Virginia Section

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2009 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Thomas Epps, University of Delaware Using Block Copolymers to Create Functional Nanomaterials Virginia Union University, Richmond Dec. 5, 2009
Catherine Fenselau, University of Maryland New Methods for Proteomics University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 13, 2009
Robert Blackledge,  The Floyd Landis Sports Doping Case as Evaluated by a Forensic Analytical Chemist Bridgewater College, Bridgewater Oct. 23, 2009
M. Samy El-Shall, Virginia Commonwealth University CNN: Clusters, Nanoparticles and Nucleation--From Astrochemistry to Nanocatalysis Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 25, 2009
Will Lewis,  A Chemist's Stroll Down Memory Lane Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 25, 2009
John Yates, University of Virginia Observation of Chemical Reactions on Surfaces Using STM--Watching Individual Molecules Do Their Molecular Dances University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 24, 2009
Bradley Smith, American Chemical Society Science Policy Today for a Better Tomorrow Lynchburg College, Lynchburg Mar. 27, 2009
Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Polymer Electronics for Chemical and Biological Sensors University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 6, 2009
Yorke Rhodes, New York University Planetary Chemistry:  Differences in Solar System Atmospheres Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Jan. 23, 2009

2008 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
John Gupton, University of Richmond Undergraduate Research in Organic Synthesis:  From Vinylogous Iminium Salts to Marine Natural Products John Tyler Community College, Chester Dec. 5, 2008




Marvin Lang, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Elements of Leadership:  Chemical Demonstrations with a Theme University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 21, 2008




Jane Lewis, Altria Client Services In Pursuit of Reduced Risk Cigarettes--A Story of Leadership in a Technical Organization Center for Research and Technology, Richmond Oct. 17, 2008




Ralph Allen, University of Virginia The Scorpion King Meets CSI:  How the Analysis of DNA Aids Archaeological and Criminal Investigations Virginia Union University, Richmond Sep. 19, 2008




Richard Day, University of Virginia Fluorescent Proteins from Marine Invertebrates--New Tools for Studying Protein Dynamics in Living Cells University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 18, 2008




Thomas DeVore, James Madison University Fire, Smoke, and Slime James Madison University, Harrisonburg Mar. 29, 2008
Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University Antoine and Marie Anne Lavoisier University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 8, 2008




James Kessler, American Chemical Society Local Sections and K-8 Science Education--A Team Effort Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Jan. 18, 2008

2007 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Marilyn Miller, Virginia Commonwealth University CSI and Forensic Science: Real vs Reel John Tyler Community College, Chester Dec. 7, 2007
Jack Breazeale, College of Charleston Lab Inspections: You Might Be Surprised By What You Find! University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 9, 2007
Stanley Manahan, University of Missouri The Greening of Environmental Chemistry Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Oct. 26, 2007
Jeffrey Seeman, Philip Morris Research Center Anecdotes and Learning in a Science Career Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 14, 2007
William Bare, Randolph College Why Matter Matters: An Overview of the Two Thousand Year Debate on the Atomic Theory University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 13, 2007
Peter Lantos, Target Group Chemistry--The Good and the Evil Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney Mar. 23, 2007
Sunney Xie, Harvard University Holding Single Molecules up to the Light:  From in vitro to in vivo Studies University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 23, 2007
Richard Field, University of Montana Deterministic Chaos:  Why Some Things That Appear to Be Random Are Not Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Jan. 19, 2007

2006 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Manfred Psiorz, BI Chemicals The Importance of Plant Ingredients for the Pharmaceutical Industry John Tyler Community College, Chester Dec. 1, 2006
Leanna Giacarlo, University of Mary Washington Galileo Galilei:  Moving towards Chemistry University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 17, 2006
E. Ann Nalley, American Chemical Society Chemistry--Transforming Lives College of William & Mary, Williamsburg Oct. 24, 2006
William Rademaker, Midlothian High School Fifty Years of High School Chemistry Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 22, 2006
John Butler, National Institute of Standards and Technology Beyond CSI:  Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 14, 2006
Domenic Paone, Novozyme Biologicals Novozyme Biologicals:  Harnessing Biotechnology for a Cleaner Environment Virginia Military Institute, Lexington Mar. 21, 2006
Donald Levy, University of Chicago Supersonic Jet Spectroscopy:  From Diatomics to Biological Molecules University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 10, 2006
Henry Bungay, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Bioenergy Without Hype Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Jan. 20, 2006

2005 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Kevin Dunn, Hampden-Sydney College Caveman Chemistry:  Hands-On Projects in Chemical Technology Afton Chemical , Richmond Dec. 2, 2005
John Meister, Forest Products research Center Your Garbage = My Reactants:  Trash Recycing University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 18, 2005
Matthew Neurock, University of Virginia From Computational Chemistry to Catalyst and Materials Design Mary Baldwin College, Staunton Oct. 21, 2005
Ann Sullivan, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Teaching Science Using Toys Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 23, 2005
Eugene Stevens, State University of New York--Binghampton Green Plastics University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 21, 2005
Fred Hawkridge, Virginia Commonwealth University Applications of Oxidase Modified Electrodes Longwood University, Farmville Mar. 24, 2005
Charles Liotta, Georgia Tech Environmentally Benign Green Chemical Processes University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 18, 2005
Attila Pavlath, Western Regional Research Center Edible Coatings on Food, or How to Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh after Light Processing Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Jan. 21, 2005

