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Breaking News: NESACS members win 2019 ACS Awards
The ACS has announced the winners of the 2019 awards, which will be presented at the ceremony on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in conjunction with the 257th ACS National Meeting in Orlando.  The following NESACS members will be honored for their achievements:
  • ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry, sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical, Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, sponsored by Organic Reactions Inc. and Organic Syntheses Inc., Stephen L. Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards, sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, Jeremiah Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success, sponsored by the Kathryn C. Hach Award Fund, John N. Driscoll, PID Analyzers.
  • Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, sponsored by Avantor Performance Materials, Bryan M. Hunter (student), Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, and Harry B. Gray (preceptor), California Institute of Technology.
See the complete list of recipients here

September 2018 Monthly Meeting
By Mindy Levine, 2018 Chair, Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society
On September 20, 2018, the monthly meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society took place. This meeting was held at Salem State University, in Salem,MA, and one of the goals of the meeting was to be able to view the archives of the Section, currently housed in the Salem State University library. Several members of the NESACS board took advantage of this opportunity to view important archives, including notes from the first meeting, brochures and pamphlets from previous Section events, and photos of key contributors to this important section. Many thanks to Susan Edwards of Salem State University who continues to care for these archives, and to Ken Mattes of the NESACS board for coordinating this important effort.
After the tour of the archives and the social hour, the meeting continued with recognizing 50-, 60-, and 70-year members of the Section. We are particularly honored to have recognized Dr. Merrill Cohen, a World War II veteran and 70-year member of ACS. Finally, the keynote speaker of the evening, Sam Kean, delivered a highly engaging lecture, in which he mentioned several of the books he has authored. Many of the books were available for sale after the lecture.
We are thrilled so many members came out for this meeting, and look forward to more exciting monthly meetings and events!
Click to see photos (by Brian D'Amico) from the event

