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, January 31, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Adhesion and Wetting of Soft and Sticky Interfaces

Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Pham
Location: CP-114

Abstract: Soft materials are found in a host of application areas, from biotechnology and 3D printing to adhesives and soft devices. However understanding and controlling the behavior of very soft materials is an ongoing challenge. The Soft Materials and Interfaces group focuses on understanding the physics and mechanics of soft polymeric materials, including but not limited to gels, elastomers, and viscoelastic fluids, with an emphasis on responses at or near interfaces.

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Emerging Methods with Micelle Templates

Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Morgan Stefik
Location: CP-114

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Genomic, Behavioral and Engineering approaches towards an understanding of sleep, and its role in maintaining health and well-being

Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Bruce O'Hara
Location: CP-114

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Department Seminar

Speaker/Presenter: Christy Landes
Location: CP-114

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Biochemistry of Peroxynitrite and Protein Tyrosine Nitration

Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Rafael Radi
Location: W.T. Young Library Auditorium

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

46th Annual Naff Symposium

Speaker/Presenter: TBD
Location: TBD

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Department Seminar

Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Marie Jackson
Location: CP-114

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Department Seminar

Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Aditi Das
Location: CP-114

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Regional Undergraduate Poster Competition

Location: Jacobs Science Building

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Graduation Celebration

Location: Jacobs Science Building - Room 121

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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