Category: Emerging Researcher

March 28, 2017

ACS Publications Journals Announce Symposia Schedule for ACS National Meeting

By Jesse Stanchak

The upcoming 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition offers a wealth of events for attendees from all chemistry disciplines. Several prominent ACS Publications journals will be hosting or co-hosting symposia during the meeting. Check the schedule below and make sure to factor these important events into your plans for the meeting. For speakers and additional […]

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March 28, 2017

John Gerlt Named Biochemistry’s 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Winner

By Ellie Key

The Gordon Hammes Lecture Award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry.  The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a major impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology. “I am delighted with the committee’s selection of John Gerlt as […]

March 27, 2017

Why Researchers Are Still Betting Big on Nanoscience

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. Nanoscience is the study of materials’ properties at sizes smaller than one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is the development of the ability to manipulate materials one atom […]

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March 27, 2017

Discover the 5th Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the fifth most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

March 27, 2017

Attend ACS on Campus Events in San Francisco!

By Shannon O'Reilly

Join us on Monday, April 3 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm and on Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30 am in the ACS theater for three “how to” sessions brought to you by ACS on Campus. On Monday, April 3, we’re serving coffee and donuts and hosting a presentation on ‘How to Use Social Media […]

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March 24, 2017

ACS Editor’s Choice: Engineering Enzymes for Epigenetic Remodeling — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering enzymes for epigenetic remodeling; abating methane emissions; developing ligands for T-cell immunotherapies — 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 […]

March 24, 2017

Melodie Christensen Wins The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Melodie Christensen, Senior Scientist at Merck, is the 2017 winner of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. The Journal of Organic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding article published in the previous calendar year that demonstrates creativity […]

March 24, 2017

Xile Hu Wins Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Xile Hu, Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is the winner of the 2017 Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. Organic Letters and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding […]

March 23, 2017

Celebrate Great Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology

By Freddy Tellez

Join us on April 5th from 8 a.m. until noon at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis salons 10/11 for the Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters Symposium. Come celebrate great achievements in areas of environmental science & technology! We will be having a special award ceremony for the winner of the […]

March 23, 2017

Alexander J. M. Miller Wins 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award

By Brooke Howell

Alexander J. M. Miller, Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the winner of the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Organometallics, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which recognizes the author of an exceptional article published in Organometallics in the […]

March 22, 2017

Celebrate and Innovate at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Lauren Lamoureux

From April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco will become the center of the chemistry and science universe as the American Chemical Society celebrates its 253rd National Meeting & Exposition. This year’s theme “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes” brings together international chemists to discuss materials and the ability to make them economical, sustainable, and with the […]

March 21, 2017

Exploring Metal Phosphides as Efficient OER Precatalysts

By Chi Wang

Over the last 2 years, researchers investigated metal phosphides as efficient electrocatalysts for both hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions (HER and OER). While a large number of studies looked closely at HER, however, the amount of research into OER is limited. The chemistry in the OER is more complicated and involves irreversible surface oxidations of […]

March 21, 2017

Debut Issue of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry Online Now

By Selenah Njoloma

ACS publications cover a wide range of topics, sharing insights from some of the world’s foremost scientific researchers. However, until now, no forum has been dedicated exclusively to the chemistry of natural materials and processes. Until now. ACS is excited to announce the pilot issue of our new journal ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, is now […]

March 20, 2017

Growing Globally: Recognizing Japanese Authors

By Selenah Njoloma

Over the past five years, ACS journals published nearly 2,000 articles from Japan. ACS Publications would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the ten editors located in Japan, who exemplify research excellence and provide leadership to ACS journals. Though there is no way to showcase all of the important research from our distinguished Japanese […]

March 20, 2017

ACS Omega Editor Receives Numerous Accolades

By Selenah Njoloma

For ACS Omega Co-Editor Luis Liz-Marzán, 2017 is already proving to be a year of distinction. Liz-Marzán was recently honored with an appointment to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), an independent organization comprised of the most distinguished European scholars and engineers. Its members are considered at the very forefront of research and development of […]

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March 17, 2017

Being Interdisciplinary and Learning to Love the Threshold

By Keith A. Brown

Imagine research as a big house with many rooms. Physicists are in one room, chemists are in a second room, all mechanical engineers are in a third room and so on. Each researcher has a flashlight that they are using to illuminate and study little sections of their room. When a researcher gets the idea […]

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March 16, 2017

#ACSMicrobiome Webinar Part 3: The Microbiome in Health and Disease

By Bryan McBournie

Our bodies are filled with microorganisms, and scientists are just beginning to learn how they interact with each other and with our bodies. On August 16, 2016, ACS Infectious Diseases and Journal of Proteome Research presented The Microbiome in Health and Disease, final installment in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series, which examined what scientists are […]

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March 16, 2017

Debut issue of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry online now

By Selenah Njoloma

ACS Publications journals cover a wide range of topics, sharing insights from some of the world’s foremost scientific researchers. However, until now, no forum has been dedicated exclusively to the chemistry of natural materials and processes. Until now. ACS Publications is excited to announce the pilot issue of our new journal, ACS Earth and Space […]

March 15, 2017

Medicinal Chemistry in India

By Brooke Howell

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters were excited to join ACS Publications in supporting Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery India 2017 (MCADDI 2017), a residential course in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery that was held Feb. 14 to 18 at Biocon Academy in Bangalore, India. The course was co-sponsored by the ACS […]

March 15, 2017

ACS Announces Its Support for the March for Science

By Jesse Stanchak

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces its support of the March for Science to be held on Earth Day, April 22. The March, which coincides with the annual ACS event called Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED), aligns with the Society’s key goal of fostering understanding and appreciation of science by the public, the media, and […]