Morton Hoffman Receives ACS Scholars Mentoring Prize
Morton Hoffman (Boston University) with Zaida Morales-Martinez (Florida International University)
Photo by Linda Fernando
Emeritus Professor Morton Z. Hoffman (Boston University) received the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez Prize for Outstanding Mentoring of ACS Scholars at the Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA) Luncheon on August 20, 2018, at the ACS National Meeting in Boston.
The Prize, consisting of a plaque and a check for $1,000, was named for Morales-Martinez in recognition of her many years as the leader of the mentoring of the Scholars.  Bob Lichter and his wife, Diane Scott-Lichter, initiated the Prize in 2011 with a grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.  With the passing of Bob earlier this year, it continues to be a part of the legacy of his long-standing commitment to the ACS Scholars Program.  His children, Derek and Allison, presented the Prize together with Morales-Martinez and Tom Connelly, ACS Executive Director and CEO.
Hoffman was cited for his mentoring of ACS Scholars and other students, many of whom have been co-authors on his more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters through the course of his 57-year career at B.U.
In his acceptance remarks, he recognized his friendship with “Mama Z” and Bob Lichter, and the work he did with him to identify the ACS Scholars within NESACS.  Hoffman said, “I am proud to be associated with the many ACS Scholars who have been assisted financially and academically by this wonderful program.  To these students of the past, the present, and the future, as well as to all of us gathered here today as members of minority groups in every sense, I celebrate our diversity.  Whether we, personally or our ancestors, came to this great nation as part of ‘the huddled masses yearning to breathe free’ or on slave ships in chains, our moral compass must be directed by the concluding words of the Pledge of Allegiance, which we all learned in school or upon becoming citizens of these United States: “With Liberty and Justice for All.”  LIBERTY AND JUSTICE – FOR ALL!”
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Nanochemistry at Lake Placid
Hicham Fenniri, Departments of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Chemical Biology,
Northeastern University <>
The Northeast Nanomaterials Meeting (NENM), which was organized by the Northern New York Local ACS Section, took place at Lake Placid, NY, June 1-3, 2018 ( As the first edition of this focused meeting, which had “Nanomaterials: Applications and Environmental Impact” as the general theme, this conference was a great success!
NENM had the format of a Gordon Research Conference with all the speakers and attendees attending one track with plenty of networking time. An afternoon was available to explore the beautiful mountainous surroundings of Lake Placid or the village where the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympic games took place. This region has so much to offer in terms of recreation and is a great place to find inspiration and engage in
creative thinking. The venue alone scores an A+.
The conference began in the afternoon of June 1 in the midst of the legendary, almost biblical, torrential rains of Lake Placid, which faded as quickly as they came to yield clear skies and silky weather.
The first session was dedicated to a workshop/panel discussion, “Funding Opportunities Workshop: Where is the Money?” with three seasoned experts: Richard Johnson (University of New Hampshire), a former NSF program officer; Liviu Mobileanu (Syracuse University), who was very successful in obtaining funding from NIH; and Tom Wenzel (Bates College), who has secured NSF funding for his REU program for over 20 years (after four back-to-back rejections!). The expert panel was well-attended and provided insightful
comments on how to best approach potential funding agencies.
The evening session opened with a reception followed by the first keynote lecture, which was captivatingly delivered by Vincent Rotello (UMass Amherst). His talk, “Interfacing Nanomaterials with Biology: From Gene Editing to Combating MRSA,” on fighting multi-drug resistant bacteria such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), highlighted the power and potential of his ingeniously designed nanoparticles.
The second day of the conference began bright and early with a session on “Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Functionalization and Chemical Applications;” I chaired the first half of the session and gave a lecture in the second half. Excellent presentations were given, notably by C. J. Zhong (Binghamton University), Tito Scaiano (University of Ottawa; winner of the 2016 James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry sponsored by NESACS), and Stan Wong (State University of New York in Stony Brook).
The afternoon was free for outdoor activities.
The evening session featured an exceptional keynote speaker, Thomas Webster (Northeastern University), whose successful academic and entrepreneurial careers were reflected in “Big Health Advances with Small Materials: 20 Years of Commercializing Devices Using Nanotechnology” as he presented examples from his own experience to encourage the audience to explore new frontiers in science and engineering and to never shy away from seizing opportunities and taking risks in R&D.
The evening session extended into the night with additional lectures by two rising stars, Francois Fay (York College-CUNY) and Katarzyna Kurzatkowska (SUNY Postdam).
The Sunday morning session, which closed the conference, focused on the impact of nanomaterials on health and the environment, and featured Vicky Colvin (Brown University) as the keynote speaker; her central point related to the use of nanomaterials in our everyday life, “Nanotechnology in the Environment:
Understanding and Exploiting the Wet/Dry Interface.”
Finally, this article cannot end without acknowledging the tremendous work done by NENM 2018 organizers, specifically Fadi Bou-Abdallah (SUNY Potsdam, Conference Chair), Martin Walker (SUNY Potsdam, Conference co-Chair), Rajesh Sunasee (SUNY Plattsburgh, Exhibition Chair), and Mario Wriedt (Clarkson U, Poster Session Chair), in addition to all the session chairs. The conference was very successful; perhaps the next edition will be part of NERM 2021 in Boston!

