Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster

Tuesday, February 21 @ 7:00pm ET
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In the world of competitive and professional sports, chemistry is more impactful than you might think. Discover the materials that chemists are creating to enable athletes to perform better and stay safer, as well as how analytical chemistry is advancing to detect performance enhancing substances in order to keep the playing field level for everyone. 



What Your Group Will Learn

  • How Shear Thickening Fluids can be used for impact protection and concussion mitigation
  • Textile Innovation within the sports performance categories
  • How fiber formulation and materials innovation will make or break a brand
  • How analytical science can help deter drug misuse 
  • How mass spectrometry provides the optimum tool for the job
  • Why analytical chemists should remain vigilant and use state-of-art analytical tools to detect newly-emerged doping agents.

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Liying Jiang
Drug Control Centre, King’s College London

David Cowan
Drug Control Centre, King’s College London

Claire Ortiz
Ortiz Industry, Inc.

Norman J. Wagner 
STF Technologies LLC


Darcy Gentleman
Engagement and Science Comm. ACS

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