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California State University Prof shares expertise on sensitizers and nanoparticles in UPV forum

The CAS-Department of Chemistry hosted Dr. Matthias Selke of the California State University, Los Angeles on January 16, 2017 at the UPV Miagao campus as part of the ‘World Expert Lecture Seminar Series.’ His lecture was entitled "Singlet Oxygen Sensitizers and Inorganic Nanoparticles,” and was attended by both the students and faculty members of the Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Selke’s research interests is in the area of organic and inorganic photochemistry. This includes the development of new sensitizers, materials for environmentally benign oxidation reactions, reaction mechanisms involving molecular oxygen, and the chemistry of singlet oxygen. After his lecture, Dr. Selke together with faculty members discussed possible collaborations between his research group and the department. This was followed by a visit of the laboratories in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. A quick tour of the campus and Miagao town followed later.

The event is part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Office of International Linkages under the OVPAA, and the Institute of Chemistry at UP Diliman. This visit was made possible by the efforts of Dr. Leon Payawan of the UP Diliman Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Danilo Ortillo of the UP Visayas Department of Chemistry.

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