The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology seminar series is open to anyone on the Stevens campus. The seminars will be in person or live webcast via Zoom.

Periodically, we invite a preeminent scientist for a sequence of informal talks and formal lectures. Previous lecturers have included Kenneth Pitzer and Herman Mark and the Nobelists William Lipscomb, Sir Derek Barton, Ilya Prigogine, Arthur Kornberg, Rosalyn Yalow, Sidney Altman and George Palade. The Stivala Lectures in Chemistry invites an outstanding scientist for a day of lectures and discussions on timely topics in chemistry. Dr. James Cooper established this lecture series in memory of his father Charles Cooper, who was a close friend of Professor Salvatore Stivala, a professor of chemistry and chemical engineering at Stevens.

Awareness of recent developments in your field is an important component of professional development. Therefore, attendance at seminars is required of all graduate students enrolled full-time in degree programs, and all doctoral students.

Spring 2024 Seminar Schedule

January 19

Xiaowei Song, PhD | Stanford University

Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry in Spatial Pharmaco-Metabolomics and Microdroplet Chemistry

February 8

Chip Nataro, PhD | Lafayette College

A Historical (and Current) Perspective on Ferrocene

February 16

Aoshu Zhong, PhD | Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/NIH

Toxic Antiphage Defense Proteins Inhibited by Intragenic Antitoxin Proteins

February 22

Christian Traba, PhD | Fairleigh Dickinson University

Plasma-Initiated Graft Polymerization of Carbon Nanoparticles as Nano-Based Drug Delivery Systems

May 3

Michael Milone '93 MD, PhD | University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Stivala Lecture: Engineered T cell Immunity: A World of Opportunities and Challenges

Past Seminar Series Speakers

View speakers and seminar topics for the previous three years.