The Monday Chemistry Colloquium presentations will be held on Mondays at 4:00 - 4:50 pm in Benton Hall (BH) 103. Seminars are  attended by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all divisions, as well as undergraduate chemistry majors typically in their final semester.

Spring 2020




Jan 27

Jeff Evers (UMSL Environmental Health and Safety), "Waste is a terrible Thing to Mind"


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 Rachel Henken (UMSL Environmental Health and Safety) "No Safety, Know Pain".


Feb 10

 Jim Grant (retired from Industry & Government; an UMSL Chemistry MS 1981 graduate and a Pierre Laclede Society member); "Careers in Chemistry:Have you considered Environmental, Health and Safety Fields?"


Feb 17

Dr. Kevin Tucker (Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), "Research at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water"


Feb 24

Dr. Julio M. D’Arcy (Department of Chemistry, Washington University), "Conjugated Polymers for Nanoscience and Energy Storage". O'Brien

Mar 2

Dr. Robert E. Paton (Colorado State University), "Computer Assisted Synthesis - New Tools to Guide Reaction Optimization and Discovery"


Mar 9

Dr. David W. MacMillan (Department of Chemistry, Princeton University), "New Photoredox Reactions of Value to Chemists and Biologists" CANCELLED BY SPEAKER


Mar 16

Dr. Harshita Kumari (James Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Ohio). "Investigating self-assembly in solution."


Mar 23

Spring Break & ACS Spring National Meeting, Philadelphia

Mar 30

Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine)
"Viral-immume evasion mechanisls".


Apr 6

Dr. Joseph B. Lambert (Trinity University, TX), "Analyzing Culture by NMR Spectroscopy: Amber, the Organic Gemstone"


Apr 13


Apr 20

23rd Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture: Dr. Omar M. Yaghi (James and Neeltje Tretter Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at the University of California-Berkeley). "Harvesting Water from Desert Air"


Apr  27

Dr. Shin Moteki (Chemistry & Biochemistry, UM-Kansas City), "Chirality Directed Self-Assembly of Dual Catalytic Janus Dendrimers and Application Toward Orthogonal Tandem Catalysis"


May 4

33rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Keath (Associate Professor of Medicine, Research Development Program Director in the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, Washington University School of Medicine; UMSL BA 1978). "When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It (Reflections of an UMSL Chemistry Graduate)