Chemistry Department Seminars

Chemistry Department Seminars will take in-person in SL110, 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 SL110 throughout Fall Quarter 2022, unless otherwise noted. 

IN-PERSON Seminars typically take place on Friday from 3:15-4:15 pm in SL110.

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

Fall Quarter 2022 Seminars

Friday, September 23

No seminar scheduled.

Friday, September 30

Prof. Mike Larsen, Western Washington University

Title:  "The Who, What, When, Where, How, & Why of Graduate School"

Friday, October 7

Prof. Steven R. Emory, Western Washington University

Title:  "Nanomaterials for Analytical Detection & Imaging"

Friday October 14

Prof. Joan Hevel, Utah State University

Title:  "How do Human Cells Regulate Protein Arginine Methyltransferase (PRMT) Activity?"

Friday, October 21

Prof. Janet Iwasa, University of Utah

Title:  "Animating Molecular Machines"


Note:  More seminars to be announced.  There are two tenure-track faculty searches (Biochemistry and Chemical Education) occurring this fall quarter, so there will be several more seminars added.



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