Category: Established Professor

September 20, 2018

Women in Bioconjugate Chemistry: Celebrating Women Scientists

By Erin Lavik

Professor Erin Lavik of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is an Associate Editor of Bioconjugate Chemistry. A number of years ago, I was helping to organize an event with some exceptional scientists, and I asked that we highlight the fact that we had so many strong women scientists. It was explained to me that scientists […]

Nanoelectrode Probe

August 29, 2018

Now You Can Watch Cellular Respiration with a Novel Nanoelectrode Probe

By Li-Qun Gu

Professor Li-Qun Gu is a Professor of Bioengineering at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Missouri. He and ACS Sensors Associate Editor Professor Yi-Tao Long of East China University of Science have known each other for more than 15 years. Professor Gu is a pioneer in biological nanopore DNA sequencing while Professor […]

August 24, 2018

Why European Authors Should Submit to Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters

By Freddy Tellez

Don’t let the name fool you: journals published by the American Chemical Society are led by global teams of Editors, read by a worldwide community of scholars, and publish the best research in their fields from all over the world. Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology are no exception. These two journals […]

August 15, 2018

Q/A: Jill Millstone on the Future of Nanoscale Materials

By Yousif Memon

Professor Jill Millstone is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. She currently works on metal-ligand chemistry. Her lab focuses on developing new tools and insights for nanoparticle synthesis to transform these particles into society-shaping technologies. She will deliver The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry […]

August 8, 2018

Get to Know Oganometallics Distinguished Author Award Winner Tianning Diao

By Mia Fields-Hall

Tianning Diao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New York University, is the 2018 recipient of the Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. In this video, she sits down with Organometallics Editor-in-Chief Professor Paul J. Chirik of Princeton University to discuss her research.

ACS Applied Bio Materials First Issue

July 27, 2018

ACS Applied Bio Materials Celebrates Its First Issue

By Jesse Stanchak

The first issue of ACS Applied Bio Materials is now available. The new journal, which joins ACS Applied Energy Materials, and ACS Applied Nano Materials in the family of journals that started with ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, focuses on original research covering all aspects of biomaterials and biointerfaces, including traditional biosensing, biomedical, therapeutic applications, […]

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Lab Hazard Risk Assessment

July 24, 2018

Get Resources for Performing a Lab Hazard Risk Assessment

By Jesse Stanchak

Lab safety doesn’t just happen. It takes a concerted team effort to identify hazards in the lab, assess risks, and then take steps to eliminate dangers and reduce the odds of accident or injury. It can be easy to fall into complacency when it comes to lab safety, but as this video explains, regularly performing […]

ACS Energy Letters Impact Factor

July 16, 2018

ACS Energy Letters Receives Inaugural Impact Factor

By Brooke Howell

ACS Energy Letters received its inaugural Impact Factor last month with the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics. The partial Impact Factor of 12.277 is a testament to the hard work and participation of energy researchers around the world who have formed a community around this new journal. “Our initial success is made possible […]

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 […]

July 11, 2018

Jonathan Sweedler Wins 2018 Torbern Bergman Medal

By Caitlin Kindberg

Analytical Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan V. Sweedler received the Torbern Bergman Medal at the inaugural National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society, held in Lund, Sweden from June 17-20, 2018. This award is named after famed Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman, who is considered a pioneer in the field of analytical chemistry and known for his 1775 work Dissertation on […]

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 […]

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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 […]

June 1, 2018

2018 Priestley Medal Winner Geraldine Richmond On Her Legacy In and Out of the Lab

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Geraldine Richmond of the University of Oregon won the 2018 Priestly Medal for her research in molecular and surface chemistry. But her professional accomplishments extend well outside her lab. She’s also a passionate educator and a tireless advocate for science and the advancement of women within scientific disciplines. In this video, she discusses her […]

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 23, 2018

Shining a Light on a Chemiluminescent Success Story with ACS Central Science

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Doron Shabat of Tel-Aviv University knew he had a hit on his hands: his chemiluminescent compound could be used in biological probes for diagnosing diseases. This wasn’t a new idea, but his version was water-resistant and 3,000 times brighter than standard commercially available probes. He just needed to get the word out. That’s why […]

May 16, 2018

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals: Q1 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

When a scientific journal adds a new associate editor or senior editor, that change means more for readers than just a tweak to the masthead.  New editors bring new experiences, new perspectives, and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to […]

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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 14, 2018

2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award Goes to Cathleen Crudden

By Mia Fields-Hall

Professor Cathleen Crudden of Queen’s University, Nagoya University-ITbM, Associate Editor of ACS Catalysis, is the recipient of the 2018 IPMI Carol Tyler Award. The International Precious Metal Institute’s Carol Tyler Award recognizes the achievements of women researching precious metals. Crudden is known for her leading work on palladium-catalyzed cross coupling with enantioenriched organoboranes, as well as research on the […]

May 11, 2018

Royal Society Honors ACS Editors and EAB Members

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Publications Editors are among the newest Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, an honor recognizing their exceptional contributions to science. The Royal Society is the world’s oldest continuously operating scientific society, and election to the body is considered one of the most prestigious distinctions in science. Currently, the society has about 1,600 […]

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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 […]

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to Vern Schramm of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award

By Charley James

Professor Vern Schramm will present a talk and receive his award during the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. The Gordon Hammes Award Lecture will take place on Sunday, August 19 beginning at 4:30 P.M. in Room 153B of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Award Reception will follow immediately after the Lectures in the same […]

Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

May 7, 2018

Promoting the Development and Use of Quantitative Sustainability Metrics

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering has a history of calling for the increased use of quantitative sustainability metrics, and increasingly considers the use of sustainability metrics in its editorial decisions. Now the journal is demonstrating that commitment with a Virtual Special Issue containing contributions from well-known authors in the field and addressing diverse topics in the field. […]

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 […]

April 20, 2018

ACS Infectious Diseases Celebrates “Drug Discovery for Global Health” Special Issue

By Lorraine F. Clark and Mia Fields-Hall

Several diseases disproportionately affect people in the developing world. These include the 19 so-called “neglected tropical diseases” identified by the WHO, as well as tuberculosis and malaria. 1-3 ACS Infectious Diseases hopes to draw attention to these diseases and the ongoing drug discovery efforts to combat them with a Special Issue focused on the supra-discipline […]

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 19, 2018

ACS Editors and Nobel Laureates Share Insights with the President of India

By Deeksha Gupta

On February 5, a delegation of ACS editors and staff attended the exclusive Nobel Prize Series summit held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. This prestigious event—an initiative jointly hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind and the Indian Ministry of Science & Technology—is part of a national effort to […]

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 16, 2018

CRISPR Pioneer Jennifer A. Doudna Shares Her Scientific Journey

By Molly Ferns

The following is a brief excerpt from an extended audio interview conducted between Laura L. Kiessling, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, and CRISPR investigator and former Associate Editor Jennifer A. Doudna. You can listen to the full interview here, or read it in the latest issue of ACS Chemical Biology. Jennifer A. Doudna: Well, it […]

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 […]

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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