Monday, August 31, 2015

Submit an abstract now to the Analytical Division Program Spring ACS Meeting, San Diego, March 13-17, 2016

Submit abstract now to the Analytical Division Program
Spring American Chemical Society Meeting, San Diego, March 13-17, 2016
Program Chair(s): Joel Harris and Lane Baker
Contributed paper submissions are encouraged:

Advances in Analytical Separations -- Invited and Contributed papers
This symposium will explore a variety of separation science techniques for applications including but not limited to research, food, pharmaceutical, medical and environmental, from utilization of portable and/or field systems to sophisticated laboratory instrumenta­tion. Participation by instrumentation manufacturers, industrial, government laboratories as well as university research groups is welcomed.  Organizer: Jennifer Maclachlan @pidgirl

Analytical Methodologies and Research Partnerships at the Interface of Chemistry and Art/Archaeology -- Invited and Contributed
The analysis of precious archaeological materials and works of art places unique constraints on scientists, and analytical techniques are often developed or adapted to meet the requirements of these special analytes. In this session, speakers will discuss the techniques they use in, or develop for, the analysis of cultural heritage objects, and how new and emerging partnerships (both academic/museum and industrial/museum) foster such development.  Organizers: Catherine Patterson, Mattanjah de Vries, Karen Trentelman
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Stefan Simon (Yale University, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage)
·         Katherine Faber (California Institute of Technology)
·         Melinda Keefe (The Dow Chemical Company)
·         Kenneth Suslick (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
·         Mehdi Moini (George Washington University

Approaches for Engaging Students in Analytical Chemistry Courses -- Invited and Contributed
This symposium will explore a variety of separation science techniques for applications including but not limited to research, food, pharmaceutical, medical and environmental, from utilization of portable and/or field systems to sophisticated laboratory instrumenta­tion. Participation by instrumentation manufacturers, industrial, government laboratories as well as university research groups is welcomed.  Organizers: Chris Harrison; Cynthia Larive
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Kimberly Frederick - Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Skidmore College
·         Tomas Wenzel - Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, Bates College
·         Kasha Slowinska  - Professor of Chemistry, CSU Long Beach
·         Leila Hawkins - Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College

Big Data and Small Data -- Invited & Contributed
There are both challenges and opportunities in analyzing big and small data sets. In this full day symposium, we are planning bring together both practitioners and experiment­tal­ists who have expertise in the analysis of big and small data sets. We hope to facilitate a conversation among analytical chemists who analyze complex data sets and/or rely on the analysis of complex data to meet their research needs. Organizer: Barry Lavine.
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Karl Booksh (University of Delaware)
·         Barry Lavine (Oklahoma State University)
·         Steven Brown (University of Delaware)
·         James Jordan (United States Geological Service)
·         John Kalivas (Idaho State University)
·         Robert Synovec (University of Washington) Jerry Workman (Unity Scientific)

Biosensing of Proteins, Peptides, DNA, & RNA -- Invited & Contributed
Advances in biosensing have enabled molecular detection and characterization at a whole new level, which have in many ways markedly facilitated the understanding of complex biomedical processes. The broad use of nanomaterials and introduction of novel signaling schemes open new avenues for better performance and more applications. The “biosensing” session consists of invited and contributing speakers, and will focus on the latest development in the general area of sensing/detection of biomolecules and related fields such as cell-based sensing and interface construction/characterization.  Organizer: Q. Jason Cheng:
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Justin Gooding, University of New South Wales
·         DNongjian Tao, Arizona State University.
·         Robert Corn, University of California, Irvine
·         Liangfang Zhang, University of California, San Diego
·         Hye Jin Lee, Kyungpook National University, South Korea.

Capillary Electrophoresis Applied to Bioanalysis -- Invited & Contributed
Capillary electrophoresis has proved to be an ideal tool for the analysis of biologically relevant compounds.  This session will present advances in targeted bioanalyses by capillary electrophoresis as well as advancements to the fundamental methodologies applied to capillary electrophoretic bioanalysis.  Organizer:  Christopher R. Harrison
Confirmed Speakers:
·         John Yates III, The Scripps Research Institute
·         Craig Aspinwall, University of Arizona
·         Adam Woolley, Brigham Young University
·         Peter Willis, JPL/NASA
·         Mark Hayes, Arizona State University

Chemical Imaging: Applications, Advances, and Challenges -- Invited and Contributed
More and more, scientists in chemical fields are exacting meaningful data from images. Gray scale, color space, and dimensional analysis, along with motion detection, are just some of the types of data chemical scientists garner from images. This session will present a diverse set of speakers to discuss applications, advances, and challenges of image analysis in the chemical sciences. Organizers: Raychelle Burks @DrRubidiumJeffrey Terry
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Kristen Kwan, University of Utah
·         Paul S. Weiss, UCLA
·         Rigoberto Hernandez, Georgia Institute of Technology
·         Carolyn Larabell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Electrochemical Measurements at Biological Interfaces -- Invited & Contributed
The intersection of biology and electrochemistry has proven an especially fruitful venue for exploration.  Progress in electrochemical sensing/measurement of biological species will be encompassed, with efforts to cover the diversity of approaches bio/electro­chemical measurement.  This includes new scanned probe techniques, combined optical/imaging techniques, single pore translocation experiments, and neuroelectrochemical interfaces.   Organizer: Lane Baker
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Zuzanna Siwy, UC-Irvine
·         Anne Andrews, UCLA
·         NJ Tao, Arizona State University
·         Amay Bandodkar, Nanoengineering, UCSD
·         Emrah Ozel, UC-Santa Cruz

