Category: Career

Paolo Fornasiero

April 11, 2016

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Paolo Fornasiero Receives 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Paolo Fornasiero is the recipient of the 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award from the International Association of Catalysis Societies. The IACS bestowed the award on Fornasiero in recognition of his “remarkable contribution to catalyst science and technology achieved during past four years in the development of novel nanostructured catalysts,” according to an […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Heinz Heinemann Award
  • Paolo Fornasiero

April 8, 2016

The vision behind C&EN’s new design

By Jesse Stanchak

Whether you’re a longtime reader or a new fan, you can’t help but notice that C&EN has a new look these days. But what prompted the redesign? And what’s next for the venerable publication? We sat down with C&EN Managing Editor Amanda Yarnell to find out. How did C&EN realize it was time for a change?  […]

  • Amanda Yarnell
  • C&EN
  • magazine

April 8, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Fighting Infections, Preparing Graphene — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: research into the treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, the scalable preparation of high-quality graphene, the study of ultralow interfacial tensions — 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 […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Langmuir
Joan Brennecke and JCED

April 7, 2016

Joan Brennecke’s fresh take on the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

By Bryan McBournie

More than five years ago, Dr. Joan Brennecke signed on as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (JCED). She had no prior editorial experience, so when she accepted the position she brought with her a fresh perspective. Since settling into their new roles, Brennecke and her team of Associate Editors have been […]

  • Joan Brennecke
  • Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
Submit to ACS Omega

April 5, 2016

Ready, Set, Submit: ACS Omega Now Accepting Papers

By Selenah Njoloma

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. ACS Omega begins accepting submissions at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5. ACS Publications’ new open access chemistry journal will be a publishing forum for scientifically valid, hypothesis-driven research in all aspects of chemistry and related fields. Authors will benefit from rapid editorial decisions, swift publication, and […]

  • ACS Omega
  • open access
  • submissions
Langmuir

April 4, 2016

Langmuir Looks Ahead

By Angela Walker

A Redefined Scope Fundamental interface science is the hallmark of Langmuir. The journal has a rich history of publishing seminal work in that area, including the groundbreaking articles highlighted in our recent 30th Anniversary Virtual Issue. Editor-in-Chief Françoise Winnik would like to emphasize the journal’s focus on work reporting significant fundamental advances in interface and colloids […]

  • Journals
  • Langmuir

April 1, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Human Astrovirus, DNA-Assembled Nanoparticles — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: a potential treatment for human astrovirus, improvements to DNA-assembled nanoparticles, a new means for controlling the transmembrane transport of charged biomacromolecules — 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 […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Infectious Diseases
  • ACS Nano
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Millennial Student

April 1, 2016

Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry

By Deborah C. Bromfield Lee

The e-book “Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry” is a survey of pedagogies and solutions for effectively communicating with millennial students, without alienating other generations. The millennial student is described as diverse, self-expressive and having an intimate (if sometimes distracting) relationship with technology. They are sometimes uninterested in the whole picture, preferring to think locally. […]

  • E-books
  • education
  • millennials
  • teaching

March 31, 2016

Kai Rossen Talks about the Evolution of Organic Process Research & Development

By Bryan McBournie

Now in its 20th year of publication, Organic Process Research & Development (OPR&D) is experiencing an evolution. Dr. Kai Rossen, who became Editor-in-Chief of the journal at the beginning of 2015, is working together with Associate Editor Dr. Qilong Shen to position OPR&D to better reflect recent changes within the broad field of industrial process […]

  • Kai Rossen
  • Organic Process Research & Development

March 30, 2016

Get the Scoop on Innovations in Alternative Fuels

By Jesse Stanchak

What chemical discoveries have had the biggest impact on our everyday lives? In 2016, the American Chemical Society is bringing you eleven webinars divided into 4 different modules that will highlight the innovations in materials science that have touched millions of people and reshaped industries. Join us on the first Thursday of every month to […]

March 30, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Detecting Antibodies, Improving Batteries and Testing Beer

