Category: ACS National Meeting

October 4, 2018

Reflecting on Data at the ACS National Meeting

By Linda Humphreys

As Science Faculty Librarian at University of Bath, U.K., I have built up a wealth of knowledge of chemical information sources and experience in supporting chemistry undergraduates and researchers.  Much of my knowledge has been gained through effective networking with my peers, academic chemists, and publishers.  This year, the ACS offered an unprecedented opportunity for […]

September 17, 2018

3 Tips for Librarians Attending Their First ACS National Meeting

By Kelsey Jordan

Professional networking! Cutting-edge chemistry! Lobster rolls! The 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition has it all. Thanks to the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians, this year’s Boston meeting was one of the biggest and grandest conferences I have ever had the pleasure of attending. There was always so much going on that it was […]

September 13, 2018

Finding Inspiration at the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston

By Alyssa Rozendaal

Alyssa Rozendaal is currently a graduate student at Indiana University where she works as a Graduate Assistant in the Sciences Library.  When I was awarded the ACS Publications Travel Grant to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston this fall, I didn’t quite believe it was real.  I can honestly say it […]

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September 12, 2018

A European Librarian’s View on the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Lieselot Verryckt

Lieselot Verryckt is an information specialist at the Central Library of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. When I heard that ACS Publishing was opening up their travel grant program to librarians from Europe/Middle East/Africa, I was eager to apply. I was even more excited when I received the news that I was selected […]

September 7, 2018

Using Biomaterial to Stimulate Dental Pulp Growth After a Root Canal

By Jesse Stanchak

Root canals are no fun, ranking high on most people’s list of dreaded dental procedures. Although the lengthy (and sometimes painful) surgery relieves the agony of an infection, a root canal results in a dead tooth with no living soft tissue, or dental pulp, inside. Now, scientists report the development of a peptide hydrogel designed […]

September 6, 2018

Using Enzymes to Create Universal Donor Blood From Other Blood Types

By Jesse Stanchak

Blood banks around the world always need type O blood, since it can be universally administered in an emergency. Now, scientists say they have identified enzymes originating in the human gut that can turn type A and B blood into type O blood by removing A or B antigens. These newly identified enzymes make the conversion […]

September 5, 2018

Hear the Buzz About a New Class of Mosquito Repellents

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year, almost 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, West Nile, Zika and dengue fever. Together these diseases are responsible for about 1 million deaths per year. But now a new class of mosquito repellents is being developed, based on naturally occurring compounds that are effective in repelling the bugs, including […]

August 17, 2018

Harry Atwater on Photovoltaics for the Earth and Beyond

By Yousif Memon

Professor Harry Atwater is the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Photonics and a Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. His current research at the Atwater Research Group focuses on artificial photosynthesis and photovoltaics in a variety of applications. Atwater will deliver The Kavli Foundation’s Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry […]

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 1, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship Recipient: Professor Nicholas Turner

By Mia Fields-Hall

ACS Catalysis and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology will honor Professor Nicholas Turner (University of Manchester, U.K.)  on August 20th, 2018 as the recipient of the 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. Watch a video interview with Professor Nicholas Turner Read more about Professor Nicholas Turner. Join ACS Publications in Boston for the […]

July 30, 2018

ACS Divisions Invite National Meeting Attendees to a New Booth Experience

By Antonisia D. Baynes

The ACS National Meeting & Exposition takes place in Boston from August 19-23, as chemistry professionals from around the world meet to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge. This year’s meeting, with the theme, “Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond,” features thousands of presentations on discoveries in fields such as food and nutrition, medicine, the […]

July 9, 2018

Meet the Recipients of the Fall 2018 ACS Publications Travel Grant!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee have selected the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, August 19-23, 2018. Linda Humphreys, University of Bath (U.K.) Linda Humphreys is Science Faculty Librarian at University of Bath, U.K.  She has been […]

July 2, 2018

Connect With ACS Publications in Boston This August

By Jesse Stanchak

Each ACS National Meeting & Exposition brings with it a flurry of activity from all corners of ACS Publications. The upcoming 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 19-23, will be no exception. Join ACS Publications for Editor meet-and-greets, educational sessions, celebrations, and more! This post will be updated all summer long as the meeting […]

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June 22, 2018

Making Paper Sustainably From Animal Waste

By Jesse Stanchak

Paper may not be first thing you think of when you think of elephant dung, but it is an excellent source of cellulose for paper manufacturing in countries where trees are scarce. And in regions with plenty of farm animals such as cows, upcycling manure into paper products could be a cheap and environmentally sound […]

Personal Health Data on the Go

June 11, 2018

Getting Real-time Personal Health Data on the Go With Implantable Sensor Relays

By Jesse Stanchak

Personalized medicine is one step closer for consumers, thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that could give an early warning of a person’s developing health problems, indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or even help triage wounded soldiers. That’s the vision for a family of personal health data sensor devices that […]

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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 21, 2018

Fall ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians Applications Due June 22, 2018

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts August 19-23, 2018. Librarians who have never attended an ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended in […]

