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.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Date Talk Title Speaker Speaker Institution Host
8/25 Safety Seminar (mandatory attendance)    LSU (Chemistry) David Spivak
9/01 Nonlinear and Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Colloidal Plasmonic Nanoparticles Louis Haber  LSU (Chemistry)  Isiah Warner
9/08 A Journey into the World of Peptidomimetic Polymers: Twist, Turns, and Discovery Donghui Zhang LSU (Chemistry)

John Pojman

9/15 Dynamical Consistency in Sustainable Nanoparticles Rigoberto Hernandez Johns Hopkins  Revati Kumar
9/22  NCBI Workshop       CGSC and NOBCChE
9/29 How to Handle Workplace Personnel Problems Professionally Jennifer Normand and Team Employee Relations, Human Resources

Department Chair: Carol Taylor


High-Throughput Design of Doped Colloidal Nanocrystals

2017 Boussert Lectureship

Emory Chan  UC Berkeley Department Chair: Carol Taylor
10/13 RESERVED      
10/20 Pan‐specific or perfectly promiscuous: Chemical tools for studying post‐translational methylation Fraser Hof UVic David Spivak
10/27 Exploratory Synthesis in Metal-rich Solids: New Curiosities in Chemical Bonding, Synthesis and Reactivity Arnold Guloy  University of Houston Weiwei Xie
11/3 Development and Applications of Selective Metathesis Catalysts (location moved to Williams 103) Robert H. Grubbs Cal Tech George Stanley
11/10 Fall Graduate Forum Various Speakers LSU (Chemistry) Megan Macnaughtan
11/17 From the Chemistry Lab to Developing Consumer Products: The Journey of a PhD Chemist Rolanda Wilkerson  Procter & Gamble Carol Taylor / Ashley Taylor
11/24 LSU Home Football Game
12/1 Direct views of the nano-bio interface Franz Geiger North Western Louis Haber


Spring 2018 Schedule

Date Talk Speaker Institute Host
1/12 Safety Seminar   LSU (Chemistry) Safety Committe Chair: David Spivak
1/19 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


Covington, LA

Department Chair: Carol Taylor
1/26  OPEN      
 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 TBA
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

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





Colloquium Schedule 2016
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Colloquium Schedule 2013

Colloquium Schedule 2012