June 23–26, 2024

Call for Papers: Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM)

Pullman, WA

List of Topics
Program Area— Title Type Invited Organizers Co-sponsored by

3D Printing of Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

This session will include talks in the areas of (I) Processing of 3D printed biomedical devices, (ii) tissue-biomaterial interactions, (iii) in vitro and in vivo property evaluation, (iv) na… Read More

This session will include talks in the areas of (I) Processing of 3D printed biomedical devices, (ii) tissue-biomaterial interactions, (iii) in vitro and in vivo property evaluation, (iv) nanoscale surface modification and encapsulation of drugs for bone healing, (v) drug delivery from micro and nanoscale devices.
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Susmita Bose

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Actinide Chemistry (formerly Transuranic elements)

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Jim Boncella

Xiaofeng Guo

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Advanced Analytical Methods for Discovery of Nutrient and Contaminant Cycling in the Environment

This session will focus on use of different analysis methods for discovery of chemical speciation and cycling processes that affect the fate and behaviour of chemicals in the environment; in… Read More

This session will focus on use of different analysis methods for discovery of chemical speciation and cycling processes that affect the fate and behaviour of chemicals in the environment; including soils, agriculture, watersheds, and surface and ground water systems.
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Dan Strawn

Laurel Lynch

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Advancements and Training in Nuclear Materials Processing and Sensing in Harsh Environments

The ability to detect small quantities of analytes from complex environments such as complex environmental solutions, nuclear reprocessing streams, and related wastes can be challenging. The… Read More

The ability to detect small quantities of analytes from complex environments such as complex environmental solutions, nuclear reprocessing streams, and related wastes can be challenging. The work presented in this symposium will describe the development of various analytical techniques including electrochemistry, spectroscopy, separation science, and radiochemistry, that are working to resolve these challenges. This symposium is also directed at workforce development in nuclear and non-proliferation applications.
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Sam Bryan

Neil Henson

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Advances in Medicinal Chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Cliff Berkman

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Advances in STEM Education

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Michael Maughan

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Advancing Chemistry through Computation and Artificial Intelligence

Computation and artificial intelligence have a critical role in accelerating chemistry by rapidly identifying molecules with desired properties, designing new materials, illuminating reactio… Read More

Computation and artificial intelligence have a critical role in accelerating chemistry by rapidly identifying molecules with desired properties, designing new materials, illuminating reaction mechanisms, and advancing drug development. This interdisciplinary symposium will explore the latest advances in computation and the potential of large language models, machine learning, and generative artificial intelligence in the field of chemistry.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Ram Devanathan

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Applications in Environmental Chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

James Moberly

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Biobased Materials and Products

Biobased products are materials are critical for producing sustainable products from renewable resources that helps guide us away from fossil fuels. Various feedstocks (agricultural and fore… Read More

Biobased products are materials are critical for producing sustainable products from renewable resources that helps guide us away from fossil fuels. Various feedstocks (agricultural and forestry residues, food waste, municipal waste, etc) can be used for generating these products via various processes (thermal, chemical, biological). These products have the potential for being direct replacements for synthetic products.
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Armando McDonald

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Biochemistry and Biomedicine/Cancer Biochemistry and Biology/Biomedical Engineering and Applications

This session features the use of biochemistry in biological and biomedical research works at mechanistic, phenotypic, engineering, translational, and clinical levels. Research using omics, m… Read More

This session features the use of biochemistry in biological and biomedical research works at mechanistic, phenotypic, engineering, translational, and clinical levels. Research using omics, mathematical, statistical, AI/machine learning, computational or molecular modeling, and biomaterial technologies to address biological or biomedical questions are welcome to join this symposium
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Weimin Li

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Chemistry Away from the Bench General Session

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Kirk Peterson

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Chemistry in the Community General Session

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Ashley Lamm

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Computational Chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Kirk Peterson

Sponsor:

Computational Modeling in Drug Discovery

Join us at the "Computation in Molecular Sciences" symposium, where leading experts converge to explore the intricate realms of molecular modeling, material simulations, computational chemis… Read More

