Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division

Making Chemistry Work!

Fall 2017 SS&T Subdivision Newsletter

2017  SS&T Officers and Executive Committee Members



Mark Dietz


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee



Kathryn Taylor-Pashow


Savannah River National Laboratory



Shannon Mahurin

Vice Chair-Elect

Oak Ridge National Laboratory



Maria Kriz


Savannah River National Laboratory



Jerry King

Past Chair

CFS, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville


Mission Statement

The mission of the Separation Science & Technology Subdivision of the Industrial &Engineering Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society is to promote the science and technology of separations by serving as a focal point for communication between scientists and engineers, both those engaged in day-to-day separations problems and those searching for new methods and materials for the separations of tomorrow. Our primary focus is on the development of a diverse portfolio of symposia dedicated to topical issues in separations, typically, but not exclusively, associated with national and regional American Chemical Society meetings.


The Separation Science & Technology Subdivision takes pride in the quality and quantity of programming organized and presided over by its members. Pending SS&T Symposia are maintained on this site by the Programming Committee. The committee is glad to accept your ideas for symposia topical material.

Matching Funds are Available from the SS&T Subdivision in Support of Symposia

One mission of the Subdivision is to foster high quality programming activities. In support of this objective, funds are available from the Subdivision to support separations-related programming activities at ACS national and regional meetings as well as other international symposia. Organizers interested in obtaining matching funds should contact any member of the Executive Committee for more details, including selection criteria.


Interdisciplinary Approach

 The primary mission of the Separations Science & Technolgy Subdivision is the dissemination of current and pertinent information to professionals engaged in separations activities across the broad spectrum of chemistry and chemical engineering


As a professional actively engaged in work that relies on effective separations technology, you are invited to join the Subdivision. Current members use separations technology on both bench and industrial scales in such diverse areas as separation and purification of organic and inorganic chemicals, environmental restoration, isotope separations, waste management, biochemical separations and minerals processing. Techniques of interest to our members include, for example, membranes, chromatography, solvent extraction, ion exchange, adsorption, filtration, electrophoresis, distillation, and precipitation. Thus, the Subdivision's symposia and papers have practical application to your specific scientific concerns.