Spring 2019 Seminar

Seminars are on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Arey 5
except when noted otherwise

Link to tips for a successful presentations

Faculty evaluation form for student presentations

February 8


Faculty Meet and Greet Poster Session

2nd floor of Keyes, 3-4 PM


February 15
Andrey Antov, Jackson Laboratories
February 22
Prof. Wade Downey, University of Richmond


March 1

Prof. Danielle Dube, Bowdoin College

Chemical tools to discover and target glycoproteins on pathogenic bacteria

3 PM, Keyes 105

March 8




March 15

Prof. Catherine Mauck, Kenyon College


March 22

Prof. Karen L. Wooley, Texas A&M University
“Functional Polymer Materials Designed for Advanced Applications and Sustainability”
March 29

No seminar: spring break

April 5
Lynn MandeltortBates

“Chemical semantics and thinking in models”

3 PM, Keyes 105

April 12

Dr. Eric Roy ’04, Hydroviv

Title:  How A Charitable Response To a Public Health Crisis Transitioned Into a Startup On The Verge of a Nationwide Launch

In Spring of 2014, the city of Flint, MI switched their water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River in an attempt to cut costs.  A few months later, some residents of Flint started testing their water after seeing high lead levels in childrens’ blood, and found that their water had shockingly high lead concentrations.  This finding opened the floodgates to what is now known as the “Flint Lead Crisis.”  

This seminar discusses:

1.  How Dr. Roy formed Hydroviv in response to the Flint Lead Crisis where the company developed and donated high capacity lead removal filters to families in need.  
2.  The technical challenges that Hydroviv faced while expanding the concept of custom filters to address problems found in drinking water across the United States.
3.  The non-scientific challenges and achievements that Hydroviv faced as the business went from technical concept to market.
4.  How Hydroviv is preparing for an official nationwide launch with a nationwide appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank this Sunday.

April 19

Student Presentations:

1. Claire Mepyans               2. Yun Zhang                   3. Tenzin Passang


April 26

Student Presentations:

1. Chris Collmus               2. Joe Forzano                  3. Guillermo Pico Oms

May 2:





Samuel Hoenig

Lillian Naimie

Thu Le

Gabriel Kline

Jordyn Smith

Georganna Benedetto


May 10

Student Presentations:

1. Alice Wang           2. Ernesto Esquivel-Amores           3. Emily Dougherty


Fall 2018 Seminar

Seminars are on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Davis 301
except when noted otherwise

Link to tips for a successful presentations

Faculty evaluation form for student presentations

September 7


Organizational Meeting


September 14
Emeritus Prof. Brad Mundy, Colby College

“Research at Colby College and remnants from my prior life”

September 21
September 28
Prof. Moira Flanagan, Smith College

“Protein-Inspired Chemistry: A DNA-based Enzyme Mimic and Excited State Dynamics in Biology”

October 5

Prof. Lindsey Madison, Colby College

“How Theoretical Chemistry and Elusive Vibrational Wave Functions Reveal the Nature of Intermolecular Bonding”

3 PM, Keyes 105

October 12
Dr. Matt Lynes, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School

“Obesity, Adipocyte Biology and the Search for Lipokines”

October 19

Prof. AJ Vasiliou, Middlebury College
October 26
Prof. Marc Boudreau, University of New Hampshire

“Chemical and Biological Studies of Small Molecules that Potentiate Antibiotic Activity”

November 2
November 9
Student Presentations

Chris Collmus, Jordyn Smith, & Georganna Benedetto

November 16

Student Presentations

Thu Le, Sam Hoenig, & Tenzin Passang

November 24

Thanksgiving Break


November 30

Student Presentations

Gabe Kline, Alice Wang, & Joe Forzano

December 7

Student Presentations

11 AM, Davis 301:  Lilly Naimie, Claire Mepyans, & Emily Dougherty

3 PM, Keyes 105:  Guillermo Pico Oms, Yun Zhang, & Ernesto Esquivel-Amores