Division News posted in 2017

September 13

The 2017 Undergraduate Awards are announced and applications are invited for the 2018 Kolthoff Awards The Division supports Undergraduate Awards for a student nominated by each college or university. The 2017 list of recipients has been announced by committee chair Douglas J. Beusmann. Undergraduate students are invited to submit applications for the I.M. Kolthoff awards which support travel to the 2018 Pittcon and the 2018 ACS Spring National Meeting. Committee chair Kim Frederick has prepared the nomination form, which must be submitted with associated documents by December 1, 2017. More information on these awards is available on our site. HPLC 2018 information is now available HPLC 2018 will take place in Washington, D.C. from July 29 through August 2, 2018, in Washington, D.C. More information about program plans and submission of papers is available. We mourn the death of Patrick McDonald Dr. Patrick McDonald was a scientist and Corporate Fellow at Waters Corporation. In his 40 years at the company he developed many important instruments and was awarded nine patents.

June 22

Seven Division Members Elected as American Chemical Society Fellows The ACS has announced the Fellows elected in the Class of 2017. Seven are members of the Division of Analytical Chemistry: Larry R. Faulkner, University of Texas at Austin Barbara S. Larsen, DuPont Company Yinfa Ma, Missouri University of Science and Technology Harold M. McNair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Emeritus) Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University Dennis G. Peters, Indiana University, Bloomington Al Ribes, The Dow Chemical Company Martha J.M. Wells, EnviroChem Services The complete list of 65 new Fellows is available.

June 6

The Division's Program Highlights for Washington ACS Meeting Program Chair Karen Phinney has announced a wide-ranging plan for the next ACS meeting. Here are some highlights: Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management - honoring Laurie Locascio Nanotechnology and Single Cell Analysis in Biology and Medicine Analytical techniques used to address FDA regulatory questions and challenges Analytical Chemistry in the Context of Cultural Heritage Division Award Winners symposium Graduate Fellows symposium (a first for the Division) Three graduate student-organized symposia (also a first) Self-assembly and Non-covalent Interactions: The Fundamental Science of Supramolecular Materials Nanopores, Nanopipettes and Nanocapillaires as Tools for Analytical Chemistry Developments in ICP-MS: Advancing Environmental & Clinical Analyses The full program will be published later in June. Registration for the meeting is open now.

May 18

Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary (Kirkbright Bursary) Award The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists. Applications are invited for the Gordon Kirkbright Bursary; the application form can be found by clicking here The closing date for a submission for a particular year is 31 December of the preceding year (e.g., for 2018, the closing date is 31 December 2017). For further information contact ABS Trust at: abstrust.kirkbright@gmail.com

April 25

Nomination of Officer and Councilor Candidates Dear Fellow Analytical Chemist: Each year, the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry holds elections for new officers. We are requesting nominations from the membership for the following offices: Chair (for a 4-year term as Chair-elect, Program Chair, Chair and Past-chair) Secretary (for a two-year term) Councilor (1) and Alternate Councilors (2) (for a three-year term). The practice of the Division has been to select Chairs employed in academia and industry/government in alternate years. This year's election for the position of Chair will target industry/government scientists. Nominations for Chair, Secretary, and Councilors are open to all members of the Division. At least 2 candidates are needed to complete the ballot for both Chair and Secretary. At least four candidates are needed to complete the ballot for Councilor and Alternate Councilors. Nomination materials should include a letter describing your interest in the position and a CV, and be submitted by May 10th via email to duckworthdc@ornl.gov Candidates will be selected from the nomination pool by the Division Executive Committee. Sincerely, Doug Duckworth Past-Chair ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry

February 17

Division Awards Winners for 2017 The Division of Analytical Chemistry awards for 2017 have just been announced. They will be presented at the ACS National Meeting in August in Washington, D.C. The recipients are: Award in Electrochemistry: Paul W. Bohn, University of Notre Dame Award in Spectrochemical Analysis: Zhong-Qun Tian,Xiamen University J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education: Kevin A. Schug, University of Texas at Arlington Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, Sponsored by Altria: Matthew F. Bush, University of Washington Award in Chemical Instrumentation, Sponsored by Dow Chemical Company: Robert M. Corn, University of California, Irvine Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry: Frances S. Ligler, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill More information about these honorees is available.

January 24

Nomination of ACS Fellows Nominations for 2017 ACS Fellows are open from February 1 to April 6, 2017. Please consider nominating colleagues Analytical Chemistry Division members based on “outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society”. You can find more details on this at the ACS Fellows Program website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/fellows.html Last year, six of the 57 new ACS Fellows were members of our division! With your assistance, we hope to continue this success. Please communicate your intention to submit a nomination to Past-Chair Doug Duckworth for consideration as an “ACS Technical Division” nomination and to avoid duplication.

January 22

The Division's program at Pittcon 2017 The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy– Pittcon – will convene March 5-9, 2017 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry will sponsor six symposia at Pittcon: Analytical Advances in Sustainable and Safe Nanotechnology An evening Poster Session Advances in Biomolecule Quantitation by Mass Spectrometry Ion Mobility: Adding New Dimensions Analyzing Chemical Signals Across Biological Kingdoms Mid-Scale Instrumentation Programs in the Chemical Sciences Important networking sessions at Pittcon 2017 include: Teaching Strategies for Undergraduate Analytical Courses and COACh – On the Success and Impact of Women Scientists and Engineers. The Division's program at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco The Spring ACS National Meeting will be held April 2-6, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The Division of Analytical Chemistry programming over 500 papers and posters and will take place at the Hilton Union Square. Highlights include symposia on Materials for Energy Application; Chemical Forensics; Analytical Neuroscience; Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy; and Wearable Sensors. ACS National Award symposia recognizing Don Hunt, David Walt and Vicki Wysocki will be featured at this meeting. A Division reception at the Hilton Union Square will be held Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm.

January 8

Active Learning Workshops for Analytical Chemistry Instructors  
A grant from the National Science Foundation is supporting a series of workshops that will enable instructors to incorporate active learning exercises into the classroom and/or laboratory of chemistry courses focusing on instrumental or quantitative analytical methods (e.g. quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, forensics). The workshop is an outcome of a curriculum development initiative affiliated with the Analytical Sciences Digital Library .  Facilitators will work with participants to develop at least one active learning exercise to use in the 2017-18 academic year. Exercises can be chosen from those available on the ASDL site or participants can develop new active learning exercises. Another focus of the workshop will be on the role of faculty in the effective use of active learning exercises. Application deadline for the 2017 workshops is Friday, February 17. Here is more information on the workshops and application procedure.

Division News posted in 2016

November 1

Submit Proposals for Graduate Student Symposia at Philadelphia ACS National Meeting
The ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry (ANYL) will feature 3 graduate-student organized symposia at the Fall 2017 American Chemical Society Meeting in Washington DC in August. Teams of two graduate-student organizers are invited to submit proposals for these symposia, which should include the following: a title for the symposium, a brief description of the proposed topic, a list of five prominent researchers in the field who would be invited. Symposia chosen for support will include both invited and contributed talks and could extend over several half-day sessions depending on the number of contributed papers. The student organizers will issue invitations to the five featured speakers, solicit contributed papers, and organize and chair the sessions. The students will receive free meeting registration and a contribution toward their travel expenses. The five invited speakers will receive registration support. Teams that combine graduate students from two universities are especially encouraged.

Proposals are due November 30, 2016 and should be submitted to Miquela Sena at the ACS Analytical Division Office: miquela@sciencemanagers.com

August 19

Application for Kolthoff Award
Applications are invited for the 2017 I. M. Kolthoff Award for undergraduate research in analytical chemistry. The Kolthoff awards provide travel funding up to $750 for students to present a poster on their research at Pittcon or the Spring ACS National Meeting. The deadline for applications for 2017 awards is October 1, 2016. Please direct questions to Kim Frederick.

July 22

Division Election results
Congratulations to Lane Baker of Indiana University, who has been elected Chair of the Division, Adam Woolley of Brigham Young Universitry, who has been re-elected as Treasurer, Kimberly Agnew-Heard of the Food & Drug Administration, who has been re-elected as Councilor, and Anis Rahman of Applied Research & Photonics, Inc., who has been elected an Alternate Councilor!

Submit posters for Pittcon 2017
Submit now for the special American Chemical Society - Division of Analytical Chemistry poster session at Pittcon 2017. It will be at a prime location and time, and students encouraged to participate. On the web site, "Submit Now" will take you to a log-in page. If you haven't registered, then select "Create User Account". Select "Submit New Abstract" on the left, and then at the bottom of the main panel under ACS Abstracts, select "ACS Poster Abstract". The deadline is August 12, 2016. [instructions added on July 23]

June 28

Division Officer and Councilor Election now open
Members of the Division are encouraged to vote in the annual Division Officer and Councilor election. Information on voting was sent by email to Members on Monday, June 20, and the voting will close on Wednesday, July 20. If you have not received the email please notify Division Secretary Anna Cavinato.

June 26

Register for the ACS Philadelphia National Meeting!

Register for the ACS Philadelphia National Meeting!
The next National Meeting is in Philadelphia from August 21 to 14. The Division has a large program planned for the meeting. The complete program is now available! Click on each day at the top, then on a session of interest to you to find the speakers. Abstracts are on the left edge. The Division's sessions will be in the Philadelphia Convention center. You can register now; early registration ends June 29, and the fees go up by 20% after that date. [revised June 28 with link to complete program]

Special symposium in Philadelphia with Chemists Without Borders
Chemists Without Borders will be hosting an all-day symposium on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Fall ACS meeting in Philadelphia, "Mobilizing Chemistry Expertise to Solve Humanitarian Problems". Full information is available here.

