Foster Colloquium Series

Fall 2019

4:00pm in 205 Natural Sciences Complex (unless noted otherwise)

Refreshments at 3:30pm

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
(4:00 PM in the Student Union Theatre, Room 106/201, on UB's North Campus)

Distinguished Lecture, Co-sponsored by Vice President, Research and Economic Development:
Sir Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
“The Growing Impact of the Mechanical Bond on Polymer and Materials Sciences"

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Professor David Hangauer
Co-Founder, Retired Chief Scientific Officer, Athenex Inc.
Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
"How University Research Can Benefit Patients and the US Economy: Athenex Inc., A Buffalo Example"

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
Professor Xiaoyang Zhu
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University
"Polarons, Belgian Waffles, and the "Perfect" Semiconductor for Optoelectronics"

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Professor Graeme A. Henkelman
Department of Chemistry, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
"Correlating Structure and Function for Nanoparticle Catalysts"

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
Professor Franz M. Geiger
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
"Energy Conversion via Metal Nanolayers"

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Professor Scott J. Miller
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
"Searching for Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Scaffolds"

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Professor Timothy R. Cook
Department of Chemistry
University at Buffalo
"Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Functional Molecules and Materials"

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
Professor James S. Nowick
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
"Unlocking the Mysteries of Amyloid Diseases with Macrocyclic β-Sheet Peptides and The Supramolecular Chemistry of the Antibiotic Teixobactin"

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Professor William Dichtel
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
"Polymerization in Two Dimensions"

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
Professor Christer Aakeroy
Department of Chemistry
Kansas State University
"From Molecular Dating to Functional Materials"

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Professor Stephen L. Bearne
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
"Thinking Outside the Tetrahedron: Rational Design of Inhibitors of Racemases and Epimerases"

These seminars are free and open to the public.