Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

MSC03 2060
300 Terrace St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Clark Hall

Phone: 505-277-6655

Archived Seminars

August 30, 2019

Dust, Health and Climate: Roles of Surface Chemistry and Heterogeneous Processes in Environmental Processes

Dr. Gayan Rubasinghege - New Mexico Tech University, Socorro, NM

July 23, 2019

Quantum state resolved dynamics of gas-surface reactions based on high dimensional potential energy surfaces

Dr. Bin Jiang from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei

May 3, 2019

Total Synthesis, Absolute Stereochemistry, and Bioactivity of Cystargolides and Hortonones

Dr. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto - Associate Professor of Chemistry at New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

April 26, 2019

Disarming The Virulence Arsenal of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa by Blocking Two-Component System Signaling

Dr. Erin E. Carlson - Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota

April 19, 2019

Probing Ultrafast Chemical Dynamics Inspired by the Rhythms of Fireflies

11th Annual Kahn Lecture Presents: Dr. Greg Scholes - William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

April 12, 2019

Actinium-225 in the Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

Dr. Benjamin Stein - Los Alamos National Laboratory - Inorganic, Isotope, and Actinide Chemistry Group (C-IIAC), Los Alamos, NM

April 5, 2019

Finding the Vibrations That Matter: Defining the Electron Transfer Coordinate in High-Dimensional Systems

Dr. Eric R. Bittner, FRSC from the University of Houston, Houston, TX

March 29, 2019

Nonlinear Optics and the Interplay Between Electronic Structure and Vibrations at Interfaces

Professor Luis Velarde, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

March 22, 2019

Reveal Mechanisms of Molecular Motors’ Motilities and Viral Capsids Assembly Using Multi-Scale Approach

Dr. Lin Li from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

March 8, 2019

Ultrafast Studies of Single Plasmonic Nanostructures

Professor Gregory Hartland of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

February 15, 2019

Development of Reverse Saturable Absorber (RSA) Materials at the Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Ryan O'Donnell - US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD

February 8, 2019

Polymer/Inorganic Hybrid Materials: From Synthetic Chemistry to Catalysis

Dr. Jie He from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

January 24, 2019

Colloquium: 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions: The Perpetually Novel Pericyclic Reaction

Dr. Brian Gold - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

January 22, 2019

Transition Metal Catalysis Enabled Novel Organic Transformations

Dr. Tao Liang - Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

January 17, 2019

Colloquium: Mechanism-Driven Design of Catalytic Carbofunctionalization Reactions

Dr. Christine Le - University of California, Berkeley

January 10, 2019

Colloquium: Curiosity Driven New Reactivity Discovery -- In Clark Room 101

Dr. Xiaodong Michael Shi - Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida

December 7, 2018

Single Electron Processes Enabling Organic Synthesis

Dr. Gary A. Molander, Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

November 30, 2018

Heterostructured Optical Nanomaterials From the Inside Out

Dr. Jennifer Ann Hollingsworth from the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and Materials Physics & Applications Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

November 16, 2018

Exploring Magnetic Bistability in Molecular Materials: Spin Crossover, Light-Induced Radical Trapping, and Plastic Phases

Professor Michael Shatruk of Florida State University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

November 9, 2018

Spectroscopy in Inhomogeneous Electric Fields

Dr. Lasse Jensen, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Penn State University

November 2, 2018


Dr. Jeffrey Pyun, Professor, Organic Chemistry Department at the University of Arizona

October 26, 2018

Conjugated Polymers in Redox Active Devices: Electrochromism and Charge Storage as Case Studies

Dr. John R. Reynolds, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech University

October 19, 2018

Beyond Watson & Crick: Roles for Alternative Bases and Folds in the Genome

SCHAEFER LECTURE: Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows, Distinguished Professor and Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah

October 5, 2018

Non-Canonical Heme Oxygenases: A New Chapter of Heme–Oxygen Chemistry

Dr. Matt Liptak, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont

September 28, 2018


Dr. Menake Piyasena, Assistant Professor of Chemistry from the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

September 21, 2018

Tuning Reaction Kinetics and Thermodynamics to Control the Magnetic Properties of Nanoparticles

Dr. Dale L Huber Sandia National Laboratories - Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

September 7, 2018

New Vistas in the Asymmetric Construction of C-C Bonds: Total Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Agents

Dr. P. Andrew Evans, Professor and Alfred R. Bader Chair of Organic Chemistry of Queen's University, Kingston, ON

August 31, 2018

What is All the Fuss About Single Atom Catalysis?

