Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Kara Stowers, Brigham Young University
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Kara Stowers, Brigham Young University
Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street

Brigham Young University Professor of Chemistry, Kara Stowers, will present Reduction and Oxidation: Two sides of a coin in heterogeneous catalysis at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series

About Professor Stowers

Dr. Stowers received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining BYU, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University (2012-2014). The Stowers laboratory takes an interdisciplinary approach towards the research of carbon dioxide activation and reactivity through principles of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry. Their interest is in developing new catalysts that will decrease the energy and waste required to synthesize commodity chemicals through new pathways. Some commodity chemicals of interest are using CO2 to form esters or alcohols, as well as using bio-based feedstocks, such as glycerol, as alternative starting points to get to these products. Determining the principles necessary for the activation of CO2 towards C-C bond formation will be achieved using a variety of tools and techniques.  Their research interests span inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry in the aim of understanding and improving catalysts.

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials, and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.

The Department of Chemistry hosts eminent scholars from throughout the field of chemistry at our weekly seminar series