Category: Established Professor

April 21, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Astronomical Molecules — and More!

By J. Justin Gooding

This week: Astronomical molecules, new approaches to drug design, bioinspired smart materials for directional liquid transport — 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 […]

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April 19, 2017

Enjoy Free Open Access Articles from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry for Earth Day

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry publishes high-quality, cutting-edge original research representing complete studies and research advances focusing on the chemistry and biochemistry of agriculture and food. The journal also encourages papers with chemistry and/or biochemistry as a major component combined with biological/sensory/nutritional/toxicological evaluation related to agriculture and/or food. The Journal of Agricultural and […]

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April 19, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day By Testing Your Environmental I.Q.

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemistry is important to the past, present, and future of the modern environmental movement. Many of today’s thorniest environmental problems have their roots in the work of earlier generations of chemists. But if chemistry has sometimes been part of creating ecological problems, it is absolutely essential to humanity’s efforts to solve them. That’s why the […]

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April 19, 2017

Using Ultraflexible Transparent Film to Improve Heat Therapy

By Jesse Stanchak

To soothe aches and pains, many people turn to heating pads, patches or creams. Although a common practice, thermotherapy can cause burns. Now researchers are developing a transparent heating pad that allows users to see through it to monitor their skin’s color and prevent such injuries. Watch a video on transparent heating pads: Read the […]

April 17, 2017

A Closer Look at Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections

By Ruth Neale

Solutions for Drug-Resistant Infections (SDRI 2017) conference met in Brisbane, Australia between April 3-5, 2017. Brisbane welcomed 230 delegates from 18 countries and a range of distinguished invited speakers who are world leading experts in research, industry, funding and policy in the field of drug-resistant infections. The conference covered the following topics and themes: Antimicrobial […]

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April 14, 2017

What Chemists Do: Compound Interest’s Andy Brunning

By Jesse Stanchak

Andy Brunning is a chemistry teacher and the creator, writer, and artist behind some truly great chemistry graphics. When Brunning is not in the classroom teaching, he can be found creating infographics for Compound Interest, a website that he runs single-handedly from Cambridge, UK. These infographics, which also appear in C&EN, allow people to learn […]

April 14, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Water Desalination with Zeolite Nanosheets — and More !

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Water desalination with zeolite nanosheets, luminescent cyclometalated gold(III) alkyl complexes, overcoming catalyst decomposition in acrylate metathesis — 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 […]

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April 11, 2017

Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotics

By Jesse Stanchak

Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection – causing bacteria, while also spurring the creation of “superbugs” that no longer respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing […]

April 10, 2017

CIF Workflow Will Change April 19 for Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics Authors

By Tamara Hanna

ACS Publications is pleased to announce our continued partnership with the Cambridge Crystallographic Date Centre (CCDC), which will enable improved processing of CIF files for Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics. Starting Wednesday, April 19, all authors submitting new manuscripts or manuscript revisions will encounter the new CIF workflow. Adding the new CIF workflow to these journals […]

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to the First Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award Winners!

By Selenah Njoloma

Chemistry of Materials and the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the American Chemical Society are very proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Chemistry of Materials lectureship. The lectureship highlights and celebrates not only creative and high-quality science, but also the contributions of the team to the research. We are proud to announce […]

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April 7, 2017

Ridding the Oceans of Plastics by Turning the Waste into Valuable Fuel

By Jesse Stanchak

Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world’s oceans. Now, a Ph.D. organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, transforming them from worthless trash into a valuable diesel fuel with a small mobile reactor. They envision the technology could someday be implemented globally […]

April 7, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Ingestible Sensors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Ingestible sensors, estrone as an environmental estrogen, targeted antibiotic delivery– 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 […]

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April 6, 2017

ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Bertozzi to be Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

By Selenah Njoloma

ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Bertozzi will join a distinguished cohort of pioneers when she is inducted into the 2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame this spring for her contributions to the field of bioorthogonal chemistry. The National Inventors Hall of Fame recognizes those who have contributed to society in meaningful ways through groundbreaking, patented […]

