Category: Career

alternative chemistry careers

October 3, 2017

Alternative Chemistry Careers: By the Numbers

By Jesse Stanchak

When you think of a successful chemist, you might think of a professor conducting research at a university. But there are so many other opportunities available to pursue alternative chemistry careers! Chemists are doing important work by perusing in industry, government, education, and more. Check out this infographic on some of the other ways your […]

BMS-663068

October 2, 2017

Celebrating the Development of BMS-663068, an HIV Attachment Inhibitor

By Marcus Anderson

Modern medicine is essential to the future survival of the human species. Talented and passionate chemists are essential to the ongoing fight to reduce human suffering by alleviating pain and curing infectious diseases. That fight continues against deadly diseases such as HIV. Yet the stories of these scientists and their work don’t always get the […]

Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award

September 28, 2017

Announcing the Inaugural Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award

By Brooke Howell

ACS Sensors, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Proteome Research, and the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Award: Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors, RMIT University Neil L. Kelleher, Walter and Mary E. Glass Professor […]

September 27, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of August 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in August 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 August 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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September 27, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of August 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in August of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each applied chemistry ACS Publications journal in August 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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September 27, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of August 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in August of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in August 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 […]

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September 27, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Materials Science and Engineering Articles of August 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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September 27, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of August 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in August of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each physical chemistry ACS Publications journal in August 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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September 27, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in August of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each organic/inorganic chemistry ACS Publications journal in August 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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September 27, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of August 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in August of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each multidisciplinary chemistry ACS Publications journal in August 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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September 27, 2017

Metallopeptide Catalyst Eases Synthesis of Antibody-Drug Conjugates

By Wudan Yan, for C&EN

Antibody-drug conjugates are promising next-generation cancer therapies that can target and selectively kill malignant cells while sparing healthy ones. These conjugates—in which a drug is bound to an antibody through a small chemical linker—harness the antibody’s ability to recognize markers specific to cancer cells and bring the potent drugs to their intended site of action. […]

ACS Announces New Materials Journals

September 26, 2017

ACS Announces Two New Materials Journals

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Publications is proud to announce the launch of two new materials journals, ACS Applied Energy Materials, and ACS Applied Nano Materials, within the editorial purview of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. The new materials journals are a response to the growing importance of interdisciplinary materials research, with other new materials journals planned to follow […]

September 25, 2017

Call for Papers on Medicinal Chemistry Technology

By Brooke Howell

Medicinal chemistry technology evolves rapidly these days and new developments are continually changing the way we live and work. This is especially true in highly competitive industries such as pharmaceutical research and development and drug discovery. In these industries, the introduction of new enabling technologies that accelerate progress, reduce cycle time, and cut costs is […]

September 22, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Heart Repair Using Nanogel-Encapsulated Human Cardiac Stem Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Heart repair using nanogel-encapsulated human cardiac stem cells, emphasizing the molecule in macromolecules, the alanine R3 radical — 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 […]

Peer Reviewers

September 22, 2017

Help for Aspiring Scientific Peer Reviewers

By Stephanie Monasky

Peer reviewers are critical to the advancement of science, but few researchers receive formalized education to sharpen their reviewing skills. In fact, a recent survey reported that up to 77% of researchers desire further training. This is astonishing when combined with another study which estimated that over 30 million hours were spent reviewing manuscripts within scientific journals in 2013 […]

September 22, 2017

Self-Folding Electronics Take Shape

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

After being peeled from the platform of a three-dimensional printer, a flat electronic component begins to fold its four legs into position. In just a few minutes, it is fully formed and can stand. Researchers can now print self-folding electronic devices like this one thanks to a new polymer ink that builds up mechanical strain […]

September 21, 2017

ACS Chemical Biology’s Laura L. Kiessling Wins 2017 Tetrahedron Prize For Creativity in Organic Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Chemical Biology Editor-in-Chief Laura L. Kiessling is the winner of the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize For Creativity in Organic Chemistry. The award, given by Elsevier and the Board of Executive Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series, recognizes Kiessling’s contributions to organic chemistry, notably her work in chemical glycobiology. Kiessling is the Novartis Professor of Chemistry […]

Nobel Prize Predictions

September 21, 2017

Get Expert Predictions for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

We won’t know who the winner (or winners) of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be until Oct. 4. But if you can’t wait that long — or you just love to speculate — we’ve got a panel of experts who are willing to put forth some educated chemistry Nobel Prize predictions. Chemical & Engineering […]

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September 21, 2017

Trees with a Probiotic Boost Clean Up a Carcinogen

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

Planting poplar trees that harbor a secret weapon—pollutant-busting microbes—could help clean up sites contaminated with the carcinogen trichloroethylene, a new study shows. In the first field trial of this approach at a Superfund hazardous waste site, poplar trees boosted by bacteria within their tissues brought groundwater concentrations of TCE to below the maximum contaminant level […]

September 20, 2017

Touching Thermal Receipts May Extend BPA Exposure

By Deirdre Lockwood, for C&EN

When people handle receipts printed on thermal paper containing the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical could linger in the body for a week or more, according to a new study. BPA ingested from food, however, is excreted within a day. Jonathan W. Martin of Stockholm University and Jiaying Liu of the University of […]

September 19, 2017

New Videos Ask Scientists: Why is Chemistry Central to What You Do?

