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
Congratulations to Richard Brutchey, the 2020 recipient of the Inorganic Nanoscience Award!
Congratulations to 2020 recipient of the Inorganic Lectureship, Eric Shelter! Way to go Eric!!
Imagine all of this year’s ACS inorganic awardees in one place! Don’t miss it!ACS Awards in Inorganic Chemistry Plenary Session
Julie Kovacs, Presider and Organizer; S. A. Koch, N. S. Radu, Organizers
Monday Morning March 23, 2020 Section A Pennsylvania Convention Center Michael A Nutter Theatre
8:30 AM F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by the F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund. Synthetic Strategies to Produce Transition Metal Complexes Containing Reactive Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds. Daniel J. Mindiola
9:00 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by MilliporeSigma. Colors and Shapes: Golden Inorganic Nanocrystals. Cathy J. Murphy
9:30 ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by Strem Chemicals, Inc. On Being A Quantum Inorganic Chemist: The Importance of Bonding In and Within Inorganic Chemistry. Bruce E. Bursten
10:00 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in Chemical Sciences. Infectiously Inorganic: Metallocentric And Mentoring-Centric View of Advancing Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Host-Pathogen Interface. Kathy J. Franz
10:45 Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator sponsored by the Gray Award Endowment. Molecular Chemistry of Halide Perovskites. Hemamala Karunadasa
11:15 ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials sponsored by DuPont. Halide Perovskites: Unprecedented Opportunities (and Some Challenges) for semiconductor Design and Application. David B. Mitzi
11:45 ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry sponsored by Dow. C-H Functionalizations Enabled by Boron Reagents and Transition Metal Complexes. Mitch R. Smith
Congratulations to Justin Wilson for being selected as the 2019 Emerging Investigator in Bioinorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Lecturer, sponsored by Jonathan L. Sessler
Congratulations to Kathy Franz for receiving the 2020 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences