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ACS Geochemistry Division Medal

 

To be awarded for outstanding contributions in any area of the field of geochemistry.

 

The Division of Geochemistry of the American Chemical Society is currently soliciting nominations for the 11th awarding of the Geochemistry Division Medal. The Geochemistry Division medal is awarded biennially to an individual for outstanding accomplishment in any field of geochemistry.

 

Previous GEOC medal winners include: Frank J. Millero (2001), John M. Hayes (2003), Patrick G. Hatcher (2005), Robert C. Aller (2007), Fred T. MacKenzie (2009), John A. Tossell (2011), George W. Luther III (2013), Donald Sparks (2015), Susan L. Brantley (2017), and Everett L. Shock (2019).

 

The award consists of a bronze medallion plus $2000. The awardee will receive an allowance for travel to the award ceremony, as well as registration costs for the ACS meeting at which the award will be conferred. The 11th Geochemistry Division Medal will be presented at the Fall 2021 ACS National Meeting & Exposition to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, August 22-26, 2021.

 

Letters of Nomination and supporting materials should be sent to the Geochemistry Division Secretary, Dr. Sang Soo Lee, at sslee[at]anl.govby December 15, 2020.

 

Nominations should be sent electronically and should include: (1) a nomination letter (2 to 5 pages in length) describing the nominee's outstanding accomplishments, (2) the nominee’s current CV with up-to-date publication list, (3) two supporting letters from individuals other than the nominator, and (4) at the discretion of the nominator, any other supporting information. Nominators should confirm, prior to submission of the nomination, that the nominee is willing to be considered for the award. Nominees are considered for two award cycles. Thus, new nominations, reviewed for the 2019 award and who are not successful, will be automatically reconsidered in the next award cycle (nominators will be contacted and invited to submit additional or updated information).

GEOC Division Networking / Social Hour

 

August 19 (Wednesday) 4-5 pm PDT

GEOC Zoom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Date: Aug 19, 2020

Time: 4 – 5 pm PDT (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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2020 ACS Fall National Meeting

August 17-20 | Virtual

Moving Chemistry from Bench to Market

Geochemistry Division Program

Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time (US and Canada)

Broadcast presentations(also available on-demand afterwards)

Monday (8/17) 10-12 pm PDT

Mario Villalobos Mechanisms of Tl(I) sorption and structural effects on poorly crystalline birnessites as a function of Tl(I) concentration

Young-Shin Jun Fast photochemically-facilitated formation of MnO2nanoparticles in the environment

Huichun Zhang Redox reactions of Manganese oxides in complex systems

Mengqiang Zhu Oxidative decomposition of natural organic matter by manganese oxide

 

Monday (8/17) 1-3 pm PDT

Vasileios Anagnostopoulos Geochemical controls of bixbyite and manganite on the mobility of Tc-99: TcO2oxidative dissolution under anoxic conditions

Zhenwei Gao Effects of halide ions on photochemically-induced abiotic formation of Mn oxides

Shannon Eichmann Nanoscale thermal conductivity measurements of kerogen-rich shales using atomic force microscopy

Nithya Subramanian Understanding coexistence of montmorillonite swelling states through mixing energetics

 

Tuesday (8/18) 10-12 pm PDT

Martial Taillefert Development of a gene-centric kinetic model for competitive terminal electron-accepting processes in sediments

Nan Xie Development of a kinetic model to investigate the mechanism of dark ROS production during microbially-driven Fenton reactions

Jimmy Murillo Gelvez Abiotic reduction of the munitions compounds DNAN and NTO by AQDS and Leonardite humic acid

Kevin Hickey Modeling the reduction of nitroaromatics by humic acid using quantum chemically computed reaction energies and quinonefunctional groups

 

Tuesday (8/18) 1-3 pm PDT

Yaguang Zhu Sulfate induces a compact and thick CaCO3 formation that helps protect Portland cement from supercritical CO2 attack

KungWon Choi Stability of mineralized carbon and structural distortion of calcite by Mg2+

Jing Zhang Adsorption of mono-and poly-molybdate (MoO42-) onto iron oxides: A multi-technique approach

Jennifer Bjorklund First-principles investigation of Keggin-type nanocluster stabilization and reactivity

 

Wednesday (8/19) 10-12 pm PDT

Arindam Malakar Ferrihydrite soil amendment limit arsenic uptake in rice by promoting iron plaque formation

Meret Aeppli Is carbon mineralization in floodplains controlled by the redox reactivity of iron minerals?