Report from Boston: NERACS Board Meeting
Morton Z. Hoffman, Chair, NERM Committee; NESACS Representative to NERACS []
The Board of Directors of NERACS (Northeast Region of the ACS, Inc.) met on August 21, 2018, in Boston, during the ACS national meeting.  The Board consists of its officers and representatives from the constituent local sections in the Northeast Region.
The following local sections comprise NERACS (those represented in Boston are in italics): Binghamton, Central Massachusetts, Central New York, Connecticut Valley, Cornell, Corning, Eastern New York, Green Mountain, Maine, Mid-Hudson, New Haven, Northeastern, Northern New York, Penn-York, Rhode Island, Rochester, Western Connecticut, Western New York.
NERACS Chair, Tony Noce (Eastern New York), had resigned his position a few weeks earlier when he joined the staff of the Membership Division of ACS.  Willem Leenstra (Green Mountain), Vice-Chair, presided over the meeting.  The other officers present were Alyssa Thomas (Central New York), Secretary, and Wayne Jones (NESACS), Treasurer and ACS Director-at-Large.  Also in attendance was Laura Pence (Connecticut Valley and ACS District I Director).
Julie Smist (Connecticut Valley) was elected Chair and Alyssa Thomas was re-elected Secretary, both for 2019-20.
The Treasurer reported that NERACS received $6,000 from NERM 2016 based on the revenue split, and made a seed loan to the Rochester Section for NERM 2020.  Approximately $52,000 is in the Treasury.
The Board was introduced to Starleetah Gaddis-Parker <>, the new NERM meeting planner at ACS, who gave a brief overview and update on her role in the organization of regional meetings.  For more information, see <>.
Future NERMs will be held as follows:
  • June 23-26, 2019; Saratoga Springs, NY (Eastern New York LS)
  • October 2020; Rochester, NY (Rochester LS)
  • June 16-19, 2021; Boston, MA (NESACS)
The Green Mountain LS would like to host NERM 2022 in Burlington, VT; the Rhode Island LS has expressed interest in holding NERM 2023 in Providence.
Martin Walker and Fadi Bou-Abdallah (Northern New York), the organizers of NERM 2018 (known as NENM, Northeast Nanomaterials Meeting), which was held June 1-3 in Lake Placid, NY, reported that there were 100 attendees, including 19 invited speakers.  Forty posters were presented at this small, topical, Gordon Conference-style meeting with all-in-one (hotel, food, conference) registration.  The total revenue was $42,000 with a surplus of ~$3,000 over expenses.  The conference and its model for the future were deemed a success.
Likewise, the Chemistry in the Finger Lakes mini-conference, which was held June 8-10 in Corning, NY, was a success with 59 participants.  Organized by a number of local sections in central New York, the meeting featured local speakers and included free admission to the Corning Museum of Glass.
The next meeting of the NERACS Board will be held during NERM 2019 in Saratoga Springs.  The Executive Committee plans to meet during the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting in Orlando.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Event at the Museum of Science, Boston
A STEM Outreach Events by Enthusiastic Science Educators
By Jayashree Ranga, Salem State University, and Emily Hostetler
and David Sittenfeld, Boston Museum of Science
The Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) event, a funfilled STEM outreach event, was organized at the Museum of Science, Boston on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 11 am - 3 pm by the Northeastern Section of American Chemical Society and the Museum of Science (MoS). About 80 committed science educators from 10 organizations engaged young visitors with 14 hands-on chemistry activities related to this year’s theme “Dive into Marine Chemistry.”
About 700 visitors participated in these fun-filled CCEW activities at the event. Activities related to this year’s theme included ocean acidification, bioluminescence, water filtration systems, effect of temperature on chemical reactions, how marine mammals stay warm, cleaning oil spills with chemistry,
water density, hydrogen bonds, conductivity of various liquids, water quality testing, Cartesian diver, challenges with CO2, and Tums in carbonated water to mimic coral reefs in acidified oceans.
CCEW guest educators at the MoS on April 8, 2018.

