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September 2020

Sept. 16, 2020

September 16, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

September 16, 2020 Meeting Peter Psarras Schedule: 6:30 pm: Executive Committee Meeting 7:30 pm: Social time 8:00 pm: Talk Zoom link to be emailed ahead of the meeting Title: An Overview of Negative Emission Technologies By Peter Psarras, Assistant Professor, Cuyahoga Community College. Abstract:  It is widely accepted that conventional mitigation efforts, e.g., fuel switching, energy efficiency, and carbon capture and storage, are not enough to protect us from the irreversible effects of climate change. The inescapable reality of a continued…

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October 2020

October 21, 2020: Morley award address

October 21, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wed. Oct. 21, 2020 Schedule: 6:00 pm: Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm: Social time 7:15 pm: Morley Award presentation and address From Electron Correlation to Condensed-Phase Spectroscopy:  A Quantum Chemist's Perspective John M. Herbert, Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry This talk will give an overview of research projects in my group, which are generally aimed at developing the methodology of computational quantum chemistry.  A significant fraction of our research program is aimed at "computational spectroscopy",…

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November 2020


November 18, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

November's speakers will be a group of conservators from the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) Laboratory in near-west Cleveland.  The Cleveland lab of ICA is one of seven art conservation facilities in the country that serve museums and collectors without their own staff, and is currently the only one that serves all forms of art work.  Join Dr. Holly Witchey, ICA Director of Education & Outreach, and several art conservators as we view a 15-minute prerecorded tour, assembled by our own…

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January 2021

January 2021 Meeting

January 20, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Executive Committee Meeting 5:30 pm, Talk 7:00 pm Dr. Andrea Giordano, Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy, “Ma’am, class reports ready to learn”: Insights into the chemistry curriculum and research opportunities at the United States Air Force Academy The United States Air Force Academy is a unique institution in higher education, as its mission is to educate and train future military officers.  This presents cadets with many opportunities from flying gliders to working on classified research projects.…

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February 2021

February 2021 Meeting: Chemistry Trivia Night!

February 17, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Executive Committee Meeting 5:30 pm, Trivia begins 7:00 pm. A NEW EVENT!  In a departure from our normal meeting format, instead of a speaker we’ll do a CHEMISTRY BAR TRIVIA COMPETITION!  Attendees will log onto an online quiz-hosting site and participate in a three-round trivia quiz, emceed by the Section Chair.  There will be 15 questions per round, and speed counts!  Participants will be vying for prizes:  gift cards of $100, $50, and $25 for the top three scorers. Here’s…

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March 2021

2021 Virtual Meeting in Miniature (vMIM)

March 16, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday March 16, 2021 vMIM Concurrent session talks at 3:00 pm. (Cancelled) Presentation at 7:00 pm. Plenary Presentation: "A Perspective on the Future of College Textbook Publishing” By Sean W, Wakely, Vice President, Product and Editorial, FlatWorld Sean W. Wakely is Vice President, Product and Editorial at FlatWorld a mission-driven college textbook publisher that focuses on providing high-quality textbooks at affordable prices. Sean possesses extensive higher education publishing experience across many subject areas gained by working with Cengage Learning, Thomson…

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April 2021

April 21, 2021 Education Night Meeting

April 21, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

April 21, 2021 Exec committee meeting 5:30 Presentation 7:00 pm Title: ACS Physical Chemistry Exam Creation Process Dr. Chrystal Bruce is a Professor of Chemistry at John Carroll University. She received her PhD  in Physical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on small molecule-protein and small molecule-DNA interactions, the teaching and learning of chemistry, and the importance of mentoring in the professional advancement of science faculty. Currently, she is the co-chair of the…

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May 2021

2021 Edward W. Morley Award and Address, May 19

May 19, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

May 19, 2021 Exec committee meeting 5:30 Presentation 7:00 pm David N. Beratan, R.J. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University is the 2021 Morley Medal winner. Biology Meets Quantum Mechanics: The Molecular Foundations of Bioenergetics The dual (wave-particle) nature of matter is not usually required to describe the function of living systems. Yet, energy capture and conversion in biology rely on the delivery of electrons with sub-nanometer precision. As such, quantum phenomena…

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September 2021

Sept. 16 (Thurs): Joint Meeting with Akron Section

September 16, 2021 | 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thurs. Sept. 16 Burntwood Tavern 3750 West Market Street Fairlawn, OH 44333 with Zoom virtual attendance option 4:30 Executive committee meeting 5:30 Social hour 6:30 Dinner 7:30 Presentation: Kevin Cavicchi, Professor, School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, University of Akron Putting Rubber Elasticity to Work in Smart Materials The ability to program a stimuli-responsive shape-change into a material is of significant interest for remotely deployable devices and sensors across a range of industries, such as aerospace, packaging, and medicine.…

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October 2021

Oct. 21, 2021 (Thurs.) Cleveland Section Meeting

October 21, 2021 | 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rumi’s Market Place and Deli, 8225 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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4:30pm Executive Committee Meeting 5:30pm Social Hour, appetizers (falafel, hummus, tabouli etc.) 6:30pm Dinner, Traditional Middle Eastern selections for meal and dessert 7:30pm Talk: Computational Approaches for Assessing Carcinogenic Potency of Untested Nitrosamines, Suman Chakravarti, Ph.D.,MultiCASE, Inc. Title: "Computational Approaches for Assessing Carcinogenic Potency of Untested Nitrosamines"   Bio: Suman Chakravarti earned his Ph.D. in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) in Indore, India in 2000. Suman is currently Vice President…

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