Dr. Abhaya Datye of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Center for Micro-Engineered Materials at UNM

August 24, 2018

New Alkene Difunctionalization Reactions for Organic Synthesis

Dr. John Wolfe

July 17, 2018

Ultrafast X-Ray Scattering: Chemical Dynamics and Beyond - This is Room 166, Clark Hall

Dr. Adam Kirrander - School of Chemistry, University of Edinburg

May 4, 2018

Metastable Metal Complexes Supported by Guanidinate Ligands

Dr. Skye Fortier of University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

April 27, 2018

Complex Formation, Emergent States and Electronic Energy Transfer between Oppositely Charged Conjugated Polyelectrolytes

Dr. Alexander L. Ayzner of University of California Santa Cruz

April 20, 2018

CANCELED: Fragment Coupling and Constructing Quaternary-Carbon Stereocenters Using Carbon Radicals

Dr.Larry Overman of Department of Chemistry University of California, Irvine

April 13, 2018

Developing Controlled Polymerization Techniques to Synthesize Conjugated Polymers and Polyelectrolytes

Dr. Kevin Noonan of Carnegie Mellon University

April 6, 2018

Spying on Cellular Communication with Chemical Tools and Noninvasive Imaging

Dr. Jennifer A. Prescher of the University of California, Irvine

March 30, 2018

Understanding the Many Hues of RNSE P, an Ancient Enzyme Involved in tRNA Biogenesis

Dr. Venkat Gopalan of Ohio State University

March 23, 2018

Tailoring Biomolecular Interactions of Core-shell Nanoparticles and their Potential Application to Magnetoresponsive Drug Delivery Vehicles

Dr. Erik Reimhult from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

March 9, 2018

New Chemically Driven Strategies for Understanding and Controlling Epigenetic Processes in Mammalian Cells

Dr. Nate Hathaway from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

March 5, 2018

Computational Methods to Predict the Structure and Dynamics of Proteins and Their Complexes

Dr. Yi He from Department of Bioengineering, University of California Merced

March 2, 2018

The Spectrum of Niemann-Pick C1 Gene Metabolic Disorders

Dr. William Sherman Garver from Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UNM Health Sciences Center

February 15, 2018

Putting Synthetic in Biosynthetic Chemistry: Increasing the Diversity of Natural Product Space with Engineered Systems

Dr. Mark Walker from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 9, 2018

Innovative Strategies for Nonconventional Water Splitting and Beyond

Dr. Yujie Sun from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Utah State University

February 7, 2018

Advanced Sequencing Technologies & Computational Genomics to investigate Biological Systems

Dr. Thiruvarangan Ramaraj from National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR)

February 5, 2018

Signaling across the plasma membrane and into cells via GPCRs and Ras

Dr. Chris Neale - Center for Nonlinear Studies Los Alamos National Laboratory

February 2, 2018

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Self- Assembly for Metasurfaces and Beyond

Dr. Andrea R. Tao - UC San Diego

January 26, 2018

Targeting NRF2 for Disease Prevention and Intervention

Dr. Donna Zhang of the University of Arizona

December 8, 2017

The convergence of nanooptics and surface chemistry

Dr. Terefe Habteyes, UNM

December 1, 2017

Proximity-Enabled Chemical Biology for Cell Engineering and MicroRNA Regulation

Dr. Fu-sen Liang, UNM

November 17, 2017

Cross Coupling as a Platform for Olefin Dicarbofunctionalization

Dr. Ramesh Giri, UNM

November 10, 2017

Harnessing Chemistry to Understand the Sweeter Side of Cell Signaling

Dr. Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

November 3, 2017


Dr. Mathew Sigman, University of Utah

October 27, 2017

Molecular Imaging with Synthetic Glycans

Dr. Lina Cui, Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology University of New Mexico

