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New Frontiers and Opportunities for Chemistry

Presidential ACS Webinar Series:  “Frontier Fridays”
Virtual Presidential/COMSCI Symposium ACS Fall Meeting 2021 
Coordinated by:

ACS President H.N. Cheng

ACS Committee on Science:

  • Young-Shin Jun: Chair, Science and Technology Subcommittee
  • Michael Morello: Division Representative
  • Martin Kociolek: Chair

The goal of this Presidential – Committee on Science Webinar Series and Symposium is to gather the leading researchers in the promising growth areas for chemistry, to network and exchange ideas, and to instruct our younger colleagues and students as to the future directions of chemistry.  As we know, chemistry is an exciting field, and it is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary and multi-faceted. There are many new or expanded areas where future chemists and chemical engineers can find increasing opportunities to apply their chemical knowledge. This symposium will highlight some of these areas and will also show how being adaptable, collaborative, and entrepreneurial will help chemists and chemical engineers succeed in the future.

1.  ACS “Frontier Fridays” Webinar Series

 2.  New Frontier and Opportunities Symposium in August ACS National Meeting

Sponsored by ComSci and PRES.   Cosponsored by YCC, AGFD, CATL, ENVR, GEOC, MEDI, POLY 
The symposium is organized by topics, and the order of the topics and the speakers within a given topic is random.  

COMSCI003A: Materials | Sunday, August 22

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
3594527 Getting in Front of the Additive Manufacturing Revolution: Sustainability Needs and Opportunities Joseph DeSimone Stanford U. 2:00-2:30 PM
3586374 Placing 3D Bioprinting in the Context of Tissue Fabrication Y Shrike Zhang Harvard Med School 2:30-3:00 PM
3599197 It’s about I: Invention, Innovation, Inspiration, and Inclusivity Kathryn E. Uhrich UC Riverside 3:00-3:30 PM
3588508 Materials Opportunities in a Post Moore Era Rudy Wojtecki IBM 3:30-4:00 PM
COMSCI0B: Nanotechnology & Reticular Chemistry | Sunday, August 22

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
3600423 MegaLibraries: Tools for Exploring and Expanding the Materials Genome with Big Data and AI Chad Mirkin Northwestern U 4:30-5:00 PM
3585376 Discovery and commercialization of nanostructured zeolites: An example of chemistry entrepreneurship that creates value and reduces CO2 emissions Javier Garcia Martinez U. Alacant, Spain 5:00-5:30 PM
3584860 Multivariate Reticular ChemistryOmar Yaghi Omar Yaghi UC Berkely 5:30-6:00 PM
3589006 Smart and Programmable Sponges from Basic Science to Implementation and Commercialization Omar Farha Northwestern U. 6:00-6:30 PM
COMSCI0C: Catalysis | Sunday, August 22

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
3584637 Re-Imagining the Periodic Table: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in the 21st Century with Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysis Paul Chirik Princeton U. 7:00-7:30 PM
3597130 Catalyzing chemical transformations for global sustainability Thomas Jaramillo Stanford U. 7:30-8:00 PM
3598804 Towards a Sustainable Chemical Industry: Opportunities and Challenges Bala Subramaniam U. Kansas 8:00-8:30 PM
3593714 Mechanochemistry and aging: a remarkable toolbox for the sustainable synthesis of nanomaterials and functional polymers Audrey Moores McGilU.  8:30-9:00 PM
COMSCI0D: Therapeutics and Diagnostics | Monday, August 23

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
3598195 Kidney Dialysis: A Multidisciplinary Nexus for Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biology and Medicine Buddy Ratner U. Washington, Seattle 10:30-11:00 AM
3591611 Environment-sensitive molecules as next-generation biomarkers for point-of-care diagnostics Mireille Kamariza Harvard U. 11:00-11:30 AM
3600143 Mass spectrometry, molecular data, and cancer diagnosis: Advances and challenges towards clinical use Livia Eberlin U. Texas, Austin 11:30-12:00 AM
3587103 Translating Nature's Chemical Repertoire: Opportunities for Chemists and Chemical Engineers Kerry McPhail; Nicholas Oberlies Oregon State; UNC Greensboro 12:00-12:30 AM
COMSCI0E: Biotechnology and Biomaterials | Monday, August 23

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Abstract Title/Presentation Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
  Welcome Thomas M. Connelly ACS 2:00-2:05 PM
  Introductory Remarks H. N. Cheng ACS 2:05-2:10 PM
3602081 Keynote Lecture - The Chemistry of CRISPR for Genome Editing and Detection Jennifer A. Doudna UC Berkeley 2:10-2:55 PM
3597667 Biosystem Design by Directed Evolution Huimin Zhao U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2:55-3:25 PM
3597409 Crafting 3D cellular microenvironments from the bottom-up using supramolecular chemistry Roxanne Kieltyka Leiden U., The Netherlands 3:25-3:55 PM
COMSCI0F: Computing and Modeling | Monday, August 23

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
35974907 What to do with a near-term quantum computer? Alán Aspuru-Guzik U. Toronto. 4:30-5:00 PM
3590333 Machine Biology for Infectious Diseases Cesar de la Fuente U. Pennsylvania 5:00-5:30 PM
3596195 Importance of multidisciplinary and collaborative teams Julia Rice IBM 5:30-6:00 PM
COMSCI0G: Food and Geo Chemistry | Tuesday, August 24

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Date/Time
3593713 Health Beneficial effects of Jiaogulan and the molecular mechanism behind Liangli Yu U. Maryland, College Park 10:30-11:00 AM
3595957 Translational Taste Research: Discovery of Molecular Targets for Flavor Innovations Corinna Dawid Tech. U. Munich, Germany 11:00-11:30 AM
3584650 Environmental interfacial chemistry Vicki Grassian UC San Diego 11:30-12:00 AM
3584775 Organic-mineral interactions at the molecular level: Impacts and research needs James Kubicki U. Texas at El Paso 12:00-12:30 AM
COMSCI0H: Environmental Chemistry and Engineering | Tuesday, August 24

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
3586316 Addressing environmental and climate challenges with abundant reactive minerals Martin Schoonen Bookhaven Nat. Lab 2:00-2:30 PM
3596561 Environmental chemistry as a catalyst for innovation Desiree Plata MIT 2:30-3:00 PM
3597768 Toward Single Atom Catalysis for Environmental Application Jaehong Kim Yale U. 3:00-3:30 PM
3584775 Roles of advanced oxidation and reduction processes in eliminating contaminants of emerging concern in water and wastewater Dionysios Dionysiou U. Cincinnati 13:30-4:00 PM
COMSCI0I: Sustainability | Tuesday, August 24

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Abstract Title Speaker Affiliation Time (all EDT)
3595800 Solar photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic systems for sustainable environment Wonyong Choi Postech, South Korea 4:30-5:00 PM
3584724 Developing advanced chemical recycling and redesign strategies to enable plastics circularity Gregg Beckham Nat. Renewable Energy Lab 5:00-5:30 PM
3584767 Environmentally Responsible Synthetic Organic Chemistry: When Chemo-catalysis meets Bio-catalysis, in Water Bruce Lipshutz UC Santa Barbara 5:30-6:00 PM
3595273 Recent advances in CO2-switchable solvents Phillop Jessop Queen's U. 6:00-6:30 PM