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Meet our advisory board

C&EN's advisory board is a diverse group with members from industry, academia, government, and other scientific organizations around the world. Advisory board members serve three-year terms and interact with C&EN staff to provide insight, advice, and suggestions on how to best serve readers and the world of chemistry.

Current members

Deborah Blum (Knight Science Journalism Program, MIT), Raychelle Burks (Department of Chemistry, St. Edward's University), Jinwoo Cheon (Center for Nanomedicine, Institute for Basic Science, and Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University), Kendrew H. Colton (Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery), François-Xavier Coudert (National Center for Scientific Research and Chimie ParisTech), Cathleen Crudden (Department of Chemistry, Queen's University), Gautam R. Desiraju (Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), Luis Carlos Diaz (Institute of Chemistry and Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Campinas), Paula T. Hammond (Department of Chemical Engineering and Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT), Matthew Hartings (Department of Chemistry, American University), Christopher Hill (Schar School of Policy & Government, George Mason University), Yan Liang (Beauty of Science), Javier García Martínez (Molecular Nanotechnology Lab and Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Alicante), Peter Nagler (Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences, A-STAR), Daniel García Rivera (Center for Natural Products Research, University of Havana), Anubhav Saxena (India Technology Center, Momentive Performance Materials), Dan Shine (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Michael Sofia (Arbutus Biopharma), William Tolman (Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota), James C. Tung (Lacamas Laboratories), Jill Venton (Department of Chemistry and Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Virginia), Helma Wennemers (Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich), Geofrey K. Wyatt (Wyatt Technology), Deqing Zhang (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Meet our editorial board

C&EN's editorial board, as mandated by ACS's constitution and bylaws, regularly reviews the editorial performance of C&EN. It serves as a communications link between the ACS Board of Directors and C&EN's editor and staff, as well as a bridge between ACS membership and C&EN. Its seven members include the the chair of the ACS Committee on Publications (the board's chair), the chair of the ACS Board of Directors, the president of the society, and four others appointed by the Chair of the Board and Chair of the Committee on Publications.

Committee on Publications Chair Julia Laskin (Department of Chemistry, Purdue University), ACS Board of Directors Chair John Adams (Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia), ACS President Luis Echegoyen (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas-El Paso), Cynthia J. Burrows (Department of Chemistry, University of Utah), Manuel Guzman (Chemical Abstract Services, ACS), Jerzy Klosin (Dow Chemical), John Russell (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

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