October 19–22, 2022

Call for Papers: Southeastern Regional Meeting (SERMACS)

Program Chair: Néstor Carballeira

San Juan, Puerto Rico

List of Topics
Program Area Type Invited Organizers Sponsor

Symposium on Forensic Chemistry

This symposium will focus on new developments in forensic and analytical chemistry innovations that address current challenges in forensic chemistry practice.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Jose Almirall

Sponsor:

Journal Forensic Chemistry- Elsevier

Surface Chemistry: Polymer Science, Self-Assembly, and Biointerfaces

This symposium will focus the importance and the function of colloid and surface science in conjunction with polymer, self-assembly techniques, and formation of interface for biological func… Read More

This symposium will focus the importance and the function of colloid and surface science in conjunction with polymer, self-assembly techniques, and formation of interface for biological functions.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Rosalynn Quiñones

Sponsor:

Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Symposium on Sustainable Green Chemistry

To share experiences and discuss new products or processes relating to sustainability and green chemistry.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

H. N. Cheng

Sponsor:

Sustainable Biotechnology

The latest advances in this area will be presented , providing broad perspectives on innovation in the development and applications of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs).

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Rigoberto Hernández

Christy L. Haynes

Sara E. Mason

Sponsor:

The Chemistry of Solar Fuels

This symposium will cover the most-current fundamental research and contributions being made to solve the energy and climate crisis tapping solar energy as a sustainable energy source.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Jenny Yang

Jorge Colón

Jillian Dempsey - Jesus Velazquez

Sponsor:

Interdisciplinary Science for Arid Lands Energy and Water Sustainability

This symposium will focus on the research and technology being developed to achieve energy and water sustainability in these arid lands

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Carlos Cabrera

James Kubicki

Veronica Bermudez Benito

Sponsor:

Project SEED Symposium

This symposium will showcase presentations from project SEED coordinators, mentors, and committee members about successfully planning and organizing the SEED program.

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Ajay Mallia

Douglas Masterson

Sponsor:

ACS Chemistry Festivals, Non-formal Chemistry Education around the World

This symposium will combine talks by Festival organizers describing the design of their activities and events,and their rationale and assessment.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Santiago Sandi-Ureña

Sponsor:

DEIR Symposium: Building Inclusive DEIR Communities through Societal Organizations

Showcase how inclusive DEIR communities have been established through various organizations and importantly share best practices that can be considered by others.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Rena AS Robinson

Bridgette Shannon

Sponsor:

NOBCChE

WCC Symposium: Crossing boundaries: the resilience of women chemists Acá y Allá

This symposium is to discuss the challenges and issues germane to women in the chemical enterprise, with a focus on colleagues’ experiences in Latin America and in the United States.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Lorena Tribe

Kelley Caflin

Sponsor:

Leveraging Diversity and inclusion for Educational Excellence

Will discuss important topics related to diversity and inclusion through keynote speakers,  panel discussions, and dialogues

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Reni Joseph

Ben García

Sponsor:

CMA

La Historia de Pioneros y Descubridores en Química

Will focus on the discoveries of elements (platinum, tungsten and vanadium), nanotechnology prior to 500 CE, and Nobel prizewinning work in the Hispanic world.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Mary Virginia Orta

Daniel Rabinovich

Sponsor:

ACS Division of the History of Chemistry

History if Chemistry - Puerto Rico's Impact on Chemistry

The symposium will focus on discoveries made in Puerto Rico and how Puerto Rican scientists have influenced the world.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Cliff Padget

Tad Whiteside

Sponsor:

XRD in the Southeast - Advances in X-Ray Crystallography in Research

This symposium will highlight the use of x-ray diffraction in the southeast region to evaluate inorganic materials, organic compounds and biomolecules.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Will Lynch

Cliff Padgett

Dalice Piñero Cruz

Sponsor:

Division Inorganic Chemistry

Rigaku Inc.

Ligand and Biomolecular Contributions to Metal Bioactivity and Therapeutic Potential

This symposium will reveal the utility of biomolecular coordination of metals and of the ligands of therapeutic metal compounds

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Arthur Tinoco

Sponsor:

Inorganic Porous and Layered Materials Symposium

The symposium will cover the chemistry of nanosized layered inorganic compounds, the nanostructure and heterogeneity of materials, functional inorganic layered materials, layered organic–ino… Read More

The symposium will cover the chemistry of nanosized layered inorganic compounds, the nanostructure and heterogeneity of materials, functional inorganic layered materials, layered organic–inorganic hybrid materials, novel layered copper–lithium phosphonates, bioinspired catalysts, inorganic solid-state chemistry, industrially significant catalysts and catalytic properties, multifunctional nanostructured materials, high performance functional materials for nanotechnology, biotechnology and micro/nano-electronics, and metal organic frameworks.
Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Luyi Sun

Jorge Colón

Mario Ramos-Garcés - Monica Pica

Sponsor:

Photoinduced Processess in Macroscopic, Supramolecular and Nanoscale Inorganic Materials

This symposium will highlight research from a variety of photophysical and photochemical processes in inorganic materials

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Angel Martí

Sponsor:

Unusual Structure and Reactivity of Inorganic Molecules

The symposium will be focused on unique molecules which do not conform to traditional bonding theories.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Caleb Martin

Sponsor:

3rd Users’ Meeting of the UPR’s MSRC X-Ray Diffraction Facility

The symposium will highlight crystallographic data and published results obtained from students and researchers absorbed as users of the University of Puerto Rico’s Molecular Sciences Resear… Read More

The symposium will highlight crystallographic data and published results obtained from students and researchers absorbed as users of the University of Puerto Rico’s Molecular Sciences Research Center Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Facility
Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Dalice Piñero

Sponsor:

Puerto Rico NSF-PREMs Symposium

The symposium will consist of three half-day sessions on nanostructured multi-functional materials, nanoscale interactions of macromolecules and organic molecules, and non-equilibrium studie… Read More

The symposium will consist of three half-day sessions on nanostructured multi-functional materials, nanoscale interactions of macromolecules and organic molecules, and non-equilibrium studies of interfaces.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Idalia Ramos

Jorge Colón

Ubaldo Córdova

Sponsor:

Nanotechnology Approaches to Biology and Medicine

How we fabricate and use nanostructures to advance high-throughput gene editing for cellular therapies targeting genetic diseases and cancer immunotherapy.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Paul Weiss

Sponsor:

Novel strategies for Localized Drug Delivery

This symposium will feature leading researchers presenting a broad survey of recent developments from around the world into the chemistry of localized drug delivery.

