Richard G. Werth Lecture
Mar 06, 2013FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. GRAEME R.A. WYLLIE, assistant professor, Chemistry
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
2013 WERTH LECTURE AT CONCORDIA
The 2013 Richard G. Werth Lecture Series, sponsored by the Concordia College chemistry department, features Dr. W. Robert Scheidt, the William K. Warren Professor at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture, “Nitric Oxide and Hemes: From Toxic Gas to NRVS,” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Jones 212. He’ll also present “Success in Research: The Importance of …” at 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, in Ivers 386.
Scheidt obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of Michigan in 1968, carried out postdoctoral work at Cornell University, where he became interested in the chemistry and stereochemistry of metalloporphyrin complexes, and in 1970, he joined the faculty of Notre Dame. He is a noted authority on the molecular structure of metallopoprhyrin derivatives, including the biologically significant iron species.
In addition to more than 350 scientific publications, he has authored several book chapters.
The Richard G. Werth Lecture in Chemistry is funded by an endowment established by Richard’s wife, Wilma, and their son, Gerald, to exemplify excellence in the teaching of chemistry, and to promote an understanding of the many careers in chemistry. Werth taught at Concordia from 1950 to 1990 and died in 1993.
The lectures are free and open to the public.