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Chemistry Guest Seminars

Inorganic Seminars 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, WEL 2.122  brian trewyn

Exploring Energy, Environmental, and Biological Challenges with Mesoporous Nanoparticle Technology

Brian Trewyn

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Colorado School of Mines

Research Group Web Page

Research areas in the Trewyn group include the synthesis of multifunctional high surface area, porous inorganic and organic materials, expanding the repertoire of characterization techniques of these materials, and application development for heterogeneous catalysis, drug delivery and controlled release, electrocatalysis, and environmental and energy challenges.

Publications (Google Scholar Citations)

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h-index:  35     Total Citations:  10,860 (Google Scholar Citations, Nov. 2017)

h-index:  27   Total Publications:  106   Total Citations:  8062  (Web of Science, Nov. 2017)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, WEL 2.122  larry que

The Amazing Nonheme High-Valent Iron-Oxo Reaction Landscape

Lawrence Que, Jr.

Professor of Chemistry

University of Minnesota

Research Group Web Page

Interactions between iron and dioxygen are ubiquitous in Nature. The Que lab focuses primarly on the unique challenges associated with dioxygen activation by nonheme iron in biological systems. The research effort in the Que lab combines biological methods and inorganic synthesis with a range of spectroscopic and kinetic techniques to investigate how iron can activate dioxygen to carry out metabolically important and chemically interesting reactions. The group is divided into three subgroups: high-valent iron-oxo, bioinspired catalysis, and nonheme iron oxygenases.


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h-index:  104   Total Publications:  702   Total Citations:  37,108

(Web of Science, October 2017)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm  NHB 1.720

Imaging biological ions in vivo using responsive MRI agents

A. Dean Sherry

Professor of Chemistry

UT Southwestern Medical Center / UT Dallas

Research Web Page

We are investigating the chemistry of a new class of lanthanide complexes that act as paramagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer (PARACEST) agents for MRI. Our primary interest is to develop agents that report specific tissue biological information such as pH, tissue oxygen levels, redox chemistry, enzyme activity, or metabolite concentrations. Projects vary widely from purely synthetic projects to high resolution NMR studies (hyperfine shifts, multi-dimensional NMR), thermodynamic and kinetic characterization of complexes, and imaging applications.

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h-index:  54   Total Publications:  277   Total Citations:  8892

(Web of Science, October 2017)

Publications:  Chemistry  Imaging  13C NMR


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