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    The Chemistry Enterprise: Do We Have a Future or What? - Bill Carroll

    March 15, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Cafe La Cave
    2777 Mannheim Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60017

    Dr. Bill Carroll is a major figure in the world of Chemistry, a scintillating speaker, and one of the rare people connected to all public aspects of the chemical enterprise. He's current Chair of the national ACS Board of Directors, 2005 President of the world's largest scientific society, a current Vice President at Occidental Chemical Corporation, and adjunct professor at Indiana University. He's played roles with the EPA, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Chemistry Council, and many others.

    At this meeting the Chicago ACS will present Dr. Carroll its Public Affairs award. Dr. Carroll promises to give us a stimulating evening showing us how all aspects of how chemistry fit into society: legislation, regulation, chemical industry, academia, costs, benefits, research funding, and others. He'll lead an energizing discussion of where chemistry is now, where it's going, and what will be there when we get there.

    mark cesaPre-dinner talk by Dr. Mark Cesa (current Vice President of IUPAC): The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) advances the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and contributes to the application of chemistry in the service of humankind. Organizations from more than sixty countries including the United States are members of the Union. IUPAC may be best known as the global authority regarding chemical nomenclature and the periodic table, but IUPAC’s technical divisions and committees carry out hundreds of projects covering a wide range of activities. Among these, the International Year of Chemistry in 2011 was a landmark achievement for IUPAC. More than 1500 individual scientists from all around the world are involved in IUPAC projects and governance activities. Participating in IUPAC gives scientists from industry, academia and government exposure to the world of chemistry that is uniquely rewarding and unparalleled in value. In this talk I’ll describe how I got involved in IUPAC, what I do in the Union today, and how chemists in all fields and levels of experience can participate.



    5:30 - 6:30 PM · Job Club
    5:30 - 6:30 PM • Pre-dinner talk
    6:00 - 7:00 PM · Social hour w/ cash bar

    7:00 - 8:00 PM · Dinner 
    8:00 -          PM · General Meeting, including talk 


    • Soup of the day

    • Squillo salad with walnuts and cranberries

    • Choice of:
    Breast of chicken combination (
    sautéed breast of chicken with fresh mushrooms & shallots with a sherry cream sauce and sautéed breast of chicken with shiitake mushrooms with a marsala wine sauce) 

    Seared salmon with ginger sauce

    Vegetarian - fresh vegetables with pasta

    • Anna potatoes

    • Medly of fresh vegetables

    • Chef selection dessert



    Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He received an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University.

    Bill is Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, and also a Past President (2005). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies. He is a member of the advisory board for the Tulane School of Science and Engineering. In 2009 he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.

    On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council and the Vinyl Institute. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states--most recently the California Green Ribbon Science Panel.

    Bill has received the Henry Hill Award sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations, the Michael Shea Award from the Division of Chemical Technicians, Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Indiana and DePauw and the Vinyl Institute’s Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award. He is the 2012 recipient of the Harry and Carol Mosher Award from the ACS Santa Clara Valley Section.

    He holds two patents and has over sixty-five publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.

    Dr. Mark Cesa is the 2012-2013 Vice President of IUPAC. In IUPAC, he is a past chair of the Committee on Chemistry and Industry and is an associate member of the Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. He is also a past chair of the U.S. National Committee for IUPAC. Dr. Cesa is employed as Process Chemistry Consultant for INEOS Nitriles in suburban Chicago, where he is responsible for process chemistry research and support for Nitriles’ manufacturing plants. His research interests include homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions, and molecular modeling for the design of new catalysts. Dr. Cesa is also a member of the American Chemical Society Committee on Science and has held elective and appointed positions in the Cleveland and Chicago local sections. He has an A.B. in chemistry from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.




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    $37.00 Member

    $39.00 Non-member

    $20.00 Student/Unemployed/Retired

    $0.00 Cash at the door: $35 member/ $37 nonmember/ $20 student/retired/unemployed