CAR Seminar Series: Bharat Hegde @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Bharat Hegde

Title: Look ahead control strategies for urban and line haul applications

Organic/Inorganic Seminar Series – Dr. Joshua Pierce @ 2015 McPherson Lab
Nov 8 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Speaker: Dr. Joshua Pierce

Affiliation: North Carolina State University

Title: TBA

Host: Dr. Nagib

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Bethany Buck-Koehntop @ 111 Parks Hall
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: TBA

Affiliation: University of Utah

Hosted by: Dr. Musier-Forsyth

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Jane Jackman @ 111 Parks Hall
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: TBA

Affiliation: The Ohio State University

CBE Seminar: Alexander Katz @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Alexander Katz, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Affiliation: University of California-Berkeley

Details to come

2017 Russ Pitzer Lecture – J. Andrew McCammon @ 100 Stillman Hall
Nov 13 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Lecturer: J. Andrew McCammon, University of California, San Diego

Title: Thermodynamics of Molecular Recognition

Light reception to follow in CBEC lobby


J. Andrew McCammon is the Joseph E. Mayer Chair Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at UCSD.   He received his B.A. from Pomona College, and his Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University, where he worked with John Deutch (of MIT).  In 1976-78, he developed the computer simulation approach to protein dynamics in Martin Karplus’s lab at Harvard.  He joined the University of Houston as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1978, and became the M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Chemistry in 1981. He moved to UCSD in 1995.  Professor McCammon has invented theoretical methods for accurately predicting and interpreting molecular recognition, rates of reactions, and other properties of chemical systems.  In addition to their fundamental interest, these methods play a growing role in the design of new drugs and other materials.  Professor McCammon is the author with Stephen Harvey of “Dynamics of Proteins and Nucleic Acids” (Cambridge University Press), and is the author or co-author of more than 800 publications in theoretical chemistry and biochemistry. More than 80 of his graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have secured tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at leading colleges and universities.  In the 1980’s, Professor McCammon guided the establishment of the computer-aided drug discovery program of Agouron Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer Global Research and Development, La Jolla Laboratories), and contributed to the development of the widely prescribed HIV-1 protease inhibitor, Viracept (nelfinavir).  The McCammon group’s studies of HIV-1 integrase flexibility contributed to the discovery of the first in a new class of antiviral drugs by Merck & Co., named Isentress (raltegravir) and approved by the US FDA in 2007. Professor McCammon received the first George Herbert Hitchings Award for Innovative Methods in Drug Design from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in 1987.  In 1995, he received the Smithsonian Institution’s Information Technology Leadership Award for Breakthrough Computational Science, sponsored by Cray Research.  He is the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s 2008 National Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research.  He received the Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry for 2016-17 and the Russell M. Pitzer Award in Theoretical Chemistry in 2017. Professor McCammon is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Biophysical Society.  He is a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.


Faculty Seminar – Dr. David Nagib @ 100 Stillman Hall
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Daivid Nagib

Title: Radical Chaperones

CAR Seminar Series: Polina Brodsky @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Marcello Canova

Speaker: Polina Brodsky

Title: Effects of overcharging and fast-charging on Li-ion cell performance and safety: preliminary investigation

Panel Discussion: 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program @ 4138 Physics Research Building
Nov 15 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

We are pleased to announce the 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP), which is open to The Ohio State University (OSU) materials community.  This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).  The result is a unified RFP with Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes, and with the goal of generating new directions that extend beyond the boundaries of existing research programs.

2018 Materials Research Seed Grant Program RFP


  • Letters of Intent: December 4th, 2017 at 5pm
  • Seed Grant Program Panel Discussion: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (4:15 – 5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
  • Proto-IRG and MTBG Team Mandatory Presentations: January 17, 24, 31, 2018
  • Proposals: March 19, 2018 at 5pm

More information on the seed program here.

BME Seminar Series: Dr. Rebecca Hiese @ 245 Bevis Hall
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Hiese, Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University

Title: Details coming soon