Sip & Play @ the ACS Fall Meeting
Sunday, Aug 13 - Monday, Aug 14, 2023
Are you attending ACS Fall 2023? Your meeting registration includes your spot at two ACS on Campus events that you wont want to miss. Preview the details below and save your spot today.
Battle of the Brains
Wish you could be on a team with ACS Editors and ChemRxiv board members? Here’s your chance! Get to know our experts and then join them for a round of trivia.
Snacks, beverages, and prizes included!
Applied Materials Are All Around: Get to Know the ACS Applied Materials Editors
Join ACS on Campus in the ACS Booth Theater. Get to know the faces behind the ACS Applied Materials family of journals, connect with fellow authors & reviewers, and win some new swag.
Sara E. Skrabalak, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Materials Letters and Chemistry of Materials
Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Indiana University – Bloomington
Sara E. Skrabalak is a Provost-appointed James H. Rudy Professor at Indiana University – Bloomington. She has appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Intelligent Systems Engineering. She received her B.A. degree in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. She conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Washington in Seattle from 2007-2008 and began on the faculty at Indiana University – Bloomington in 2008. Prior to assuming the role of Editor-in-Chief for Chemistry of Materials and ACS Materials Letters, she served as an Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, both from the Royal Society of Chemistry. She, with her students, has published over a hundred papers in peer reviewed journals and one book. Her research interests span a broad number of topics, with a focus on solid-state chemistry and nanomaterials, with strong influences from chemical engineering. Her group is largely known for providing hypothesis-driven approaches for the synthesis of new materials with defined crystal shape and architecture for applications in energy science, catalysis, separations, plasmonics, chemical sensing, and secured electronics.
Gilbert Walker, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, University of Toronto
Gilbert Walker is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Toronto. He is the Associate Scientific Director, Nanomedicine Innovation Network and the Chief Technical Officer of Sylleta Inc., which is developing technologies for aquaculture. Walker earned an AB in Chemistry and Mathematics from Bowdoin College in 1985 and did undergraduate research with Ronald Christensen. Walker’s PhD in Chemistry in ultrafast chemical dynamics was earned in 1991 from University of Minnesota, working with Paul Barbara. He was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Robin Hochstrasser at University of Pennsylvania where he studied early events in bacterial photosynthesis. He was a tenured professor at University of Pittsburgh from 1993-2004 before moving to Toronto as a Canada Research Chair Professor in 2005.
Cathleen Crudden, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Catalysis
Allie Vi Douglas Distinguished University Professor, Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University
Cathleen Crudden was born in Belfast, N. Ireland, and raised in Toronto, Canada. She obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at the University of Toronto, a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa and carried out an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She is currently A.V. Douglas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. In 2022 she started as Scientific Director of the Carbon to Metal Coating Institute. She also holds a Research Professorship and runs a satellite lab at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) in Nagoya, Japan. Dr. Crudden held a visiting professorship in the labs of Professor Noyori (Nobel Prize 2001) and a Global Center of Excellence Professor at Kyoto University. She served as President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry in 2012/2013 and on the Board of Directors. She was Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada in 2021-2022.
Prashant V. Kamat, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters
Zahm Professor of Science, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame
Professor Kamat earned his doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from the Bombay University (1979), and carried out postdoctoral research at Boston University (1979-1981) and the University of Texas at Austin (1981-1983). He joined the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and initiated a project on utilizing semiconductor nanostructures for light energy conversion. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame. He has published more than 350 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has edited two books on nanostructured materials. He served as the Deputy Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters from 2010 to 2016. For the past 25 years Prof. Kamat has been conducting DOE-BES supported research in the areas of photochemistry and photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor nanostructures and sensitizing dyes at Notre Dame. During the early years, his research was focused on understanding interfacial charge transfer processes in semiconductor and metal colloids and nanostructures.
Stefanie Dehnen, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Scientific Center of Materials Science, Philipps University Marburg
Stefanie Dehnen (born in 1969) is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Scientific Center of Materials Science at Philipps University Marburg. Her current research interests are synthesis, formation mechanisms, and physical properties of compounds and materials with binary and ternary chalcogenidometalate anions, organotetrel chalcogenide compounds, binary Zintl anions, and ternary intermetalloid clusters. Professor Dehnen obtained her diploma in 1993 and her doctoral degree in 1996 from the University of Karlsruhe under the supervision of Dieter Fenske on experimental and theoretical investigations of copper sulfide and selenide clusters. After a postdoctoral stay with Reinhart Ahlrichs in the Theoretical Chemistry Department at Karlsruhe, she completed her Habilitation at Karlsruhe in 2004, investigating the chemistry of chalcogenostannate salts.
Sébastien Lecommandoux, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Biomacromolecules
Full Professor and Director, Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques
After a postdoctoral experience in Sam Stupps’s group at Urbana-Champaign (USA) in 1998, Sébastien Lecommandoux joined the Univ. Bordeaux (France) as Assistant Professor and is currently Full Professor and Director of the “Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques”, leading the group “Polymer Self-Assembly and Life Sciences”. His research interests include polypeptide and polysaccharide based block copolymers self-assembly, biomimetic approaches toward design of synthetic viruses and cells as well as the design of polymersomes for drug-delivery and theranostic. He published more than 170 publications in international journal, 6 book chapters and 4 patents, with about 10000 citations. He received the CNRS Bronze medal in 2004, Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) Junior Award in 2007 and became Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2017. He is in the Editorial Advisory Board of several international journals, including Bioconjugate Chemistry (ACS), Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Science (RSC) and Associate Editor for Biomacromolecules (ACS) since 2013.
Erick M. Carreira, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)
Professor of Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Born in Cuba in 1963 and based in Switzerland, Professor Carreira is both the first JACS editor-in-chief to live outside of the U.S. and the first Latin American to lead the journal. Carreira obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1984 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Scott E. Denmark and a Ph.D. degree in 1990 from Harvard University under the supervision of David A. Evans. He has been a full professor at the Organic Chemistry Laboratory of the ETH Zürich since 1998. A self-described “generalist,” Professor Carreira’s current research focuses on a variety of multidisciplinary fields, including natural products total synthesis, synthetic methods, and catalysis to prepare molecules with asymmetric bond construction. He is co-founder of three start-up companies and has been involved in the development of several chemistry education software tools. Professor Carreira is a member of both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He’s been a member of the American Chemical Society for 37 years and has received numerous awards from the society, including the 2013 ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
Coralia Osorio Roa, Ph.D.
Deputy Editor, ACS Food Science & Technology
Professor, Departamento de Química, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Dr. Osorio is Chemist of Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1993), and obtained her M. Sc and Dr. Sc. in Chemistry at the same University in 1995 and 2001, respectively. She was research fellow in natural product chemistry at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (1998) and visiting scientist in biochemistry lab at Universidad de La República, Montevideo, Uruguay (2000), during her doctorate. After her doctorate, she did a stay at Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany (2002), and has been visiting researcher at Department of Food Science & Technology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA (2005) and Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany (2018). Dr. Osorio started her academic career at Department of Chemistry of Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia as Associated Instructor (1997); continued as Assistant Professor (1998), Associated Professor (2006), and currently serves as Professor since 2014. She is Deputy Editor of ACS Food Science & Technology, and has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry since 2016.