Call for Nominations: I&EC Division Fellows Award 2014-EXTENDED
It is a pleasure to inform you that the Division is now receiving nominations for the 8th annual I&EC Division Fellows Award.
The I&EC Division includes the Separation Science and Technology (SST), Novel Chemistry with Industrial Applications (NCIA), Green Chemistry and Engineering (GCE), and Applied Chemical Technology (ACT) subdivisions. The call is for three award nominations: a chemist, a chemical engineer, and an applied chemical technologist..
The award consists of a plaque naming each awardee a Fellow of the I&EC Division, registration to the Spring meeting at which the award will be presented, complimentary one-year membership in the Division, and a $750 travel award to be used by the awardee; if all of the funds are not expended by the nominee, he or she may use the remaining funds to help defray the cost of attendance of a colleague to the national meeting. The awardees will be announced in the Spring 2013 newsletter and the award presentation made at the Spring 2014 meeting.
The awardees are to be honored at the Spring 2014 ACS meeting as I&EC Division Fellows. A symposium is to be organized for each awardee by someone chosen by the awardee. A one-session symposium is planned but the Division will be happy to consider a greater number of sessions at the request of the organizer.
Please send nominations to Spiro Alexandratos (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will forward them to the other members of the selection committee.
*The deadline has been extended to February 28 2013.*
The nomination requirements for the chemist and chemical engineer:
(1) A chemist and an engineer are to be selected based on innovative contributions to the areas in which they have published.
The areas are ones to which both chemists and engineers contribute.
Chemists / engineers can be from academic, industrial, or government laboratories..
(2) Patents are given equal weight to papers in the open literature.
(3) The nominator is to submit a nominating letter detailing how the work of the nominee complements the work of chemists (if the nominee is an engineer) or complements the work of engineers (if the nominee is a chemist). If the work fits into one of the subdivisions of the Division, the nominator should illustrate this. Also to be submitted is a CV and up to five relevant publications/patents. A letter seconding the nomination is also required. Only the nominator must be a member of the Division at the time of nomination.
The nomination requirements are as follows for the Applied Chemical Technology Fellow award:
An individual *with an undergraduate degree as the terminal degree* who is a chemist or engineer from an academic, industrial, or government laboratory will be honored at the Spring ACS meeting as an I&EC Applied Chemical Technology Fellow. The criteria are:
(1) Outstanding technical contributions in an area to which both chemists and engineers contribute.
(2) The nominator, who must be a member of the Division, is to submit a nominating letter detailing how the work of the nominee contributed to the technical field. The number of oral and written presentations as well as any outside articles or patents should be listed. If the work also fits into one of the other subdivisions of the Division, the nominator should illustrate this. Also to be submitted is a CV or resume and at least one seconding letter.
Thank you.Spiro Alexandratos (for the Committee)
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
The ACS and the I&EC Division are volunteer organizations. Currently we have several positions that could use your volunteer help. It’s a great way to continue building your network and to do provide your fellow division members with a service.
If you are interested in any of the following positions contact John Engelman, Past-Chair, at JHEngelman@gmail.com
If you are interested in filling any of these appointed positions please contact Connie Murphy, Chair, at email@example.com
Asst. Program Chair
Meeting Publicity Chair
Industrial Liaison Representative
Program Chair: M. K. Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts due March 20.
Chemistry for Sustainability. M. Gonzalez, email@example.com
Cross Functional Trends in the Pharmaceutical Industry. D. Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Papers. J. Engelman, JHEngelman@gmail.com; M. Moore
General Posters. J. Engelman; M. Moore
How Green Chemistry and Engineering Contribute to Sustainability within the Pharmaceutical Industry. M. Kopach, email@example.com
Improving Process Safety. J. T. Ciszewski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium in Honor of 2011 and 2012 ACS Fellows in the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division. S. Alexandratos, email@example.com
Thanks to David T. Hobbs, following are photos of the student volunteers who helped at the I&EC Program Table during the conference in San Diego, March 20-25, 2012.
For PDF copies of the I&EC Session Schedules and Abstract Separates, go to the programming page.
Report on 2011 Industrial &Engineering Chemistry Graduate Student Award Symposium, ACS National Meeting, Denver CO., August, 2011
The inaugural Graduate Student Award Symposium was a great success! A total of eighteen students were in Denver to present their work. Although it was a close call for a couple of the participants, everyone managed to adjust travel plans so as not to be deterred by Hurricane Irene. One student even came to the ACS meeting direct from another conference in Spain!
The winners were: Darci Trader, Indiana University Department of Chemistry, First Place for her paper “Development of Reversible Enrichment Tags for Natural Product Discovery”, Michael Clark, Columbia University Department of Chemical Engineering, Second Place for his paper “Focusing Nanocrystal Size Distributions via Production Control”, and Stacey Smith, Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry, Third Place for her paper “Revised Mechanism of Stabilization for La-doped ϒ-Al2O3 Catalyst Supports.”
Six I&EC members participated in the judging, which encompassed evaluation of students’ written mini-papers as well as the oral presentations. Judges and presenters agreed that the quality of the work and that of the presentations themselves was very high. This group has set a very high bar for subsequent Graduate Student Symposia.
Symposium Organizer Mike Matthews wishes to thank all I&EC Members who helped with organization and judging: Mary Moore (Program Chair), John Engelman, George Stanley, Mike Gonzalez, Melanie Lesko, and Phil Savage (2011 Division Chair). All photos courtesy of Prof. George Stanley of LSU.
Entire group of student participants
Mike Matthews, symposium organizer, presents award to Trader.
Mike Matthews, symposium organizer, presents award to Clark.
Mike Matthews, symposium organizer, presents award to Smith.
L to R: Darci Trader (Indiana U), Michael Clark (Columbia U), and Stacey Smith (Brigham Young U).
The I&EC Division is thankful to the students who volunteered at the program table at the Anaheim meeting. Click here for a PDF with their names and photos.
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division American Chemical Society Fellows
The following members of the I&EC Division have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society for service to science and to the ACS. Congratulations!
Martin A. Abraham
Madan M. Bhasin
Melanie M. Cooper
Helen M. Free
Catherine T. Hunt
Mary K. Moore
Robin D. Rogers
Kathleen M. Schulz
Anne M. Gaffney
Constance M. Hendrickson
David Thomas Hobbs
Frederick George Heineken
Galen B. Fisher
Helena Li Chum
Henry F. Whalen, Jr.
John H. Engelman
Joseph Robert Zoeller
Kathleen C. Taylor
Kenneth L. Nash
Margaret A. Cavanaugh
Melanie J. Lesko
Michael E. Strem, PhD
Richard A. Bartsch
Russell W. Johnson
William A. Flank
Attila E. Pavlath
Janet L. Bryant
Alvin L. Crumbliss
Berkeley W. Cue, Jr.
Benny D. Freeman
Joe W. Hightower
Thomas H. Lane
Gregg J. Lumetta
Michael A. Matthews
Connie J. Murphy
Patricia Ann Redden
Wallace W. Schulz
George Geoffrey Stanley
John Charles Warner