Chemistry is the central science. Whether the topic is clean water, abundant food, medicines, new materials, energy, innovation or the environment, chemistry is front and center. The American Chemical Society (ACS) Experts are chemists and chemical engineers who provide reliable, in-depth analysis and respond to inquiries on a wide range of topics in the news and of interest to the public and policymakers.
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ACS Experts are laboratory scientists and clinical researchers. They are entrepreneurs and leaders in industry. They work in academia, companies and government. They teach in high schools and universities. In short, ACS Experts cover the whole sprawling field of chemistry in all of the places where it’s practiced.
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ACS Experts can offer science-based insight and commentary on:
- Advanced materials
- Agricultural and food chemistry, including chocolate, coffee and crops
- Analysis and preservation of art and antiquities
- Analytical chemistry
- Atmospheric chemistry
- Brain chemistry
- Chemistry in space
- Clean water
- Climate change
- Drug discovery
- Energy and fuels
- Environmental science
- Flavors and scents
- Green chemistry
- Health and medicine
- Infectious diseases
- Innovation and jobs
- Lab safety
- Nanomaterials, nanoparticles and nanotechnology
- National security
- Natural gas
- Oil and gas
- Research and development
- Solar power and alternative fuels
- Ultrasmall/ultrafast chemistry
- Waste and recycling