Technical Program Chairs: Dr. Dongchan (Shaun) Ahn and Dr. John M. Roberts
The Dow Chemical Company
The technical program of the 2019 ACS CERM provides a world-class complement of technical symposia, poster sessions, invited speakers and participants that represent a premier scientific meeting that covers all major areas of the chemical sciences that fall under the theme of “Molecules to Materials”. Hosted in the renowned H Hotel in Midland, Michigan with a unique representation of participants from industry, academia and government, the technical program offers unusual opportunities for networking and collaboration with leaders in each sector. Coupled with special “whole brain” and outreach events that are part of the broader 2019 CERM meeting agenda, the technical program represents a premier celebration of the impact of Chemistry in everyday life.
Technical Program will offer a full slate of standard topical sessions in classical areas of chemistry including:
- Organic Chemistry
- Bio-organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Chemical Education
- Health & Environmental Safety / Regulatory Chemistry
Historical review of the chemical industry’s impact on the central region and society through the achievements of industry pioneers.
Gregg Zank, Marc-Andre Courtemanche
The Adhesion, Surfaces, & Interfaces symposium at CERM 2019 will cover a materials, methods and applications that will well align to the research interests of the Colloid and Surface Chemistry division.
The topics of the Adhesion, Surfaces, & Interfaces symposium include various aspects of chemistry, interfaces, analysis and applications. These include the following:
- Chemistry: synthesis & use of adhesives, coupling agents, compatibilizers, adhesion promoters; macroscopic and nanoscale interfacial self-assembly involving polymers, bio-inspired materials.
- Interfaces: wettability and solid/liquid interactions, polymer/metal interfaces, polymer/inorganic composites, surface modification.
- Analysis: novel surface analytical techniques, novel experimental methods for adhesion, accelerated aging
- Applications: adhesive bonding in automotive industry, role of adhesion in composite materials, biomedical applications, pressure sensitive adhesives and release paper.
Ali Dhinojwala (Akron), Edoardo Nicoli (Dow Chemical)
Session will cover novel chemistry-based approaches to enable and enhance high performance buildings. Topics will include items such as but not limited to silicone-based materials used to dehumidify interior air, paint components that remove formaldehyde from living spaces (FormaShield™) or make paints more sustainable (Evoque™), liquid-applied coatings to reduce building envelope leaks (LiquidArmor™), breathable silicone based coatings, and more sustainable fire retardants for building insulation (BluEdge™).
Larry Carbary (The Dow Chemical Company), Valentina Woodcraft (DuPont)
As the world’s population continues to increase, the push toward sustainable and environmentally benign sources of energy and the raw materials used in consumer products is of critical importance. Catalysis, whether in the context of transforming basic chemical building blocks with lower energy intensity and higher yield or enabling the use of renewable energy sources will be a cornerstone for future progress. This symposium presents recent advances in catalysis related to the efficient utilization of feedstocks and renewable energy sources.
David Laitar and Emily Tsui (The Dow Chemical Company)
The symposium on Polymer and Colloid Science at CERM 2019 will cover a range of topics, including:
- Self-Assembly in Polymers and Colloids: experimental characterization of self-assembled structures in bulk and solution, theory and modeling, rheology, and applications (in Personal Care, Food and Pharma, and other industries)
- Modeling and Theory: novel theoretical and computational approaches to describe polymer phase behavior, solubility and miscibility, physical properties, and performance.
- Nanocomposites: characterization, morphology, rheology, surface functionalization of nanoparticles, nanoparticle dispersion in polymer matrices, properties, and applications.
- Polymers that surround us: chemistry, processing, and performance of widely used polymers like polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, and cellulose.
- Aqueous Colloidal Dispersions and their applications: colloidal dispersion stability, structure, and rheology, application of colloidal dispersions in industry (Paints and Coatings, Food and Pharma, etc.)
Symposium Co-chair(s): Valeriy Ginzburg (Dow), Leela Rakesh (Central Michigan University)
- Latest Trends in Transportation:
- Thermoplastics in Automotive
- Trends in Marine Transportation
- Advances in Processing.
The symposium will cover a broad scope of separation applications with emphasis on novel material development and/or fundamental understanding of materials. The topics of the symposium include but are not limited to:
- Novel material development for processes involving adsorption, absorption, membrane separations, chromatography, biological separations, extraction, crystallization, and filtration.
- Experimental and/or computational work that provides insight into the fundamental understanding of how existing or novel materials function.
- Scaled processes that utilize novel materials in industrial applications.
- Computational methods / predictive models to design materials with unique properties.
- Structure/property relationships of materials for separations.
Symposium Co-chairs: Aaron J. Greiner (Dow), David S. Sholl (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Committed Technical Program Speakers(as of December, 2018)
- Dr. David Bank, The Dow Chemical Company
- Dr. Anne-Catherine Bedard, The Dow Chemical Company
- Prof. Paul Chirik, Princeton University
- Prof. Ali Dhinojwala, University of Akron
- Prof. Guangbin Dong, University of Chicago
- Dr. Michael Ferritto, The Dow Chemical Company
- Dr. Valeriy Ginzburg, The Dow Chemical Company
- Prof. Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan
- Dr. John Gohndrone, Dow Performance Silicones
- Dr. Martin Johnson, Eli Lilly
- Dr. Peter Johnson, Corteva Agroscience
- Prof. Sinan Keten, Northwestern University
- Dr. Kent Knaebel, Adsorption Research
- Dr. Pat Knerr, Novo Nordisk
- Prof. Ron G. Larson, University of Michigan
- Prof. Edward Maginn, University of Notre Dame
- Prof. Robert Maleczka, Jr., Michigan State University
- Prof. Thomas Meade, Northwestern University
- Prof. Forrest Meggers, Princeton University
- Prof. Eranda Nikkola, Wayne State University
- Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan
- Prof. Emily Pentzer, Case Western Reserve University
- Dr. Michelle Riener, DuPont
- Dr. Neeraj Sane, Corteva Agroscience
- Prof. Corrina Schindler, University of Michigan
- Prof. David S. Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Prof. Kenneth R. Shull, Northwestern University
- Dr. Mark F. Sonnenschein, The Dow Chemical Company
- Prof. Corey Stephenson, University of Michigan
- Dr. Steven Swier, Dow Performance Silicones
- Prof. David Tierney, Miami University (Ohio)
- Prof. Christine Thomas, The Ohio State University
- Dr. Richard A. Vaia, Wright Patterson Airforce Base
- Prof. Mary Wirth, Purdue Universtiy
- Prof. Nicole Zacharia, University of Akron
- Prof. Shiyu Zhang, Ohio State University