Chemistry: The Central Science

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 306AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Nicholas Hud, PhD, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology and Center for Chemical Evolution

Description: Chemistry is considered the central science that connects the physical sciences with life and applied sciences. This session demonstrates the broad applications of chemistry research being carried out in several NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation. These include chemistry research on origins of life, the space-time limit, sustainable energy, and more.

Sponsored by: National Science Foundation Centers for Chemical Innovation and Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Towards Multielectronic Redox Chemistry using Bimetallic Systems
Dino Villagran, PhD , Assistant Professor , University of Texas at El Paso
10:40 AM
Structural & Imaging Mass Spectrometry of Functional Protobiopolymers
Facundo Fernandez, PhD , Professor , Georgia Institute of Technology
11:00 AM
Iridium-catalyzed Transformations of Hydrocarbons
Jaime Flores, PhD , Postdoctoral fellows , Rutgers University
11:20 AM
Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit
Eric Potma, PhD , Associate Professor , University of California, Irvine