November 13, 2019 Meeting

Anna Samia
Please join us Wednesday Nov. 13 at the Market Garden Brewery for a fascinating presentation by Prof. Anna C. S. Samia of Case Western Reserve University. She will discuss her interdisciplinary work with nanomaterials for biomedical and environmental applications.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Market Garden Brewery, Harbor Room
1947 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

4:30 pm         Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 pm         Social/Networking
6:00 pm         Dinner 
7:00 pm           Presentation

Title: Nanoengineering of Stimuli Responsive Materials for Biomedical and Environmental Applications


This talk will center on the chemical design of stimuli responsive nanostructures, and in particular cover aspects of their development as anti-biofilm agents and as tracers for an emerging biomedical imaging technology known as magnetic particle imaging (MPI). Moreover, the talk will provide a general overview of the different approaches that have been adopted to improve the performance of nanostructured metal and metal oxide sensors for environmental applications. The performance of the stimuli responsive materials is improved by tailoring the properties of the metal/metal oxide nanostructures through engineering of morphology, composition, and nanocomposite design.

Bio: Anna Cristina S. Samia is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She received her PhD degree in Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and her Postdoctoral training at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, IL. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Medicine at CWRU. Dr. Samia’s research interests center around the synthesis and study of the magneto-opto-electronic properties of intermetallic and metal oxide nanostructures with emphasis on chemical design to achieve desired properties and function. The main applications are in the areas of magnetic imaging and therapy, nanosensor development, and environmental nanotechnology. Dr. Samia also serves as the Director of the Women in Chemistry@CWRU Professional Development program and the Chemistry LEAD (Leadership, Enrichment, and Academic Development) Scholars program at CWRU.

DINNER RESERVATIONS:  Please submit your registration by noon on Friday November 8. A buffet will be served, consisting of: Market Salad (GF,V), Vegetable Linguine (V), Slow-Smoked Pork Loin, Roasted Cauliflower (GF,V), soft baked pretzels. Cash Bar. At the event, we take credit cards, checks made out to “Cleveland ACS”, or cash. The cost is $20 for members, non-members and guests, $10 for retirees or unemployed, and $5 for students. Click below to register