Thursday, October 11, 2018
Hörsaalgebäude der Chemie
Im Neuenheimer Feld 252
ACS on Campus is hosting a half-day program at Heidelberg University on October 11 in conjunction with the ACS Publications Forum: Scientific Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry in Europe on October 10!
Join us for a morning of professional development sessions on scholarly publishing, careers in chemistry, science communication, and much more! Network with the ACS Editors and learn how you can advance your career. Featured speakers include Prof. Bill Tolman, Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry, Prof. Paul Chirik, Editor-in-Chief of Organometallics. Prof. Carsten Bolm, an Associate Editor of The Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Prof. Karsten Meyer, an Associate Editor of Organometallics.
Be sure not to miss our panel discussion featuring women in chemistry! You’ll hear from Dr. Kathrin H. Hopmann from the University of Tromsø in Norway, Prof. Stefanie Dehnen an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry, and Dr. Corinna Hess of the Technical University of Munich. The event is free and open to all researchers studying the sciences.
Interested in attending the forum and ACS on Campus? Register for both events on the ACS Publications Forum homepage: http://acspubs.co/4ZRX30kHirX. This FREE forum features lectures from world-class scientists across Europe that are conducting innovative research in inorganic and organic chemistry. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your science during the student poster session. Abstracts are now being accepted.
Ten Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Featuring ACS Reviewer Lab
Women in Chemistry, Panel Discussion
Poster Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks
William B. Tolman, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
William B. Tolman grew up in Chelmsford, MA, and obtained a B.S. degree from Wesleyan University, CT, in 1983, where he performed organometallic chemistry research under the direction of Alan R. Cutler. He did graduate research with K. Peter C. Vollhardt at the University of California, Berkeley, which culminated in a Ph.D. in 1987. He was then introduced to bioinorganic chemistry during a postdoctoral period, 1987–1990, in the laboratory of Stephen J. Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1990 and has risen through the ranks there to his current position as Distinguished McKnight University Professor. He is a member of the Centers for Metals in Biocatalysis and Sustainable Polymers and currently is serving as Chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Paul Chirik, Ph.D.
Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University
Paul Chirik was born in 1973 outside of Philadelphia, PA. In 1995 he earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Virginia Tech. During that time, he conducted undergraduate research with Professor Joseph S. Merola studying aqueous iridium chemistry. Chirik earned his Ph. D. with Professor John Bercaw at Caltech in 2000 and was awarded the Hebert Newby McCoy award for his dissertation on metallocene catalyzed olefin polymerization. After a brief postdoctoral appointment with Professor Christopher Cummins at MIT, Chirik began his independent career at Cornell University in 2001. In 2006, he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2009 was named the Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry. In 2011, Chirik and his research group moved to Princeton University where was named the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry. His teaching and research have been recognized with an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, a Packard Fellowship in science and engineering, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award and an NSF CAREER Award.
Karsten Meyer, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Organometallics
Chair of the Institute of Inorganic & General Chemistry at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Karsten Meyer (born in 1968) is Chair of the Institute of Inorganic & General Chemistry at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), where his research focuses on the synthesis of new chelating ligands and their transition- and actinide-metal complexes. With these complexes, the Meyer group seeks out novel coordination modes and unusual electronic structures and, consequently, enhanced reactivity toward small molecules such as O2, H2O, and CO2. Professor Meyer received his diploma in 1995 at Ruhr University Bochum and his Ph.D. in 1998 at the Max Planck Institute in Mülheim/Ruhr, working on high-valent transition-metal nitrido complexes under the direction of Professor Karl Wieghardt. He then conducted postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Christopher Cummins at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of the University of California, San Diego, in 2001.
Carsten Bolm, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry
Chair of Organic Chemistry and Distinguished Professor, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University
Carsten Bolm (born in 1960) studied chemistry at Technical University Braunschweig and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1987, he completed his doctoral studies with Professor Manfred Reetz, then at the University of Marburg, and after postdoctoral training with Professor Barry Sharpless, then at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he obtained his Habilitation at the University of Basel with Professor Bernd Giese. In 1993, he became Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Marburg, and since 1996 he has been Chair of Organic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, being awarded a Distinguished Professorship in 2014. In 2012, Professor Bolm expanded his role to become an adjunct professor at Wuhan Institute of Technology. Among his awards, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and since 2016 holds an Honorary Professorship at Central China Normal University.
Kathrin H. Hopmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Computational Chemistry, University of Tromsø
Kathrin Hopmann (born in 1979) received an undergraduate degree in chemistry at Aarhus University in 2002 and her Ph.D. in 2008 with Professor Fahmi Himo at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, working on quantum chemical modeling of nitrile hydratases and epoxide-transforming enzymes. Following postdoctoral work on modeling bioinorganic complexes with Professor Abhik Ghosh at the University of Tromsø, she joined the faculty there in 2011 and is currently Associate Professor in Computational Chemistry. Professor Hopmann’s group applies computational tools and experimentation to elucidate the detailed mechanistic aspects of chemical reactions, in particular investigating the nature of selectivity of metal-based catalysts in hydrogenation and CO2-insertion reactions that are applicable to the conversion of biomass and CO2 to products with higher value.
Stefanie Dehnen, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, 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.
Corinna Hess, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Technical University of Munich
Corinna Hess received her undergraduate degree (BS Chemistry) from the University of Chicago; there, she had the opportunity to work in the laboratory of Professor Gregory Hillhouse, who inspired her interest in inorganic chemistry. She subsequently pursued her PhD studies in the field of bioinorganic chemistry, supervised by Professor Harry Gray, at the California Institute of Technology. Following postdoctoral positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry, she joined the Chemistry Department at Durham University as a lecturer (2010). In 2014 she was appointed assistant professor of bioinorganic chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Research in the Hess lab centers on the development of (photo)catalysts for multi-electron transformations, including H2 production and O2 activation.