Keynote Speaker: Andy Borovik, University of California-Irvine

Talk Title: Molecular Complexity and Inorganic Chemistry: Utilizing Non-Covalent Interactions to Control Function

Date: Friday, September 25

The annual department conference will take place on Friday, September 25th and as always promises to be an exciting source of scientific discussion and community connection.  This year, we will be getting creative as we hold our conference on Zoom and registration will be free for all who attend.


12:00 Opening and announcements
12:10 Tilini Wijeratne
12:30 Dr. Tianyi Kou
12:50 Break
1:00 Jackson Baumgartner
1:20 Tyler Smart
1:40 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andy Borovik
2:40 Break
2:50 Dr. Tufa Assafa
3:10 Jocelyn Macho
3:30 A'Lester Allen / Gabriella Amberchan
3:50 Break
4:00 New Faculty Talk: Dr. Sarah Loerch
4:45 Student Panel
5:15 Dinner Break
6:00 Trivia




A.S. Borovik received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Humboldt State University, his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill under Tom Sorrell and held postdoctoral positions with Larry Que at the University of Minnesota, and Ken Raymond at the University of California-Berkeley. He has been on the faculty at Ithaca College, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, and the University of California-Irvine, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor.

Poster Session
If you are interested in presenting a digital poster, please indicate this when you register. 


As per tradition, we will have trivia after a dinner break but to coordinate it over Zoom, we need to establish the teams in advance. If you would like to participate but do not have a specific team that you'd like to join, enter WILDCARD on your registration form; we'll get you hooked up. If you would like to build a team (of no more than 5), please coordinate among yourselves to select a team leader. Enter the email address of that team leader in the form.  


Please contact Tim Johnstone or Katie Cramton for any questions!