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Green text & circle = Global Stewardship (meeting theme) | * = 2014 ACS National Award Winner | PDF of speakers with times and locations


Highlights: Nobel

Robert Grubbs
Caltech
Synthesis of large and small molecules using olefin metathesis catalysts (INOR)
Monday
Aug 11
1:30 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2024
Selective formation of olefins using olefin metathesis (COMP)
Tuesday
Aug 12
11:45 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2016
 
Alan Heeger
UC Santa Barbara
General strategy for self-assembly of highly oriented nanocrystalline semiconducting polymers with high mobility (PHYS)
Thursday
Aug 14
9:00 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2004
 
Roald Hoffmann
Cornell
Not just-so: Telling stories in chemical research and the teaching of chemistry (CHED)
Monday
Aug 11
3:25 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 304
 
Stanley Prusiner
UC San Francisco
Prions causing neurodegeneration: A unifying etiology and the quest for therapeutics (BIOL)
Sunday
Aug 10
11:10 AM
InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Ballroom B
 
Richard Schrock
Schrock
Synthesis of stereoregular ROMP polymers (INOR)
Tuesday
Aug 12
11:05 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3002
Reduction of dinitrogen catalytically to ammonia with protons and electrons (PHYS)
Wednesday
Aug 13
9:35 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2006
 

Highlights: Plenary

Pedro Alvarez
Wizard of water reuse, Rice
Nanotechnology-enabled water disinfection and microbial control: Mechanisms, applications, and implications (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
5:25 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
Model of the inhibitory mechanisms of photocatalytically generated reactive oxygen species by natural organic matter (ENVR)
Tuesday
Aug 12
2:15 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Golden Gate Section C3
 
Paul Anastas
Green chemistry guru, Yale
Molecular design for sustainability (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
3:55 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 
Walter Leitner
Supply-chain specialist, RWTH Aachen
Catalysis as key science and technology for sustainable chemical supply chains (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
4:40 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 
Heinz Leuenberger
Sustainability seeker, UN Industrial Development Organisation
Requirements for a globally sustainable chemicals industry (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
3:10 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 

Highlights: Kavli Lecture

Joan Brennecke*
Ionic liquids icon, Notre Dame
How ionic liquids can contribute to global stewardship (MPPG)
Monday
Aug 11
5:40 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
Effect of cation, water, and other additives on AHA ionic liquids for CO2 capture (PHYS)
Monday
Aug 11
9:50 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2002
 
Ali Khademhosseini
Biomaterials buff, Harvard
Engineered hydrogel biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications (MPPG)
Monday
Aug 11
4:10 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 

Highlights: Up & Coming

Ali Bouzari
Culinary consultant to Michelin-starred restaurants and Ph.D. candidate, UC Davis
Applied culinary science: Restaurant cooking elevated through scientific insight (AGFD)
Sunday
Aug 10
10:30 AM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
135
 
Beth Cooper
Eco-paint seeker, Dow Chemical
Latex-pigment interactions in paint to reduce environmental impact and improve performance (ORGN)
Sunday
Aug 10
9:25 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3020/3022/3024
 
Guangbin Dong
C–C activation catalyzer, UT Austin
Catalytic c–c activation: A 'cut and sew' approach to bridged and fused rings (COMSCI)
Monday
Aug 11
1:20 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 15/16
 
Ali Khademhosseini
Biomaterials buff, Harvard
Engineered hydrogel biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications (MPPG)
Monday
Aug 11
4:10 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 
Henry (Hoby) Wedler
Blind UC Davis Ph.D. candidate will stress chemical safety and accessibility
Importance of complete accessibility and independence in the laboratory (CHAS)
Monday
Aug 11
4:20 PM
InterContinental San Francisco
Cathedral Hill
Nobody can see atoms: Science camps highlighting approaches to making chemistry accessible to blind and visually-impaired students (CHED)
Wednesday
Aug 13
9:45 AM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 304
Isomerization of cycloartanol: An indicator of thermally-treated olive oil (ORGN)
Wednesday
Aug 13
1:20 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3011
 
