Alumni Seminar: Dr. Jessica Flynn @ 130 CBEC
Mar 5 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Flynn

Title: Probing α-synuclein amyloid formation by Raman microspectroscopy

Affiliation: National Institute of Health

Host: Dr. Karn

Analytical/Physical Seminar – Dr. Thomas Brunold @ 2004 Evans Laboratory
Mar 26 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Title: TBA

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Hosted by: Dr. Shafaat

Edward Mack, Jr. Lecture – Dr. Peidong Yang @ TBD
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

2017 Mack Lecture: Professor Peidong Yang


The Mack Lecture is organized by our student-run group, Chem TALKS. You can find more information on Chem TALKS and the Mack Lecture here.


Peidong Yang is a Chemistry professor, S. K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair Professor in Energy  at the University of California, Berkeley. He is known particularly for his work on semiconductor nanowires and their photonic and energy applications. He is one of the co-directors for the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute at Berkeley. Dr. Yang received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology in China in 1993. He then received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1997, and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Soon after, he began his Assistant Professorship at the University of California, Berkeley.


He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the 2014 Thomas Reuters Citation Laureate for Physics.


He is the recipient of MacArthur Fellowship, E. O. Lawrence Award, ACS Nanoscience Award, MRS Medal, Baekeland Medal, Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, MRS Young Investigator Award, Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, ACS Pure Chemistry Award, and Alan T. Waterman Award.


He cofounded three companies: Nanosys Inc, Alphabet Energy Inc; Infinity Innovation Inc.

Schedule: TBA

Analytical/Physical Seminar – Dr. Lars Konermann @ 2004 Evans Laboratory
Apr 23 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Title: TBA

Affiliation: University of Western Ontario

Hosted by: Dr. Badu