This is a list of previous seminar speakers at Heriot-Watt University Chemistry Department:

2013 6th February 2013 Prof. Michael Hill, University of Bath "Bond activation and catalysis with alkaline earths" 13th February 2013 Prof. Darren Dixon, University of Oxford "Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis and Complexity Building Raction Cascades in Library and Natural Product Synthesis" 20th February 2013 Prof. Paul Wright, University of St Andrews "Active site design in microporous adsorbents and catalysis" 27th February 2013 Prof. Matthew Rosseinsky FRS "New inorganic materials for energy" 6th March 2013 Prof Paul S Hughes and Dr Georgina Rosair "Celebration of 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry" 13th March 2013 Dr Lee Higham, University of Newcastle "Surprises in Primary Phosphine Chemistry and their Applications in Catalysis and Disease Imaging" 20th March 2013 Dr Andrew Goodwin, University of Oxford "Order, disorder, flexibility, function: local structure and dynamics of framework materials"
2012 25th January 2012 Prof. M. Gutowski, Dr G Rosair and Dr E Abraham “Celebration of 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry”
1st February 2012 Prof. Duncan Gregory, University of Glasgow “New Dimensions in Energy Materials” 8th February 2012 Prof. Vladimir Grushin, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Tarragona (Spain) “Aromatic Trifluoromethylation with Metal Complexes: Recent Advancements, Challenges and Perspectives” 22nd February 2012 Prof. Varinder K. Aggarwal, University of Bristol “From sulfur ylides to organoboron reactions; evolution of a project” 29th February 2012 Prof. Sobolewski, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw “Photophysics of hydrogen bonded molecular systems: from theory to applications” 7th March 2012 Dr. Philipp Kukura, Oxford University “Light at the limit: Peeking into the nanoworld with ultrafast and single molecule optics” 14th March 2012 Prof. Andy Cooper, University of Liverpool “Porous and pseudo-porous solids: Polymers, clathrates and organic cages” 21st March 2012 Dr Michael Hall, University of Newcastle “Adventures in Synthetic Methodology: Pericyclics, Single Electron Transfers and Redox Thiele-Winter Reactions” 28th March 2012 Dr Norman Godfrey, Atomic Weapons Establishment “Foams – Materials Science with the squidgy bits left in” 3rd April 2012 Prof. Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate, Dept of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, University of Yale, USA “From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics” 20th April 2012 Prof. Danny Schechtman, Nobel Laureate, Dept of Material Sciences, Technion, Israel “Quasi-periodic Materials – Crystal Re-defined” 26th September 2012 Dr Divya Maitreyl Chari, Keele University, Staffordshire “Biomedical Engineering Strategies to Enhance Repair of Neurological Injury” 17th October 2012 Dr Johannes Kiefer, University of Aberdeen “Are Ionic Liquids Designer Solvents? Towards Unravelling the Structure-Property Relationships” 24th October 2012 Prof John A Murphy, University of Strathclyde “Highly Reactive Organic Heterocycles – Preparation and Properties” 31st October 2012 Dr Malcolm Kadodwala, University of Glasgow “Biosensing with a twist: Using sculpted EM fields for ultrasensitive detection of biomaterials” 7th November 2012 Prof. Rob Deeth, University of Warwick “In Silico Design of Molecular Switches based on Metal Complexes” 14th November 2012 Dr Graeme R Blake, University of Groningen “Magnetic order from p-electronic in alkali metal oxides” 21st November 2012 Prof. Stephen J Blundell, University of Oxford “Magnetic engineering with molecular bricks” 28th November 2012 Dr Stephen P Thomas, University of Bristol “Iron-catalysed C-C, C-H, and C-X bond formations” 10th December 2012 Dr James Crowley, University of Otago “Functional Metallosupramolecular Architectures: It’s as easy as 1,2,3, “Click”
