The deadline to sign up as a session organizer is
Friday, March 20th!

Abstract submission will open at the beginning of May and end in June.
Exact dates are TBD.

Our full technical program may be viewed on this web page or downloaded as a convenient pdf. Please note we are still building our programming. Sessions may be added or removed depending on interest and/or availability of volunteers to organize sections. Please check back or follow us on social media for updates.

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Topic Areas

Click each link for a list of Sessions under each topic area.

SynthesisIncluding both inorganic and organic disciplines, programming in the area of Synthesis extends from new catalytic metal-oxide nanocrystals, to small molecule catalysis, organic synthetic methodology, green chemistry and natural product synthesis.
Energy Generation and StorageIn order to address energy challenges in the 21st century, new technologies are needed to both generate sustainable energy and store that energy in batteries, super-capacitors and fuels. These symposia pull together experts from a variety of areas in chemistry and materials science to foster the innovation necessary for these breakthrough technologies.
Optoelectronics and SensingThis programming welcomes diverse topics pertaining to light emitting devices, light manipulation systems, and sensor technologies. Topics that seek to address modern challenges in optoelectronics are particularly encouraged. The symposia includes theoretical and experimental aspects.
Biological and Medical ChemistryOur program in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry pulls together chemists studying both native and synthetic biochemical systems that range from small molecule drugs to huge multi-protein cellular machines. As part of this program, we look forward to hosting a plenary talk from Wilfred van der Donk, the 2020 Harrison Howe Award winner.
SustainabilityTopics in sustainability include water chemistry, green chemistry and synthetic methods, and CO2 conversion as well as areas in sustainable energy generation and storage.
Materials ChemistryThese exciting symposia pull together Materials Chemists from the region working in areas of both “soft” materials such as polymers, aerogels and coatings and “hard” material such as ceramics and nanoparticles.
Manufacturing and FabricationSymposia in this area focus on chemical and materials production and/or applications. These include experimental design, materials processing, quality assurance, chemical-assisted machining, chemical mechanical processing, specialty composite coatings, and additive manufacturing (3D printing). General topics such as new technology development as well as focused topics such as structure-process-property relationships will align with these symposia.
General Chemical TopicsAll areas of chemistry will be represented at the regional meeting! Even if you don’t fit into one of the broad areas above, you can contribute to the open topics sessions in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Analytical chemistry.
Special TopicsSpecial events that are part of our unique technical program!

Synthesis

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer institution
Advanced Polymer MaterialsJohn TexterEastern Michigan U.
BioOrganicRudi FasanU of Rochester
Inorganic CatalysisBill Jones, Mike NeidigU of Rochester
Metal Oxide Clusters and MaterialsEllen Matson and Katie KnowlesU of Rochester
Chemical Imaging: SERS and SERRS imaging in the near infraredMike DettyU. Buffalo
Natural Product Synthesis and DiscoveryJimmy WuDartmouth
Sustainability and Green ChemistryMichael ColemanRIT
Medicinal ChemistryPeter FullerMerck Boston
CO2 Conversion and UtilizationAlfredo Angeles-Boza and Jie HeUConn
Bonds and Breaking Boundaries: Modern Developments in CatalysisShauna Paradine, Rose KennedyU of R
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
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Energy Generation and Storage

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Quantum Dynamics and Electronic StructurePengfei Huo and Ignacio FrancoU of Rochester
Computational Biochemistry for the Environment OR “Computational Biochemistry”Jessica FreezeYale
Metal Oxide Clusters and MaterialsEllen Matson and Katie KnowlesU of Rochester
CO2 Conversion and UtilizationAlfredo Angeles-Boza and Jie HeUConn
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Industrial PerspectivesZichao Yang, Paul GarmanCabot Microelectronics, Graphene Development
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
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Optoelectronics and Sensing

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Chemical Imaging: SERS and SERRS imaging in the near infraredMike DettyU. Buffalo
Optical Methods for Chemical and Biological Sensing (incl photonics)Ben MillerU. Rochester Medical Center, Dermatology
Biosensing and DiagnosisKe DuRIT
Advanced Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Tuesday PM)Christine ColtrainKodak
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Biological and Medical Chemistry

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Chemical Imaging: SERS and SERRS imaging in the near infraredMike DettyU. Buffalo
Optical Methods for Chemical and Biological Sensing (incl photonics)Ben MillerU. Rochester Medical Center, Dermatology
Biosensing and DiagnosisKe DuRIT
Natural Product Synthesis and DiscoveryJimmy WuDartmouth
Medicinal ChemistryPeter FullerMerck Boston
Bonds and Breaking Boundaries: Modern Developments in CatalysisShauna Paradine, Rose KennedyU of R
BiochemistryRené FuantaEast Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
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Sustainability

Session TitleOrgqanizer(s)Organizer Institution
Sustainability and Green ChemistryMichael ColemanRIT
Green ChemistryGeorge Ruger and Natalie O’NeilRuger: ACS Small Business, O’Neil Green Chem education.
P2I at RIT (NYS Pollution Prevention Institute)Kate McArdle and Chuck RuffingGreen Chemistry, Pollution Prevention
CO2 Conversion and UtilizationAlfredo Angeles-Boza and Jie HeUConn
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Industrial PerspectivesZichao Yang, Paul GarmanCabot Microelectronics, Graphene Development
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
Environmental ChemistryTheodore DibbleSUNY ESF, Syracuse
Water chemistryElana StennettHobart William Smith College
Chemical SafetyFrankie Wood-Black and Bettyann Howson
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Materials Chemistry

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Advanced Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Tuesday PM)Christine ColtrainKodak
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Industrial PerspectivesZichao Yang, Paul GarmanCabot Microelectronics, Graphene Development
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
3D PrintingBob LeSuerBrockport
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Manufacturing and Fabrication

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Chemistry of Emerging TechnologiesHenry Gysling
The Chemist as EntrepreneurHenry Gysling
3D PrintingBob LeSuerBrockport
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General Chemical Topics

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Physical Chemistry Sign up today!
Organic Chemistry Sign up today!
Inorganic Chemistry Sign up today!
Analytical Chemistry Sign up today!

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Special Topics

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Information
Roc-Sci-Tech SymposiumSarina Bellows
Silas Owusu-Nkwantabisah
Rochester ACS
Undergraduate Poster SessionSteve TajcRochester ACS
Harrison Howe Plenary Lecture and poster sessionDavid McCamantRochester ACS
National Technical Institute of the Deaf SymposiumTodd PaganoNTID, RIT
Project SEED symposiumLea Michel, Colin WrightRochester ACS

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