October 20, 2017

The 10th Annual Riley O. Schaeffer: Assembly and Disassembly of Layered Materials

Dr. Tom Mallouk, Penn State

October 6, 2017

Effect of aggregation on electronic couping and spin conversion in conjugated organic semicondutors

Dr. John Grey, UNM

September 29, 2017

Mass Spec Meets FTIR: The Genesis of Cryogenic Ion Vibrational Spectroscopy (CIVP)

Dr. Mark Johnson, Yale University

September 22, 2017

Plasmon-assisted Artificial Photosynthesis

Dr. Martin Moskovits

September 15, 2017

Harnessing photochemistry and photophysics of metal complexes for responsive metallosupramolecular materials

Dr. Alexis Ostrowski, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University

September 8, 2017

Total Synthesis via Tandem Catalysis

Dr. Mingji Dai, Purdue University

April 28, 2017

Development of Novel Theranostics for Protein Misfolding Diseases

Eva Y. Chi

April 21, 2017

Radical frontiers in catalysis

Theodore Betley

April 14, 2017

From Precision and Catalytic Polymer Syntheses to Supramolecular Stereocomplexes, Degradable Plastics and Recyclable Polymers

Eugene Chen

March 24, 2017

Novel Chemical Tools for Reactive Sulfur Species

Ming Xian

March 3, 2017

Discovering Chemistry with Advanced Computing and Machine Learning

Todd J. Martinez

February 24, 2017

Photoresponsive Layer-by-layer Films

Samuel W. Thomas

February 17, 2017

Searching for Simple! From Ultrafast Photoelectron Emission Studies of Plasmonic Nanstructures to Thermodynamics/Kinetics of RNA Folding at the Single Molecule Level

David J. Nesbitt

February 3, 2017

Unexplored Opportunities in the Human Druggable Genome

Tudor Oprea

January 27, 2017

New Isomorphic and Isofunctional Fluorescent Nucleosides

Yitzhak Tor

January 20, 2017

Developing a chemoenzymatic approach to prepare carbohydrate-based medicines

Jian Liu

November 11, 2016

Silicon-Based Cross-Coupling Reactions: Methodology, Total Synthesis And Mechanistic Studies

Scott Denmark

November 4, 2016

Prodrug Approaches to Target Tumor Acidosis and Counter Drug Resistance in Cancer Chemotherapy

Ming An

October 28, 2016

Isomorphic Fluorescent Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides

Zhenqiang Wang

October 21, 2016

Changing the Drug Discovery Perspective

Eli Chapman

October 7, 2016

Toward the Computational Design or Iron-Based Chromophores

Elena Jakubikova

September 30, 2016

Billion-fold Enhancement of Reaction Rates, Using the Photothermal Effect of Nanoparticles

Benjamin Lear

September 23, 2016

Squeezing Light into Small Spaces

Teri Odom

September 16, 2016

Dynamic and Structural Characteristics of Heterogeneous Catalysts at the Atomic Scale

Phil Christopher

September 9, 2016

Progress and challenges in Polymer OPV solar cells.

Luping Yu

September 2, 2016

Cyclodextrin-Based Polyvalent Systems: From Design to Applications

Dr. Chang-Chun Ling

August 26, 2016

Novel Direct Arylation and Amination Reactions: Rapid Synthesis of Functionalized Biaryls, Arylamines and Heterocycles

Laszlo Kurti

May 6, 2016

Seeing is Believing: Some Coordination Chemistry of Molecular Imaging Probes

Thomas J Meade

April 29, 2016

Unified Strategy for theTotal Synthesis of Welwitindolinone Alkaloids

Viresh Rawal

April 22, 2016


Sheng Ding

April 15, 2016

Dynamics and Reactivity of Complex Interfacial Systems

Steven J Sibener

April 8, 2016

Evolution of The Ynamide Chemistry.

