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Fall 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Afm Cinematography Dynamics of Protein-dna Complexes

Seminar | August 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall


Yuri L. Lyubchenko, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Prof. Carlos J Bustamante


In this talk, I overview our recent results on the study of dynamics of protein-DNA complexes made with the use of the time-lapse AFM. Three topics will be covered.
(1) Mechanisms of the search of specific sites by site-specific DNA binding proteins. Here the power in direct nanoscale imaging of transient states by high-speed AFM (HS AFM) will be illustrated. Specifically, with this technique...   More >

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Workshop | August 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.



Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Workshop | August 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building


Leah Carroll, PhD, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A New Role for Solids in Chemical Synthesis: Mechanochemical and Solvent-free Routes to Molecules and Materials

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Dr Tomislav Friscic, Department of Chemistry, McGill University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nanomaterials Design for Energy and Water

Seminar | September 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Yi Cui, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm



Macromolecular Machine Dynamics: an Electron Microscopy View

Seminar | September 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in date and location


Professor Andres Leschziner, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Department of Chemistry

Friday, September 5, 2014

Nanotechnology Platforms for Regulating Single Cell Signaling: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Young-wook Jun, UC San Francisco, Otolaryngology

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


During the process of development, our body system coordinates the differentiation, behavior, function, and fate of individual cells to construct beautifully organized tissue structures. Delicately balanced and well-choreographed control of individual cells at various levels of transcription, translation, and cell signaling are involved in this process.

Recent advances in molecular biology...   More >



Peptide-Based Methods for Assembling Nanoparticle Superstructures

Seminar | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Nathaniel Rosi, Deparment of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, September 8, 2014

Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | September 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor. We will cover how to identify potential faculty sponsors on campus as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To be or not to be in a Cavity:  the Hydrated Electron Dilemma

Seminar | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Benjamin J. Schwartz, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Workshop | September 10 | 4-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Haas Scholars Program

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Functional Polyphenolic Bio(nano)materials Inspired by Mussels, Tea, Wine, and Chocolate: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Phillip B. Messersmith, UC Berkeley, MSE and BioE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Polyphenols are found in both plant and animal tissues, where they serve a variety of functions including mechanical adhesion, structural support, pigmentation, radiation protection, and chemical defense.

In animals, polyphenols are found in the adhesive proteins secreted by sessile marine organisms. In mussels, the adhesive proteins are known to contain high levels of 3,4-dihydroxy-L-alanine...   More >



First Principles Modeling of Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices

Seminar | September 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall


Professor Angel Rubio, Theory Department, Max Planck Institute for the Structure & Dynamics of Matter

Department of Chemistry



Metal-Organic Framework Coated Nanoparticles: A New Way to Control Heterogeneous Catalysis

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Chia-Kuang (Frank) Tsung, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, September 15, 2014

Integrating Chemistry and Evolution to Illuminate and Program Biology

Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor David R. Liu, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm



Science Leadership and Management "SLAM": A Conversation on Hiring and Recruiting

Seminar | September 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Jailza Pauly, Management & Organizational Development Specialist, UC Berkeley

Professor Markus Pauly, Dept of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is the Simplest Chemical Reaction Really So Simple?

Seminar | September 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Richard Zare, Deparment of Chemistry, Stanford University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NCBI Discovery Workshops

Workshop | September 17 | 9-11:30 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 VLSB


Peter Cooper, NCBI, The National Center for Biotechnology Information

Library


There will be four 3 hour hands-on training sessions emphasizing NCBI resources. You may register for all or for selected session on the sign-up form.
Please visit the website for session information and the sign-up form.


Registration opens August 7. Register online, or by calling Susan Koskinen at 510-643-7662, or by emailing Susan Koskinen at skoskine@library.berkeley.edu.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NCBI Discovery Workshops

Workshop | September 18 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 VLSB


Peter Cooper, NCBI, The National Center for Biotechnology Information

Library


There will be four 3 hour hands-on training sessions emphasizing NCBI resources. You may register for all or for selected session on the sign-up form. Please visit the website for session information and the sign-up form.


