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Technical Program

The core of the 2019 CERM, technical program themed MOLECULES TO MATERIALS features world class speakers, brilliant symposia, and provides a welcoming setting for collaborative interactions between academic and industrial researchers during special events.

Educational Initiatives

Outstanding education programs will include the tour of a new STEM-focused school, and workshops highlighting green chemistry, lab safety and other topics, with opportunities for long-distance participation. Chemical Education symposia, presentations on the NGSS-aligned Regional Water Quality Experiment, 2YC3 programming and interactive evening events will also be offered.

Community Outreach

Forging partnerships with community that celebrate chemistry in everyday life, we invite the general public to participate in exhibits and stage events that showcase the role of chemistry in art, cooking, transportation, and history, delivered by notable and inspirational invited speakers. We are enthused to nurture the interest in and to promote the value of chemistry through the exciting and multi-faceted outreach program

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The Midland Section of the American Chemical Society is delighted to host CERM 2019, the 50th Central Regional Meeting from June 4 – June 8, 2019 & concurrently celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Section. The conference, themed Molecules to Materials will take place at the H-Hotel in Midland MI. 

We cordially invite you to participate in CERM 2019. This conference will offer a strong, diverse, high profile technical program with the participation of international caliber speakers in materials and process chemistry. It will be complemented by stimulating, focused, effective and broad educational initiatives, including a first of its kind for regional ACS meetings – Citizen Experiment in the Great Lakes Region. Forging partnerships with a community that celebrate Chemistry in Everyday Life, we invite the general public to participate in exhibits and stage events that showcase the role of chemistry in art, cooking, chemical heritage & history delivered by notable and inspirational invited speakers. We are enthused to nurture the interest in and to promote the value of chemistry through the exciting and multi-faceted outreach program.

Our Plenary Speakers

Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern University

Tobin Marks is Vladimir Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Professor of Applied Physics at Northwestern University

A.N. Sreeram, The Dow Chemical Company

A.N. Sreeram is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for The Dow Chemical Company, where he focuses on accelerating new product commercialization through strategic collaboration with Dow’s businesses and customers.

Melanie S. Sanford, University of Michigan

Melanie S. Sanford is a Moses Gomberg Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. She is also a Fellow of the AAAS and the ACS, and was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Craig J. Hawker, UCSB

Craig J. Hawker is the director of the California Nanosystems Institute, Dow Materials Institute and Facility Director of the Materials Research Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara. He holds the Alan and Ruth Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science and is the Clarke Professor within CNSI.

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