Powell Seminar Series

The Department of Chemistry hosts the Powell Seminar Series.  Presenters are either current UR students or experts who have been invited to campus to discuss their work with our students and faculty.  These talks offer valuable information on research, graduate schools, and the chemical industry, as well as offering opportunities for networking. 

This annual lecture series is incorporated into our Chemistry Seminar academic course for juniors and seniors.  Students who are not registered for the course are still welcome to attend the presentations.

Presentations are held on Fridays at 1:30pm during the academic year.  


Fall 2023

September 1: Orientation/Introduction to Seminar

September 8: Professor Feng Lin, Virginia Tech University

September 15: Professor Jonathan Dattelbaum, University of Richmond

September 22: A&S Faculty and Staff Research Symposium

September 29: Professor Terry Moore, University of Chicago

October 6: Student Presentations 

October 13: Student Presentations

October 20: Professor Kathryn Knowles, University of Rochester

October 27: SERMACS

November 3: Professor Samy El-Shal, Virginia Commonwealth University

November 10: Student Presentations

December 1: Professor Sophie Shevick, Harvard University


Spring 2024

January 26: Professor Gael Ung, University of Connecticut

February 16: Professor Daniel Nocera

March 1: Professor Byoungmoo Kim, Clemson University

March 8: Student Presentations

March 15: Spring Break

March 22: Student Presentations

March 29: Student Presentations

April 5: Student Presentations