Kavli Lectures: Innovative materials for medicine, energy, consumer products and more

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2018 —The development of nanocrystals and their applications in medical imaging, batteries, food science and environmental remediation will be the topic of a pair of Kavli Lectures at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting will take place March 18 to 22 in New Orleans.

The presentations, among more than 13,000 scheduled to take place at the meeting, will be held on Monday, March 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., in Great Hall A of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The first speaker will discuss advances in developing hybrid cellulose nanocrystals and their applications for food, consumer products, water purification and energy storage. The second speaker will cover new biology-inspired methods for building nanocrystals to address energy, health and environmental needs.

  • Emily Cranston, Ph.D. (4 p.m.): The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
    “Transforming nanocellulose into sustainable products through surface engineering”
  • Angela Belcher, Ph.D. (5:15 p.m.): The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture
    “Giving new life to materials for energy, the environment and medicine”

The Kavli lecture series is a result of a collaboration between ACS and The Kavli Foundation, an internationally recognized philanthropic organization known for its support of basic scientific innovation.

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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