Chemists to speak on sustainability at opening session and Kavli lectures at ACS Fall 2022

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2022 — Kick off your in-person or virtual meeting experience at the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) fall 2022 meeting on Sunday, Aug. 21, with the opening session. Then join us on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22 and 23, for the Kavli Lecture Series. The meeting will take place virtually and in Chicago from Aug. 21 to 25.

Opening session: Sustainability in a Changing World
Sunday, Aug. 21, 9 – 11 a.m. CT (10 a.m. – noon ET)

William Dichtel, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
“Sustainability and Circularity: Recyclable Polymers and Clean Water”

Jennifer Wilcox, Ph.D., Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
“The Role of Carbon Capture in Meeting Net-Zero Carbon Goals”

Laura L. McConnell, Ph.D., Regulatory Scientific Affairs, Bayer Crop Science
“Partnerships Provide a Path to Sustainability”   

The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
Monday, Aug. 22, 5 – 6 p.m. CT (6 – 7 p.m. ET)

Ellen Matson, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
“Atomic Insights for a Sustainable Future: Understanding Bonding at Metal Oxide Surfaces Relevant to Energy Storage and Conversion Processes”

The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 5 – 6 p.m. CT (6 – 7 p.m. ET)

Laura Gagliardi, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
“Quantum Leaps: Chemistry and Creativity in a Changing World”

For a listing of fall 2022 ACS Presidential Symposia, check out the online program, where you will also find session dates, times and other details, including whether sessions are virtual, hybrid or in-person.  

ACS Fall 2022 will be a vaccination-required and mask-recommended event for all attendees, exhibitors, vendors and ACS staff who plan to participate in-person in Chicago. For detailed information about the requirement and all ACS safety measures, please visit the ACS website.

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