Category: Emerging Researcher

July 12, 2018

Antibiotic Synthesis: A Journal of Organic Chemistry Special Issue

By Stephen Ritter

Antibiotics are a class of drugs familiar to nearly everyone for treating illnesses—both common ones such as childhood ear infections and rare ones such as dangerous methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus acquired in hospitals. While frequently prescribed today, modern antibiotics have only been available for about 100 years, and only began to be widely used with the commercial […]

June 27, 2018

Celebrating LGBT Scientists in the ACS Community

By Yousif Memon

ACS is a global scientific society, inclusive of all skilled chemistry professionals. It’s this diversity that enables excellence, innovation, and transformative action in the sciences. To celebrate inclusion during LGBTQ Pride Month, we’ve chosen to highlight select authors in the ACS community that submitted bios to 500 Queer Scientists. 500 Queer Scientists is a visibility […]

June 18, 2018

Beating the Ph.D. Blues

By Nicola Bell

Earning a Ph.D. isn’t easy, nor should it be. The challenges of running a project, making discoveries, and convincing the world how important our work is can force us to develop new, valuable skills. Everyone faces a few bruises and false starts when heading out on their own, but failure during a Ph.D. can be […]

June 13, 2018

Get Ready for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting With Research from ACS Publications

By Charley James

ACS Publications is heading to Strasbourg, France, this month for the 2018 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit. The conference, held June 18-22, will feature a variety of important speakers and illustrious authors from ACS Publications journals, including plenary speakers Xinliang Feng and Thomas W. Ebbesen. The event promises to be eye-opening and thought-provoking for […]

June 12, 2018

Moving Closer to Commercializing Triboelectric Nanogenerators

By Jesse Stanchak

Research in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering explores using specialized triboelectric nanogenerators to convert mechanical energy into power for children’s toys. These new generators could pave the way for lower-cost, eco-friendly toys that trade disposable batteries for biomechanical energy. Such toys could be an early commercial application of triboelectric nanogenerators. Learn more about the commercial […]

June 8, 2018

Bioconjugate Chemistry Honors Best Poster Presenters at Chinese Chemical Society Meeting

By Molly Ferns

On May 8, 2018, Bioconjugate Chemistry presented the Best Poster Awards at the 31th Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) Meeting in Hangzhou, China. Presenting on behalf of the journal was Associate Editor Professor Zhifei Dai from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Peking University, who joined the journal this year. Joining him were Professor Chunying Chen […]

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June 4, 2018

3 Elements of a Great Scientific Talk

By Jesse Stanchak

Structure is critical to a great scientific talk. Your talk needs the proper organization if you’re going to grab your audience’s attention and hold it all the way through to the end of your presentation. But what does the organization of a memorable scientific talk look like? Georgia Tech Professor Will Ratcliff suggests using a […]

10 Keys to an Engaging Scientific Presentation

May 31, 2018

10 Keys to an Engaging Scientific Presentation

By Jesse Stanchak

What makes an engaging scientific presentation? Georgia Tech Professor Will Ratcliff uses a method based on the style of nature documentary presenter David Attenborough. Ratcliff’s approach looks to capture an audience’s natural curiosity by using engaging visuals and simple storytelling techniques. Here are his 10 keys to an engaging scientific presentation: 1) Be an Entertainer First: […]

Femius Koenderink Wins 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship

May 30, 2018

Femius Koenderink Wins 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship

By Marcus Anderson

ACS Photonics is proud to announce Professor Femius Koenderink, Head of the Center for Nanophotonics at AMOLF in The Netherlands, as the winner of the 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. The lectureship, established in 2016, honors the contributions of a researcher in the first 5-10 years of their independent research career, who has made […]

Candy Cane’ Polymer Weave

May 29, 2018

How A ‘Candy Cane’ Polymer Weave Could Power the Future of Functional Fabrics and Devices

By Jesse Stanchak

Batteries, specifically lithium-ion batteries, dominate the energy storage landscape. However, the chemical reactions underlying the charging and discharging process in batteries are slow, limiting how much power they can deliver. Plus, batteries tend to degrade over time, requiring replacement. An alternate energy storage device, the supercapacitor, charges rapidly and generates serious power, which could potentially […]

