Pacifichem 2015

  • Author/Organiser: American Chemical Society (ACS); Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC); Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ); New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC); Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI); Korean Chemical Society (KCS); Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)
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  • Event Date: 15 December 2015 to 23 December 2015
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Associated Societies: Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), China | Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), Japan | American Chemical Society (ACS), USA | Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES)

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The theme is Chemical Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific, emphasizing the collaborative nature of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science and the opportunities to network with Pan-Pacific research groups at the Pacifichem meetings.

In keeping with the theme, the conference welcomes proposals focusing on collaborations in chemistry. Symposia showcasing various aspects of collaboration across different geographic regions or between different sectors of chemical research (industry, academia, research institutes, government laboratories) are welcome, as are symposia focusing on partnerships between traditional industries and contract research organizations (CROs) or contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs).

In recognizing the increasing importance of pan-Pacific collaborations in the chemical industry, the event welcomes symposia proposals related to Industry in Chemistry. Topics of potential interest include emerging challenges in the chemical industry, entrepreneurship and job creation in chemistry, translating chemical research discoveries into new commercial products, IP concerns in chemistry, optimization of chemistry workflows, use of six sigma and lean manufacturing practices in the chemical industry, disruptive chemical technologies, platform technologies in chemistry, leadership in the chemical industry, management in the chemical industry, talent acquisition training in the chemical industry, etc.

Congress Events

See snapshots from Pacifichem

The event will cover 11 Topic Areas, distributed over a wide multidisciplinary area of research chemistry:

I. The Core Areas of Chemistry

1. Analytical
2. Inorganic
3. Macromolecular
4. Organic
5. Physical, Theoretical & Computational

II. Multidisciplinary or Cross-Disciplinary Areas of Chemistry

6. Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry
7. Biological
8. Materials & Nanoscience

III. Chemistry Solutions to Global Challenges

9. Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production
10. Bench to Bedside: Chemistry of Health Care
11. Connecting Chemistry to Society

Organizing Committee

  • Professor Peter J. Stang, Chair
  • Professor Steven Holdcroft, Vice Chair
  • Professor Eiichi Nakamura, Vice Chair
  • Prof. Elsa Reichmanis
  • Dr. Bryan Balazs
  • Professor Cathleen Crudden
  • Professor J. Hugh Horton
  • Nobuyuki Kawashima
  • Professor B. Moon Kim, Ph.D.
  • Prof. Hiroshi Kitagawa
  • Dr. Richard Love
  • Professor Anna K. Mapp
  • Professor Mario Mediati
  • Prof. Atsushi Takahara
  • Nancy Todd
  • Professor Li-Jun Wan
  • Dr. Mark Waterland
  • Dr. Christopher J. Welch
  • Professor David A. Winkler
  • Professor Kaoru Yamanouchi
  • Emiko Inada

 Anniversary Reception

Anniversary Reception at Pacifichem 2015


Snapshots from Pacifichem

Registration     Opening

At registration. Professor Oliver Kappe (right), Graz, Austria, and two coworkers.


During the opening ceremony.

Gölitz, Nakamura     Gölitz, Negishi

Dr. Peter Gölitz, Editor in Chief of Angewandte Chemie, and Professor Eiichi Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan, and Vice Chair of Pacifichem.


Dr. Peter Gölitz welcomes Nobel Laureate Professor Eiichi Negishi, guest of honor at the anniversary reception.
Talks Sat 19th, 11:30-12:00
Mid-Pacific Center, Sea Pearl Suites 3 & 4 - Hilton Hawaiian Village

Gölitz, Nakamura    

During a talk.


Conference venue.


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