Friday, January 26, 2018
NCB 113, North Campus Building, Western University of London, Ontario
Join the ACS Editors and local professionals for professional development talks brought to you by ACS on Campus, the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and Western University (University of Western Ontario). In the morning, you’ll hear from ACS Editor Prof. Shana Kelley, Associate Editor, ACS Sensors on how to get your research published and master the scholarly publishing process. In the afternoon, you’ll get essential tips for your job search and hear from local professionals during the career panel, “What Can I Do with a PhD?”
The program is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences – not just chemistry! Pick and choose the sessions you want to attend. A lunch will be provided to all registered attendees. Registration is highly recommended. Walk-Ins are welcome.
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Registration & Lunch
How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Finding Your Next Job with SciFinder
Career Panel – What to do with a PhD
Closing Remarks and Q&A
Shana Kelley, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Sensors
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto
Dr. Shana Kelley is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kelley received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and was a NIH postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute. The Kelley research group works in a variety of areas spanning biophysical chemistry, chemical biology and nanotechnology. Dr. Kelley’s work has been recognized with a variety of distinctions. She was recently awarded the ACS Nanoscience Prize and has been named one of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” and a NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellow. She was also been recognized with the 2011 Steacie Prize, as well as the 2016 NSERC Brockhouse Prize. She has also been recognized with the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, a NSF CAREER Award, a Dreyfus New Faculty Award, and was also named a “Top 100 Innovator” by MIT’s Technology Review.
David Hastings, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager, 3M Canada Manufacturing Technology Laboratories
Corporate Research & Development, 3M Canada Manufacturing Technology Laboratories
Dave is currently the Manager for 3M Canada Manufacturing Technology Laboratories responsible for new process and product development across a wide range of 3M businesses such as healthcare, automotive, industrial and energy. In 1997, Dave began his career at 3M Canada in Corporate Research and Development as a Senior Research Chemist and has taken on increasing responsibilities of technical and business management. Throughout his career Dave has led various key assignments including Analytical and Electro-Mechanical Services Manager, Personal Safety Military R&D Manager and Business Lab Manager for 3M Safety-Graphics and Mining. Prior to joining 3M, Dave spent 6 years in the brewing industry as a senior R&D scientist for Labatt Breweries and the Stroh Brewing Company in Detroit, Michigan. Dave is also a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and holds a Ph.D. degree in Organic Photochemistry from the University of Western Ontario.
Laura M. Reyes, Ph.D.
Career Development Leader, Chemical Institute of Canada
As the Career Development Leader for the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), Laura is responsible for the organization’s professional development programs and initiatives, serving as the primary liaison between the CIC and its student members in chemistry, chemical engineering, and chemical technology. She is also involved in creating career-focused programming at the CIC’s annual conferences. Laura obtained her PhD in materials chemistry with Prof. Geoffrey Ozin at the University of Toronto, where she researched the surface chemistry of catalysts for solar fuels production. She has experience in communications, marketing, and leadership within the green chemistry community as a founding member of the Green Chemistry Initiative, and in her previous position as Marketing and Communications Coordinator for GreenCentre Canada. She has also been involved in the CIC Toronto Section, and was a founding member of Women in Chemistry Toronto.
Ian Mallov, Ph.D.
Mitacs Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Scientist, Inkbox Ink
Ian Mallov is currently a research scientist/Mitacs post-doctoral fellow with Inkbox Ink, a 3-year-old startup company based in Toronto. Inkbox develops and markets semi-permanent tattoos based on natural dye. Ian grew up in Nova Scotia and attended Dalhousie University and University of Ottawa for his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemistry, and worked in the chemical analysis of environmental contaminants for ALS Laboratories in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and for Exova Laboratories in Ottawa before resuming his academic career at the University of Toronto. In May 2017 he completed a Ph.D. in the group of Professor Doug Stephan focused on the synthesis of main group Lewis acid reagents designed to mediate polar bond activations. He started with Inkbox in the summer of 2017. As a Mitacs post-doctoral fellow, Ian splits his time between the Inkbox office in downtown Toronto and the research lab of Professor Chris Caputo at York University. Ian is responsible for developing new dye molecules and ink formulations, and ensuring regulatory compliance for Inkbox products.