2011 26th January Dr. Abbie McLaughlin, University of Aberdeen Adventures in transition metal oxides and pnictides 9th February Prof Barry Potter, University of Bath RSC Interdisciplinary Prize Sulfatase Inhibitors - from Concept to Clinical Trial 16th February Dr Igor Larossa, Queen Mary University From C-H to C-C activation: new methodologies for the construction of C-C bonds 9th March Prof Simon Duckett, University of York Utilising Hydrogen to improve our Understanding of Catalysis, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology 16th March Dr John Slattery, University of York Synthetic and computational approaches to understanding and designing ionic liquids and organometallic catalysts 23rd March Society of Chemical Industry - Young Chemist Panel Scottish Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011 30th March Dr Edmund Cussen, Strathclyde University The Impact of Structure on the Electronic Properties of Complex Metal Oxides 28th September The University of Manchester “Radiation Chemistry of Nuclear Waste Systems: Precursors to Hydrogen Formation” 5th October Note: Starts at 16:15 due to EPS poster day Dr. Paul Lickiss Imperial College London “Coordination Polymers and Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Main Group Elements” 12th October Prof. Nick Tomkinson University of Strathclyde "Iminium ion catalysis: Tools and observations" 19th October Dr. AnnMarie O’Donoghue Durham University “Mechanistic studies of N-heterocyclic carbenes in organocatalysis” 26th October Prof. Paul May University of Bristol “Thin Films of Diamond by Chemical Vapour Deposition: from fundamentals to startling new applications” 2nd November Final year PhD talks 9th November Prof. Saiful Islam Bath University “Watts New with Clean Energy Materials? Batteries Included.” 16th November “inorganic mini-symposium on supramolecular chemistry” Prof. Christer Aakeroy (Kansas State University) Dr Ruaraidh D. McIntosh (Heriot-Watt University) and Dr Christopher Sumby (The University of Adelaide) 23rd November Final year PhD talks 30th November Prof. Andy Cooper University of Liverpool “Porous and pseudo-porous solids: Polymers, clathrates and organic cages”
2010 20th January Dr. Jose Goicoechea, University of Oxford From Clusters to Molecular Alloys; The Solution Reactivity of Anionic Zintl Cages 3rd February Dr. Rob Stockman, University of Nottingham Combining Two-Directional Synthesis and Tandem Reactions for Natural Product Synthesis 10th February Prof. Ben Whitaker, University of Leeds Velocity map imaging: Nanoseconds to Femtoseconds 24th February. Dr. Paul Davies, University of Birmingham Reaction development using p-acid catalysis 3rd March. Prof. Katharine Reid, University of Nottingham Picosecond Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy as a Probe of ExcitedState Intramolecular Dynamics 10th March. Prof. Steve Nolan, University of St Andrews The use of Gold-N-Heterocyclic carbenes in homogeneous catalysis 17th March Prof. Len Lindoy, University of Sydney RSC Centenary Lecture 31st March. Prof. David Manolopoulos, University of Oxford RSC Chemical Dynamics Prize Lecture Easter Break 10th May Prof. Rodney Bartlett, University of Florida RSC Boys Lecture 19th May Prof. Richard Catlow, University College London RSC Liversidge Lecture < /td> 29th September Dr. Edward Anderson – Oxford University “The Schisandra triterpenoid natural products: An inspiration for methodology and synthesis” 6th October Starts at 16:15 due to EPS poster day Dr. Christophe Aissa, University of Liverpool “Rhodium-catalysed Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Alkylidenecycloalkanes: Synthetic and Mechanistic Aspects.” 20th October Dr. Jan Verlet< Durham University “Ultrafast dynamics of anions: from the gas- to the condensed-phase.” 27th October Prof. Eleanor Campbell, University of Edinburgh “Clusters, Fullerenes and Nanotubes” 10 November Dr. Ian Baxendale, University of Cambridge “Working towards a fully automated chemical synthesis: The application of flow processing.” 17th November Prof. Martin Albrecht, University College Dublin “Normal twists and abnormal turns in organometallic carbene chemistry.” 24th November Prof. Fiona Meldrum, University of Leeds “Confinement to Composites - Bio-inspired Crystallisation”
2009 21st Jan. Prof. Michael Buehl University of St. Andrews Heavyweights In Silico: Insights Into Uranyl Chemistry From Density Functional Computations 28th Jan. Prof. Andrew Orr-Ewing, Bristol University Trace Gas Sensing With Diode Lasers and Cavity Enhanced Spectroscopy Techniques 4th Feb. Prof. David Harrowven University of Southampton Total Synthesis of (–)-Colombiasin A, (–)-Elisapterosin B and Cavicularin 11th Feb. Prof. Lucjan Piela University of Warsaw Conformational Autocatalysis - a Theoretical Model of Prion Disease Propagation 18th Feb. Prof. Thomas Schrader University of Duisberg-Esse Fundamental Biological Processes and Artificial Receptors 4th March Dr. Paul Low Durham University Transition Metal