Sun Yat Sen University
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A101, Fulan Academic Center, Fong Shing Hall, School of Chemistry, Guangzhou South Campus, Sun Yat-Sen University
ACS on Campus is coming to Sun Yat Sen University for a day of scientific lectures, publishing talks, and science communication sessions! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from ACS Editor-in-Chiefs on how to advance your research and career in the sciences. Network with your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks.
The program will feature world-class researchers, including Prof. Kirk Schanze, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; Prof. J. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors; Prof. Jillian Buriak, Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry of Materials; Prof. Prashant Kamat, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters; and Prof. Vivian Yam, Chair Professor, Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy, The University of Hong Kong.
The event is free and open to all students studying the sciences – not just chemistry! You do not have to be a student of Sun Yat Sen University to attend. Registration is recommended.
“Directed Self-Assembly: Nanopatterning with Block Copolymers” by Jillian Buriak
Scientific Lecture – Prashant Kamat
“Chromophore-Catalyst Assemblies for Artificial Photosynthesis” by Kirk Schanze
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors
“Ultrasensitive to single molecule sensors based on magnetic nanoparticles” by Prof. Justin Gooding
“Metal-Based Molecular Functional Materials” by Vivian Yam
Peer Review: Why, How To, and What Not To Do
ACS AuthorU and ACS Reviewer Lab
Kirk Schanze, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Kirk Schanze earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983. He was appointed a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1984-1986 and began his independent faculty career at the University of Florida in 1986. Schanze was University Distinguished Professor and Prominski Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida until 2016. He is currently the Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was a Senior Editor of the ACS journal Langmuir from 2000 – 2008. Since 2008, Schanze is Editor-in-Chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the ACS journal focused on chemistry and engineering of applications-focused research in materials and interfaces. Schanze’s research is focused on the field of light-matter interactions in molecular, polymer and materials systems. His group has developed and studied materials with applications in luminescence, chemo- and bio-sensing, light emitting diodes, solar cells and solar fuels.
J. Justin Gooding, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Scientia Professor of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
Scientia Professor Justin Gooding graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Melbourne University before spending two years working for ICI Research on explosives. He then obtained a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and received post-doctoral training at the Institute of Biotechnology at Cambridge University. He returned to Australia in 1997 as a Vice-Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. He was promoted to full professor in 2006 and Scientia Professor in 2011. He is currently a founding co-Director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, Node Leader for The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology and Deputy Head of the School of Chemistry. Before being appointed as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of ACS Sensors, he served on the editorial board of the Analyst, The Australian Journal of Chemistry and several other research journals. He leads an interdisciplinary research group of 40 people with students and post-doctoral fellows gaining expertise in areas as diverse as surface chemistry, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, optical physics, advanced microscopy, surface characterisation, cell biology and nanofabrication.
Jillian Buriak, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry of Materials
Professor of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Jillian Buriak received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1990, and a Ph.D. from the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, in 1995. After an NSERC postdoctoral appointment at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, Buriak started her independent faculty career at Purdue University in 1997, being promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 2001. In 2003 she joined the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology as a full professor, Canada Research Chair, and Senior Research Officer. Buriak’s research has resulted in over 9000 citations, and her interests range from materials for energy applications (solar energy conversion, water splitting), self-assembly on technologically relevant semiconductor surfaces, and mechanistic surface chemistry and functionalization on surfaces such as silicon and other semiconductors. She was on the Board of Reviewing Editors (BoRE) at Science from 2003 to 2008, was an Associate Editor at ACS Nano from 2009 to 2013, and in 2014, became the Editor-in-Chief of the American Chemical Society journal Chemistry of Materials. Awards include the Burghausen Chemistry Award, the Arthur Doolittle Award from the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Division (PMSE) of the American Chemical Society (2015), a Killam Annual Professorship, and Fellowship in the AAAS and the Royal Society of Canada, and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). When she’s not in the office you can find her road racing or climbing mountains.
Prashant V. Kamat, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters
Zahm Professor of Science, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame
Professor Kamat earned his doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from the Bombay University (1979), and carried out postdoctoral research at Boston University (1979-1981) and the University of Texas at Austin (1981-1983). He joined the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and initiated a project on utilizing semiconductor nanostructures for light energy conversion. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame. He has published more than 350 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has edited two books on nanostructured materials. He served as the Deputy Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters from 2010 to 2016. For the past 25 years Prof. Kamat has been conducting DOE-BES supported research in the areas of photochemistry and photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor nanostructures and sensitizing dyes at Notre Dame. During the early years, his research was focused on understanding interfacial charge transfer processes in semiconductor and metal colloids and nanostructures.
Team Head, Academic Market, CAS China
Ms. Helen Zhu worked on SciFinder and other CAS products for about 10 years. She leads academic Account Consultant team to support users from Chinese universities in using SciFinder and other CAS solutions. Ms. Zhu is a senior SciFinder trainer and has provided SciFinder training to over 30,000 users. She deeply understands users’ research needs and customizes training program to help users succeed in getting information efficiently. Ms. Zhu has 3-years R&D experience in Pharmaceutical Corporate before working for CAS. She received her Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry and her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Chemistry Engineering from the East China University of Science and Technology.
Chunxiao Zheng, Ph.D.
Director of Strategy & Scientific Advancement, ACS China
Dr. Chunxiao Zheng received her PhD in polymer science from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She spent more than 10 years at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and took various roles such as Beijing Rep, China Rep and then Chief Rep for the RSC in China. In 2017, Dr. Zheng joined ACS China office as the Director of Strategy & Scientific Advancement and led the society side activities for ACS in China.