Chemistry Department


All Chemistry Department seminars are free and open to the public. Seminars take place Thursdays at 4:15 PM in B-19 in the basement of the Biology Building (unless otherwise noted on the schedule).

The Reed College campus is located in southeast Portland at 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. (Online maps are available for getting to Reed and for the Campus).

2016-17 Schedule


4:15 in Biology B-19 (unless otherwise noted).
Directions to Reed.

Sept 8What I Did Last Summer: Students Present Summer Research
Carlo Berti (’16, Cronyn Fellow); Clara Herrera (’17, Geselbracht Scholar); Jaime Kim (’17, Geselbracht Scholar), Reed College
Sept 15Mining Uranium from the Sea: Polymer Sorbent Design and Synthesis
Dr. Lyndsey Earl ('07), Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sept 22Doped Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Experiments at a Frontier of Inorganic, Physical, and Materials Chemistries
Dr. Daniel Gamelin ('90), University of Washington
Sept 29Fuels by Capturing the Sun; Photocatlaytic Hydrogen Peroxide and Hydrogen Gas Production
Dr. Theresa McCormick, Portland State University
Oct 6What I Did Last Summer: Students Present Summer Research
Dakoda Bradley, Thanh Chu, Anna Miller, Joshua Tsang, Reed College
Oct 27Ice Science in a Changing Climate
Dr. Steven Neshyba ('81), University of Puget Sound
Nov 3Science Stories: A Career in Science Journalism
Dr. Jessica Marshall, Chemical & Engineering News
Nov 103D Host-Pathogen DNA Interactions
Dr. JJ Miranda ('01), Gladstone Institute, UCSF
Nov 17Pulling Proteins on a Computer
Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez, Johns Hopkins University
Sponsor: American Chemical Society
Dec 1Mechanisms of Bacterial Zinc Homeostasis
Dr. Erik Yukl, New Mexico State University


4:15 in Biology B-19 (unless otherwise noted).
Directions to Reed.

Jan 26"Broad Recognition of Group A Streptococcus M Protein by Human C4b-binding Protein"
Cosmo Buffalo ('05), University of California, Berkeley
Jan 30"Understanding the Key Step of Biological Methanol Production by Advanced X-ray Spectroscopy"
Dr. George Cutsail, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion
Feb 2"Not Just Scale-up: Problem Solving in Process Chemistry"
Dr. Jim Tung, Lacamas Laboratories, American Chemical Society
Feb 9"Junior Meeting: What You Need to Know about Summer Research Jobs & the Junior Qual"
Feb 16"From Thinking Small to Acting Big: One Reedie's Atypical Career Path in an Era of Climate Change and Trumped-Up Politics"
Jeremy Waen ('06), MCE Clean Energy
Feb 23"CusF: a Model for Methionine and Histidine Rich Copper Metalloprotein Binding Sites"
Katherine Alwan, Oregon Health and Science University
Mar 2"RNA goes Platinum: Clicking the Targets of Anticancer Compounds"
Dr. Victoria J. DeRose, University of Oregon
Mar 9Mechanistic and Electronic Structural Insights into the Metallobiochemistry of Nitrification
Dr. Kyle Lancaster, Cornell University
Mar 23Student Presentations
Mar 30Student Presentations
Apr 6Student Presentations
Apr 13Student Presentations
Apr 20Student Presentations
Apr 27Student Presentations