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Climate change game-changer? USC scientists find more efficient way to convert methane into useful chemicals
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The researchers have found a catalyst that converts methane to olefin, a compound made up of hydrogen and carbon, in a single step
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Methanol: A planet-friendly energy source?
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USC scientists aim to generate cells that move cars, warm houses and help produce food
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February 21, 2018:

Organic-Materials Chemistry Seminar:

Catalysis at Metal-Metal Bonds

Prof. Christopher Uyeda, Purdue University

12:00 p.m., Olah Library

February 23, 2018:

15th Annual Carl M. Franklin Lecture on Science and Society:

A New Approach Towards Diabetes Drug Discovery

Raymond M. Stevens, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Founding Director, The Bridge Institute, USC

4:00 p.m. SGM 123

April 18, 2018:

Organic-Materials Chemistry Seminar:

Catalysis for Renewable Fuels

Prof. Jenny Yang, UC Irvine

12:00 p.m., Olah Library


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