conduction band of TiO2 or ZnO surfaces through the presence of permanent dipoles built in the linker unit.
Host: Ana Moore
1/24/2020

Milica Radisic
University of Toronto  
TBA


Host: Steve Presse
1/31/2020

Derek Pratt
University of Ottawa  
TBA


Host: Sid Hecht
2/7/2020

Emily Pentzer
Texas A&M University  
TBA


Host: Anne Jones
2/14/2020

Leslie Schoop
Princeton University  
TBA


Host: Christina Birkel
2/21/2020


 
Visitation weekend: No seminar


Host:
2/28/2020

Justin Sambur
Colorado State University  
TBA


Host: Gary Moore
3/6/2020

Lian Yu
University of Wisconsin - Madison  
TBA


Host: Ranko Richert
3/13/2020


 
Spring Break


Host:
3/20/2020

Kim See
CalTech  
TBA


Host: Christina Birkel
3/27/2020

Matthew S. Sigman
University of Utah  
TBA


Host: Anne Jones
4/3/2020

Paul Weiss
UCLA  
Eyring lecture


Host: Neal Woodbury
4/10/2020

Dongyan Tan
Stony Brook University Medical School  
TBA


Host: Po-Lin Chiu
4/17/2020

Claudia Turro
Ohio State University  
TBA


Host: Gary Moore
4/24/2020

Sheryl L. Wiskur
University of South Carolina  
TBA


Host: Ryan Trovitch