By Joseph Graham

In a new series of videos, we visit four chemistry labs in four countries—Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, and the U.S.—and meet four ACS authors who share their passion for advancing science. Take a Closer Look at 4 ASC Authors: Dr. Stefan Laufer, Universität Tübingen Dr. Matthew Wook Chang, National University of Singapore Dr. Hauh-Jyun Candy Chen, […]

September 19, 2017

Making the Diabetes Drug Exenatide More Stable

By Katherine Gammon, for C&EN

Exenatide, a widely used diabetes drug, requires that patients give themselves a subcutaneous injection at least once per week. But because of a new development, less frequent injections might soon be possible. By tweaking one amino acid of exenatide and attaching it to hydrogel microspheres, researchers have developed a longer-acting version and tested it in […]

September 18, 2017

Saying Goodbye to a QSAR Pioneer

By Jesse Stanchak

The chemistry community recently said goodbye to Dr. Toshio Fujita, who helped develop the Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) method along with Corwin Hansch. This method has helped generations of chemists interpret molecular interactions and predict the properties of new molecules. Over the last 50 years, the QSAR method proved vital to chemists looking to discover […]

September 18, 2017

One-Pot Synthesis Yields Grapevine Moth Sex Pheromone

By Louisa Dalton, for C&EN

The European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) spoils vineyard fruit across the globe. One of the most effective weapons against the widespread pest is the moth’s own sex pheromone. When sprayed into the air around the grapevines, it leads males on a fruitless chase to find females, disrupting mating. However, the pheromone is about 60% more […]

September 15, 2017

What Chemists Do: JenKem Technology USA’s Mark Frishberg

By Jesse Stanchak

Mark Frishberg is the Vice President of Business Development at JenKem Technology USA. Throughout his career, Frishberg had the chance to research and develop pharmaceutical ingredients and medical devices for several companies. In this video interview, Frishberg explains the ever-changing nature of chemistry and his advice for students entering the workforce. Learn more about Frishberg […]

September 15, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Antimicrobial Properties in Human Milk Oligosaccharides

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Antimicrobial properties in human milk oligosaccharides, mimicking the design of a tree frog’s adhesive toe pad, natural products and their mimics as targets of opportunity for discovery — 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 […]

September 14, 2017

Exploring the ACS National Meeting as a First-Time Librarian Attendee

By Heather Lewin

When I got the email letting me know that I had been selected for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washing D.C., I did a happy dance in my office. I have been the chemistry librarian at Iowa State University for over ten years, but I am […]

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September 14, 2017

Librarians Make Connections at the ACS National Meeting in Washington DC

By Theresa M Nawalaniec

I’m grateful to ACS Publications for providing me with this wonderful opportunity to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, whose theme was “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy.” When I was awarded one of the ACS Travel Grants for Librarians to attend my first ACS Meeting, I was very happy. I’ve been an ACS […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – William L. Jorgensen

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. William L. Jorgensen is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. You can follow him on Twitter […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Chad A. Mirkin

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Chad A. Mirkin is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. You can follow […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Gunda I. Georg

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Gunda I. Georg is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. You can follow her on Twitter at […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – David Sedlak

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. David Sedlak is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. You can follow […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – John R. Yates III

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. John R. Yates III is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Proteome Research. You can follow him on Twitter […]

September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Paul Chirik

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Paul Chirik is the Editor-in-Chief of the Organometallics. You can follow him on Twitter at @pchirik. His current research is […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – William B. Tolman

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. William B. Tolman is the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry. You can follow him on Twitter at @WBTolman. His research […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Laura L. Kiessling

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Laura L. Kiessling is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChemicalBiology. […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist – Jillian Buriak

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Jillian Buriak is the Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry of Materials. You can follow her on Twitter at @JBuirak. Buriak is […]

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September 14, 2017

#ThankAScientist — Carolyn Bertozzi

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS is participating in Thank A Scientist Week by encouraging the ACS community to get to know some of the ACS Editors who are active on Twitter. Tweet your appreciation and get to know more ACS Editors. Carolyn Bertozzi is the founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science. You can follow her on Twitter at ‪@CarolynBertozzi. Bertozzi’s research […]

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September 11, 2017

How to Write a Letter to the Editor for Non-Scientific Publications

By Stephanie Monasky

It’s not always easy to communicate your research to the general public. Many researchers present their work at scholarly conferences or give TED-style talks, but few think to reach out directly to news organizations or magazine publications. Yet science communication is important. It raises the profile of your research, it helps the public stay informed, […]

September 8, 2017

Writing the Research Plan for Your Academic Job Application

By Lexi Romano

Want to get that academic faculty job you’ve been dreaming about? Are you stressed about writing a lengthy research plan as part of the application process? Do not fear. ACS can provide you with guidance on writing a remarkable research plan needed for your academic job application so that you can stand out among other […]