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Javier Read de Alaniz - University of California, Santa Barbara

Special Seminars

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10:15am – 11:45am
Steele 006
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Shining Light on Chemistry

Bio: Javier Read de Alaniz joined the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC, Santa Barbara in 2009. Born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico, he received his B.S. degree from Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colorado) in 1999 where he conducted undergraduate research under the direction of Professor William R. Bartlett. He obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Tomislav Rovis at Colorado State University in 2006. His doctoral research focused on asymmetric catalysis. Javier then moved to California, where he worked in the area of total synthesis with Professor Larry E. Overman at the University of California, Irvine. During that time, he was the recipient of the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Abstract: Photons have multiple enabling advantages to control chemical reactions and stimuli-responsive materials.  In this seminar, I will discuss our groups effort to design and develop a new class of negative photochromic molecules termed DASA, their incorporation into materials and subsequent effort to unlock their potential to convert light directly into mechanical work. Additionally, a new Diels–Alder based photoclick platform to enable bio-orthogonal chemistry with spatial control for biomaterial applications will be discussed.

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Andrew Coombs

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.