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What I Wish I Knew Then: Advice from Chemical Industry Executives

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speakers: Carlonda Reilly, Kennametal / Serban Cantacuzene, AirLiquide / Kathleen Shelton, FMC
Moderator: Rebekah Paul, American Chemical Society

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What You Will Learn:

  • Lessons learned from three executives’ rise to the top 
  • Insights on how you can succeed in today’s changing job market 
  • Advice for charting your own career in the chemical enterprise

Co-produced with: ACS Industry Member Programs 

How Computational Chemistry is Accelerating Drug Discovery

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speaker: Scott Edmondson, Nimbus Therapeutics

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What You Will Learn:

  • How drug discovery can be significantly enhanced through application of computational chemistry strategies 
  • How structure-based drug discovery can be used as a means to differentiate chemical matter based on selectivity 
  • What’s next for computational chemistry accelerated drug discovery

Co-produced with: ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and ACS Publications


Date: Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 2-3:30pm ET
Speaker: Sir Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University and H.N. Cheng, ACS President
Moderator: Young-Shin Jun, Washington University in St. Louis

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What You Will Learn:

  • How mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs) are easily made and how they can be used inn the construction of artificial molecular machines (AMMs) 
  • How AMMs operate under kinetic control using energy ratchets in a manner similar to that employed by our many biomotors and are at odds with how machines operate in the macroscopic world: the difference could not be more stark! 
  • How redox and acid-base chemistry can be used to load and unload precisely a set of cargoes between a solution phase and solid-state supports 
  • How metal-organic framework nanosheets and nanoparticles function like extended platforms, in addition to acting as coordinative organizers for arrays of artificial molecular pumps constructed of half dumbbells which can be threaded using pumping cassettes by multiple rings, one ring at a time and then all released at once on command 
  • How, in addition to physisorption and chemisorption, a new concept - namely mechanisorption - is about to enter the lexicon of chemistry

The “Frontier Fridays” Webinar Series are organized by ACS President H.N. Cheng, Michael Morello (Division Representative, ACS Committee on Science) Retired formerly PepsiCo R&D, Young-Shin Jun of Washington University in St. Louis, and Martin G. Kociolek (Chair of the ACS Committee on Science) of Penn State Behrend.

Chemistry on Capitol Hill: 2021 Emerging Policies

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speakers: Caroline Trupp Gil, American Chemical Society / Karen Garcia, American Chemical Society / Carl Maxwell, American Chemical Society
Moderator: Lauren Posey, American Chemical Society

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What You Will Learn:

  • How the Biden Administration and 117th Congress are shaping up in terms of its STEM priorities 
  • Which specific pieces of legislation or federal policies will be likely to impact ACS members 
  • How members can become involved

Co-produced with: ACS Government Affairs


Designing Bio-Sourced Polymers that Enable Recycling

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speaker: Stefan Mecking, University of Konstanz
Moderator: Mark Jones, Dow Chemical (retired)

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What You Will Learn:

  • What is solvolysis and how it can enable plastics recycling 
  • How renewable polycarbonates and polyesters with a low density of in-chain functional groups as break points in a polyethylene chain can be recycled chemically 
  • How long-chain building blocks for polycondensation can be created from common plant oil feedstocks or microalgae oils

Co-produced with: ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry

Working Together to Design Safer Laboratories

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speakers: Michael R. Labosky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Ellen Sweet, Cornell University / Melinda Box, North Carolina State University
Moderator: Ralph Stuart, Keene State College

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What You Will Learn:

  • How to use the lab ventilation system to work more safely 
  • Who is involved in designing safe laboratory spaces and the practical considerations involved in this work 
  • How lab buildings were built in the past and why it is important for researchers to be engaged in the design process

Co-produced with: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety  and the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety


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