Luminescent Proteins, Dyes & Sensors -- Invited & Contributed
Because of the sensitivity and versatility of fluorescence and bioluminescence measurement, luminescent proteins, dyes, and sensors have found broad applications in bioanalysis. These include various fluorescent proteins, luciferases, synthetic dyes, and fluorescent biosensors based on fluorescent organic molecules, nanoparticles, or proteins. This symposium will cover recent advances in the development of new functions for light-emitting molecules in biological applications. This session welcomes submitted abstracts from senior investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and students to promote the dissemination of new ideas in this broad field.  Organizers: Huiwang Ai and Robin L. McCarley
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Michael Lin, Stanford University
·         Jennifer Prescher,  UCI
·         Yinxiao (Peter) Wang,  UCSD
·         Youjun Yang, East China University of Science and Technology

Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Modeling -- Invited Only
Multidimensional spectroscopy at visible and infrared frequencies has emerged as a powerful approach for investigation of a wide range of processes in chemistry, physics, and biology.  This mini-symposium highlights efforts at extending the experimental methods and accompanying instrumentation, advancing the theory for interpreting the spectroscopic data, and applying these tools toward understanding the structure and dynamics of molecules.  Organizer: Megan Thielges
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Jahan Dawlaty, University of Southern California
·         Greg Engel, University of Chicago
·         Roger Loring, Cornell University
·         Francesco Paesani, University of California, San Diego
·         Junrong Zheng, Rice University

Protein Structure and Folding: From Solution to the Gas Phase -- Invited Only
Experts in structural biology and mass spectrometry will cover the latest advancements in MS-based technologies for studies of biomolecular structure, environment, and binding interactions.  The symposium will be of value to those with interests in structural characterization peptide/protein interactions, membrane proteins and membrane protein complexes.  Organizers: David Clemmer, David Russell
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Dame Carol V. Robinson Oxford Univ.
·         Joan-Emma Shea, UC-Santa Barbara
·         Michael T. Bowers, UC-Santa Barbara
·         Martin Jarrold, Indiana University
·         Vicki Wysocki, The Ohio State University
·         Evan Williams, UC-Berkeley
·         Brandon Ruotolo, Univ Michigan
·         Arthur Labanowsky, Texas A&M Health Science Center, IBT
·         David E. Clemmer, Indiana University
·         David H. Russell, Texas A&M University

Sampling and Processing of Biological Particles Enabled by Micro- or Nano-fluidics -- Invited & Contributed
Micro- or nano-fluidics has been revolutionizing biological analysis by integrating multiple processing steps on one device, offering a high degree of automation in sample handling, providing high sample throughput with tunable input volumes. Therefore, this symposium intends to bring together researchers with common interest in developing micro- or nano-fluidic devices for rapid isolation, separation, and detection of biological particles, including protein complexes, pathogenic particles, and cells. Organizer: Wenwan Zhong
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Dana Spence, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University
·         Hongkai Wu, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
·         Bruce Kent Gale, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
·         Wenwan Zhong, University of California, Riverside

XRF – cutting edge elemental spectrometry -- Invited & Contributed
X-ray fluorescence (XRF), is not the first elemental analysis method one thinks of for characterization of materials. Yet XRF offers unique capabilities for elemental measurements not feasible with other elemental analytical methods. Whether the source be a synchrotron or laboratory X-ray tube based instrument, XRF offers insights into the fundamental aspects of materials characterization capable of probing nanometer scale features with high sensitivity.  Organizer: George J. Havrilla
Confirmed Speakers:
·         Ursula Fittschen, Washington State University
·         Koen Janssens, University of Antwerp, Belgium
·         Laszlo Vincze, University of Ghent, Belgium
·         Stephan Vogt, Argonne National Laboratory
·         Piero Pianetta, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

Sunday Evening Poster Session and Reception -- Contributed Posters
A poster session is planned for Sunday evening, March 13, with refreshments. This event is a chance for division members to gather and see friends.  It is also an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present and discuss their work with experts in their field.  Organizer: Joel M. Harris

Submission of contributed papers is encouraged:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Invitation to attend the National Historic Chemical Landmark dedication for Edwin Land and Instant Photography

Please join us at the National Historic Chemical Landmark dedication for Edwin Land and Instant Photography on Thursday August 13, 2015 at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA at 3:30pm. There is no charge to attend and the public is invited to this event but advance registration is REQUIRED. Please reserve your spot today: