North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Materials Topical Group



Mission statement

The mission of the North Jersey American Chemical Society Materials Topical Group (NJACS MTG) is to connect scientists from academia, chemical and pharmaceutical companies in materials science and encourage collaboration, networking, career development, and learning. [ upcoming events ]

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(Past Events)

Apr 27, 2017 – MTG Spring Symposium

Materials Topical Group Spring Symposium

The NJ ACS Materials Topical Group is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 Symposium.   [ flyer | register ]

When and Where

Date:.. Thursday, April 27, 2017
Times:. 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Venue:. Bridgewater Marriott (700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807)


Attendance is free but attendees are requested to register here.
Contact: Amanda K. Peterson Mann,


1:00 - 1:10 pm – Introduction and Welcome

1:10 - 1:50 pm – Prof. Jing Li

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Rutgers University

“Hybrid Copper Iodides: Designer Materials for Low-Cost and High-Performance LED Phosphors”

1:50 - 2:30 pm – Dr. Narayan Variankaval

Director of Molecular and Materials Characterization at Merck Research Laboratories

“Drugs as Materials”

2:30 - 3:00 pm – Networking Break with Refreshments

3:00 - 3:40 pm – Prof. Bryan Berger

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University

“Direct Biomineralization of Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical and Energy Applications”

4:40 - 4:20 pm – Dr. Chris Rasmussen

Research Investigator, DuPont Science & Innovation

“Characterization of Complex Polymers Using Interaction Polymer Chromatography”

4:20 - 4:30 pm – Closing Remarks


Prof. Jing Li


Jing Li

Dr. Narayan VariankavalDr. Narayan


Prof. Bryan Berger

Prof. Bryan


Dr. Chris Rasmussen

Dr. Chris



(Past Events)

Nov 14 2016 – MTG at EAS: Polymer Analysis and Characterization

NJACS Materials Topical GroupMTG Session at EAS 2016

The NJ ACS Materials Topical Group is happy to announce that we are sponsoring the “Industrial Applications of Polymer Analysis and Characterization” technical session at the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition. 

Check out the full EAS Technical Program.

EAS takes place this year on November 14-16 in Somerset, NJ – Register before Oct. 15th for discounted rates. 

It’s not too late to Submit a poster abstract – the deadline is Sept. 12th.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Industrial Applications of Polymer Analysis and Characterization

Sponsored by NJ-ACS Materials Topical Group

Chair: Sandra Ferris, Dow Chemical Company

Time Title Authors
9:00 An Integrated Analytical Approach to Solving Complex Polymer Problems Scott Hanton, Menas Vratsanos, Dale Willcox, Intertek
9:30 Characterization of Surfactants Used for Emulsion Polymerization Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) Christie Bowden, Arkema
10:00 Break  
10:20 Analysis for Low Level Polymeric Components Utilizing Pyrolysis-GC-MS Jocelyn White, Dow Chemical Company
10:50 Applications of Coupled Rheology-FTIR to Polymer Analysis Dana Garcia, Sara Reynaud, Zeena Cherian, Mark Lavach, Chuck Crabb, Robert Barsotti, Florence Mehlmann, Francesca Devito, Fabian Meyer, Arkema
11:20 Chemical Analysis in Packaging Development and Redesign Alan Sentman, Polymer Solutions


(Past Events)

Jun 20 2016 – Formation of NJACS-MTG

NJ-ACS Launches its Material Sciences Topical Group

Welcome to the newly formed NJ-ACS Materials Topical Group webpage!  We are excited to have the opportunity to start this group as a place for material scientists to learn and network. Check back soon for upcoming events!