Seminars & Events

<< Week of August 20 >>

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

Meeting | August 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools

Workshop | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library; Lisa Ngo, Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library


This workshop is an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language. Document structure, templates, and commonly used syntax will be introduced and practiced during this hands-on workshop.


  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Anna Sackmann at 510-642-9478, or by emailing Anna Sackmann at

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nanoscale Design of Materials for the Capture and Storage of Renewable Energy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ted Sargent, Univ. of Toronto, ECE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Tremendous progress in the cost-effective conversion of solar and wind energy into electrical power brings about a new challenge: the massive (seasonal-scale) storage of energy.

We focus on using computational materials science, spectroscopies including ultrafast and synchrotron, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution.

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Tetrahedral Transition Metal Chalcogenides as Functional Inorganic Materials

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Efrain Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have resurfaced as functional inorganic materials for their diverse applications including transistor-type devices, sensors, and hydrogen evolution catalysis. We present a more recent category of layered materials we term tetrahedral transition metal chalcogenides (TTMCs) that display different functional behavior from TMDs. These layered TTMCs are built of...   More >

Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley


Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two chemists.

Whiskey profiles and capturing CO2