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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

February 26, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 9

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

Must-see presenters

* = Kavli speaker; ** = Plenary speaker.

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

Credit: Courtesy of Emily Cranston
Emily Cranston*
Harnessing nanocellulose for new materials, McMaster U

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

 

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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