The deadline to sign up as a session organizer is
Friday, March 18th!

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

Our full technical program may be viewed on this web page (see below). Please note we are still building our programming. Sessions may be added or removed depending on the 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 include 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” materials 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 Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Monday)Christine ColtrainEastman Kodak Company
Advanced Polymer MaterialsJohn TexterEastern Michigan University
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
BioOrganicRudi FasanUniversity of Rochester
Bonds and Breaking Boundaries: Modern Developments in CatalysisShauna Paradine and Rose KennedyUniversity of Rochester
CO2 Conversion and UtilizationAlfredo Angeles-Boza and Jie HeUniversity of Connecticut
Enabling New Methodologies in the Field of Organic ChemistryPatti MusacchioWorcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Heterogeneous CatalysisAlexey Ignatchenko St. John Fisher College
Inorganic CatalysisBill Jones and Mike NeidigUniversity of Rochester
Inorganic ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Metal Oxide Clusters and MaterialsKatie Knowles and Ellen MatsonUniversity of Rochester
Natural Product Synthesis and DiscoveryJimmy WuDartmouth College
Organic ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Oxidations and Electrochemistry in Organic Synthesis: The James Bobbitt Memorial SymposiumJames RuslingUniversity of Connecticut
Sustainability and Green ChemistryMichael ColemanRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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Energy Generation and Storage

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Advanced Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Monday)Christine ColtrainEastman Kodak Company
Analytical ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Battery and Energy StorageMatthew Ganter and Patricia Taboada-SerranoRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Battery and Energy StorageChristopher PatridgeD’Youville College
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
CO2 Conversion and UtilizationAlfredo Angeles-Boza and Jie HeUniversity of Connecticut
Frontiers in Molecular SimulationIgnacio FrancoUniversity of Rochester
Metal Oxide Clusters and MaterialsKatie Knowles and Ellen MatsonUniversity of Rochester
Physical ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Quantum Dynamics and Light-Matter Interactions Pengfei HuoUniversity of Rochester
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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Optoelectronics and Sensing

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Advanced Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Monday)Christine ColtrainEastman Kodak Company
Analytical ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Biosensing and DiagnosisKe DuRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Chemistry in Ceramics, Glass and Inorganic MaterialsPushkar TandonCorning
Optical Methods for Chemical and Biological Sensing (including photonics)Ben MillerUniversity of Rochester, Medical Center, Dermatology
Physical ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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Biological and Medical Chemistry

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Advanced Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Monday)Christine ColtrainEastman Kodak Company
Advancements in Protein Chemistry and ApplicationsRené FuantaEast Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Biomedical EngineeringDennis JakielaCantor Colburn Attorneys
Bio-Organic ChemistryRudi FasanUniversity of Rochester
Biosensing and DiagnosisKe DuRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Bonds and Breaking Boundaries: Modern Developments in CatalysisShauna Paradine and Rose KennedyUniversity of Rochester
Functional MaterialsOlena ZenkinaUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology
Harrison Howe Plenary Lecture and poster sessionDavid McCamantUniversity of Rochester
Industry Research and Production Efforts Through the COVID-19 PandemicSarina BellowsThermo-Fisher Scientific
Natural Product Synthesis and DiscoveryJimmy WuDartmouth College
Optical Methods for Chemical and Biological Sensing (including photonics)Ben MillerUniversity of Rochester, Medical Center, Dermatology
Organic ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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Sustainability

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
CO2 Conversion and UtilizationAlfredo Angeles-Boza and Jie HeUniversity of Connecticut
Environmental ChemistryTheodore DibbleSUNY ESF, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse
Metal Oxide Clusters and MaterialsKatie Knowles and Ellen MatsonUniversity of Rochester
Science Innovation in Startups and Small Companies/COVID-19 related work in regional industries.John Pochan, Christine Coltrain, and Joseph LottKodak
Sustainability and Green ChemistryMichael ColemanRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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Materials Chemistry

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
3D PrintingBoB LeSuerSUNY Brockport
ACS Scholars and Diversity in STEMTom SmithRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Advanced Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Monday)Christine ColtrainKodak
Advanced Polymer MaterialsJohn TexterEastern Michigan
Battery and Energy StorageMatthew Ganter and Patricia Taboada-SerranoRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Battery and Energy StorageChristopher PatridgeD’Youville College
Battery and Energy Storage Systems, Academic PerspectivesHao LiuSUNY Binghamton
Biomedical EngineeringDennis JakielaCantor Colburn Attorneys
Chemistry in Ceramics, Glass and Inorganic MaterialsPushkar TandonCorning
Computational Tools for Materials SciencePoornima Padmanabhan Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Heterogeneous CatalysisAlexey Ignatchenko St. John Fisher College
Industry Research and Production Efforts Through the COVID-19 PandemicSarina BellowsThermo-Fisher Scientific
Metal Oxide Clusters and MaterialsKatie Knowles and Ellen MatsonUniversity of Rochester
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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Manufacturing and Fabrication

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
3D PrintingBoB LeSuerSUNY Brockport
Advanced Materials and Technologies at Kodak (Monday)Christine ColtrainEastman Kodak Company
Biomedical EngineeringDennis JakielaCantor Colburn Attorneys
Chemistry in Ceramics, Glass and Inorganic MaterialsPushkar TandonCorning
Chemistry of Emerging Technologies Henry GyslingCatAssays
Chemists as Entrepreneurs Henry GyslingCatAssays
Industry Research and Production Efforts Through the COVID-19 PandemicSarina BellowsThermo-Fisher Scientific
Science Innovation in Startups and Small Companies/COVID-19 related work in regional industries.John Pochan, Christine Coltrain, and Joseph LottKodak
Sustainability and Green ChemistryMichael ColemanRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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General Chemical Topics

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Institution
Analytical ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Chemical Education (Non-tech panel discussions Sunday)Steve TysoeRensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Enabling New Methodologies in the Field of Organic ChemistryPatti MusacchioWorcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Inclusivity in ChemistryTodd PaganoRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Inorganic ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Organic ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Physical ChemistrySession Chair Needed
Contact David McCamant
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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Special Topics

Session TitleOrganizer(s)Organizer Information
Harrison Howe Plenary Lecture and poster sessionDavid McCamantUniversity of Rochester
Inclusivity in ChemistryTodd PaganoRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Industry Research and Industry Research and Production Efforts Through the COVID-19 PandemicSarina BellowsThermo-Fisher Scientific
Have an idea for a session topic?Contact David McCamant

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