April 12, 2018

Digging Deeper at the ACS Conference: A Librarian’s Perspective

By Chapel Cowden

At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) where I am the Health & Science Librarian, I have the challenging yet exciting opportunity to work with all of the STEM and health science disciplines. Despite having little time to specialize, I have been very fortunate to develop a close relationship with our Chemistry department—both the […]

April 5, 2018

Improving Ice Cream With Banana Plant Extract

By Jesse Stanchak

Ice cream may be a fantastic treat, but everyone knows it can melt quickly on a hot day. Now scientists say they are closing in on a cool solution to this sticky problem. They’ve found that adding tiny cellulose fibers extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting, increase shelf life and […]

March 22, 2018

Unlocking the Science of Brewing Better Espresso Every Time

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Christopher H. Hendon, Ph.D., of the University of Oregon says his research explains how coffee shops across the U.S. could brew better espresso every time — and save as much as $300 million in the process. Speaking at the 255th ACS National Metting & Expo in New Orleans, Hendon explains how small differences in […]

March 21, 2018

Progress Toward a New Flu Treatment, Thanks to a Small Tweak

By Jesse Stanchak

This year’s aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not 100% effective. A tweak to a small-molecule drug shows promise for future production of new antiviral therapies that could help patients, regardless of the strain with which they are […]

March 20, 2018

Identifying ‘Designer’ Drugs Taken by Overdose Patients

By Jesse Stanchak

Medical professionals are scrambling to meet growing demand for emergency room treatment of drug overdoses, but they’re hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for synthetic “designer” drugs. Chemists are developing such a test with the hope that hospitals could eventually use it to choose the appropriate treatment. Watch […]

February 27, 2018

Discover Your “Soul Scientist” At the ACS National Meeting

By Jesse Stanchak

The 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans is coming up. During the meeting, you’ll get to know some impressive researchers and their stories of discovery. But before you make your way to the Big Easy, take a moment to discover who your “soul scientist” is with our (admittedly unscientific) personality quiz! After you […]

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February 23, 2018

Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications. It almost Spring (goodbye Winter) and I’m excited that ACS National Meeting is right around the corner. We will be in New Orleans from March 18-22, 2018. With thousands of presentations and attendees, it is always a daunting task of going […]

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February 16, 2018

Join ACS Publications for These Events at the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Jesse Stanchak

The 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans is coming up. The March 18-22 event will be here before you know it, so take a look at some of the events from ACS Publication and start filling out your schedule now. Be sure to bookmark this post and check back often as additional […]

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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 […]

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February 8, 2018

Congratulations to April Colosimo and Chapel Cowden, Recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans: April Colosimo of McGill University and Chapel Cowden of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. April Colosimo, McGill University April […]

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. […]

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December 19, 2017

Updated: Apply for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians By January 26, 2018

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, to be held in New Orleans March 18-22, 2018. ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended […]

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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 6, 2017

Providing Rapid, Low-Cost Analysis of Tap Water Using the ‘Coffee-ring effect’

By Jesse Stanchak

Determining chemical makeup of drinking water is an increasingly fraught issue for many people in the U.S. and around the world. Figuring this out isn’t always easy or cheap. Today, scientists are reporting that they are using the familiar “coffee-ring effect” to analyze multiple components in a single drop of water easily, quickly and cheaply. […]

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September 5, 2017

Using Cyborg Bacteria To Turn Sunlight into Useful Compounds

By Jesse Stanchak

Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. But chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient. To enable humans to capture more of the sun’s energy than natural photosynthesis can, scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful […]

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September 1, 2017

Smart Label Could One Day Let You Know When to Toss Food and Cosmetics

By Jesse Stanchak

Detecting food and cosmetic spoilage and contamination. Identifying new medicinal plants in a remote jungle. Authenticating tea and wine. Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor that can potentially carry out all of these functions with easy-to-read results. Learn more about these sensors: One of the researchers, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, presented her work in […]

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August 31, 2017

Drinking Water: Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic

By David Sedlak

Attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC had an opportunity to attend a lecture on the chemistry of drinking water by Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The lecture entitled, “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water,” provides […]

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August 18, 2017

Explore All ACS has to Offer at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Jennifer Taylor Howell

The American Chemical Society will welcome nearly 12,000 chemists and related professionals to the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. fron Aug. 20-24. The program will feature topics related to the theme, “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy.” Be sure to attend the featured Kavli Foundation Lecture Series on Aug. 21. Attendees […]

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August 17, 2017

Get Ready for ACS’ GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Official Attempt at the Largest chemistry lesson Title

By Jesse Stanchak

You’ve been hearing about it for months, and now the day is nearly here! ACS will make a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official title attempt at hosting the Largest chemistry lesson during the upcoming ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. Ready to help ACS make history? Here’s what you need to know: WHAT: Dr. […]

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August 16, 2017

Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications It only seemed like we just left San Francisco and now we are gearing up for the next ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. From August 20-24, presentations will be given covering every aspect of chemistry from analytical, to polymers, chemical […]

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August 16, 2017

Attend ACS’ First-Ever Journey to Mars Symposium

By Freddy Tellez

The 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be the proud home of the first-ever “Journey to Mars Symposium,” August 22-23, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. The symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government figures, together with the public to focus on cutting-edge technological developments in chemical sciences to advance human […]