Arthur E. Martell was a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University and award-winning researcher in the field of inorganic chemistry which focused on metal chelate compounds, macrocyclic complexes and cryptates. In 1966, Martell joined Texas A&M University as the Head of the Department of Chemistry. He served as Head until 1980. Dr. Martell was instrumental in transforming Department of Chemistry into one of national prominence. He was honored with numerous awards including the Southwest Regional Award of the American Chemical Society, the ACS Award for Distinguished Service to Inorganic Chemistry, and the Patterson-Crane Award. He was elected an honorary lifetime fellow of the New York Academy of Science and to honorary membership in the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry.
The event kicked-off our 50 Years of Excellence celebratory year on October 14, 2016 with the Arthur Martell Scientific Symposium for Inorganic Chemistry.
|9:00 am||Introductory comments, François Gabbaï - Texas A&M University|
|9:10 am||Christine Thomas, Brandeis University, "New Frontiers in Metal-Metal Bonding and Reactivity of Heterobimetallic Complexes."|
|9:45 am||Eric Schelter, University of Pennsylvania, "New Coordination- and Organometallic Chemistry of the Rare Earth Elements: Opportunities in Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds and Photo-redox."|
|10:20 am||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|10:50 am||Mohammad Omary, University of North Texas, "Are MOFs et al. really the next best thing since sliced bread? A case study for electronic device apps."|
|11:25 am||Joe Zhou, Texas A&M University, "Tuning the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) through thermodynamic and kinetic analysis"|
|1:00 pm||Poster Session|
|1:55 pm||Welcome back, François Gabbaï - Texas A&M University|
|2:00 pm||Ching-Wen Chiu, National Taiwan University, "Boron Cations and Radicals."|
|2:35 pm||Charles Riordan, University of Delaware, "Nickel-Oxygen Chemistry: C–H Activation."|
|3:10 pm||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|3:45 pm||Curtis Berlinguette, The University of British Columbia, "Solar Chemistry at the Interface."|
|4:20 pm||John Berry, University of Wisconsin, "Nitrene Transfer Catalysis: Correlating Electronic Structure with Reactivity."|
|7:00 pm||Symposium banquet at Christopher's World Grille|