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Dr. Jeffrey Moore, an internationally recognized expert in the field of organic materials and polymer chemistry, will be this year’s Heinlen W. Hall lecturer.

Moore is the Murchison-Mallory Chair in the chemistry department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His early work in aspects of nanoscale structures was groundbreaking. Later, working with colleagues in engineering, he played a central role in the development and demonstration of a self-healing polymeric material and has shown recently that mechanical energy can be used to direct chemical reactions.

He holds 19 patents and has published more than 260 manuscripts. He has been an invited speaker at close to 300 national and international lecture series and conferences.

His BGSU lecture topics will be as follows:
• “Chemistry Meets Mechanics in Search of Self-Healing Function,” 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 2), 123 Overman Hall
• “Mechanochemical Reactions for Mechanoresponsive Materials,” 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 3), 123 Overman Hall
• “Macromolecular Architecture in Materials Design,” 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday (June 4), 123 Overman Hall
• “Chemistry Gone Global on Your Mobile,” 10-11:30 a.m. Friday (June 5), 095 Overman Hall

Moore received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1984 and his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 1989, both from the University of Illinois. He then went to the California Institute of Technology as a National Science Foundation Fellow. In 1990 he joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Michigan, before returning to Illinois in 1995.

His awards include an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been an associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society since 1999.

The BGSU lectureship was created by the chemistry department in 1975 to honor Dr. W. Heinlen Hall, a professor of chemistry from 1936-76 who, as chair of the department until 1971, led it through extraordinary growth and expansion. The weeklong series, which has drawn acclaimed scholars and leading research chemists, allows students and faculty to learn from and interact with cutting-edge investigators at the frontiers of chemistry research.


 
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June 1, 2009

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