News & Updates

DIC wins Chemluminary Award in Boston!

August 20, 2015
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The Division of Inorganic Chemistry wins a Chemluminary Award in Boston!

from the Committee on Divisional Activities

Recognition of Innovation and Outstanding Service to Members of a Division

The Division of Inorganic Chemistry established a symposium to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding students at the culmination of their graduate or postdoctoral studies. Marking the event’s ten-year anniversary at the ACS National Meeting, Inorganic was the first to initiate Young Investigator Awards with others seeing the benefit to young students.…/w…/2015-chemluminary-award-winners.html

International Collaboration Opportunity

August 2, 2015
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RSC Dalton Division invites calls for 5+5+5 meeting at Dalton 2016

29 – 31 March 2016
Warwick, UK

We are looking for 5 sets of people, each containing 1 Canadian, 1 US and 1 UK based researcher in any area of inorganic chemistry to take part in a 5+5+5 meeting at the Dalton 2016 meeting to be held in Warwick, UK 29-31 March 2016.

The scheme is designed to initiate new collaborations and preference will be given to groups of people where diversity (age, gender, ethnicity, etc) has been taken into account. An attempt will also be made to cover a wide range of inorganic chemistry in the selected collaborations.

For full details and form please visit:


Fall 2015 Travel Awardees Announced

July 24, 2015
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Last Name First Name Affiliation Supervisor
Kender William The Ohio State University Malcolm Chisholm
Bailey Wilson University of Washington Karen Goldberg
Chanawanno Kullapa The University of Akron Christopher J. Ziegler
Chen Chi University of Rochester, Yale University Patrick Holland
Clark Melissa University of California, San Diego Clifford P. Kubiak
Denny Michael University of California, San Diego Seth M. Cohen
DiMeglio John University of Delaware Joel Rosenthal
Eisenhart Thomas University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jillian L. Dempsey
Graham Michael Northwestern University Danna Freedman
Hammann Blake Washington University in St. Louis Sophia E. Hayes
Johns Robert Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Delia Milliron
Przyojski Jacob University of Texas at San Antonio Zachary Tonzetich
Razgoniaeva Natalia Bowling Green state University Mikhail Zamkov
Siedschlag Randy University of Minnesota Connie Lu
Tafazolian Hosein University of Toledo Joseph Schmidt
Xiao Dianne University of California, Berkeley Jeffrey R. Long
Yousif Maryam Wayne State University Stanislav Groysman
Braegelman Adam Nebraska Wesleyan University Nathanael Fackler
Dalchand Naomi Barnard College John S. Magyar and Marisa C. Buzzeo
Miller Dorothy Siena College Jodi O’Donnell

Postdoc Position at PNNL

June 22, 2015
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Dear Colleague:

We are looking for a postdoc to join our molecular catalysis group at Pacific Northwest National Lab, and we request your help through encouraging potential candidates to apply.  The research position will focus on catalysis for H2 production and oxidation.  The position will include synthesis, characterization, catalyst testing, and mechanistic studies.  Expertise in the synthesis, manipulation, and characterization of air-sensitive compounds is essential, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful, but is not required.

To apply, applicants can go to and locate job ID 304392.

If you know of any potential applicants, I would greatly appreciate your help in sending this information to them.



Monte L. Helm
Senior Scientist
Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis   
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Boulevard
P.O. Box 999, MSIN K2-57
Richland, WA 99352  USA
Tel: 509-375-2331
Fax: 509-375-6660

New Postdoc Ad Section

June 11, 2015
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Updated Nov. 2019: DIC is not currently supporting postdoc ads on our website.

In order to better serve DIC membership, the DIC Secretary will now accept requests to advertise postdoctoral positions on our Facebook page and on our Postdoc Ads section of our website.  Submissions must be from current DIC members, and are subject to review.  Please send your ads to the current DIC secretary, John Protasiewicz, at

Postdoctoral Position @University of Alabama

June 11, 2015
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There is an open postdoctoral position the Papish group at the University of Alabama, at the flagship campus in Tuscaloosa. A chemistry PhD is required. Desirable skills/interests include organometallic, inorganic synthesis and expertise in catalysis and kinetic studies. Experience with DFT is a plus though its not required. Applicants should send a CV to with subject line “postdoc”. Ability to write well and mentor younger students are among the criteria in my hiring decision. The postdoc may work on various catalysis projects or they may work on the ruthenium anticancer project in the group.  Position is open until filled and ideally the candidate will start in August to October.

