The Provost Lecture Series 8


Friday, September 22, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:45


Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250


Speaker: Professor Christine Luscombe, pi-Conjugated Polymers Unit

Title: Making sense of the mess

Chair: Professor Gail Tripp, Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit



Polymers, ubiquitous in both the synthetic and natural world, display fascinating structural diversity and applications. This structural diversity makes polymers messy and difficult to understand. One way to disentangle the mess is to synthesize them in a more controlled fashion. In this talk, I will present our work in developing the controlled synthesis of semiconducting polymers, which led to our 2022 Society of Polymer Science Japan Award.


Venue: Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250


16:00- 17:15: Introduction, Lecture and Q&A

17:15-17:45 Teatime


Seminar video link


The Provost Lecture Series will provide an opportunity to celebrate milestones in the careers of OIST faculty members. It will recognize newly promoted professors and those who have received prestigious awards. It will highlight faculty achievements and create a space for retiring professors to talk about their research accomplishments and lessons learned over the course of their career. It is a way to celebrate OIST faculty, introduce them to the broader OIST community, acknowledge their research successes, share about their teaching and mentorship of students, and honor their service to the university.


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