University of Texas at Austin

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2014

"Thanks for lending your time and insights. I feel better prepared. It was a valuable experience!"


Colleen Reynoso, Graduate Student
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Austin, Texas

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2014


University of Texas at Austin

Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Building (POB) for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences (ACES), Avaya Auditorium

201 East 24th Street

Austin, TX 78712

ACS on Campus is headed to "The Lone Star State" for an event hosted by University of Texas at Austin. ACS on Campus will offer a behind the scenes peek of the publishing process, SciFinder®, preparing a resume and more.

Read full module descriptions here.

Program Notes:

  • You do not have to register for all of the sessions in order to attend. You are invited to come for as many of the sessions as your schedule allows
  • Complimentary food will be provided for all registered participants
  • ACS on Campus is a great opportunity to network, build skills and learn tips and strategies to help you advance in your career

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Jennifer S. Brodbelt, Ph.D.

William H. Wade Endowed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jennifer S. Brodelt earned her B.S. degree in chemistry at the University of Virginia and her doctorate in chemistry at Purdue University under the supervision of Prof. Graham Cooks. After a post-doctoral position at the University of California at Santa Barbara, she began her academic career at the University of Texas. Her research interests focus on the development and application of photodissociation as an ion activation method for characterization of the structures and modifications of biological molecules, including peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, oligosaccharides, and lipids. For the past 18 years, she has also served as the Graduate Adviser for the Department of Chemistry, and she has directed an NSF-REU summer research program for undergraduates for the past nine years. She recently became Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry.

François Gabbaï

Associate Editor, Organometallics

François Gabbaï was born in 1968 in Montpellier. After a Maîtrise in Bordeaux, he joined the Alan Cowley group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). For part of his graduate studies, he collaborated with the group of Guy Bertrand then in Toulouse. After obtaining his PhD from UT in 1994, he joined the group of Hubert Schmidbaur at the Technische Universität München where he was successively awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and a Marie Curie Fellowship. In 1998, he completed his Habilitation work and moved to Texas A&M where he now holds the Arthur E. Martell Chair of Chemistry. His research focuses on the chemistry of p-block and late transition metal elements with applications in the domain of molecular recognition, nuclear imaging and energy research. In 2009 he was recognized as the North American Dalton Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2013. He is also a fellow of the American Chemical Society.

David J. Smith, Ph.D.

ACS Publications: Managing Editor, Editorial Development, Publications Division

Dr. David J. Smith received a MSc. degree in Chemistry with Analytical Science at The University of Birmingham, UK, in 2002. In 2007, he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry at The University of Nottingham, UK, where his research involved the design and synthesis of metal-mediated rotaxane molecular machines. Dr. Smith has 6 years’ experience in the chemistry publishing field and joined the American Chemical Society as a Managing Editor in 2011, where he is now responsible for the journals ACS Catalysis, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

Donald R. Paul, Ph.D.

Senior Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin

Donald R. Paul holds the Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received degrees in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (B.S.) and the University of Wisconsin (M.S. and Ph.D.) and then worked at the Chemstrand Research Center. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 1967 where he served as department chairman during 1977-85 and the Director of the Texas Materials Institute during 1998-2011. His research has involved various aspects of polymer blends, membranes for separation, drug delivery, packaging, processing, and nanocomposites. Current interests focus on generation of fresh water and power using charged membranes.

He has edited numerous books on blends and membranes and is listed by ISI as a Highly Cited Researcher. He has received awards for teaching, research, and leadership from the UT-Austin, ACS, AIChE, SPE, MRS, and the Council for Chemical Research. He has been designated a distinguished graduate of North Carolina State University and of the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and the Academy of Sciences of Bologna. He served as Editor of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, published by the American Chemical Society, from 1986 through 2013.

Barry J. Streusand, Ph.D., ACSF

Founder/Owner/President of Applied Analytical, Inc.

Streusand he was one of three founders of Bandgap Technology. While with Bandgap, he was one of the inventors of a process that lowered the cost of ultrapure tungsten hexafluoride to levels practical for semiconductor manufacture. He also invented methods of analysis that assured semiconductor levels of product quality for highly reactive organometallic precursors and dopants, methods that replaced those that involved growing semiconductors and then testing for purity via electrical properties. Recently Dr. Streusand was responsible for assembling and leading a group of 16 professional scientists in teaching thousands of Boy Scouts chemistry merit badge at the 2013 National Jamboree in West Virginia.

Within ACS, Dr. Streusand is Councilor for the Central Texas Local Section and nationally is active on ACS governance committees. He is a presenter in the ACS Career workshop series. Dr. Streusand is honored to be a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

David T. Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. David Allen Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, at the University of Texas at Austin

Dr. David Allen is the author of seven books and over 200 papers and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. His recent work has focused primarily on urban air quality, the engineering of sustainable systems, and the development of materials for environmental and engineering education. Dr. Allen has been a lead investigator for multiple air quality measurement studies, which have had a substantial impact on the direction of air quality policies. He has developed environmental educational materials for engineering curricula and for the University’s core curriculum, as well as engineering education materials for high school students. He has served on a variety of governmental advisory panels and currently chairs the
Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. He has won teaching awards at the University of Texas and UCLA and the Lewis Award in Chemical Engineering Education from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Dr. Allen received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University in 1979. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering were awarded by the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and 1983. He has held visiting faculty appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Department of Energy.


Monday April 28, 2014

Science Café Networking Event


Gabriel's Café

1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705

6:00-7:00 pm Science Cafe Networking Event

7:00 – 8:00 pm Careers in Chemistry: What Can I Do With a Ph.D? (Panel Discussion)

Tuesday April 29, 2014


Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Building (P.O.B) for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences (ACES)

Avaya Auditorium

201 East 24th Street

Austin, TX 78712

8:00-8:30 am Breakfast, sign in, and onsite registration

8:30-9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:30-10:45 am Networking Break

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10:45-11:45 am  A Presentation by Professor Don Paul, “Publication of Research in the Future and Metrics of Its Impact,” and Q&A with the ACS Editors

11:45 am-12:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45-2:00 pm Networking Break

Closing Remarks and Raffle