North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Message from 2022 Chair Qi Gao

Dear Members of the North Jersey Section,

Qi Gao

Happy New Year! My heartfelt greetings to all the members of North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society on the start of a promising 2022. It’s my great honor to serve as the Chair of this distinguished section this year. I wish to thank all the section members for providing me this opportunity to represent you as the Chair, and I wish to thank Mirlinda Biba for her excellent leadership in the past year.

I joined NJACS Section in the year of 2017, and over the past 5 years I have come to know the committee members, topical group organizers, as well as our volunteers through seminars, committee meetings and outreach activities. The NJACS Section consists of a group of hardworking individuals who are truly devoted to serve the Section and the community. My goal is to work with you all to make the NJACS Section develop with significant accomplishments in this year. I will seek to engage in topical group growth as well as members~R career development; to increase interactions with other local sections, educational institutes, and industry partners to promote education support, network connections, and membership; and to expand efforts for public outreach programs to foster our community mission.

Our Section is lucky to have 10 Topical Groups that focus on various disciplines. They include: Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, NMR Spectroscopy, Organic Chemistry, Drug Metabolism, Minority Affairs, Women Chemists Committee, Senior Chemists, Younger Chemists and Teacher Affiliates. I encourage you to take advantage of the many activities that are planned by these groups throughout the year, and to network and to share continued education in the region. Bookmark the section website (, follow us on social media (, or join the Newsletter and Topical Group mailing lists to get up-to-date information on all kinds of activities planned by the section and the topical groups.

In addition to the topical group activities, multiple other events may be of your interests. Baekeland Award Symposium, MARM, Project SEED, National Chemistry Week, Chemistry Olympiad, Earth Day, Community Nights at Liberty Science Center, Science Cafes, and partnership with Students 2 Science etc. We welcome everyone, no matter who you are — new to the Section, students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals — with interests to participate and/or volunteer in these events.

We are exiting a year where the global pandemic has affected everyone~Rs normal life. I hope you and your beloved ones stays well and healthy. With the dedication, creativity and optimism of our membership, we look forward to continuing the excellence that our Section is known for throughout the year!

Qi Gao
2022 Chair, NJACS Section

Current & Past Chairs North Jersey Section, ACS

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