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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. in Hahn Hall North 140.

Upcoming Seminars

September 2

Dominik Konkolewicz

Miami University

"Responsive and Dynamic Networks by Macromolecular Chemistry"

Host: Adrian Figg

September 9

Dean Harman

University of Virginia

"Tungsten Dearomatization Agents for Organic Synthesis"

Host: Gordon Yee

September 23

David Kingston

Virginia Tech

"My 60-year love affair with natural products"

Host:  Amanda Morris

September 30

Mingjiang Zhong

Yale University

Diversifying Polymer Properties through Precision
Microstructure Engineering

Host: Greg Liu

October 14

Ben Liu

University of Texas at Austin

"Exploring the Diversity of Unusual Sugar Biosynthesis"

Host: Andrew Lowell

October 21

Barry O'Keefe

National Cancer Institute

"Natural Product Drug Discovery at the National Cancer Institute: New Approaches, New Targets, New Compounds"

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

"Pushing the Limits of Neurochemical Detection"

Host: Amanda Morris

November 18

Lyudmila Slipchenko

Purdue University

Title TBA

Host: Valerie Welborn

December 2

Mitch Smith

Michigan State University

Title TBA

Host: Webster Santos

Previous Seminars