Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Puebla, Mexico

Event Information



Monday, September 10, 2018



Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Salon de Usos Multiples
Edif. 1-FCQ9, Av. San Claudio y 18 Sur, Ciudad Universitaria
Puebla, Puebla


Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla


ACS on Campus is coming to the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla on September 10! Join us for an exciting morning of scientific lectures and networking opportunities. There will also be an hour long Q&A with our speakers and select Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla faculty!

You’ll hear from world-class researchers including Editor-in-Chiefs, Kirk Schanze of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces and M.G. Finn of ACS Combinatorial Science!

This event is free and open to all researchers studying the sciences- not just chemistry! Registration is highly recommended. You do not have to be a researcher at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla to attend.


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  ACS Combinatorial Science



“Chromophore-Catalyst Assemblies for Solar Fuels: Deja que las moléculas hagan el trabajo!” by Prof. Kirk Schanze

The dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell (DSPEC) represents a novel approach to combining molecular chromophores and catalysts with semiconductors to effect light driven production of solar fuels. A multidisciplinary approach has been used to develop and study molecular and polymer assemblies for light driven water oxidation at a DSPEC photoanode and proton reduction at a photocathode. The work aims to understand mechanisms and dynamics for the photoprocesses occurring at the molecular/semiconductor interfaces. The talk will present an overview of work done during the past several years, involving the design, construction and study of molecular and polymer-based assemblies of light absorbing chromophores and catalysts, primarily aimed at water oxidation at the DSPEC anode.


“Click Reactions and Protein Nanoparticles: Building Multifunctional Structures with Chemistry and Molecular Biology” by Prof. M.G. Finn

Many processes in cells and higher organisms require the presentation of molecular fragments over large areas or in complex combinations. Virus-like particles are robust and easily accessible nanoscale scaffolds that are well suited for such tasks of molecular presentation. Methods for the chemical and genetic modification of protein nanoparticles will be described, along with selective click reactions used for the attachment and detachment of cargo molecules and the construction of companion materials. The resulting functionalized structures have been applied to targets of selective cell binding and internalization, immunology, drug delivery, and catalysis. 


Q&A with the ACS Editors