UB Faculty Outreach Seminars

Our most valuable resource is the students who are actively engaged in research. Faculty from UB’s Department of Chemistry would be pleased to visit your campus and to present some of our research to you, your colleagues and your students.

These seminars are part of our continuing outreach program to keep in close contact with the faculty at nearby institutions and of our efforts to identify and attract the highest quality graduate students to UB.

The department will cover all travel expenses.

Schedule a Visit

If you would like to arrange a visit by one of our faculty, please see the faculty directory to contact them directly. You may also contact the chair of our Graduate Recruiting Committee, Prof. Andrew Murkin, at amurkin@buffalo.edu or (716) 645-4249.

Available Seminars

Faculty Expert Seminar Title

Diana Aga

  • Emerging contaminants and their metabolites: Analysis, treatment, and implications for public health
Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen
  • Metabolomics-based Approaches for Identification of Value-added Biochemicals in a Non-model Microalgae
  • Lipid Regulators of Different Cellular Fates
Jochen Autschbach
  • A journey into computational chemistry: From new tools for the undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory to cutting edge science
  • Optical activity and computational chemistry: How to distinguish between enantiomers by using modern computational tools
Jason Benedict
  • Crystals and light: From novel light emitting materials to photoswitchable porous metal-organic frameworks
Sherry Chemler
  • New developments in asymmetric catalysis and natural product synthesis
Luis Colón
  • Unconventional modification of silica particles for HPLC
Timothy Cook
  • Multinuclear Coordination Chemistry: From Molecular Self-Assembly to Solar Energy Conversion
Steve Diver
  • Olefin metathesis by the Grubbs ruthenium carbenes
Joe Gardella
  • Chemistry research in tissue engineering for wound healing
  • Environmental mapping and geographic information analysis for urban farming and brownfield redevelopment
  • The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership: STEM teacher professional development in Buffalo Public Schools
Bing Gong
  • Biomimetic molecular design
  • Directed molecular association, folding, and macrocyclization
David Lacy
  • Organotransition-metal chemistry: sustainability and bio-inspired transition-metal catalysts
Qing Lin
  • Photoinducible bioorthogonal chemistry: A new tool for chemical biology
Janet Morrow
  • Smart MRI contrast agents for mapping biological environment
  • Optical switches for metal ions based on non-canonical DNA structures
Andrew Murkin
  • Enzymatic transition states from kinetic isotope effects: Blueprints for inhibitor design
Shenqiang Ren
  •  Materials Chemistry Towards Energy-Critical Nanotechnology
John Richard
  • The role of flexible protein loops in enzymatic catalysis
  • The utilization of substrate binding energy in catalysis by large and small molecules
  • Orotidine 5′-phosphate decarboxylase: Catalyst extraordinaire
Javid Rzayev
  • Nanostructured materials from multi-component bottlebrush copolymers
Thomas Szyperski
  • NMR in an ‘omics’-world
Luis Velarde
  • Molecular processes at surfaces and interfaces: The very fast and the very small
David Watson
  • Assembly and Electron Transfer Reactivity of Quantum Dot-Molecule-Semiconductor Interfaces
Troy Wood
  • Urinary stercobilin: A potential biomarker for autistic spectrum disorders
Eva Zurek
  • Insulating sodium and metallic hydrogen: Developing a chemical intuition under pressure
  • Computational structure prediction of materials