Complexes of “Carbon-Rich” Ligands: From Synthesis to Properties 11th March Dr. Sarah Masters University of Edinburgh An Exciting Future for Gas Electron Diffraction 20th March Prof. Fleming Crim University of Wisconsin Chemical Dynamics in Gases and Liquids (RSC Centenary Lecture) 25th March Dr. Hon Lam University of Edinburgh Recent Developments in d-Block Catalysis for Organic Synthesis 7th October Dr. Perdita Barran University of Edinburgh Ion Mobility of Peptides: Antimicrobials, Amyloids and Switches 14th October Dr Graham Worth University of Birmingham Using Computer Simulations to Understand Femtochemistry Experiments Wed. 28th October Prof. Phillip Lightfoot University of St Andrews Structure and Phase Transitions in Perovskite Ferroelectrics and Related Materials 4th November Dr. Jason Lynam University of York Using Ruthenium to Activate and Break Carbon-Carbon Triple Bonds 11th November Dr Tom Sheppard University College London New Approaches to Enolate Chemistry 18th November Dr Andrew Smith University of St Andrews Probing Lewis Base Catalysis 25th November Dr Stuart MacKenzie University of Oxford Chemistry of (and on) Small Transition Metal Clusters: The Role of Geometrical Structure 2nd December Prof. Andrew Weller University of Oxford Putting Vacant Sites to Work: Low Co-ordinate Cationic Rhodium Phosphine Complexes
2008 16th January 2008 Prof. P. Moriarty, Nottingham - EPS Seminar Patterns and Pathways in Self-Organised Nanoparticle Assemblies." 23rd January 2008 Prof. J. Irvine, St. Andrews - EPS Seminar Fuel Cells - Fuelling the Future? 28th January 2008 Prof. T. Helgaker, University of Oslo, Norway - RSC Seminar Quantum Chemistry of Large Molecular Systems 30th January 2008 Dr. S. Rimmer, Sheffield - EPS Seminar Synthesis and Biological Applications of Amphiphilic Polymers 6th February 2008 Dr. J. Love, Edinburgh - EPS Seminar Metal complexes of Schiff-base calixpyrroles: Chemistry in a confined space 13th February 2008 Prof. E. Ilenberger, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany - EPS Seminar Low energy electron induced reactions: From unimolecular processes to complex reactions in biomolecular systems 27th February 2008 Prof. W. Klopper, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany - EPS Seminar Explicitly Correlated Molecular Electronic Wavefunctions 5th March 2008 Dr. N. Greeves, Liverpool - EPS Seminar Adventures in Acyclic Stereocontrol - from tandem sigmatropic rearrangements to nucleophilic additions 12th March 2008 Prof. D. Hodgson, Oxford - EPS Seminar Small Heterocycles: Rich Chemistry 23rd April Prof. C. Greaves, Birmingham - EPS Seminar Structure and properties of the layered oxide NaxCoO2 7th May Dr. P. Arnold, Edinburgh - EPS Seminar Reduction and activation reactions in early metal N-heterocyclic carbine complexes 14th May Prof. J. Sauer, Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin - EPS Seminar Structure and Reactivity of Oxide Clusters and Thin Films in Comparison to Solid Catalysts 4th June Prof. P. Watts, Hull - EPS Seminar Organic Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactors 11th June Dr. W. Brown, University College London - EPS Seminar Adsorption and reactions on interstellar dust grains 24th September Dr. Chris Bray, Queen Mary, University of London - EPS Seminar Extremophile Inspired Chemistry 1st October Prof. Jonathan Steed, Durham University - EPS Seminar Anion Binding as a Conformational Trigger in Sensing and in Materials Chemistry 8th October Prof. Mats Persson, University of Liverpool - EPS Seminar Vibronic Broadening, Charge Multi-Stability and Chemical Bond Formation on Insulating Films 15th October Dr. Simon Clarke, University of Oxford - EPS Seminar Structures, Physical Properties, and Chemistry of Layered Solids 22nd October Prof. A.P. de Silva, Queen’s University Belfast - EPS Seminar 2008: A Small Space Odyssey with Luminescent Molecules 5th November Prof. Pavel Hobza, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - EPS Seminar Accurate Interaction Energies of Building Blocks of Biomacromolecules: Quantum Chemical Studies 12th November Dr. Jonathan Burton, University of Oxford - EPS Seminar Adventures in Natural Products Chemistry 19th November Prof. Mark Brouard, University of Oxford - EPS Seminar Angular Momentum Polarization Effects in Chemical Processes 26th November Prof. Nick Long, Imperial College London - EPS Seminar Redox Control Within Single-Site Polymerisation Catalysts 3rd December Dr. Vas Stavros, University of Warwick - EPS Seminar Ultrafast Dynamics of H-Containing Species: From H2 to Biomolecules
