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First Articles now Available from RSC Pharmaceutics

We are excited to announce that the first articles from RSC Pharmaceutics, one of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s newest journals, have recently been published. The gold open access journal is a home for papers covering emerging technologies and techniques in pharmaceutics, including drug delivery, precision medicine, and enhanced drug targeting. To celebrate the journal’s launch, all article processing charges are waived until mid-2026, allowing any author to publish open access for free.

Check out this post on the RSC Pharmaceutics Blog to learn more about the new and exciting work being published, covering topics from polymer conjugation of a nephrotoxic drug, to dye-containing micelles for breast cancer imaging, and more!

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2024 Soft Matter Lectureship Nominations are now Open

Do you know an outstanding early career researcher who has contributed significantly to the field of soft matter? If so, nominate them for the 2024 Soft Matter Lectureship for an opportunity to recognize them for their impactful research. The Lectureship recipients will each receive:

  • £1,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend and present at a leading international meeting
  • An invitation to contribute an article to Soft Matter and a complimentary cover for the issue in which the article appears

Nominations are open to all researchers globally, and can be nominations can be made by anyone at any career level. Candidates must be:

  • An independent researcher (PhD students and postdoctoral research associates are not eligible)
  • Actively pursuing research within the soft matter field, and have made a significant contribution to the field
  • At an early stage of their independent career (this should typically be within 12 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break, work in systems where their time period to independence may vary or who followed an alternative study path)

To nominate someone, click here for more information of eligibility and the nomination process.

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RSC Applied Interfaces First Issue

We are proud to announce the publication of the first issue of RSC Applied Interfaces, a dedicated, interdisciplinary journal for cutting-edge research on the applications of surfaces and interfaces. Introduced with an Editorial from Editor-in-Chief Federico Rosei (University of Trieste, Italy), the new Open Access journal’s first issue covers topics from nanoporous oxide electrodes to biodiesel synthesis with nitrogen-doped carbon dots.

If you are interested in publishing your work in RSC Applied Interfaces, all article processing charges will be waived until mid-2025, so click here to begin the submission process.

Click here to read more about this exciting first issue on the RSC Applied Interfaces Blog, or click here to be directed straight to the first issue.

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2023 Recap from RSC Brazil

As the effects of the pandemic continued to fade, 2023 began with some uncertainty about scientific meetings in and around Brazil. Nevertheless, last year saw a resurgence of in-person events for Brazilian researchers. Despite facing constrained budgets, the community made it a priority to resume hosting the most important meetings in the region.

To this end, the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) Annual Meeting returned to Sao Paulo in 2023. RSC President, Prof. Gill Reid, had the opportunity to attend along with the head of the RSC Americas office, Zhengzheng Zhang. At the meeting, they presented RSC’s plan for the future of Open Access and familiarized themselves with the vibrant local community. In addition to chatting with authors, students, and Editorial Board Members from Brazil, Prof. Reid gave a scientific talk.

The conference also served as a venue to celebrate continued partnership between RSC and SBQ. RSC hosted a session during the meeting to recognize the re-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two societies and to announce the winners of the 2023 JP-RASBQ-RSC award. The MoU seeks to encourage deeper connections between the RSC and SBQ by fostering collaboration in programs and events. The JP-RASBQ-RSC award, originally launched in 2021, honours early career researchers in the chemical sciences and offers prizes to help them overcome the effects of the pandemic on their research progress.

   
Left: Prof. Gill Reid and SBQ President, Prof. Dr Shirley Nakagaki, displaying the MoU along with incoming SBQ President, Prof. Dr Rossimiriam Freitas; Right: JP-RASBQ-RSC award winners Dr. Rayane Cristian Ferreira Silva (UFMG) and Dr. Caio Machado Fernandes (UFF) with Prof. Gill Reid

 

   
Left: Dr. Zhengzheng Zhang (RSC Americas) discussing Open Access and RSC’s vision for the future at the 2023 SBQ Annual Meeting; Right: Profs Marcia Mesko (UFPel and JAAS EBM), Camila Abbehausen (UNICAMP and RA ABM), Gill Reid (RSC), Izilda Bagatin (UNIFESP and DT Council group), Zhengzheng Zhang (RSC Americas), Breno Netto (UnB and RA ABM), Rodrigo Souza (UFRJ and RA ABM) and Erico Flores (UFSM and  JAAS AE)

 

Then, Spring ushered in a high season for bigger meetings. Our RSC Brazil manager, Beth Magalhaes, attended a number of them seeking to grow the RSC brand, commission article submissions, spread our forward-looking Open Access policy, and promote new journal launches. Importantly, we wanted to highlight RSC as one of the most active scientific societies concerned with topics like DEI and sustainability.

