North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Message from 2016 Chair Luciano Mueller

Dear North Jersey Section Members,

Luciano Mueller

It is a great honor for me to serve as the Chair of the North Jersey Section of the ACS (NJACS) in 2016. I thank my colleagues on the executive committee, the topical group chairs, and the many volunteers who have contributed to numerous section activities and events throughout this year. I also want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Monmouth Section for their active participation in events upon merging with the North Jersey Section. My distinguished predecessors have set a high bar of excellence in their service to the NJACS. Their dedication and service have inspired me to work diligently serving our members as well as strengthening our local section in the coming year.

As your next chair person, I will continue to promote the numerous activities and events that the NJACS supports. Strengthening member participation in section activities will be one of my top priorities. To maintain the vibrant activity of our local section, I warmly welcome members to donate a portion of their precious time and valuable expertise.

The North Jersey Section is the home of many dynamic, diverse topical groups and committees that are comprised of talented scientists in various fields of chemistry, including the Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, Drug Metabolism Discussion Group, Chromatography Group, NMR Discussion Group, Organic Topical Group, Teacher Affiliates, Metro Women Chemists Committee, Younger Chemists Committee, and Careers in Transition Committee. These groups offer exciting seminars, symposia, and events throughout the year that provide unique opportunities for continuous education and networking. Because these groups do a great job promoting our organization with their monthly meetings and periodic symposia, I would like to explore ways to strengthen and support topical and discussion groups in return. Please check our website at for activities throughout the year.

Attracting new members to join the ACS and retaining existing members will be key to our section’s future success. I plan to seek expert advice and support from parent organization on how to increase membership. An effective way of increasing membership is to promote job creation for chemistry professionals within the section territory. In recent years, there has been a steady decline of chemistry jobs in our area. I would like to explore whether the North Jersey Section perhaps could utilize its limited resources and networking capability to be of assistance in attracting to the section area new businesses that provide chemistry related jobs.

In closing, I am looking forward to an eventful year for our section and I am counting on your active participation in NJACS sponsored events, as well as your generous support and charitable donations. Lastly, I am looking forward to hearing from you to learn about your concerns and ideas for improving our section.

Luciano Mueller
2016 Chair, North Jersey Section ACS,

Current & Past Chairs North Jersey Section, ACS

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