RIchard Hsung

April 1, 2016

Transitioning Organic Synthesis from Organic Solvents to Water: Following Nature's Lead

Bruce Lipshutz

March 11, 2016

Biocompatible reactions and activatable probes for in vivo imaging of activity of enzymes

Jianghong Rao

March 4, 2016

Functional dendrimers, conjugated polymers and organic-inorganic hybrids

Zhongua Peng

February 26, 2016

Molecular Probes for Redox Signaling and Oxidative Stress

Huiwang Ai

February 19, 2016

Using Sharp Tips to Control Optical Properties of Single Emitters

Jordan Gerton

February 12, 2016

Structure, Dynamics, and Disorder in Excited States of Photoresponsive Conjugated Materials

Art Bragg

February 5, 2016

Challenges and Progress in Antigene Development

Danith Ly

January 29, 2016

Attosecond Dynamics: From Molecules to Semiconductor Solids

Milton Kahn Annual Lecturship: Steve Leone

January 22, 2016

Cross-Electrophile Coupling: Principles and New Reactions

Professor Daniel Weix

December 4, 2015

Extracting Electrons out of Colloidal Quantum Dots: Challenges and New Perspectives

Rumi Beaulac

November 20, 2015

Virtues of being single: a molecule and its golden nantenna

Vartkess Apkarian

November 13, 2015

New Ways to Discover, Investigate, and Detect Bacterial Natural Products and their Biosynthetic Pathways

Charles Melancon

November 6, 2015

Adventures in Oxidative Bond Forming Reactions: Development and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis

Marisa Kozlowski

October 30, 2015

Covalency Trends in Antinides

Stosh Kozimor

October 23, 2015

Finding the Way to Solar Fuels

Professor Thomas Meyer

October 16, 2015

Synthesis and Application of Functional Polymers with Highly Branched Nanostructures

Haifeng Gao

October 2, 2015

Artificial Photosynthesis.

Richard Watt

September 25, 2015


Matthew Disney

September 18, 2015

Strong Interaction of SPP Field with Low-Dimensional Electron Gas and Hot Electron Transport

He Huang

September 11, 2015

Molecular design of ex vivo protein interactomes

Vikas Nanda

September 4, 2015

Atomistic Mechanisms for Gas Phase X- +CH3Y -----> XCH3 + Y- SN2 Reactions. Dynamics With and Without X- Solvation

William Hase

August 28, 2015

Chemical Tools for Investigating Biological H2S

Professor Mike Pluth

August 21, 2015

Block Copolymer Self Assembly for Device Manufacturing

Christopher Ellison

May 1, 2015

Surface Engineering of Gold Nanocrystals

Catherine Murpy

March 27, 2015

Hot Spot-Based Design of Small-Molecule Inhibitors for B-Catenin/T-Cell Factor and B-Catenin/B-Cell Lymphoma 9 Interactions

Haitao Ji

March 20, 2015

Chemical Reporters for Exploring Protein Modifications

Howard Hang

February 27, 2015

Nitrogen Fixation using Low-Coordinate Iron Complexes

Patrick Holland

February 20, 2015

Functionalization Based on Common Functional Groups

Guangbin Dong

February 13, 2015

Base Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis: The Interplay of Applications and Electronic Structure

Paul Chirik

February 6, 2015

The Taumycin A Macrocycle: Asymmetric Total Synthesis and Revision of Relative Stereochemistry

William Maio

January 30, 2015

Using Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy to Unravel Fundamental Properties of One-and-Two-Dimensional Nanostructures

Rohit Prasankumar

January 23, 2015

Chemical Dynamics Simulations of Atomic-Level Mechanisms for Organic and Bioorganic Reactions. Comparison with Experiment

William Hase

January 16, 2015

Toward total synthesis of cell functions: Deconstructing and constructing chemotaxis and phagocytosis

Takanari Inoue

December 12, 2014

Super-Resolution Near-Field Microscopy and Spectroscopy: Development and Application

Terefe Habteyes

December 5, 2014

Title: Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings for Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation Abstract