Dr. Elizabeth T. Papish
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
The University of Alabama
Shelby Hall
250 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 348-5822

Gamelin Wins 2015 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award

March 20, 2015
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The ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry are proud to announce Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington, as the winner of the third Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award. Dr. Gamelin was nominated by his peers for his broad, unique, and outstanding sustained contribution to the development of inorganic nanoscience. He will be presented with an award at a symposium in his honor at the fall ACS National Meeting, August 16-20, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Dr. Gamelin’s research interests focus on combining synthesis, spectroscopy, and ligand field theory or ab initio electronic-structure methods to elucidate key functional properties of inorganic materials. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Senior Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg, and a Scialog Fellow of the Research Corporation.


Request for Nominations for the Boston Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecturer

January 28, 2015
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If you wish to nominate someone through the Division of Inorganic Chemistry:

1. Please read and carefully follow the instructions below
2. *Please send the completed form (attached) to either of the DIC award co-chairs Stephanie Brock ( or Tim Warren ( by 5PM on Feb. 16 [note-this is earlier than the Feb 22 date mentioned below so that DIC has time to conduct reviews]*
3. Please note that the DIC can only forward two nominations, and thus nominations will be reviewed to select finalists


To: ACS Division Secretaries

cc: ACS Division Officers, MPPG Executive Committee

The Kavli Foundation has agreed to sponsor The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture through 2025 featuring two lectures at each ACS national meeting. The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture is awarded to an outstanding chemical scientist who is less than 10 years past receipt of his/her PhD and is under 40 years of age.  The candidate is a distinguished younger scientist who is highly regarded by his or her peers for significant contributions to an area of chemistry or related multidisciplinary area of chemistry.

MPPG is very pleased to sponsor the sixth lecture in this series at the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston with the involvement of the ACS Divisions in nominating the candidates for this award.

Please take this opportunity to reach out to your division members to send recommendations to the Division for consideration.  All nominations must be submitted by the Division Secretary or acting Division Secretary to the email box using the attached Emerging Leader Nomination Form. *[please note instructions above!]*

Nominations must be received by February 22, 2015. *[Feb 16 5PM to DIC awards co-chairs]*

Please note that Divisions who submitted nominations for previous meetings, may resubmit them at the Division’s discretion as long as the candidate meets the nominating criteria for the Denver meeting.


Luke Achenie, 2015 MPPG Chair


Travel Fellowship Announcement

January 25, 2015
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U.S. National Committee’s Young Observer Program
48th IUPAC General Assembly and 45th IUPAC Congress
Busan, South Korea
August 6-14, 2015
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a worldwide leader in advancing the chemical sciences, is holding its 48th General Assembly (August 6-13, 2015) and its 45th Congress (August 9-14, 2015) in Busan, South Korea.
The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC, to travel as Young Observers to South Korea. The USNC/IUPAC will provide travel fellowships of $2500 to successful candidates.
This Young Observer Program provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in the work of IUPAC, develop an international network of scientists and engineers, and represent your U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences.
Successful candidates must:
  • Be a U.S. scientist or engineer under the age of 45, be active in chemical or chemical engineering research in academia, government, or industry. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder).
  • Have a specific interest in one or more of the business meetings and technical sessions that will be held in Korea.
  • Have a strong interest in collaborative work with scientists in laboratories outside of the United States.
  • Have an interest in continuing activities through the IUPAC organization.

Career scientist applicants should ideally have, but are not required to have, five years of independent research/work experience after the completion of their educational experience. In exceptional cases applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers will be considered.

Former YOs may apply for a maximum second YO experience. They must demonstrate how they have remained involved with IUPAC since their first experience.

2015 Young Observer Program Application Deadline is February 23, 2015.

For more information about the program and to apply, visit Questions about the program can be directed to




Election Results are in!

December 18, 2014
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The newly elected 2015 DIC officers and their positions are:

Claudia Turro (The Ohio State University)

Executive Committee Member at Large:
Joshua S. Figueroa (University of California, San Diego)

Thomas R. Cundari (University of North Texas)

Alternate Councilor:
Paula L. Diaconescu (University of California, Los Angeles)

Bioinorganic Chemistry Subdivision Chair-Elect:
Serena DeBeer (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and Cornell University)

Coordination Chemistry Subdivision Chair-Elect:
Daniel Rabinovich (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Nanoscience Subdivision Chair-Elect:
Sara E. Skrabalak (Indiana University – Bloomington)

Organometallics Subdivision Chair-Elect:
Christopher C. Cummins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Solid State and Materials Subdivision Chemistry Chair-Elect:
Amy Lucía Prieto (Colorado State University)