248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

  • Author/Organiser: American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Event Website: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/fall-2014.html
  • Event Date: 10 August 2014 to 14 August 2014
  • Event Type: Exhibition & Conference
  • Venue: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Associated Societies: American Chemical Society (ACS), USA
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Theme: Chemistry and Global Stewardship

Giving scientific professionals a platform to present, publish, discuss and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines. The meeting will facilitate networking opportunities, career development and placement, and provide companies an opportunity to exhibit products and services to a targeted audience.


The Exposition will give attendees the chance to meet more than 250 exhibitors, many of whom are showcasing new technological developments. A number of exhibitors also offer free workshops during the meeting so attendees can learn more about these state-of-the-art technologies.


The theme Chemistry and Global Stewardship is focused on global aspects of the chemical enterprise related to sustainability of world resources, including green chemistry, the globalization of chemistry, and the responsibilities and opportunities chemists have to serve the broader public.

In particular, divisional programming and special themed symposia will cover and discuss the role and interplay of science, technology, innovation, and economic development in world stewardship of precious, limited resources while providing physical and economic security for all world citizens.

Plenary Speakers

  • Pedro Alvarez (Rice University)
  • Paul Anastas (Yale University)
  • Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Heinz Leuenberger (Environmental Management Branch United Nations Industrial Development Organization)


Kavli Foundation Lecture Series

The Fred Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture

  • Joan Brennecke (University of Notre Dame)


Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture

  • Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology).


Throughout the week divisional programming will highlight the theme including the following theme-related symposia and workshops among others.

  • Alternatives to Chemicals Facing Critical Sustainability Constraints
    organized by David Constable, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, MPPG
  • Communicating to the Public and the Role of Social Media
    organized by Maureen Rouhi, Editor-in-Chief Chemical & Engineering News, MPPG
  • Global Stewardship by Increasing Climate Science Literacy
    organized by Keith Peterman and Gregory Foy, York College of Pennsylvania, CHED
  • Global Stewardship of Critical Materials
    organized by Bruce Moyer and Sheng Dai, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, I&EC
  • Separation Science and Technology as a Convergence Platform for SusChEM
    Mamadou S. Diallo, KAIST/Caltech
    Catherine T. ”Katie” Hunt and b, Dow, ANYL
  • Graduate Student Symposium: International Collaborations with International Impact: Chemistry for Global Change,
    organized by the Women in Chemical Sciences at the University of Washington, CHED
  • 100th Anniversary of the ENVR Division
    organized by Tracy Williamson, Environmental Protection Agency, ENVR
  • The Role of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development in Sustainability
    organized by Dan Daly, The University of Alabama, BMGT/SCHB
  • 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry
    organized by Cathleen Hapeman, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
    Laura McConnell, Bayer CropScience
    Ken Racke, Dow AgroSciences
  • International Undergraduate Summit on Global Climate Change
    Keith Peterman and Gregory Foy, York College of Pennsylvania, CHED
  • 1st United States-China Symposium on Energy
    ACS Energy and Fuels Devision and Shanghai Energy Research Society
  • 3rd International Symposium on Graphene for Energy and Fuel
    organized by Liangbing Hu, Univ of Washington
    Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern University
    Peter Pauzauskie, University of Washington



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