Pintauer to Discuss Catalytic Systems for Radical Copolymerization

Posted on 2/23/2010 1:45:53 PM

Dr. Tomislav Pintauer, of Duquesne University, will be the Department of Chemistry’s seminar lecturer on Friday, February 26, 2010.

Dr. Pintauer, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will visit IUP briefly on Friday before giving the lecture “Development of Catalytic Systems for Radical Copolymerization of Olefins and Polar Monomers.” His research group focuses on atom transfer radical addition and cyclization reactions mediated by transition metal complexes.

Dr. Pintauer received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, followed by a postdoc at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the faculty of Duquesne in 2005. He is the author or coauthor of over sixty papers.

The seminar will be held in Weyandt 149 from 3:35 to 4:25 p.m. on Friday, February 26. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.