Xiaolin Zheng
This National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Stanford professor evaluates nanowires for water splitting.
Flame synthesized metal oxide nanowires as effective photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water-splitting (CATL)
Sunday
Aug 10
10:30 AM
InterContinental San Francisco
InterContinental A
 

Speakers Of Interest

Pedro Alvarez
Wizard of water reuse, Rice
Nanotechnology-enabled water disinfection and microbial control: Mechanisms, applications, and implications (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
5:25 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
Model of the inhibitory mechanisms of photocatalytically generated reactive oxygen species by natural organic matter (ENVR)
Tuesday
Aug 12
2:15 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Golden Gate Section C3
 
Paul Anastas
Green chemistry guru, Yale
Molecular design for sustainability (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
3:55 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 
Ali Bouzari
Culinary consultant to Michelin-starred restaurants and Ph.D. candidate, UC Davis
Applied culinary science: Restaurant cooking elevated through scientific insight (AGFD)
Sunday
Aug 10
10:30 AM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
135
 
Joan Brennecke*
Ionic liquids icon, Notre Dame
How ionic liquids can contribute to global stewardship (MPPG)
Monday
Aug 11
5:40 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
Effect of cation, water, and other additives on AHA ionic liquids for CO2 capture (PHYS)
Monday
Aug 11
9:50 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2002
 
Karin Briner
VP, head of global discovery chemistry, Novartis
Drug discovery challenges and opportunities: Shaping the future of medicinal chemistry (MEDI)
Tuesday
Aug 12
3:00 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3010/3012
 
Peter Burns
Actinide authority, Notre Dame
Geochemical aspects of nuclear waste disposal (NUCL)
Sunday
Aug 10
8:30 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Pacific I
Incorporation of neptunium into uranyl minerals and various non-actinide low-temperature minerals (GEOC)
Monday
Aug 11
8:10 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Foothill B
 
Geoffrey Coates
Sculptor of polymers, Cornell
Recent advances in the development benign polymeric materials (POLY)
Monday
Aug 11
8:55 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 3
New polymers from old monomers: Advances enabled through catalyst design and discovery (PMSE)
Monday
Aug 11
11:20 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 5
Recent advances in the development of bimetallic catalysts (INOR)
Wednesday
Aug 13
3:15 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3002
 
Beth Cooper
Eco-paint seeker, Dow Chemical
Latex-pigment interactions in paint to reduce environmental impact and improve performance (ORGN)
Sunday
Aug 10
9:25 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3020/3022/3024
 
Guangbin Dong
C–C activation catalyzer, UT Austin
Catalytic c–c activation: A 'cut and sew' approach to bridged and fused rings (COMSCI)
Monday
Aug 11
1:20 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 15/16
 
Abigail Doyle*
Catalysis problem-solver, Princeton
Award Address (Arthur C. Cope Early Career Scholars Award sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund). New reagents and strategies for catalytic nucleophilic fluorination (ORGN)
Tuesday
Aug 12
9:20 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3020/3022/3024
New electrophiles for nickel-catalyzed cross coupling (INOR)
Wednesday
Aug 13
10:05 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3002
 
Daniel Erlanson
President, Carmot Therapeutics
Cryptic covalents and other unknown knowns: Useful or not? (MEDI)
Sunday
Aug 10
9:30 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3010/3012
Starting a biotech in the midst of the Great Recession (SCHB)
Tuesday
Aug 12
2:05 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 301
 
Jennifer Field
Water contaminant chaser, Oregon State
Coupling large volume injection with tandem mass spectrometry: Strategies and environmental applications (ANYL)
Wednesday
Aug 13
1:30 PM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
124
Research at the interface of environmental chemistry and engineering (ENVR)
Tuesday
Aug 12
8:35 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Club Room
 
