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Catalysis

This track seeks Symposium 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: Jack Zhang

Integration of Thermal Catalysis and Electrocatalysis

Organizers: Jean-Sabin McEwen & Qiaowan Chang

The presence of internal and external electric fields can affect the catalytic activity and selectivity of heterogeneous catalysts. Recent advances in the synthesis, characterization, and computational modeling of catalytic materials have made measuring and predicting field influences more accessible. Consequently, field-assisted catalysis has emerged as a leading area of research in electrocatalysis. This symposium aims to foster the cross-pollination of knowledge for discovering and studying phenomena and mechanisms in thermal heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds Through Catalysis

Organizer: Jack Zhang

This session is 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.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Chemical Biology

Chairs: Travis Denton & Anjali Sharma

This track is meant to communicate research between biologists and chemists. Symposium 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.

Advances in Medicinal Chemistry

Organizer: Cliff Berkman

This symposium invites researchers in the medicinal chemistry and chemical biology space from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and research institutions. The program will highlight research and development of emerging technologies spanning the spectrum from bench to bedside.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Small Molecule Modulators of Aminotransferases and Amidases. Application to α-ketoacid Biochemistry

Organizer: Travis Denton

This session will focus on the necessity and complexity of aminotransferases (transaminases) and amidases in human health and disease. Modulating these enzymes is a difficult task, but the results can be enormous. This session will bring together synthetic organic and medicinal chemists with biochemists and everyone in between, to describe the unique qualities of these understudied biochemical targets and the probable outcomes from there modulation.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Biochemistry and Biomedicine/Cancer Biochemistry and Biology/Biomedical Engineering and Applications

Organizer: Weimin Li

This session features the use of biochemistry in biological and biomedical research works at mechanistic, phenotypic, engineering, translational, and clinical levels. Research using omics, mathematical, statistical, AI/machine learning, computational or molecular modeling, and biomaterial technologies to address biological or biomedical questions are welcome to join this symposium.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds in Chemical Biology

Organizers: Travis Denton and Anjali Sharma

This symposium will 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 symposium.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Emerging Technologies for Targeted and Controlled Drug Delivery

Organizer: Anjali Sharma

This symposium is set to feature presentations by both emerging and established distinguished speakers in the realms of targeted drug delivery, biomaterials, nanotherapeutics, and nanomedicine. Additionally, discussions will cover mechanisms of nanotherapeutics, focusing on achieving target-specific delivery to enhance effectiveness while minimizing potential toxicity.

Symposium Type: OralContributions Allowed

Chemistry Away from the Bench

Chair: Kirk Peterson

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.

The Chemistry of Historical Archaeology

Organizer: Ray von Wandruszka

Undergraduate researchers at the University of Idaho partake in a project in which they analyze and identify artifacts that are sent to the lab by museums, state institutions, other universities, and archaeology firms from all across North America. Apart from having a lot of fun with the work, students are also exposed to a wide variety of analytical techniques and the need to find the right approach for each artifact.

Symposium Type: OralInvited Only

Computation in Molecular Sciences

Organizers: Jagdish Patel and Marty Ytreberg

Join us at the “Computation in Molecular Sciences” symposium, where leading experts converge to explore the intricate realms of molecular modeling, material simulations, computational chemistry, drug design, quantum calculations, and diverse computational analyses including artificial intelligence. This symposium serves as a dynamic platform to unveil groundbreaking advancements in understanding and manipulating the complexities of chemicals, materials, and biochemical phenomena through cutting-edge computational approaches.

Symposium Type: OralContributions Allowed

Chemistry of Fermented Beverages

Organizers: Kristopher Waynant and Zachariah Heiden

This symposium will focus on the chemistry of wine, beer, kombucha, and other fermented beverages. The symposium will also cover the environmental challenges of growing of grapes (viticulture), grains/hops, and other topics related to fermentation science. Essentially from “field to liver”!

