Category: Videos

October 19, 2018

Cristina Nevado’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Cristina Nevado has a passion for art. Like an artist, she’s always found inspiration in seeking to understand the world around her. Now that curiosity is improving our understanding of organometallic reactions. Professor Nevado is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich. She is also a Senior Editor for […]

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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 more 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, […]

August 27, 2018

ACS Omega: Publishing Diverse Science from a Global Community

By Brooke Howell

ACS Omega authors are working in labs around the world doing research in both pure and applied sciences across a broad range of chemistry and related areas. Since the fully open-access journal’s launch in 2016, its editors have been excited to publish high-quality research and build connections throughout the global community of scientists. These 12 […]

August 17, 2018

Peidong Yang’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Peidong Yang learned early in his career that being able to think about a problem from more than one vantage point can yield surprising results. Now his interdisciplinary mindset could open new doors in artificial photosynthesis. Yang is the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at  University of California, […]

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August 17, 2018

Staff Sheehan’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

These days, Dr. Staff Sheehan spends more time on the road than in the lab. But his innovations in solar energy as president of Catalytic Innovations, and chief technology officer of The Air Company, just might help save the planet. Sheehan tried his hand at several different fields before discovering a path that worked for […]

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August 17, 2018

Vivian Yam’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

Power for lighting makes up almost one-fifth of global energy use; Professor Vivian Yam says that one way to change that will be to make lighting more efficient. Yam is the Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy at The University of Hong Kong and an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry. Her interest […]

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August 17, 2018

Shu-Li You’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Jesse Stanchak

It’s the drug development version of having your cake and eating it too: Imagine being able to efficiently manufacture only the desired enantiomer of a drug.  Professor Shu-Li You of the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry is working on a way to do just that. You is the Director of State Key Laboratory of Organometallic […]

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August 8, 2018

Get to Know Oganometallics Distinguished Author Award Winner Tianning Diao

By Mia Fields-Hall

Tianning Diao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New York University, is the 2018 recipient of the Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. In this video, she sits down with Organometallics Editor-in-Chief Professor Paul J. Chirik of Princeton University to discuss her research.

Lab Hazard Risk Assessment

July 24, 2018

Get Resources for Performing a Lab Hazard Risk Assessment

By Jesse Stanchak

Lab safety doesn’t just happen. It takes a concerted team effort to identify hazards in the lab, assess risks, and then take steps to eliminate dangers and reduce the odds of accident or injury. It can be easy to fall into complacency when it comes to lab safety, but as this video explains, regularly performing […]

July 6, 2018

Developing E- Textiles to Control Home Appliances

By Jesse Stanchak

Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. E-textiles are not new, but most existing versions have poor air permeability, can’t be laundered or are too […]

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 […]

June 15, 2018

The Swiss Army Knife of Smoke Screens

By Jesse Stanchak

The military uses smoke grenades in dangerous situations to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, assailants are using sophisticated infrared or thermal detection devices that can see through standard smoke. Now, researchers report developing a new kind of smoke that obscures both visible and […]

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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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June 1, 2018

2018 Priestley Medal Winner Geraldine Richmond On Her Legacy In and Out of the Lab

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Geraldine Richmond of the University of Oregon won the 2018 Priestly Medal for her research in molecular and surface chemistry. But her professional accomplishments extend well outside her lab. She’s also a passionate educator and a tireless advocate for science and the advancement of women within scientific disciplines. In this video, she discusses her […]

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 […]

April 3, 2018

ACS Sensors Will Be in China This April! 

By Chi Wang

The ACS Sensors Editorial Team will be in China for a series of university visits and to host the International Chemistry Symposium: Frontiers in Sensors Innovation at East China University of Science and Technology. At each university, the editors will meet students and faculty, share tips on how to publish your work in ACS Sensors, and present their latest research! The […]

March 30, 2018

From Landfill to Lipstick: Grape Waste as a Cosmetic and Food Ingredient

By Jesse Stanchak

The world drinks a lot of wine, and that means a lot of grapes are consumed. But not every part of the grape ends up in the bottle. Seeds, stalks, and skins end up in landfills. Now, researchers say they have found useful commercial applications, such as prolonging the shelf life of fatty foods, for these […]

March 23, 2018

Exploring the Frontiers of 4D Printing

By Jesse Stanchak

A new printer could change manufacturing by creating self-assembling structures that can change shape after being exposed to heat and other stimuli. Dubbed “4D Printing” — the extra “d” refers to the time of self-assembly — this technology could have significant aerospace, medicine, and other industries. It could, for example, one day allow manufacturers to […]

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 […]

March 2, 2018

From Compost to Composites: An Eco-Friendly Way to Improve Rubber

By Jesse Stanchak

Composting turns trash to treasure in gardens, converting food waste into fertilizer. But what if compost could go beyond being plant food? Scientists have now harnessed the gases produced during composting to boost the properties of natural rubber, as reported in the journal ACS Omega. Watch This Video To See the Material in Action: Natural […]

February 26, 2018

Ali Khademhosseini’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Ali Khademhosseini is a Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. He was born in Iran and lived there during the turbulence of the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. When he was young, Khademhosseini’s parents decided to move […]

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February 26, 2018

Anne M. Andrews’ Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Anne M. Andrews is a Professor of Psychiatry and Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also an Associate Editor at ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Andrews discovered her love of science while in high school. She credits two teachers for inspiring her interests in chemistry through exciting and challenging experiments. […]

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February 26, 2018

Mireille Kamariza’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Mireille Kamariza is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. Born in Burundi, Kamariza emigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Her experiences growing up in East-Africa in many ways inspired the work she does today. She cites her father as a significant influence in seeking out science as a career. When Kamariza […]

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February 26, 2018

Teri W. Odom’s Personal Story of Discovery

By Bryan McBournie

Professor Teri W. Odom, Ph.D., is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. She is also the Executive Editor of ACS Photonics and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano. Odom said she didn’t picture herself pursuing a career in […]

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February 21, 2018

A special message from ACS Publications 美国化学会给您拜年啦!

