Colloquium Program Page

 Time and location: Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be held on Friday in the Life Sciences Annex Auditorium (A-101) at 3:30 PM. Check the individual notices posted in the hallways or your e-mail box for confirmation of times and locations.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Date Talk Title Speaker Speaker Institution Host
8/25 Safety Seminar (mandatory attendance)    LSU (Chemistry) David Spivak
9/01 Nonlinear and Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Colloidal Plasmonic Nanoparticles Louis Haber  LSU (Chemistry)  Isiah Warner
9/08 A Journey into the World of Peptidomimetic Polymers: Twist, Turns, and Discovery Donghui Zhang LSU (Chemistry)

John Pojman

9/15 Dynamical Consistency in Sustainable Nanoparticles Rigoberto Hernandez Johns Hopkins  Revati Kumar
9/22  NCBI Workshop       CGSC and NOBCChE
9/29 How to Handle Workplace Personnel Problems Professionally Jennifer Normand and Team Employee Relations, Human Resources

Department Chair: Carol Taylor


High-Throughput Design of Doped Colloidal Nanocrystals

2017 Boussert Lectureship

Emory Chan  UC Berkeley Department Chair: Carol Taylor
10/13 RESERVED      
10/20 TBA Fraser Hof UVic David Spivak
10/27 TBA Arnold Guloy  University of Houston Weiwei Xie
11/3 Development and Applications of Selective Metathesis Catalysts Robert H. Grubbs Cal Tech George Stanley
11/10 Fall Graduate Forum Various Speakers LSU (Chemistry) Megan Macnaughtan
11/17 From the Chemistry Lab to Developing Consumer Products: The Journey of a PhD Chemist Rolanda Wilkerson  Procter & Gamble Carol Taylor / Ashley Taylor
11/24 LSU Home Football Game
12/1 Direct views of the nano-bio interface Franz Geiger North Western Louis Haber


Spring 2018 Schedule

Date Talk Speaker Institute Host
1/12 Safety Seminar   LSU (Chemistry) Safety Committe Chair: David Spivak
1/19  ON HOLD      
1/26  ON HOLD      
 2/9  TBA  Emanuel Waddell University of Alabama in Huntsville  Graca Vicente
2/23 RESERVED      
3/9 RESERVED      
3/16 TBA
Victor Batista Yale Daniel Kuroda
3/23 TBA
Magid Abou Gharbia Temple Carol Taylor
3/30 SPRING BREAK      
4/6 TBA Purnendu Dasgupta   Isiah Warner
4/20 Lithium Batteries for Implantable Biomedical Devices – Chemistry and Applications Curt Holmes


Greatbatch Incorporated

 Department Chair: Carol Taylor
4/27 Graduate Awards   LSU (Chemistry) Megan Macnaughtan

For inquiries regarding the Chemistry Colloquium, please contact Professor Robert L. Cook (





Colloquium Schedule 2016
Colloquium Schedule 2015
Colloquium Schedule 2014

Colloquium Schedule 2013

Colloquium Schedule 2012