2007 17th January 2007 Prof. T. Welton, Imperial - RSC Lecture "Ingold Lecture: Ionic liquids - Solvents for Synthesis and Catalysis." 4th January 2007 Dr. D. Tozer, Durham - EPS Seminar "Recent Developments in Density Functional Theory (DFT)." 31st January 2007 Prof. N. Isaacs, Glasgow - EPS Seminar "Catenane and Membrane Protein Structures". 7th February 2007 Prof. R. Richardson, Bristol - EPS Seminar "Structural Investigation of Liquid Crystalline Dendrimers". 28th February 2007 Dr. M. G. Francesconi, Hull - EPS Seminar "Chemistry of Non-Oxide Materials". 7th March 2007 Dr. J. Davis, Nottingham Trent - HEA Lecture "Assistive Learning and Undergraduate Research Mentoring Schemes". 16th March 2007 SCI Half-day Symposium 18th April 2007 Dr. S. Bennett, OU - HEA Lecture University Chemistry Practical Work and It’s Assessment 25th April 2007 Dr. J. Thies, DSM - EPS Seminar DSM Innovation: Functional Coatings 9th May 2007 Dr. K. Izod, Newcastle - EPS Seminar Heavier Group 14 Carbene Analogues: New Avenues and Interesting Detours 18th May 2007 Prof. M. Cooper, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA - HEA Seminar Using Technology to Investigate and Improve Student Problem Solving Strategies 6th June 2007 Prof. H. Jonsson, University of Iceland - RSC Lecture Calculations of Tunnelling Rates in Chemical Reactions and Atom Diffusion 3th June 2007 Prof. J.-P. Schermann, Galilée Université Paris - EPS Seminar Coupling Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass-Spectrometry for the Determination of Structures of Biomolecules 10th October 2007 Prof. P. Sharp, University of Missouri, USA - EPS Seminar Group 10 Chemistry: From Oxo Complexes to Colloidal Metal Catalysis 17th October 2007 Prof. N. Kaltsoyannis, UCL - EPS Seminar Two bonding questions in molecular actinide chemistry: why are some U–N bonds stronger than analogous U–O, and why are there (almost) no molecular actinide complexes containing unsupported metal–metal bonds? 24th October 2007 Dr. A. F. Parsons, York - EPS Seminar Phosphorus radicals in synthesis: a wacky solution to a dastardly problem 31st October 2007 Prof. N. J. Mason, OU - EPS Seminar Electron induced chemical control: Applications from Astrochemistry to Radiation Damage 7th November 2007 Dr. J. N. Harvey, Bristol - EPS Seminar Chemical Reactions Involving a Change in Spin State: How Fast are They? 21st November 2007 Prof. R. D. Sánchez, Centro Atomico Bariloche, Argentina - EPS Seminar Magnetism and electrical properties of oxide nanotubes and other interesting materials for possible spintronic applications 28th November 2007 Prof. A. Shluger, UCL - EPS Seminar Probing the force of individual surface atoms: chemical resolution in Atomic Force Microscopy
2006 Wednesday 18th January 2006 Dr D McGarvey, Keele - EPS Seminar "Variety in undergraduate chemistry practicals." Wednesday 25th January 2006 Prof. C D Bain, Durham - EPS Seminar "Optical matter." Wednesday 1st February 2006 Dr G White, HWU - EPS Seminar "Online monitoring of batch crystallisation processes." Wednesday 8th February 2006 Dr S Aldridge, Cardiff - EPS Seminar "Multiple bonding between transition metals and group 13 elements." Wednesday 22nd February 2006 Prof. J M Brown, Oxford - RSC Lecture "How chirality is amplified through asymmetric autocatalysis." Wednesday 1st March 2006 Prof. M North, Newcastle - EPS Seminar "Asymmetric catalysis: two metals are better than one" Friday 10th March 2006 Prof. R Zenobi, ETH Zürich - RSC Lecture "Soft ionisation mass spectrometry for quantitative studies of non-covalent interactions." Wednesday 15th March 2006 Prof. P A Madden, Edinburgh - EPS Seminar "Towards predictive modelling of ionic materials." Wednesday 26th April 2006 Dr H Bock, HWU - EPS Seminar "Surfactants: phase behaviour and use." Wednesday 3rd May 2006 Dr C R Pulham, Edinburgh - EPS Seminar "Exploring polymorphism of molecular materials using high pressure." Wednesday 10th May 2006 Dr L C Snoek, Oxford - EPS Seminar "Shape matters! Spectroscopy as a probe of 3D structures." Wednesday 17th May 2006 Prof R C F Jones, Loughborough - EPS Seminar "Imidazolinium dipoles: charges for heterocycle synthesis." Friday 9th June 2006 Prof. S M Howdle, Nottingham - EPS Seminar "Putting the fizz into chemistry." Wednesday 14th June 2006 Prof. M D Cole, Anglia Ruskin - EPS Seminar "Drugs and drug profiling in forensic science – spaced-out or space age?" Wednesday 4th October 2006 Prof. R Hernandez, UAEM Mexico - EPS Seminar "Intermolecular potentials and energy transfer processes in the O2 + O2 system" Wednesday 18th October 2006 Dr M Buck, St Andrews - EPS Seminar "Self-assembled monolayers: from PowerPoint science to reality" Wednesday 25th October 2006 Prof. N Reid, Glasgow - RSC Lecture "A scientific approach to the teaching of chemistry" Wednesday 1st November 2006 Prof. P Scott, Warwick - EPS Seminar "Catalysis with stereogenic metal centres" Wednesday 8th November 2006 Dr P Licence, Nottingham - EPS Seminar "Neoteric solvents at Nottingham" Thursday 23rd November 2006 Dr I J S Fairlamb, York - EPS Seminar "Palladium catalysis: from synthesis to mechanism and serendipity to rational design" Wednesday 29th November 2006) Dr N R Cameron, Durham - EPS Seminar "Living free-radical polymerisation: a toolkit for the preparation of functional macromolecular architectures" Wednesday 6th December 2006) Prof. M D Ward, Sheffield - EPS Seminar "Polyhedral coordination cage: structures, anion templation and host-guest chemistry"
2005 Wednesday 12th January 2005 Prof. V McKee, Loughborough - EPS Seminar "Shape-switching pseudocalixarene complexes." Wednesday 19th January 2005 Prof. J McGarvey, QUB - EPS Seminar "Laser spectroscopy and Raman scattering: some recent studies, from excited states to biomedicine." Wednesday 26th January 2005 Dr P Skabara, Manchester - RSC Lecture "Synthesis and characterisation of exotic electroactive materials for device applications." Wednesday 2nd February 2005 Prof. V Aggarwal, Bristol - EPS Seminar "New methods for organic synthesis." Wednesday 9th February 2005 Dr L Cronin, Glasgow - EPS Seminar "Towards polyoxometalate based electronics and devices." Wednesday 16th February 2005 Dr R Ferguson, HWU - EPS Seminar "Mysterious numerological alchemy for the 21st century." Wednesday 23th February 2005 Dr M Griffin, Forensic Science Service - RSC Lecture "Smack, crack, speed and weed - a Forensic Chemist's tale." Wednesday 2nd March 2005 Dr D Gregory, Nottingham - EPS Seminar "Recent progress in nitride chemistry; developments and trends." Wednesday 9th March 2005 Prof. H Anderson, Oxford - EPS Seminar "Synthesis of insulated molecular wires; controlling pi-systems by molecular encapsulation." Wednesday 16th March 2005 Dr P Mountford, Oxford - EPS Seminar "Synthesis and reactions of titanium imido compounds: from stoichiometric transformations to highly active polymerisation catalysts." Friday 8th April 2005 Prof. P P Power, UC Davis - RSC Lecture "s-Electron Deficiency in Chemistry." Wednesday 27th April 2005 Prof. J P Attfield, Edinburgh - EPS Seminar "The Chemistry of Charge Ordering in Transition Metal Oxides." Wednesday 4th May 2005 Dr D Davies, Leicester - EPS Seminar "Half-Sandwich Complexes: Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis and C?H Activation." Wednesday 11th May 2005 Dr S MacKay, Strathclyde - RSC Lecture "In Silico Footprinting in Postgenomic Drug Design" Wednesday 18th May 2005 Dr K A Prior, Heriot-Watt - EPS Seminar "Growth and Properties of Metastable Group II Sulphides at Heriot-Watt." Wednesday 25th May 2005 Dr M R S McCoustra, Nottingham - EPS Seminar "Surface Science, Kinetics and Star Formation." Wednesday 8th June 2005 Dr R T Wheelhouse, Bradford - EPS Seminar "Ligands for Unusual Nucleic acid Structures." Wednesday 15th June 2005 Dr A J Bridgeman, Hull - RSC Lecture "Using the Internet for Student Support, Understanding and Retention." Wednesday 12th October 2005 Prof. S Meech, UEA - EPS Seminar "Ultrafast polarisation spectroscopy in the study of “complex fluids." Wednesday 19th October 2005 Prof. C C Wilson, Glasgow - EPS Seminar "Polymorphism, tautomerism and structural change: subtle effects underlying molecular activity." Friday 28th October 2005 Prof. W A Denny, Auckland - RSC Lecture "Prodrugs that exploit tumour hypoxia: an idea whose time has come?" Wednesday 2nd November 2005 Prof. J A Anderson, Aberdeen - EPS Seminar "Generation of acid sites on amorphous mixed oxides." Wednesday 9th November 2005 Prof. R E P Winpenny, Manchester - EPS Seminar "Studies of heterometallic wheels and chains." Wednesday 30th November 2005 Dr E Clot, Montpellier - EPS Seminar "An anion-dependent switch in the reaction of an imidazolium salt with IrH5(PPh3)2." Wednesday 7th December 2005 Prof. C D Spilling, UMSL - EPS Seminar "Enantioselective syntheses via allylic hydroxy phosphonates".
