The Chemistry and Sustainability Lecture Series

The Chemistry and Sustainability Lecture Series was recently established in the Department of Chemistry with support from the UNH Class of 1954 Academic Enrichment Fund. UNH is nationally recognized as a Sustainable Learning Community that unites the spirit of discovery with the challenge of sustainability. Basic chemistry research will play a pivotal role in driving science and technology innovations that will help achieve a sustainable future. The Chemistry and Sustainability Lecture Series aims to further promote public awareness in sustainability and cultivate research activities in energy, environment, education, and green chemistry.

Past Speakers

Professor Steven Suib
University of Connecticut, Depts. of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Institute of Materials Science

"Applications of Porous Metal Oxides and Sulfide in Adsorption, Batteries, and Catalysis"

April 17, 2018

Allison Leach
UNH Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies
"The Nitrogen Footprint: A tool that connects daily choices with reactive nitrogen"

Oct 10, 2017

Professor Charles Schmuttenmaer
Yale University
"THz Spectroscopy: Studying Carrier Dynamics and Solar Energy Conversion in Nanostructured Materials"

March 7, 2017

Professor Patrick Holland
Yale University
"The Global Nitrogen Cycle and Nitrogen Fixation by Iron Complexes"

April 26, 2016

Professor Daniel Jacobs
Harvard University
"Air Quality in the Southeast US: a Chemical Perspective"

November 12, 2015

Professor Shouheng Sun
Brown University
"Tuning Nanoparticle Catalysis for Nanomedicine and Energy Applications"

October 15, 2015

Professor Shelie Miller
University of Michigan
April 17, 2015
"Estimating the Environmental Impacts of New Technologies Using Agent-Based Modeling"


Dr. Tijana Rajh
Argonne National Laboratory
 March 12, 2015
"Versatility of TiO2 Nanoparticles: from Batteries to Medical Therapies"

Dr. Michael Wasielewski
Northwestern University
 May 1, 2012
"Solar Fuels: Where Chemistry and Biology Meet to Solve Global Energy Needs"

Professor Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos
Tufts University
April 7, 2011
"Nano- and atomic-scale catalysts in the fight for energy sustainability"
Professor Vicki H. Grassian
The University of Iowa
October 14, 2010
“Chemistry for a Sustainable Future”
Professor Gerald J. Meyer
Johns Hopkins University
September 30, 2010
"Sustainable Energy from Sunlight through Molecular Chemistry at Semiconductor Interfaces"
Professor Richard Eisenberg 
Rochester University
April 22, 2010
"A Molecular Approach to Artificial Photosynthesis and the Light Driven Generation of Hydrogen from Water"
Professor Robert Crabtree 
Yale University
March 30, 2010
“Climate Change and Our Energy Future”
Dr. Etsuko Fujita
Brookhaven National Laboratory
November 12, 2009
“Photochemical CO2 Reduction: Current Status and Future Prospects”
Professor Gary Brudvig
Yale University
September 17, 2009
“Water Oxidation Chemistry of Photosystem II and Artificial Systems”

Lectures are open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 603-862-1550.