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Introducing JACS in Conversation With…

In this video interview series from the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Editor-in-Chief Professor Erick Carreira speaks with accomplished scientists in chemistry.

Through a series of fascinating interviews, Professor Carreira explores their views on the future of chemistry; delves into their professional history, discussing their greatest accomplishments and exploring the variety of career progressions; gains insight into their personal hobbies and how that influences their research; and seeks their insight into what JACS is doing well – and what it could do better – to continue serving the chemistry community.

Click on the interviewees’ names to watch their videos:

Professor Roald Hoffman, Cornell University


Professor Scott E. Denmark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Professor Jack D. Dunitz (1923 – 2021)

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Part 2:


Professor Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)


Theodore Goodson III, University of Michigan


Professor Laura Gagliardi, The University of Chicago


Professor Thomas A. Holme, Iowa State University


Professor Dame Carol V. Robinson, University of Oxford


Professor Karen L. Wooley, Texas A&M University


Professor Kelly Chibale, Director of H3D Centre in Cape Town, South Africa


See what people are saying about this video series:

“This is such a terrific way to preserve our field. It is so important to capture our tremendous scientific history with these living legends.” -Angela Wilson, 2021 President-elect, American Chemical Society

“Very interesting and motivational.” -Dr. Sai Manoj, George Mason University

“What a great conversation!” -Leonel Barrios Jimenez Ph.D., Texas A&M University

“Amazing living history. So interesting to hear these first hand accounts…It’s wonderful that his thoughts are preserved here.” -Professor Jonathan Steed, Durham University

“Very poignant. We wait too long to record the thoughts of our elders. This kind of thing is brilliant. Keep doing it!!” -Professor Michael Harmata, University of Missouri

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