47th IUPAC General Assembly and 44th World Chemistry Congress - August 8-16, 2013 | Istanbul, Turkey
IUPAC's 47th General Assembly and 44th World Chemistry Congress will be held August 8-16, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Come join us for this event! The theme of the meeting is “Clean Energy Through Chemistry", and the program will include symposia on Preserving Water Resources, Converting Biomass to Energy, Marine Pollution and Sustainable Management of the Coastal Environment, and more. Featuring plenary and keynote speakers that reflect the strength of chemistry globally, this conference will provide an excellent opportunity for outreach, networking, and professional interactions with researchers from around the world. More information about the program and about travel support for Young Chemists can be found on the website.
2013 USNC/IUPAC Young Observers
Deborah Aruguette, National Science Foundation
Ronald Castellano, University of Florida
Markus Etzkorn, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bradley Fahlman, Central Michigan University
Ilia Guzei, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University
Wibe Albe de Jong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Brian Korgel, University of Texas at Austin
Robin Macaluso, University of Northern Colorado
Christine Straut, Sandia National Laboratories
Izabela Tworowski, RadioMedix Inc.
Lewis Whitehead, Novartis Institutes for Medical Research
Joseph Francisco elected to the National Academy of Sciences!
Dr. Francisco is the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of physical chemistry at Purdue University. He is the current chair of the United States National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (USNC/IUPAC), and he has served on the committee in various capacities since 2004. His USNC/IUPAC service reflects a long commitment to fostering and participating in international science that began as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cambridge University. In 2001, Dr. Francisco was selected for an Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award, and the University of Bologna, Italy, appointed him a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in 2004. He is professeur invité at the Université Paris-Est, France; a visiting professor at Uppsala Universitet, Sweden; and an honorary life member of the Israel Chemical Society.
Dr. Francisco’s laboratory research focuses on basic studies in spectroscopy, kinetics and photochemistry of novel transient species in the gas phase. Using a variety of high resolution laser techniques, including laser-induced fluorescence, vibrational and electronic emission, and multiphoton and UV absorption spectroscopy, his research aims to characterize the photochemical processes that free radicals undergo. He has served on a number of NRC boards and committees, including the Board on Science Education (2010-present), the Laboratory Assessments Board (2009-2012), the Committee on Communicating Chemistry in Informal Settings (2013-present), the Panel on Benchmarking the Research Competitiveness of the U.S. in Chemistry (2006-2007), and the Ford Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Review Panel on Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (1992-1995). He is a past president of the American Chemical Society (2010), past president of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (2005-2007), and a recipient of the Herbert Newby McCoy Award (2007), as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the American Physical Society. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983).
IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards. The purpose of the awards program, initiated as part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry celebrations, is to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists/chemical engineers worldwide. In 2011, 23 women were honored during a ceremony held at the 2011 IUPAC Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was sponsored by a challenge grant from the American Chemical Society and also support from Dow Chemical.* A similar award ceremony will take place during the 2013 IUPAC Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. For additional information on the IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women In Chemistry Awards, contact Fabienne Meyers at email@example.com.
*Chem Int. Nov-Dec 2011, pp. 19-21
U.S. National Committee's Young Observer Program
The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC will send Young Observers to the 44th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and 47th IUPAC Generaly Assembly, on August 8-16, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Young Observer Program provides an excellent opportunity for U.S. chemists under the age of 45 with interests and expertise related to the work of IUPAC to become involved in the work of the union, develop an international network of scientists and engineers, and represent U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences. For more information about the program, please visit here.