May 31

Innovative Project Grants The IPG program encourages division members to develop and implement new activities to strengthen their Divisions. All technical divisions may apply for funding for up to two projects totaling up to $12,500 per year. You are encouraged to submit your ideas to our Program Chair, Joel Harris, by Monday, June 13.

March 1

The Division's new web site
Our new web site is in a beta-test version. Please visit it and let us know what you think! This site will remain active for some time to come.

The Division's call for papers for the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia in August: New Deadline: March 28, 2016
The call for papers for the 252nd ACS National Meeting has just been issued. Joel Harris and Lane Baker are the Program Chairs for the Division for this meeting and have organized a large and comprehensive program with 42 planned sessions. The program includes jointly organized sessions with other Divisions such as BIOL, CINF, COLL, MEDI, PHYS and POLY and the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG) which is chosen as the theme for this meeting "Chemistry of the People, by the People, and for the People". You can submit papers using your ACS Network ID and password, but must do so by the revised deadline of March 28, 2016. [revised March 22, 2016]

February 12

Division Award Winners for 2016
The recipients of the Division's awards for 2016 have been announced. The awards will be presented at the Philadelphia ACS National Meeting. The winners are:

  • Award in Chemical Instrumentation - Nancy Allbritton, UNC/NC State
  • J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education - David Harvey, DePauw University
  • Award in Spectrochemical Analysis - Richard Russo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Award in Electrochemistry - Reginald Penner, University of California Irvine
  • Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist - Peter Nemes, The George Washington University
  • Award for Distinguished Service in Analytical Chemistry - M. Bonner Denton, University of Arizona

February 2

Analytical Division February 2016 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Sayo Fakayode has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Doug Duckworth, information about the Division's officers and councilors, a report on Division activities at the Boston Fall ACS National Meeting, plans for the ACS National Meeting in San Diego in March and the call for papers for the National Meeting in Philadephia in August, announcements for Pittcon 2016, as well as information about each of the Pittcon Award recipients, the Division members elected as ACS Fellows in 2015, information on the new Merck Awards and on resources the Division offers for students, Division Awards, and Division support for ACS Regional Meetings. There are obituaries for three members we lost in 2015: Richard A Keller, Joseph Caruso, and Ruhangiz (Ruhi) Rezaaiyan.

January 28

The Division's call for papers for the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia in August
The call for papers for the 252nd ACS National Meeting has just been issued. Joel Harris and Lane Baker are the Program Chairs for the Division for this meeting and have organized a large and comprehensive program with 42 planned sessions. The program includes jointly organized sessions with other Divisions such as BIOL, CINF, COLL, MEDI, PHYS and POLY and the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG) which is chosen as the theme for this meeting "Chemistry of the People, by the People, and for the People". You can submit papers using your ACS Network ID and password, but must do so by the deadline of March 21, 2016.

January 18

The Division's program for Pittcon 2016
The Division is sponsoring nine symposia at Pittcon in Atlanta, March 6 through 10, 2016. There also will be a poster session on Sunday evening. On Wednesday the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Sciences will be presented to Matthew D Miller of The Dow Chemical Company.

Division News posted in 2015

November 4

ACS Award Nomination Deadline extended The Division is soliciting help from our members. Please nominate deserving individuals for the 2017 ACS National Awards. ACS is seeking individuals doing outstanding research, have impacted the discipline, and/or have done outstanding volunteer service for the Society. The new deadline is Monday, November 16, 2015. Nomination and supporting information as well as a detailed description of ACS National Awards are available online at www.acs.org/nationalawards. Please submit nominations by November 16. If you need any assistance, please contact Mr. Rico Gore or Ms. Tiffany Williams.

October 26

Kolthoff Travel Awards for 2016 announced
The Division is pleased to announce the recipients of the I. M. Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for Undergraduate Students for 2016. The students will present their research at the Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta:

  • Catherine Mason, North Carolina State University, Mentor: Leslie Sombers
  • Patrick Pysz, University of Arkansas, Mentor: Julie Stenken
  • Wuliang Zhang, University of Michigan, Mentor: Raoul Kopelman

October 23

Nominations for Division Awards, due November 1
Nominations for the Division's awards must be submitted to the Division Office no later than November 1, 2015. Please see this page for information on the awards and instructions for submitting nominations.

September 12

Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science
The Division is honored that long-time member and founder of the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry Satinder Ahuja has endowed the Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science. Nominations for the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science can be submitted now, until November 1, 2015. [changed to 'founder' on Sept. 19]

August 29

ACS Spring 2016 National Meeting in San Diego
Abstract submission for the Spring 2016 ACS meeting is now open! Join the Division of Analytical Chemistry in San Diego next March 13 to 17. Abstracts are due October 15, 2015. A wide range of sessions are planned in 15 analytical symposia. Many prominent scientists in our field have already committed to participating in these symposia. The Meeting theme is Computers and Chemistry, and the Division has several sessions that are part of this theme. You can find the list and submit your abstract here. [modified August 31 by adding link to Perview document]

Pacifichem 2015 Program
Pacifichem 2015 takes place December 15-20 in Honolulu. There are a large number of sessions in analytical chemistry on each of the days, covering the full range of our discipline. Advance registration will be open until October 15.

ACS National Awards to Division Members
The Division of Analytical Chemistry has been selected by the recipients to present their award address for (1) ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences by Luis A. ColĂłn, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, (2) ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry sponsored by Battelle Memorial Institute by William R. Heineman, University of Cincinnati, and (3) ACS Award in Chromatography sponsored by Supelco/Sigma-Aldrich by Harold M. McNair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

July 29

Analytical Division July 2015 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Sayo Fakayode has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Susan Olesik, information about the Division's officers and councilors, a report on Division activities at the Denver Spring ACS National Meeting, plans for the ACS National Meeting in Boston in August, information about submitting an abstract for Pittcon 2016, and information on resources the Division offers for students, Division Awards, and Division support for ACS Regional Meetings.

July 16

Application for Kolthoff Award
Applications are invited for the 2016 I. M. Kolthoff Award for undergraduate research in analytical chemistry. The Kolthoff awards provide travel funding up to $750 for students to present a poster on their research at Pittcon or the Spring ACS National Meeting. The deadline for applications for 2016 awards is October 1, 2015. Please direct questions to Kim Frederick.

July 7

Division events at the Boston ACS National Meeting
Join the Division of Analytical Chemistry for dinner on Tuesday, August 18 from 6 pm – 9 pm at Joe's American Bar and Grill-Waterfront. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference. Also, the Division invites you to attend the Division's Annual Meeting and the open meeting of the Executive Committee on Monday, August 17 from 4 to 7 pm at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront.

Election for Division Officers and Councilors
The Division of Analytical Chemistry elections of Officers and Councilors is open. If you are a member and have not received your ballot (by email) please contact the Division's Past Chair Thom Rossi. The election ends at 11:59 pm EDT on Monday, July 27.

June 25

Abstracts for the Division's Boston ACS National Meeting
If you're considering attending the National Meeting in Boston (August 16 to 20) the abstracts for the Division's program are now available.

June 9

Tribute to the late Craig Lunte
The Division is saddened to learn of the death of Craig Lunte, a prominent analytical chemist at the University of Kansas and significant contributor to the field of analytical chemistry. Please read this tribute to his life.

May 20

Division program for the Boston ACS National Meeting
The Division's program for the coming ACS National Meeting is now available. The meeting takes place on August 16 to 20, 2015. More information on individual sessions and social events will be posted soon.

Long Range Program Planning Committee
The Division now has a long range program planning committee. The members are:

[Modified May 21, adding "Program" to title and text]

March 19

Abstract Deadline for Boston extended
The abstract submission deadline for the fall meeting has been extended to March 23rd. Please log on and select the link for the 250h ACS National Meeting in Boston. You can also view the online call for papers for additional information and list of symposia organizer contacts.

February 12

American Chemical Society Fellows Program
Nominations for ACS Fellows opened February 1, 2015 and will close at 11:59pm on April 1, 2015. The Division Executive Committee is seeking recommendations of nominees who are Members of the Division, with the deadline being March 1, 2015.

February 1

Analytical Division February 2015 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Sayo Fakayode has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Susan Olesik, information about the Division's officers and councilors, An article about Division member Sam Perone's new novel, biographical sketches of the award winners to be recognized at the coming Pittcon, and about the just-announced Division Award winners, to be recognized at the ACS National Meeting in Boston in August, and a description of the resources the Division offers for students.

Division News posted in 2014

December 4

Analytical Division November 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Susan Olesik, an article about ACS President-Elect and Division Member Donna Nelson, Chris Enke's talk at the recent ACS National Meeting, our newly elected officers, various upcoming meetings, Division award applications and SciX Innovation Award Winner Garth Simpson. This is the last Newsletter edited by Dr Rubinson, with Sayo Fakayode of North Carolina A&T University taking over in January.

December 1

Call for symposium proposals for Fall 2015 ACS National Meeting
The Fall 2015 National Meeting will be in Boston, August 16-20. It will be the 250th ACS National Meeting. Symposium proposals with a title, a short description of the session topic, and a tentative list of potential speakers you are planning to contact should be sent to the Division's Program Chair, Douglas Duckworth. In the proposal, please state if you are willing to accept contributed abstracts from the general call for papers or if you plan to have only invited speakers. The deadline for submission is December 6, 2014.

November 9

Nominations for Kolthoff travel awards
Applications are invited for the I. M. Kolthoff Award for undergraduate research in analytical chemistry. The Kolthoff awards provide travel funding up to $750 for students to present a poster on their research at Pittcon or the Spring ACS National Meeting. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2014. The application form and submission information are available here. Please direct questions to Kim Frederick.

September 30

Nominations for Division Awards, due November 1
Nominations for the Division's awards must be submitted to the Division Office no later than November 1, 2014. Please see this page for information on the awards and instructions for submitting nominations.

September 21

Undergraduate Awards for 2014-5
Douglas J. Beussman, Chair of the Undergraduate Awards Committee, has just announced the recipients of the award for the academic year 2014-2015. Some 330 studentswere nominated by their college or university this year.

September 15

Analytical Division September 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, many highlights from the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August, informatiomn about the new ACS Fellows aho are members of the Division, plans for SciX in Reno-Tahoe in September and SERMACS in Nashville in mid October, and announcement of the the plans for the Spring 2015 ACS National Meeting in Denver.

Award talk by Chris Enke
Chris Enke received the Division's Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry at the recent ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. The talk he prepared for the meeting has been revised and is now available. The article provides insights into the past, present and future of the analytical chemistry community.

August 26

Results of the election of Division officers
The recent election has been completed and here are the results:

Submit an abstract for the Spring 2015 National Meeting
The next ACS National Meeting will be in Denver, March 22-26, 2015. The meeting theme is "Chemistry of Natural resources". You may submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the meeting now. Note that the new Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) will be used starting with this meeting. Douglas Duckworth is the Program Chair for the Division for 2015. The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Division is October 20, 2014.

July 12

Analytical Division July 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, detailed program information for the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August (highlighting the National and Division Award recipients for 2014) and for SciX in Reno-Tahoe in September.

June 22

Program for ACS National Meeting in San Francisco
The Division has a comprehensive program at the coming National Meeting, August 10-14, 2014. A special feature is the symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday: Separation Science and Technology as a Convergence Platform for SusChEM organized by the Division with numerous co-sponsors. [added July 19, 2014]

Starting Sunday: Innovations in Microscale and Nanoscale Analytical Chemistry; Advances in Separation Science; Innovations in Analytical Spectroscopy; Bioanalytical Microfluidics: Applications To Quantitative Biology; Ion Funnel: Key Enabling Technology for Mass-Spectrometric Analyses;

Starting Monday: ACS Award for Chromatography: Symposium in Honor of Professor Susan V. Olesik; Pro-Fluorogenic Probe-Based Methods for Disease Detection; Advances in Ionization Techniques and Mechanisms; Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies; ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Awards (see list at the end of this column); Innovations in Analytical Chemistry Education;

Starting Tuesday: Frontiers in Metabolomics; Innovations in Bioanalysis; Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy for Materials Science; Separation Science and Technology as a Convergence Platform for SusChEM; ACS Award for Analytical Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Professor Jonathan V. Sweedler; Analytical Challenges of Poorly Soluble Drug Formulations; Coupling Sequence To Omics: The Joint EMSL-JGI User Program; General Posters;

Starting Wednesday: Portable XRF Spectroscopy; Innovations in Mass Spectrometry; Novel Separations for Critical Environmental Analyses; Super-Resolution Chemical Imaging;

Starting Thursday: Advances in Electrochemistry; Advances in Bioelectrochemistry; Analytical Chemistry and Global Sustainability; Cheaper, Better, Faster: Incorporating New Technologies in the Analytical Chemistry Curriculum; General Innovations in Analytical Chemistry

May 29

Request for Nominations for Analytical Division Officers
Each year, the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry holds elections for new officers. We are requesting nominations from the membership for the following offices: Chair (for a 4-year term as chair-elect, program chair, chair and past-chair); Treasurer (for a two-year term); Councilor (for a three-year term).

Nomination materials should include a letter describing your interest in the position and a CV, and be submitted by June 6 via email to Past Chair Cindy Larive. The practice of the Division has been to select chairs employed in academia and industry/government in alternate years. This year's election for the position of Chair will include academic analytical scientists who are members of the Division. Nominations for Treasurer and Councilor are open to all members of the Division.

May 11

Analytical Division May 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, reports from Pittcon and the Spring ACS National Meeting program information for upcoming meetings including the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August and SciX in Reno-Tahoe in September, information about a new mass spectrometry group in Connecticut, a list of Division Executive Committee members, an invitation to suggest nominations for the elections this summer and a link for our Facebook site (now approaching 1000 "Likes"!).

April 7

ACS Sci-MindTM Separation Science Course
The ACS will be offering a course on Developing Chromatographic Methods online from May 5 to June 16. Members of the Division can register for the course using the code DAC for a reduced rate

March 10

New deadline is extended to March 26 due to problems with abstract submission: Submit papers for San Francisco
The Division will have a large program at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, August 10-14. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 26 24 10. The "Advances ... " and "Innovations ... " sessions are for contributed papers, but other sessions (not including the awards sessions) may allow contributed papers, too. The organizer of each session is listed in case you wish to ask about plans for the session. [Deadline moved to March 26 on March 25]

March 1

Submit papers for San Francisco by March 10!
The Division will have a large program at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, August 10-14. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 10. The "Advances ... " and "Innovations ... " sessions are for contributed papers, but other sessions (not including the awards sessions) may allow contributed papers, too. The organizer of each session is listed in case you wish to ask about plans for the session.

February 23

Analytical Division March 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, program information for upcoming meetings, announcement of the I.M. Kolthoff National Historic Chemical Landmark, and a link for our Facebook site.

February 19

This year's Division awards are announced
Here are the recipients of the Division of Analytical Chemistry Awards for 2014. The presentation will be at the San Francisco ACS National Meeting.
Chemical Instrumentation: David Koppenaal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education: Joseph Gardella, University at Buffalo
Spectrochemical Analysis: Tim Harris, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Electrochemistry: Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory
Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry: Chris Enke, University of New Mexico
Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist: Ben Garcia, University of Pennsylvania

Division to cosponsor HPLC 2014
The Division is cosponsoring HPLC 2014 in New Orleans, May 11-14. It is the largest global conference and exhibition covering all areas of liquid-phase separation science and related techniques. The program focuses on new methods, previews emerging technologies, and includes the latest innovations in all types of liquid-phase separations and related techniques.

January 29

The Division's Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for 2014
Each year the Division recognizes outstanding undergraduate students with its Kolthoff Enrichment Awards. This year the recipients are: Brismar Pinto-Pacheco University of Puerto Rico, RĂ­o Piedras Campus; Noel Mellor, College of Wooster; James Ulcickas, Keene State University; Rachel Parise, East Stroudburg University; Danielle Kieck, St. John Fisher College. The first three will present their research at the ACS Spring National Meeting, while the other two will present at Pittcon. There is more information about their projects and their mentors.

January 9

Analytical Division January 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, program information for Pittcon and the Spring ACS National Meeting, information on plans for the San Francisco ACS National Meeting in August (and how to submit your abstract), and a link for our Facebook site.

Division News posted in 2013

December 1

ACS National Meeting in Dallas
The Division has announced its program for the ACS National Meeting in Dallas, March 16-20, 2014. The detailed program is available. Highlights include: Sunday: Advances in Mass Spectrometry: Advances in Biochemical Applications and New Instrumentation Monday: Advances in Electrochemistry; Advances in Separation Science; Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Livia S. Eberlin and R. Graham Cooks; Analytical Chemistry of the Future Tuesday: Analytical Chemistry in Energy; Symposium: Mass Spectrometry and Related Technologies for Energy and Fuels; Environmental Analytical Chemistry; General Posters Wednesday: Advances in Analytical Spectroscopy; Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry: Symposium in Honor of Evan R. Williams; Advances in Analytical Spectroscopy II Thursday: Frontiers in Bioanalysis

November 25

Dorothy Phillips elected to ACS Board of Directors
We are delighted to announce that Division member Dorothy Phillips has been elected as an at-large member of the ACS Board of Directors for the term 2014 through 2106. Dr Phillips served as Chair of the Division in 2010-2011. Congratulations!

Nominations still open for ACS Award in Chromatography
The nomination deadline for the 2015 ACS Award in Chromatography has been extended to Friday, December 13, 2013, in an effort to get additional nominations. The award has less than five nominees which makes the award ineligible to be presented in 2015. Division members are encouraged to nominate a deserving individual for this award. Nomination and supporting information as well as a detailed description of the ACS Award in Chromatography are available online. Please submit nominations here. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Tiffany Williams at the ACS.

November 10

Analytical Division November 2013 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, highlights from the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, News from SciX, information on the Graduate Fellowship Program (deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2013), call for nominations for Division Awards (deadline is November 15) and several other items.

Eastern Analytical Synposium, November 18-20
The 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) is rapidly approaching! It will take place in Somerset, New Jersey, November 18 - 20, 2013, with 3 days of the Technical Program, Expostion, Short Courses, Workshops, Employment Bureau, and much more!

The Division is sponsoring the oral session: Multidimensional Chromatography taking place on Tuesday afternoon. This session has a great line-up of speakers that you won't want to miss. The full schedule of Oral Sessions and Poster Sessions is available. Registration can be done on-line or on-site;

EAS is offering over 20 short courses, including the two-day course: How to Develop Validated HPLC Methods: Rational Design with Practical Statistics and Troubleshooting, taught by Brian Bidlingmeyer and Stan Deming. Check the information about the short course schedule and course descriptions.

October 12

Pittcon 2014
The Division will have an extensive program at the next Pittcon, which will be in Chicago, March 2-6, 2014. Read the program here. The Division's booth in the exposition will be #1625. Please stop by! [Sentences about the booth added January 23, 2014]

DEADLINE EXTENDED; Abstracts for Dallas ACS National Meeting NOW due October 21, 2013 The next ACS National Meeting is in Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014. The Meeting theme is Chemistry and Materials for Energy. More information is online for submitting abstracts for sessions planned for the Meeting. The Division's abstract deadline now is October 21.

Updated with new deadline of November 8: Submit a project for the 75th anniversary!
The Division is interested in supporting outreach projects that will inform the chemistry community and the public about the history and impact of analytical chemistry. The Division invites projects from both graduate and undergraduate institutions. The Division will provide up to $500 each for up to five projects at undergraduate institutions and up to five projects at graduate institutions. Applications may be submitted by a group of institutions, such as a regional Younger Chemists Committee or Student Affiliates group. Projects could consist, for example, of a plenary lecture or symposium; an activity designed for pre-college students or the general public; or a field experience involving analytical measurements. Details are here.

October 6:

Abstracts for Dallas ACS National Meeting due October 16, 2013 The next ACS National Meeting is in Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014. The Meeting theme is Chemistry and Materials for Energy. More information is online for submitting abstracts for sessions planned for the Meeting. The Division's abstract deadline is October 16.

Division Award nominations due November 1, 2013
Nominations for the Division's awards must be submitted to the Division Office no later than November 1, 2013. Please see this page for information on the awards and instructions for submitting nominations. [revised October 23 to set new deadline of November 15]

September 25:

Symposium ideas for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 ACS National Meetings
If you would like to propose a symposium for either the San Francisco Fall 2014 National Meeting (August 10-14) or the Denver Spring 2015 National Meeting (March 22-26), please send a title, short description of the session topic, and a tentative list of potential speakers you are planning to contact to the Division's Program Chair, Susan Olesik. Be sure to specify the meeting you are envisioning this session would occur. The deadline for receipt of this information is November 1, 2013.

September 14:

Analytical Division September 2013 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Cindy Larive, highlights at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, information about the anniversary grants noted below, information on sessions planned for the Spring 2014 National Meeting in Dallas (abstract deadline is October 16), the 75th anniversary grant program (deadline is September 30), and nominations for Division Awards (deadline is November 1).

September 1:

Chemistry Merit Badge 2013 Report
The 2013 National Scout Jamboree included a Chemistry Merit Badge program. The Division provided funding toward the purchase of supplies. Scouts were given the Division's 75th Anniversary badge and a special folder about analytical chemistry and the Division. The complete report is now available.

August 10:

Division program in Indianapolis
Here is the complete list of sessions sponsored by the Division at the September 8-12 ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis. We hope to see you there to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Division!

Analytical Division Election results
The results of the 2013 election are as follows: Chair Elect - Doug Duckworth; Secretary - Anna Cavinato; Councilor - Kimberly Agnew-Heard; Alternate Councilor - Susan Lunte.

Analytical Division Members elected as ACS Fellows The American Chemical Society has announced the new Fellows in the class of 2013. Nine Members of the Division are among those elected: Barbara Belmont, Anna G. Cavinato, Neil David Jespersen, David W. Koppenaal, Susan M. Lunte, Michael J. Morello, Barry J. Streusand, George S. Wilson, Stephen A. Wise. Congratulations to all!

July 12:

Analytical Division July 2013 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Cindy Larive, highlights planned for the coming ACS National Meeting, information about the anniversary grants noted below, the 2013 Undergraduate Awards, planning for the Spring 2014 National Meeting in Dallas. the 2013 SCiX Meeting in Milwaukee, the Pittcon 2014 in Chicago, and the Division's plans at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.

June 30:

Complete program for Indianapolis ACS National Meeting
The Division's program is now available online, with 27 sessions sponsored by the Division and seven more that the Division is co-sponsoring. The entire meeting program, including social events is also online.

June 20:

Election of Division Officers and Councilors
The Division election in 2013 is for Chair-Elect and Secretary as well as a Councilor and an Alternate Councilor. Members should receive notification by email (or postcard if no email address is on file) shortly. Subdivision members will receive similar information on the election of Subdivision Officers. The deadline for submitting ballots is July 20, 2013. Individual candidate biographies for the Division election are linked from within the ballot or may be viewed in a single PDF file. If you do not receive ballot information by July 8, please contact the Division Office.

May 27:

Analytical Division May 2013 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Cindy Larive, information about the anniversary grants noted below, reports from the recent Pittcon and ACS meetings (with many great photos), a summary of the Executive Committee's meeting at Pittcon, and plans for the Fall ACS Meeting in Indianapolis (see below) and the annual SciX meeting in Milwaukee Septemnber 29 to October 4. [Corrected version posted on May 27]

May 22:

Updated with new deadline of September 30: Submit a project for the 75th anniversary!
The Division is interested in supporting outreach projects that will inform the chemistry community and the public about the history and impact of analytical chemistry. The Division invites projects from both graduate and undergraduate institutions. The Division will provide up to $500 each for up to five projects at undergraduate institutions and up to five projects at graduate institutions. Applications may be submitted by a group of institutions, such as a regional Younger Chemists Committee or Student Affiliates group. Projects could consist, for example, of a plenary lecture or symposium; an activity designed for pre-college students or the general public; or a field experience involving analytical measurements. Details are here.

May 13:

Division Sessions at the Indianapolis Meeting
The Division has organized a substantial program for the Fall National Meeting of the ACS, which will be in Indianapolis, September 8 to 12. The list of sessions for each day is now available. More information on each session will be available here soon.

May 2:

Submit a project for the 75th anniversary!
The Division is interested in supporting outreach projects that will inform the chemistry community and the public about the history and impact of analytical chemistry. The Division will provide up to $500 each for up to five projects at undergraduate institutions and up to five projects at graduate institutions. Applications may be submitted by a group of institutions, such as a regional Younger Chemists Committee or Student Affiliates group. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2013. Details are here.

Anniversary symposium in Indianapolis!
The coming ACS National Meeting will feature the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Division of Analytical Chemistry. Dennis Peters has lined up a superb symposium with modern luminaries in analytical chemistry presenting their historical overviews of the fields of Chromatography (Milos Novotny), Spectroscopy (Gary Hieftje), Mass Spectrometry (Graham Cooks) and Electrochemistry (Bill Heinemann). In addition, Dr Peters will provide some general comments about the history of the division. The symposium is scheduled for Tuesday morning, September 10. More details about the Division's plans for the celebration will be posted here and on Facebook soon!

April 15:

History of the Division's First 75 Years
The Division is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding. Analytical Chemistry has published in its April 2, 2013 issue an article describing the origins of the Division and some highlights of its history. The article, by Roland F. Hirsch, is now available online.

April 14:

Nominations open for 2013 ANACHEM Award
The ANACHEM Award is to be presented at the SCIX KMeeting in Milwaukee September 29 through October 4. Nominations are now open. The deadline for receipt is Friday, April 26, 2013. More information is here.

March 26:

Submitting abstract for the Fall ACS Meeting: New deadline is April 1
The abstract submission deadline for the Fall ACS meeting in Indianapolis has been extended from March 25th to April 1st. This will be another great program, with special symposia celebrating the 75th year anniversary of the Analytical Division of the ACS. Abstracts are encouraged for poster and oral presentations in all areas of analytical chemistry!

March 6:

Analytical Division March 2013 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from the Division Chair, Cindy Larive, a highlight for the Division's Undergraduate Award program, detailed plans for the upcoming Pittcon meeting in Philadelphia and ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, recognition of Volker Deckert as recipient of the FACSS Charles Mann Award, A request for photos from Pittcon for the next Newsletter and an announcement by new Division Patron ACD/Labs.

March 3:

Social and Business Events at Pittcon
The Division has two special events in Philadelphia at Pittcon in celebration of its 75th anniversary! On Tuesday, March 19 from 200 to 400 pm there will be a cake honoring the Anniversary at the Pittcon Mixer Booth 2559 in the Exposition in the Convention Center, and on the same day from 600 to 800 pm there will be a Reception in the Washington Ballroom BC at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. And stop by the Division's Pittcon booth (#1014) to learn about our activities!

The Executive Committee of the Division will meet in room 101 of the Philadelphia Convention Center from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2013. Items for discussion may be submitted to the Secretary, Anna Cavinato, no later than March 1, 2013. The Subdivision on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry (SCSC) will hold its annual business meeting at the Marriott Downtown in Liberty Ballroom B from noon to 2:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2012. Anyone with an interest in chemical separations is welcome to attend. Ideas and subjects for the agenda can be made by contacting Kate Rimmer.[Subdivision meeting information added February 22. Division booth information added March 3.]

February 13:

Complete Program for New Orleans ACS National Meeting
The detailed program of the sessions sponsored and co-sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry in New Orleans, April 7-11, is now available.

Social and Business Events at Pittcon
The Division has two special events in Philadelphia at Pittcon in celebration of its 75th anniversary! On Tuesday, March 19 from 200 to 400 pm there will be a cake honoring the Anniversary at the Pittcon Mixer Booth 2559 in the Exposition in the Convention Center, and on the same day from 600 to 800 pm there will be a Reception in the Washington Ballroom BC at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The Executive Committee of the Division will meet in room 101 of the Philadelphia Convention Center from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2013. Items for discussion may be submitted to the Secretary, Anna Cavinato, no later than March 1, 2013.

January 23:

75th Anniversary Celebration: Student Slide Contest
As part of our celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, students are encouraged to submit a slide recognizing one of the numerous contributions of our field. Submissions from undergraduate or graduate student groups (i.e. ACS student chapters) or individual students are welcome. Slides will be displayed at the Division's booth at Pittcon and the ten best will receive a $500 travel stipend for the Fall ACS National Meeting. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2013. More information is available here.

January 17:

Analytical Division January 2013 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from the Division Chair, Cindy Larive, plans for the upcoming Pittcon meeting in Philadelphia, information on award recipients at Pittcon, announcement that Division member Kristy Haynes will give the first Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader lecture at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in April, news about Allen Bard and John Goodenough for their selection to receive the National Medal of Science and recognition of new Division Patron ACD/Labs.

Division News posted in 2012

November 26:

Analytical Division November 2012 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from the Division Chair, Cindy Larive, and the Past Chair, David Koppenaal, as well as reports from the Philadelphia ACS National Meeting and the SciX Meeting in Kansas City, information on the Kolthoff Awards for 2013, announcement of the Higuchi-Ku Award to Sue Lunte, and a message from the editors of Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, Ed Yeung and Graham Cooks.

November 10:

The Division's Graduate Fellowship Program deadline is December 14
The ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry invites student applications for its 2013-2014 Graduate Fellowship Program. This program, now in its 65th year, provides both nine-month and summer fellowships to promising analytical chemistry graduate students to support their thesis research. The current stipend levels are $21,000 for the nine-month fellowships and $7,000 for the three-month summer fellowships. Complete information about the program, eligibility criteria, instructions for preparing the application package, and downloadable application forms may be found at the program web site.

Applications must be must be submitted electronically by December 14, 2012, to be considered for 2012-13 fellowships. The Graduate Fellowship Committee will meet at PittCon in March 2013 to select fellowship award winners, and will notify the recipients shortly after PittCon.

November 1:

Message from the EAS
Sandy has passed. We are mindful of the problems it may have caused our friends and neighbors. We assure our friends in the EAS family that the Symposium will take place as scheduled, November 12-15 in Somerville, New Jersey. Please register and attend! The EAS hotline is out of service due to the storm, so for now please contact us by email.

October 26:

New Chair of Membership Committee
The Division welcomes Dr. Stephen Scypinski as the new chair of our Membership Committee. Steve is Vice President of Analytical & Bioanalytical Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb and brings a wealth of experience from prior leadership roles in EAS, FACSS and other organizations.

Deadline now November 7: ACS Spring 2013 ACS National Meeting Abstract Submission
Update on October 28: The ACS Abstract Submission system (PACS) is up and running again. Please be sure to submit your abstracts by the extended deadline of November 7th.
Important note: due to the PACS system failure during the week of October 21, abstracts submitted from Oct. 20 to 22 MAY NOT have been captured by the system. If you submitted an abstract in that time window, please go back in to PACS and check.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans has been extended to November 7! Please be sure to get your abstracts submitted by that date. The meeting will feature invited symposia honoring ACS National Award winners in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. Submitted abstracts are encouraged in all fields of analytical chemistry. This promises to be a very well attended National Meeting with an exciting program emphasizing energy and food chemistry. [revised October 28]

October 19:

Due to Hurricane Sandy deadline is now November 7: Nominations for Division Awards due November 7
Nominations for the 2013 Division Awards must be received by the Division Office by November 1. There are some changes in the rules this year, so please read the complete instructions on the Awards page. [revised to change deadline on October 30]

October 15:

Deadline now October 31: ACS Spring 2013 ACS National Meeting Abstract Submission
Update on October 26: The ACS Abstract Submission system is currently down due to server failure. We expect the system to be back up and running within the next 48 hours. As a result, the abstract submission deadline for the Spring ACS meeting has been extended to November 7th.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans has been extended to October 31! Please be sure to get your abstracts submitted by that date. The meeting will feature invited symposia honoring ACS National Award winners in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. Submitted abstracts are encouraged in all fields of analytical chemistry. This promises to be a very well attended National Meeting with an exciting program emphasizing energy and food chemistry.

The ACS web site is open for abstract submission until October 31. There will be a poster session accommodating general topics in analytical chemistry and oral sessions for advances in all areas of analytical sciences as well as special sessions on nanoscience, carbohydrates, the Deep-Water Horizon spill, and terahertz spectroscopy. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans for a great meeting! Contact Thom Rossi, the 2013 Program Chair with any questions.

October 14:

Applications are open for Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for 2013
The Division will support travel for outstanding undergraduate students presenting posters at the 2013 Pittcon or the Spring 2013 ACS National Meeting. More information is on the Awards web site. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2012. Please contact the Chair of our Education Committee, Pam Mabrouk of Northeastern University with questions.

September 20:

ACS Spring 2013 ACS National Meeting Abstract Submission
October 15th is the deadline for submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations in analytical chemistry at the Spring National meeting in New Orleans, April 7-11, 2013. The web site is open for abstract submission now and until October 15. The National Meeting theme is Chemistry of Energy & Food, but papers on any analytical science topic are welcome in our sessions! There will be a poster session accommodating general topics in analytical chemistry and oral sessions for advances in all areas of analytical sciences as well as special sessions on nanoscience, carbohydrates, the Deep-Water Horizon spill, and terahertz spectroscopy. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans for a great meeting! Contact Thom Rossi, the 2013 Program Chair with any questions.

September 13:

Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
Nominations for the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture series, to be initiated at ACS National Meetings in 2013 are invited by Division Chair David Koppenaal. The nominee must be less than 10 years from their Ph.D. and under 40 years in age, and must be nominated by an ACS Division. Details are here. Nominations must be received by Dr Koppenaal by 500 pm PDT on Monday, September 24.

August 26:

ACS Spring 2013 ACS National Meeting Abstract Submission
The submission of papers for oral and poster sessions at the Spring 2013 National Meeting is now open on the Division's page at the ACS Meetings site. Fourteen oral and two posters sessions are planned. The Meeting takes place in New Orleans, April 7-11. Questions may be sent to the Program Chair for that meeting, Thom Rossi.

August 6:

Analytical Division August 2012 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. [URL changed on September 27]

August 5:

Attend the Analytical Division Catered Reception at the Fall 2012 ACS Meeting in Philadelphia
The Division will host a catered reception for all of its members at the Fall 2012 ACS Meeting in Philadelphia. All Philadelphia area analytical chemists are welcome to attend, even if you're not registered for the ACS national meeting! The location is The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street(includes access to the outstanding medical museum). Tickets can be purchased through ACS or by calling 800-227-5558. If you are not registered for the national meeting, you may obtain your ticket by contacting the Division Office. [address modified and link added August 9]

Submitted Oral and Poster Abstracts for 2013 Pittcon due August 10th Abstracts are soon due for the 2013 Pittsburgh Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Submit Abstracts at the Pittsburgh Conference web site.

Results of Division Officer and Councilor Election Secretary Anna Cavinato has announced the results of the recent election:

June 20:

Division Program for the Fall 2012 ACS National Meeting
The Division is offering a large program at the Meeting in Philadelphia August 19-23. The detailed program is now available. There are more than 300 papers in symposia organized by the Division, and an additional 37 sessions organized by other divisions with Division of Analytical Chemistry co-sponsorship.

Election of officers for the Division and Subdivision now open
Ballot instructions have been sent by email on June 20 to members of the Division and the Subdivision. The dealine for submitting ballots is July 20, 2012. If you have not received a balloot please contact the Division's Secretary.

March 22:

Graduate student symposium grant for Spring 2013 ACS National Meeting
The Division is offering a team of graduate students and/or post-docs an opportunity to organize a symposium at the Spring 2013 National Meeting of the ACS, which will be in New Orleans, April 7-11, 2013. The proposals must be submitted no later than July 1, 2012. The Division will assist with costs of the symposium. More information is here.

March 3:

Deadline now April 2! Submit papers for the ACS meeting in Philadelphia in August
The Division will have a large program at the National Meeting in Philadelphia, August 19 to 23. At least ten other Divisions will also have analytical symposia. Division abstracts must be submitted by APRIL 2 via PACS. [Revised March 22, 2012 to change deadline from March 19 to April 2]

March 2:

Stop at the Division booth at PittCon!
Be sure to stop by the Analytical Division's booth #1033 in the exposition at PittCon 2012. Say hi and learn how you can become more involved in Division activities.

March 1:

Program at PittCon
The full program for PittCon is available, both the day-by-day schedule and the list and descriptions of the sessions

February 5:

Recipients of Division Awards for 2012 announced
The following will receive their awards at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia:
David Clemmer, Award in Chemical Instrumentation, Sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company
George Wilson, J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education
Sam Houk, Award in Spectrochemical Analysis
Joseph Hupp, Award in Electrochemistry
Aaron Wheeler, Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, Sponsored by Philip Morris USA
The following award will be presented at SciX in Kansas City, Missouri:
Gary Hieftje: Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry, Sponsored by Waters Corporation

Complete information on the awards is on the web. The next nomination deadline is November 1, 2012 for the 2013 Awards.[Revised May 6 to indicate that the Distinguished Service Award will be presented at SciX.]

February 2:

Subdivision meets at PittCon
The Subdivision on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry (SCSC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will hold its annual business meeting in room 221E of the West Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from noon to 2:00 pm on Monday March 12, 2012. Ideas and subjects for the agenda can be made by contacting , the Subdivision's Secretary or any of the officers. An agenda will be sent in a follow up message. Please come with ideas of what the SCSC can do to become a more active subdivision. Anyone with an interest in chemical separations is welcome to attend, a light lunch will be provided for the first 25 attendees, courtesy of Thermofisher/Dionex. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

Division News posted in 2011

December 29:

Division Newsletter just published The December 2011 issue of the Division's Newsletter is now available. Editor Xudong Yao has included a large variety of reports from the Officers, articles and many photos from Division activities. There is a page of information on each of the Division's award recipients, as well as news and photos about the recent ACS Meeting in Denver and the large number of Division members who are new ACS Fellows.

