Your guide to the ACS national meeting in New Orleans | February 26, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 9 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 9 | pp. 4-7
Issue Date: February 26, 2018

Your guide to the ACS national meeting in New Orleans

C&EN’s curated list of things to do, people to see, and science to learn
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: ACS meeting news, ACS National Meeting, #ACSNOLA18

Click any speaker or symposium below for talk times and locations.

Must-see presenters

* = Kavli speaker; ** = Plenary speaker.

 
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Angela Belcher*
Materials maven, MIT
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Angela Belcher*
Materials maven, MIT
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Emily Cranston*
Harnessing nanocellulose for new materials, McMaster U

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Emily Cranston*
Harnessing nanocellulose for new materials, McMaster U

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Mark Jacobson**
Drawing roadmaps for getting to 100% wind, water, and solar power, Stanford
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Mark Jacobson**
Drawing roadmaps for getting to 100% wind, water, and solar power, Stanford
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Yun Hang Hu**
Making new materials for energy conversion and storage, Michigan Tech
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Yun Hang Hu**
Making new materials for energy conversion and storage, Michigan Tech
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Pratim Biswas**
Developing nanoparticles to make better fertilizers, Wash U
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Pratim Biswas**
Developing nanoparticles to make better fertilizers, Wash U
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David Dzombak**
Improving water management for fracking, Carnegie Mellon
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David Dzombak**
Improving water management for fracking, Carnegie Mellon
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Amy Childress**
Discussing how communities can combine water treatment waste streams, U of Southern Cal
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Amy Childress**
Discussing how communities can combine water treatment waste streams, U of Southern Cal
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Stacie Canan
Developing drugs for malaria and other neglected diseases, Celgene
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Stacie Canan
Developing drugs for malaria and other neglected diseases, Celgene
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Laura De Laporte
Engineering tissue with microgels, DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
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Laura De Laporte
Engineering tissue with microgels, DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
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Lyndon Emsley
Observing catalysts' 3-D atomic structure, ENS Lyon
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Lyndon Emsley
Observing catalysts' 3-D atomic structure, ENS Lyon
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Facundo Fernandez
Directly sampling 3-D surfaces for mass spec, Georgia Tech
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Facundo Fernandez
Directly sampling 3-D surfaces for mass spec, Georgia Tech
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Pupa Gilbert
Understanding coral growth, U of Wisconsin
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Pupa Gilbert
Understanding coral growth, U of Wisconsin
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Paula Hammond
Drug delivery guru, MIT
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Paula Hammond
Drug delivery guru, MIT
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Bernard Kippelen
Printing electronics onto smart paper, Georgia Tech
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Bernard Kippelen
Printing electronics onto smart paper, Georgia Tech
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Katrina Knauer
Getting enzymes and proteins to work together for better detergents, BASF
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Katrina Knauer
Getting enzymes and proteins to work together for better detergents, BASF
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Teodoro Laino
Applying linguistics to reaction prediction, IBM
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Teodoro Laino
Applying linguistics to reaction prediction, IBM
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Christy Landes
Wielding superresolution microscopy to understand protein interactions in chromatography, Rice U
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Christy Landes
Wielding superresolution microscopy to understand protein interactions in chromatography, Rice U
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Patrick McGovern
Resurrecting ancient beverages, U Penn Museum
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Patrick McGovern
Resurrecting ancient beverages, U Penn Museum
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Michelle O'Malley
Using herbivores’ gut microbes to make chemicals, UC Santa Barbara
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Michelle O'Malley
Using herbivores’ gut microbes to make chemicals, UC Santa Barbara
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Emily Pentzer
Developing polymers for quaternary optical data encoding (binary is so 2000), Case Western Reserve
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Emily Pentzer
Developing polymers for quaternary optical data encoding (binary is so 2000), Case Western Reserve
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Jennifer Prescher
Eavesdropping on cellular communications with chemical probes, UC Irvine
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Jennifer Prescher
Eavesdropping on cellular communications with chemical probes, UC Irvine
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Sheena Radford
Understanding how normal protein folding goes awry, U of Leeds
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Sheena Radford
Understanding how normal protein folding goes awry, U of Leeds
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Katherine Riley
Gearing up for exascale computing. That's a billion billion calculations per second, Argonne National Lab
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Katherine Riley
Gearing up for exascale computing. That's a billion billion calculations per second, Argonne National Lab
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Holger Sellner
Targeting the innate immune system to treat macular degeneration, Novartis
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Holger Sellner
Targeting the innate immune system to treat macular degeneration, Novartis
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Veerabahu Shanmugasundaram
Modeling the protein degradation system to hijack it as a drug target, Pfizer
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Veerabahu Shanmugasundaram
Modeling the protein degradation system to hijack it as a drug target, Pfizer
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Timothy White
Designing polymers that have “pixels” with programmed properties, Air Force Research Lab
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Timothy White
Designing polymers that have “pixels” with programmed properties, Air Force Research Lab
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Jizhong Zhou
Letting the world know that wastewater has a microbiome too, U of Oklahoma
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Jizhong Zhou
Letting the world know that wastewater has a microbiome too, U of Oklahoma
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Your Scheduling Assistant