May 24, 2018

2018 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award Goes to Guihua Yu

By Marcus Anderson

Nano Letters and the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry are proud to announce that Professor Guihua Yu of University of Texas at Austin, is the winner of the 2018 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award. The award honors the contributions of a young investigator who has made major impacts on the field of nanoscience […]

Chemistry Research Topics

May 15, 2018

11 Essential Chemistry Research Topics

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications regularly produces Virtual Collections of the most important research topics in chemistry research, including Special Issues and ACS Selects from across the portfolio journals. These collections reflect topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. *** Machine Learning Machine Learning (ML) is assuming an increasingly important role […]

May 9, 2018

4 Ways ACS Publications is Advancing Chemistry

By Angela Carlson

ACS Publications is more than just a publisher. It supports the chemistry community in a variety of ways, including developing educational programs, holding outreach events to help researchers achieve their career and publishing goals, providing research funding, and collaborating with other organizations. What is ACS Reviewer Lab and Why Was It Created? Peer review is […]

2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award Winner Timothy Bumpus

May 4, 2018

Congratulations to Timothy Bumpus of Cornell University, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Established in 2017 and awarded alongside the Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award, the Scholar Award seeks to recognize those at the bench – graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates – for the outstanding work they do. The award is […]

May 1, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

By Freddy Tellez

The article “SOx/NOx Removal from Flue Gas Streams by Solid Adsorbents: A Review of Current Challenges and Future Directions” by Fateme Rezaei, Ali A. Rownaghi, Saman Monjezi, Ryan P. Lively, and Christopher W. Jones is the winner of the 2018 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Energy & Fuels and the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels sponsor this […]

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March 28, 2018

5 Assumptions You Need to Drop Before a Job Search

By Marc Reid

Over the past several years, I’ve had the genuine pleasure of speaking with students and researchers about their careers. They look for advice and inspiration for about carving out their career path. These students and researchers carry an infectious enthusiasm, a real passion for what they do. But there is a problem. The more students […]

March 7, 2018

How to Succeed at Scientific Collaboration: Part II: Co-Cultures Get Results

By Stephanie Monasky

Scientific collaboration can help identify important compounds, such as new antibiotics. Co-culture experiments helped researchers to find keyicin, a novel compound that selects against Gram-positive bacteria. The paper ranks in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric and was the #2 Altmetric paper in ACS Chemical Biology in all of 2017! Our new collaborative […]

February 23, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Glycopeptide Antibiotics — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Glycopeptide antibiotics, next-generation taxoid anticancer agents, self-healing hydrogel — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power […]

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February 22, 2018

Influence the Direction of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

By Molly Ferns

 ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering is the society’s publication focusing on biomaterials used in a variety of studies, including areas of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The journal also publishes research on technology advancements, such as 3D printing and microfluidic-related biomaterials work. Led by Editor-in-Chief, David L. Kaplan, ACS Biomaterial Science & Engineering is currently […]

February 16, 2018

2018 JPC-PHYS Award Winners Announced

By Chi Wang

The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) and the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (PHYS) are pleased to announce that Professor Etienne Garand, Professor Jahan Dawlaty, and Professor Renee Frontiera are the recipients of the 2018 JPC-PHYS Awards. Co-sponsored by JPC and the Physical Chemistry Division of ACS, the Lectureship Awards honor the […]

February 14, 2018

ACS Publications Announces ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

By Brooke Howell

ACS Publications launched a new journal that will publish high-quality, innovative research across the broad spectrum of pharmacology, biochemistry, and experimental medicine. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science broadens the scope of the ACS Publications portfolio of journals to make room to publish more exceptional research in this important, rapidly-expanding area of study. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is […]

February 13, 2018

The Future of Biochemistry: Discoveries on the Horizon

By Charley James

In an insightful article published in Biochemistry in 1987, Nobel Prize winner Arthur Kornberg noted, “Increasingly, young professors in chemistry departments are pursuing problems of biologic significance.” The unique synergy between chemistry and biology has become increasingly apparent and multidimensional over the past 30 years and will continue to grow and deepen as chemists and […]