The first Spring conference we sponsored was the 22nd CBCat Brazilian Congress on Catalysis 2023. Important names in the field of Catalysis were present, such as RSC member Prof. Liane Rossi (USP). The event was held near vineyards located in the south of Brazil.

 
Prof. Liane Rossi giving her talk at the event at the 22nd Brazilian Congress on Catalysis

 

   
Left: student prize winners during MRS-B 2023; Right: the beautiful Maceio landscape

 

Next, Beth attended the Brazilian Materials Research Society (B-MRS) Annual Meeting in Maceio-AL, Brazil, where she gave a “How to Publish” talk and the RSC sponsored awards for poster and oral presentation prizes.

Travelling to Campinas, only 100 km from the RSC Brazil office in São Paulo, Beth next attended the Brazilian Society of Biophysics (SBBf) 47th annual meeting. The conference venue was also the location of Sirius, the new synchrotron light source and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in Brazil. Researchers at the meeting presented their work in the fields of physics, chemistry, and biology. RSC had the opportunity to talk with authors about Open Access and familiarize them with journals applicable to their research.

   
Left: exhibition booth at SBBf; Right: general view of the event attendance

 

Seeking to meet with researchers in all disciplines of the chemical sciences, Beth next attended a theoretical meeting for the first time: the XXII Brazilian Symposium of Theoretical Chemistry (SBQT) 2023. The RSC supported the symposium by facilitating the presence of Prof. Sir Richard Catlow (University College London and Cardiff University), a long time engaged FRSC who gave a fantastic research talk and delivered poster prizes on behalf of the RSC. A highlight at SBQT was the panel discussion about women in theoretical sciences, emphasizing a commitment of the community to change the landscape with respect to gender equity.

Poster prize winners with FRSC Prof. Catlow at the XXII Brazilian Symposium of Theoretical Chemistry

 

     
Left: Prof. Catlow asking a question at SBQT 2023; Right: the Women Panel discussion at SBQT 2023 attracted a great audience

 

As noted, this was a busy season for Beth – after the theoretical meeting, she moved on to the 11th BrazMedChem/9th BCNP. These two groups, representing Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, respectively, hold many mutual interests and thus their meetings were held together in Salvator, BA.  Both were supported by SBQ divisions and the RSC. On our end, Beth chaired a Women in Chemistry discussion with Júlia Monteiro (Eurofarma), Lori Ferrins (Northeastern University) and Gemma Turon (Ersilia – UK). We also sponsored both events via poster prizes to recognize students’ hard work.

     
Left: Prof. Marcelo Castilho, BrazMedChem Chair, delivering an RSC poster prize alongside Prof. Eliane de Oliveira Silva, BCNP chair; Right: the closing presentation, delivered by Prof. Jairo Kenupp Bastos (FCFRP-USP), on synergies where natural products and new drugs strategies could meet

 

Further seeking to connect with new communities, RSC supported the 17th Brazilian Conference on Polymers (CBPol), organized by the Brazilian Polymer Association (ABPol). This community has a long relationship with the plastic industries; one focus of Beth’s attendance at the conference was to feel out the association’s attitudes on topics such as new uses for polymers and regulation and environmental issues. The RSC was very well received at the conference, and for some attendees this was their first contact with several of our publications, including Polymer Chemistry. To support this meeting, the RSC had an exhibition booth, delivered poster prizes, and gave a “How to Publish” talk. One of our MSDE Editorial Board Members, Prof. Linda J. Broadbelt (Northwestern University), attended the conference as well.