2004 Wednesday 28th January 2004 RSC Lecture Prof. J. Kennedy (University of Leeds) "Intercluster Interactions in Polyhedral Boron Chemistry" Wednesday 4th February 2004 Dr. P. O'Brien (University of York) "Basic Instinct: Chiral Diamines for Asymmetric Synthesis" Wednesday 11th February 2004 RSC Lecture Dr. J. Reid (University of Birmingham) "Beyond the Rainbow : Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Water Droplets" Wednesday 3rd March 2004 Prof. D. Haddleton (University of Warwick) "New polymers from living radical polymerisation - from personal care to new pharmaceuticals" Tuesday 9th March 2004 Prof. T. Fehlner (University of Notre Dame) "A Systematic Chemistry of Metalloboranes : From Early to Late Transition Metals" Wednesday 17th March 2004 Prof. W. Kerr (University of Strathclyde) "New Metal-Mediated Methods for Organic Synthesis" Wednesday 5th May 2004 Dr N R Godfrey (AWE) "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Chemistry and the Materials Scientist at AWE" Wednesday 12th May 2004 Prof. M-P Garcia (University of Zaragoza) "Mono- and Polynuclear Complexes of Rh and Ir with Heterocyclic Ligands" Wednesday 19th May 2004 RSC Lecture Prof. C Hunter (University of Sheffield) "Quantitative Approaches to Molecular Recognition" Wednesday 26th May 2004 Prof. P G Bruce (University of St Andrews) "Energetic Materials — The Materials Chemistry of Ionically Conducting Solids" Wednesday 9th June 2004 Dr L Brammer (University of Sheffield) "Understanding and controlling flexible interactions for the synthesis of inorganic molecular crystals" Wednesday 16th June 2004 Dr A Chippindale (University of Reading) "Structure and Reactivity of some Open Framework Phosphates and Cyanides" Wednesday 13th October 2004 Prof. M McGlinchy, UC Dublin - EPS Seminar "Sterically hindered organometallics: the quest for molecular propellers and gear-wheels." Monday 18th October 2004 Prof. E Herbst, Ohio State - RSC Lecture "The chemistry of interstellar space." Wednesday 27th October 2004 Dr S Otto, Cambridge - EPS Seminar "Synthetic receptors and catalysts from dynamic combinatorial libraries." Wednesday 3rd November 2004 Prof. F Placido, Paisley - EPS Seminar "Thin film deposition techniques and applications." Wednesday 10th November 2004 Dr M Threadgill, Bath - EPS Seminar "Icosahedral carboranes in medicinal and supramolecular chemistry." Wednesday 24th November 2004 Dr W Harrison, Aberdeen - EPS Seminar "New polyhedra for new open frameworks." Wednesday 1st December 2004 Dr D Berrisford, Manchester - RSC Lecture "Structure selective RNA recognition." Wednesday 8th December 2004 Prof. M Ashfold, Bristol - EPS Seminar "Probing the gas phase chemistry involved in diamond chemical vapour deposition."
2003 Wednesday 22nd January 2003 Dr. Alan Jamieson (Forensic Institute) "Death, Drugs and Dynamite" Wednesday 5th February 2003 Dr. Malcolm Halcrow (University of Leeds) "Controlling metal complexes using steric and supramolecular effects - structures, spectra and magnetism" Wednesday 12th February 2003 RSC Lecture Dr. Helen Fielding (King's College London) "Manipulating Electronic and Molecular Dynamics with Light" Wednesday 19th February 2003 Prof. Ivan Parkin (University College London) "Self propagating reactions - thermal explosions" Wednesday 5th March 2003 Dr, Paul O'Neill (University of Liverpool) "Endoperoxide Antimalarials: New Synthetic Methodology and Concepts for Malaria Chemotherapy" Wednesday 12th March 2003 Dr. Nigel Botting (University of St. Andrews) "The Chemistry in Our Food; Studies on Biologically Active Dietary Constituents." Friday 21st March 2003 RSC Nyholm Lecture Prof. G.M. Bodner (Purdue University, Indiana, USA) "The Difference Between What We Do and What We Tell Students We Do" Wednesday 23rd April 2003 Dr. Jason Micklefield (UMIST) "Nucleic Acid Mimics and Nonribosomal Peptide Biosynthesis" Wednesday 7th May 2003 Dr. David Smith (University of York) "Dendritic Supermolecules - Controllable Nanomaterials" Wednesday 14th May 2003 Dr. Malcolm Halcrow (University of Leeds) "Controlling metal complexes using steric and supramolecular effects - structures, spectra and magnetism" Wednesday 21st May 2003 Dr. Eric McInnes (University of Manchester) "Synthesis, magnetism and spectroscopy of exchange coupled polymetallic transition metal complexes" Wednesday 28th May 2003 (Provisional) Prof. Jim Naismith (University of St. Andrews) "The structure of fluorinase: how to make C-F