Qian Wang Speciation evolution of lead and nickel during (hydro)thermal treatments of sewage sludge

Swapnil Patil Metagenomics study of soil microcosms to evaluate the bioremediation of textile dyes in a contaminated ecosystem

 

On-demand presentations

Anastasia Ilgen

Sr stable isotope fractionation during adsorption on Fe and Al oxides and clay minerals

Mark Schlautman

Rates of abiotic MnII oxidation by O2: Influence of various multidentate ligands at high pH

Haesung Jung

Redox cycling driven transformation of layered Manganese oxides to tunnel structures under low temperature geochemical condition

Sassi Benkaddour

Using macroscopic and ultrafast spectroscopic approaches to decouple the effect of structural properties on the reactivity of manganese oxides

Piotr Zarzycki

Prediction of the mobility of uranium(VI) complexes in smectite interlayers

Clare Johnston

“Effect of aluminum substitution on the reactivity and growth of goethite and hematite nanoparticles”

Hal Gokturk

Interaction of methane with crown ether molecules

Hidemitsu Katsura

Variation of air radiation dose rates from October 2019 to December 2019 inside cabin flights from Singapore to Tokyo

 

 

Sci-Mix posters

Alex Nowak

Speciation of vanadium in sulfidic natural waters

Hal Gokturk

Interaction of methane with crown ether molecules

ACS Geochemistry Division is currently seeking nominations for two officer positions, Program-Chair Elect and Secretary, who will assume their roles in January 2021. A brief description of each role is provided below.
Program-Chair Elect (4-year term): This officer will serve as Program-Chair Elect in the first year, shadow the Program Chair, and assist the Division Chair with the direction and management of the Division. In the second year, the candidate will serve as Program Chair and organize the symposium at the fall and spring national meetings. In the third year, the candidate will serve as Division Chair, and finally as Immediate Past Division Chair in the fourth year.
Secretary (3-year term): This officer is responsible for supporting a broad range of Division’s activities. These duties include to keep a record of the minutes of the meetings of the Division and of the Executive Committee, to maintain a list of members and affiliates, to send to members and affiliates such notices as the business of the Division may require, to submit a report to the Division at its annual meeting, and to carry out the duties required by the Constitution and Bylaws of the SOCIETY and elsewhere in these bylaws.
Note:
-Self-nominations and consensual nominations of colleagues are encouraged.
-Per GEOC Bylaws, all nominations must be accompanied by at least 10 signatures of support from current ACS GEOC Members (including current Division Committee members).
-All nominees must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year at the time of nomination.
-Nomination and the signatures of support must be submitted by October 15.
Please submit the nomination or any questions to:


Sang Soo Lee
ACS Geochemistry Division Secretary
sslee[at]anl.gov

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The ACS Geochemistry (GEOC) Division is currently seeking nominations for three officer positions, Program-Chair Elect, Treasurer, and Alternate Councilor, who will assume their roles in January 2020. A brief description of each role is provided below.

 

Program-Chair Elect (4 year term): This officer will serve as Program-Chair Elect the first year and shadow the Program Chair. The following year, the candidate will serve as Program Chair and organize the symposium at the fall and spring national meetings. The third year, the candidate will serve as Division Chair, and finally as Past Division Chair in the fourth year. More details can be found in,

Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/membership-and-networks/td/manuals.html

Handbook: https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/meetings/national-meetings/programming-re sources/nm-program-chair-handbook.pdf

 

Treasurer (3 year term): This officer will have charge of the funds of the Geochemistry Division, to collect dues and assessments, and to make all disbursements, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall prepare a financial statement for presentation to the Division at its annual meeting. The duties of the Treasurer shall also include filing the necessary reports with the Internal Revenue Service. The elected candidate will be provided guidance by our current Treasurer, Sebastien Kerisit, to make the transition easier on the elected candidate. More details can be found in,

Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/treasurer.html

 

Alternate Councilor (3 year term): This officer will attend and represent the Geochemistry Division at the Council meetings of the ACS in the absence of the Councilor(s) and to serve as members of the Executive Committee. More details can be found in,

Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/councilors.html

Handbook: https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/about/governance/councilors/councilor-han dbook-2012.pdf

 

Note:

  • Self-nominations and consensual nominations of colleagues are encouraged.
  • Per our Bylaws, all nominations must be accompanied by at least 10 signatures of support from current ACS GEOC Members including current divisional officers.
  • All nominees must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year at the time of nomination.

 

Please contact Secretary Sang Soo Lee (sslee@anl.gov) for more details.