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Environmental Challenges

Computational Chemistry: From Theory to Applications

Organizer: Kirk Peterson

This symposium will range from new theoretical developments in both quantum chemistry and molecular simulations to applications designed to predict or interpret experiments. Applications of computational chemistry relevant to environmental issues or energy-related areas are particularly welcome.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Advancing Chemistry through Computation and Artificial Intelligence

Organizer: Ram Devanathan

Computation and artificial intelligence have a critical role in accelerating chemistry by rapidly identifying molecules with desired properties, designing new materials, illuminating reaction mechanisms, and advancing drug development. This interdisciplinary symposium will explore the latest advances in computation and the potential of large language models, machine learning, and generative artificial intelligence in the field of chemistry.

Symposium Type: Posters and Oral –  Contributions Allowed

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds through Chemistry Away from the Bench

Organizer: Kirk Peterson

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

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Chemistry in the Community

Chair: Ashley Lamm

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.  

Advances in STEM Education

Organizer: Michael Maughan

This symposium seeks contributions exploring new or novel approaches to STEM Education from Pre-college through continuing education. Included are innovations or science surrounding traditional approaches to STEM education as well as non-traditional means for teaching STEM concepts. Contributions highlighting interdisciplinarity or democratization are also highly encouraged.

Symposium Type: Oral and PostersContributions Allowed

Project SEED, REU’s, and Partners in Science

Organizer: Don Warner

This symposium will highlight those working with students in summer research experiences. Project SEED (Summer Experiences for Economically Disadvantaged) is an ACS program helping High School students gain research experiences through mentored trainings. This symposium encourages Coordinators, Mentors, and Researchers to come tell their stories. REU’s (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) are also aimed at giving undergraduates research experiences, and this symposium welcomes REU PI’s and mentors to describe their programs. Lastly, in the Pacific Northwest, the Murdock Partners in Science program has reached out to many High School teachers – we’d be happy to hear from those who gained from this program.

Symposium Type: Oral and PostersContributions Allowed

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds through Chemistry in the Community

Organizer: Ashley Lamm

Outreach and service in the community broadly defined. 

Symposium Type: Oral and PostersContributions Allowed

Undergraduate Research

Organizers: Paul Buckley and Jeremy Lessman

This poster session is open to undergraduates only and will occur in conjunction with the Academic Recruitment Fair.

Symposium Type: PostersContributions Allowed

Energy

Chair: Haiyan Zhao

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.  

Chemical Theory and Mechanisms for Sustainable Energy Conversion and Production

Organizer: Bin Liu

This symposium provides an opportunity to obtain an overview of the current status and latest progress based on mechanistic studies employing density functional theory, molecular simulations, and various synthetic, characterization tools to study waters-splitting, CO2 conversions, and sustainable energy and fuel productions. 

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Biobased Materials and Products

Organizer: Armando McDonald

Biobased products are materials are critical for producing sustainable products from renewable resources that helps guide us away from fossil fuels. Various feedstocks (agricultural and forestry residues, food waste, municipal waste, etc) can be used for generating these products via various processes (thermal, chemical, biological). These products have the potential for being direct replacements for synthetic products.

Symposium Type: Posters and Oral – Contributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Synthesis

Unlocking a Sustainable Future: Harnessing the Power of the Hydrogen and Beyond

Organizers: Haiyan Zhao and Aaron Wilson

Hydrogen is widely viewed as a key enabler of energy transition. Our symposium explores the vast potential processes and technologies for H2, biofuels, fossil fuel mitigation, renewable natural gas, carbon capture and more.  Together, let’s chart a course towards a greener, more sustainable world. Your presence is key to the transformative dialogue that will shape the energy landscape of tomorrow.