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: *** New Test May Be Able to Detect Antibodies in Saliva Detecting antibodies for a given illness can be a useful way of diagnosing a patient, but even the […]

  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • antibodies
  • batteries
  • beer
  • biofuels
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • medicine
  • Nano Letters

March 29, 2016

9 Promising Young Scientists Join Nano Letters’ Early Career Advisory Board

By Liesa Ross

The future of science perennially belongs to the next generation. Students and young professionals are continual sources of enthusiasm, determination, and new ideas. To maintain their relevance for generations to come, scientific publications must find ways to engage scientists early in their careers. Journals can help provide guidance, as well as receive critical feedback from […]

  • Early Career Advisory Board
  • Nano Letters

March 28, 2016

Get an Update on the Response to Zika Virus

By Renee John

Zika virus has long been known to the infectious disease community, but until the current outbreak, scant research had been conducted to understand the virus or how to combat it. The sudden explosion in infections—and the increasingly strong evidence that it can cause microcephaly in babies born to women infected while pregnant—has thrust Zika virus […]

  • Zika Virus

March 25, 2016

Which Fictional Chemist Are You?

By Katherine Stevens

The annals of classic literature and pop culture are full of fascinating fictional scientists, from the heroes like Tony Stark to mad geniuses like Dr. Frankestein. Which one do you resemble most? There’s only one way to find out. Take our quiz and find out! Did we leave your favorite fictional chemist off our list? […]

  • Fictional Chemists
  • quiz

March 24, 2016

ACS Central Science Celebrates Its First Anniversary

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Central Science – our first fully open access journal – celebrates its first birthday this week. It was one year ago, at the ACS spring meeting in Denver, that the journal debuted. Today ACS Central Science is living up to its promise to highlight and communicate research articles that epitomize the “centrality of chemistry.” Every issue […]

  • ACS Central Science

March 23, 2016

New Lipstick Analysis Method Could Help Catch Criminals

By Jesse Stanchak

You know that scene in your favorite police procedural where the detective finds a tiny lipstick sample on a napkin or a shirt collar and sends it off to the lab for analysis? On TV the sample comes back in a flash and the culprit is always wearing some exotic brand of lipstick that makes […]

March 22, 2016

3-D Printing Tech Could Someday Make Replacement Ears a Reality

By Jesse Stanchak

Athletes, the elderly and others who suffer from injuries and arthritis can lose cartilage and experience a lot of pain. Cartilage is a tissue which has very poor regenerative potential. Researchers are now reporting in Biomacromolecules, however, that they found a way to produce the “rubbery”  cartilage tissue with 3-D bioprinting and human cells that produce […]

  • 3-D Printing
  • ACS National Meeting
  • video

March 21, 2016

Video: What Does a Toxicologist Do All Day?

By Jesse Stanchak

Toxicology is an important field — but it’s not always easy to communicate that value to a non-scientific audience. Telling people you’re a “poison expert” usually doesn’t make for great cocktail party conversation, jokes Hans Plugge, S.M., a senior database toxicologist at 3E Company. In this video, he talks about the impact of his work […]

  • industry
  • toxicology

March 18, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Choosing the Right Solvent — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: a deep dive into solvent selection frameworks, a study of nanomotions in nanotubes, a look into the worrying rise of phosphorus levels in streams and lakes — 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 […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Langmuir
  • Nano Letters
  • Organic Process Research & Development
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

March 17, 2016

Video: Learning to talk About Chemistry in Informal Environments

By Jesse Stanchak

Communicating the value of chemistry to non-scientists is essential to the future of the field. Chemistry can seem intimidating or even dangerous to the uninitiated. One of the most effective ways to teach people about science is in informal settings, but this can every bit as challenging as doing research — if you’re not used […]

  • Engineering and Medicine
  • Katie Cottingham
  • Mark Ratner
  • Mary Kirchhoff
  • National Academies of Sciences
  • science communications

March 16, 2016

ACS Chemical Biology EIC Laura L. Kiessling Wins 2016 Gibbs Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Dr. Laura L. Kiessling, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, will receive the 2016 Willard Gibbs Award, one of the most prestigious honors in all of chemistry. The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society will present her with the award during a ceremony on May 20. Kiessling is a professor at the University […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • Laura L. Kiessling
  • Willard Gibbs Award

