Department Seminar

Upcoming Seminar

Nanospace within Metal-Organic Frameworks: Plenty of Room for Imagination
Dr. Shengqian Ma, University of North Texas

September 27, 2023
4:00pm in HSCI-103

Shengqian Ma

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) represent a new class of materials, and one of their striking features lies in the tunable, designable, and functionalizable nanospace. The nanospace within MOFs provides virtually plenty of room for imagination, allowing designed incorporation of different functionalities for targeted applications, such as gas storage/separation, sensing, drug delivery, catalysis. This seminar will illustrate different approaches to engineer the nanospace of MOFs thereby affording MOFs as a versatile platform for applications in biocatalysis and heterogeneous catalysis.

Nanospace Engineering - Energy, Biology, Environmental
Fig. The research of Ma group aims to engineering the nanospace of advanced porous materials including metal-organic frameworks (MOF), covalent organic framework (COF) and porous organic polymer (POP) for energy/biological/environmental-related applications.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 4:00pm. All are invited to attend.

Seminar Coordinator

For information and suggestions about our Department Seminar series, please contact the seminar coordinator:

Dr. Fangyuan Tian


The following is the schedule for Fall 2023.

Seminar Schedule
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 27, 2023 Nanospace within Metal-Organic Frameworks: Plenty of Room for Imagination Dr. Shengqian Ma, University of North Texas
October 4, 2023 Nanostructured Silicon As A Theranostic Tool Michael Sailor, UC San Diego
October 11, 2023 Accelerated Decomposition Kinetics of Ammonium Perchlorate via Conformal Graphene Coating Alfred Baca, US Navy
October 11, 2023 Not Just for Oxides! Sol-Gel Methods for Nanoparticle Assembly Stephanie Brock, Wayne State University
October 18, 2023 Engineered Tissues Models for Muscle and Cardiac Repair Perla Ayala, CSU Long Beach
October 25, 2023 Quantum Dots for Solar Energy Conversion Michael Enright, San Francisco State University
November 1, 2023 Some stories from being a chemistry student and chemistry professor + A couple of dive videos Stuart Berryhill, CSU Long Beach
November 8, 2023 The role of lipids and particle size on the dynamics of apolipoprotein A-I as it transitions between lipid-bound and lipid-free in solution Mark Borja, CSU East Bay
November 15, 2023 How Did We Get Here? The Unusual Transport Itinerary of a Novel Rab GTPase Accelerating Protein Daniel Nickerson, CSU San Bernadido
November 29, 2023 TBD Rees Garmann, San Diego State University
December 6, 2023 Atomic-scale insights for batteries and catalysts revealed by cryo-EM Yuzhang Li, UCLA

Previous Seminars

Previous Seminars
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 20, 2023 Estrogen receptor and testosterone in women and importance of estrogen in men Dr. Ellis Levin, Long Beach VA Medical Center & UC Irvine
September 13, 2023 Towards Inclusive and Accessible Chemistry Classrooms: Faculty and TAs as Change Agents Dr. Stacey Brydges, UC San Diego
September 6, 2023 Liquid Crystalline Assembly of Conjugated Polymers Dr. Shanju Zhang, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
August 30, 2023 Nanomaterials Interfaced to Photosystem I for BioHybrid Energy Conversion Dr. David Cliffel, Vanderbilt University
August 23, 2023 Novel properties of plasmonic metal nanostructures for sensing and cancer therapy: A case study of hollow gold nanospheres Dr. Jin Zhong Zhang, UC Santa Cruz

The Seminar Archive has Department Seminars from previous semesters.

The Department Seminar is supported by The Allergan Foundation.