Gassman Seminar Series

Gassman Seminar Series

Paul G. Gassman Memorial Seminar Series

Paul G. Gassman

Paul G. Gassman (’57), PhD was a distinguished alumnus of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Canisius College. A Regents Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, he also served as President of the American Chemical Society and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Always supportive of his alma mater, he established an endowment at Canisius with regular contributions. After his premature death in 1993, his family generously augmented this fund in order to establish a seminar series in his honor. The Gassman Memorial Seminar series allows science majors to meet with an internationally renowned chemist and to learn about his/her research and the impact of this work on our environment and society.

Gassman Memorial Seminar Series Speakers:

Phil S. Baran headshot2015 (March 13)
PROFESSOR PHIL S. BARAN
Scripps Research Institute

 

 


 

Melanie Sanford

2012
PROFESSOR MELANIE SANFORD
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

"Tackling global challenges in sustainable chemistry"

 


Geoffrey Coates

2008
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY COATES
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

"Making environmentally friendly plastics from thin air"

 


Carolyn Bertozzi

2006
PROFESSOR CAROLYN BERTOZZI
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

"Probing the biology of cell surface sugars with chemical tools"

 


Harry Gray

2001
PROFESSOR HARRY GRAY
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

"Fuel from sunlight and water"


Jerrold Meinwald

1996
PROFESSOR JERROLD MEINWALD
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

"Chemical Communication and Defense Mechanisms in the Insect World"