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The fifth biennial Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar symposium, Research Frontiers in the Chemical Sciences, will be held at the New York Academy of Sciences on Friday, October 26, 2018. Approximately 40 of the most recent Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars will present posters and produce brief videos about their research. In addition, Zhenan Bao, Sean Decatur, John Hartwig, and Timothy Swager will give talks on their current work. James Anderson will speak about recent innovations in teaching the chemical sciences.

A live stream of the talks will be available hereBelow is the program of speakers (all times EST).


9:35 am – 10:10 am: John F. Hartwig, Henry Rapoport Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Accelerating Chemical Synthesis with Catalysis


10:10 am – 10:45 am: Zhenan Bao, K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Skin-Inspired Electronic Materials


12:05 pm – 12:40 pm: Sean M. Decatur, President, Kenyon College
Aggregating Proteins and Coupled Vibrations: A Case for the Integration of Biophysical Chemistry, Problem Solving, and the Liberal Arts


2:15 pm – 2:55pm: James G. Anderson, Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Harvard University
Frontiers and Foundations from a Global and Molecular Perspective: A New Approach to Introductory University Chemistry


4:15 pm – 4:50 pm: Timothy M. Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Molecular Designs for Specificity in Chemical Sensors