Organic Topical Group Fall Symposium

NJACS-OTG Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis

Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Times: 8:00 AM – Check-in & breakfast
Times: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost:  Professionals: $140   /   Undergraduates, Graduates and Post-Docs: $15
Times: 12:30 PM – Lunch
Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park
       333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

Flyer: 2022-OTG-Fall-Symposium-flyer2.pdf

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8:00 – 9:20


9:20 – 9:30

Dr. Sue Zultanski (Merck)

Welcoming remarks

9:30 – 10:20

Professor Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow)

The Chemputer: A Universal Programmable Chemical Synthesis Engine

Introduced by Dr. Mike Smith (Bristol-Myers Squibb)

10:20 – 11:10

Dr. Subharekha Raghavan (Merck)

High-Throughput Experimentation (HTE) Capabilities at Merck Enabling New Paradigms in Drug Discovery

Introduced by Dr. Chunrui Sun (Merck)

11:10 – 11:40

AM Coffee Break


11:40 – 12:30

Professor Song Lin (Cornell University)

Catalyzing Synthetic Electrochemistry

Introduced by Professor Yalan Xing (William Paterson University)

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:20

Professor Amie Boal (Penn State University)

New Experimental Approaches to Understand Control of Reaction Outcome in Aliphatic Halogenases

Introduced by Professor Enver Izgu (Rutgers University)

2:20 – 3:10

Dr. Matthew Bio (Snapdragon Chemistry)

Mighty Machines: Integrated Design of Chemical Processes and Flow Reactor Systems

Introduced by Dr. Ken Fraunhoffer (Bristol-Myers Squibb)

3:10 – 3:40

PM Coffee Break

3:40 – 4:30

Professor Tom Rovis (Columbia University)

Controlling Catalysis with Visible Light

Introduced by Professor Joe Badillo (Seton Hall University)


Dr. Sue Zultanski (Merck)

Concluding remarks


Organizing Committee


  • Registration fee is $125.00 (which includes symposium and lunch). Students: $15 (limited number of seats)
  • Due to limited seating, the deadline for registration and payment is November 12
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