The 2017 Illustrated Poem Contest winner from NESACS presented her art at the event.
Ashmita Prajapati with her certificate
from NESACS CCEW-2018 Illustrated
Poem Contest
  Anthony Kim with his certificate
from NESACS CCEW-2018 Illustrated
Poem Contest
Most of the science educators were either undergraduates or high school students. Special thanks to science educators from Beyond Benign, Gordon College, Graham and Parks School, Malden Catholic High School, Museum of Science, Northeastern University, NESACS, Salem State University, Simmons University, and Suffolk University.
NESACS also participated in the CCEW-2018 Illustrated Poem Contest. The student received a $25 gift card from amazon. com and the teacher also received a $25 gift card from teacher
Congratulations to the winners!
Student: Ashmita Prajapati (3-5 Category)
School or Sponsoring group: Graham and Parks
Teacher: Mary Gallagher
Student: Anthony Kim (9-12 Category)
School or Sponsoring group: Phillips Academy Andover
Teacher: Kevin Cardozo
Thank you CCEW science educators!*
Beyond Benign
Theresa Buenrostro, Chris Durkee , Mollie Enright, Nephaelia Nichols, Loren Po
Gordon College
Lian Atlas, Quincy Dougherty, Heather Gordon, Jennifer Noonan, Anna Kjellson, Daniel Morad, Evan Platzer
Graham and Parks school
Ashmita Prajapati and Sanjukta Ghosh
Malden Catholic High School
Jeremy Mitchell, Gennaro Giardullo, David Jarosz, Sean Kelley, Jiashu Li, Alex Min, Jerry Nguyen, Diane Perito, Gabriel Portal, Yufei Tang, Jefferson Tran, Atria Yan
Cosmo Sabatino
Northeastern University
Emily Dunn, Loretta Fernandez, Kathryn Foster, Seth Freedman, Simoni Goulart, Kirsty Haley, Tutu Ji, Catherine LeBlanc, Kayla Mathiowetz, Sanya Mittal, Samantha Mundorff, Abby Mungcal, Christopher Park, Erica Yost
Salem State University
Shira Bakal, Sergio Benavides, Miyen Chang-Contreras, Changqing Chen, Morgan DePiero, Lisbeth Diaz, Thales Gloria, Craig Gordon, Larissa Hentschel, Carolyn Leonard, Dayanna Martinez, Katherine Martinez, Sam Mattei, Shivani Patel, Renee Romany, Sarah Stanhope, Marina Tarantino, Elenitsa
Vangeli, Nury Verdugo, Jonathan Weaver
Simmons College
Nusrat Africawala, Shreya Bhattacharyya, Elaine Blausier, Schuyler Forest, Taylor Forest, Masha Kolovskaya, Sophie Lange, Kathryn Mansour, Lena Syed, Chyenne Yeager, Grace Wilson
Suffolk University
Janice Bautista, Julie Bautista, Sirui Chen, Edith Enyedy, Leticia Gomes, Betelhem Gemechu, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Carlos Jaramillo, Meri Kalashyan, Prima Prajapati, Lydia Riffert
*I apologize if your name is not on this list.
NESACS will be organizing National Chemistry Week (NCW) in October.
The 2018 theme for NCW is “Chemistry is Out of This World”, which focuses onchemistry of and in outer space.

The roster of the 2018 class of ACS Fellows includes NESACS member Malika Jeffries-EL of Boston University among the 51 presented in a recent issue of C&EN. She joins those from NESACS who were elected Fellows in previous years.
The new ACS Fellows, who represent National Committees, Divisions, Local Sections, and International Chapters, received their lapel pins and certificates at the National Meeting in Boston on August 20 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science, the profession, and the ACS community.
Photo courtesy of Malika Jeffries-EL
Professor Jeffries-EL is recognized for her research on the development of organic semiconductors - materials that combine the processing properties of polymers with the electronic properties of semiconductors. She has published and lectured about her research widely.
Prior to joining the B.U. Department of Chemistry and the Division of Materials Science in 2016, Professor Jeffries-EL was an Associate Professor at Iowa State University, and recently served as a Martin Luther King, Jr., Visiting Professor at MIT. A graduate of Wellesley College, she received her Ph.D. degree from George Washington University and did postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon University.
She has served on Advisory Boards for NSF and National Academy programs. Her ACS service includes membership on YCC, SOCED, Council, numerous task forces, and the Editorial Boards of C&EN and Macromolecules. She is also an editor for the Journal of Material Chemistry, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Previously, she was honored with the ACS Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences, the ACS-Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award, and the National Organization of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award.
In 2016, Professor Jeffries-EL was the speaker at the October NESACS monthly meeting, which annually honors Henry Hill (1915-1979), who was NESACS Chair (1963) and the first African-American president of the ACS (1977).
Nominations for the 2019 class of ACS Fellows will open during the early part of next year. Additional information about the program is available at <> or from Jack Driscoll <>, Chair of the NESACS Professional Relations Committee.

