Endowed Lecture

Martin Lecture Series


When Raymond Castle retired in 1994, the Castle lecture series was terminated, and was replaced in a limited way by the Barbara and Dean Martin Seminar Series. These lectures, too, were designed to provide an opportunity for a diverse group of outstanding persons. At the outset, a guarantee of funding for five years was promised, but the program was successful and continued beyond the five-year program. The committee has made a Endowed Lecture committee of the department.


                                      The Martins: Barbara Martin & Dr. Dean F. Martin

Name Postion Lecture Title
Nicholas A. Ashford, Ph.D., J.D. Professor of Technology and Policy, MIT "Low-Level Chemical Sensitivity: An Emerging Occupational and Environmental Health Problem"
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Dick van der Helm, Ph.D. George Lynn Cross Research Professor, University of Oklahoma "Iron Uptake by Siderophores in Microorganisms and the Physical Chemistry of Ferric Siderophore Receptor Proteins"
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Robert P. Carnahan, Ph.D. Professor of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, USF "Advances in Water Treatment Technology"
Daryle H. Busch, Ph.D. Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas "Ligand Design for Enhanced Molecular Organization"
Name Postion Lecture Title
Jon C. Clardy, Ph.D. Horace White Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University "Natural Products and Their Targets"
Marcetta Y. Darensbourg, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University "Chemical Models for the Heterobimetallic Active Site of NiFe HydrogenaseB An Organometallic in Biology"
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Robert E. Sievers, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado "Fine Aerosol Particles in Pulmonary Drug Delivery and in the Atmosphere"
Steven D. Burke, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Synthesis and Study of Natural and Unnatural Oxacycles"
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Margaret Farago, Ph.D. Professor, Centre for Environmental Technology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London "Arsenic Contamination in Southwest England"
Peter C. Jurs, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University "Prediction of Chemical Properties of Organic Compounds from Molecular Structures"
Albert Padwa, Ph.D. William P. Timmie Professor, Department of Chemistry, Emory University "Cascade Processes for Alkaloid Synthesis"
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Gregory R. Choppin,Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Florida State University "Environmental Behavior of Plutonium"
Stewart W. Schneller, Ph.D. Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics, Auburn "Carbocyclic Nucleosides"
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Ellen M.Leahy, Ph.D. & James W. Leahy, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, Celera & Directory of Chemistry, Exelixis "Drug Discovery in the Post-Genomic Era"
Name Postion Lecture Title
Dale W. Margerum, Ph.D. Harvey Washington Wiley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Purdue University "Diversity of Bromite Ion Redox Mechanisms in Aqueous Solutions"
Joanna Fowler, Ph.D. Brookhaven National Laboratory "Imaging Drug Addiction in the Human Brain"
Name Postion Lecture Title
Margaret M. Faul, Ph.D. Associate Director, Chemical Process R&D Amgen, Inc. "Process Development Towards the Synthesis of Protein Kinase C Inhibitors"
Frank W. Fowler, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, SUNY-Stony Brook "The Development of Strategies for the Preparation of Designed Materials"
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Joan Silverstone Valentine, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of California, Los Angeles "Misfolded Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)"
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Patrick Benz, Ph.D. President, Benz Research and Development "Contemporary Topics in Contact Lens and Intraocular Lens Materials"
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Karl Kovacs, Ph.D. Vice-President Operations Origene Technologies, Inc. "Functional Discovery Through High Content Genomic Screening"
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Brian Moulton, Pd.D. Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Translational Product Development in the Pharmaceutical; Industry: Discovery and Development"
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Jay J. Siegel, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Institute of Organic Chemistry University of Zurich "Aromatic Architecture: Bowles, Gears, and Knots"
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Joseph S. Francisco, Ph.D. William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University "Earth's Atmosphere to Planetary Engineering of Mars: An Adventure in Chemistry."
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Richard N. Zare, Ph.D. Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University "Desorption Electrospray Ionization"
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Stephen Leffler Buchwald, Ph.D Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, MIT "Palladium and Copper-Catalyzed Methodology of Use in Organic Synthesis: From Fundamentals to Applications"
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Melanie Cooper, Ph.D. Lappan-Phillips Chair of Science Education "Evidence-Based Approaches to Curriculum Reform and Assessment"
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Cherie L. Yestrebsky, Ph.D. Chair of the Chemistry Department at University of Central Florida "Using Chemistry and Creativity to Solve Enviornmental Remediation Problems"
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Melanie Sanford, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan "Challenges and Opportunities for (In)organic Chemists in Grid-Scale Energy Storage"
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Dr. Christy Haynes Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Elmore H. Northey Professor at University of Minnesota "Design and Redesign of Sustainable Engineered Nanomaterials"