University of Rochester

Apr 15 - Apr 16, 2013

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

Archita Patnaik, Faculty
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Rochester, NY

Apr 15 - Apr 16, 2013


University of Rochester

Carlson Library

160 Trustee Road, Computer Studies Building

Rochester, NY 14627-0236

ACS on Campus is headed to the University of Rochester to offer a behind the scenes peek of the publishing process, the latest research tools, and career development sessions focused on industry, government and entrepreneurship.

Read full module descriptions here.

Program Notes:

  • You do not have to register for all of the sessions in order to attend. You are invited to come for as many of the sessions as your schedule allows.
  • Complimentary food will be provided at both the Monday and Tuesday events for all registered participants.
  • ACS on Campus is a great opportunity to network, build skills and learn tips and strategies to help you advance in your career.

ACS Publications will hold focus groups on Monday April 15, prior to the ACS on Campus events. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the ways in which recent developments on the ACS Journals Web Platform (as well as services offered by other publishers) either helps or hinders the tasks they need to accomplish in their research. This feedback will help to inform future development of ACS services. Participants will receive an Amazon giftcard for their time.

We are looking for:

- post-doctoral researchers
- graduate students


- Are frequent SciFinder users
- Are frequent ACS journals users

If you meet these criteria and are interested in attending, please indicate your availability at (Internet Explorer).

For more information, contact Dr. David Martinsen at


Dr. Robert K. Boeckman, Jr.

Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Chair; Associate Editor for the Journal of Organic Chemistry

Professor Boeckman obtained his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry in 1971 from Brandeis University.  Currently, his research efforts focus on the development of new synthetic methodology, applicable solution of complex stereochemical problems, including asymmetric synthesis.  Research by Dr. Boeckman and his group provides new tools and methodologies for preparative organic chemistry which have practical application in the areas of medicinal chemistry relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. William D. Jones

Associate Editor for Journal of the American Chemical Society; C.F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, University of Rochester

William D. Jones was inspired to work in inorganic chemistry as an undergraduate researcher with Mark S. Wrighton at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, 1975). He obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemistry at California Institute of Technology (1979), working with Robert G. Bergman. He moved to the University of Wisconsin as an NSF postdoctoral fellow with Chuck Casey and in 1980 accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1984 and Professor in 1987. He is now the Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry.

Sonja Krane, PhD

Managing Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS

Sonja Krane received her Bachelor\'s degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. After working as a medicinal chemist at a biotech start-up, she moved on to study the isolation and characterization of biologically-active natural products at Columbia University in New York City, where she was awarded a Ph.D. with distinction in 2004.

Following a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Sonja joined the ACS Publications Division as Managing Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). In this position, Sonja has assisted in streamlining the operations of the journal\'s editorial offices by facilitating a primarily electronic workflow for the 12,000+ annual manuscript submissions. She supports the strategic development of JACS, implementing ideas that allow JACS to remain at the forefront of international chemistry journals.

Duncan T. Moore, PhD

Vice Provost of Entrepreneurship, Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering, Professor of Business Administration – University of Rochester

The Honorable Duncan Moore is the former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and former director of The Institute of Optics. He is a past president of the Optical Society of America. From 1997 to 2001, he served as associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for the Clinton Administration, where he worked on the Next Generation Internet, Clean Car Initiative, and NASA. From 2002 to 2004, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Infotonics Technology Center Inc., an industry, academia and government partnership to foster cutting edge research, prototyping of new technology and economic development in upstate New York.

Dr. Moore is the founder and former president of Gradient Lens Corporation of Rochester, NY, a company that manufactures the high-quality, low-cost Hawkeye boroscope.  He lectures on “Entrepreneurship for scientists and engineers in developing economies,” based upon a course he teaches on technical entrepreneurship to a combined class of engineering graduate students and MBAs.

Dr. Moore received his PhD in Optics in 1974 from the University of Rochester.  He had previously earned a master’s degree in Optics at Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Maine.

Michael Riedlinger

Program Manager for Technology Commercialization and Manager of the Rochester BioVenture Center, High Tech Rochester (HTR)

Michael Riedlinger has a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester. A seasoned start-up venturer, he has founded or co-founded several businesses, including Diffinity Genomics where he currently serves as a board member. In his role at HTR he provides support and development services to life science and medical device entrepreneurs as well as technology commercialization assistance to university researchers throughout the region. Development of new approaches for entrepreneurial training and technology commercialization are current initiatives.



He is the Program Manager and designer of the HTR LaunchPad, a new software acceleration program based on experiences gained as a Mentor in the National Science Foundation ICorps Program at Stanford University. Michael also serves on the MedTech Board of Directors and the Cornell Center for Materials Research Industrial Advisory Board.

Mark Palvino

Vice-President of Sales, Optimax

Mark Palvino currently serves as Vice-President of Sales for Optimax, which is the largest optical components prototype manufacturer in the United States. Formerly, Mr. Palvino was the General Manager of PAETEC Wireless, a subsidiary of PAETEC (NASDAQ:PAET) that provides “last-mile” communications infrastructure using FCC licensed point-to-point microwave technology. Prior to PAETEC, he was Founder & CEO of MPX, a wireless system integrator and engineering firm that merged with PAETEC in January 2008.

Mr. Palvino holds a B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and has spent the last 25 years in a variety of technology fields including lasers, fiber optics, metrology instrumentation, microwave systems and optical components.

Mr. Palvino resides in Rochester NY with his wife and two boys.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Location:MacGregors’ – Henrietta Location

300 Jefferson Road

Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: 585.427.8410

Science Café for students, faculty and the local science community

6:00 7:00 pm Join us for food, drinks, networking and a panel discussion.

7:00 – 8:00 pm Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Location: Carlson Science & Engineering Library

8:30-9:00 am Registration/ Sign In

9:00 am-9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

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9:30-11:00 am Basics in Scholarly Publishing: From the Editors Themselves

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Communication: What You Need to Know

11:00-12:00 pm The SciFinder® Advantage for Your Career

12:00-12:30 pm Lunch and Networking

12:30-1:00 pm ChemWorx Demo

1:00-2:00 pm Entrepreneurship in Upstate New York: What You Need to Know to Start Your Own Venture (panel discussion)

2:00-2:15 pm Break

2:15-4:45 pm ACS Career Pathways: Finding Your Path In Industry and Government

4:45-6:00 pm Closing Remarks and Networking Reception


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