Symposium Type: Oral –  Contributions Allowed

Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Radiation-Induced Chemistry

Organizer: Gregory Holmbeck

Nuclear fission has been championed as a sustainable and reliable carbon-free energy source for providing baseload electricity to bridge the transition between fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. To achieve the widespread adoption of nuclear fission technologies and meet society’s growing demand for safe and clean energy, multiple advanced reactor designs and fuel cycle processes are under development. Many of these new technologies envision the use of next-generation coolants and solvents, such as organic solvents, ionic liquids, and molten halide salts. To explore the utility and applicability of these new media under process conditions, a deeper molecular-level understanding of their energetics, structure, interfacial processes, and radiation-induced chemical properties is needed. This symposium will present an overview of our current knowledge and challenges in this area through invited and contributed talks from leading experts.  This session will highlight new fundamental and applied research that targets understanding ionizing radiation-induced processes in complex systems that utilize next-generation coolants and solvents.

Symposium Type: OralContributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Nuclear Science

Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Structure and Properties of Coolants, Fuels and Solvents

Organizer: Ruchi Gakhar

Nuclear fission has been championed as a sustainable and reliable carbon-free energy source for providing baseload electricity to bridge the transition between fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. To achieve the widespread adoption of nuclear fission technologies and meet society’s growing demand for safe and clean energy, multiple advanced reactor designs and fuel cycle processes are under development. Many of these new technologies envision the use of next-generation coolants and solvents, such as organic solvents, ionic liquids, and molten halide salts. To explore the utility and applicability of these new media under process conditions, a deeper molecular-level understanding of their energetics, structure, interfacial processes, and radiation-induced chemical properties is needed. This symposium will present an overview of our current knowledge and challenges in this area through invited and contributed talks from leading experts.  This session will focus on advances in understanding the structure and dynamics of next-generation coolants and solvents, and the identification of emergent behavior for solutes (e.g., actinides and corrosion and fission products) in extreme environments.

Symposium Type: OralContributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Nuclear Science

Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Interfacial Processes Under Extreme Environments

Organizer: Simerjeet Gill

Nuclear fission has been championed as a sustainable and reliable carbon-free energy source for providing baseload electricity to bridge the transition between fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. To achieve the widespread adoption of nuclear fission technologies and meet society’s growing demand for safe and clean energy, multiple advanced reactor designs and fuel cycle processes are under development. Many of these new technologies envision the use of next-generation coolants and solvents, such as organic solvents, ionic liquids, and molten halide salts. To explore the utility and applicability of these new media under process conditions, a deeper molecular-level understanding of their energetics, structure, interfacial processes, and radiation-induced chemical properties is needed. This symposium will present an overview of our current knowledge and challenges in this area through invited and contributed talks from leading experts. This session will present advances in our mechanistic knowledge of interfacial processes that underpin the molecular level properties and behavior of structural materials in extreme environments, including highly corrosive coolants and solvents, high temperature, and ionizing radiation fields.

Symposium Type: OralContributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Nuclear Science

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds through Energy 

Organizer: Haiyan Zhao

In particular, this symposium emphasizes mechanistic understanding of the relevant chemical processes. Detailed mechanisms depicting complex processes related to sustainable chemical and energy productions, energy conversions are instrumental to a variety of technologies that advance energy conversions, non-carbon-based fuel productions, and CO2 utilizations. In the past twenty years, we witnessed how the mechanisms established with the state-of-the-art computational, characterization, and experimentation techniques have led to the theories and principles responsible for new materials discovery and system design. Ultimately, the pace of the fuel cell, battery, and green hydrogen production revolution has accelerated.

Symposium Type: Oral and PostersContributions Allowed

Environmental Challenges

Chair: James Moberly

This track may be our most diverse as we look to bring forth sessions and Symposium 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.

Advanced Analytical Methods for Discovery of Nutrient and Contaminant Cycling in the Environment

Organizers: Dan Strawn and Laurel Lynch

This session will focus on the use of different analysis methods for discovery of chemical speciation and cycling processes that affect the fate and behavior of chemicals in the environment; including soils, agriculture, watersheds, and surface and ground water systems.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Engineering Solutions for Environmental Chemistry Challenges

Organizer: James Moberly

This symposium will capture application driven research in environmental chemistry, sustainability focused chemistry, valorization and recycling of wastes into useful products, and similar applications toward environmental chemistry challenges.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds Through Environmental Challenges

Organizer: James Moberly

This symposium will accept contributions in the areas of 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.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Interfaces

Chair: Jeff Bell

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. 