ChemLuminary Awards
NESACS Wins Two ChemLuminary Awards
The Northeastern Section captured two ChemLuminary Awards at the ACS National Meeting in Boston.
  • ACS President’s Award for Local Section Government Affairs, Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs (CCPA) – For outstanding efforts by a local section to increase member involvement in government affairs and advance public policy to benefit science and society.  The other finalists were the Dallas-Fort Worth and Virginia Local Sections.
  • Outstanding Ongoing Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Event, Committee on Community Activities (CCA) – For demonstrated exemplary performance in thee development and implementation of outstanding activities in support of CCED.  The other finalists were the Georgia and New York Local Sections.
In addition, NESACS was a finalist in 11 other award competitions (winner):
  • Outstanding Community Involvement in NCW (Pittsburgh)
  • Outstanding NCW Event for a Specific Audience (Binghamton)
  • Global Engagement Award for Local Sections (Midland)
  • Best Activity or Program Stimulating Member Involvement (Midland)
  • Most Innovative New Activity or Program (Toledo)
  • Best Event or Activity Organized by, or Benefiting, the Applied Chemical Technology Professional Community (Midland)
  • Outstanding Collaboration Between a Local Section and Technical Division (New York and POLY)
  • Best Overall WCC Local Section (East Central Illinois)
  • Outstanding Local Section Younger Chemists Committee (East Central Illinois)
  • Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event (Silicon Valley)
  • Outstanding Local Section Industry Event (South Jersey)
Announcements and presentation of the awards took place at the 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA on Tuesday, August 21.
Photos by Michael Singer

    Photos courtesy of the American Chemical Society

New NESACS Bylaws Allow Electronic Elections
2018 will be the first electronic NESACS Election – Watch your email!
Like the National American Chemical Society Elections and the Division of Organic Elections, NESACS will now hold electronic elections. This change needed to be described in the NESACS Bylaws (see article below) before it could be implemented. The approval of new bylaws at the January Meeting now allows NESACS to move to a more member-friendly and efficient way of holding elections. It is also more cost-effective.
Historically, NESACS has published candidate statements in the May Nucleus which was assembled in a large envelope with a paper ballot and a return envelope. This assemblage was then mailed to each of our 6000 members! This process was inherently inefficient and expensive.
Moreover, very few of our members chose to respond and elections were decided by less than 10 per cent of our membership. In 2017 less than 300 members voted. By switching to electronic elections we hope to get better participation in elections. We will also save many thousands of dollars and save a lot of wasted paper.
For several years we have printed and mailed less than 300 copies of the Nucleus. We intend to eventually
move to totally electronic delivery of the Nucleus. It was an anachronism to continue to have to mail 6000 copies of the Nucleus with candidate statements and ballots to our membership simply because of the wording of our bylaws.
The committee led by 2017 Chair Leland Johnson, Jr. that worked hard on revising the NESACS Bylaws deserves a great deal of credit for working with National ACS to expeditiously implement this change.

The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN): Building Connections with Our Peers Worldwide
By Lori Ferrins, IYCN Vice-Chair and Catherine Rawlins, IYCN Conference Presence Chair and NSYCC Past-Chair
The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) is a growing organiza- tion which began as a task force at the 2015 ACS National Meeting in Boston between a group of young chemists from the USA, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Our main goal was to create a truly unified international network for young chemists to connect and share ideas. Successful efforts lead to the of- ficial launch of IYCN as an associated organization of IUPAC in 2017 at the 46th World Chemistry Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Our membership base in- cludes chemists under the age of 35, or someone who is 5 non-continuous years from their terminal degree. We currently have members across six continents and we are looking for ways to further our reach.
Since its inception, IYCN has been active in the chemistry arena holding a student exchange with Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) in 2017, sponsoring a poster award at the annual symposium of the ACS Nigeria Student chapter, and organizing a green chemistry symposium at IUPAC 2017 to name a few examples. We have strong ties with the ACS and many of our volunteers are ACS representatives in the Younger Chemists Committee (YCC), International Affairs Committee (IAC), and Women Chemists Committee (WCC). We are continually seeking new conferences and collaborations to help achieve our vision of a network of chemists that are united, irrespective of borders.
One of our main initiatives is the publication of experiments, which are designed to be performed with non-specialized equipment and translated into multiple languages. Additionally, we are increasing our IYCN presence worldwide by developing online webinars and building a calendar of conference activities that facilitates the networking of younger chemists. In the long-term, we hope to have delegates from every country involved in our organization, establish more student exchanges between countries in different parts of the world, and provide professional development support for our members
As a global network, we are working to establish a platform that fosters communication, mentorship, and collaboration between our members. Our vision is focused on empowering our members to lead positive change worldwide, and we invite all chemists to join and help make this a reality whether as a young chemist member or as a member of our advisory board.
For more information visit our website at
We welcome volunteers of any age and background! Contact us at

