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

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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.

Synthesis

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Organic Methodology/CatalysisShauna Paradine
Rose Kennedy
U of R
Inorganic CatalysisBill JonesU of R
Metal-oxide clusters and nanoparticlesKatie Knowles
Ellen Matson
U of R
U of R
Natural Product Synthesis and DiscoveryJimmy WuDartmouth
Green Chemistry and SynthesisMike ColemanRIT
CO2 Conversion and UtilizationJie He
Alfredo Angeles-Boza
U. Conn
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Energy Generation and Storage

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Photovoltaics (Academic)Dave McCamantU of R
Photovoltaics (Industry)Sign up today!
Batteries and Energy Storage (Academic) Sign up today!
Batteries and Energy Storage (Industry)Zhichao Yang Cabot Microelec.
Fuel Cells Sign up today!
Solar Fuels Sign up today!

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Optoelectronics and Sensing

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Photonic Chemical SensorsBen MillerURMC
Nanophotonics and TheoryIgnacio FrancoUR
Chemical Imaging: SERS and SERRS imaging in the near infraredMike DettyUB
Other sensors? Conducting polymers? OLEDs? Sign up today!

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Biological and Medical Chemistry

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Biological ChemistryRudi Fasan
Anne Newton
U of R
Yale
Natural Product Synthesis and DiscoveryJimmy WuDartmouth
Gut Bacteria and Chemistry Sign up today!
Cosmetics (Industry) Sign up today!
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical ChemistryPeter FullerMerck
Biochemistry Sign up today!

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Sustainability

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Water ChemistryElana StennetHobart William Smith
Green Chemistry and SynthesisMike ColemanRIT
Green ChemistryGeorge Ruger and Natalie O’Neal
Environmental Chemistry Sign up today!
Agricultural Chemistry Sign up today!

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Materials Chemistry

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Colloids and related advanced materials and coatingsJohn TexterEastern Michigan U.
PolymersTom SmithRIT
Metal-oxide clusters and nanoparticlesKatie Knowles
Ellen Matson
U of R
Ceramics at CorningPushkar TandonCorning
AerogelsMary CarrollUnion College
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Manufacturing and Fabrication

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
3D Printing Sign up today!
Processing Sign up today!
Films Sign up today!
Aerogels Sign up today!

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General Chemical Topics

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Modeling and Theory Sign up today!
Organic Chemistry Sign up today!
Inorganic Chemistry Sign up today!
Analytical Chemistry Sign up today!

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