3D Printing of Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

Organizer: Susmita Bose

This session will include presentations in the areas of (I) Processing of 3D printed biomedical devices, (ii) tissue-biomaterial interactions, (iii) in vitro and in vivo property evaluation, (iv) nanoscale surface modification and encapsulation of drugs for bone healing, (v) drug delivery from micro and nanoscale devices.

Symposium Type: Posters and Oral –  Contributions Allowed

Creating and Breaking the Borders in Molecular Recognition

Organizers: Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado and Kraig Wheeler

The discovery, application, and study of non-covalent interactions and supramolecular aggregates have sparked transformative advances in materials chemistry, bridging various disciplines such as organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. Notably, molecular recognition has revolutionized catalysis, sensing, separations, drug delivery, and the emerging fields of molecular machines and dynamic materials. This symposium provides a dynamic platform for interactive discussions and presentations on the broad scope of molecular recognition and its diverse applications. Encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations and the exchange of innovative ideas, we invite experimental and theoretical chemists to participate, encompassing the molecular recognition of small molecules in solution, gas, and solid-state.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Interfacial Chemistry Enables Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Materials

Organizer: Xianming Shi

This session will feature several talks that showcases how understanding and/or manipulating the chemistry at interfaces within infrastructure materials can translate to enhanced durability, environmental sustainability, and/or resilience of such materials (cementitious composites, polymeric composites, wood composites, asphaltic materials, etc.).  The interfacial chemistry plays an enabling role in recent advances of infrastructure materials. The session will conclude with a roundtable discussion on how chemists and infrastructure engineers could collaborate to tackle important challenges faced by the infrastructure industry.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Electrochemistry

Organizer: Frank Cheng

This symposium seeks the latest advancements in electrochemistry. Topics may include energy storage and conversion, corrosion, sensors, bioelectrochemistry, chemically modified electrodes, electrosynthesis, electrocatalysis and electrochemistry of carbon and other materials.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Catalysis, Energy, and Pushing the Limits of Detection

Structures, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics at Interfaces

Organizer: Ursula Mazur

We welcome contributions regarding physio-chemical aspects of processes at soft and solid interface, such as structures, and kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions, adsorption, and solvation.  Basic theories intended to explain these interfacial processes and results of advanced ab initio and molecular-dynamics simulations will also be accepted.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds at Interfaces

Organizer: Jeff Bell

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.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Nuclear Science

Chairs: Jim Boncella & Xiaofeng Guo

This track focuses on all areas related to nuclear science. Topics/Symposium 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.

Advances in Actinide and Lanthanide Chemistry

Organizers: Jim Boncella, Xiaofeng Guo, and Neil Henson

The chemistry of compounds encompassing the 5f and 4f elements. From fundamental studies of their synthesis, structure, and bonding to separations chemistry to nanoparticle chemistry.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

The Nucleus, Radiation, and Chemistry Today

Organizer: Alexander Chemey

This symposium will focus on all areas of nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry, radiation chemistry, and nuclear medicine.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Critical Metal Elements

Organizers: Xiaofeng Guo, Johannes Haemmerli, Xin Zhang, and Zheming Wang

The symposium aims to establish a platform for interdisciplinary researchers from chemistry, geology, biology, computational chemistry, and materials sciences to share research on geochemistry and mineralogy of critical metals, in terms of their resources, formation and alteration, deposit mining, tailing waste, and separation/remediation. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to: Rare-earth elements mineralization and fractionation; Mineral nucleation and crystal growth mechanisms; Chemistry of hydrothermal fluids and minerals; Molecular simulations and solubility/speciation and spectroscopic studies; Fluid-driven reactive transport and thermodynamic modeling in natural systems; Waste contamination and remediation; Recycling critical metals from tailing waste.

