Each month, and often more frequently, a chemist from industry or academia presents a seminar on his or her research as part of our Departmental Seminar Series. Ph.D. candidates who are close to graduation also present seminars on their work in Departmental or Divisional Seminars, and newer graduate students present within their division. For a list of upcoming seminars please see below.

Upcoming Chemistry Department Seminars

(View previous Chemistry department seminars)

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm

Conversion of oils and fats to diesel and jet fuel (and of students into STEM professionals)

Speaker/Presenter: Eduardo Santillan-Jimenez
Location: CP-114

Abstract: Although the conversion of oleaginous biomass to the fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) that constitute biodiesel is a mature technology, feedstock availability issues as well as challenges stemming from the high oxygen content of FAMEs have limited the widespread application of biodiesel. Consequently, attention has shifted to processes capable of catalytically deoxygenating oleaginous biomass to afford fuel-like hydrocarbons.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm

Department of Chemistry Seminar

Speaker/Presenter: Domink Heger
Location: CP-114

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Department of Chemistry Seminar

Speaker/Presenter: John Rohloff
Location: CP-114

Other Seminars of Interest
Lexington-Bluegrass Local ACS Section Seminars, linked here, are also crosslisted in our Departmental Seminar Series. Depending on your research interests, you may want to attend seminars at the Departments of PhysicsChemical and Materials EngineeringBiochemistryPharmaceutical SciencesBiomedical Research Sciences, or Biological Sciences, as well as the Center for Applied Energy Research.
You may be interested in seminars at the University of Louisville, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
World-class chemists speak every year at the Oesper Symposium at the University of Cincinnati, the Brown Lectures at Purdue University, and the Derby Lectures at the University of Louisville.
UK Lectures at Regional Institutions 
Many of our faculty members are invited to universities across the continent.  You can find information about these lectures here.  If you would like one of our faculty to present a lecture at your regional institution, with emphasis in reaching undergraduate audiences, please let us know by contacting the relevant faculty member.
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