Colloquium Program Page

 Time and location: Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be held on Friday in the Life Sciences Annex Auditorium (A-101) at 3:30 PM. Check the individual notices posted in the hallways or your e-mail box for confirmation of times and locations. 

Spring 2018 Schedule

Date Talk Speaker Institute Host
1/12 Safety Seminar   LSU (Chemistry) Safety Committe Chair: David Spivak


1/26 From LSU Chemistry in 1963 through forty years as an entrepreneur at V-LABS in Covington, LA serving the glycosciences Sharon V. Vercellotti and John R. Vercellotti V-LABS INC. Covington LA  Department Chair: Carol Taylor
 2/2  Paleo-Atmospheric Chemistry Huiming Bao  LSU (Geology) Co-orinator: Robert Cook
 2/9 Kinetically Speaking: Move at Your Rate Emanuel Waddell University of Alabama in Huntsville  Graca Vicente
 2/16 Biogeochemical Legos: A Bottom-Up Approach to Understanding the Compositional and Structural Continuum of Natural Organic Matter  David Podgorski  UNO  Robert Cook
2/23 RESERVED      
3/9 RESERVED      
3/16 Studies of Oxomanganese Complexes for Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis Victor Batista Yale Daniel Kuroda
3/23 Medicinal Chemistry Strategies for The Discovery of Innovative Therapeutics Magid Abou Gharbia Temple Carol Taylor
3/30 SPRING BREAK      
4/6 An Ion Chromatograph for Extraterrestrial Explorations. A Mission to Mars? Purnendu Dasgupta University of Texas, Arlington Isiah Warner
4/13 Phenyl-Acetylene Scaffolding as Receptors for Anions: Synthesis, Supramolecular Chemistry and Emerging Applications Mike Haley  University of Oregon  Semin Lee
4/20 Lithium Batteries for Implantable Biomedical Devices – Chemistry and Applications Curt Holmes


Greatbatch Incorporated

Department Chair: Carol Taylor
4/27 Graduate Awards   LSU (Chemistry)

John Pojman

5/4 Graduate Excellence Research Symposium Winners of 2018 Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Awards LSU (Chemistry)

Daniel Kuroda


Fall 2018 Schedule

Date Talk Speaker Institute Host
8/24 Safety Seminar Multiple Speakers LSU (Chemistry) David Spivak
8/31 TBA

Kenneth Lopata

LSU (Chemistry) Andy Maverick
9/7 TBA Gerald Schneider  LSU (Chemistry) John Pojman
 9/14 TBA Daniel Kuroda  LSU (Chemistry) Les Butler
 9/21 Home Game (TBA) Kalliat T. Valsaraj  LSU, Chemical Engineering
Robert Cook
9/28 Home Game (TBA) Alexandra Stenson  University of Southern Alabama
Robert Cook
10/5 2018 Boussert Lecture  Robert Cava  Princeton University Department Chair
10/12 Home Game (TBA) Kanchan Maiti LSU (Oceanography)
Robert Cook
10/19 Home Game (TBA) Dr. Miriam Isabell Siebenbuerger  LSU (CAMD) Gerald Schneider
10/26 TBD William Tolman University of Minnesota Matthew Chambers
11/2 Home Game    Alabama (11/3)  
11/9 TBD Geoffrey Coates  Cornell University Donghui Zhang
11/16 Home Game    Rice (11/17)  
11/23 Thanksgiving Break      
11/30  TBD Jeremy C. Smith

 University of Tennessee andOak Ridge National Laboratory

Gerald Schneider



For inquiries regarding the Chemistry Colloquium, please contact Professor Robert L. Cook (



Colloquium Schedule 2017
Colloquium Schedule 2016
Colloquium Schedule 2015
Colloquium Schedule 2014

Colloquium Schedule 2013

Colloquium Schedule 2012