Prof. Luiz Mattoso (Embrapa) discussing circular economy in agrobusiness at CBPol

 

Finally, Beth returned to southern Brazil, in Bento Gonçalves, where the 7th Brazilian Meeting on Chemical Speciation (7th EspeQBrazil) and the 16th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (16th RSAS) were hosted. The events combined workshops, courses, presentations, and networking opportunities, including a Meet the Editor session and poster prizes sponsored by RSC journals. RSAS was chaired by JAAS Associate Editor, Prof. Erico Flores, and the JAAS team was further represented by JAAS Editor-in-Chief, Heidi Goenaga-Infant, in addition to other editorial board members and engaged authors. JAAS is a top journal in the community, so these appearances made a strong impression.

     
Poster prize award ceremonies at EspeQBrazil and RSAS

 

Wine tasting celebration in Bento Gonçalves with JAAS authors, editors, and local organizers

 

So, after many trips around the country, 2023 was finally over, and now we must wait to see the results in 2024. With so many authors being invited to submit their work, researchers making their first contact with the RSC, students engaging with the community, and different interest groups represented, it’s safe to say that 2023 was a productive year in Brazil!

 

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Recognizing Our 2023 Editorial Board Members

With the end of 2023, the RSC Americas office would like to take the opportunity to recognize all of the Editorial and Advisory board members who joined the RSC’s journals over 2023, especially those who have begun since we last recognized new board members in February 2023. It is only through the hard work and guidance of these outstanding researchers that the Royal Society of Chemistry is able to maintain its essential community focus, while being a leading international scientific publisher. Thank you all for everything you have done this year, and we look forward to 2024!

 

New Editorial Board Members:

James Batteas, Texas A&M University (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Editor-in-Chief

Miaofang Chi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)
Nanoscale Horizons, Editorial Board Member

William Chueh, Stanford University (USA)
Energy & Environmental Science, Editorial Board Member

Debbie Crans, Colorado State University (USA)
New Journal of Chemistry, Editorial Board Member

Alessandra Eustaquio, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
Natural Product Reports, Editorial Board Member

Andrew Ferguson, University of Chicago (USA)
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Raj Gounder, Purdue University (USA)
Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, Associate Editor

Ling Hao, George Washington University (USA)
Molecular Omics, Editorial Board Member

Kelsey Hatzell, Princeton University (USA)
Materials Horizons, Editorial Board Member

Rebekka Klausen, John Hopkins University (USA)
Polymer Chemistry, Associate Editor

Dominik Konkolewicz, Miami University (USA)
Polymer Chemistry, Associate Editor

LaShanda Korley, University of Delaware (USA)
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Editorial Board Member

Chao-Jun Li, McGill University (Canada)
ChemComm, Associate Editor

Matthew Lockett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)
Analytical Methods, Associate Editor

James Mack, University of Cincinnati (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Editorial Board Member

Neal Mankad, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
Dalton Transactions, Associate Editor

Heidi Mansour, Florida International University (USA)
RSC Pharmaceutics, Associate Editor

Spiridoula Matsika, Temple University (USA)
PCCP, Associate Editor

Jeffrey Moore, University of Illinois (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Editorial Board Member

Jasquelin Peña, University of California, Davis (USA)
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Associate Editor

Emily Pentzer, Texas A&M University (USA)
RSC Applied Polymers, Editor-in-Chief

Ryan Richards, Colorado School of Mines (USA)
RSC Applied Interfaces, Associate Editor

Robert Riggleman, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Associate Editor

Eric Rivard, University of Alberta (Canada)
Dalton Transactions, Associate Editor

Changquan Calvin Sun, University of Minnesota (USA)
CrystEngComm, Editorial Board Member

Wilfred Tysoe, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Editorial Board Member

Justin J. Wilson, Cornell University (USA)
Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Associate Editor

Ngai Yin Yip, Columbia University (USA)
Environmental Science: Advances, Associate Editor

 

New Advisory Board Members:

Maria Angela A Meireles, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Sustainable Food Technology, Advisory Board Member

Gregg Beckham, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)
Green Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Alexis Bell, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
EES Catalysis, Advisory Board Member

David N. Beratan, Duke University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Roberto Berlinck, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Natural Product Reports, Advisory Board Member

Viola Birss, University of Calgary (Canada)
RSC Applied Interfaces, Advisory Board Member

Barry Blight, University of New Brunswick (Canada)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Daria Boffito, Polytechnique Montreal (Canada)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Advisory Board Member

Adam Braunschweig, New York University (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Advisory Board Member

Jeff WM Bulte, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA)
Sensors & Diagnostics, Advisory Board Member