Join us at the "Computation in Molecular Sciences" symposium, where leading experts converge to explore the intricate realms of molecular modeling, material simulations, computational chemistry, drug design, quantum calculations, and diverse computational analyses including artificial intelligence. This symposium serves as a dynamic platform to unveil groundbreaking advancements in understanding and manipulating the complexities of chemicals, materials, and biochemical phenomena through cutting-edge computational approaches.
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Jagdish Patel

Marty Ytreberg

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Creating and Breaking the Borders in Molecular Recognition

The discovery, application, and study of non-covalent interactions and supramolecular aggregates have sparked transformative advances in materials chemistry, bridging various disciplines suc… Read More

The discovery, application, and study of non-covalent interactions and supramolecular aggregates have sparked transformative advances in materials chemistry, bridging various disciplines such as organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. Notably, molecular recognition has revolutionized catalysis, sensing, separations, drug delivery, and the emerging fields of molecular machines and dynamic materials. This symposium provides a dynamic platform for interactive discussions and presentations on the broad scope of molecular recognition and its diverse applications. Encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations and the exchange of innovative ideas, we invite experimental and theoretical chemists to participate, encompassing the molecular recognition of small molecules in solution, gas, and solid-state.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado

Kraig Wheeler

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Creativity in Metal-Ligand Bonding

Ligands have evolved far beyond being the inert, organic ancillaries of transition metals. This session will discuss and celebrate new instances of creative ligand design including cooperati… Read More

Ligands have evolved far beyond being the inert, organic ancillaries of transition metals. This session will discuss and celebrate new instances of creative ligand design including cooperativity, redox non-innocence, secondary coordination sphere interactions and more.
Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Rick Thompson

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Electrochemistry

This symposium seeks the latest advancements in electrochemistry. Topics may include energy storage and conversion, corrosion, sensors, bioelectrochemistry, chemically modified electrodes, e… Read More

This symposium seeks the latest advancements in electrochemistry. Topics may include energy storage and conversion, corrosion, sensors, bioelectrochemistry, chemically modified electrodes, electrosynthesis, electrocatalysis and electrochemistry of carbon and other materials.
Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Frank Cheng

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Emerging Technologies for Targeted and Controlled Drug Delivery

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Anjali Sharma

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Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Interfacial Processes Under Extreme Environments

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Simerjeet Gill

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Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Radiation-Induced Chemistry

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Gregory Holmbeck

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Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Structure and Properties of Coolants, Fuels and Solvents

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Ruchi Gakhar

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General Advances in Catalysis

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Jack Zhang

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General Advances in Chemical Biology

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Travis Denton

Anjali Sharma

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General Advances in Energy

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Haiyan Zhao

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General Advances in Environmental Challenges

Complex environmental phenomena (i.e., climate change), biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation and biotechnology, data science, occurrence, fate, and behavior of aquatic or terrestrial conta… Read More

Complex environmental phenomena (i.e., climate change), biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation and biotechnology, data science, occurrence, fate, and behavior of aquatic or terrestrial contaminants (both on land and in air), sustainable systems, resource recovery, land use management, water research, agricultural research, chemical answers to questions in plant pathology, nematology, entomology, pest management, and crop science.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

James Moberly

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General Advances in Interfaces

Interdisciplinary topics from chemists, engineers, physicists, and biologists towards interfacial discoveries and processes for applications. Materials science, biological and medical applic… Read More

Interdisciplinary topics from chemists, engineers, physicists, and biologists towards interfacial discoveries and processes for applications. Materials science, biological and medical applications of materials, bioengineering, solid-state chemistry (including sol-gel chemistry) and functional inorganic devices, organic electronic devices, nanostructured materials, composites, polymers, surfaces, and the many applications. This track will also include the fabrication and processing of electronic, magnetic, or optical materials and devices.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Jeff Bell

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General Advances in Nuclear Science

This Symposium will bring together all parts of the analytical operations of measurement science including sampling, measurements, and data analysis: New methods of sampling, emerging contam… Read More

This Symposium will bring together all parts of the analytical operations of measurement science including sampling, measurements, and data analysis: New methods of sampling, emerging contaminants (i.e., PFOA/PFOS). Topics can include: bioanalytical chemistry; forensics, archaeological, and medical sciences; chemometrics and data processing; mass spectrometry, microscale and nanoscale systems; electrochemistry; elemental and molecular characterization techniques and instrumentation development; sensing; separations; -omics; new directions in analysis.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Xiaofeng Guo