Symposium Type: Posters and Oral –  Contributions Allowed

Advancements and Training in Nuclear Materials Processing and Sensing in Harsh Environments

Organizers: Sam Bryan and Neil Henson

The ability to detect small quantities of analytes from complex environments such as complex environmental solutions, nuclear reprocessing streams, and related wastes can be challenging. The work presented in this symposium will describe the development of various analytical techniques including electrochemistry, spectroscopy, separation science, and radiochemistry, that are working to resolve these challenges. This symposium is also directed at workforce development in nuclear and non-proliferation applications.

Symposium Type: OralContributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Environmental Challenges

Materials in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: From Cradle to Grave

Organizers: John McCloy and Xiaofeng Guo

The proposed symposium will bring together a group of experimental and theoretical scientists focused on issues and challenges in solid state and materials chemistry raised in the nuclear fuel cycle. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to: Actinide and rare-earth elements mineralization and recovery; Accidental tolerant fuels, ceramic and metallic fuel, molten salt fuel cycle; Spent nuclear fuel and waste form dissolution, degradation, and long-term stability; Rad waste contamination and remediation; Nuclear waste geological disposal.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Breaking Borders in the Nuclear Science Enterprise

Organizers: Neil Henson and Amanda Lines

This symposium will provide a forum to present recent progress in the application of nuclear science to current problems including the startup of next gen nuclear reactors, progress on cleanup at the Hanford site, developments in forensics for non-proliferation, response to unplanned radiological events, etc.

Symposium Type: OralInvited Only

Pushing the Limits of Detection

Chair: Erin Linskey

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.

Pushing the Boundaries of Sensitivity

Organizer: Christine Gobrogge

This symposium will provide a forum to discuss the advances in instrument development and detection.

Symposium Type: OralInvited Only

New Frontiers in Mass Spectrometry and Gas-Phase Ion Manipulation

Organizer: Brian H. Clowers

Focusing broadly on techniques that exploit gas-phase ions for analytical gain, this symposium aims to present new developments, approaches, and methods using mass spectrometry and or ion mobility spectrometry. Given the wide applicability of both techniques, speakers will address both fundamental and applied aspects of these techniques.

Symposium Type: OralContributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Environmental Challenges, Chemical Biology

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds at the Limits of Detection

Organizer: Erin Linskey

This symposium will bring together all parts 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.

Symposium Type: Posters and OralContributions Allowed

Synthesis

Chair: Wilson Bailey

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

Creativity in Metal-Ligand Bonding

Organizer: Rick Thompson

Ligands have evolved far beyond being the inert, organic ancillaries of transition metals. This session will discuss and celebrate new instances of creative ligand design including cooperativity, redox non-innocence, secondary coordination sphere interactions and more.

Symposium Type: Oral –  Contributions Allowed
Additional Track(s): Catalysis

Breaking Borders and Building Bonds Through Synthesis

Organizer: Wilson Bailey

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.

Symposium Type: Oral and PostersContributions Allowed

Catalysis

This track seeks Symposium 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: Jack Zhang


Integration of Thermal Catalysis and Electrocatalysis

Symposium Chairs: Jean-Sabin McEwen & Qiaowan Chang


Symposium Title: General Advances in Catalysis
Symposium Chair: Jack Zhang

Chemical Biology

This track is meant to communicate research between biologists and chemists. Symposium 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.


Chairs: Travis Denton & Anjali Sharma


Symposium Title: Small molecule modulators of aminotransferases and amidases. Application to α-ketoacid biochemistry
Symposium Chair: Travis Denton


Symposium Title: Emerging Technologies for Targeted and Controlled Drug Delivery
Symposium Chair: Anjali Sharma


Symposium Title: Advances in Medicinal Chemistry
Symposium Chair: Cliff Berkman


Symposium Title: Biochemistry and Biomedicine/Cancer Biochemistry and Biology/Biomedical Engineering and Applications
Symposium Chair: Weimin Li


Symposium Title: General Advances in Chemical Biology
Symposium Chair: Travis Denton & Anjali Sharma

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: Kirk Peterson


Symposium Title: The Chemistry of Historical Archaeology
Symposium Chairs: Ray von Wandruszka