December 11:

Division Programming at PittCon 2012 The sessions for the Division's PittCon 2012 programming in Orlando, Florida are now set. The PittCon website will give information on the speakers and topics for each of the sessions.

Plans for the San Diego ACS National Meeting are now set The complete program for the Spring ACS National Meeting in San Diego, March 25-29, 2012 is available here. The programming theme for the meeting is The Chemistry of Life.

October 8:

Division Award nomination deadline is November 1 Nominations may now be submitted for the seven Division Awards for 2012. Submission by email to the Division Office is strongly recommended. Full instructions are on the Awards page. Nomination packages must be received at the Division Office no later than November 1, 2011 (not "postmarked by" November 1). [Revised October 27 to encourage emailing and remind that November 1 is the deadline for receipt.]

August 23:

Division Program for the ACS Spring 2012 National Meeting
The Division will have a substantial program at the Spring 2012 meeting in San Diego, March 25-29. Abstracts can be submitted now, with a deadline of October 24 17. Among the planned symposia are Active learning in the undergraduate analytical chemistry curriculum; separate Advances symposia in metabolomics, analytical separations, analytical spectroscopy, bioanalytical chemistry, environmental analysis, mass spectrometry, screening technologies and surface analysis; Bioanalytical sensors, Capillary electrophoresis; Challenges in algal biofuels; and Fluorescence imaging of cellular structure and dynamics. General posters are also welcomed. [revised October 18 to enter extended deadline]

Plans for PittCon 2012
The American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry will again be co-programming with PittCon and we have a great set of symposia and contributed sessions planned for PittCon 2012. The deadline for abstract submission was August 12, 2011. The website will give information on the program as it is developed.

August 15:

Division awards grants for International Year of Chemistry
The Division is supporting 20 projects that will explain how analytical chemistry ties in with the themes of the International year of Chemistry. Read the press release! The activities will take place during the rest of 2011. Information about them will be posted periodically on the Division's facebook page.

August 14:

Results of election of Division Officers and Councilors
Thomas Rossi of Agile Therapeutics has been elected Chair-Elect, and Anna Cavinato of Eastern Oregon University re-elected as Secretary. Michelle Buchanan of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been re-elected as Councilor and Henry Blount of the National Science Foundation has been re-elected and Donna Nelson of the University of Oklahoma elected as Alternate Councilors. Dr Rossi becomes Chair-Elect on October 1, 2011, while the others start their terms on January 1, 2012. All will be serving as members of the Executive Committee of the Division.

July 19:

Submit contributed papers for PittCon 2012 by August 12!
The American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry will again be co-programming with PittCon and we have a great set of symposia and contributed sessions planned for PittCon 2012. Division members are invited to submit abstracts for the ACS contributed sessions listed below prior to the August 12 Pittcon deadline. The website provides instructions about abstract submission. Please note that ACS Analytical Abstracts must contain your ACS membership number in the first line of the abstract.

  • Celebrating the Future of Analytical Chemistry – The ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellows
  • Fast Separations
  • It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Quant Course Anymore: New Tactics for a New Age
  • Modeling Chromatographic Systems
  • ACS Poster Session (will be held Monday, March 12, 2012)

April 9:

Division offers support for International Year of Chemistry activities
The Division is offering grants for up to $500 to colleges and universities to support an outreach project that will inform the chemistry community and the public about the significance of analytical chemistry for the IYC themes of environment, energy, materials, and health.

Projects could consist, for example, of a plenary lecture or symposium; an activity designed for pre-college students or the general public; or a field experience related to the water analysis project of the IYC.

The Division will provide up to $500 each for up to ten projects at undergraduate institutions and up to ten projects at graduate institutions. Applications may be submitted by a group of institutions, such as a regional Younger Chemists Committee or Student Affiliates group. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2011. Decisions will be communicated by July 1, and events can be scheduled between August 1 and December 15, 2011.

March 22:

Analytical session at IUPAC World Congress in Puerto Rico
Abstracts are invited for a symposium "Sustainability and Water Quality" organized by Sut Ahuja for the IUPAC World Congress, July 31 to August 7, 2011. Go to the ACS abstract submission site, log in to the ACS Network, select the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, and then the symposium which is in the Chemistry and Environment Section. Abstracts are due by April 1, 2011.

March 2:

Program plans for Fall ACS Meeting in Denver: Abstract deadline extended to April 1, 2011
The Division has a full program planned for the National Meeting in Denver, August 28 through September 1, 2011, just announced by Division Program Chair David Koppenaal. Symposia include Bioanalytical and Environmental Applications of Microfluidic Devices; Advanced Analytical Techniques and Technologies for the Characterization of Biotherapeutics; Innovations in Teaching Analytical Chemistry; Bioanalytical Platforms in Biomarker Discovery and Development; and Analytical Methods in Chemical Forensics. There will also be general and poster sessions for contributed papers. The extended deadline for submitting abstracts is April 1, 2011. [Abstract information added March 5; deadline revised March 20; revised program list added May 22 and new version added June 13; link to complete program added June 27]

February 24:

Recipients of Division Awards for 2011 announced The following will receive their awards at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Denver:
Steven Soper, Award in Chemical Instrumentation, Sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company
Fred E. Lytle, J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Award in Spectrochemical Analysis
Dennis H. Evans, Award in Electrochemistry
Joshua Coon, Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, Sponsored by Philip Morris USA
Ted Kuwana: Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry, Sponsored by Waters Corporation
Complete information on the awards is on the web. The next nomination deadline is November 1, 2011 for the 2012 Awards.

February 19:

Division business meeting at PittCon
The Executive Committee of the Analytical Chemistry Division will meet in room B209 of the Georgia World Congress Center from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday March 14, 2011.

February 8:

Subdivision business meeting at PittCon
The Subdivision on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry (SCSC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will hold its annual business meeting in room B209 of the Georgia World Congress Center from noon to 2:00 pm on Monday March 14, 2011. [Date corrected on February 19, 2011]

Division News posted in 2010

December 18:

The Division's PittCon 2011 Program
The Analytical Division is again co-sponsoring a number of sessions at the PittCon Meeting this year (Atlanta, GA). Symposia in the following areas will be held: Quality by Design in HPLC: The balance between Chromatography and Chemometrics; Metallomics - Analytical Chemistry of Bio-Metals; Analytical Chemistry/Characterization at the Interfaces; Technology andApplications of Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS), Technology and Applications of Field Asymetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS), Chip Based Separations, and the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separation Chemistry's Young Investigator Award. Organized (contributed) sessions will also be held in on the following subjects: Analytical Separations, Microfluidics & Microseparations, and Self-Assembled Nanomaterials for Chemical Separations, in addition to analytical poster sessions. More details are available at the PittCon web site. [Updated on February 6, 2011]

The Division's Program for the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim
A full week of analytical sessions is planned for the spring (Anaheim) ACS meeting. Twenty half-day sessions will be held at the Sheraton Park Hotel, with special subjects to include analytical chemistry and art, nano-analytical chemistry, chemical sensors, separations and supra-molecular assembly, and analytical industrial problem solving. General sessions in spectroscopy, biological mass spectrometry, and analytical separations are also planned. In addition, analytical poster sessions and aSunday poster reception will be held. Please plan to attend the spring Anaheim meeting this year, where a full and complete roster of analytical sessions will be part of the ACS program. The complete program is now available. [Updated on February 6, 2011]

October 14:

Deadline for abstracts for ACS Spring Meeting
Abstracts for papers and posters for the National Meeting in Anaheim on March 27-31, 2011 may be submitted now. The program includes a wide range of contributed sessions, from Nano Methods to Biological Mass Spectrometry to Innovative Problem Solving in Industry. The Division of Analytical Chemistry deadline is November 1. Information about the PACS abstract submission system is available at the ACS web site. Contact the Division's Program Chair David Koppenaal for more information.

September 18:
Fall 2010 Newsletter is published
The latest issue of the Division's Newsletter has just been published. Editor Xudong Yao has includied messages from Division Chair Dorothy J. Phillips, Immediate Past Chair Isiah M. Warner, Program Chair Susan Lunte, Chair-Elect David W. Koppenaal, and Subdivision Chair Brian Bidlingmeyer and reports from secretary Anna G. Cavinato and Treasurer Al Ribes. Information about the 2010 Division Award recipients and Division Members elected as ACS Fellows is included, as is an announcement of the Kolthoff Award nomination procedure.

September 6:
Nominations for 2011 Division Awards due November 1, 2010 Full information on the awards and the nomination package contacts are available. For the 2011 Awards, nominations shall be sent to:
Miquela Sena
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry
2019 Galisteo St., Bldg I-1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-820-0443; Fax: 505-989-1073

August 18:
Executive Committee Meeting
During the Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston, The Division's Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday August 24th at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center (BCEC), Room 101. The meeting is scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend

July 30:
Division Members Elected Fellows of the American Chemical Society
The ACS has just announced the Fellows elected for 2010, including these Division members: Paul A Bouis; Michelle Vaughan Buchanan; Donald G. Hicks; Donna J Nelson; Dorothy Jean Phillips; Paul S. Weiss; and Charles L Wilkins. They will be honored at the upcoming National Meeting in Boston.

[corrected on August 5]

Results of election of Division Officers and Councilors
Secretary Anna Cavinato has announced the results of the elections: Chair elect: Cynthia Larive; Treasurer: Al Ribes; Councilor: Catherine Fenselau; Alternate Councilor: Kimberly Agnew-Heard. Also, the revisions to the Division's By-Laws were approved.