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General Advances in Pushing the Limits of Detection

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Erin Linskey

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General Advances in Synthesis

Fundamental research in all branches, theory, or practice of organic and inorganic synthesis. Sessions will focus on broad approaches at synthesis from natural products total synthesis and t… Read More

Fundamental research in all branches, theory, or practice of organic and inorganic synthesis. Sessions will focus on broad approaches at synthesis from natural products total synthesis and transformation methodology to coordination chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and inorganic complex design. Mechanistic studies, both experimental and theoretical should provide novel insight into the course of a chemical reaction. Multi-step synthetic methods, new strategies towards targets of interest.
Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Wilson Bailey

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Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Critical Metal Elements

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Xiaofeng Guo

Johannes Haemmerli

Xin Zhang

Zheming Wang

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Integration of Thermal Catalysis and Electrocatalysis

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Jean-Sabin McEwen

Qiaowan Chang

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Interfacial Chemistry Enables Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Materials

This session will feature several talks that showcases how understanding and/or manipulating the chemistry at interfaces within infrastructure materials can translate to enhanced durability,… Read More

This session will feature several talks that showcases how understanding and/or manipulating the chemistry at interfaces within infrastructure materials can translate to enhanced durability, environmental sustainability, and/or resilience of such materials (cementitious composites, polymeric composites, wood composites, asphaltic materials, etc.). The interfacial chemistry plays an enabling role in recent advances of infrastructure materials and the session will conclude with a roundtable discussion on how chemists and infrastructure engineers could collaborate to tackle important challenges faced by the infrastructure industry.
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Xianming Shi

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Materials in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: From Cradle to Grave

The proposed symposium will bring together a group of experimental and theoretical scientists focused on issues and challenges in solid state and materials chemistry raised in the nuclear fu… Read More

The proposed symposium will bring together a group of experimental and theoretical scientists focused on issues and challenges in solid state and materials chemistry raised in the nuclear fuel cycle. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to: Actinide and rare-earth elements mineralization and recovery; Accidental tolerant fuels, ceramic and metallic fuel, molten salt fuel cycle; Spent nuclear fuel and waste form dissolution, degradation, and long-term stability; Rad waste contamination and remediation; Nuclear waste geological disposal.
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

John McCloy

Xiaofeng Guo

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Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Materials

A presentation of all areas of nuclear chemistry and the materials for nuclear technology.

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Alexander Chemey

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Project SEED, REU’s, and Partners in Science

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Don Warner

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Pushing the Boundaries of Sensitivity

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Christine Gobrogge

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Shimadzu

Small Molecule Modulators of Aminotransferases and Amidases. Application to α-ketoacid Biochemistry

This session will focus on the necessity and complexity of aminotransferases (transaminases) and amidases in human health and disease. Modulating these enzymes is a difficult task, but the r… Read More

This session will focus on the necessity and complexity of aminotransferases (transaminases) and amidases in human health and disease. Modulating these enzymes is a difficult task, but the results can be enormous. This session will bring together synthetic organic and medicinal chemists with biochemists and everyone in between, to describe the unique qualities of these understudied biochemical targets and the probable outcomes from there modulation
Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Travis Denton

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Structures, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics at Interfaces

Type: Oral Invited: Y Organizers:

Ursula Mazur

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The Chemistry of Historical Archaeology

Undergraduate researchers at the University of Idaho partake in a project in which they analyze and identify artifacts that are sent to the lab by museums, state institutions, other universi… Read More

Undergraduate researchers at the University of Idaho partake in a project in which they analyze and identify artifacts that are sent to the lab by museums, state institutions, other universities, and archaeology firms from all across North America. Apart from having a lot of fun with the work, students are also exposed to a wide variety of analytical techniques and the need to find the right approach for each artifact.
Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Ray von Wandruszka

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The Nuclear Sciences & Technology Institute (NSTI)

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Neil Henson

Amanda Lines

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Undergraduate Research

Type: Oral and Poster Invited: N Organizers:

Paul Buckley

Jeremy Lessman

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Unlocking a Sustainable Future: Harnessing the Power of the Hydrogen and Beyond

Type: Oral Invited: N Organizers:

Haiyan Zhao

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