Keynote Events

Monday, April 5 | 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM PDT

All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Opening Session 

Kick-off ACS Spring 2021 with our distinguished panel of faculty as they present their research aligning with the meeting theme:
Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century

Takuzo Aida

Supramolecular Polymerization: Its Significance and Applications

Takuzo Aida
The University of Tokyo

Kristi S. Anseth

Polymer Networks as Synthetic Extracellular Matrices: Biology in the 4th Dimension

Kristi S. Anseth
University of Colorado

Anthony J. Ryan

Neofossils: Bio-based Plastics to Sequester CO2

Anthony J. Ryan
The University of Sheffield


Kavli Lecture Series

Supported by The Kavli Foundation

Friday, April 9

  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

Machine Biology for Infectious Diseases

Cesar de la Fuente

The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture

César de la Fuente
University of Pennsylvania

Machines have the potential to outperform humans and revolutionize our world. In this talk, Professor César de la Fuente will describe efforts to use machines to develop computational approaches for antibiotic discovery, as well as low-cost rapid diagnostics.

Monday, April 12

  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

Discovery and Reticular Chemistry of Covalent Organic Frameworks

Omar M. Yaghi

The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture

Omar M. Yaghi
University of California, Berkeley

The synthesis of covalently-linked organic extended structures has been a long-standing objective. In this presentation, Professor Omar Yaghi will discuss the recent developments in making large single crystals of covalent organic frameworks (COFs), the first molecular weavings, greatly expanding the structural complexity of COFs through building high valency nodes, and water harvesting from desert air using COFs.