Symposium Title: Computational Modeling in Drug Discovery
Symposium Chair: Jagdish Patel /& Marty Ytreberg


Symposium Title: Computational Chemistry
Symposium Chair: Kirk Peterson


Symposium Title: Advancing Chemistry through Computation and Artificial Intelligence
Symposium Chair: Ram Devanathan


Symposium Title: Chemistry Away from the Bench General Session
Symposium Chair: Kirk Peterson

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: Ashley Lamm


Symposium Title: Advances in STEM Education
Symposium Chairs: Michael Maughan


Symposium Title: Project SEED, REU’s, and Partners in Science
Symposium Chairs: Don Warner


Symposium Title: Chemistry in the Community General Session
Symposium Chairs: Ashley Lamm


Symposium Title: Undergraduate Research
Symposium Chairs: Paul Buckley & Jeremy Lessman

Energy

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: Haiyan Zhao


Symposium Title: General Advances in Energy
Symposium Chairs: Haiyan Zhao


Symposium Title: Unlocking a Sustainable Future: Harnessing the power of the Hydrogen and Beyond
Symposium Chair: Haiyan Zhao


Symposium Title: Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Structure and Properties of Coolants, Fuels, and Solvents
Symposium Chair: Ruchi Gakhar


Symposium Title: Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Interfacial Processes under Extreme Environments
Symposium Chair: Simerjeet Gill


Symposium Title: Exploring the Chemistry of Next-Generation Coolants and Solvents: Extreme Environments
Symposium Chair: Gregory Holmbeck

Environmental Challenges

This track may be our most diverse as we look to bring forth sessions and Symposium 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: James Moberly


Symposium Title: Advanced analytical methods for discovery of nutrient and contaminant cycling in the environment.
Symposium Chairs: Dan Strawn & Laurel Lynch


Symposium Title: Applications in Environmental Chemistry
Symposium Chair: James Moberly


Symposium Title: General Advances in Environmental Challenges
Symposium Chair: James Moberly

Interfaces

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: Jeff Bell


Symposium Title: Creating and Breaking the Borders in Molecular Recognition
Symposium Chairs: Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado & Kraig Wheeler


Symposium Title: 3D printing of biomaterials and drug delivery
Symposium Chair: Susmita Bose


Symposium Title: Interfacial Chemistry Enables Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Materials
Symposium Chairs: Xianming Shi


Symposium Title: General Advances in Interfaces
Symposium Chair: Jeff Bell


Symposium Title: Structures, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics at Interfaces
Symposium Chair: Ursula Mazur


Symposium Title: Electrochemistry
Symposium Chair: Frank Cheng

Nuclear Science

This track focuses on all areas related to nuclear science. Topics/Symposium 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.


Chairs: Jim Boncella & Xiaofeng Guo


Symposium Title: Actinide Elements
Symposium Chairs: Jim Boncella & Xiaofeng Guo


Symposium Title: Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Critical Metal Elements
Symposium Chair: Xiaofeng Guo (WSU), Johannes Haemmerli (WSU), Xin Zhang (PNNL), & Zheming Wang (PNNL)


Symposium Title: Advancements and training in nuclear materials processing and sensing in harsh environments
Symposium Chair: Sam Bryan


Symposium Title: General Advances in Nuclear Science
Symposium Chair: Xiaofeng Guo


Symposium Title: Materials in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: From Cradle to Grave
Symposium Chairs: John McCloy and Xiaofeng Guo

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.


Chairs: Erin Linskey


Symposium Title: Pushing the Boundaries of Sensitivity
Symposium Chairs: Christine Gobrogge (Shimadzu)


Symposium Title: General Advances in Limits of Detection
Symposium Chairs: Erin Linskey

Synthesis

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: Wilson Bailey


Symposium Title: Creativity in Metal-Ligand Bonding
Symposium Chairs: Rick Thompson


Symposium Title: General Advances in Synthesis
Symposium Chair: Wilson Bailey


Symposium Title: Biobased Materials and Products
Symposium Chair: Armando McDonald