Seminars for Fall 2023 will be a combination of in person and virtual ( via zoom) presentations. Our seminars are open to the public.  For the zoom link, e-mail or call Professor O'Brien or Professor Stine whose contact info is on the department website

Normally Monday Chemistry Colloquium presentations are 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.

Fall 2023




Aug 21
Dr. Rachel Henken, UMSL Environmental Health and Safety,
"Unwanted Material, Other Wastes, & Selected Topics"

Aug 28  
Dr. Rachel Henken, UMSL Environmental Health and Safety,
"Safety & the Lab"

Sep 11  
Professor Rachel Segalman (University of California-Santa Barbara) The 24th Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture
“Charge-neutral polymer complexes as battery components”
Click here for the poster.
Sep 18

Prof. Marc A. Hillmyer  (University of Minnesota)
"Aliphatic polyester block polymers as sustainable plastics and elastomers"

Sep 25

Prof Xiaodan Gu (University of Southern Mississippi)
"Predictable design of soft electronic materials through backbone conformation control" (online seminar)

Oct 2

Prof. Song Hu (Washington University-St. Louis, School of Enginering)
"Light + Sound: Peering into Brain Function and Metabolism"


Oct 9

Professor Jay Ponder (Washington University-St. Louis, Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine)
"Accurate Ligand Binding Free Energies from Polarizable Force Field Simulations"


Oct 16

Dr. Arti Garg, (Chair of Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL) The Inaugural David L. Garin Science Policy Lecture
“Scientists Engaging Locally to Make A Difference”.  For further details see here.
Oct 23

Dr. Laura McCullough, Univ Wisconsin-Stout, Gender Bias in STEM: Issues and Actions (pre-recorded seminar)

Oct 30 TBA  Host
Nov 6
Victor Outlaw (University of Missouri - Columbia, Department of Chemistry), title TBA
Nov 13
 Jeff Rack (University of New Mexico, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology), POSTPONED TO SPRING

Nov 20
Thanksgiving week, no seminar

Nov 27
Prof. Shelley D. Minteer (University of Utah)
"Bioelectrocatalysis for Electrosynthesis."

Dec 4

Debanjana Ghosh, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
"Quantitative chemosensing to photophysical modulation of triazole molecules in organized self-assemblies"


 An archive of previous department colloquia is given here