ACS is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Jonathan Sessler Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Bioinorganic and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry. The Sessler Fellowship is open to an investigator in his/her first five years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent research appointment, with accommodation made for family, health, or provider leaves, at a U.S. academic, national lab, or non-profit institution. Fellows will be selected via a nomination and selection process; self-nominations will not be accepted. Applications are due by 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 15, 2021. Additional details on the Sessler Fellowship are available at www.acs.org/sessler
Congratulations to graduate student Shruti Hariyani and her advisor Jakoah Brgoch (both at the University of Houston) for being this year’s recipients of the Chemistry of Materials Lectureship for their paper ‘Local Structure Distortion Induced Broad Band Emission in the All-Inorganic BaScO2F:Eu2+’. This award is sponsored by our Division of Inorganic Chemistry and the journal Chemistry of Materials.
The schedule for the Periodic TableTalks for the fall 2021, spring 2022 is:
9/15/2021 Sustainable Energy and the Environment
‘Harnessing the Power of Molecular Chemistry for Sustainable Electrochemical Storage’
10/20/2021 Organometallic Chemistry
11/17/2021 Solid State Chemistry
‘How to discover new solids containing alkali metals: predictive screening, facile synthesis and in situ studies’
1/19/2022 Coordination Chemistry
‘Ligand Flexibility in Surface-Inspired Cluster Chemistry’
‘Teaching f-Elements New Tricks: Synthetic Chemistry at the Bottom of the Periodic Table’
2/16/2022 Bioinorganic Chemistry
‘In Crystallo O2 Activation at Molecular Iron Sites’
‘Exploring the structure and function of alkane monooxygenase (AlkB): A key metalloenzyme in the carbon cycle’
‘Atomically precise nanoclusters with an edge: Molecular insights into single atom catalysts’
‘Plasmonic metal oxide nanocrystals’
To honor the 2021 ACS National Award recipients in the field of inorganic chemistry, the IONiC VIPEr community has prepared a collection of teaching materials to help you feature the works of these outstanding scientists in your classroom. The collection includes problem sets, web resources, literature discussions, a slide tutorial, and an in-class activity. The title of each learning object includes the name of the awardee. Members of the DIC community are welcome and encouraged to add to the collection. Contact Hilary Eppley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shirley Lin (email@example.com) for more information on how to submit to VIPEr and add to the collection.
Congratulations to the DIC members who received ACS national awards in 2021!
ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry
Kenneth D. Karlin, Johns Hopkins University
ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution
sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Daniel Rabinovich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry
sponsored by Millipore Sigma
Kristin Bowman-James, University of Kansas
ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry
sponsored by Dow
Melanie S. Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry
sponsored by the Alfred R. Bader Fund and the George and Christine Sosnovsky Endowment Fund
Amy C. Rosenzweig, Northwestern University
F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
sponsored by the F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund
Marinella Mazzanti, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal
sponsored by the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal Endowment
Carol J. Burns, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator
sponsored by the Gray Award Endowment
Smaranda C. Marinescu, University of Southern California
Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry
sponsored by the M. Frederick Hawthorne Award Endowment
Karl O. Christe, University of Southern California
Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis
sponsored by the Gabor A. & Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund
Paul J. Chirik, Princeton University
ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry
sponsored by the Colgate-Palmolive Company
Emily Weiss, Northwestern University
The nomination deadline for the 2020 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry has been extended to July 31.
This award is intended to recognize achievement by undergraduate students in inorganic chemistry and to encourage further study in the field. Every ACS Certified Department is eligible to nominate one student to receive this award. The American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry established this award in 2009.
Please direct your inquiries regarding this award directly to Professor Sheila Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dear Members of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry,
The ACS has decided to transition the Fall 2020 National Meeting to a completely virtual meeting. There will be no physical events associated with the meeting held in San Francisco. The virtual meeting will take place from August 17–20, 2020.
While additional details will be forthcoming, ACS has selected virtual tools so that all accepted oral and poster abstracts will be presented, either live or on-demand.
As soon as we learn more details about the virtual format and other scheduling details, we will forward those to you.
Stay Healthy and Safe!
Julie Kovacs, Professor and Chair, DIC
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
Jeffrey J. Rack
Secretary for Division of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University of New Mexico
This is a reminder of all of the great inorganic chemistry teaching resources on the VIPEr website.
Or for answers to real-time questions (“Does anyone have data for the Job’s method lab?”), consider joining the VIPErPit on Discord, where a hearty group of inorganic chemists are solving one another’s remote teaching challenges in real time.
Because in the midst of it all, as was pointed out in a recent VIPEr BITES blog by Betsy Jamieson:
I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends. . . .
I wanted to both check in with everyone, and provide an update re: the San Francisco ACS meeting. At this point, we are proceeding as if the San Francisco meeting will occur, until we hear otherwise. The Plenary Awards session originally scheduled for Philly will occur on Monday morning in San Francisco. The Awards banquet will occur on Monday evening. If those of you who were originally scheduled to run a symposium in Philly, would like to re-schedule for a future meeting, we suggest that you re-apply using the appropriate form on the DIC Symposia Requests page.
I’m guessing that those who have never dealt with a crisis of this magnitude, are having a hard time dealing with the anxiety, fear, and stress associated with the chaos that has become our new normal . Having dealt with a health crisis of my own a number of years ago, I want to remind you of the fact that we will get through this, we are all in this together, and we will come out of this with a bigger appreciation for all of the wonderful things that life has to offer!
Take care everyone. Stay healthy!
Julie Kovacs, Chair, ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry