North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Message From 2007 Chair Diane Krone

My Fellow Members of the ACS,

Greetings! I am excited to begin my term as chair of the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society and I thank you for your support. During the last several years I have discovered the seven wonders of the North Jersey Section and I would like to share them with you.

Our first wonder is our volunteers who generously donate their time and talent. They mentor our Project SEED students and judge the poster contest. This year’s SEED meeting will be held at Seton Hall University on September 24th. Our members volunteer to judge at the New Jersey Science Fair. They have helped prepare students to compete in the International Chemistry Olympiad. During National Chemistry Week our volunteers share the excitement of chemistry with the general public by presenting hands-on activities. This year we have two big events scheduled to celebrate “The Many Faces of Chemistry.” The first event is scheduled at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison on October 21st. The second celebration will take place at Liberty Science Center on October 27th.

The theme for NCW brings me to the next two wonders of our section — multidisciplinarity and collaboration. The North Jersey Section has many active Topical Groups who have planned innovative programs. The Small Chemical Business Group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Along with their regular monthly meetings, the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Groups are planning a joint meeting for November. The Organic Topical Group provides excellent symposia for its members. Drug Metabolism is planning meetings for April, June, and October. The NMR Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Woodbridge Hilton. The Minority Affairs Group and the Metro Women Chemists are planning joint meetings with our Student Affiliates. We are planning a Career Day for High School Students with the Teacher Affiliates Group and we hope to reactivate the Younger Chemists Committee. The Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award Symposium and Presentation is also scheduled for this year.

The fourth and fifth wonders of our section are communication and networking. Read about all of the exciting events going on in our section in the Indicator and at our web site ( Publicize all the great things that are happening in your group. Participate in the NJACS Blog. Attend our meetings. Send me your innovative ideas and suggestions for improving the way we do things.

Service is our sixth wonder. Our Careers in Transition Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at FDU in Madison. Our Legislative Action Network is alive and well. If you are not already a member, why not join? Help us keep our legislators informed about the importance of chemistry to our state and nation. We are planning a Legislative Activity Day when we will visit with our local and national legislators. Join us.

The section’s seventh wonder is synergy. Because of the enthusiasm, energy, and professionalism of our members our section has been a leader in the American Chemical Society. I look forward to meeting you this year at the wonderful events sponsored by the North Jersey Section.

Diane Krone
2007 Chair
ACS-North Jersey Section

Current & Past Chairs North Jersey Section, ACS

2023 Justyna Sikorska

2022 Qi Gao

2021 Mirlinda Biba

2020 Cecilia Marzabadi

2019 Amjad Ali

2018 Miriam Gulotta

2017 Landon Greene

2016 Luciano Mueller

2015 Ron Kong

2014 Monica Sekharan

2013 Jefferson Tilley

2012 Amber Flynn Charlebois

2011 Jiwen Chen

2010 Ambarish Singh

2009 Joseph Potenza

2008 Michael Miller

2007 Diane Krone

2006 Stephen Waller

2005 Jacqueline Erickson

2004 Anne Kelly

2003 Ratna Shekhar

2002 John Penna

2001 Bill Suits

2000 Les McQuire

1999 Susan Fahrenholtz

1998 Alan Cooper

1997 Anita J. Brandolini

1996 Michael P. Ferro

1995 Joe Stoner

1994 Malcolm Sturchio

1993 Ann Grant Geoetz

1992 Valerie J. Kuck

1991 George E. Heinze

1990 Jeannette E. Brown

1989 Dorothy S. Lehmkuhl

1988 Richard W.J. Carney

1987 Raymond Baylouny

1986 Maureen G. Chan

1985 Dorit L. Noether

1984 Stan S. Hall

1983 George Luther III

1982 Sister Marian José Smith

1981 Arthur D. Dawson

1980 Shalaby W. Shalaby

1979 Roland F. Hirsch

1978 Frederick W. Bollinger

1977 Heinz D. Roth

1976 Benjamin J. Luberoff

1975 Galen W. Ewing

1974 Arnold D. Lewis

1973 Richard W.J. Carney

1972 Gerald Smolinsky

1971 George E. Heinze

1970 Howard H. Heller

1969 Neil M. Mackenzie

1968 Julian J. Leavitt

1967 Samuel M. Gerber

1966 W. Lincoln Hawkins

1965 Paul V. Smith

1964 John L. Lundberg

1963 Albert W. Meyer

1962 Lawrence T. Eby

1961 E.T. Theimer

1960 William Rieman, III

1959 H.Herbert Fox

1958 Ellis V. Brown

1957 Oskar P. Wintersteiner

1956 V.N. Morris

1955 Karl A. Folkers

1954 Cecil L. Brown

1953 John Lee

1951-52 Burnard S. Biggs & John Lee

1950-51 George L. Royer

1949-50 F.R. Mayo

1948-49 H.F. Wakefield

1947-48 I.D. Gerard

1946-47 W.J. Sparks

1945-46 R.E. Waterman

1944-45 H.E. Riley

1943-44 E.R. Allen

1942-43 C.S. Fuller

1941-42 D.L. Cottle

1940-41 R.T. Major

1939-40 R.J. Moore

1939 R.H. Gerke

1938 M.L. Crossley & R.H. Gerke

1937 M.L. Crossley

1936-37 R.B. Sosman

1936 W.T. Read

1934-35 P.K. Frolich & W.T. Read

1933-34 J.H. Schmidt

1932 G.M. Maverick & A.F. Odell

1931 G.M. Maverick

1930-31 L.V. Redman