There are so many symposia to choose from. Here are several to get you started.

Nanoparticle Biomolecule Corona: From Fundamentals to Applications

Sunday all day

Researchers are figuring out how to harness the biomolecules that can coat some nanoparticles.

Road Map & Policy of Energy & Fuels

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday all day

This symposium aims to chart paths through the energy landscape.

Emerging Therapeutics: Gasotransmitters

Monday AM

Researchers are finding new ways to deliver gases, especially sulfides, as medicines.

Science of Sexual Harassment

Monday all day

Harassment has infected society, and the chemistry community is not immune.

Analytical Chemistry in the Developing World

Monday and Tuesday all day

Come to learn about chemistry in the developing world; stay to support the undergraduates who organized the symposium.

Information Legacy of Eugene Garfield: From the Chicken Coop to the World Wide Web

Monday PM

Celebrate the life of the person who gave us citation indexes.

Homogeneous Catalysis for Applied Organic Synthesis

Monday PM and Tuesday all day

This symposium features industrial researchers and no fewer than three Nobel laureates.

Remarkable Women of Medicinal Chemistry

Tuesday AM

These superstars will share their tales of drug discovery and development.

Water Supply Safety

Tuesday AM

This symposium, about protecting one of our most important resources, is just one of many on the meeting theme of food, energy, and water.

Up in Smoke: Chemistry of Smoky Odors in Food & the Environment

Wednesday all day

Bet you didn’t know wildfires can affect the flavor profile of wines.

Separation Science & Technology in the Medical Cannabis & Hemp Industry

Thursday AM

There’s a lot of extraction and purification that goes into making medical cannabis products.

 
 
 

 

Out and About

New Orleans offers an array of fun things to do in your downtime.

 
 
 

1. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

2. Hilton New Orleans Riverside (hotel)

3. New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center (hotel)

4. New Orleans Marriott (hotel)

5. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas: The aquarium’s Gulf of Mexico exhibit features schools of fish, sharks, sting rays, and sea turtles in a 1.5-million L tank.

6. Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium: Don’t let the creepy crawlies scare you off. This bug museum is housed in the U.S. Custom House.

7. National WWII Museum: Learn about the American experience in the Second World War.

8. Contemporary Arts Center: CAC is celebrating New Orleans’s 300th birthday with an exhibit by Sarah Morris that explores the mythologies of contemporary urbanity.

9. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum: Learn about early medicines and voodoo potions in the apothecary shop of the first licensed pharmacist in the U.S.

10. Mardi Gras World: Carnival season may be over, but it’s always Mardi Gras here. Tour the warehouse where the floats for New Orleans’s famed Mardi Gras parades are built.

11. Jackson Square:While you’re here, pop into Café du Monde across the street for coffee and beignets.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: You can get into the oldest existing cemetery in New Orleans only with a licensed tour.

Preservation Hall: Enjoy the sounds of traditional New Orleans jazz.

 
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