By Chi Wang

Happy Chinese New Year! Greetings from the Senior Vice President of ACS Journals Publishing Group, James Milne, and various ACS Editors including Jillian Buriak, Cynthia Burrows, Xiaohong Fang, Prashant Kamat, Luis Liz-Marzán, Kai Rossen, Paul Weiss, and Xinrong Zhang. We wish everyone a happy New Year of the Dog!  To start the new year […]

February 12, 2018

Shining a Light on Ultrafast Microscopy

By Jesse Stanchak

Experimental methods for ultrafast microscopy are advancing rapidly. Promising methods combine ultrafast laser excitation with electron-based imaging or rely on super-resolution optical techniques to enable probing of matter on the nano–femto scale. Ultrafast time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy provides several advantages compared with other methods, such as that time resolution is limited only by the laser […]

January 29, 2018

New Hybrid Material Could Be Used in Flexible Heaters

By Jesse Stanchak

Scientists have developed a flexible heating element using a new hybrid material made of imitation pearl and silver nanowires, according to research published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. The material’s flexibility suggests it may have the potential for use in wearable devices, including medical applications. Watch This Video to Learn More: Nacre, otherwise known as mother […]

January 26, 2018

What Chemists Do: Schrodinger’s Alexander Goldberg

By Jesse Stanchak

How are companies using computers to save time, resources, and money in their quest for developing better materials? Alexander Goldberg, Senior Principal Materials Scientist at Schrodinger, is helping businesses answer that very question, through software written by him and his team. Alexander Goldberg explains why computerized simulations are the future in his “What Chemists Do” […]

Perovskite Nanocrystals

January 19, 2018

Taking a Closer Look at Alternatives to Colloidal Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals

By Jesse Stanchak

Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) became popular in last three decades because of both fundamental properties and applications including energy-related applications, like solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and photocatalysis. One of the major problems of these NCs is the large density of surface defects that trap charge carriers and consequently decreases the efficiency of electronic, optical, and […]

December 28, 2017

What Chemists Do: Manus Biosynthesis’ Hsien-Chung Tseng

By Jesse Stanchak

What are chemists doing to recreate natural substances? Hsien-Chung Tseng, Head of Strain Development at Manus Biosynthesis, is synthesizing materials to supplement the natural supply of ingredients for consumer products as the global population continues to grow. Learn More About Hsien-Chung Tseng’s Work for Manus Biosynthesis in This Video: The What Chemists Do video series highlights just […]

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water-resistant materials direct the flow of water

December 21, 2017

Water-Resistant Materials Control the Flow of Repelled Water

By Jesse Stanchak

Chemists are developing new water-resistant materials for use in coatings that can repel water. These coatings have applications in everything from clothes to car windows and even industrial uses. New research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces describes a way to direct where the water goes when it beads off a surface. Watch a video describing […]

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December 7, 2017

What Chemists Do: Novartis’ Yves P. Auberson

By Jesse Stanchak

Yves Auberson is the executive director of Global Discovery Chemistry at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Auberson’s team is responsible for designing and synthesizing drugs that are safe for patients suffering from diseases such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. In this video interview, Auberson explains what satisfies him the most about working in chemistry and the […]

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Solid-State Li-Ion

December 5, 2017

Take a Closer Look at Advancements in All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries

By Jesse Stanchak

Batteries based on conventional organic electrolytes are useful, but they can present safety concerns. Inorganic solid lithium ion conductors show promise as a replacement. Achieving a level of conductivity in solid lithium ion conductors comparable with that in liquid electrolytes remains a challenge, however. One of the approaches for achieving a desirable conductivity is doping […]

November 30, 2017

Tailoring MoS2 Exciton–Plasmon Interaction by Optical Spin–Orbit Coupling

By Jesse Stanchak

A single-atom-thick monolayer of Molybdenum disulfide is a two-dimensional material with remarkable electronic and optical properties, notes a paper in ACS Nano. These properties make it an ideal candidate for a wide range of optoelectronic applications. However, the atomic monolayer thickness poses a significant challenge in MoS2 photoluminescence emission due to weak light–matter interaction. In […]

November 28, 2017

Video: Taking a Closer Look at Crystal Engineering of Self-Assembled Porous Protein Materials in Living Cells

By Jesse Stanchak

Crystalline porous materials have been investigated for development of important applications in molecular storage, separations, and catalysis. The potential of protein crystals is increasing as they become better understood. Protein crystals have been regarded as porous materials because they present highly ordered 3D arrangements of protein molecules with high porosity and wide range of pore […]