Robert Fraley
Roundup Ready crop inventor and CTO, Monsanto
Role of innovation in addressing the challenges facing global agriculture (AGFD)
Tuesday
Aug 12
11:40 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Yerba Buena Salon 9
 
Kelly George
Formulation maven, L'Oréal
Development of new skin care cleansing formulations using design of experiment and fast formulation tools (ORGN)
Sunday
Aug 10
9:05 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3020/3022/3024
 
Michael Gonzalez
Senior adviser, green chemistry, EPA
Chemistry and its role in sustainability (I&EC)
Tuesday
Aug 12
8:05 AM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
120
 
Harry Gray
Inorganic icon, Caltech
Recruiting the next generation of chemists through hands-on research experiences (CHED)
Monday
Aug 11
8:45 AM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 304
Organometallic photoreductants (INOR)
Monday
Aug 11
12:10 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2024
Solar-driven water splitting (INOR)
Monday
Aug 11
1:30 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2018
 
Robert Grubbs
Caltech
Synthesis of large and small molecules using olefin metathesis catalysts (INOR)
Monday
Aug 11
1:30 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2024
Selective formation of olefins using olefin metathesis (COMP)
Tuesday
Aug 12
11:45 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2016
 
Melody Hammond
Chemical analysis ace, Phillips 66
Chemical technician: Accidental career or chosen occupation? (I&EC)
Monday
Aug 11
9:10 AM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
132
 
James Hedrick
Performance polymer powerhouse, IBM
Organic catalysis: A broadly useful strategy for functional biodegradable polymers (POLY)
Monday
Aug 11
8:30 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 3
Resurgence of high performance polymers (POLY)
Monday
Aug 11
9:20 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental Parlor 7/8
Organocatalytic routes to advanced materials: From semiconductors, green chemistry to nanomedicine (POLY)
Wednesday
Aug 13
6:45 PM
InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Ballroom B
 
Alan Heeger
UC Santa Barbara
General strategy for self-assembly of highly oriented nanocrystalline semiconducting polymers with high mobility (PHYS)
Thursday
Aug 14
9:00 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2004
 
Roald Hoffmann
Cornell
Not just-so: Telling stories in chemical research and the teaching of chemistry (CHED)
Monday
Aug 11
3:25 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 304
 
Sam Kean
Find out about ghost elements with the author of "The Disappearing Spoon."
Disappearing spoon: Ghost elements (HIST)
Monday
Aug 11
11:00 AM
InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Ballroom C
 
Jay Keasling
Synthetic biology bigwig, UC Berkeley
Synthetic biology for advanced biofuels (BIOL)
Tuesday
Aug 12
2:45 PM
InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Ballroom B
 
Ali Khademhosseini
Biomaterials buff, Harvard
Engineered hydrogel biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications (MPPG)
Monday
Aug 11
4:10 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 
Peter Kim
Former Merck Research Labs head, Stanford
Toward an HIV vaccine (BIOL)
Sunday
Aug 10
10:35 AM
InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Ballroom B
 
Walter Leitner
Supply-chain specialist, RWTH Aachen
Catalysis as key science and technology for sustainable chemical supply chains (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
4:40 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 
Heinz Leuenberger
Sustainability seeker, UN Industrial Development Organisation
Requirements for a globally sustainable chemicals industry (MPPG)
Sunday
Aug 10
3:10 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Gateway Ballroom
 
Charles Lieber
Nanoscale trailblazer, Harvard
Nanoelectronics meets biology: From new tools to electronic therapeutics (PHYS)
Sunday
Aug 10
1:30 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2001
 
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Polymer pioneer, Carnegie Mellon
State-of-the-art of controlled radical polymerization (reversible deactivation radical polymerization) (POLY)
Sunday
Aug 10
8:05 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental Ballroom 4
Branched polymers by ATRP (PMSE)
Sunday
Aug 10
4:00 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental Parlor 7/8
Highly porous materials derived from polymers prepared by ATRP (PMSE)
Monday
Aug 11
8:30 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 4
 