Charles T. Campbell, University of Washington (United States)
EES Catalysis, Advisory Board Member

Emanuel Carrilho, Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)
Analytical Methods, Advisory Board Member

Victor Castaño, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México  (Mexico)
RSC Applied Interfaces, Advisory Board Member

Jingguang Chen, Columbia University (United States)
EES Catalysis, Advisory Board Member

Zhongwei Chen, University of Waterloo (Canada)
EES Catalysis, Advisory Board Member

Michael Cohen, Oregon Health & Science University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Conor Coley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Digital Discovery, Advisory Board Member

Maria G. Corradini, University of Guelph (Canada)
Sustainable Food Technology, Advisory Board Member

Qiang Cui, Boston University (USA)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Mita Dasog, Dalhousie University (Canada)
Nanoscale, Advisory Board Member

Sylvia Daunert, University of Miami (USA)
Sensors & Diagnostics, Advisory Board Member

Jailson de Andrade, Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil)
Analytical Methods, Advisory Board Member

Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago (USA)
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Advisory Board Member

Pablo Andres Denis, Universidad de la República Facultad de Química (Uruguay)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Dino Di Carlo, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Lab on a Chip, Advisory Board Member

Charles Dismukes, Rutgers University (United States)
EES Catalysis, Advisory Board Member

Yizhou Dong, The Ohio State University (USA)
Biomaterials Science, Advisory Board Member

Abigail Doyle, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Digital Discovery, Advisory Board Member

Jairton Dupont, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Dalton Transactions, Advisory Board Member

Chris Easley, Auburn University (USA)
Analytical Methods, Advisory Board Member

Martin Eastgate, Bristol Myers Squibb (USA)
Green Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech (USA)
Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, Advisory Board Member

R. Dario Falcone, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Argentina)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Baizeng Fang, The University of British Columbia (Canada)
Energy Advances, Advisory Board Member

Omar K. Farha, Northwestern University (USA)
CrystEngComm, Advisory Board Member

Hao Feng, North Carolina A&T State University (USA)
Sustainable Food Technology, Advisory Board Member

Ian Foster, University of Chicago (USA)
Digital Discovery, Advisory Board Member

Natia Frank, University of Nevada (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Dinorah Gambino, University of the Republic (Uruguay)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Rebecca Gieseking, Brandeis University (USA)
Materials Horizons, Advisory Board Member

José Goldemberg, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Energy & Environmental Science, Advisory Board Member

John Gordon, Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)
Energy Advances, Advisory Board Member

Carlos F. O. Graeff, São Paolo State University (Brazil)
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Advisory Board Member

Alexis Grimaud, Boston College (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Alexander Gundlach-Graham, Iowa State University (USA)
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Advisory Board Member

Will Gutekunst, Georgia Tech (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Susan Habas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Advisory Board Member

Grace Han, Brandeis University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Timothy Hanusa, Vanderbilt University (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Advisory Board Member

Tom Harner, Environment and Climate Change Canada (Canada)
Environmental Science: Advances, Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Heemstra, Washington University in St Louis (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Niko Hildebrandt, McMaster University (Canada)
Nanoscale, Advisory Board Member

Frances Houle, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Ashlee Howarth, Concordia University (Canada)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Helen Hsu-Kim, Duke University (USA)
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Advisory Board Member

Philip Jessop, Queen’s University (Canada)
Green Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Xiao Jiang, Aramco Research Cente (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Kagan Kerman, University of Toronto (Canada)
Analyst, Advisory Board Member

Laura Kiessling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
RSC Chemical Biology, Advisory Board Member

Kristi Kiick, University of Delaware (USA)
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Advisory Board Member

Rebekka Klausen, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Jothi Kothandaraman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)
RSC Sustainability, Advisory Board Member

Lauro Kubato, Instituto de Química (Brazil)
Analytical Methods, Advisory Board Member

Heather Kulik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Digital Discovery, Advisory Board Member

Kyle Lancaster, Cornell University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Lieve Laurens, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Advisory Board Member

Ramanan Laxminarayan, One Health Trust (USA)
Environmental Science: Advances, Advisory Board Member

Kimberley Lee, Caltech (USA)
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Advisory Board Member

Eder Joao Lenardao, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Brazil)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Benoit Lessard, University of Ottawa (Canada)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Yingfu Li, McMaster University (Canada)
Sensors & Diagnostics, Advisory Board Member

