University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Saturday, April 4, 2020
14, 2534 Av. Universidad Ste. 1401, San Juan, 00925, Puerto Rico
Save the date – ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, is coming to Puerto Rico! We are proud to partner with University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras on April 4. 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 your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks.
The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences – not just chemistry! Registration is recommended.
Check back soon for speaker and program announcements.
Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, ACS Central Science
Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Astonomy and of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Northwestern University
Monica Olvera de la Cruz obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge University, UK, in 1985. She joined Northwestern University in 1986, where she is the Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Astonomy and of Chemical & Biological Engineering. She is the Director of the Center for Computation and Theory of Soft Materials. From 1995-97 she was a Staff Scientist in the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, Saclay, France, where she also held visiting scientist positions in 1993 and in 2003. She has developed theoretical models to determine the thermodynamics, statistics and dynamics of soft materials including multicomponent solutions of heterogeneous synthetic and biological molecules, and molecular electrolytes. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). She was awarded the 2017 APS Polymer Physics Prize, a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (DoD), the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize (NAS), the Presidential Young Investigator Award (NSF), the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. She is a member of the US Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee and a