253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2017

“As a 1st year graduate student, I was impressed by the talk the editors spoke to me at the 1st session: 'Basics in Scholarly...

Kicheol Kim, Graduate Student
Seoul National University

San Francisco, California

Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2017


253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Moscone Center

747 Howard St

San Francisco, California 94103

We're packing our bags for the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition on Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes this April 2-6 in San Francisco.

Join us April 3 and 4 in the ACS Booth theatre for special presentations on how to use social media like a genius, get your research published, and position yourself for the next step in your career. You'll leave feeling confident in your science and with cool giveaways in hand.

Registration is not required but highly encouraged. See the full agenda on our event page. 


Deqing Zhang, PhD

Co-Editor, ACS Omega

Professor Deqing Zhang, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Trained as an organic chemist, Professor Zhang’s research focuses on organic functional materials involving synthesis of organic functional molecules, spectroscopic studies, characterizations of self-assembly structures and optoelectronic properties, as well as applications for chemo-/biosensing and imaging.

Pedro J.J. Alvarez, PhD

Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology

Dr. Pedro J.J. Alvarez is the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, where he also serves as founding Director of the NSF ERC on Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT). His research interests include environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology, bioremediation, fate and transport of toxic chemicals, water footprint of biofuels, water treatment and reuse, and antibiotic resistance control. Pedro received the B. Eng. Degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is the 2012 Clarke Prize laureate and also won the 2014 AAEES Grand Prize for Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science. Past honors include President of AEESP, the AEESP Frontiers in Research Award, the WEF McKee Medal for Groundwater Protection, the SERDP cleanup project of the year award, and various best paper awards with his students. Pedro currently serves on the advisory board of NSF Engineering Directorate and as Associate Editor of Environmental Science and Technology.

V. Faye McNeill, PhD

Associate Editor, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

V. Faye McNeill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University, where she is the Chair of the Undergraduate Committee. She joined Columbia in 2007 and received tenure in 2014.  She received her B.S. in Ch.E. from Caltech in 1999 and her PhD in Ch.E. from MIT in 2005, where she was a NASA Earth System Science Fellow. From 2005-2007 she was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences. She received the NSF CAREER and the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator awards in 2009.  She was the recipient of the Kenneth T. Whitby Award of AAAR in 2015. She is an Associate Editor for ACS Earth and Space Chemistry.  She was a co-editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics from 2007-2017. She has served in multiple elected officer positions in AIChE, AAAR, and AGU. She is an appointed member of the IUPAC panel on kinetic data evaluation and the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement.

Lorraine Clark, PhD

Managing Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters & ACS Infectious Diseases

Lorraine’s scientific background encompasses biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, chemical biology, and chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Florida under Dr. Nicole Horenstein’s supervision where she studied the biosynthesis of azasugars. Following her graduate work, Lorraine pursued a postdoctoral research position at The Scripps Research Institute, in Jupiter, FL under Dr. Thomas Kodadek’s mentoring. Her research there focused on synthesis of solid-phase combinatorial libraries, and screening for ligands that either bind disease-specific antibodies or proteins involved in a given disease state. In December of 2016 Lorraine joined the ACS as Managing Editor for ACS Infectious Diseases, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters and Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

William F. Carroll, Jr., PhD

Founder, Carroll Applied Science, LLC; Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University

Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.   He received an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.  He retired from Occidental Chemical Corporation in 2015 as Vice President, Industry Issues after 36 years with Oxy, and now heads his own company, Carroll Applied Science, LLC.  He is also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana.

Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), having served as Chair between 2012 and 2014.  He is also a Past President (2005), one of three living members to hold both offices.  He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the Royal Society of Chemistry.  In 2009 he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.

Bill has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Indiana and DePauw as well as the numerous ACS Division and Local Section Awards.

He holds two patents, and has over seventy-five publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration, plastics recycling—and popular music history.

Chris McCarthy

Manager, Social Media & Member Engagement; American Chemical Society

Chris McCarthy leads social media efforts for ACS External Affairs and Communications and has been with ACS for ten years in various communications and web technology positions. Previously, Chris managed public relations for flavor and fragrance industry trade associations and for an interdisciplinary computing research institute. He also has worked for the University of Maryland’s Career Center, where he taught a career-planning course and organized employment fairs. Chris once was retweeted by actor Jason Priestley while discussing chemist Joseph Priestley.


ACS on Campus is hosting three sessions in the ACS Booth Theater at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Register for one or all sessions and get ready to jump start your career!

ACS National Exposition at the Moscone Center, Halls B/C
ACS Booth Theater


Monday, April 3 

10:30-11:00 am  #WhatWouldEinsteinTweet – How to Use Social Media Like a Genius

Ever wonder how famous scientists of the past would’ve navigated the modern-day social media landscape? We’ll explore that topic, plus give you tips on how you can leverage Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to build your platform and share your love of science.  


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1:00-2:00 pm How to Get Published with the ACS Editors

We’re bringing together our top ACS editors from across the ACS Publications journal portfolio for an engaging discussion on tips and tools for getting your research published. You’ll hear from Prof. V. Faye McNeill, Associate Editor of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry; Prof. Deqing Zhang, Editor of ACS Omega; Prof. Pedro J. Alvarez, Associate Editor of Environmental Science & Technology; and Lorraine Clark, Managing Editor of Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters & ACS Infectious Diseases. 


Tuesday, April 4

10:30-11:30 am What’s Next?  How to Position and Market Yourself for the Next Step in Your Career

Figuring out what is right for you in your professional career is no easy task. Whether it’s graduate school, post-doctoral research or entering the workforce – many of the steps for discovering your path are the same.  In the session, we’ll explore your professional options, introduce you to tools to help narrow-down the search, and show you how to make connections in your field of choice.


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