Chemistry Seminars - 2022

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry host regular seminars to showcase their work across applied projects in health, environment, energy technology and defence.

Academics and students from collaborative institutions are also invited to share their research and knowledge when visiting our department and school.

The seminars are open to the public, industry, researchers from other departments, schools and universities, and to current and past students.


Seminar schedule - Department of Chemistry

  • Location: Macbeth Lecture Theatre - Badger building | Map
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm (unless otherwise stated)
Date Speaker Presentation
Friday 11 February
Braggs Lecture Theatre
Shaun Ellis
MPhil Student University of Adelaide
The development of improved mass spectrometry techniques for sensitive biomolecule detection 
Thursday 17 February
3 pm
Belinda Boehm
PhD Student, University of Adelaide

Understanding and controlling the solution-phase and interfacial morphology of organic semiconductors

Friday 18 February

Josephine Smernik
MPhil Student, University of Adelaide

Metal-organic frameworks as supports for catalysts

Friday 18 February Joe Milne
MPhil Student, University of Adelaide
Porous frameworks for biomolecule encapsulation
Friday 4 March

Dr. Tanglaw Roman, Flinders University

Immobilised metal-organic catalysts: factors that promote activity and durability

Monday 7 March
4 pm
Professor Timothy Schmidt
University of New South Wales

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Wave Function

Friday 11 March 

Jessica De La Perrelle
PhD Student, University of Adelaide

Electron and Hole Transfer in PM6:Y6 Nanoparticles
Thursday 17 March
3 pm
Dr Antonio Calabrese
University of Leeds

Illuminating the molecular choreography of intrinsically disordered proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease and viral replication

Thursday 24 March 
3 pm

Andre Birve
Lewis McFarlane
PhD Student, University of Adelaide



Snake Venom Proteins-The Importance of Understanding Their Structure

Friday 8 April
12 pm
A/Prof Jie Zhang,
Monash University
Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
Friday 8 April
4 pm
A/Prof Alex Bissember
University of Tasmania
Improving the understanding and synthetic scope of catalytically-active transition metal complexes

Thursday 21 April
3 pm

Jenica Madridejos
PhD Student,
University of Adelaide

Towards the photophysical nature of the triphenylphosphine-stabilized nonagold cluster and its catalytic applications
Friday 22 April
12 pm
Alexandra Stuart
PhD Student, University of Adelaide
Thursday 19 May
3 pm 
Harshal Patel
PhD student, University of Adelaide
Synthesis and Applications of Substituted Bullvalenes and The Total Synthesis of Endiandric Acid Natural Products
Friday 20 May Prof Ivan Kassal The University of Sydney. Simulating Chemistry on Quantum Computers
Thursday 2 June Thomas Anthony
PhD Student, University of Adelaide
Friday 3 June Prof Jun Huang
University of Sydney
Nanoscale characterization of catalysts for sustainable chemical process
Friday 17 June A/Prof Melanie MacGregor
Flinders University
Nanofluid adsorption to advanced materials for energy and biotechnology applications
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