bonds" Wednesday 11th June 2003 Prof. A. Prasanna de Silva (Queen’s University, Belfast) "Luminescent Molecules as Information Processors" Wednesday 25th June 2003 Dr. Andrew Marsh (University of Warwick) "Hydrogen Bond Mediated Template-Directed Polymerisations" Friday 19th September 2003 Prof. G. Posner (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) "Mechanism-Based Design and Synthesis of New Antimalarial Peroxides" Friday 17th October 2003 RSC Lecture Prof. A.R. Ravishankara (NOAA, Boulder, USA) "Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy for Kinetics, Photochemistry, Aerosol and Field Studies" Wednesday 22nd October 2003 Dr. D. Procter (University of Glasgow) "New applications for samarium(II) iodide in organic synthesis" Wednesday 29th October 2003 Prof. G. Meijer (Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin) Seminar joint with Physics "Cold Molecules" Wednesday 29th October 2003 Dr. M. Whittlesey (University of Bath) "Stoichiometric and catalytic activation of small molecules by transition metal carbene complexes" Wednesday 3rd December 2003 Dr. P.J. Low (University of Durham) "Building Bridges: The effects of ligand structure on charge delocalisation in conjugated metal complexes"
2002 Wednesday 23rd January 2002 Dr. A.A. Alexander (University of Edinburgh, Physical) "Get the creases out of your molecule now! - A dissociation dynamics doorstep challenge" Wednesday 6th February 2002 RSC Lecture Prof. R.W. Richards (University of Durham, Materials) "Particles, Polymers and Perturbations" Wednesday 20th February 2002 Dr. J.E. McGrady (University of York, Inorganic) "Metal-Metal Bonds - A Chemist's Flexible Friends" Wednesday 27th February 2002 Dr. A.C. Spivey (University of Sheffield, Organic) "Catalytic asymmetric acylation and studies towards the total synthesis of Celastraceae sesquiterpenoids" Wednesday 6th March 2002 RSC Lecture Professor K.R. Seddon (Queen's University Belfast, Inorganic) "Ionic liquids for green chemistry" Thursday 28th March 2002 Half day Symposium Dr G. Cooke (Chairperson) (Heriot-Watt University, Organic & Materials) "Supramolecular Chemistry in Scotland" Wednesday 24th April 2002 Prof. David O'Hagan (University of St. Andrews) "The origin of the organo-fluorine natural products and the identification of the first fluorinase enzyme" Wednesday 15th May 2002 Prof. Russell E. Morris (University of St. Andrews) "How zeolites inspire new materials - From homogeneous catalysts to porous polymers" Wednesday 22nd May 2002 Dr. Eckart Wrede (University of Durham) "The simplest chemical reaction can still surprise us: New insights into the reaction mechanism of the H+D2 -> HD+D reaction." Wednesday 29th May 2002 Dr. Martin J. Lear (Tohoku University, Japan) "Forging ahead with the highly strained, multicyclic frameworks of natural enediynes" Wednesday 5th June 2002 RSC Lecture Prof. Patrick R. Unwin (University of Warwick) "Probing the Ins and Outs of Interfaces" Wednesday 16th October 2002 RSC Lecture Prof. Andrew B Holmes (University of Cambridge) "Seeing Polymers in a New Light" Wednesday 13th November 2002 RSC Lecture Prof. Catherine E. Housecroft (University of Birmingham/Basel) "Making the Connection between Organometallic and Classical Coordination Domains" Monday 18th November 2002 RSC Centenary Lecture Prof. A.B. Smith (University of Pennsylvania, USA) "Recent Advances in Complex Molecule Total Synthesis" Wednesday 27th November 2002 Dr. Clemens Kaminski (University of Cambridge) "Laser Imaging of Chemical Phenomena"
2001 Wednesday 24th January 2001 Professor James Clark (Department of Chemistry, University of York) "Catalysts for Green Chemistry" Wednesday 7th February 2001 Dr Ian O'Neil (Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool) "New Approaches to the Synthesis of Nitrogen and Sulphur Heterocycles" Friday 16th February 2001 RSC Local Section Lecture Prof. P. Metz (Institut fur Organisch Chemie, TU Dresden, Germany) "Sultones in Organic Synthesis" Monday 23rd April 2001 Professor Paul Dagdigian (Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) "Rotationally and Electronically Inelastic Collisions of CH(A) and CN(A)" Wednesday 2nd May 2001 RSC Local Section Lecture Professor Paul Walton (Recipient of RSC Education Division HE Teaching Award 2000, Department of Chemistry, University of York) "Practical Demonstrations in Chemistry Lectures - Education and Inspiration" Tuesday 8th May 2001 One Day Dalton Symposium : James Watt