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Bob Kane

Asier Unciti-Broceta

Sponsor:

Baylor University

Advances in Nanomaterials for Biomedical and Biomedicinal Applications

The proposed symposium will focus on the recent advances on nanotechnology-based biomedical tools and biomedicine and their translational potential for advancing health-care and management.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Md Nurunnabi

Mahesh Narayan

Sponsor:

Mass Spectrometry: Transcending Boundaries with Innovations in Methods & Technology

This symposium will showcase recent cutting-edge mass spectrometry approaches and how they can be used to transcend traditional chemical boundaries.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Christopher Chouinard

Sponsor:

Frontiers in Nucleic Acids

Talks on the current trends in biochemistry related to nucleic acids will be presented.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Randy M. Wadkins

Michael P. Stone

Sponsor:

Chemical Business Best Practices

Entrepreneurs share their best practices and lessons learned in starting, running, and growing a chemical business. This symposium holds critical, must-know information and narrative success… Read More

Entrepreneurs share their best practices and lessons learned in starting, running, and growing a chemical business. This symposium holds critical, must-know information and narrative success stories from chemical professionals.
Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Joseph Sabol

Sponsor:

Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications for Chemistry Education

This symposium aims to cover the current state of the field of VR and AR applications in STEM education.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Maria Gallardo Williams

Sponsor:

Visualization of Chemical Phenomena

This symposium will showcase both practice and research-based approaches that have shown effectiveness in promoting visualization and consequently, understanding of chemical concepts.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Maria Oliver-Hoyo

Sponsor:

Assessment and Chemistry Education Research: Creating and Using Measures of Student Learning

This symposium will showcase chemistry education research focused on the development and/or implementation of classroom and program assessments.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Stacey Lowery Bretz

Sponsor:

Course-Based Research Experiences (CUREs) Design, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

In this symposium, we want to hear from faculty who have developed and/or implemented CUREs in chemistry.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Joi Walker

Sponsor:

Curricular Innovations in Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories

This symposium invites papers from practitioners and researchers that describe any curricular innovation related to the chemistry laboratory.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Daniel Cruz-Ramires de Arellano

Sponsor:

Fostering International Collaborations during the pandemic

The various ways that chemists have responded to the multiple challenges presented by the pandemic including the use of video conferencing and other technologies to foster new collaborations… Read More

The various ways that chemists have responded to the multiple challenges presented by the pandemic including the use of video conferencing and other technologies to foster new collaborations and promote learning.
Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Carmen Valdez Gauthier

Sponsor:

Chemistry Education Research into Practice

Addresses how education research is being implemented in the context of chemistry courses at all education levels.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Jeffrey Raker

Gonger Shultz

Sponsor:

ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications

Sharing Best Teaching Practices Backed by Evidence

This symposium is meant to be a place where faculty can share these great newly implemented or developed teaching practices that are here to stay.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Sonia Underwood

Sponsor:

Technology and its Different Paths into the Chemistry Classroom

To highlight both the pandemic changes, and those that have been adapted and adopted since then, based on the pandemic experiences.

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Thomas Holme

Sponsor:

Innovative Ways to Communicate the Vaue of Chemistry to the Public

Describes successful practices in communicating the value of chemistry to the public.

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Goode, Scott

Sponsor:

Enabling Technologies for Drug Discovery and Development

Enabling Technologies for Drug Discovery and Development

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Alec H. Christian

Sponsor:

Analytical Chemistry

General Call for oral presentations in the area of analytical chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Lisandro F. Cunci Pérez

Sponsor:

Analytical Chemistry

General Call for poster presentations in the area of analytical chemistry

Type: Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Laurel A. Royer

Sponsor:

Biochemistry

General Call for oral presentations in the area of biochemistry

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Elsie Parés

Sponsor:

Biochemistry

General Call for poster presentations in the area of biochemistry

Type: Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Marvin J Bayro

Sponsor:

Inorganic Chemistry

General Call for oral presentations in the area of inorganic chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Mitk'El Santiago

Sponsor:

Inorganic Chemistry

General Call for poster presentations in the area of inorganic chemistry

Type: Poster Invited: N Organizers: Sponsor:

Organic Chemistry

General Call for oral presentations in the area of organic chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

David J. Sanabria

Sponsor:

Organic Chemistry

General Call for poster presentations in the area of organic chemistry

Type: Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Wildeliz Torres

Raul Rodriguez

Sponsor:

Physical Chemistry

General Call for oral presentations in the area of physical chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Marvin J Bayro

Sponsor:

Physical Chemistry

General Call for poster presentations in the area of physical chemistry

Type: Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Marvin J Bayro

Sponsor:

Chemical Education

General Call for oral presentations in the area of chemical education

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers: Sponsor:

Undergraduate Session

General Call for undergraduate poster presentations

Type: Poster Invited: N Organizers: Sponsor:

Undergrduate Session

General call for undergraduate oral presentations

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers: Sponsor:

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