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Highlands in Chemistry

The Highlands in Chemistry seminar series is a weekly event hosted by the Department of Chemistry designed to share research ideas within the chemistry community and beyond. The series was started in 1966 by Alan Clifford, who was appointed chemistry department head the same year. Speakers from all over the world involved in academia, industry, and government come to share their research with colleagues and students.

Highlands seminars take place on Fridays throughout the semester at 2:30 p.m. This semester, Highlands seminars will take place in-person unless otherwise noted. In-person seminars will be held in Hahn Hall North 140. Virtual seminars will be held over Zoom. To attend virtual seminars, please contact Corrin Lundquist ( for the link up to a week in advance.

Upcoming Seminars

September 2

Dominik Konkolewicz

Miami University

Title TBA

Host: Adrian Figg

September 9

Dean Harman

University of Virginia

Title TBA

Host: Gordon Yee

September 23

David Kingston

Virginia Tech

"My 60-year love affair with natural products"

Host: Paul Carlier and Amanda Morris

October 7

Libai Huang

Purdue University

Title TBA

Host: Lina Quan

October 14

Ben Liu

University of Texas at Austin

Title TBA

Host: Andrew Lowell

October 21

Barry O'Keefe

National Cancer Institute

Title TBA

Host: Emily Mevers

October 28

Neil Tomson

University of Pennsylvania

Title TBA

Host: Diana Iovan

November 4

Robert Gilliard

University of Virginia

Title TBA

Host: Webster Santos

November 11

Ashley Ross

University of Cincinnati

Title TBA

Host: Amanda Morris

Past Seminars