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May 16, 2017

Discovering the Importance of STEM and English Education on Reddit

By Katherine Stevens

On May 9, the ACS hosted a Reddit AMA session with Sally Mitchell, a leader in STEM education and a recent fellow at the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Mitchell, who is certified to teach a variety of scientific disciplines, is an advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration, especially when it comes to merging English education […]

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May 16, 2017

Stretchy Holograms Made from a Metamaterial

By Katherine Bourzac for C&EN

 Holograms record and display realistic three-dimensional images that appear to float over a surface. One day they might be used to immerse viewers in virtual worlds or simply provide ultra-realistic video calls—that is, if the holographic images could be made to move. Now researchers have created holograms that display different two-dimensional images when stretched. Although […]

May 15, 2017

Professor Dirk R. Englund Wins 2017 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award

By Wendy Wise

ACS Photonics, in partnership with the 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META’17), is pleased to announce that Professor Dirk R. Englund, Jamieson Career Development Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. Prof. Englund joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and […]

May 15, 2017

3 Tips to Help You Get an Academic Faculty Job

By Susan Morrissey

Adapted from the eBook, “10 Tips to Help You Get a Faculty Job,” published by Chemical & Engineering News. Every year, numerous graduate students and postdocs apply for academic faculty jobs in hopes of securing an on-campus panel interview. After being selected as a candidate, you must convince a panel of established professors that you have […]

May 12, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: C–C Bond Oxidation Driven by Visible Light

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: C–C bond oxidation driven by visible light, nanomaterials for cancer therapeutics, and surface analysis of nanocomplexes by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy — 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 […]

May 12, 2017

What Chemists Do: Wildcat Discovery Technologies’ Dee Strand

By Alexa Billow

If your phone’s battery life has improved from model to model, thank a materials scientist. As the Chief Scientific Officer of Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Dee Strand wears many hats. Her research firm works to develop better, more efficient batteries. Watch as she discusses mentoring, choosing a career track, and the big questions in the future […]

May 11, 2017

Making Antibodies Minus the Cells

By Erika Gebel Berg for C&EN

In the development of protein therapeutics, optimizing the interaction between the drug and its target is only half the battle. Drug developers often tweak the protein’s underlying DNA sequence and conduct time-consuming screens to identify the variants that give the highest yields when expressed in cells. Now, researchers have developed a cell-free protein synthesis platform […]

May 11, 2017

Dolphin Breath Holds Chemical Clues to Disease

By Deirdre Lockwood for C&EN

Certain molecules in the breath of dolphins exposed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill correlate with signs of respiratory illness, a new study shows. The findings give researchers a set of biomarkers that could help assess the health of wild dolphins and other marine mammals using relatively noninvasive breath analysis. During veterinary exams on […]

May 11, 2017

Liangbing Hu Wins Nano Letters Young Investigator Award

By Ellie Key

Nano Letters, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, College Park, as the winner of the 2017 Nano Letters Young Investigator Award. Professor Hu was selected for this award for his contributions to the fields of nanoscience and […]

May 10, 2017

Registration Now Open for the 2017 ACS Publications Symposia, Innovation Series in China

By Shannon O'Reilly

ACS Publications continues its innovation symposia series this fall in Dalian and Shanghai, China. Scientists will again come together for three days to present and discuss the latest scientific advances and participate in ample networking opportunities. ACS Publications will host ACS Publications Symposium: Innovation in Energy Conversion in Dalian, China from September 24-26, 2017 in […]

May 9, 2017

ACS Chemical Biology EIC Laura L. Kiessling Elected to the American Philosophical Society

By Ellie Key

Laura L. Kiessling, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, Director, Keck Center for Chemical Genomics, Laurens Anderson Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Steenbock Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS). “I was completely surprised to be elected to the American Philosophical Society! There are amazing chemists among […]

May 5, 2017

What Chemists Do: Argonne National Laboratory’s Arun Wagh

By Jesse Stanchak

Arun Wagh is a consultant for Argonne National Laboratory. As a consultant and scientist, he helps to develop environmentally-friendly and durable coatings using inorganic materials. Watch him explain the advantages of the coatings that he develops in this video interview. Learn more about jobs available to chemists at the College to Career site.

