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This track seeks symposia and sessions dedicated to all aspects of catalysis. Homogeneous, heterogeneous, mixed, molecular catalysis, and biocatalysis. Topics can cover life sciences, electrochemistry, organometallics, photochemistry, experimental and theoretical studies, and efforts towards green catalytic processes.

Chair: TBD

Chemical Biology

This track is meant to communicate research between biologists and chemists. Symposia will be accepted that utilize molecular design to probe questions for in vitro or in vivo studies. Mechanistic studies, cell biology work, toxicology, medicine and pharmacokinetics, proteins, nucleic acids, sugars, proteins, or organismic studies are welcome. Exploring cellular function from either a chemical or a biological (or both) prospective can lead to advances for many applications. Medicinal chemistry and chemical neuroscience as well as bioconjugate chemistry would apply to this track.

Chair: TBD

Environmental Challenges

This track may be our most diverse as we look to bring forth sessions and symposia from scientists from the broad environmental community. Complex environmental phenomena (i.e., climate change), biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation and biotechnology, data science, occurrence, fate, and behavior of aquatic or terrestrial contaminants (both on land and in air), sustainable systems, resource recovery, land use management, water research, agricultural research, chemical answers to questions in plant pathology, nematology, entomology, pest management, and crop science.

Chair: TBD


Interdisciplinary topics from chemists, engineers, physicists, and biologists towards interfacial discoveries and processes for applications. Materials science, biological and medical applications of materials, bioengineering, solid-state chemistry (including sol-gel chemistry) and functional inorganic devices, organic electronic devices, nanostructured materials, composites, polymers, surfaces, and the many applications. This track will also include the fabrication and processing of electronic, magnetic, or optical materials and devices.

Chair: TBD

Nuclear Science

This track focuses on all areas related to nuclear science. Topics/symposia relevant, not limited to, are: radiochemistry, nuclear forensics, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear fission/fusion, reactor design, generation and analysis of radioactive materials, nuclear medicine and radiopharmaceuticals, development of a nuclear workforce, and the chemistry of heavy elements.

Chair: TBD

Pushing the Limits of Detection

This track is focused on all branches of analytical chemistry or measurement technique and any part of the analytical operations of measurement science including sampling, measurements, and data analysis: New methods of sampling, emerging contaminants (i.e., PFOA/PFOS). Topics can include: bioanalytical chemistry; forensics, archaeological, and medical sciences; chemometrics and data processing; mass spectrometry, microscale and nanoscale systems; electrochemistry; elemental and molecular characterization techniques and instrumentation development; sensing; separations; -omics; new directions in analysis.

Chair: TBD


Broadly accepting sessions and submissions that highlights both sustainable applications and biologically relevant energy conversion and storage; development of solid state batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and redox flow batteries. Equally of importance is biomass conversion and biochar applications; fossil fuel mitigation and sustainable development of alternatives; bioenergy, and biofuels. Solar energy and solar conversion; water-splitting, non-carbon-based fuels (i.e., hydrogen) and carbon-capture technologies. Energetic/Exergonic materials are also of interest.

Chair: TBD


Fundamental research in all branches, theory, or practice of organic and inorganic synthesis. Sessions will focus on broad approaches at synthesis from natural products total synthesis and transformation methodology to coordination chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and inorganic complex design. Mechanistic studies, both experimental and theoretical should provide novel insight into the course of a chemical reaction. Multi-step synthetic methods, new strategies towards targets of interest

Chair: TBD

Chemistry in the Community

Outreach, education, and service. This track will be the main education track of the conference. We invite sessions on Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), POGIL-based activities, integration of chemistry/science/engineering with the community through outreach or in the classroom.

Chair: TBD

Chemistry Away from the Bench

With chemistry spreading to a multi-discipline science, many advances in chemistry do not occur in a traditional laboratory setting. This track discusses advances in chemistry outside of the traditional laboratory setting which may include field work, computational analysis, or even casual observations at home.

Chair: TBD