June 28:

PittCon 2011 program by the Division
The Analytical Division is again sponsoring special invited symposia, contributed oral sessions, and a poster session at PittCon 2011 (March 13-18, 2011 in Atlanta, GA). Abstracts for the following 6 contributed sessions and the poster session are being sought, please submit using the special PittCon website. Submission deadline is August 13, 2010. These sessions include: Chemical Imaging: The Elemental/Atomic View; Chemical Imaging: The Molecular View; Metabolomics: Integrated Analytical Approaches; New Self Assembled Nanomaterials for Enhanced Chemical Separations; Proteomics: From the Bottom (Peptide-Level); Proteomics: From the Top (Intact Level)

June 14:
Division Officer Election and By-Laws voting
Members of the Division should receive an email announcing the 2010 elections and providing a secure link for voting online. If you do not receive the email by June 17 or have questions about the election procedure, please contact the Division Secretary, Anna Cavinato. The deadline for voting is July 16, 2010

June 9:
Division dinner planned for the Boston National Meeting
The annual Analytical Division dinner will be held at the Harvard Faculty Club, Monday August 23, 7-10 PM. Attendance is limited to first 75 members/guest to sign up. The dinner is item SE16 at the ACS Events and Activities web site, and can be included when registering for the meeting.[Modified June 25]

Division Sessions at the Central Regional Meeting, June 16-19
The Division of Analytical Chemistry is sponsoring sessions at the CeRMACS 2010, June 16-19 in Dayton, Ohio. These sessions are on Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Structures, Functionalization and Applications. Program information is available online[dates corrected June 14]

May 29:
Division Sessions at the New England Regional Meeting< june 2-5
The Division of Analytical Chemistry is sponsoring three sessions at the NERM 2010, June 2-5 in Potsdam, New York. These sessions are on Protein Biomarkers for Medical Applications, Emerging Contaminants in the Environment, and Nanotechnology: Emerging Analytical/Bioanalytical & Medical Applications. Four additional sessions complete the analytical program.

May 5:
Division Program for Boston ACS Meeting
The Boston ACS National Meeting will take place August 22 to 26. Program Chair Susan Lunte has announced an extensive program of sessions for the Division. Complete program listings will be available in June.

April 27:
EnviroAnalysis 2010 in Toronto May 10-12
This major meeting on environmental analytical chemistry will include sessions on all major approaches to analysis of environmental samples.

March 11:
Abstract Deadline for Boston National Meeting extended to March 29
An extra week is available for submitting abstracts for the Division's program at the Boston National Meeting, August 22-26, 2010. Submission is online.

March 10:
ACS Fellows program invites Division nominations
The Fellows are ACS Members recognized "for their contributions to the chemical sciences and outstanding service to ACS". The Division may nominate up to eight members for this honor. Full details are available on the ACS web site. Nominations will be considered for endorsement by the Division Chair and must be sent using email to Miquela Sena at the Division Office no later than April 30. Please provide the information requested in section N9 of the Fellows Guidelines, including the letters in subsection v.a and any supplementary information in subsection v.c. as attachments in the email to the Office.

March 9:
Division member receives highest ACS honor
The 2010 Priestley Medal will be awarded to Richard Zare of Stanford University on Tuesday, March 22 in San Francisco. The award is given each year for lifetime contributions to chemistry. Dick Zare has made many contributions to the field of analytical chemistry and is a past recipient of the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry (1998) and the Division's Award in Chemical Instrumentation (1995). You can read his award address and the C&EN article about him. [Revised March 27, 2010 to include links in last sentence.]

February 26:
Spring 2010 Newsletter published

The latest issue of the Division of Analytical Chemistry Newsletter has just been published. Edited by Xudong Yao, it includes a message of Division Chair Dorothy Philips, and one from Subdivision Chair Brian Bidlingmeyer, announcements of programs at upcoming meetings, and information about the Industrial Liason Committee, FACSS,the EAS The Kolthoff student travel awards, support of ACS Regional Meeting programming, and an acknowledgement of the Division's Corporate Patrons and Academic Partners.

February 25:
Division Awards for 2010 are announced

The following are to receive the Division's Awards for 2010. Presentation will be at the National Meeting in Boston this August. The Award for Chemical Instrumentation, sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company: Richard A. Mathies, University of California, Berkeley; the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education: Lawrence W. Potts, Gustavus Adolphus College; the Award in Spectrochemical Analysis: Stephen Cramer, Berkeley Lab and University of California, Davis; the Award in Electrochemistry: Charles R. Martin, University of Florida; the Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, Sponsored by Phillip Morris USA: Christy L. Haynes, University of Minnesota; the Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry, Sponsored by Waters Corporation: Royce W. Murray, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; the Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science, sponsored by Agilent Technologies: Craig A. Aspinwall, University of Arizona. Details about the awards and past recipients are available.

February 23:
Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Symposia

A symposium on life science applications of ion mobility-mass spectrometry will be held on March 16 at the University of Pennsylvania, March 17 at Johns Hopkins and March 18 at the University of Maryland-College Park. Speakers are Alison Ashcroft of the University of Leeds, Helen Cooper of the University of Birmingham, David Russell of Texas A&M University, and David Clemmer of Indiana University.

February 3:
Executive Committee Meeting for the Subdivision

All members of the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry are invited to the next meeting of the Executive Committee, March 1, 2010 in Orlando. Persons interested in joining the Subdivision are also welcome to attend.

January 29:
Division programming at the San Francisco ACS Meeting

The Division will have 228 papers presented at the ACS National Meeting, March 21-25 in San Francisco. All sessions will be in the Moscone Center. These links provide more information: Session outline; Complete list of papers; Complete abstracts. Suggestion: Use the complete list of papers to identify the abstracts you want to read, then open the larger (900 KB) abstract file.

January 8:
Awards to be presented at PittCon 2010

Eleven major awards in the analytical sciences will be presented during PittCon, including the Subdivision on Chromatography and Separation Chemistry's Young Investigator Award, which will be received by Craig A. Aspinwall of the University of Arizona. The other recipients are Richard P. Van Duyne, Christy L. Haynes, Richard M. Crooks, Lane C. Sandler, Lloyd M. Smith, Joshua J. Coon, Robin M. Hochstrasser, Catherine Fenselau, Patrick J. Treado and Walter Jennings.

January 5:
New Year's Resolutions for Analytical Chemists

Royce Murray, Editor of Analytical Chemistry, offers some ideas for analytical chemists in various types of employment, valid for this and every year.

Division News posted in 2009

October 29:
Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award recipient announced

Jongyoon Han, Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the 2009 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award. This has just been announced by the Journal.

October 11:
Kolthoff Travel Awards for Undergraduate Students

The Division will support travel to the PittCon 2010 or the Fall 2010 ACS National Meeting by outstanding undergraduate students. The nomnination deadline for the PittCon is October 31, 2009, while the deadline for the Fall National Meeting will be around April 30, 2010.

September 27:
Division Newsletter

The Fall 2009 issue of the Division Newsletter is now available. It contains 21 pages of information about plans for future meetings and highlights of past meetings, messages from Division Chair Isiah Warner and Subdivision Chair Susan Olesik, an article by Mark David Lim of the National Cancer Institute on Innovative Cancer Technologies and a reprint of the 1990 article by Gary M. Hieftje of Indiana University, "University Research and Teaching--Symbiosis or Conflict?". Note: The Newsletter file is 2.3 MB.

September 17:
Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award

The Journal and the Chemical & Microbiological Microsystems Society have announced a new award for contributions to micro- or nanofluidics by scientists within 15 years of the doctorate. Information is on the web. The deadline for receipt of nominations is October 2, 2009

September 11:
PittCon 2010 Program

The Division has organized six invited and six contributed sessions for the 2010 PittCon, which will be in Orlando, Florida, February 28 through March 5. More details of the sessions will be announced this fall.

August 8:
ACS Fellows Announced

Twelve members of the Division of Analytical Chemistry are in the first class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society that has just been announced. Congratulations to each for their service to the Society and the discipline of chemistry!

July 19:
Call for papers for PittCon 2010

Six organized Contributed Sessions at Pittcon 2010 will be sponsored by the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry. Abstracts are due August 14th for individuals wanting to contribute papers. Click here for the complete list of sessions and instructions.

Division election results
The 2009 Division election results are: Chair-Elect - David Koppenaal; Secretary - Anna Cavinato; Councilors - Roland Hirsch and Bonner Denton; Alternate Councilor: Al Ribes; The bylaw revisions also passed with 91.6% of yes votes.

June 28:

Subdivision Elections
The Subdivision on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry has notified its members about the election of officers. The deadline for receipt of ballots is August 19, 2009. If you are a member of the Subdivision and did not receive notification, please contact the Secretary of the Subdivision, Robert Stevenson, or the Chair, Susan Olesik.

June 20:
Division reception and dinner in Washington

The Division will have its dinner at Sequoia, at 3000 K Street in the Georgetown section of Washington, on Monday, August 17. It will be a great opportunity to join fellow analytical scientists in a beautiful setting overlooking the Potomac River, and to select from a great dinner menu. The reception will start at 6:00 and the dinner at 7:00. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the meeting or separately in July.

June 13:
Program for the Washington National Meeting
The Division's program for the next ACS National Meeting has been released. The meeting includes 391 papers in 33 sessions, including the 2009 National and Division Award presentations. The dates are August 16-19. The program will be at the Renaissance Hotel, directly across from the Washington Convention Center. More information will be available here shortly. [Revised on June 14 to add location of program.]

