University of New South Wales

Jul 19 - Jul 19, 2017

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Johannes Sicklinger
Graduate Student, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Sydney, Australia

Jul 19 - Jul 19, 2017

Location:

University of New South Wales

Ritchie Theatre

John Niland Scientia Building (G19)

Sydney , UNSW

Australia

For the first time, ACS on Campus is headed to Australia! We're excited to bring our best editors and local researchers to the University of New South Wales for a packed day of innovative lectures, scholarly publishing, and student science presentations.

Featured Presenters:

Prof. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society 
Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Prof. David Waite, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Associate Editor, ACS Nano
Prof. Richard Tilley, Director – Electron Microscope Unit and AMMRF node, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, Division of Research; Professor in Chemistry, UNSW

ACS on Campus is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Registration is not required but highly encouraged.

 

Speakers

J. Justin Gooding, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors

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.

Gooding is known internationally for his work on surface modification, biosensors, developing functional nanomaterials, cell based diagnostic devices and electroanalysis. He is involved in developing portable diagnostic devices, 3D cell bioprinting and other sensors. He has published nearly 300 research papers and holds 11 patents.

Jennifer A. Field, PhD

Associate Editor, Environment Science and Technology

Jennifer A. Field is a Professor with the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at OregonStateUniversity.  Field holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.  Field’s general research focuses on the development of quantitative analytical methods for organic micropollutants in natural and engineered systems and the application of the methods for determining micropollutant fate and transport.  Early in her career, she focused on field-based research to investigate the fate and transport of surfactants in groundwater and wastewater treatment systems.  She participated in interdisciplinary research with hydrologists and engineers in order to develop ‘push-pull’ tracer test methods for determining in-situ rates of reductive dechlorination and anaerobic biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons.  She is a pioneer in the area of fluorochemical occurrence and behavior and has focused on groundwater contaminated by fire-fighting foams, municipal wastewater treatment systems, and municipal landfill leachates.  She served as an Editor for Water Research from 2004 to 2008 and has served as an Associate Editor for Environmental Science and Technology since 2008.

Michelle Coote, PhD

Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society

Professor Michelle Coote, Australian National University, is an ARC Laureate Fellow, an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society and an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She is a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, the current chair of the RACI Polymer Division and the immediate past chair of the RACI Physical Division. She has published over 200 papers in the fields of polymer chemistry, physical organic chemistry and computational chemistry. She has received many awards including the 2001 IUPAC prize for young scientists, the RACI Cornforth medal (2000), Rennie medal (2006) David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award (2010) and HG Smith medal (2016), the AAS Le Fevre Memorial Prize (2010) and the Pople Medal of the Asia-Pacific Association for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (2015).

David Waite, PhD

Associate Editor, Environment Science & Technology

David Waite is Deputy Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering and Scientia Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW. He served as Director of the UNSW Centre for Water and Waste Technology (now UNSW Water Research Centre) from 1993 to 2006 and was Research Director for the School from 1997 to 2006 before taking over as Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2007. He continued as Head of till early 2013 before taking on the role of Deputy Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering. Professor Waite obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Tasmania (1974), Masters degree from Monash University (1977) and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984). Before joining UNSW as Head of the Department of Water Engineering in 1993, he spent eight years undertaking research at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and, prior to this, two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His speciality areas of teaching are water chemistry and water treatment and his principle research area is that of investigation of physico-chemical processes in natural and engineered aquatic systems.

Paul Mulvaney, PhD

Associate Editor, ACS Nano 

Paul Mulvaney is currently Professor of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry and Bio21 Institute at the University of Melbourne and a “1000 Talents Professor” at Chongqing University, China. He was named one of the 300 most cited materials scientists in the world in 2016 (Scopus). Mulvaney serves as an Associate Editor of the journal ACS Nano. He was Chair of the RACI Colloid Chemistry Division from 2009-2011 and a founding member of ACIS, the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society in 2013. From 2014-2016 he chaired the National Committee for Chemistry under the Australian Academy of Science and led the group that created the first Decadal Plan for Chemistry. His recent research work, funded through the ARC Laureate Fellowship program (2011-2015) focussed on plasmonics – the optical properties of small metal colloid particles. He has published more than 250 research articles with an average of 100 citations per paper. His h-index is 96 (Google Scholar). He is also interested in quantum dot (QD) spectroscopy, photovoltaics, self-assembly, QD-LEDs, and colloid and surface science. His current role is Director of the new, 7-year ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.

Richard Tilley, PhD

Director, Electron Microscope Unit, UNSW Sydney

Professor Richard Tilley's research is focused on the solution synthesis of nanoparticles and quantum dots for applications ranging from catalysis to biomedical imaging. He did his PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years at the Toshiba basic R&D Center, Japan. A native of the UK, he graduated with a Masters of Chemistry from Oxford University, UK.

Agenda

Wednesday, July 19

Venue: 

Ritchie Theatre
Lower Ground Floor
John Niland Scientia Building (G19)
UNSW Sydney

Featured Speakers:

Prof. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society 
Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Prof. David Waite, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Associate Editor, ACS Nano
Prof. Richard Tilley, Director – Electron Microscope Unit and AMMRF node, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, Division of Research; Professor in Chemistry, UNSW

Program: 

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks

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10:15-11:15 Scientific Lectures

Presenters:

Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society 
Computer-Aided Chemical Design – The Future of Chemistry?

Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Implications of Recently-Discovered Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Groundwater Contaminated by Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF)

Prof. Richard Tilley, Director – Electron Microscope Unit and AMMRF node, UNSW
Nanoparticle Synthesis and Applications

Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Associate Editor, ACS Nano
To be announced

11:15-11:30 SciFinder: Searching for Science

Presenter: Andrew McKay, Regional Market Manager – ANZ, CAS

11:30-12:30 Networking Lunch

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12:30-13:30 How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission

Presenters:

Prof. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society 
Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Prof. David Waite, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Associate Editor, ACS Nano

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13:30-14:15 Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not To Do

Presenter: Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society 

14:15-14:30 Closing Remarks

14:30-16:00 Closing Reception and Student Poster Presentations

Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to participate in the poster presentation session. Space is limited. Standard conference poster boards will be provided. Please bring your poster at the beginning of the event at onsite registration (9:30). Posters from prior conferences are allowed. All participants will receive a certificate and prizes will be awarded to the best posters. Please email s_oreilly@acs.org for questions regarding the poster session. 

 

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