Newark, NJ Agenda
Dec 5 - Dec 5, 2012
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Guttenberg Information Technology Center (GITC), Room 3710
218 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
ACS on Campus headed to NJIT to host sessions to help offer a behind the scenes peek of the publishing process, how to prepare an effective resume and more!
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Dan Reasoner has been involved with scientific software information systems for the past 15 years. As an Account Consultant with Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the ACS, Dan provides training sessions for the end users and insures customer success using CAS products. Dan also manages the commercial details of accounts.
Dr. Jaan Pesti
Associate Editor, Organic Process Research & Development
Jaan Pesti attended Long Island University (B.A.), Columbia (M.S., MPhil & Ph.D.) and University California Berkeley (post-doc). He has since worked as a pharmaceutical process chemist with Dupont, Dupont Merck, and Bristol-Myers Squibb in Delaware and New Jersey. He is also the Associate Editor for Organic Process Research & Development. He co-founded the biennial conference series Balticum Organicum Syntheticum and organizes a process chemistry symposium each year at an ACS national meeting.
Dr. Jitesh Soares
Dr. Jitesh Soares received a B.S. degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India and an M.S. degree in Biochemistry at the University of Mumbai. In 2006, he received an M.S. degree in Microbiology and in 2008, a Ph.D. in Microbiology at The Ohio State University while working in a laboratory that discovered the 22nd genetically-encoded amino acid, L-pyrrolysine. Dr. Soares did post-doctoral work as a Research Associate at The Ohio State University, where he studied quorum sensing in pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella and Escherichia. He joined the American Chemical Society in 2010 and is currently the Managing Editor of journals, ACS Chemical Biology and ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
Dr. Reginald P.T. Tomkins
Reginald P.T. Tomkins received a BS degree from Oxford University in Chemistry and Physics and a Ph.D. degree from the University of London. After completing a post-doctoral position at MIT he served as a faculty member at Rensselaer Poly Institute for 11 years before joining NJIT. Tomkins was the associate chairperson for the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering from 1988-2007 and was interim Chairperson of the department from 2007-2010.
He has published 74 referred articles, including 3 books. He also served as chair of ACS SOCED TASK FORCE for Undergraduate programs at national meetings from 1995-2001. He was an associate member of the ACS Committee on Minority Affairs.
He was appointed as a titular member of IUPAC for the solubility Data Commission and served as the secretary for six years. Honors include the NJIT foundation oversees Public and Institute Service Award, the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society: Harvey Russell Award for the contributions to chemical education and the ACS Scholars Zaida Moralez Mentoring Award.
Joe Martino graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science, Comprehensive Program minoring in Chemistry. He continued his studies at Villanova University in the Chemistry Department under the direction of Dr. Robert Giuliano to earn a Master of Science in Chemistry.
Joe was then hired by Arkema in the Additives group. During his tenure, Joe was responsible for the optimization of organometallic synthetic processes for transfer to pilot plant, for the exploration of applications development for tin catalysts in polyester resins, and for the optimization of processes for the synthesis of tin catalysts. From Arkema, Joe accepted a position as Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline. In this role, Joe was responsible for the large-scale preparative synthesis of multi-step organic reactions to synthesize active pharmaceutical intermediates for internal medicinal chemistry customers. Joe then transitioned into a medicinal chemistry role at GlaxoSmithKline where he was responsible for the synthesis of pharmaceutical analogs for safety assessment studies.
Joe is currently volunteering for the American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section, where he serves as the Career Services Committee Chairperson and is responsible for establishing a program of networking events for ACS members in the Philadelphia area as well as operating a series of biannual career workshops hosted by the Section. On a national level, Joe serves the American Chemical Society as a Career Consultant and Presenter. Joe resides near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife and son.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
12:00 – 12:30 pm Registration/Sign In and Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Dr. Donald H. Sebastian and Dr. Reginald P.T. Tomkins
1:00 – 2:30 pm Basics in Scholarly Publishing: From the Editors Themselves and Ethics in Scholarly Communication: What You Need to Know
- Dr. Jaan Pesti and Dr. Jitesh Soares
3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking Break
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Joan Selverstone Valentine is a biological inorganic chemist and biochemist and has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 1980. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Accounts of Chemical Research since September 1994, and she served as Associate Editor of the journal Inorganic Chemistry from 1989 to 1995. Dr. Valentine received her A.B. in Chemistry from Smith College in 1967 and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Princeton University in 1971.