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NJACS-OTG The NJACS Organic Chemistry Topical group brings together New Jersey’s organic chemists from academia, companies and the pharmaceutical industry — hosting regular meetings and semi-annual symposia.

Call for nominations:  The ACS North Jersey Section is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis. The award recognizes initiative, creativity, leadership, and perseverance in pure and/or applied chemistry. Nominees must have had broad impact in the areas of chemical      synthesis, method development, bioorganic/medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, and/or molecular recognition.

Nominations should include a letter describing the nominee’s achievements, a brief biography and curriculum vitae, and a list of the nominee’s important published works. Supporting letters are strongly encouraged.

Please  submit  materials  by  February 29  to Professor Joseph Badillo: joseph.badillo@shu.edu. The prize consists of a crystal plaque and a $5,000 honorarium.   Advertisement for nominations for 2024 Creativity Award

Board Members

Professor Joseph Badillo

Professor Joseph Badillo, Seton Hall University

Chair

Dr. Michael Smith

Dr. Michael Smith, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Treasurer

Dr. Mike DiMaso

Dr. Mike DiMaso, Merck Research Laboratories

Member

Jingwei Li, Merck Research Laboratories

Member

Dr. Chunrui Sun

Dr. Chunrui Sun, Merck Research Laboratories

Member

Dr. John Gurak

Dr. John Gurak, Bristol Myers Squibb

Member

Professor Magnus Bebbington

Professor Magnus Bebbington, Montclair State University

Member

Dr. Vladislav Lisnyak

Dr. Vladislav Lisnyak, Bristol Myers Squibb

Member

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee, William Paterson University

Student Member

Joshua Korn-Heilner, Seton Hall University

Student Member

Nadya Ackermanian, Montclair State University

Student Member

Meeting Archives

  • Nov 16, 2023

    Fall Symposium 2023: New Innovations in Synthesis and Catalysis

    Biocatalysis, Photocatalysis, Total Synthesis, Radio Labeling, and more! Call for Abstracts. Local graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-docs in organic chemistry are encouraged to submit an abstract to be considered for a poster session, to be held during the symposium's coffee bre...
  • Nov 15, 2022 – Award For Creativity In Molecular Design & Synthesis

    Organic Topical Group Fall Symposium Award for Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis Award recipient:  Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2022Times: 8:00 AM - Check-in & breakfastTimes: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMCost:  Professionals: $140 ...
  • Nov 18, 2021 – Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis

    Organic Topical Group 2021 Fall Symposium Award recipient: Professor Stephen L. Buchwald Professor Buchwald will be recognized “for his pioneering work in catalysis, notably the development of palladium catalysts to form carbon-heteroatom and carbon-carbon bonds”. Date: Thursday, November ...
  • Nov 21, 2019 – Technology & Innovation in Organic Chemistry

    Organic Topical Group Fall Symposium Award for Technology & Innovation in Organic Chemistry Award recipient:  Dr Ann Weber Date:  Thursday, November 21, 2019 Times: 8:00 AM - Check-in & breakfast Times: 9:20 AM - Symposium begins Times: 12:30 PM - Lunch Venue: The Pala...
  • Nov 29, 2018 – Creativity Award Symposium

    Organic Topical Group Fall Symposium Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis Award recipient:  Dr Ann Weber Date:  Thursday, November 29, 2018 Time:  Check-in & breakfast at 8:00 AM. Symposium begins at 9:00 AM Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park   ...
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