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Dept. of Chemistry Seminar – Professor Shelley Minteer, University of Utah

Fulmer Hall
Room 201
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About the event

Speaker:  Prof. Shelley Minteer, University of Utah

Dale and Susan Poulter Endowed Chair in Biological Chemistry

Host:  Jeffrey Bell

Title: Enzymatic Bioelectrocatalysis for Electrosynthesis

Abstract: In the last 5 years, there have been extensive studies and new materials designed for interfacing biocatalysts with electrode surfaces for applications in energy storage and electrification of the chemical industry. This talk will discuss electroanalytical techniques for studying biocatalysis, including both mediated enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis and direct enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis. The talk will discuss electrode materials innovation for interfacing complex proteins with electrode surfaces as well as using them for electrosynthesis of ammonia as well as other value-added products (i.e. chiral amines, chiral imines, polymers, etc.) with a focus on sustainability in the chemical industry.  Finally, this talk will discuss the use of synthetic biology for microbial bioelectrosynthesis of ammonia and other value-added products, as an alternative to enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis.