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).

2017-18 Schedule


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

Aug 31Senior Meeting
Chemistry Faculty
Sept 7"Atmospheric Particulate Matter Formation in Forests: New Tools to Explore Oxidation Mechanisms"
Dr. Juliane L. Fry, Reed College
Sept 14"What I Did Last Summer: Student Research Presentations"
Josh Tsang, Charis Roberts, Sophie Bender, Reed College
Sept 21Annual Thomas Dunne Lecture: "Fullerenes and Art"
Dr. Marilyn Olmstead ('65), UC Davis
Sept 28"Stimuli-Responsive Molecules: From Inorganic Complexes to Light-Reflecting Polymers"
Dr. Allegra Liberman-Martin, California Institute of Technology
Oct 5"Clean Energy from Dirty Water: Transforming Waste into Resources"
Rhiana Meade ('12), Cambrian Innovation
Oct 26"New Chemistry With Boron In And Out Of Pincers"
Dr. Oleg Ozerov, Texas A&M University
Nov 2"Nanohoops as a New Architecture in Molecular and Materials Design"
Dr. Ramesh Jasti, University of Oregon
Nov 9Center for Life Beyond Reed Workshop: Internship Opportunities, Resumes, Cover Letters, and Professional Etiquette
Center for Life Beyond Reed
Nov 16"The Discovery and Development of Reagents and Methods for Chemical Synthesis"
Dr. David Stuart, Portland State University
Nov 21Special Seminar: "Exploring the Synthesis and Applications of Graphene"
Dr. Richard Kaner, University of California, Los Angeles


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

Jan 25"Synthesis and Application of Bismuth and Iridium Nanoparticles for use in Radiation Medicine"
Anna Brown '05, Ph.D, Sun and Sahay Labs: OHSU/OSU College of Pharmacy
Feb 1Junior Seminar
Chemistry Faculty, Reed College
Feb 8“A Story from the History of Chemistry: Discovery of the Cannabinoids”
Robert Jensen, Ph.D, Reed College
Feb 15“Engineering Organic Solar Cells with Computation to Solve Climate Change”
Eric Jankowski, Ph.D, Boise State University
Feb 22"Transforming Commodity Plastics into Functional Materials Through C–H Functionalization"
Frank Leibfarth, Ph.D, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mar 1“Characterization of Students’ Navigation of Quantum Chemical Models: A Fragmented Conceptual Landscape”
Marc Muniz, Ph.D, Western Washington University
Mar 8Senior Research Presentations
Georgia Wong, Thanh Chu, and Josh Tsang, Reed College
Mar 22Senior Research Presentations
Mitra Shokat, Matthew Muller, and Thomas Hoang , Reed College
Mar 29Senior Research Presentations
Orion Cohen, Oliver Wass, and Anna Miller, Reed College
Apr 5"From Reed Class of '91 to Developing Pro-Fluorescent Assays at a Biotech Startup"
Mary Katherine Raymond Johansson '91
Apr 12Senior Research Presentations
Anton Zaystev, Mia Galbraith-Liss, and Dashiel Grusky, Reed College
Apr 19Senior Research Presentations
Katie Stellmach, Akanksha Majumdar, and Johnathan Sheiman, Reed College
Apr 26Senior Research Presentations
Sarah Brodesser, Hunter Wise, and Maggie Asher, Reed College