Learn about key highlights from the event and browse a selection of recent research articles on sustainability, AI, and battery science from ACS journals.

A session at the 2024 ACS Industrial Forum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Since 2015, the ACS Industrial Forum has provided a platform for outstanding industrial scientists to network and share knowledge. This year, held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on May 14, the forum convened thought leaders from industry and academia around the world to discuss innovative planning for the chemical and chemical engineering industry, with an emphasis on sustainability and artificial intelligence.

This event underscored the importance of sustainable practice that can be carried out in the industry culture. Dr. Elaine Hsiao, Chief Technology Officer at LCY Chemical Corp., shared her insights in building an R&D culture that catalyze innovation and collaboration.

Dr. Elaine Hsiao
Dr. Elaine Hsiao speaks at the 2024 ACS Industrial Forum.

Following Dr. Hsiao, Professor Jun Kikuchi, from RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Environmental Metabolic Analysis Research Team, gave a presentation on computational and data science approach for material design and analytical prediction.

Professor Jun Kikuchi
Professor Jun Kikuchi speaks at the 2024 ACS Industrial Forum.

Professor Bing Joe Hwang, Associate Editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering and professor at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology discussed research trends in sustainable electrochemical devices and processes.

Professor Bing Joe Hwang
Professor Bing Joe Hwang speaks at the 2024 ACS Industrial Forum.

Finally, Dr. Zi-Yu Liu from Industrial Technology Research Institute shared her years of experience in helping small- and medium-sized chemistry businesses in adopting AI, as well as the common challenges they face.

Dr. Zi-Yu Liu
Dr. Zi-Yu Liu speaks at the 2024 ACS Industrial Forum.

In addition to the outstanding thought leaders from the industry, Dr. Meng Li, ACS Senior Managing Editor, presented a suite of ACS Publications that support the topics covered at the event.

Below is a list of recent ACS journal articles on sustainability, AI, and battery science that were highlighted:

Sustainable Chemistry

Introduction: Sustainable Chemistry
István T. Horváth
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00721

Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure that Supports the Urban Built Environment
Carol Boyle*, Gavin Mudd, James R. Mihelcic, Paul Anastas, Terry Collins, Patricia Culligan, Marc Edwards, Jeremy Gabe, Patricia Gallagher, Susan Handy, Jehng-Jung Kao, Susan Krumdieck, Lionel D. Lyles, Ian Mason, Ron Mcdowall, Annie Pearce, Chris Riedy, John Russell, Jerald L. Schnoor, Maya Trotz, Roger Venables, Julie B. Zimmerman, Valerie Fuchs, Sarah Miller, Shannon Page, and Karen Reeder-Emery
DOI: 10.1021/es903749d

Toward a Generic Analytical Framework for Sustainable Nitrogen Management: Application for China
Baojing Gu*, Shu Kee Lam, Stefan Reis, Hans van Grinsven, Xiaotang Ju, Xiaoyuan Yan, Feng Zhou, Hongbin Liu, Zucong Cai, James N. Galloway, Clare Howard, Mark A Sutton, and Deli Chen
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06370

Collection: Environmental Research Addressing Sustainable Development Goals
Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) and ES&T Letters

Battery Science

Lithium-Ion Battery Power Performance Assessment for the Climb Step of an Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Application
Marm Dixit*, Anuj Bisht, Rachid Essehli, Ruhul Amin, Chol-Bum M. Kweon, and Ilias Belharouak*
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.3c02385
(Read additional coverage of this research on ACS Axial)

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Sustainable Resource Management and Chemical Processes
Milad Kamkar, Kevin C. Leonard, Ivet Ferrer, Say Chye Joachim Loo, Elizabeth J. Biddinger, Dean Brady, Danielle Julie Carrier, Nicholas Gathergood, Hongxian Han, Ive Hermans, King Kuok Mimi Hii, Bing Joe Hwang, Watson Loh, Michael A. R. Meier, Andrew C. Marr, Graham N. Newton, Wil V. Srubar III, Ning Yan, Michael KC Tam, Jingwen Chen, Audrey H. Moores, Bala Subramaniam, Peter Licence, and Julio F. Serrano
DOI: 10.1021/acssusresmgt.4c00046

AI Personal Assistants and Sustainability: Risks and Opportunities
Matthias C. Rillig* and Atoosa Kasirzadeh
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.4c03300

ChatGPT Chemistry Assistant for Text Mining and the Prediction of MOF Synthesis
Zhiling Zheng, Oufan Zhang, Christian Borgs, Jennifer T. Chayes, and Omar M. Yaghi*
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c05819

Featured ACS Journals:

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
ACS Sustainable Resource Management
Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T)
ES&T Letters
ACS ES&T Engineering
ACS ES&T Water
ACS Energy Letters
Energy & Fuels

Watch a brief highlight reel from this year's Forum:

Attendees listening to a session at the 2024 ACS Industrial Forum
Highlights from the 2024 ACS Industrial Forum

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