Atlanta University Center Consortium
Monday, September 23, 2019
Atlanta University Center
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall
111 James P. Brawley Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
The American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, ACS on Campus, is coming to Atlanta University Center Consortium on Monday, September 23rd. Join us for an exciting day of publishing talks, career tips, and the latest ACS Resources you can use to grow your career. Network with local professionals and peers and make lasting connections over breaks.
You’ll hear from Prof. Elsa Reichmanis, Executive Editor, Chemistry of Materials and many more!
The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences, not just chemistry! You do not have to be a student of Atlanta University Center Consortium to attend.
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors
Using SciFinder to Land a Job
Discover Your Career with ChemIDP
Catalysts for Success: ACS Student Chapters
Beyond the Bench: Exploring Careers Outside of the Lab Coat
ACS Resources to Grow Your Future
Elsa Reichmanis, Ph.D.
Executive Editor, Chemistry of Materials
Professor, and Pete Silas Chair in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Elsa Reichmanis is Professor, and Pete Silas Chair in Chemical Engineering in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech she was Bell Labs Fellow and Director of the Materials Research Department at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent. She received her Ph. D. and BS degrees in chemistry from Syracuse University. Her research interests include the chemistry, properties and application of materials technologies for photonic and electronic applications. She has had impact in the design of new imaging chemistries for advanced lithographic applications, and designed one of the first, readily accessible and manufacturable polymers for advanced silicon device manufacturing using 193 nm lithography. In a separate but related area, she designed and developed a nanoporous material exhibiting a dielectric constant as low as 1.4. The Reichmanis research group is currently exploring polymeric and hybrid organic/inorganic materials chemistries for electronic and photonic applications, plastic electronics in particular.
Fred Meadows, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Oil and Gas, Kemira Chemicals North America.
B.S. in chemistry from North Carolina A & T State University, Ph.D in analytical chemistry from Georgia State University.
Dr. Frederick Meadows earned a B.S. in chemistry from North Carolina A & T State University and his Ph.D in analytical chemistry from Georgia State University. After graduate school, Dr. Meadows was selected for a post-doctoral Research Chemist position at the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service-Quality Assessment Research Unit (USDA-ARS-QARU) where he did structural and chemical characterization of natural products and developed spectroscopic techniques for non-invasively predicting compositional and rheological properties. In the three years following his post-doctoral research, he worked at the USDA-ARS-QARU, Shire Laboratories, and Altea Therapeutics. He then joined Ciba Vision/Novartis (now Alcon) where he worked in management in the research and development of polymers and formulations for contact lens and lens care products. During this time, he was also an adjunct professor and developed two courses, Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing and Validation and Documentation and Quality Assurance. In 2013, he founded Valiant Youth Academy, a K-12 STEM education organization which was later sold in 2017. Starting in 2014, he became the North American R&D Analytical Manager at Kemira Chemicals where he led the development of polymers and a myriad of chemistries for applications in pulp, paper and petroleum. In 2018, he became the Senior Manager of Oil and Gas Research and Development for North America.
Account Manager, CAS
Edwin Robinson is an Account Manager for CAS based in Atlanta, GA. He is responsible for field accounts in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. Prior to CAS Edwin was employed by Chemtura Corporation where he was an Account Executive in the Polyurethane Dispersions & Urethane Specialty Chemicals Business unit. In that role, Edwin was responsible for managing North American commercial relationships for polyurethane dispersions and urethane specialty chemicals for both direct and channel partners. Prior to Chemtura, Edwin also held positions of increasing responsibility with Excel Polymers, Sherwin Williams and Ferro Corp. Edwin holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Baldwin-Wallace College and an M.S. degree in Chemistry from The University of Southern Mississippi.