May 5, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Frameworks for Highly Stable Lithium Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: three-dimensional arylene diimide frameworks for highly stable lithium ion batteries, the effects of inhaled nano particles on vascular disease, treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — 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 […]

May 4, 2017

Free Chemistry Education Resources for May 2017

By Alexa Billow

Each month ACS Webinars provides free live webinars for chemists. These free webinars cover subjects as diverse as drug development, food chemistry, and professional development for chemists. Here’s what’s coming up for the month of May. Register today! Insourcing and Outsourcing in R&D: Trends in the Pharma Industry Thursday, May 4, 2-3 P.M. EST Successful […]

May 3, 2017

ACS Editors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

By Jesse Stanchak

Eleven of the new members and foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2017 have strong ties to ACS Publications journals. The NAS announced the election of a total of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, bringing the academy’s total to 2,290 active members and 475 nonvoting foreign associates. The new members […]

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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Physical Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March 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 March 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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May 2, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

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

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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Multidisciplinary Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March 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 March 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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May 2, 2017

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

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each materials science and engineering ACS Publications journal in March 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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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 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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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Applied Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March 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 March 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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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Analytical Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March 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 March 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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May 2, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Iga Kucharska of the University of Virginia, Winner of the Inaugural Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Ellie Key

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Dr. Iga Kucharska was selected from a large applicant pool on the basis of a Viewpoint she submitted that highlights her first-author paper in Biochemistry entitled, “Molecular Interactions of Lipopolysaccharide with an Outer Membrane Protein from Pseudomonas aeruginosa […]

April 26, 2017

Spray-on Process Creates Bright, Efficient LEDs

By Prachi Patel for C&EN

Researchers have developed a process to make light-emitting diodes by spraying a substrate with quantum dots, according to a paper published in ACS Photonics. The quantum-dot LEDs (QLEDs) are 100 times as bright and efficient as similar devices, the researchers say. The process could someday be used to mass-produce inexpensive, vibrant, and flexible displays. Quantum dots […]

April 25, 2017

Superbugs and Drug Resistance: An ACS Infectious Diseases Webinar

By Bryan McBournie

Bacteria are developing resistance to available antibiotics, and it has been 30 years since the discovery of a truly novel class of antibiotics for common Gram negative and positive pathogen. Scientists and health officials are worried we are losing the battle against drug-resistant bacteria, and they are sounding the alarm on super bugs and drug […]

April 24, 2017

4 Keys to Writing a Highly-Read Chemistry Research Paper

By Stephanie Monasky

You spent a lot of time on your research, and now it is time to describe those findings to the scientific community. You know your work is important, but how do you make it stand out? To help answer this question, we asked ACS Editors, staff, and 2016’s most-read author to share their thoughts on […]

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April 21, 2017

What Chemists Do: Dow Chemical Company’s Andrea Greyson

By Jesse Stanchak

Andrea Greyson is the Technical Sales Service Manager for Industrial Coatings at The Dow Chemical Company. Industrial coatings are an integral part of keeping machinery in service for longer. Watch Andrea’s interview as she explains the challenges of working in this segment of the chemical industry, and the excitement of getting a product into customers’ […]

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 20, 2017

2017 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award Winner Announced

By Ellie Key

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Yanli Zhao of Nanyang Technological University, as the winner of the 2017 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award. Professor Zhao was selected for this Award for development of advanced multifunctional […]

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 2017 with Resources from the Journal of Chemical Education

By Freddy Tellez

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day is an ACS annual event for bringing international focus to environmental topics, such as clean air, water, and energy, to illustrate the positive role chemistry plays in understanding and preserving the Earth. In honor of Earth Day 2017, the Journal of Chemical Education is highlighting content related to the CCED 2017 […]

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 14, 2017

Researchers Recognizing Transformative Librarians

By Michael Qiu

In celebration of National Library Week, ACS Publications invited researchers nominate a transformative librarian that has supported them throughout their career. We received nominations from researchers across the globe and are excited to share our winner: Sue Cardinal, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian University of Rochester Sue received two nominations from the University of Rochester, […]

April 12, 2017

The Transformative Power of Librarians

By Katherine Stevens

As we celebrate National Library Week, an American Library Association initiative highlighting the transformative power of libraries, we would like to take a look at how librarianship has transformed in recent years. Librarians have always played an essential role in research and information services, providing scientists with key information and helping students find what they […]

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 […]