Centre Wednesday 16th May 2001 Dr. David Rowley (Department of Chemistry, University College London) "Halogenated Free Radicals in the Laboratory and in the Atmosphere" Wednesday 23rd May 2001 Professor Rabindranath Mukherjee (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) "Oxo-/Acetato-Bridged Diiron, Diruthenium and Dimanganese Complexes: Structure and Properties" Wednesday 30th May 2001 RSC Tilden Lecture Professor Christopher Moody (Department of Chemistry, University of Exeter) "Synthesis of Biologically Active Heterocycles" Wednesday 6th June 2001 Professor Martin Bryce (Department of Chemistry, University of Durham) "Redox-Active Anthracenes: Molecular Saddles, Switches and Cyclophanes" Wednesday 20th June 2001 Dr Andrew Ellis (Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester) "Metal-Ligand Interactions in Small Molecules: New Insights from Laser Spectroscopy" Wednesday 10th October 2001 Dr. Tim P. Softley (University of Oxford) "Highly Excited Molecules" Wednesday 17th October 2001 Dr Douglas Philip (University of St. Andrews) "Applying Biological Principles to the Assembly, Selection and Replication of Synthetic Superstructures" Wednesday 24th October 2001 RSC Liversidge Lecture Professor Ian W.M. Smith (University of Birmingham) "Chemistry among the Stars : Reaction Kinetics at a new Frontier" Wednesday 7th November 2001 RSC Joseph Chatt Lecture Professor V.C. Gibson (Imperial College, London) "Designing Catalysts for Polymer Synthesis" Wednesday 14th November 2001 Professor J. Derek Woollins (University of St. Andrews) "Synthesis and Applications of Main Group Rings" Wednesday 28th November 2001 Dr. Rick Cosstick (University of Liverpool) "Synthesis and Applications of Modified Oligonucleotides" Wednesday 24th January 2001 Professor James Clark (Department of Chemistry, University of York) "Catalysts for Green Chemistry" Wednesday 7th February 2001 Dr Ian O'Neil (Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool) "New Approaches to the Synthesis of Nitrogen and Sulphur Heterocycles" Friday 16th February 2001 RSC Local Section Lecture Prof. P. Metz (Institut fur Organisch Chemie, TU Dresden, Germany) "Sultones in Organic Synthesis" Monday 23rd April 2001 Professor Paul Dagdigian (Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) "Rotationally and Electronically Inelastic Collisions of CH(A) and CN(A)" Wednesday 2nd May 2001 RSC Local Section Lecture Professor Paul Walton (Recipient of RSC Education Division HE Teaching Award 2000, Department of Chemistry, University of York) "Practical Demonstrations in Chemistry Lectures - Education and Inspiration" Tuesday 8th May 2001 One Day Dalton Symposium : James Watt Centre Wednesday 16th May 2001 Dr. David Rowley (Department of Chemistry, University College London) "Halogenated Free Radicals in the Laboratory and in the Atmosphere" Wednesday 23rd May 2001 Professor Rabindranath Mukherjee (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) "Oxo-/Acetato-Bridged Diiron, Diruthenium and Dimanganese Complexes: Structure and Properties" Wednesday 30th May 2001 RSC Tilden Lecture Professor Christopher Moody (Department of Chemistry, University of Exeter) "Synthesis of Biologically Active Heterocycles" Wednesday 6th June 2001 Professor Martin Bryce (Department of Chemistry, University of Durham) "Redox-Active Anthracenes: Molecular Saddles, Switches and Cyclophanes" Wednesday 20th June 2001 Dr Andrew Ellis (Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester) "Metal-Ligand Interactions in Small Molecules: New Insights from Laser Spectroscopy"
2000 Wednesday 18th October 2000 Dr. John Evans (Department of Chemistry, University of Durham) "Negative Thermal Expansion - Materials that Shrink on Heating" Wednesday 1st November 2000 Prof. David Robins (Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow) "Biosynthesis of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids and the Development of Novel Anticancer Agents" Wednesday 8th November 2000 RSC Local Section Lecture Prof. Jenny Green (Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford) "Structure-Activity Relationships in Transition Metal Chemistry" Wednesday 22nd November 2000 Dr. Andrew Ellis (Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester) "Laser Spectroscopy of Metal-Ligand Free Radicals" Wednesday 29th November 2000 RSC Local Section Lecture Prof. Steve Scott (Department of Chemistry, University of Leeds) "Controlling Chaos in Combustion"