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Distinguished Lecture Series


Department of Chemistry Distinguished Lecture Series

2023-2024 Distinguished Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 4, 2023: Harry G. Day Distinguished Lecture
Greg Robinson, University of Georgia
Wednesday, October 11, 2023: Frank T. Gucker Distinguished Lecture
Marsha Lester - University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, February 28, 2024: Ernest Campaigne Distinguished Lecture
John Sutherland, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Wednesday, April 17, 2024: Raymond Siedle Distinguished Lecture
Marinella Mazzanti, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

2024-2025 Distinguished Lecture Series
September 11, 2024: Crandall Lecture in Organic Chemistry Distinguished Lecture
Thorsten Bach, Technical University of Munich
September 25, 2024: Harry G. Day Distinguished Lecture
Amy E. Herr, UC Berkeley
Oct. 23, 2024: Raymond Siedle Distinguished Lecture
Jonathan Nitschke, University of Cambridge
March 5, 2025: Harrison Shull Memorial Distinguished Lecture
Michele Parrinello, Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
April 16, 2025: Frank Gucker Distinguished Lecture
Daniel M. Neumark, UC Berkeley
May 14, 2025: Vernon J. Shiner, Jr. Distinguished Lecture
Donna Blackmond, The Scripps Research Institute

2025-2026 Distinguished Lecture Series
September 3, 2025: Frank C. Mathers Distinguished Lecture
Peidong Yang, UC Berkeley

Nominations for distinguished lectures may be submitted to the Colloquium Committee (contact chemchr@indiana.edu). 

 
The Ernest E. Campaigne Lectureship in Chemistry
The Ernest E. Campaigne Lectureship in Chemistry was established in 1988 as a result of donations by friends, colleagues and students of the late Professor Emeritus Campaigne. Under the auspices of this lectureship, an outstanding organic chemist is invited to present a lecture at Indiana University.

Further Information: The Ernest E. Campaigne Lectureship in Chemistry

 

The Frank C. Mathers Lectureship in Chemistry
The Frank C. Mathers Lectureship in Chemistry, established in 1970, was made possible through an anonymous gift from a former student of the late Professor Mathers. The Chemistry Department is grateful to those alumni who have made contributions to help support the Mathers Lectureship. 

Further information: The Frank C. Mathers Lectureship in Chemistry

 

The Frank T. Gucker Lectureship
The Frank T. Gucker Lectureship in Chemistry was established in 1974 as a result of donations by friends, colleagues and relatives of the late Professor Emeritus Gucker.  Under the auspices of this lectureship, an outstanding physical chemist is invited to present a lecture at Indiana University.

Further information: The Frank T. Gucker Lectureship

 

The Harry G. Day Lectureship
The Harry G. Day Lectureship in Chemistry was established in 1987 as a result of donations by friends, colleagues, and students of Professor Emeritus Day. Under the auspices of this lectureship an outstanding biochemist is invited to lecture at Indiana University.

Further information: The Harry G. Day Lectureship

 

The Jack Crandall Lectureship in Organic Chemistry
The Jack Crandall Lectureship in Organic Chemistry was established in 2019. The Department of Chemistry expresses our gratitude to Jack Crandall, Professor Emeritus, IU Department of Chemistry for establishing the Jack Crandall Distinguished Lecture in Organic Chemistry.

Further information: The Jack Crandall Lectureship in Organic Chemistry

 

The Raymond Siedle Distinguished Lectureship
The Raymond Siedle Distinguished Lectureship was established to honor the contributions and memory of the late Raymond Siedle as both friend and father, and to strengthen and advance scholarships in the fields of inorganic chemistry and materials science at Indiana University.  It is hoped that, in this way, parents and faculty alike will be encouraged to support young men and women who seek to expand their knowledge and enlarge their imagination through careers in science.

Further information: The Raymond Siedle Distinguished Lectureship

 

The Harrison Shull Lectureship in Chemistry 
The Harrison Shull Lectureship in Chemistry was established in 2003 by combining memorial donations from friends, colleagues, students, and family of Professor Shull and the previous Computational Lectureship in Chemistry.  Under the auspices of this lectureship an outstanding computational chemist is invited to lecture at Indiana University.

Further information: The Harrison Shull Lectureship in Chemistry

 

The V.J. Shiner, Jr. Lectureship in Chemistry 
The V. J. Shiner Lectureship in Chemistry was established in 1995 as a result of donations by friends and colleagues of Professor Emeritus Shiner. Under the auspices of this lectureship, an outstanding organic chemist is invited to present a lecture at Indiana University.

Further information: The V.J. Shiner, Jr. Lectureship in Chemistry