Xiasong Li, University of Washington (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Chen Liao, Argonne National Laboratory (USA)
RSC Sustainability, Advisory Board Member

Bruce Lipshutz, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
Green Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Norberto Peporine Lopes, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Yi Lu, University of Illinois (USA)
Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Advisory Board Member

Cara Lubner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Susan Lunte, University of Kansas (USA)
Analytical Methods, Advisory Board Member

Celia Machado Ronconi, Federal Fluminense University (Brazil)
Dalton Transactions, Advisory Board Member

Érico Marlon Moraes Flores, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil)
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Advisory Board Member

Todd Martinez, Stanford University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Carlos Martínez-Huitle, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

José Luis Medina-Franco, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Igor Medintz, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (USA)
Sensors & Diagnostics, Advisory Board Member

Manjusri Misra, University of Guelph (Canada)
Sustainable Food Technology, Advisory Board Member

Karthik Nagapudi, Genentech (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Advisory Board Member

Brenno Neto, University of Brasilia (Brazil)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Petr Nikrityuk, University of Alberta (Canada)
Energy Advances, Advisory Board Member

Elisa Orth, Federal University of Paraná (Brazil)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Frank Osterloh, University of California, Davis (USA)
Materials Advances, Advisory Board Member

Atul Parikh, University of California, Davis (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Emily Pentzer, Texas A&M University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Cynthia L. M. Pereira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
CrystEngComm, Advisory Board Member

Francois Perreault, University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada)
Environmental Science: Advances, Advisory Board Member

Kristin Persson, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
Energy Advances, Advisory Board Member

Warren Piers, University of Calgary (Canada)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Shuye Ping Ong, University of California San Diego (USA)
Digital Discovery, Advisory Board Member

C. Derrick Quarles Jr., Elemental Scientific (USA)
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Advisory Board Member

Seth Rasmussen, North Dakota State University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Javier Read de Alaniz, University of California Santa Barbara (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Jason Ren, Princeton University (USA)
Energy & Environmental Science, Advisory Board Member

Maxwell Robb, Caltech (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Advisory Board Member

Debora Rodrigues, University of Houston (USA)
Environmental Science: Advances, Advisory Board Member

Adrian Roitberg, University of Florida (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Ashley Ross, University of Cincinnati (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Daniel Roxbury, University of Rhode Island (USA)
Sensors & Diagnostics, Advisory Board Member

Michael Sailor, University of California, San Diego (USA)
Nanoscale Horizons, Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Schaefer, Notre Dame (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

George Schatz, Northwestern University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Leslie Schoop, Princeton University (USA)
Nanoscale Horizons, Advisory Board Member

Danielle Schultz, Merck (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Hannah Shafaat, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Wendy Shaw, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Jacob Shelley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA)
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Advisory Board Member

Thomas Snaddon, Indiana University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Andrew Steckl, University of Cincinnati (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Ralph Sturgeon, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Advisory Board Member

Jin Suntivich, Cornell University (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Micheal Tam, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Juming Tang, Washington State University (USA)
Sustainable Food Technology, Advisory Board Member

Sindy Tang, Stanford University (USA)
Lab on a Chip, Advisory Board Member

Lauro Tatsuo Kubota, State University of Campinas (Brazil)
Sensors & Diagnostics, Advisory Board Member

William Tiznado, Universidad Andres Bello (Chile)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Helen Tran, University of Toronto (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Christopher Vanderwal, University of California, Irvine (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Rajender Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
Green Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Fiorenzo Vetrone, Université du Québec (Canada)
RSC Applied Interfaces, Advisory Board Member

Joel Voldman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Lab on a Chip, Advisory Board Member

Lai-Sheng Wang, Brown University (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

John Warner, Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry & Beyond Benign (USA)
RSC Mechanochemistry, Advisory Board Member

Eranthee Weerapana, Boston College (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Alison Wendlandt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Chemical Science, Advisory Board Member

Krista Wigginton, University of Michigan (USA)
Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, Advisory Board Member

Evan Williams, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Analyst, Advisory Board Member

Nianqiang Wu, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
Sensors & Diagnostics, Advisory Board Member

