Paul Cheong

February 20, 2015 - 3:30pm
Wright Rieman, Rm. 260
Organic Seminar

"New Hypotheses Governing Complex Matter from Theory"

Spring 2015 Organic Seminar Series

Speaker: Paul Cheong
Department of Chemistry
Oregon State University
Abstract: The Cheong group applies and develops state-of-the-art computational tools to discover and explain fundamental and practical hypotheses that underlie organic synthesis and material science. In this seminar, our latest discoveries in the origins of catalysis and stereoselectivity in peptide-catalyzed reactions will be disclosed. In addition, our recent foray into inorganic material science will be discussed. Specifically, a rapid method to predict aqueous metal cluster stabilities & electronic properties and a computational method to predict the structural and electronic properties of amorphous materials will be disclosed.
Poster: PDF
Host: Professor Eric Garfunkel
~ Coffee/tea will be served prior to lecture ~