The Chemistry and Sustainability Lecture Series

The Chemistry and Sustainability Lecture Series was recently established in the Department of Chemistry with support from the UNH Class of 1954 Academic Enrichment Fund. UNH is nationally recognized as a Sustainable Learning Community that unites the spirit of discovery with the challenge of sustainability. Basic chemistry research will play a pivotal role in driving science and technology innovations that will help achieve a sustainable future. The Chemistry and Sustainability Lecture Series aims to further promote public awareness in sustainability and cultivate research activities in energy, environment, education, and green chemistry.

Upcoming Seminars

 Professor Shouheng Sun

Professor Shouheng Sun
Brown University
"Tuning Nanoparticle Catalysis for Nanomedicine and Energy Applications"

October 15, 2015

Daniel Jacobs

Professor Daniel Jacobs
Harvard University
"Aerosol Chemistry in the Southeast US Atmosphere"

November 12, 2015

Past Speakers

Professor Shelie Miller


Professor Shelie Miller
University of Michigan
"Estimating the Environmental Impacts of New Technologies Using Agent-Based Modeling"

April 17, 2015

 Dr. Tijah Rajh

Dr. Tijana Rajh
Argonne National Laboratory
"Versatility of TiO2 Nanoparticles: from Batteries to Medical Therapies"

 March 12, 2015

Professor Wasielewski

Dr. Michael Wasielewski
Northwestern University
"Solar Fuels: Where Chemistry and Biology Meet to Solve Global Energy Needs"

 May 1, 2012

Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos

Professor Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos
Tufts University
April 7, 2011
"Nano- and atomic-scale catalysts in the fight for energy sustainability"

Vicki Grassian

Professor Vicki H. Grassian
The University of Iowa
October 14, 2010
“Chemistry for a Sustainable Future”

Gerald Meyer

Professor Gerald J. Meyer
Johns Hopkins University
September 30, 2010
"Sustainable Energy from Sunlight through Molecular Chemistry at Semiconductor Interfaces"

Richard Eisenberg

Professor Richard Eisenberg
Rochester University
April 22, 2010
"A Molecular Approach to Artificial Photosynthesis and the Light Driven Generation of Hydrogen from Water"

Robert Crabtree

Professor Robert Crabtree
Yale University
March 30, 2010
“Climate Change and Our Energy Future”

Etsuko Fujita

Dr. Etsuko Fujita
Brookhaven National Laboratory
November 12, 2009
“Photochemical CO2 Reduction: Current Status and Future Prospects”

Gary Brudvig

Professor Gary Brudvig
Yale University
September 17, 2009
“Water Oxidation Chemistry of Photosystem II and Artificial Systems”

Lectures are open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 603-862-1550.