North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Baekeland Symposium

Biennial Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award and Symposium


Please attend: Baekeland Symposium on 12/4/2015 [ details ]

The Biennial NJ-ACS Baekeland Award & Symposium

Baekeland MedalEvery two years the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society presents the prestigious Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award to an exceptional younger chemist. The award consists of a gold medal and a $5,000 honorarium. It serves to commemorate the technical and industrial achievements of Leo Hendrik Baekeland and to encourage younger chemists to emulate his example.

The Award is given in recognition of accomplishments in pure or applied chemistry to a US-based chemist as characterized by the initiative, creativeness, leadership, and perseverance of the individual (indicated by published or unpublished evidence) and who will be under the age of 40 as of January 1 of the award year. [ upcoming symposium ]

Baekeland Symposium

The Baekeland Medal is presented to the honoree at a Section-wide banquet and research symposium usually held in December of the award year.

Nominations

Nominations for the Award should include a letter describing the nominee’s achievements, a brief biography, and a list of the nominee’s more important publications. Successful nomination packets include two to three recommendation letters supporting the candidate.

Re-nominations are encouraged, provided the age requirement is still met.

Please submit materials by January 1 of the award year to:

Dr. Les McQuire
ACS North Jersey Section Awards Chair
17 Crown Drive,
Warren NJ 07059

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(Past BAEKELAND Event)

Dec 4, 2015 Baekeland Award Symposium

Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award for 2015

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Baekeland Medal

Congratulations to the 2015 Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award Winner!

Prof Sara Skrabalak

Professor Sara Skrabalak

James H. Rudy Associate Professor, Indiana University

2015 Baekeland Symposium

Featured Prof Skrabalak as Keynote Speaker

Date:  Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 12:00 Noon

Place: Rutgers University, Fiber Optics Auditorium

Rutgers Busch Campus

174 Frelingheuysen Rd

Piscataway NJ 08854

Directions: map to Fiber Optics Bldg , map of campus

Parking: Visitors may park In Lots 51, 59, 60A & 60B near the Student Center without permits. The map shows parking lot locations. There will be Event Parking signs posted at Lots.

Invited Speakers

Prof Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray

Prof Ken Suslick

Kenneth Suslik

Prof Amy Prieto

Amy Prieto

Prof Trevor Douglas

Trevor Douglas



Program Agenda:

12:00 - Registration / Snacks

12:30 - Welcome Address Dr. Luciano Mueller, Baekeland Symposium Chair

12:40 - Prof. Christopher B. Murray  Preparation and Properties of Strongly Coupled Nanocrystal Superlattices: From Artificial Atoms to Mesoscale Quantum Solids.

1:30 Prof. Ken Suslick  The Optoelectronic Nose:  An Adventure in Molecular Recognition

2:20 -  Prof. Amy Prieto Nanoparticles of earth abundant materials for applications in photovoltaics: linking surface chemistry to transport properties

3:10 -  Break / Refreshments

3:40 -  Prof. Trevor Douglas  Biological Approaches to Materials Synthesis

4:30 -  Baekeland Award Presentation Dr. Ron Kong, NJ-ACS Section Chair

4:40 -  Keynote: Prof. Sara Skrabalak Seeding a New Kind of Garden: Synthesis of Symmetrically Stellated Bimetallic Nanocrystals

5:30 -  Closing remarks Dr. Les McQuire, NJ-ACS Awards Chair

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2015-12-04

(Past BAEKELAND Event)

Dec 6, 2013 Baekeland Award Symposium

Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award for 2013

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Congratulations to the 2013 Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award Winner!

Prof Christopher Chang

Prof Christopher Chang

Professor Christopher Chang

University of California, Berkeley

2013 Baekeland Symposium

Featuring Prof Chang as Keynote Speaker

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013

Time: 12:00 Noon

Place: Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Room 120

Rutgers Busch Campus

174 Frelingheuysen Rd

Piscataway NJ 08854

Directions: map, etc

Parking: Visitors may park In Lots 58 & 58A without permits. The map shows parking lot locations. There will be Event Parking signs posted at Lots 58 & 58A.

Registration: $10 Professionals,

$5 Students, retirees, unemployed

Please register below.

Baekeland MedalPre-­Registration required by December 2, 2013 .

You may pay the registration fee online below, or make out a check to NJ-ACS and it mail to: Jacqueline Erickson, 33 Ronald Road, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034.

Please circulate this flyer to publicize the event.

Invited Speakers

Prof Ken Raymond

Prof Ken Raymond

Prof JoAnne Stubbe

Prof JoAnne Stubbe

Prof David MacMillan

Prof David MacMillan

Prof Michelle Chang

Prof Michelle Chang


Speakers' websites: [ Prof Raymond | Prof Stubbe | Prof C Chang | Prof MacMillan | Prof M Chang ]


Program Agenda:

12:00 - Registration / Snacks

12:30 - Welcome Address Dr. Monica Sekharan, Baekeland Symposium Chair

12:40 - Prof. Ken Raymond The Bacterial-Human Competition for Iron

1:30 - Prof. Joanne Stubbe Manganese Ribonucleotide Reductases: Role in Pathogenesis

2:20 - Prof. David MacMillan Photoredox Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

3:10 - Break / Refreshments

3:40 - Prof. Michelle Chang Synthetic Biology Approaches to New Chemistry

4:30 - Baekeland Award Presentation Dr. Jefferson Tilley, NJ-ACS Section Chair

4:40 - Keynote: Prof. Christopher Chang Molecular Imaging Approaches to Mapping and Studying Chemistry in the Brain

5:30 - Closing remarks Dr. Ron Kong, NJ-ACS Awards Chair

5:45 - Reception

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2013-12-06