April 6, 2017

Watch How Lasers Could Someday Reveal Structural Damage in Airplanes

By Jesse Stanchak

Imagine being able to check the structural integrity of an airplane, ship or bridge, without having to dismantle it or remove any material for testing, which could further compromise the structure. That’s the promise of a new laser-based technique that chemists are developing to reveal hidden damage in metals. Learn more about this research: Watch […]

April 5, 2017

2016’s Most-Read Author Honored at ACS National Meeting

By Stephanie Monasky

Jacqueline L. (von Salm) Fries was honored as the most-read author of 2016 at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Fries is the first author on the Organic Letters paper “Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa,” along with coauthors Christopher […]

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April 5, 2017

Hair Fiber Analysis Could Provide Investigators With New Clues

By Jesse Stanchak

Hair fiber analysis, a forensic crime tool with a questionable past, could soon have a brighter future thanks to the development of a more refined scientific technique that could reveal much about a person’s lifestyle. Scientists say the new technique could potentially provide investigators with vital clues about a person’s age, sex, body mass, diet […]

April 4, 2017

Experimental Treatment Reverses Paralysis Caused by Autoimmune Diseases in Mice

By Jesse Stanchak

In the ultimate betrayal, one’s own immune system can turn against the protective sheath that envelops neurons in the brain, leaving the body paralyzed. Researchers have developed an experimental treatment that tames the wayward immune system in rodents, returning the power of movement to paralyzed mice. The approach may someday combat autoimmune diseases, such as […]

April 3, 2017

ACS Publications Editors’ Pick for the Most Important Trend in Science for 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

The following is an adapted excerpt from the 2016 report “Top 10 Trends Driving Science,” a look at the social, political, and economic forces affecting researchers. In late 2015, representatives from 185 countries met in Paris to commit to a framework for addressing climate change.The accord was hailed as a historic victory, but even the […]

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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Journal Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

March 31, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

March 31, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read materials science and engineering articles that appeared in relevant ACS Publications journals in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other […]

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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March 31, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Organic Semiconductors — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Organic semiconductors, low-dimensional-networked perovskite derivatives, emantioselective synthesis of (−)-acetylapoaranotin — 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 […]

March 30, 2017

Discover the 2nd 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 third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 30, 2017

C&EN Roundup: Fish-Inspired Oil Filters, Improvement to Dental Fillings, and the Secrets of Artwork Revealed by Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemical & Engineering News covers the world of chemistry, from research and education to business and policy. Here’s a sampling of their coverage of research from ACS journals: *** Peptide-laced Nanofibers Could Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Researchers developed a material capable of blocking bacteria’s ability to infect tissue without destroying the bacteria in the process. […]

March 30, 2017

Spotlights From The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: Volume 8, Issue 6

By ACS Contributing Correspondents

Each issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters includes a special section for Spotlights –accessible, plain-language summaries of selected papers from the journal. *** General Method to Determine the Flux of Charged Molecules through Nanopores Applied to β-Lactamase Inhibitors and OmpF Gram-negative bacteria are responsible for many well-known diseases, including cholera, chlamydia, and pneumonia. […]

March 29, 2017

Discover the 3rd 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 third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 29, 2017

Benjamin F. Cravatt to Be Honored at ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium

By Laura L. Kiessling

The 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium will feature keynote speaker Professor Benjamin F. Cravatt, distinguished recipient of the 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award. The ACS Chemical Biology Award is presented annually to honor an individual whose contributions have had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology. Past winners include Alanna Schepartz (2010), […]

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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 […]

March 28, 2017

Discover the 4th 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 fourth most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 28, 2017

Remembering Prof. Millie Dresselhaus (1930–2017), Carbon Nanomaterials Pioneer

By Yan Li, Jillian M. Buriak, Yury Gogotsi, Mark C. Hersam, Cherie R. Kagan, and Paul S. Weiss

The following is an editorial adapted from the current issue of ACS Nano. We join the world of science and engineering in mourning the loss last month of Prof. Millie Dresselhaus, an international treasure, a scientific leader, and a mentor to many of us. Prof. Dresselhaus had an inspiring life and career; she broadcast her […]

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 […]

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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 […]