University of Massachusetts Club

Sep 25 - Sep 25, 2017

“It enables one to bond with dynamic Scientists and learn from the mutual experiences.”

Archita Patnaik, Faculty
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Boston, Massachusetts

Sep 25 - Sep 25, 2017


University of Massachusetts Club

32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St

Boston, MA 02108

Calling all Boston-based scientists! ACS on Campus is hosting a FREE program at the UMASS Club on Monday, September 25 in downtown Boston for all researchers studying the applied scientists. This is the perfect opportunity to network with the ACS editors, local industry professionals, and peers in your respective field.

You'll attend sessions on careers in industry, acing the interview, maximizing your research, getting your research published, and much more! There is also an opportunity to share your science during the lunch and poster reception. Space is limited. Register now!


Teri W. Odom, PhD

Executive Editor, ACS Photonics

Teri W. Odom is Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Associate Chair of the
Chemistry Department, Associate Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, and
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. She is an expert in designing
structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical properties.
Odom has pioneered a suite of multi-scale nanofabrication tools that has resulted in flat optics that can
manipulate light at the nanoscale and beat the diffraction limit, plasmon-based nanoscale lasers that
exhibit tunable color, and hierarchical substrates that show controlled wetting and superhydrophobicity.
She has also invented a class of biological nanoconstructs that are facilitating unique
insight into nanoparticle-cell interactions and that show superior imaging and therapeutic properties
because of their gold nanostar shape.

Odom has received numerous honors and awards, including being named a Materials Research Society
(MRS) Fellow; Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS); Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry;
the Carol Tyler Award from the International Precious Metals Institute; a Blavatnik Young Scientist
Finalist; a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University; the ACS Akron Section
Award; an NIH Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health; the MRS Outstanding
Young Investigator Award; the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon and the ACS; the
Rohm and Haas New Faculty Award; an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; a DuPont Young
Investigator Grant; a National Science Foundation CAREER Award; the ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry
Faculty Fellowship; and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Odom was the
founding Chair of the Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Conference, whose inaugural
meeting was in 2010. In addition, Odom was an Associate Editor for RSC’s flagship journal Chemical
Science (2009-2013) and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ACS Nano, Chemical Physics Letters,
Materials Horizons, Annual Reviews of Physical Chemistry, and Nano Letters. She serves as founding
Executive Editor of the journal ACS Photonics (2013 - ).

Vincent Rotello, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, Bioconjugate Chemistry

Vincent Rotello is the Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1985 from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his Ph. D. in 1990 in Chemistry from Yale University. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990-1993, and joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1993. He has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER and Cottrell Scholar awards, as well as the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, the Sloan Fellowships. More recently, he has received the Langmuir Lectureship (2010), the Transformational Research and Excellence in Education Award presented by Research Corporation (2016) and the Bioorganic Lectureship of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (2016).   He is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). He is also recognized in 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters as one of the “Most Influential Scientific Minds”. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Board of 14 other journals. His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between the synthetic and biological worlds, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology, with over 475 peer-reviewed papers published to date. He is actively involved in the area of bionanotechnology, and his research includes programs in delivery, imaging, diagnostics and nanotoxicology.

David R. Walt, PhD

Associate Editor, Analytical Chemistry

David R. Walt is a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a Member of the Wyss Institute and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. Previously, he was University Professor at Tufts University. Dr. Walt is the Scientific Founder of Illumina Inc. and Quanterix Corp and has co-founded several other life sciences startups including Ultivue, Inc. and Arbor Biotechnologies. He has received numerous national and international awards and honors for his fundamental and applied work in the field of optical microwell arrays and single molecules. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in chemical biology from SUNY at Stony Brook, and did postdoctoral studies at MIT.

Heather L. Tierney, Ph.D.

Managing Editor, Journals and Ethics Policy

After completing her Chemistry at Tufts University, Heather L. Tierney joined the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 2010 as the Managing Editor for ACS Nano and Nano Letters. In 2016, Heather began a a new role at ACS, as Managing Editor, Journals and Ethics Policy. In addition to managing the ACS’s two flagship Reviews journals, Accounts of Chemical Research and Chemical Reviews, Heather helps to provide guidance on best practice in publication ethics and policy in accordance with industry standards as set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and other external agencies.


Monday, September 25


University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Club
32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108

Featured Speakers:

Vincent Rotello, Editor-in-Chief, Bioconjugate Chemistry
David Walt, Associate Editor, Analytical Chemistry
Teri Odom, Executive Editor, ACS Photonics
Heather Tierney, Managing Editor, Journals and Ethics Policy
Jodi Wesemann, Assistant Director for Educational Research at American Chemical Society
Joshua Bishop, Associate Director of Business Technology, Merck
Jeremy John, Process Chemist, Xyleco
Lisa Marcaurelle, Senior Director, Warp Drive Bio, Inc.
Georgia McGaughey, Senior Director, Global Head of Modeling & Informatics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


8:00-8:45 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:45-9:00 AM Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 AM Careers in Industry, Panel Discussion

10:00-10:15 AM Networking Break


10:15-10:55 AM Acing the Interview 

10:55-11:15 AM How to Put Together an Effective Resume 

11:15-11:30 AM SciFinder-n Live Demo

11:30-11:45 AM Networking Break

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11:45 AM-1:00 PM How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission with the ACS Editors

1:00-2:30 PM Lunch Reception and 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 (8:00). Posters from prior conferences are allowed. All participants will receive a certificate and prizes will be awarded to the best posters. Please email for questions regarding the poster session.


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