February 9, 2018

ACS Editors Share Advice for Women Beginning Careers in Science

By Molly Ferns

February 11th is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, we asked Editors of ACS journals: “What advice would you give to women just beginning their careers in science?” See their answers below, then comment and share your advice! Ann-Christine Albertsson, Editor-in-Chief of Biomacromolecules “My best advice is to increase […]

February 9, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: How Microbes Influence the Brain — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: How microbes influence the brain — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. […]

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February 7, 2018

Announcing the First Issue of ACS Applied Nano Materials

By Charley James

ACS Applied Nano Materials is celebrating the publication of its inaugural issue. The new journal is led by Deputy Editor Professor T. Randall Lee, Ph.D. All articles in Volume 1, Issue 1 are freely available to read until December 31, 2018. In his introductory editorial, Randy explains, “Materials science is one of the fastest growing areas […]

February 6, 2018

Science is Global: Why Diversity Triumphs Over Adversity

By Craig Fraser

In August of 2017, I had the privilege of spending 12 days with 21 other young scientists from all over the world as we all took part in the SciFinder® Future Leaders program. First, we met in Columbus, OH, to spend four days at the offices of CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society […]

IUPAC Gold Book

February 5, 2018

Reshaping the IUPAC Gold Book for a Digital World

By Bryan McBournie

The IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Technology, better known as the Gold Book, has been an essential tool for chemists since it was first published more than 30 years ago. In the digital age it is being reshaped to be even more useful. On January 24, ACS hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Stuart Chalk discussing the […]

February 5, 2018

James A. Wells to Receive the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award

By Molly Ferns

The 2018 ACS Spring National Meeting is fast approaching, which means it is time to mark your calendars for the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium on Tuesday, March 20th at 9 a.m. in Room 243. This year’s award, co-sponsored by the journal and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry, will be presented to James A. […]

February 2, 2018

Why Baking Soda Could Help Boost the Killing Power of Some Antibiotics

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are looking everywhere for better treatment approaches, even inside a box of baking soda—otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate. Bicarbonate ions, like the ones in this kitchen staple, act as a ubiquitous buffer in the human body. In a new study, scientists have figured out that bicarbonate diminishes the […]

February 2, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: The Fine Art of Thermoelectricity — and more!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: The fine art of thermoelectricity — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. […]

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Review-Ready Submission

February 1, 2018

Introducing Review-Ready Submission for ACS Journals

By Katherine Stevens

As part of ACS Publications’ continued commitment to improving the publishing experience for both authors and reviewers, we have introduced “Review-Ready Submission.” This initiative is intended to save authors time and effort when preparing manuscripts for submission, as well as help reviewers focus on the science contained within the submitted manuscript. Starting February 1, we […]

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Chemistry Research Topics

January 31, 2018

16 Innovative Research Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Publications brings you regular collections of the hottest research topics in chemistry research. Our Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues, and Thematic Collections of chemistry research from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry research topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Read Innovative Chemistry […]

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January 30, 2018

Announcing the First Issue of ACS Applied Energy Materials

By Charley James

ACS Applied Energy Materials is celebrating the publication of its inaugural issue. All articles within Volume 1, Issue 1 are freely available to read until December 31st 2018, and can be explored here. In his introductory editorial, Deputy Editor Gerald J. Meyer, Ph.D. explains, “practical advances in ‘energy’ have emerged as one of the greatest […]

January 26, 2018

ACS Editors’ Choice: Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts and Human Health Effects

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Drinking water disinfection byproducts and human health effects — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power […]

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January 25, 2018

How to Succeed at Scientific Collaboration | Part 1: A Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

By Stephanie Monasky

Late last year @ACS4Authors surveyed over 1,500 researchers on Twitter and found that 30% of researchers surveyed report participating in a research collaboration in 2017. Researchers worldwide are expanding their networks and frequently collaborating with other scientists from other countries as communication technology continues to improve. These collaborations grant them access to new perspectives and […]

January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Physical Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Multidisciplinary Chemistry Journals

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Materials Science & Engineering

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Biological Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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