New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dec 5 - Dec 5, 2012

"It is a great window for upcoming researchers to interact with the international scientific society"

Anuvab Jana, Graduate Student
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

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!

Read full module descriptions here.



Dr. Jaan Pesti

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., USA; 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

Managing Editor of journals, ACS Chemical Biology and ACS Chemical Neuroscience, American Chemical Society

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

Associate Chairperson for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Industrial Relations, NJIT

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.


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

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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

2:30 – 3:15 pm The SciFinder® Advantage for Your Career – Daniel Reasoner

3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking Break

3:30 – 5:30 pm Working in Industry: Preparing a Resume – Joe Martino


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