UniCat colloquia, 2011

(Chronological Order)

2011-11-30 Prof. Rudolf K. Thauer,MPI for terrestrial Mikrobiology, Marburg, Germany: The Structure of the Nickel Enzyme that Catalyzes the Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane announcement (PDF)

2011-11-25 Prof. Amos B. Smith III,Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA: Evolution of Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC): Construction of Architecturally Complex Natural and Unnatural Products announcement (PDF)

2011-11-16 Prof. Regina Palkovits,Nanostrukturierte Katalysatoren, Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften, RWTH Aachen, Germany: From Catalyst to Process Development - Efficient Utilization of Renewable and Fossil Resources announcement (PDF)

2011-11-09 Prof. Peter Schwerdtfeger,Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, The New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University Auckland, New Zealand: Relativistic Effects in the Chemistry and Physics of Gold announcement (PDF)

2011-11-02 Prof. Jaeyoung Lee,Ertl center for Electrochemistry and Catalysis and School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea: Understanding Underlying Processes in Formic Acid Fuel Cells announcement (PDF)

2011-10-26 Prof. Thomas Wirth,Cardiff School of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Cardiff University, UK: Advanced Concepts for Catalysis in Synthesis and Flow Chemistry announcement (PDF)

2011-10-05 Dr. habil. Detlef Schröder,Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague: Mass Spectrometric Monitoring of Reactions in the Condensed Phase announcement (PDF)

2011-09-21 Prof. Richard Eisenberg,University of Rochester, The College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Rochester, NY, USA: The Reductive Side of Water Splitting and the Light Driven Generation of Hydrogen from Water: New Developments, Strategies and Results announcement (PDF)

2011-09-01 Prof. John H. Enemark,University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA: Changing SOX with a flash:  Chemistry of a vital molybdenum enzyme announcement (PDF)

2011-08-26 Prof. C. Russell Hille,Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, USA: CO Dehydrogenase from Oligotropha carboxidovorans announcement (PDF)

2011-08-24 Prof. Martha Grover,School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA: Microstructure design of inorganic materials using process systems engineering announcement (PDF)

2011-07-13 Prof. Nina Baur,School VI, Department of Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin: Interdisciplinarity and Innovation in a Cluster Organisation - UniCat from a sociological point of view announcement (PDF)

2011-07-06 Prof. Elena A. Baranova,Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering (LEE), Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada: Inducing Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis (EPOC) with Au and Pt Nanoparticles Interfaced with Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ) solid-electrolyte announcement (PDF)

2011-06-29 Prof. John F. Hartwig,Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA: Site-Selective Functionalization of Aliphatic and Aromatic C-H Bonds announcement (PDF)

2011-06-22 Prof. Hildgund Schrempf,Department of Biology and Chemistry, Universität Osnabrück, Germany: The Repertoire and Function of Catalytically Active Extracellular Proteins from Antibiotic-Producing Streptomycetes announcement (PDF)

2011-06-17 Prof. Cameron Jones,(Humboldt Research Award 2010) ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia: Molecular magnesium(I) compounds: "Bespoke" reducing agents for the synthetic chemist announcement (PDF)

2011-06-15 Prof. Josef Michl,Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, and Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic: Singlet Fission: An Obscure and Inefficient Process, or a Boon for Mankind? announcement (PDF)

2011-06-08 Prof. Paul Knochel,Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany: Preparation of Polyfunctional Organometallics and Stereoselective Cross-Couplings announcement (PDF)

2011-05-25 Prof. Pekka Pyykkö,University of Helsinki, Finland: Relativity and Chemistry: From the Yellow Colour of Gold to the Lead-Acid Battery announcement (PDF)

2011-05-20 Prof. Miquel À Pericàs,Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)Tarragona, Spain: Asymmetric Catalysis with Supported Systems: Towards the Development of Continuous Flow Processes announcement (PDF)

2011-05-11 Prof. Claudia Steinem,Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Germany: Nanoporous Substrates: A Platform to Generate Artificial Membrane Systems announcement (PDF)

2011-04-13 Prof. Svetlana Santer,Experimental Physics, University of Potsdam, Germany: Polymer Films with Optically Controlled Form and Actuation on a Nanometer Scale announcement (PDF)

2011-03-16 Prof. Larry Que Jr.,Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA: Bio-inspired Hydrocarbon Oxidations by Nonheme Iron Catalysts announcement (PDF)

2011-03-11 Prof. Stephen P. Cramer,University of California, Davis, California, USA: NRVS - Vibrational Spectroscopy with Nuclear Resonances and Synchrotron Radiation: A Tutorial with Applications to Hydrogenase and Nitrogenase announcement (PDF)

2011-02-02 Prof. Georg Süss-Fink,Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Organometallic Chemistry under Water: From Serendipity to Catalysis and Drug Design announcement (PDF)

2011-02-01 Dr. Sheila Sadeghi,University of Turin, Italy: The Hamlet Question of Redox Enzymes: To be or not to be active on an Electrode announcement (PDF)

2011-01-26 Dr. Christophe Copéret,CNRS, ESCPE Lyon, France: Controlled functionnalisation of surfaces for the preparation of supported single-site and "nano"-catalysts announcement (PDF)

2011-01-24 Prof. Gregory C. Fu,Boston, USA: Palladium- and Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of Alkyl Electrophiles announcement (PDF)

2011-01-12 Prof. Joseph Wachtveitl,Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.: Conformational dynamics of photoswitchable peptides - Primary reactions of microbial rhodopsins announcement (PDF)