Registration opens August 7. Register online, or by calling Susan Koskinen at 510-643-7662, or by emailing Susan Koskinen at skoskine@library.berkeley.edu.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Webinar: Cleaning The Grid With “Second Life” Electric Vehicle Batteries

Conference/Symposium | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. |  https://www.fuzemeeting.com/webinar/register/1028578


Ethan Elkind, Berkeley Law, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Law, Boalt School of


Repurposed electric vehicle batteries could provide a major new source of inexpensive energy storage, but only if policy makers and businesses invest in that opportunity now. Please join representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission and the Governor's Office as they discuss Berkeley Law's new report "Reuse and Repower: How to Save Money and Clean the Grid with Second-Life...   More >



Nanoscale Junctions for Water Splitting Photocatalysis: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Frank E. Osterloh, UC Davis, Dept. of Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Photochemical charge generation, separation, and transport at nanocrystal interfaces are central to photoelectrochemical water splitting, a pathway to hydrogen from solar energy.

Here we use surface photovoltage spectroscopy (SPS) to probe these processes in nanocrystal films of photoanode and photocathode materials, incl. WO3, NiO, C3N4, M:SrTiO3, HCa2Nb3O10, CdSe, p-Si, and BiVO4. Charge...   More >



Uncovering the Formation Mechanism and High-Performance Catalytic Property of Metallic Nanostructures

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Hong Yang, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | September 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



Structural and Dynamic Studies of Protein Assemblies by Solid State NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Christopher Jaroniec, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The Ohio State University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Paul Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, September 26, 2014

Charge State Dynamics of Semiconducting Nanosystems: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Stephen R. Leone, UC Berkeley, Chemistry & Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Semiconductor nanocrystals display intermittent fluorescence that contains information about trap states and charge neutralization processes. Using time-resolved counting methods, correlations are obtained that help resolve the mechanisms for the intermittency of emission and the role of trap states.

Table-top laser high order harmonic generation is used to generate femtosecond and attosecond...   More >

Monday, September 29, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Engineering Synergy: Energy and Mass Transport in Hybrid Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dr. Jeff Urban, LBNL, Molecular Foundry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The interface between hard and soft condensed matter presents new and compelling research opportunities in the transport of energy and mass due to the dramatic contrasts in bond strength, chemical interactions, and transport modalities between these constituents. Often, however, when inorganic and organic materials are blended into composites, performance suffers and new failure modes appear....   More >



Harnessing Metal-Metal Bonds for Small-Molecule Reactivity

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Connie Lu, Deparment of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Friday, October 10, 2014

A New Breed of Nanofiber Optic Force Transducers Based on Plasmon-dielectric Coupling Effects: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Donald J. Sirbuly, UC San Diego, NanoEngineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Monitoring molecular-level forces inside of a system is challenging with current technologies (such as atomic force microscopes (AFM) or optical/magnetic tweezers) due to their size and sophisticated feedback mechanisms. If breakthroughs could occur that allow one to routinely measure sub-piconewton forces inside cells or other biosystems this could have a tremendous impact on deciphering...   More >

Friday, October 17, 2014

Quantum Dots and Organic-Metal Halide Perovskites for Transformative Photovoltaics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Prashant V. Kamat, Univ. of Notre Dame, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Assembling semiconductor nanostructures on electrode surfaces in a controlled fashion is an attractive approach for designing next generation solar cells. In recent years, quantum dot solar cells (QDSC) and Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites have emerged as the potential contenders for making transformative changes.

By assembling different size CdSe quantum dots on mesoscopic TiO2 films...   More >

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry of Semiconductor Quantum Dots

Seminar | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Jonathan S. Owen, Deparment of Chemistry, Columbia University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

George C. Pimentel Lecture

Seminar | November 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Russell J. Hemley, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sub-Nano Clusters: Motors, Catalysts, and Simply Curious Entities

Seminar | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall


Professor Anastassia Alexandrova, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA & CNSI

Department of Chemistry


Coffee and Refreshments served at the "Coffee Lab" B38 Hildebrand - available @ 3:50pm