Wenzhuo Wu, Purdue University (USA)
Nanoscale Horizons, Advisory Board Member

Yan Yao, University of Houston (USA)
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Advisory Board Member

Yadong Yin, University California Riverside (USA)
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Advisory Board Member

Wei You, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)
Polymer Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Karim Zaghib, Concordia University (Canada)
RSC Applied Interfaces, Advisory Board Member

Aldo Zarbin, Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Materials Horizons, Advisory Board Member

Davit Zargarian, University of Montreal (Canada)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Jin Zhang, University of California San Diego (USA)
RSC Chemical Biology, Advisory Board Member

Xuan Zhang, University of California, Merced (USA)
Environmental Science: Advances, Advisory Board Member

Miqin Zhang, University of Washington (USA)
Nanoscale, Advisory Board Member

Yuming Zhao, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
New Journal of Chemistry, Advisory Board Member

Yiping Zhao, University of Georgia (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

Hongcai Zhou, Texas A&M University (USA)
Energy Advances, Advisory Board Member

Hongli Zhu, Northeastern University (USA)
Chemical Society Reviews, Advisory Board Member

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2024 Catalysis Science & Technology Symposium – Attend In Person or Virtually

Registration is now open for the upcoming 2024 Catalysis Science & Technology Symposium, on April 3rd, 2024. This one-day hybrid event will be held both in person and virtually in Burlington House in London, and will feature speakers from across the many areas of catalysis, highlight several RSC Editorial Board members and a number of outstanding early career researchers.

The event will feature invited research talks, including Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor Will Medlin (University of Colorado Boulder), as well as many other impactful speakers (and more to be announced soon). The program also includes a poster session, for which submissions are now open.

To find out more information about the symposium, the speakers, early bird registration, and more, click here to view the RSC Events page.

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Highlighting WesTEC 2023: Advancing Possiblities

For the seventh year, the Royal Society of Chemistry was delighted to support the Western Canada Operations Science and Technical Excellence Conference (WesTEC), hosted by Dow Canada. This year marked the 32nd WesTEC, which showcases and recognizes outstanding developments and achievements within Dow Canada. This year’s theme of “Advancing Possibilities” serves to recognize the challenges the world faces, and the vital role of the chemical sciences in meeting those challenges.

Dow’s dedication to create the world’s first net-zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions ethylene and derivatives complex, as well as their commitment to transition completely to net-zero emissions by 2050, demonstrates their determination to build a more sustainable planet. The Royal Society of Chemistry is proud to support Dow’s efforts and play a role in highlighting the outstanding achievements of the scientists working there.

As in previous years, the Royal Society of Chemistry was thrilled to sponsor the Best Presentation and Best Exhibit awards at the 2023 WesTEC. This year, the Best Presentation award was given to Ramadan Ahmed and the Best Exhibit award was given to Jenny Boutros and Steven Stack. Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to next year!

Best Presentation: Ramadan Ahmed

From left to right: Tonya Stockman (R&D/TS&D Director), Ramadan Ahmed, Rida Al-Horr (Regional Analytical Director)

 

Best Exhibit: Jenny Boutros and Steven Stack

From left to right: Jenny Boutros, Ron Huijsmans (Global Mega Project Director), Steven Stack, Orlando Castellanos Diaz (TS&D Scientist)

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Nominations are open for the 2024 RSC Prizes

Each year, the RSC recognizes outstanding members of the chemical community through the RSC Prizes, which distinguish exceptional groups, teams, and individuals for a variety of accomplishments. While some prizes are limited to those living in the UK or Ireland, there are over 20 prizes open to those elsewhere in the world.

Nominations are now open for the 2024 RSC Prizes, and will close 17:00 GMT (12:00 EST) on Thursday, January 18th, 2024.

To highlight three categories of prizes, with full details about each prize in the table at the bottom of this post:

  • Horizon Prizes: recognize a group, team or collaboration who are opening up new directions and possibilities in their field, making discoveries and innovations that push the boundaries of science. Teams can be any size, from a small research group to a multi-institution, multi-national collaboration, and self-nomination is permitted. As part of their prize, teams also receive a professionally produced video showcasing their work (click here to view a playlist of the 2022 winners).
  • Research & Innovation Prizes: recognize exceptional individuals who are advancing the chemical sciences, working in academia and industry. We have open prizes with no career-related eligibility criteria in multiple scientific fields. Alongside this we also have the Centenary Prizes for Chemistry and Communication (up to 3 prizes available), which recognize outstanding scientists who are also exceptional communicators.
  • Inclusion & Diversity Prize: recognises team or individual whose work is has had impact in improving the accessibility, inclusivity, and diversity of the chemical science community

Click here to search the 2024 RSC Prizes open for nominations outside of the UK and Ireland, and if you would like more information see the Guidance for Nominators and our FAQ.

