35th H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

35th Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

Location:  Purdue University

Date:  Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018

This year’s event promises to be an exciting celebration to honor the career of Professor H.C. Brown.  The program includes a diverse array of topics from the fields of synthetic and physical Organic Chemistry by a distinguished group of plenary speakers:

Thursday, April 12

Time:  4:30 PM (EST)

Location:  Wetherill (WTHR) Room 104

Bruce H. Lipshutz, UC Santa Barbara:  “Switching Synthetic Chemistry from Organic Solvents to Water; Faster, Better, Cheaper, and Sustainable”

(Recipient of the 2017 ACS Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods)

Friday, April 13

Time:  9:00 AM (EST)

Location:  Stewart Center (STEW) Room 218

Zhenan Bao, Stanford University:  Designing Skin-Inspired Organic Electronic Materials”

Matthew Gaunt, University of Cambridge:  “New Strategies for Chemical Synthesis: From C–H Activation to Protein Functionalization

David Walt, Harvard Medical School:  Using Microwell Array Technology to Probe Chemistry and Biology at Their Fundamental Limits”

Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute:  Enantioselective and Remote C–H Activation Reactions”


For more information about the H.C. Brown Lectures, please visit our website at: https://www.chem.purdue.edu/hcbrownlectures/.   All interested students, faculty, and scientists are welcome to attend.  Registration is free, and includes lunch for all participants who register by Friday, April 6, 2018.  We also encourage student participants to present their recent works at our poster session and competition, with prizes awarded for the best posters.  We look forward to seeing you in April.


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