New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dec 5 - Dec 5, 2012

"The topics covered were fantastic and the speakers were great. It was a great learning experience!"

Maria T. Perez, Graduate Student
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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.



Daniel Reasoner

Account Consultant, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)

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

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.

Joe Martino

Career Consultant, American Chemical Society

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

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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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