 

Prize Who is it for? Rubric Self-Nomination? Membership Requirement? Career stage or other eligibility restrictions?
Horizon Prizes

 

Analytical Science

Chemistry-Biology Interface

Dalton (Inorganic Chemistry)

Environment, Sustainability and Energy

Faraday (Physical Chemistry)

Materials Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

 

Groups, teams and collaborations of any size Horizon Prizes recognise significant recent novel discoveries or advances made in particular fields. Yes At least one team member must be an RSC member None
Inclusion & Diversity Prize Individuals or teams Awarded to recognise and celebrate an individual or team whose innovative approaches/initiatives have delivered impact in improving the accessibility, inclusivity and diversity of the chemical science community.

 

Yes No – open to members and non-members None
Centenary Prizes for Chemistry and Communication Individuals Awarded to outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas to give lectures in the UK and Ireland. No Nominator must be an RSC member

Nominees do not need to be an RSC member

None
Analytical Science open prize: Theophilus Redwood Prize Individuals Awarded for outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of analytical chemistry. No Nominator and nominee must be RSC members

 

 

None
Chemistry Biology Interface open prize: Khorana Prize Individuals Awarded for outstanding contributions through work at the chemistry and life science interface. No Nominator and nominee must be RSC members

 

None
Dalton open prize: Mond-Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry Individuals Awarded for outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of inorganic chemistry. No Nominator and nominee must be RSC members

 

None
Environment, Sustainability and Energy open prize: Environment Prize Individuals Awarded for outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of environment, sustainability and energy. No Nominator and nominee must be RSC members

 

None
Faraday open prize: Faraday Lectureship Prize Individuals Awarded for outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of physical chemistry. No Nominator and nominee must be RSC members

 

None
Organic Chemistry open prize: Pedler Prize Individuals Awarded for outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of organic chemistry. No Nominator and nominee must be RSC members

 

None
Beilby Medal and Prize Individuals Recognises work of exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency or a related field.

 

Yes No – open to members and non-members Nominees should be an early career scientist, typically with no more than 10 years of full-time equivalent professional experience

 

Sir Derek Barton Gold Medal Individuals Awarded in recognition of a substantial internationally-leading body of creative work in organic chemistry carried out after the age of sixty. No Nominator must be an RSC member

Nominees do not need to be an RSC member

Nominees should be 60 or over at the closing date of nominations.

 

 

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Nominations are open for the Organic Chemistry Frontiers Early Career Advisory Board

This year marks the beginning of the Organic Chemistry Frontiers Early Career Advisory Board, which aims to provide a direct means of communication between the journal and researchers in organic chemistry who are early in their career. Members of the Early Career Advisory Board will help shape the future of Organic Chemistry Frontiers through providing fresh, innovative perspectives.

Researchers on the Early Career Advisory Board will provide feedback on the journal’s scientific standards, suggest emerging topics and researchers for the journal to feature, and will contribute to promotional and visibility initiatives within their community. Members will normally serve a term of two years, with an option for reappointment for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The Early Career Advisory Board is open to academic or industry researchers in all countries, with the requirement that they are no more than five years from starting an independent research position. Self-nominations are very welcome, and the nomination period closes on November 30th, 2023.

To learn more about the Organic Chemistry Frontiers Early Career Advisory Board and how to nominate someone for the role, click here to read the post on the Organic Chemistry Frontiers blog.

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Materials Horizons 10th Anniversary Collection for the Americas

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Materials Horizons, the journal has been preparing monthly Regional Spotlight Collections, highlighting the most popular articles publishing in Materials Horizons from contributors across the globe.

Recently, the spotlight collection for the Americas was released, containing 33 of the very best publications from this region in the past 10 years.

Click here to read this collection of fantastic articles, and click here to learn more about upcoming activities honoring Materials Horizons on its 10th anniversary.

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