March 16, 2016

Video: Using cactus to clean fish tanks

By Jesse Stanchak

Fish farms are essential to meeting global demand for seafood. Keeping so many fish in compact tanks can have some unpleasant side effects, however, as sediments, bacteria and heavy metals like arsenic can build up in the water — and then end up in someone’s fish dinner. Cleaning these tanks can be difficult and expensive, […]

  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Norma A. Alcantar
  • video

March 15, 2016

Video: Exploring Metal Oxides as Photoanodes

By Jesse Stanchak

The hunt is on for better ways to store solar energy for future use. One promising looking avenue is using metal oxides as photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting. In this video, Alex Rettie and Will Chemelewski look at two potential anode candidates: bismuth vanadate and iron oxide. They explain their recent research into the field […]

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

March 14, 2016

Turning a bacterial weapon into a new drug delivery mechanism

By Jesse Stanchak

The fight to survive, even among single-celled organisms, can be nasty. Some bacteria defend themselves using protein ribbons that can unfurl, punching through the membranes of other cells  as it elongates and releasing a deadly payload. New research in ACS Synthetic Biology suggests there may be a way to harness this ability to deliver drugs or […]

  • ACS Synthetic Biology
  • drug delivery
  • video

March 11, 2016

Meet ACS’ New Associate Editors for Q1 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

New associate editors bring more than just changes to a publication’s masthead. They bring new experiences, new perspectives and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest associate editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective journals. *** Maria Laura Bolognesi, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry What do […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Associate Editors
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

March 11, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Building a Better Biodegradable Plastic — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: building a better biodegradable plastic, taking a closer look at the impact of temperature on enzyme-catalyzed reactions, getting an overview of current research in polymerization-induced self-assembly in nanoparticles  — 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 […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Macro Letters
  • Biochemistry
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • Langmuir
  • Macromolecules

March 10, 2016

5 Publishing Tips for Researchers in China

By Selenah Njoloma

It’s a good time to be a scientist in China. The Chinese government has strengthened its national programs for science and technology R&D, including investments in fundamental science and sustainable energy. These advancements have helped make China the world’s second-largest publisher of scientific articles. ACS journals published more than 32,000 articles from China in the […]

  • ACS AuthorChoice
  • ACS Central Science
  • ACS ChemWorx
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Omega
  • China
  • publishing
  • SciFinder

March 9, 2016

Celebrate and Innovate at the 251st ACS National Meeting and Exposition

By Jesse Stanchak

The theme of this year’s National Meeting is “Computers in Chemistry.” Thousands of chemical professionals, educators, and students from around the world will gather in San Diego for five days of learning and networking opportunities. The theme will be on full display at the highly anticipated Kavli Lectures, where attendees will be able to hear […]

  • ACS Career Navigator
  • ACS Member Insurance Program
  • ACS Membership
  • ACS National Meeting
  • CAS
  • Chemical & Engineering News
chemistry poster presentation

March 8, 2016

Top 10 Poster Presentation Tips

By Stephanie Monasky

So you’ve completed the research paper that will form the basis for your chemistry poster presentation. Your figures are all correctly formatted, and your citations are everywhere they need to be. Now you just need to prepare your chemistry poster presentation. Easy, right? Well, not always. 10 Keys to Giving an Effective Chemistry Poster Presentation […]

  • author services
  • poster presentation

March 7, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Publishing Tips for Researchers in India

By Selenah Njoloma

As any India-based researcher knows, publishing your work on an international stage comes with unique challenges. But despite the barriers, India is a fast-growing source of scientific research. In the past 5 years alone, ACS journals published 7,000 articles from authors based in India. Six ACS editors and 35 editorial advisory board members call India […]

  • ACS Energy Letters
  • Growing Globally
  • Prashant Kamat
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • webinar

March 4, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Focus on Journal of Proteome Research

By Jesse Stanchak

This week ACS Editors’ Choice is offering a deep dive into some of the most compelling research to appear in Journal of Proteome Research in the past few months, in honor of the journal receiving a new Editor-in-Chief, Professor John R. Yates, III, Ph.D., of The Scripps Research Institute. Enjoy a trove of open-access research on different aspects […]

  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • John R. Yates
  • Journal of Proteome Research

March 4, 2016

Are You Ready to Become an ACS Science Coach?