Heather Maynard
Protein-polymer dynamo, UCLA
Bioinspired polymers for protein drug delivery (ENVR)
Monday
Aug 11
8:15 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Golden Gate Section C3
Functionalized polymeric surfaces generated by electron beam lithography for applications from encryptic messages to enhanced cell adhesion (COLL)
Monday
Aug 11
10:00 AM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
276
Protein-polymer conjugates synthesized by ring opening metathesis polymerization (PMSE)
Tuesday
Aug 12
4:45 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental Parlor 3
Conjugates and nanoparticles of trehalose glycopolymers stabilize protein therapeutics (CARB)
Wednesday
Aug 13
1:55 PM
InterContinental San Francisco
Union Square
Trehalose glycopolymers by controlled radical polymerization for application in protein stabilization (POLY)
Thursday
Aug 14
9:15 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plaza A
 
Susan Olesik*
Separations sage, Ohio State
Micro or nanoscale based chromatography, highly sustainable separation science: ANYL perspective (CHED)
Sunday
Aug 10
4:45 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 308
Award Address (ACS Award in Chromatography sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich/Supelco). Advances in separation science using molecularly organized stationary phases and unique solvents: Innovations in separation science through student success (ANYL)
Monday
Aug 11
10:55 AM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
124
Inclusion and diversity efforts of The Ohio State University — College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CMA)
Tuesday
Aug 12
10:05 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 15/16
 
S. Ted Oyama
Environmental catalysis expert, Virginia Tech
Kinetic and spectroscopic studies of catalytic mechanisms: Hydrodeoxygenation of biomass feedstocks on transition metal phosphides (ENFL)
Sunday
Aug 10
1:05 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
232/234
 
Stanley Prusiner
UC San Francisco
Prions causing neurodegeneration: A unifying etiology and the quest for therapeutics (BIOL)
Sunday
Aug 10
11:10 AM
InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Ballroom B
 
Bruce Roth
Lipitor inventor, Genentech
Evolution of medicinal chemistry: Building and leading the global team (MEDI)
Tuesday
Aug 12
4:00 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3010/3012
 
Rebecca Ruck
Process chemistry site lead, Merck & Co.
MK-7655: Surprising synthetic complexity for seemingly straightforward steps (ORGN)
Sunday
Aug 10
10:00 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3020/3022/3024
 
Stuart Schreiber*
Chemical biology kingpin, Broad Institute
Award Address (Arthur C. Cope Award sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund). Evolving role of organic chemistry in the science of therapeutics (ORGN)
Tuesday
Aug 12
4:00 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3020/3022/3024
 
Richard Schrock
Schrock
Synthesis of stereoregular ROMP polymers (INOR)
Tuesday
Aug 12
11:05 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3002
Reduction of dinitrogen catalytically to ammonia with protons and electrons (PHYS)
Wednesday
Aug 13
9:35 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2006
 
Peter Schultz
Stem cell wrangler, Scripps California
Chemical approach to regenerative medicine (MEDI)
Sunday
Aug 10
3:00 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3004/3006
The expanding genetic code (BIOL)
Monday
Aug 11
2:40 PM
InterContinental San Francisco
Grand Ballroom B
 
Denise Sekaquaptewa
U of Michigan social psychologist will explain stereotyping's effects on STEM
Social psychological research on factors shaping institutional climate in STEM (CMA)
Tuesday
Aug 12
2:30 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 15/16
 
Dawn Shaughnessy
Radiochemistry ringleader, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Radiochemical measurements of neutron reaction products at the National Ignition Facility (NUCL)
Sunday
Aug 10
4:05 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Pacific H
 
Mark Shiflett
Refrigerant innovator, Dupont
Phase behavior to separation of gases using ionic liquids (PHYS)
Monday
Aug 11
8:40 AM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2002
 
