University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

Event Information



Friday, November 30, 2018



Seminar Room on the 3rd floor of the National Graphene Institute, Booth St E, Manchester M13 9PL.


University of Manchester


ACS on Campus is bringing their best programming to the University of Manchester! Join us on November 30 for a day of scientific lectures, publishing talks, career panels and more! You won’t want to miss out on key insights from the ACS Editors and local professionals. You’ll also get an insider look on ACS resources to advance your career.

You’ll hear from Prof. Stuart Rowan the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters, Prof. William Tolman the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry, Prof. Paul Weiss the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor of ACS Omega, and more!

The event is free and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences-not just chemistry! Students from around the area are welcome. Registration is highly recommended.

2D Health       Logo of the EPSRC, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


ACS Macro Letters     Inorganic Chemistry

ACS Nano       ACS Omega



Breakfast and Registration


Opening Remarks


Keynote Lecture: “Water-based and biocompatible inks made of 2D-materials: from formulation engineering to devices” 

Prof. Cinzia Casiraghi, Professor in Nano Science, University of Manchester


Keynote Lecture: “Mobilising Mass Spectrometry in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology From Photoactive Proteins to Parkinson’s Biomarkers”

Prof. Perdita Barran, Professor of Mass Spectrometry, University of Manchester


Networking Break


Scholarly Publishing Roundtable with the ACS Editors

Prof. Stuart Rowan, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Macro Letters
Prof. William Tolman, Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
Prof. Paul Weiss, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano
Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor, ACS Omega


Lunch and Poster Session


Keynote Lecture: “Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts”

Prof. Paul Weiss, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano

The physical, electronic, mechanical, and chemical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in preserving key transport and other properties. Initial nanoscale connections and measurements guide the path to future opportunities and challenges ahead. Band alignment and minimally disruptive connections are both targets and can be characterized in both experiment and theory. I discuss our initial forays into this area in a number of materials systems.


Keynote Lecture: “Making the tiniest machines”

Prof. David Leigh, Sir Samuel Hall Professor of Chemistry, University of Manchester


Networking Break


Career Roundtable

Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Dr. Sam Butterworth, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega, Business Development Manager, Chemical Abstracts Service
Prof. Eriko Takano, Synthetic Biology in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester


Closing Remarks and Poster Award Ceremony