Ramesh Giri

November 21, 2014

Chemical Approaches to Engineer Cell Signaling

Fu-sen Liang

November 14, 2014

Tuning Hsp70 Complexes with Small Molecules

Jason E. Gestwicki

November 7, 2014

Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of Saturated Nitrogen and Oxygen Heterocycles

Sherry Chemler

October 31, 2014

[FeFe]-H2ase Enzyme Active Site Biomimetics for Proton Reduction

Prof. Marcetta Y. Darensbourg

October 24, 2014

Rapid block-copolymer ordering using photo-thermal gradients

Kevin Yager

October 17, 2014

A General and Robust Strategy to Monodisperse Nanocrystals with Unprecedented Control Over Dimensions, Compositions and Architectures

Zhiqun Lin

October 3, 2014

Transformations of Alcohols Derived from Renewable Biomass over Solid Catalysts

Robert Davis

September 19, 2014

Bridging the Size Gap: Convergence of Plasmonics and Catalysis on the Same Noble Metal Nanoparticles

Hui Wang

September 19, 2014

Marine Molecule Makers

Eric Schmidt

September 12, 2014

Underemployed and Looking for Action: 
The Plight of Non-Bonding Electrons in Diradicals and Carbenes

Andrei Sanov

September 5, 2014

Nanomaterials under Stress: A New Opportunity for Tunable Structure and Property

Hangyou Fan

August 29, 2014

Teaching and old dog new tricks: Pushing the flowing afterglow to new frontiers in plasma chemistry kinetics

Nicholas S. Shuman

August 22, 2014

Use of the De Novo Synthesis in Natural Product Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

George A. O'Doherty

August 22, 2014

Teaching an old dog new tricks: Pushing the flowing afterglow to new frontiers in plasma chemistry kinetics

Nicholas S. Shuman

May 2, 2014

A few of my favorite rings: Catalysis inspired by macrocycles

Vy M. Dong

April 25, 2014

Some Ins and Outs of Nickel Trafficking

Mike Maroney

April 11, 2014

Intra- and inter-molecular approaches to encourage energy transport in organic electronic materials

John Tovar

April 4, 2014

Designing Enzyme-Like Catalysts: A rhodium(II) metallopeptide case study

Zachary Ball

March 21, 2014

Direct observation of ultrafast long-range charge separation at polymer-fullerene heterojunctions

Carlos Silva

March 7, 2014

From Molecules to Satellites: A Physical Chemistry Approach to Next- Generation Spacecraft Technology

Jamie Stearns

February 28, 2014

Automated Construction of ab initio Potential Energy Surfaces for Spectroscopy and Dynamics

Richard Dawes

November 22, 2013

Bioorthogonal Chemistry-A Reaction Toolbox for Protein Labeling In Vivo

Presented by Qing Lin

August 23, 2013

The Role of Pd(I) Dimers with Bridging Allyl Ligands in Cross- Coupling and Carbon Dioxide Activation.

Nilay Hizari

August 21, 2013


Christopher Ellison

May 1, 2013

Interaction Betweem Chemistry and Dynamics in the Southern Ocean Region: A possible positive climate feedback

Dr. Oliver Wingenter presents:

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May 1, 2013

"Bridging the Size Gap: Convergence of Plasmonics and Catalysis on the Same Noble Metal Nanoparticles

Hui Wang

May 1, 2013

Marine Molecule Makers

Eric Schmidt

May 1, 2013

Chemical Tools for Investigating Biological H2S

Mike Pluth

April 18, 2013

Exploration of the existing drug space for novel pharmacological activities

Jun Liu

March 14, 2013

Delocalization in Paramagnetic Organic Donor-Acceptor Molecules: Models for Electron Transfer/Transport and Novel Photophysics

Dave Shultz

February 15, 2013

Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics: Advances in Materials and Devices

Samson Jenekhe, University of Washington

February 1, 2013

Development of Transition Metal Catalysts for the Hydroarylation of Olefins

Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia

January 25, 2013

Behavior of structurally simple acid gases or bases in molecular, polymeric, and ionic solvents: reactivity, spectroscopic, and structural studies

Jason Clyburne