January 2018 Meeting

New Bylaws Passed Unanimously
The January Meeting was held at Nova Biochem in Waltham. Nova is one of several companies that have hosted multiple NESACS section meetings in the last five years. This is a very valuable contribution by local companies and is greatly appreciated.
The January Meeting is special because the Annual Meeting precedes the regular monthly meeting of the NESACS Board. At the end of the Annual Meeting the Chair for the preceding year passes leadership to the incoming chair. Lee Johnson completed his year as chair and Mindy Levine replaced Lee as Chair and hosted the remainder of the meeting.
The speaker at the January Meeting is often the incoming President of the American Chemical Society. The 2017 ACS President, Alison Campbell, was guest speaker at the January 2017 Meeting. The 2018 ACS President, Peter Dorhout, was our guest speaker for this meeting. He gave an interesting talk about his passion for leadership and his pathway to ACS President.
At each table at the meeting was a copy of the old Constitution and Bylaws and a copy of the newly proposed Bylaws for the Section. Lee Johnson explained the reasons for the changes and the team who had worked on the new bylaws. He then conducted a vote of the NESACS members in attendance and the new bylaws were passed unanimously. These new bylaws were mainly enacted to allow electronic balloting in future NESACS elections. The new streamlined and updated bylaws are also more in line with current ACS practices than the historic “Constitution” and its bylaws.

Lab Safety Short Courses

A new Massachusetts law effective Feb. 1, 2019 will require all public employees to adhere to OSHA safety standards. LSI's courses include OSHA compliance and are designed to help administrators and school teachers to be in adherence with the new law.

We offer the following one-day programs for school teachers:
Safety in the Elementary School Classroom October 2, 2018
Course description: Science Safety in the Elementary Classroom (SIE) is a one-day seminar on the principles and concepts of science safety for elementary (K-6) science teachers. Presents the New Standard for Safety in the Elementary Science Classroom. Provides a practical approach to including health and safety in the elementary science curriculum.
October 2, 2018
Natick, MA
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our scholarships allow K-12 teachers to attend for $99

Safety in Secondary School Science Labs: October 5, 2018 *CONFIRMED*
Course description: This intensive one-day seminar covers the fundamentals of lab safety while addressing the most critical safety issues in our school science laboratories and classrooms. Legal safety standards and professional prudent practices will be a basis for much of the discussion.
October 5, 2018
Bellingham, MA High School
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our scholarships allow K-12 teachers to attend for $199



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ACS Announces 2018 Awards
The following NESACS members have been named as winners of awards administered by the ACS for 2018.  With the exception of the Cope Scholars Awardees, these recipients were honored at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in conjunction with the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science sponsored by Eastman Chemical: Paula T. Hammond, M.I.T.
ACS Award in Pure Chemistry sponsored by the Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity and the Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation: Mircea Dinca, M.I.T.
Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry sponsored by the Ronald Breslow Award Endowment: David R. Liu, Harvard University.
Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund: Emily P. Balskus, Harvard University; James P. Morken, Boston College.
Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry sponsored by Avantor™ Performance Materials: Aleksandr V. Zhukhovitskiy (Student), University of California, Berkeley and Jeremiah A. Johnson (Preceptor), M.I.T.
Also, the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry sponsored by NESACS will be presented to Cynthia J. Burrows, University of Utah.
In addition, our Brauner Memorial Lecturer at National Chemistry Week will be honored:
James T. Grady–James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public sponsored by ACS: Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
All 2018 ACS Award recipients are listed here ...

Historical Notes
James Edward Phillips Robert L. Lichter Sandra Enrica Russo-Rodriguez
Edward C. (Ted) Taylor William Klemperer Marietta Schwartz
Jean-Pierre Anselme Karen L. Piper Christine Jaworek-Lopes
Vivian Walworth Daniel J. Sandman Arthur Obermayer
Benedict Gallo Haig Markarian Edwin Emerson Morse
John J. Giuffrida Claude Spencer Tommy Menino
David O. Ham Norman J. Hochella Bernard Siegal
Clarence Grant Leon Mir