March 14, 2017

2017 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

By Ellie Key

The ACS journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Richard Hoogenboom of Ghent University and Rachel O’Reilly of the University of Warwick, as the winners of the 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Hoogenboom and O’Reilly will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS […]

March 14, 2017

Two Journals Sharing One Name

By David L. Sedlak and Bruce E. Logan

The following editorial originally appeared in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. A little over three years ago, ACS Publications launched Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) as a new environmental journal to enable rapid publication of research communications on environmental topics. While many journals publish both short communications and full papers together, Environmental Science […]

March 13, 2017

Taking a Closer Look at the Role of Scientific Publishers

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. What exactly is a scientific publisher in 2017? Are we information aggregators? Content-related product providers? Content quality checkers? Twenty years ago, the definition was much simpler: Scientific publishers […]

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March 10, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Nobel Prize-Winner George A. Olah (1927-2017)

By Jesse Stanchak

The chemistry community said goodbye to one of its leading lights this week, as George A. Olah died at the age of 89. Throughout his long career he earned many of chemistry’s highest honors, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994 for his work on preparing long-lived carbocations using superacids. In 2005, he was […]

March 10, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Testing the Anti-Diabetes Effects of Rare Sugar Syrup — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: testing the anti-diabetes effects of rare sugar syrup, a new approach to following chemical transformations at the single-molecule level,  a new strategy for triggering the photochemical release of caged carbon monoxide in aerobic media — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of […]

March 9, 2017

Celebrating Another Successful, Inspiring Reception at Pittcon 2017

By Chi Wang

This week ACS Publications, together with ACS Membership Division, and CAS, exhibited at Pittcon 2017 (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) in Chicago. We were glad to meet top scientists from around the world who work in the field of analytical chemistry. In addition to our exhibit booth, the ACS Measurement Science Journals […]

March 9, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 2: Microbiome Technologies

By Bryan McBournie

The scientific community is learning more about microorganisms and how they interact with each other in microbiomes. Technology is making their discoveries possible and more is needed to advance their research even further. On August 11, 2016, ACS Nano and Analytical Chemistry presented Microbiome Technologies, the second in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series. The webinar […]

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March 8, 2017

Exploring the Bright Side of Perovskites With The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

By Chi Wang

Will the future of halide perovskites shine bright? In this perspective the potential impact of these fascinating materials is evaluated foreseeing light-emitting application. The easy tuning of the material’s optoelectronic and properties, particularly towards exciton confinement and intrinsic resonating structures, ensure a great potential for the development of high-power applications, such as lighting and lasing. […]

March 8, 2017

The Evolution of Scientific Authorship

By Stephanie Monasky

What does scientific authorship look like in 2017? How has it evolved over the past few years and how has the trend of hyper-authorship affected the researcher, librarian, and publisher communities? Join us on March 30, 2017 at 11:30 EST for a deep dive into scientific authorship. See below for a list of speakers and […]

March 8, 2017

See What ACS Publications Has in Store for the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Selenah Njoloma

The 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco kicks off on April 2 and runs through April 6. We hope you’ll take a few minutes during the meeting to join ACS Publications and C&EN for some exciting events and activities. You’ll have opportunities to learn about our newest journals, meet top ACS editors, […]

March 7, 2017

What’s the “B” in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B?

By Pavel Jungwirth and Martin T. Zanni

In case you ever wondered if there is a special meaning (beyond simple alphabetic ordering) to the letter B in the title of  The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, the answer is “no”, or at least not explicitly. Implicitly, the letter B plays a central role in the journal. In this Virtual Issue, we highlight […]

March 7, 2017

Exploring the Future of Energy Storage on Reddit

By Emma Weckerling

On February 21, ACS Publications hosted a Reddit AMA session with ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat to discuss peer review, light energy conversion and more. Kamat is the inaugural editor of ACS Energy Letters and is also a principal scientist at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. His research group focuses on multidisciplinary insight […]

March 7, 2017

ACS Publications: 2016 By the Numbers

By Andrew Clinton

In 1879, the American Chemical Society began the publication of chemical research with the first issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Today, ACS publishes 50 peer-reviewed journals filled with cutting-edge articles across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. ACS Publications delivers more than 1 million research articles through its award-winning web platform. […]

March 6, 2017

The Fight for Research Funding Gets More Complex

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers in 2017. As long as there have been scientists, there have been scientists in need of research funding. The online archives of ACS journals contain references to the need for […]

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March 3, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Permanent Hair Dye — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: permanent hair dye, controlling pool water quality, alerts to identify Pan-Assay INterference compoundS (PAINS) — 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 […]

ACS Publications Virtual Collections

March 3, 2017

15 of the Most Important Topics in Chemistry

By Freddy Tellez

Looking for the hottest topics in chemistry research? Virtual Collections include Virtual Issues, Special Issues and Thematic Collections from ACS Publications journals. These collections reflect important chemistry topics of current scientific interest and are designed for experienced investigators and educators alike. Enjoy our collections of engaging research topics in chemistry from recent months: 3D Printing […]

March 3, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 1: The Microbiome and the Environment

By Bryan McBournie

Advances in technology and research methods have in recent years allowed scientists to more effectively study Earth’s oldest life forms – microorganisms. They’ve discovered almost all microorganisms exist not alone, but in communities commonly known as “the microbiome,” and that these communities interact with their environments in a variety of ways. On July 26, Environmental […]

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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Physical Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read physical chemistry articles that appeared in each a chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors. The lists also don’t take other […]

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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read organic and inorganic chemistry articles that appeared in each a chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors. The lists also don’t […]

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March 3, 2017

Discover the Most Read Materials Science & Engineering Articles of Jan. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read mateials science and engineering articles that appeared in each a chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journal’s editors. The lists also don’t […]

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