Plenaries at American Chemical Society meeting: Chemistry’s impact on global economy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 — Scientists in two plenary talks will explore topics related to the “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy” theme of the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting will take place Aug. 20 to 24 in Washington, D.C.

The presentations, which are among nearly 9,400 scheduled to take place at the meeting, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., in Ballroom A&B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The plenary talks, as well as all thematic programming, are organized by Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D., retired, Sandia National Laboratories. Jackson is also a former ACS president.

The talks will highlight key dimensions of the industrial chemistry enterprise, innovation, and mergers and acquisitions within the industry, as well as an approach to move from 3-D printing to 3-D manufacturing. A discussion moderated by Thomas Connelly Jr., Ph.D., ACS executive director and CEO, will follow the presentations. The titles of the plenary talks are listed below:

Chuck Kahle, Ph.D.: “Chemistry's impact on the global economy”

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.: “Digital Light Synthesis to drive additive manufacturing: Convergence of hardware, software and molecular science”

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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