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
I&EC Division Graduate Student Symposium
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 246th National Meeting, Indianapolis IN, Sept. 8-12, 2013
The I&EC Division requests papers for its 3rd 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 two or three half-day sessions with a maximum of seven papers accepted for presentation in each session. Student participants will be expected to attend the symposium awards luncheon as well, and their research advisors are also encouraged to attend.
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. The third place presentation will be awarded an additional $250. The second place presentation will be awarded an additional $500. The first place presentation will be awarded $750. To be eligible for any award, the presenter must be a student who is pursuing a graduate degree in the chemical sciences and engineering, at the time of the symposium.
Graduate students must apply for the Student Award Symposium by submitting an entry consisting of a research summary and a recommendation letter. The summary is limited to 1800 words and less than 5 total pages, including an abstract of less than 250 words. The research summary will not be published. It will be used solely for selecting student participants and judging the entries. The letter must come from the advisor, confirming that the student is the lead author responsible for the work to be presented. The research summary and supporting letter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20, 2013. Students must also input their abstracts in the ACS abstracts system, also by March 20. Students will be notified of their acceptance for the symposium by April 10, 2013.
Questions about this symposium can be directed to the organizers noted below.
Prof. Michael Matthews, University of South Carolina, email@example.com
Prof. Phillip Savage, University of Michigan, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be on the I&EC Division website, http://iecdivision.sites.acs.org/ under “Programming.”
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the I&EC Division Graduate Student Award Symposium
1. The Call for Papers requires that students submit a Research Summary. Will this be published? Is this considered an official Abstract?
No, the Research Summary is strictly for the internal use of the I&EC Division Award judging committee. This is not a reviewed paper or abstract. Neither ACS nor the I&EC Division hold any rights to the Research Summary. The official ACS Meeting Abstract is to be submitted through PACS, the official ACS abstract submission system.
2. Why do I have to submit material to both the I&EC Division, and through PACS?
PACS is the only official way that papers can be submitted and considered for inclusion at an ACS meeting. The Research Summary and advisor’s letter are for the internal use of the Division judging committee. The I&EC Division does not submit your abstracts to the PACS system.
3. Will the Research Summary be kept confidential? Yes. However, we caution authors not to submit proprietary or confidential information. The judging committee will delete all copies of your submission after the event. However, the Division may use the title of your paper in publicizing the event, especially of the winners. The Division may also ask that participants pose for photographs.
4. What should be in the Advisor’s Recommendation Letter? The Division asks simply that the advisor: confirm that students are currently enrolled in the graduate program at their school and are in good standing; confirm that the student is the lead student author on the work to be presented; and that the list of co-authors (if any) is complete and correct. Judging will be based on the scientific and professional quality and value of the work presented. Judges do not take into account any other honors, awards, or achievements of the student, so these should not be mentioned in the Advisor’s letter.
5. How will I receive my meeting registration fee? All accepted authors will be notified promptly, and the Division will register the student author for the meeting and pay the student registration fee for the lead student author. Students should join ACS to get the student member rate.
April 7-11, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Abstracts: Open August 20th, 2012 and close on Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Program Chair: M. Moore, email: email@example.com
75 Years of Hydroformylation (Cosponsored with CATL, I&EC-NCIA, and INOR). Oral. C. Landis, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; G. G. Stanley, email: email@example.com; P. Van Leeuwen, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academia and Industrial Pilot Plant Operations and Safety (Cosponsored with I&EC-ACTS). Oral. E. Ledesma, email: email@example.com; M. Moore, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTS is providing and hosting a one-day symposium for industry and academia to present and share their work and best practices on operations and safety in pilot plant environments. Safety is paramount in industry. In academia, however, safety has more often than not played a very minor role in comparison to research output and prestige. In contrast to workers in large scale facilities, pilot plant workers in both industry and academia are not only exposed to relatively small amounts of hazardous substances, they are exposed to such materials in a smaller setting and thus to potentially greater concentrations. This sympoisium will provide an opportunity for workers and researchers in both industrial and academic pilot plant environments to present and share their best practices as regards operations and safety.
ACS Award in Separations Science and Technology (Cosponsored with ANYL). Oral. M. Moore, email: email@example.com
Development and use of adsorptive membranes in Separation Science (Cosponsored with I&EC-SST). Oral. M. Etzel, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; S. Husson, email: email@example.com
This symposium will concentrate on the theoretical principles and practical considerations that underlie the use of adsorptive membranes for separations in the food and bioprocessing industries. Papers are sought that describe advances in new membrane materials, surface chemistries, methods of characterization, mathematical modeling, applications in analytical and production scale separation processes, and case studies of membrane systems in industry.
E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Oral. M. Moore, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management:. Oral. M. Moore, email: email@example.com
General Papers. Oral. J. Engelman, email: JHEngelman@gmail.com; M. Moore, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Posters. Poster. J. Engelman, email: JHEngelman@gmail.com; M. Moore, email: email@example.com
Industrial Applications of Heterogenous Catalysis. Oral. J. T. Ciszewski, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lithium Process Chemistry: Resource Extraction, Material Production, and Recycle. Oral. A. Chagnes, email: email@example.com; B. Hay, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; G. Cote, email: email@example.com; J. Swiatowska, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although lithium is an abundant mineral in the Earth's crust, lithium prices have seen steady growth since the mid-1970's due to the increase of the demand from technology and manufacturing industries such as lithium-ion batteries, glass and ceramics production, and aluminum hardening in aviation industries. Historically, the main method by which producers recovered lithium was from mining carbonate mineral deposits. This traditional mining is time, energy, and cost intensive. Other types of deposits, such as brines, are quickly being developed to keep up with the demand. Lithium brine resources like Pastos Grandes and the neighboring salars are quickly gaining attention because of their simplicity and ease of recovery (solar evaporation). Nevertheless, lithium recovery processes must adapt to accommodate a diversity of lithium resources and must be improved to lower the cost and to increase lithium recovery efficiency. In addition they must yield high-grade lithium for battery applications, which will likely account for the major consumption of lithium in the next decades. Indeed, it is envisioned that lithium-ion battery technology will be used in electric cars and hybrid cars of the future. The batteries and the vehicles that use them are just now coming to market. As this technology develops, due to economical and environmental restrictions there will soon be a need for facilities to recycle the batteries after they have reached the end of their life. The intent of this symposium is to provide an opportunity to initiate discussion about lithium process chemistry including the extraction of resources, sustainable production of materials, and recycling.
Symposium in Honor of Christopher Menzies: Industrial and Engineering Applied Chemical Technology Fellow (Cosponsored with I&EC-ACTS). Oral. B. Bardin, email: email@example.com
Symposium in Honor of Douglas Gin: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fellow. Oral. R. Noble, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium in Honor of Larry Erickson: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Fellow: Sustainable Energy and Materials. Oral. K. Hohn, email: email@example.com; K. Klabunde, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; L. Erickson, email: LERICK@KSU.EDU
Undergraduates Collaborating for the Future (Cosponsored with I&EC-ACTS). Oral. E. Ledesma, email: email@example.com