Named Lecture Series
Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University offers several Endowed Lectures Series which bring to campus distinguished scholars from around the globe who address topics of interest to both the academic community and the general public. The Department of Chemistry is proud to host the following lectures:
This lectureship was created in 2010 by former students of Professor Francis Johnson in honor of his 80th birthday and in recognition of his contributions to both departments: Chemistry and Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook. Find out more about Francis Johnson here.
Date: May 5, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Tom W. Muir, Princeton University
Title: "Janus Particles: the Role of Molecular Symmetry in Epigenetic Regulation"
Notes: Sixth Annual Lecture
Since Dr. Stephen Koch and Dr. Michelle Millar joined the Department of Chemistry in 1978 and 1985, they have demonstrated a strong commitment to fostering the success of students and advancing research in inorganic chemistry at Stony Brook. Dr. Koch and Dr. Millar are examples of the profound and continuing impact that our faculty has on students.
In an effort to bring the latest insights from researchers in the field of inorganic chemistry to Stony Brook, Dr. Koch and Dr. Millar established the Stony Brook Lectureship in Inorganic Chemistry. Through their generous donation, Stony Brook invites highly regarded scientists to share their expertise with the Stony Brook community.
Date: October 18, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Omar M. Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Reticular Chemistry Leading to Carbon Capture and Water Harvesting from Air
Notes: Fifth Lecture - For more information click here
A circle of Dr. Bigeleisen’s friends established the Jacob Bigeleisen Lectures in 1989 to celebrate his 70th birthday and his newly acquired emeritus status. Since its inception in 1990, the Bigeleisen Lecture has been delivered by a very distinguished group of scientists including Drs. Ahmed Zewail, F. Albert Cotton, Samuel J. Danishefsky, Judith P. Klinman, Robert H. Grubbs, Yuan T. Lee, Christopher T. Walsh, François Diederich, Charles Lieber, David Tirrell, Nathan Lewis, Jacqueline Barton, Gerard Meijer, Fraser Stoddart, Daniel G. Nocera and Eric Betzig.
Date: April 14, 2022
Speaker:Dr. Laura L. Kiessling, Novartis Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Microbial Glycans in Health and Disease
Notes: The Twenty-seventh Jacob Bigeleisen Lecture
Established in 2010
Established in 2022
Date: May 5, 2023
Speaker: Dr. John Hartwig, University of CA, Berkeley
Date: April 29, 2022
Speaker: Dr. Makoto Fujita, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Univeristy of Tokyo
Title: "Coordination Self -Assembly: From Origins to the Latest Advances"
Notes: Inaugural Ojima Distinguised Lecture; 2021-2022 Provost Lecture Series