Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division

Making Chemistry Work!

I&EC Student Award Symposium

Call For Papers For 254th National Meeting, Washington DC, Aug. 20-24

ACS Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017 

 The I&EC Division requests papers for its 7th Annual Graduate Student Award Symposium. This symposium allows outstanding graduate students, currently enrolled in a program in the chemical sciences, to disseminate their research to the global professional community. The Division seeks papers that are relevant to industrial and engineering chemistry in general, and/or to the subdivisions within I&EC. These subdivisions are: Applied Chemical Technology (ACT); Green Chemistry and Engineering (GCE); Industrial Bio-Based Technology (IBT); Novel Chemistry for Industrial Application (NCIA); and Separation Science and Technology (SST). The Division anticipates holding one full day of presentations.  Student participants will be expected to attend the symposium awards luncheon as well, and their research advisors and guests are also encouraged to attend.

Students must first input their abstracts in the ACS abstracts system by the ACS deadline, which is April 21, 2017. See  https://acsmaps.abstractcentral.com/members/client/acs.jsp

Benefits and Awards: Every graduate student lead author accepted for this Symposium will be awarded an ACS members meeting registration fee.  All submissions and presentations will be evaluated by a panel selected by the Division. In addition, the first, second, and third place winners will receive monetary awards ($550, 400, and $250 respectively). To be eligible for any award, the presenter must be a student who is pursuing a graduate degree in the chemical sciences or engineering at the time of the symposium.

Graduate students must submit additional information for the Student Award Symposium, namely an entry consisting of an extended abstract, along with a brief support letter. The extended abstract is limited 2 total pages. The abstract will not be published.  It will be used solely for selecting student participants and judging the entries. The support letter must come from the advisor, confirming that the student is currently enrolled and is the lead author responsible for the work to be presented. No further information is needed in the support letter. The research summary and support letter should be sent to iec.student.symposium@gmail.com by April 21, 2017.  Students will be notified of their acceptance by April 28, 2017.

Questions about this symposium can be directed to the organizers, again using the symposium email iec.student.symposium@gmail.com .

Professor Michael Matthews, University of South Carolina

Professor Phil Savage, The Pennsylvania State University

 Professor George Stanley, The Louisiana State University  

Call for Nomination - 2017 I&EC Division Awards

It is a pleasure to inform you that the I&EC Division is now receiving nominations for the 11th annual I&EC Division Fellows Award. I&EC Division will make up to four awards annually:

*The deadline is 30 November 2016*

(1) I&EC Division Fellow:
A chemist or engineer is selected from an academic, industrial, or government laboratory based on innovative contributions to the areas in which they have published within applied chemistry and/or chemical engineering. Patents are given equal weight to papers in the open literature and nominations from industry are encouraged.

(2) I&EC Division Early Career Fellow
The criteria are the same as those for Division Fellow but the award is reserved for an individual 40 years old or younger and thus in the earlier stage of their career.

(3) I&EC Division Applied Chemical Technology Fellow:
A chemist or engineer with an undergraduate degree as the terminal degree is selected from an academic, industrial, or government laboratory based on outstanding technical contributions.

(4) I&EC Division International Fellow:
The criteria are the same as those for Division Fellow but the award is reserved for an individual working outside the United States.

For the Division Fellows (US) + ACT Fellow:
The award consists of a plaque naming the 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 $1000 travel award. The awardee will be announced on the Division's website and the award presentation made at the Spring 2017 meeting at a symposium to be organized by someone chosen by the awardee.

For the International Fellow: The award consists of a plaque naming the awardee an International 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 up to $2500 for economy airfare to the ACS meeting and up to 4 nights at a hotel so that he or she may attend the meeting. The awardee is asked to identify a colleague residing in the United States who can organize a symposium in his or her honor at the Spring 2017 meeting and at which the award presentation will be made. A one-session symposium is planned but the Division is happy to consider a greater number of sessions at the request of the organizer.

NOMINATIONS for I&EC Division Fellow, I&EC Division Early Career Fellow and I&EC Division International Fellow: The nominator is to submit a nominating letter detailing how the work of the nominee has advanced the fields of applied chemistry and chemical engineering. 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 required. Only the nominator must be a member of the Division at the time of nomination.

NOMINATIONS for I&EC Division Applied Chemical Technology Fellow: The nominator, who must be a member of the Division, is invited to submit a nominating letter detailing how the work of the nominee contributed to applied chemistry and/or chemical engineering. The nominee is to have an undergraduate degree as the terminal degree. 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.

Please send nominations to Prof. Spiro Alexandratos (alexsd@hunter.cuny.edu) who will forward them to the other members of the selection committee.

*The deadline is 30 November 2016* 

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!

2009

Martin A. Abraham

Spiro Alexandratos

Madan M. Bhasin

Melanie M. Cooper

Helen M. Free

Catherine T. Hunt

Mary K. Moore

Elsa Reichmanis

Robin D. Rogers

Kathleen M. Schulz

2010

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

Kristin Bowman-James

Margaret A. Cavanaugh

Melanie J. Moser

Michael E. Strem

Richard A. Bartsch

Russell W. Johnson

William A. Flank

Attila E. Pavlath

2011

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

Nicholas Peppas

Patricia Ann Redden

Wallace W. Schulz

George Geoffrey Stanley

John Charles Warner

2012

David Scott Gottfried

J. Ernest  Simpson

James A. Ritter

Mark C. Cesa

Phillip E. Savage

Steven M. Cramer

 2013

Allen W. Apblett

Samuel Allan Bryan

Peter K. Dorhout

Gillian Eggleston

Nancy B. Jackson

Les McQuire

Barry J. Streusand

2014

Paul T. Anastas

Rebecca M. Chamberlin

Dady Dadyburjor

Henry J. Gysling

Janet M. Smith

Richard C. Willson