Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spring 2013

All seminars held on Friday at 1:00pm in AYRS 120 unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments served just prior to the presentation.

Feb 15

Dr. Mike Cleary- Gallo Winery

"Flavor Perception in Wine"

Host: CSUC Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Feb 22

Dr. Dean Tantillo- Department of Chemistry, UC Davis

"Using Quantum Chemical Calculations to Reveal the Secrets of Terpene Biosynthesis"

Host: Dr. Dan Edwards

March 1

Dr. Yat Li- Department of Chemistry, UC Santa Cruz

"Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage"

Host: Dr. Jinsong Zhang

March 29

Dr. Sam Clegg- Los Alamos National Lab

"Exploring Mars with ChemCam and the Curiosity Rover"


April 5

Dr. Shelley Minteer- Department of Chemistry, University of Utah

"Bioelectrocatalysis for Energy Conversion Applications"

Host: Dr. Dan Edwards

April 19

Dr. Charles Gluchowski- President

Life/Science Innovations, Danville, CA

"Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery Targeting G-Protein Coupled Receptors"

Host: Dr. Dan Edwards

April 26

Dr. Matt Law- Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

"Developing Earth-Abundant and Quantum Dot Materials for Thin-Film Solar Cells"

Host: Dr. Dan Edwards

May 10

Mr. Lyle Probst, President

Positive ID, Pleasanton, CA


Host: Dr. Dan Clark