Jean'ne Shreeve
Fluorine phenom, U of Idaho
Biocidal dense iodine-rich compounds (FLUO)
Wednesday
Aug 13
10:50 AM
Palace Hotel
Sea Cliff
 
J. Fraser Stoddart
Supramolecular superstar, Northwestern
Extended metal-carbohydrate frameworks (ENFL)
Sunday
Aug 10
3:10 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
236
Artificial molecular motors (PMSE)
Monday
Aug 11
3:45 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 5
Development of supramolecular nanogating on mesoporous silica for in vivo therapeutic applications (COLL)
Tuesday
Aug 12
11:10 AM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
272
Controlled π-π assemblies by dynamic covalent chemistry (PMSE)
Tuesday
Aug 12
3:30 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental Ballroom 5
 
Jonathan Sweedler*
Cutting-edge neurochemistry that comes with great hair
Neurometabolomics: The cell by cell chemical characterizations of the brain (ANYL)
Tuesday
Aug 12
10:50 AM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
125
Award Address (ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry sponsored by Battelle Memorial Institute). Tools to measure D-amino acid signaling in the brain (ANYL)
Tuesday
Aug 12
4:10 PM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
132
 
Isiah Warner
Mentor extraordinaire, Louisiana State
Mentoring, research, and diversity: Transforming undergraduate STEM education (CMA)
Monday
Aug 11
9:05 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 15/16
Transformation of the Louisiana State University Chemistry Department (CMA)
Tuesday
Aug 12
4:25 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 15/16
 
Henry (Hoby) Wedler
Blind UC Davis Ph.D. candidate will stress chemical safety and accessibility
Importance of complete accessibility and independence in the laboratory (CHAS)
Monday
Aug 11
4:20 PM
InterContinental San Francisco
Cathedral Hill
Nobody can see atoms: Science camps highlighting approaches to making chemistry accessible to blind and visually-impaired students (CHED)
Wednesday
Aug 13
9:45 AM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 304
Isomerization of cycloartanol: An indicator of thermally-treated olive oil (ORGN)
Wednesday
Aug 13
1:20 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3011
 
George Whitesides
Harvard's provocateur talks about 2012 ACS President Bassam Shakhashiri and reforming graduate education
Bassam as irritant (CHED)
Monday
Aug 11
11:50 AM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 304
 
Jin-Quan Yu
C–H activation ace with a mane to match, Scripps California
Trifluoromethylation of C–H bonds via Pd or Cu catalysis (FLUO)
Monday
Aug 11
8:35 AM
Palace Hotel
Pacific Heights
Ligand-accelerated C-H activation reactions: Near and far (OGRN)
Monday
Aug 11
1:10 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
3020/3022/3024
 
Richard Zare
Physical chemistry legend, Stanford
Ambient ionization mass spectrometric imaging with high spatiotemporal resolution (ANYL)
Monday
Aug 11
9:35 AM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
125
Power of a lecture demonstration (CHED)
Monday
Aug 11
1:35 PM
Moscone Center, South Bldg.
Esplanade Ballroom 304
Chemical modification of plastic blood collection tubes to achieve hydrophilic interior surfaces (ANYL)
Tuesday
Aug 12
3:35 PM
Moscone Center, North Bldg.
132
Reaction dynamics in liquid droplets (PHYS)
Wednesday
Aug 13
2:50 PM
Moscone Center, West Bldg.
2010
 
Xiaolin Zheng
This National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Stanford professor evaluates nanowires for water splitting.
Flame synthesized metal oxide nanowires as effective photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water-splitting (CATL)
Sunday
Aug 10
10:30 AM
InterContinental San Francisco
InterContinental A
 

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Golden Gate Bridge
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Alcatraz Island
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Pier 39
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Lombard Street
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Coit Tower
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California Academy of Sciences
Take the family to this natural history museum, rebuilt in 2008.
Cable Car Museum
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