University of Edinburgh
Monday, November 26, 2018
South Hall Complex
18 Holyrood Park Rd,
Edinburgh EH16 5AR, UK
ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, is coming to the University of Edinburgh on November 26! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get scholarly publishing tips, career advice and more from ACS Editors! You’ll also get a chance to hear how to utilize SciFinder in your job search and network with local professionals.
You’ll hear from Prof. Stuart Rowan the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters, Prof. William Tolman the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry, Prof. Paul Weiss the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, and Prof. Anne Andrews an Associate Editor of ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
The event is free and open to all students studying the sciences-not just chemistry! Students from around the area are welcome. Registration is highly recommended.
Scientific Lectures – Flash Talks
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Student Oral Presentations
Using SciFinder in Your Job Search
Careers in Chemistry – Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks & Student Oral Presentations Awards Ceremony
Stuart J. Rowan, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Macro Letters
Barry L MacLean Professor for Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
Dr. Rowan received his BSc with First Class Honours from the University of Glasgow in 1991. He remained at the University of Glasgow for his graduate studies, receiving his Ph.D. in 1995 for his work in supramolecular crystal engineering of inclusion compounds. Following postdoctoral appointments at the University of Cambridge and the University of California, Los Angeles, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 1999. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2005, became a Full Professor in 2008 and was appointed as the Kent H. Smith Professor in 2011. In July 2016 he moved to the University of Chicago and he is currently the Barry L MacLean Professor for Molecular Engineering in the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry. He also has a staff scientist appointment in the Chemical Science and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratories.
William B. Tolman, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
William B. Tolman grew up in Chelmsford, MA, and obtained a B.S. degree from Wesleyan University, CT, in 1983, where he performed organometallic chemistry research under the direction of Alan R. Cutler. He did graduate research with K. Peter C. Vollhardt at the University of California, Berkeley, which culminated in a Ph.D. in 1987. He was then introduced to bioinorganic chemistry during a postdoctoral period, 1987–1990, in the laboratory of Stephen J. Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1990 and has risen through the ranks there to his current position as Distinguished McKnight University Professor. He is a member of the Centers for Metals in Biocatalysis and Sustainable Polymers and currently is serving as Chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Paul Weiss, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA
Paul S. Weiss was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in chemistry from MIT in 1980 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. He was a post-doctoral member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1986–1988 and a Visiting Scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center from 1988–1989. In 1989, he joined the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Professor Weiss was named Distinguished Professor in Chemistry and Physics in 2005. In 2009, Professor Weiss moved to University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences and Director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at UCLA.
Dinesh Soares, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Editorial Outreach, American Chemical Society International
Dr. Dinesh Soares is part of the American Chemical Society International (ACSI) team based in Oxford, UK and his primary responsibility is serving as Managing Editor (Europe) for the multidisciplinary, Open Access journal, ACS Omega. As ACS’s first Editorial Development representative based in Europe, Dinesh is also engaged in editorial outreach for the full ACS Publications portfolio. Dr. Soares joined ACS after working at the University of Edinburgh for 10 years, where he was a Research Fellow at the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine and the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research. Dinesh has a Bachelor’s degree with dual majors in Biochemistry and Zoology from St. Xavier’s College (Bombay, India), a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of York (UK), and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has co-authored over 50 publications, having worked in many different areas of the biological and chemical sciences during his research career, from the genetics of disease through to translational medicine.