Joshua Jortner Distinguished Lectures in Chemistry

 

Year

Speaker

Title

2017

Prof. Omar M. Yaghi

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, United States

RETICULAR CHEMISTRY: THE ATOM, THE MOLECULE, THE FRAMEWORK

2016

Marsha I. Lester

Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, USA

EXPLORING  UNCHARTED  REGIONS  OF  ATMOSPHERIC  REACTION PATHWAYS

2015

Prof. Ben L. Feringa

Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials & Center for Systems Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh, Groningen, The Netherlands

(1) CONTROLLING CHIRAL SPACE IN ASYMMETRIC CATALYSIS

(2) THE ART OF BUILDING SMALL from molecular switches to molecular motors

2013

Prof. Wilson Ho
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
University of California
Irvine, USA

(1) Visualization and Control of Chemistry with Ångström Resolution
(2) The Inner Machinery of Single Molecules: Resolving the Unresolved with High Spectral Resolution STM

2012

Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

(1) Macromolecular Engineering for Nanostructured Materials
(2) Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from Mechanisms and Synthesis to Materials and Applications

2010

Prof. Richard P. Van Duyne

(1) Molecular Plasmonics: Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Sensing

(2)Pushing the Limits: Single Molecule and Single anoparticle Spectroscopy

2009

Prof. Louis Brus
Columbia Univesity, New York

(1) Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots
(2) Optical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Single Sheet Graphenes

2009

Prof. Barry M. Trost
Stanford University, California

(1) Chemistry and Biology: Merging Sciences
(2) On Inventing Reactions for Atom Economy

2008

Prof. Mark Ratner
Northwestern University

(1) Energy and Nanoscience: A Marriage of Necessity
(1) Molecular Transport Structure: Elastic Scattering, Vibronic Effects and Beyond

2007

Prof. K. C. Nicolaou
Scripps and UCSD

(1) Molecules That Changed The World
(2) Chemistry, Biology and Medicine of Natural Products

2006

Prof. Tobin J. Marks
Northwestern University

Self-Assembly Chemistry for Molecular-Based Organic and Organo-Metallic Electronics

2005

Prof. George M. Whitesides
Harvard University

(1) Reinventing Chemistry
(2) Dynamic Self-Assembly, Complexity, and Emergence

2004

Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji,
Nobel Laureate
College de France and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

(1) Manipulating Atoms with Light
(2) Recent experiments with metastable helium atoms

2003

 

Jortner Fest Celebrating Joshua Jortner's 70th Birthday

2002

Prof. Adrian Parsegian
National Institute of Health

(1) Life in Liliput or How the Big Molecules Are Controlled by the Small
(2) Quantum Electrodynamics for the People! Van Der Waals Forces From Different Perspectives

2001

Prof. Jan Peter Toennies
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stroemungsforschung, Goettingen

(1) Chemistry and Superfluidity of Molecules Coralled and Cooled in He Droplets
(2) Diffraction of Matter Waves from Nanostructures: New Physics and Novel Applications

2000

Prof. Gary Posner
The Johns Hopkins University

(1) Malaria Chemotherapy: Applications of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
(2) Steroid Hormones: Chemical Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of New Vitamin D Analogs

1999

Prof. R. Stephen Berry
Univ. of Chicago

(1) Topographies and Dynamics in Ever So Many Dimensions: Clusters and Proteins
(2) Chaos, Ergodicity and Regularity in Few-Body Systems, Especially in Phase Changes and Reactions

1997

Prof. John M. Deutch
M.I.T.

(1) Managing Global Warming
(2) Dynamic Catalysis

In 1997 the Sackler Lectures were renamed "The Jortner Lectures in Chemistry".
Please see the corresponding link for lectures given in this framework

 

 

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