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.



Upcoming Speaker

To be announced.


Past Speakers


Victor Batista
Yale University, Department of Chemistry
"Studies of PCET for Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis"

October 30, 2018

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
"Estimating the Environmental Impacts of New Technologies Using Agent-Based Modeling"

April 17, 2015

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

 March 12, 2015

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

May 1, 2012

Professor Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos
Tufts University
"Nano- and atomic-scale catalysts in the fight for energy sustainability"

April 7, 2011

Professor Vicki H. Grassian
The University of Iowa
“Chemistry for a Sustainable Future”

October 14, 2010

Professor Gerald J. Meyer
Johns Hopkins University
"Sustainable Energy from Sunlight through Molecular Chemistry at Semiconductor Interfaces"

September 30, 2010

Professor Richard Eisenberg 
Rochester University
"A Molecular Approach to Artificial Photosynthesis and the Light Driven Generation of Hydrogen from Water"

April 22, 2010

Professor Robert Crabtree 
Yale University
“Climate Change and Our Energy Future”

March 30, 2010

Dr. Etsuko Fujita
Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Photochemical CO2 Reduction: Current Status and Future Prospects"

November 12, 2009

Professor Gary Brudvig
Yale University
"Water Oxidation Chemistry of Photosystem II and Artificial Systems"

September 17, 2009

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