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Speaker Directory

Starting in 1936, ACS offered ACS members a choice of vetted speakers on a variety of technical and non-technical topics at Local Section meetings. In 2010, this service was transitioned to an Online Speaker Directory. Local Section officers and planners can peruse the profiles of highly qualified professionals and work directly with speakers to plan the details of their speaking engagement. To gain full access to the Directory, you may submit a request to speakers@acs.org.
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David Haas

David Haas received his BA in Physics and PhD in Biophysics in protein crystallography and molecular biology at the State University of NY at Buffalo.  For the next five years, he performed basic research in protein crystallography at several institutions

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Eric Scerri

Dr. Eric Scerri is a UCLA chemist, author and leading historian and philosopher of science, specializing in the periodic table of the chemical elements.  He received all his education in the UK at the universities of London, Southampton and Cambridge.  He

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William Mattson

Bill Mattson has extensive experience and has given numerous lectures on Creative Problem Solving and Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research. In each case, the audience response has been positive, reflecting both their improved insights and abiliti

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Rafael Luque

Rafael Luque (Cordoba, 1978), graduated from Universidad de Cordoba in Spain (1996-2001) and then did his Ph.D (2002-2005) at the same University under an European Ph.D scheme that included two short stays of 9 months in total (3+6 months) in the Green Ch

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Erich Blossey

Professor Blossey received his baccalaureate degree was received at the Ohio State University in 1957, working on undergraduate research with Professor Michael Cava. Graduate chemistry studies were pursued with Professor Ernest Wenkert at Iowa State Unive

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Eric Bosch

Education: I was born in Durban South Africa and graduated with a BSc Hons degree from the University of Natal in Durban. I worked as a chemist in the pigmented polymer industry for a few years before deciding to further my education. At that stage I move

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Cathy Cobb

My name is Cathy Cobb, and I am a chemist. I received my undergraduate degree from Reed College and my graduate training at UC Santa Barbara. I taught at California State University, Los Angeles, before moving to South Carolina with my husband and our fir

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Al Hazari

A native of Lebanon, Al received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the American University in Cairo in 1968. He also holds an M.S. degree in Chemistry (1972) from Youngstown State University in Ohio and a doctorate in Science Education (1997) from the Unive

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Jeff Bryan

Jeff C. Bryan was born in Minnesota and raised in California, and believes that his odd childhood mixture of Jell-O™ salad and reticence in a free and open society have caused his various personality quirks. He earned an A.B. in chemistry from the Univers

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Ruth Woodall

Ruth Woodall serves as the Director of the Tennessee Scholars Program, a rewards and recognition program that encourages students to take more rigorous courses so they will graduate high school better prepared for post secondary education. She was hired b

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Joe Vinson

Dr. Joe Vinson was born in Arkansas and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He attended college at the University of California at Berkley, where he received his B.S. in chemistry in 1963.  He was awarded a research assistantship at the Ames Lab of the

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David Tyler

David R. Tyler is part of the pioneering green chemistry group at the University of Oregon. He received Bachelor of Science degrees (in chemistry and mathematics) with Highest Distinction from Purdue University in 1975. While an undergraduate at Purdue, h

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David Reingold

Dr. David Reingold was an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, where he worked for Tom Spencer, and obtained his PhD with Virgil Boekelheide at the University of Oregon in 1976. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta, working with bot

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Mary Virginia Orna

Sister Mary Virginia Orna, O.S.U. (Order of Saint Ursula) is professor of chemistry at the College of New Rochelle and Editor-at-Large, Chemical Heritage magazine. She has lectured and published widely in the areas of color chemistry and archaeological ch

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Ruth Ann Armitage

Ruth Ann Armitage, Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University, earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Thiel College in Greenville, PA, graduating summa cum laude in 1993. While still a student, Ruth Ann participated in an archaeological field school a

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Wilfred Arnold

Dr. Wilf. Arnold was born in Brisbane, Australia, where he earned a B.Sc. at the University of Queensland. After completing an M.A. degree at UCLA and a Ph.D. (1962) at Cornell University he held various research and teaching positions before coming to th

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Lee Marek

Lee Marek taught Chem 101, 472 and presents chemical demonstrations and teacher programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for 12 years. He taught AP & Honors Chemistry at Naperville North High School for almost thirty years. His students hav

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Robert Peoples

Robert Peoples, Ph.D., is Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®. In this capacity, he drives the implementation of the principles of green chemistry across the global chemical enterprise. Dr. Peoples spent 23 years in the chemical industry before

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James Postma

James Postma is a professor of Chemistry at Cal State University,Chico. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Davis and then returned to CSU, Chico to join the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistr

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