June 7:
Division Elections
A notice has gone to members of the Division by e-mail (or a postcard if no email address is on file) about the 2009 Division election. The ballot includes Chair-Elect, Secretary, Councilor and Alternate Councilor positions. There also is an opportunity to vote on a proposed change in the By-Laws to make the Chair of the Subdivision a voting member of the Division's Executive Committee. The deadline for submitting ballots is July 10. If you are a member and have not received a ballot notice, please contact the Secretary, Anna G. Cavinato

May 4:
Division Support of Symposia at Regional ACS Meetings

The Analytical Division has a speaker's fund to help support programming at the regional American Chemical Society meetings. Awards will generally be made to support a thematic symposium. Funds can be used to support travel expenses of an expert in the field who would not normally attend that particular regional meeting. It is expected that local speakers will then be included to fill out the symposium. Alternatively, funds can be requested to provide more modest levels of support to several speakers from the region. The Division will help regional planners identify possible speakers for symposia topics, if necessary. Applications for support are considered on a rolling basis until the yearly allocation of funds has been expended. Anyone interested in applying for an award should contact Nadja Cech by email to discuss the nature of the symposium and the funds that are needed to help support the program.

February 28:
Subdivision of Chromatography and Separation Science 25 years old

The Subdivision on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry (SCSC) is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2009. In addition to several sessions (use link in above item) there will be a reception on Tuesday in room W196C (4:30 to 6:30 PM) and an Anniversary Cake-Celebration on Wednesday at Millennium Park in the Exposition Area (1:00 -3:00 pm).

February 20:
Division Awards for 2009

The recipients of the 2009 Division Awards have been announced. The awards will be presented at the Washington ACS National Meeting in August.

I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for 2009
The recipients of the 2009 I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for Undergraduate Students have been announced. The students will present posters and be honored at the ACS National Meeting in Salt Lake City in March. [revised meeting and city on February 28]

February 13:
Spring 2009 Division Newsletter

The latest issue of the Division Newsletter has just been published by Editor Xudong Yao. It includes a message from the Chair, Isiah Warner; the Division Award recipients for 2009; program plans for upcoming meetings; information on the 25th anniversary celebration of the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separation Chemistry; and other items that will be of interest. Earlier Newsletters can be found on the web site, too.

January 27:
Abstracts for Fall ACS Meeting can now be submitted
The ACS OASYS online abstract submission system is now open for the National Meeting in Washington, August 16-20, 2009. The Division will have a large and varied program covering all aspects of our science. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 19.

January 7:
PittCon program is on line

The Division has organized a substantial program again this year at PittCon, which is in Chicago, March 8-13. There are five invited symposia and six sessions of contributed papers, and a poster session. The full program is now available; just click on the Invited Symposia, Organized Contributed Sessions and Poster Sessions links on the left side of this page to get to the listings of sessions. The Division will have a Executive Committee Meeting on Monday, March 9 at 4:30 in Room W191 at McCormick Place, and a reception on Tuesday, March 10 at 4:30, in Room W196C. [Last sentence added January 8, revised with room numbers January 10.]

Division will have an exposition booth at PittCon
The Division of Analytical Chemistry will have booth number 3974 in the Exposition. Members and potential members are welcome to stop by. More information is online
[Link corrected January 8.]

Nelson Torto to receive the Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science
The 2008 Award will be presented by the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separation science to Professor Nelson Torto of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa at the PittCon. He has made noteworthy contributions to micro-scale sample preparation and supercritical fluid extraction. He also is noted for creating the Southern and Eastern African Network of Analytical Chemists (SEANAC). The symposium in his honor is listed in the PittCon program under Awards.

Division News posted in 2008


November 23: Analytical Chemistry web site updated
The ACS journals have a new website design. The Analytical Chemistry home page has new capabilities to help find articles and and features, and an attractive, functional design.

November 4: Call for Symposia for Washington ACS Meeting August 2009
The 238th American Chemical Society National Meeting will be held in Washington DC from August, 16-20, 2009. The theme for this conference is Chemistry and Global Security: Challenges and Opportunities. Please contact the division program chair if you would like to suggest a topic and chair a session for contributed papers or alternatively, if you would like to organize a symposium. Symposia cosponsored with other Divisions will also be welcomed.

October 25: Division Strategic Plan updated
The Division of Analytical Chemistry Strategic Plan from 2006 has been updated. Comments and feedback will be welcomed by Carla Garic. We thank Chris Enke, a past Chair of the Division, for initiating the plan and for this update.

October 13: Fall 2008 Division Newsletter just published
The latest issue of the Newsletter is available here on the web. It features messages from the new Chair, Isiah Warner, the immediate Past Chair, Laurie Locascio, and the Chair of the Subdivision on Chromatography and Separations Chemistry, Susan Olesik; reports and photos from the Division Award sessions at the recent ACS Meeting; a salute to Dow Chemical Company on the 25th anniversary of its support for the Award in Chemical Instrumentation; and information on program plans for 2009.

October 5: Nominations for Division Awards
Nominations for the 2009 Division of Analytical Chemistry awards are due November 1, 2008. Full information on submitting nominations is on the Awards page.

September 26: No Graduate Travel Awards for 2009
The Division will not be providing the Graduate Travel Awards for the 2009 PittCon, due to withdrawal of the sponsor from the program for the coming year.

September 13: Submitting papers for the next ACS National Meeting
The Division will have a program of contributed paper oral sessions and a poster session at the National Meeting in Salt Lake City, March 22-28, 2008. The list of sessions is available and abstracts may be submitted via OASyS until October 25.

Kolthoff Award applications invited
The I.M. Kolthoff Unrichment Awards for undergraduate students provide travel funds for participation in the Spring ACS Meeting in Salt Lake City. Applications are invited now and must be submitted by October 31, 2008.

September 1: Division abstracts for PittCon 2009 still being accepted
There will be five sessions for oral papers organized by the Division of Analytical Chemistry at PittCon in Chicago next March 8 to 13, plus a Division poster session. Abstracts can be submitted through December 2008. Be sure to mark the abstract "ACS oral/poster" when it is submitted.

August 28: New Newsletter Editor
The Division has a new Editor for its Newsletter, Prof. Xudong Yao of the University of Connecticut. He will welcome submission of items for consideration for publication in future Newsletters. We thank Victor Ryzhov of Northern Illinois University for his splendid service as Editor for the past several years.

August 22:
Division Officer election results
The following have been elected by the Division membership: Chair-Elect: Susan Lunte; Treasurer: Gary Van Berkel; Councilor: Michelle Buchanan; Alternate Councilors: Henry Blount and David Pinkston

Subdivision Officer election results

The following have been elected by the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separation Chemistry membership: Secretary: Robert Stevenson; Executive Committee members: John Hinshaw and Kate Rimmer

Revised August 22:Updated: Division Members now receiving Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
Annual Reviews has published the first volume of a new series devoted to analytical chemistry. The Editors are Edward Yeung and Richard Zare. Division members are now receiving their copy of the printed volume (free of charge) and will have on-line access to the series from 2008 on as part of the Division dues. (original version posted on May 30)

July 25:Analytical Division program deadline of August 15 for PittCon 2009
The Division plans five contributed paper sessions and a poster session at the Pittsburgh Conference in Chicago, March 2-7, 2009. Instructions for submitting abstracts are now available. The program includes seven invited sessions organized by the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
The Division's Undergraduate Awards for 2008 announced
The annual recognition of outstanding undergraduate students by the Division has just been announced. There are 334 recipients of this honor at colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.

July 16:Deadline for Subdivision election ballots is July 31, 2008
The annual election for the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry ends on July 31. If you did not receive information on the election, please contact the Subdivision's Secretary, Robert Stevenson.

July 6: Philadelphia ACS National Meeting Program Available
The complete technical program for the Division is now available online. It is one of the largest programs ever offered by the Division, with 26 symposia, including ten in the Health focus area of the meeting. A special feature is the NIH New Innovator Award Symposium.

June 5: Division dinner at Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Philadelphia ACS National Meeting will feature a reception and awards dinner at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on Monday, August 18. The Chemical Heritage Foundation is located near Independence Park and includes many exhibits of interest to analytical chemists. The reception is sponsored by the Division of Chemistry and the Law.

June 5: Division election ballots
An email has been sent announcing the annual election of Officers and Councilors. If you did not receive the email please contact the Secretary of the Division immediately:

May 30: Division Members to receive Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
Annual Reviews is about to publish the first volume of a new series devoted to analytical chemistry. The Editors are Edward Yeung and Richard Zare. Division members will receive the printed volume at no cost and will have on-line access to the series from 2008 on as part of the Division dues.

May 11: Division Newsletter for May 2008 on line
The latest Division Newsletter has been published. There are messages from the Chairs of the Division and the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry. The Division program for the Fall ACS National Meeting is listed, including more than 30 symposia organized or co-organized by the Division. There also are reports from PittCon 2008 and the Spring ACS National Meeting. Ted Kuwana, Managing Director of the Analytical Sciences Digital Library, provides an update on the ASDL and the analyticalsciences.org web site.

March 10: 2008 Division Awards announced
These award recipients will be honored at the Philadelphia ACS Meeting in August:

Gary Horlick, Award in Chemical Instrumentation, Sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company

Yinfa Ma, J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education

Isiah M. Warner, Award in Spectrochemical Analysis

Richard Crooks, Award in Electrochemistry

Laurie E. Locascio, Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, Sponsored by Philip Morris USA

O. David Sparkman: Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry, Sponsored by Waters Corporation


March 20:
The abstract deadline for the Philadelphia National Meeting has passed. Program plans are on the web, and details will be available in June.