2004 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Brian Moores, Randolph-Macon College An Evening of Chemical Diversions Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Dec. 3, 2004
John  Thoburn, Randolph-Macon College An Evening of Chemical Diversions Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Dec. 3, 2004
Joe Vinson, University of Scranton Chemistry and Biochemistry of Chocolate:  A Guilt-Free Food University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 12, 2004
Frank Settle, Washington and Lee University Chemistry and Nuclear Weapons Ever's Family Restaurant, Mt. Crawford Oct. 22, 2004
John Fenn, Virginia Commonwealth University Electrospray Wings for Molecular Elephants Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 17, 2004
Robert Bates, University of Florida What You Always Wanted to Know about Chemicals in Food but Were Afraid to Eat University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 15, 2004
R. Paul Philp, University of Oklahoma Forensic Geochemistry, or Who Was responsible for the Spill? Virginia BioTechnology Research Park, Richmond Mar. 11, 2004
Edward Taylor, Princeton University The Discovery of Alimta, A Broadly Effective New Antitumor Agent University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 20, 2004
Joseph Formica, Retired Terroir and the Genesis of Quality Wine Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Jan. 16, 2004

2003 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
James Wightman, Virginia Tech Oil Films on Water Surfaces:  A Study of Science and Technology, History and Ethics Appomattox Regional Governor's School, Petersburg Dec. 5, 2003
Ralph Allen, University of Virginia The Analytical Chemist in the Fight Against Crime Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg Nov. 14, 2003
Robert Lowry, Harris Semiconductor The Chemistry of Microelectronics Bridgewater College, Bridgewater Oct. 24, 2003
Michael Cann, University of Scranton Pollution Prevention:  A Paradigm Addressed Through Green Chemistry University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 8, 2003
Carolyn Fisher, McCormick & Company Spices and Herbs:  Chemistry and Health Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Mar. 11, 2003
Robert  Crabtree, Yale University An Organometallic Carousel:  Abnormal Bonding of Heterocyclic Ligands University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 21, 2003

2002 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Ralph Allen, University of Virginia Chemists--Endangered or Dangerous Species? Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Dec. 10, 2002
James  Bohning, Wilkes University Design, Despair, and Deceit in Scientific Discovery Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg Nov. 22, 2002
Jay Huebner, University of North Florida The Impact of Asteroids Mary Baldwin College, Staunton Oct. 18, 2002
Lidia Vallarino, Virginia Commonwealth University Lanthanide Macrocyclic Complexes as Luminescent Bio-Markers Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 20, 2002
John Kasianowicz, National Institute of Standards and Technology Threading DNA Through a Single Nanometer-Scale Pore: Potential Applications in Biology and Biotechnology University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 26, 2002
Nicholas Matwiyoff, University of New Mexico The Search for Diagnostic Specificity in Medical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Methods J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond Mar. 22, 2002
Michael Marletta, University of California, Berkeley Cellular Signalling with Nitric Oxide: A Collision Course for Chemistry and Biology? University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 8, 2002
Rajiv Arya, BP Solar International Thin-Film Photovoltaics--Technology and Applications Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Jan. 18, 2002

2001 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
D. Rae Carpenter, Virginia Military Institute Physics Is Phun--Demonstrations Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Dec. 6, 2001
E. Chuck Galloway, Retired Chemistry: The Useful Science (Chemists in the National Inventors Hall of Fame Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg Nov. 16, 2001
Wolfgang Bertsch, University of Alabama Chemical Analysis of Fire Debris in Suspected Arson Cases James Madison University, Harrisonburg Oct. 19, 2001
Patrick Barber, Longwood University The Surprising Importance of Crystals--30 Years of Research from Under the Sea to Outer Space Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 21, 2001
Philip Anfinrud, National Institutes of Health Ultrafast Time-Resolved Studies of Ligand Dynamics in Myoglobin:  Watching Proteins as They Function University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 20, 2001
Stephen Stow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory …And Some of the Cowboys Wore White Hats…. College of William & Mary, Williamsburg Mar. 16, 2001
Orville Chapman, UCLA Forty-Three Years of Photochemistry University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 16, 2001
Tracy Williamson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Chemistry--Designing Chemical Products and Processes for the Environment Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Jan. 19, 2001

2000 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Lee Marek, Napierville North High School Chemistry on the Late Show with David Letterman Virginia Union University, Richmond Dec. 8, 2000
Norman Hackerman, Rice University Corrosion and Its Control Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg Nov. 17, 2000
Charles Deak, C.K. Deak Technical Services Forensic Chemistry in the Private Sector Mary Baldwin College, Staunton Oct. 20, 2000
Carl Trindle, University of Virginia The Consolations of (Natural) Philosophy: Or, Modeling a Life Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Sep. 29, 2000
Janes Gord, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Better Propulsion Through Lasers and Chemistry University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 28, 2000
Helen Free, Bayer Corporation Chemistry--Contributions to the Quality of Life Longwood College, Farmville Mar. 10, 2000
Sidney Hecht, University of Virginia Peptide and Protein Analogues Containing Synthetic Amino Acids at Defined Positions University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 18, 2000
William Matuszeski, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Progress in Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay Randolph-Macon College, Ashland Jan. 21, 2000

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