By Stephanie Prosack

Maybe you’re a graduate student looking to broaden your experiences. Maybe you’re a researcher who wants to give something back. Maybe you’re a retired chemist with an interest in shaping the next generation of scientists. Wherever you are in your career, maybe it’s time you considered becoming an ACS Science Coach. ACS Science Coaches are […]

  • ACS Science Coaches
  • chemistry education
  • volunteering

March 3, 2016

Meet the New EIC of Journal of Proteome Research

By Renee John

“Synergy between the different types of ‘omics’” is how Journal of Proteome Research describes its scope. For the uninitiated, that means genomics, proteomics, metabonomics, and metabolomics. The journal also focuses on advances in methodology, including bioinformatics. The journal has long been a leader in the proteomics field—and now, it is under new, capable leadership. Professor […]

  • John R. Yates
  • Journal of Proteome Research

March 1, 2016

Join ACS Publications in San Diego

By Andrew Clinton

The 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego is rapidly approaching, and we hope that you can take some time out of your day to join us at the ACS Publications and C&EN booths in the exhibition hall. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about our exciting new journals and our flexible open access offerings. […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • ACS Publications
  • Chemical & Engineering News

March 1, 2016

Meet ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat

By Renee John

ACS is proud to announce the launch of a new journal, ACS Energy Letters, dedicated to showcasing the latest findings in energy conversion and storage from a variety of chemistry disciplines. Leading this exciting new journal is Dr. Prashant Kamat, principal scientist at the University of Notre Dame’s Radiation Laboratory. What are your goals as […]

  • ACS Energy Letters
  • Prashant Kamat

February 29, 2016

Life in the Lab: Understanding Accidents With Mary Beth Mulcahy

By Jesse Stanchak

When a serious safety incident occurs in a lab, investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are called in to help figure out what went wrong. Sound like something out of an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation? Mary Beth Mulcahy, Ph.D, an investigator at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, says her job isn’t like […]

  • careers
  • Mary Beth Mulcahy
  • U.S. Chemical Safety Board

February 26, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Antarctic Lead, “Drug-Initiated” Delivery Systems — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Lead contamination in Antartica, a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries and a look at “drug-initiated” medication delivery systems — 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 Catalysis
  • ACS Editors' Choice
  • ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • ACS Photonics
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

February 25, 2016

2 ACS Editors Share in Dan David Prize

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year the Dan David Foundation awards three prizes of $1 million each to individuals or institutions that have made remarkable contributions in three categories: past, present, and future. This year, the winners of the “future” prize will include A. Paul Alivisatos, founding editor of Nano Letters, and Chad Mirkin, Associate Editor of the Journal […]

  • A. Paul Alivisatos
  • ACS Nano
  • ACS Nano Letters
  • Chad Mirkin
  • JACS

February 25, 2016

C&EN Roundup: Ultralow-Power Computing, CO2 Capture, and Combat Zone Treatments

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: *** Nanoparticle Clotting Agent Could Save Soldiers, Even in Extreme Heat An injectable blood-clotting agent can save a wounded soldier’s life, but the extreme temperatures common in many combat […]

  • ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • ACS Synthetic Biology
  • C&EN
  • Journal of Proteome Research
  • Nano Letters

February 24, 2016

How Do I Network at Professional Events?

By Michael Qiu

The ACS National Meeting is coming up and I’m excited to go for the first time… but I’m nervous about networking at professional events. I’d like to be able to use this meeting to make some new connections and have a little fun, but I’m bad at talking to strangers. I know I’ll spend the […]

  • ACS National Meeting
  • Librarians
  • networking