College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Polymer Mechanochemistry and the Concept of the Mechanophore

Date: October 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cook DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus

The GVSU Chemistry Department Announces the Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry, October 16 & 17, 2014


Prof. Jeffrey Moore

Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Self-Healing Polymers

Reception at 5 p.m.

Evening Lecture at 6 p.m.

Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus


Friday, October 17, 2014

Polymer Mechanochemistry and the Concept of the Mechanophore

Chemistry Seminar at 1 p.m.

Cook DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus


Prof. Moorereceived his B.S. in chemistry (1984) and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with Samuel Stupp (1989), both from the University of Illinois. He then went to Caltech as an NSF postdoctoral fellow working with Robert Grubbs. In 1990, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then in 1993 returned to UIUC where he is currently the Murchison-Mallory Chair in the Department of Chemistry. Jeff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Chemical Society; he received the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and has been recognized as a “Faculty Ranked Excellent by their Students”. For 14 years he served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of American Chemical Society. He has published over 300 articles covering topics from technology in the classroom to self-healing polymers, mechanoresponsive materials and shape-persistent macrocycles.