Seminars & Events

<< March 2017 >>

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Novel Methods for Classical Polarizable Molecular Dynamics Simulations/Molecular Simulations of Amyloid-β Peptide

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Alex Albaugh, Ph.D. student in the Head-Gordon Group; Sukanya Sasmal, Ph.D. student in the Head-Gordon Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar: Molecular Magnetism in Transition Metal Clusters with Direct Metal-Metal Interactions

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Khetpakorn Chakawaret, Graduate Student for Professor Jeff Long, alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Encapsulation and Delivery of Cas9 for Gene Editing

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Marco Lobba, Graduate Student for Professor Matthew Francis, mbfgrp.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar: Selective Chlorination and Bromination of Unactivated sp3 C–H Bonds

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Zachary Herrera, Graduate Student for Professor John Hartwig, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/jfhgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference: Number-Counting Jastrow Factors in Real Space

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Brett Van der Goetz, Graduate Student for Professor Eric Neuscamman, chemistry.berkeley.edu/faculty/chem/neuscamman; Ms.; Mr.

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference: Programmable Janus Building Blocks for Low Symmetry Assemblies

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. HYUN DONG HA, Graduate Student for Professor Paul Alivisatos, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/pagrp/; Ms.; Mr.

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Strong Electron-Phonon Coupling and Ab Initio Theory of Heat Transport

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Matthias Scheffler, Theory Department of the Fritz Haber Institute

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Different industrial products require materials with very low thermal conductivity, e.g. thermal-barrier coatings in turbines or thermoelectric materials, or high thermal conductivity, e.g. semiconductor technology and heterogeneous catalysis. However, an ab initio theory that can describe materials belonging to the whole range of such thermal conductivities was lacking so far. Recently we...   More >

Micron Technology Info-session

Information Session | March 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Micron at the forefront of technology's next evolution. Micron Technology is a world leader in memory and semiconductor technology offering the industry's broadest portfolio of silicon-to-semiconductor solutions.

We're hiring in the following majors: EE, CS, Chemical, Physics, IEOR, Materials Science, and Mechanical.

Refreshments will be provided as well as a raffle for a Crucial SSD.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Surface Plasmon Near-Field for Improved Optoelectronics and Photochemistry: Nano Seminar Series

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

 Prof. Terefe G Habteyes, Univ. of New Mexico, Chemistry/Chemical Biology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recent advances show that the near-field properties of localized surface plasmon resonances can be utilized to drive important photochemical reactions at low incident photon flux at room temperature as well as improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Central to these applications is a localized surface plasmon near-field that increases light matter-interaction dramatically.

I will...   More >

Statistical Mechanics Seminar

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | March 3 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Mr. Grant Rotskoff, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, March 4, 2017

GLOBE in the Science Classroom

Workshop | March 4 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  Chabot Space and Science Center

 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA

 Tracy Ostrom, CCASN

 Professional Development for Educators

This event will be be held at Chabot Space and Science Center at their FEAST (Fun Exchange of Activities for Science Teachers). The 2.5 hour workshop if free.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Revisiting the spliceosome

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Hiten Madhani, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

William G. Dauben Lecture: A Polymer Chemistry of Graphenes and Graphene Nanoribbons

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Klaus Mullen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz

 College of Chemistry

Carbon materials are of immense practical importance, but are often known as structurally ill-defined “black stuff” such as soot. Graphenes and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), their geometrically restricted cutouts, are new additions to the carbon family which are widely praised as multifunctional wonder materials and rich playgrounds for physicists. Indeed, graphenes hold enormous promise as...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium: Understanding Hydration, One Water Molecule at a Time

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Francesco Paesani, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Two of the most challenging problems at the intersection of electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics simulations are the accurate representation of intermolecular interactions and the development of reduced-scaling algorithms applicable to large systems. To some extent, these two problems are antithetical, since the accurate calculation of non-covalent interactions typically requires...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!

Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Illumina

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Thinking about your career?

We're hiring! Calling all engineers who desire to help develop life changing technologies - we want to meet you! Our team of software and process engineers are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We'll also share about full time and internship opportunities and our Illumina Accelerator. DINNER PROVIDED!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

View from the Top: Martin Anstice: Innovation-Driven Leadership Sustaining a High- Performance Organization

Lecture | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Research

 College of Engineering, College of Chemistry

Formation and Interpretation of Intercellular Signals

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Gregory Reeves, North Carolina State University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Henry Jiang, Graduate Student for Professor Jeff Long, alchemy.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Inside NIH

Workshop | March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NIH is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NIH works to their funding strategies.

Graduate Research Conference: Understanding Anomalous Isotope Effects in Ozone

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Arianna Kazez, Graduate Student for Professor Kristie Boering, chemistry.berkeley.edu/faculty/chem/boering

 Ms.; Mr.

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference: Hydrogen Storage in Porous Materials: A DFT Study

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. VECCHAM KRISHNA PRASAD, SRIMUKH PRASAD, Graduate Student for Professor Martin Head-Gordon, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/mhggrp/Head-Gordon_Home.html

 Ms.; Mr.

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Friday, March 10, 2017

Atom-by-Atom Characterization of Nanomaterials with Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

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

 Prof. Mary Scott, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Measuring 3D atomic coordinates in materials has been a driving force behind many scientific and technological advances. Techniques such as X-ray crystallography are powerful tools to measure average atomic positions, but cannot identify individual, atomic scale defects which can strongly influence a material’s behavior, particularly in the case of nanomaterials.

A single image from a high...   More >

Simulating thermal transport and dissipation: from 2D materials to hydrogen-bonded liquids

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Davide Donadio

 College of Chemistry

The analytical theory of heat dates back to the Fourier in the 1800s, but thermal transport in nanoscale and molecular systems still poses major fundamental challenges. For example the very nature of heat transport in low-dimensional systems is matter of intense debate, as it is even unclear whether in nanostructures transport is properly described by Fourier law.
In this talk I will address...   More >

Monday, March 13, 2017

Novel chemistry of Ubiquitination

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ivan Dikic, University of Frankfurt

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Organic Syntheses Seminar: Exploring New Methodologies to Enhance Synthetic Efficiency

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dawei Ma, State Key Laboratory of Bio-Organic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Discovery of new synthetic methodologies not only prompts diverse synthesis of natural and designed functional molecules, but also leads to more efficient synthesis (step-economical and cost-effective) of known compounds with important functions. In this lecture I will summarize our recent results on methodology development, which include preparation of spiro-fused indolines via intramolecular...   More >

The lifetime of atmospheric nitrogen oxides

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ronald Cohen, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Catalytic Consequences of Metal-Acid Site Proximity, Acid Strength, and Confinement on Bifunctional Transformations or Rearrangements of Alkanes/Towards Understanding the Collective Behavior of Suspensions in Channel Flow

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | March 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Gina Noh, Ph.D. student in the Iglesia Group; Kari Storslett, Ph.D. student in the Muller Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | March 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Monica Gonzalez, Graduate Student for Professor Evan Miller, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/millergrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | March 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Tyler Detomasi, Graduate Student with Professor Christopher Chang and Professor Michael Marletta, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/cjcgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | March 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Allison Roberts, Graduate Student for Professor Daniel Nomura, vcresearch.berkeley.edu/faculty/daniel-nomura

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr.

 Mr.

 Mr. Caleb Arata, Graduate Student for Professor Ronald Cohen, cohen.cchem.berkeley.edu/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Friday, March 17, 2017

Canceled-illness: Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance: Nano Seminar Series

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

 Prof. Jill E. Millstone, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Chemistry / ChemE / ME

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Metal-ligand chemistry is shown to be a pivotal tool in the control of multimetallic nanoparticle formation, structure, and emergent properties. Specifically, small molecule ligand chemistry is used to mediate the incorporation and distribution of metals in and on discrete, colloidal nanoparticle substrates, as well as modulate their emergent optoelectronic features once formed.

Here, we...   More >

Nonequilibrium relaxation in atomistic environments

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | March 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 William Pfalzgraff, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Mechanic Behavior of Architected Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

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

 Prof. Xun Wendy Gu, Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Many nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, metallic nanowires, and ceramic nanospheres) exhibit extraordinary strength, ductility and flaw tolerance. These nanoscale size effects can be transmitted to the bulk by arranging nanostructures in 3D hierarchical architectures with optimized structural topologies, but these nano-architected structures are challenging to construct using conventional...   More >

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ion Channels in the Tubulovesicles

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture: Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

The human brain is the most complex object known to man. It presents daunting challenges at all levels, from the anatomical, to the cellular, to the molecular. Our work seeks to provide a chemical-scale understanding of the molecules of memory, thought, and sensory perception; of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia. An area of particular interest has been the chemistry of nicotine...   More >

Structure and Dynamics of the Influenza M2 Protein and Plant Cell Walls Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mei Hong, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

High-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile method to determine, at atomic resolution, the structure, mobility, and intermolecular interactions of biomolecules in their native environments, thus giving rich insights into the mechanisms of action of biomolecules. I will present our studies of the influenza virus M2 protein and plant cell walls to illustrate this point....   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Role of Signaling Small Molecules in Clostridial ABE Fermentation/TBA

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicolaus Herman, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group; Alex Wang, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group and the Bell Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar: Graduate Research Conference | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Joonho Lee, Graduate Student for Professor Martin Head Gordon, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/mhggrp/Head-Gordon_Home.html

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Pitzer Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 

Tyler Takeshita, Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: Stochastic electronic structure methods

Friday, March 24, 2017

Microfluidic Technologies to Manufacture Soft Matter Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.

I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to “optically stamp” complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely...   More >

Estimating Probability weights of Deterministic many-body Systems in their Steady States

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | March 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Dr. Zdenek Preisler, LBNL

 College of Chemistry

Observations of phenomena like phase separation in non-equilibrium steady states, similar to those found in equilibrium systems motivates attempts to rigorously estimate the probability distribution of the underlying states.
Here, we numerically investigate the probability measures of deterministic i) equilibrium systems and ii) out-of-equilibrium systems in their steady states, for which the...   More >

Chemical Control of Spin in the Synthesis of Metal-Organic Magnets and Molecular Magnetic Resonance Probes

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | March 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. David Harris, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

This presentation will describe our efforts to employ coordination chemistry in controlling the magnetic properties of two classes of compounds: (1) metal-semiquinoid radical magnets and (2) responsive magnetic resonance (MR) probes. Part 1: Molecule-based metal-organic magnets offer several key advantages over their inorganic analogues, most notably chemical programmability and control. These...   More >

Grounds for Science - Energy and Atmosphere: Planning for a safe future

Presentation | March 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar, http://www.scarletcityroasting.com/espresso-bar/

 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Alexis Shusterman; Chris Keckler

 Science@Cal

Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Alexis Shusterman and Chris Keckler, exploring the chemistry of climate science and the physics of safe nuclear reactors.

Climate Modelling

Friday, March 31, 2017

CEND 9th Annual Symposium: Deconstructing TB: Insights from Fundamental Research

Conference/Symposium | March 31 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Megan Murray, Harvard University; Gilla Kiplan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Clifton E. Barry III, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases; Bavesh Kana, University of the Witwatersrand; Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco; Oren Rosenberg, University of California, San Francisco

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health...   More >