Faculty Research Presentations

Fall 2018

Each fall, many faculty organize research presentations for interested students; below is a list of scheduled faculty presentations specifically geared towards first year students. Other faculty have specifically requested to meet individually with prospective students. These lists will be updated as we receive information about these events from faculty, but please do not consider either to be an exhaustive list of faculty taking students into their group. At any time, you are also welcome to contact individual faculty members to request a meeting or more information about their groups.

All Students are required to attend this presentation:

Tuesday, September 4, 1024 Chem Annex, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, "The Process of Joining a Research Group" Seminar – Professor Wilfred van der Donk, Director of Graduate Studies.

List of presentations:

For more information on an individual faculty member, click on their name to visit their faculty page. A full list of faculty can be found by clicking on "Directory" in the top navigation of this page, and then "Faculty" or "Faculty by Research Area".

To see upcoming presentations in calendar view, please click here.

Thursday, September 6th

Asst. Prof. Jefferson Chan
12:00 Noon
171 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well 

Prof. Jonathan Sweedler
5:00 P.M.
171 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well 

Prof. Catherine Murphy
6:00 P.M.
33 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well

Prof. Scott Silverman
7:00 P.M.
171 Roger Adams Lab 
Willing to meet individually as well

Friday, September 7th

Prof. Yi Lu
5:00 P.M.
A133 Chemistry Life Sciences Lab
Willing to meet individually as well 

Prof. Zaida Luthey-Schulten
6:00 P.M.
A522 Chemistry Life Sciences Lab

Monday, September 10th

Prof. Martin Gruebele
12:00 Noon
33 Roger Adams Lab
After attending presentation - willing to meet individually as well 

Prof. Scott Denmark
7:30 P.M.
116 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well please email Kaitlyn Neef at kneef1@illinois.edu for an appointment

Tuesday, September 11th

Prof. Deborah Leckband
5:00 P.M.
33 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well

Prof. Paul Hergenrother
6:00 P.M.
217 Noyes Lab
Prefer you attend the presentation first and if you would like to meet individually please email Kaitlyn Neef at kneef1@illinois.edu for an appointment

Wednesday, September 12th

Prof. Chad Rienstra
12:00 Noon
33 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well. 

Thursday, September 13th

Prof. Marty Burke
12:00 Noon
433 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well

Prof. Douglas Mitchell
5:00 P.M.
116 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well  

Assoc. Prof. Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez
6:00 P.M.
171 Roger Adams Lab 
Attending presentation is preferred, but if you have a conflict, he is willing to meet individually.

Friday, September 14th

Prof. Steven Zimmerman
12:00 Noon
433 Roger Adams Lab
After attending presentation - willing to meet individually as well 

Monday, September 17th

Asst. Prof. Joshua Vura-Weis
12:00 Noon
33 Roger Adams Lab
After attending presentation, is willing to meet with individually

Prof. Wilfred van der Donk
7:00 P.M.
171 Roger Adams Lab 

Tuesday, September 18th

Prof. Liviu Mirica
5:00 P.M. 
162 Noyes Lab
Willing to meet individually as well

Asst. Prof. Hee-Sun Han
6:00 P.M.
33 Roger Adams Lab  
Willing to meet individually as well

Friday, September 21st

Asst. Prof. Lisa Olshansky
6:00 P.M.
33 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well

Tuesday, September 25th

Prof. Gregory Girolami
6:00 P.M. 
33 Roger Adams Lab
Willing to meet individually as well

Wednesday, September 26th

Assoc. Prof. Alison Fout
12:00 Noon
33 Roger Adams Lab 
Willing to meet individually as well 

Those who wish to meet one-on-one:

Prof. Andrew Gewirth - Please contact him directly for an appointment at:  agewirth@illinois.edu  

Assoc. Prof. Prashant Jain – Please contact him directly for an appointment at:  jain@illinois.edu

Prof. Nancy Makri – Please contact her directly for an appointment at:  nmakri@illinois.edu

Prof. Jeffrey Moore – Please contact his assistant Ashley Trimmell for an appointment at:  trimmell@illinois.edu

Asst. Prof. David Sarlah – Please contact him directly at:  sarlah@illinois.edu

Research Asst. Prof. Mei Shen – Please contact her directly at:  mshen233@illinois.edu

Asst. Prof. Renske van der Veen – Please contact her directly for an appointment at:  renske@illinois.edu