University of Oxford
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TA
University of Oxford will be the second stop on the ACS on Campus United Kingdom Roadshow in February 2018. The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences.
The program will feature world-class researchers, including Prof. Kai Rossen, Editor-in-Chief, Organic Process Research & Development, Dr. Chris Holland, Associate Editor of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, Prof. Vivek Ranade, Associate Editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Prof. Benjamin G. Davis, Senior Editor, ACS Central Science, Dr. Marc Reid, Strathclyde-GlaxosmithKline Early Career Academic, University of Strathclyde, Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor of ACS Omega, and Erin Wiringi, ACS Publications. Don’t miss the “10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing” panel discussion with the Associate Editors and Managing Editors of ACS Publications. You’ll learn how to choose the best journal for your research, become a master of social media, and much more! You’ll also get an inside look at ACS resources that will help advance your career.
The event is free but registration is highly recommended. Tea will be provided to all registered attendees.
How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
The Science of Social Media
Searching for Jobs with SciFinder
Networking Tea with the ACS Editors
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.
Chris Holland, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, The University of Sheffield in the Materials Science and Engineering Department
Chris is based in The University of Sheffield in the Materials Science and Engineering Department where he leads the Natural Materials Group (www.naturalmaterialsgroup.com). He currently holds an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship and was previously at Oxford Zoology where he undertook his degrees and JRF. Outside the lab he is an Associate Editor for ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering and Chair of the IoM3 Natural Materials Association. His research uses tools developed for the physical sciences to better understand how processing effects performance in natural materials. Using silk as a model system and studying it is spun he has been able to gain unique insights into this material’s biodiversity, structure and evolution. Additionally, this work has made important links between natural and industrial fibre processing which has led to several patents and a fundamentally new way of designing, testing and fabricating bio-inspired materials which is now being realised as Co-ordinator of the H2020 FET Open project FLIPT (www.h2020flipt.eu).
Vivek Ranade, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast
Vivek Ranade is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Queen’s University Belfast. His research focus is on developing insights, innovations & intensified solutions for sustainable energy, water and chemicals. He uses computational flow modelling, hydrodynamic cavitation and MAGIC (modular, agile, intensified & continuous) processes to achieve this. Before moving to Queen’s, he led chemical engineering at CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. He has contributed significantly to chemical engineering science and practice. He has developed several performance enhancement solutions, software products and fluidic devices for variety of applications which are commercialized. He developed new insights and methodologies for process intensification. He is an Associate Editor of ‘Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research’ and serves on editorial boards of ‘Chemical Engineering Research & Design’ and ‘Indian Chemical Engineer’ journals.
Benjamin G. Davis, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, ACS Central Science
Professor of Chemistry, Fellow and Tutor in Organic Chemistry, Pembroke College
Ben Davis got his B.A. (1993) and D.Phil. (1996) from the University of Oxford. During this time he learnt the beauty of carbohydrate chemistry under the supervision of Professor George Fleet. He then spent 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Bryan Jones at the University of Toronto, exploring protein chemistry and biocatalysis. In 1998 he returned to the U.K. to take up a lectureship at the University of Durham. In the autumn of 2001 he moved to the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, University of Oxford and received a fellowship at Pembroke College, Oxford. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2005. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Bioorganic Chemistry (2011-2013) and an Associate Editor of Chemical Science (2012-14). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Chemical Biology (2011-) and a Senior Editor for ACS Central Science (2014-). In 2005 he was elected the UK representative and Secretary (2005-2013) of the European Carbohydrate Organisation and from 2011-2014 the President of the RSC Chemical Biology Division.
Marc Reid, Ph.D.
Strathclyde-GSK Early Career Academic, University of Strathclyde
Marc completed his MSc in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in 2011. In 2015, he completed his Carnegie Trust-sponsored PhD in Chemistry from the same institution, under the supervision of Prof. Billy Kerr and Dr Tell Tuttle. From 2015-16, Marc was a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS at the University of Edinburgh. During that time, he was inducted into the SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry programme. Most recently, Marc won the prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and re-joined the Dept. of Pure & Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde. Marc’s current position is supported by GlaxoSmithKline, and he is thus the first Strathclyde-GSK Early Career Academic.
Director, Marketing Communications and Community Development, ACS Publications
Erin Wiringi is a marketing professional with more than 15 years experience managing marketing and communications strategies across a range of media and publishing outlets. As the Director, Marketing Communications and Community Development, for ACS Publications, she focuses on building key strategic relationships with authors, reviewers, librarians, ACS members, readers and subscribers. Prior to joining the American Chemical Society, Erin managed digital marketing for the Brookings Institution Press, owned an online business based on a strategic business-to-consumer advertising model, and managed key marketing and sponsorship campaigns for a major metropolitan newspaper in New Zealand. She received her BS in Journalism from Northwestern University and her Master’s Degree in Publishing from the George Washington University.
Kai Rossen, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Organic Process Research & Development
Senior Director, Lundbeck
Kai Rossen received his Diploma in chemistry in Germany, an M.S. (with Maurice Brookhart) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his PhD (with Bruce Ganem) from Cornell. After beginning his career at Bayer, he joined the Process Research Department of Merck & Co. in Rahway. He was involved in the synthesis of several currently marketed drugs and developed the first catalyst based on a planar chiral design element, Phanephos. After returning to Germany in 2000, he worked for the Fine Chemicals Division of Degussa (now Evonik) before re-entering the pharmaceutical industry in 2005 where he is in chemical development at Sanofi in Frankfurt. Dr. Rossen’s research focuses on devising cost-efficient synthetic strategies to interesting chemical matter, whether for compounds in medicinal chemistry or products on the market. In March 2017, Dr. Rossen moved to Lundbeck in Copenhagen where he is Senior Director.