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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: 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


Dr. Michael Smith

Dr. Michael Smith, Bristol-Myers Squibb


Dr. Mike DiMaso

Dr. Mike DiMaso, Merck Research Laboratories


Jingwei Li, Merck Research Laboratories


Dr. Chunrui Sun

Dr. Chunrui Sun, Merck Research Laboratories


Dr. John Gurak

Dr. John Gurak, Bristol Myers Squibb


Professor Magnus Bebbington

Professor Magnus Bebbington, Montclair State University


Dr. Vladislav Lisnyak

Dr. Vladislav Lisnyak, Bristol Myers Squibb


Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee, William Paterson University

Student Member

Joshua Korn-Heilner, Seton Hall University

Student Member

Nadya Ackermanian, Montclair State University

Student Member

Organic Topical Group Fall Symposium-Call For Abstracts

June 29, 2024 8am - September 1, 2024 5pm

Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis

Call for Abstracts

Graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-docs in chemistry are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for a poster session. The poster session will take place during the symposium’s break periods. This is an excellent opportunity to share your research and network with speakers, local academics, and industry leaders.

Abstract Guidelines: < 300 words
Please also indicate name, PI, institution, & graduate level.

: September 1st, 2024

Email to

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: NJACS Poster Abstract

Acceptance date:
September 22nd, 2024






















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Venue Location

333 Davidson Ave Somerset, NJ, 08873

Meeting Archives

  • Nov 30, 2017 – Early Career Symposium

    The Organic Topical Group's Fall 2017 Event Early Career Symposium Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Time: Check-in & breakfast at 8:00 AM. Symposium begins at 9:20 AM Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 [raw] [ directions | register | flyer | O...
  • Dec 3, 2015 – Innovation in Drug Discovery 2015

    The Organic Topical Group's 2015 Symposium Innovation in Drug Discovery Date:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 Time:  Check-in & breakfast at 8:30 AM. Symposium begins at 9:20 AM Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park        333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 [raw]        [ directio...
  • Dec 5, 2014 – Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis

    OTG 2014 Award Symposium 2014 Award Recipient – Professor David MacMillan Professor MacMillan will be recognized “for his pioneering work in the field of enantioselective catalysis, new reaction methodology and natural product synthesis”. Venue: West Auditorium Robert Wood Johnson Medical...
  • Nov 14, 2012 – The 2012 Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis

    2012 Award Recipient: Prof. K.C. Nicolaou The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 Click here for: Directions | Flyer | Registration | Pay Registration Fee Date: Held on Wednesday, No...
  • Jan 14, 2011 - A symposium in honor of Professor Spencer Knapp on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday

    Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Wright-Rieman Auditorium, Wright Chemistry Building Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, 610 Taylor Rd, Rutgers University (Busch Campus), Piscataway, NJ 08854 Sponsors This symposium is made possible by generous financial support from Affymax,...
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