Heather C. Allen Speaker for USU's Olsen Chemistry Lecture April 3

Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes renowned chemist Heather C. Allen to campus Wednesday, April 3, as guest speaker for the 2019 Richard Olsen Lecture Series.

Allen, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The Ohio State University, presents “Electric Fields, Ion Pairing and the Salty Aqueous Surfaces.” She speaks at 4 p.m. in Room 046 of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Her talk is free and open to all.

Allen’s research focuses on interfacial phenomena; in this case, the interface of water and air. Her work has broad application ranging from medicine to climate change.
Allen’s appearance is the eleventh lecture of the Richard Olsen Lecture Series, which was established in 2006 by the late USU Emeritus Professor Richard Olsen and his wife, LiVina Hymas Olsen. 

Olsen, who joined USU’s faculty in 1967, passed away in 2012.

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The lectureship honors Olsen’s parents, Kenneth Beal Olsen and Sarah Young Olsen, who, Olsen said, “made many things possible.”

Olsen said the lectureship was also established in appreciation to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and to Utah State for providing him the opportunity to pursue his professional goals of teaching and research in the field of organic chemistry.

Parking for the lecture is available in the Aggie Parking Terrace at 700 E. 600 North. The parking terrace is located west of the Eccles Science Learning Center.

For more information about the lecture, contact USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at 435-797-1619.

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