Chemistry Department Seminars

Chemistry Department Seminars will take in-person in SL130, unless otherwise noted.  Some seminars may be also be broadcast online and recorded.  For access to online seminars and/or recordings, please see the Majors Canvas page or contact the chemistry department at

The department strives to offer a diverse and vibrant seminar program. Each year leading researchers from outside the department, as well as faculty and graduate students from Western, present and discuss their cutting-edge research. This is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to actively participate in the scientific community. In addition, many outside seminar speakers are recruiting graduate students for their respective programs and are eager to discuss their program. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Photo Credit Roisin Cowan-Kuist, 2019

Current Seminar Schedule 

Seminars will be in-person in SL130 throughout Spring Quarter 2023, unless otherwise noted. 

IN-PERSON Seminars typically take place on Friday from 3:15-4:15 pm in SL130.

Seminar topics and titles will be posted as we receive additional information from speakers.

Recordings of select seminars will be available on the Chemistry Department Canvas page. If you wish to watch a previously recorded seminar please reach out to

Spring Quarter 2023 Seminars

Friday, March 31st

College to Carrer Panel, WWU Chemistry Club

Friday, April 7th

No Seminar

Friday, April 14th

Dr. Tim Elam, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory

Title: "X-ray Spectroscopy of Materials, from metals to Mars"

Friday, April 21

Dr. Jeremy Cooperman, Oregon Health & Sciences University

Friday, April 28

No Seminar. Please Consider Attending Slesnick STEM Symposium.

Friday, May 5th

Prof. Oliviero Andreussi, Boise State University

Seminar Via Zoom.

Friday, May 12th

Dr. Kenneth Childers, Western Washington University

Friday, May 19th

Scholar's Week

Friday, May 26th

Prof. Amani Hariri, University of British Columbia

Joint Chemistry and Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar

WWU Chemistry Research Publications