Professional Headshot Event

Dear Grads,

Due to the popularity and high demand of the Professional Headshot event held last quarter, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce that we will be hosting another headshot event this Spring Quarter to be held on Thursday, June 1st! The photographer will once again be our very own, very talented, Arvin Akoopie. If you are interested, please fill out the form below no later than Tuesday, May 23rd to secure a spot! You will be contacted at a later time with your confirmed time slot.

Space is extremely limited and fills up quickly, so RSVP soon to secure a spot!

Please let me know if you have any questions.



A Teaching Discussion with Professor Neil Garg

Please join us for a teaching discussion with UCLA Professor Neil Garg!

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3rd 11AM – 12PM

WHERE: Urey Room 2102

Professor Garg, whose research focuses on organic synthesis, has demonstrated excellence in teaching throughout his entire professional career. His nearly two decades of chemistry teaching experience has been highlighted with numerous awards and honors for his work in the classroom including recently being named California’s US Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

We will discuss his journey from an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at NYU to Professor at UCLA mentoring other UCLA teaching faculty (including recent UCSD graduate Jacquelin Kammeyer, Ph.D.). This is a great opportunity to speak with an established research faculty and learn about effective science communication, teaching collaborations with graduate students, and education projects. Speak with Neil on a range of topics including how to implement an entirely new laboratory course, making chemistry music videos, and changing our students’ perception of chemistry. [See his TEDx talk:]

This will be an open forum style discussion so please feel free to come with any questions you wish to ask Neil about teaching chemistry.

Coffee and snacks will be provided!

[Note: Professor Garg will also be giving a talk on his chemical and educational research from 3PM-4PM in the NSB auditorium]

Hosted by Cory Weinstein and Riley Peacock

NIH Training Program in Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine Seminar

NIH Training Program in Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine Seminar

“Natural Products Diversity: Examining the Future Potential for Natural Products Research”

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Sumner Auditorium at SIO


Dr. Roger Linington

Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in High-Throughput Screening and Chemical Biology

Department of Chemistry

Simon Fraser University

Please join us outside of Sumner at 3pm for refreshments! Reuseable mugs encouraged!!

Questions? Please email Chris Leber (


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RSVP: Industry Interaction Day | Friday, May 12th | Space is Limited, RSVP Soon!

Dear Grads,

REMINDER: Chemistry and Biochemistry and Materials Science and Engineering are jointly sponsoring an Industry Interaction Day on Friday, May 12th! We hope you will join us for this special event. RSVP is required and space is filling up quickly, so we encourage you to head over to our website to secure your spot: Lunch will be provided!

Please see below for the exciting agenda that we have lined up for you!


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Industry Talks  Session Chair: Dr. Prabhakar Bandaru

Eric Lanzendorf, PhD, Intel Corporation

Joseph AuBuchon, PhD, Applied Materials, Inc.

Richard Yang, PhD, Lam Research Corporation

Rahul Kapadia, PhD, Cymer 

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Industry Talks  Session Chair: Dr. Michael Sailor

Misha Golynskiy, PhD, Illumina

Daniel Estrada, MS, Lumileds

Winnie Lieu, M.Eng, MBA, Chevron Corporation

Michelle Chen, PhDAllergan

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Student Lightning Talks – Session Chair: Dr. Seth Cohen

Cassandra Callmann, Enzyme-Responsive Nanomaterials for Targeted Delivery of Chemotherapeutics

Jessica Moreton, New materials for membrane-based applications

Chris Lee, Investigating transport properties with multiscale computable mesh models from heterogeneous structural datasets

Michael Denny, Hybridization of MOFs for Improved Utility

Geoff Hollett, The Development of Porous Silicon-Based Injectable Contraceptives

Steven Wolf, Low Temperature Amorphous Boron Nitride ALD Using BCl3 and N2H4

Byungji Kim, Tweaking Our Immune System: How to Defeat Diseases More Efficiently

Michael Frank, Bioinspired Examples and Applications

Lorraine Hossain, PEDOT/Parylene C Electrocorticography Microelectrodes Record Songs from the Brains of Birds

Peng Chen, Hierarchically Structured, Oxygen Deficient, Tungsten Oxide Morphologies for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Charge Transfer and Stability

Tarah Sullivan, The Feather Vane: A Natural Functional Adhesive

Tianqi Ren, From Angstrom to the Space: Controlling the Microstructure of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

Serdar Yavuz, Graphene/Silicon Solar Cell : An Alternative to p-n Junction Solar Cell

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Panel Session with Industry Professionals – Moderator: Dr. Andrew Kummel

Yonder Dynamics: Apply Today!


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