Division of Physical Chemistry
Remarks from the Chair
Notes from the Secretary
Restrictions on Speakers for PHYS Symposiums
Request for Symposia Topics and Speakers
Recent Symposia Topics
Technical Program - 213th Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA
Call for Papers - 214th Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, NV
General Information For Contributed Papers
Future ACS Meetings
Other Meetings and Symposia
213th ACS National Meeting - San Francisco, CA
Chair (8/96-97) George W. Flynn
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
3000 Broadway, Mail Code 3109
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-4162 fax (212) 932-1289
Chair-Elect (8/96-97) Ellen B. Stechel
Sandia National Laboratories, Advanced Materials
& Device Sciences, Dept. 1153, MS 1421
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1421
(505) 844-2436 fax (505) 844-4045
Vice-Chair (8/96-97) Geraldine Richmond
Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
210 Willamette Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-4635 fax (541) 346-5859
Vice-Chair-Elect (8/96-97) George Schatz
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-5657 fax (847) 491-7713
|Secretary-Treasurer (8/96-2001) Mark S. Gordon
Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory, USDOE
201 Spedding Hall
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-0452, fax (515) 294-5204
Past Chair (8/96-97) Mark A. Ratner
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-5652 fax (847) 491-7713
Daniel Gerrity (94-97) Reed College
Krishnan Raghavachari (95-98) Bell Labs
John Simon (96-99) Univ. of California, SD
Joseph Weber (94-97) DuPont
Anne Meyers (95-98) University of Rochester
Paul Houston (96-99) Cornell Uni
Katharine L. C. Hunt (95-97) Michigan State
Edward M. (Ted) Eyring (97-99) Univ. of Utah
Michael Bowers (96-98) Univ. of California, SB
Alvin L. Kwiram (97-99) Univ. of Washington
Joyce Guest (95-97) University of Cincinnati
Ron Levy (97-99) Rutgers University
Gil Nathanson (96-98) University of Wisconsin
Gregory Voth (97-99) University of Utah
Chair (8/96-97) Graham R. Fleming
Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 702-7068
Vice-Chair (8/96-97) Robin M. Hochstrasser
Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323 (215) 898-8410
Chair-Elect (8/96-97) Robert G. Griffin
MIT, FBML and Dept. of Chemistry
Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 253-5597
Secretary(8/94-97) Gerald T. Babcock
Dept. of Chemistry, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 355-9715 x257
Chair (8/96-97) Mark S. Gordon
Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011 (515) 294-0452
Vice-Chair (8/96-97) Richard M. Stratt
Department of Chemistry, Brown University
Providence, RI 02912 (401) 863-3418
Chair-Elect (8/96-97) William Hase
Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 577-2694
Secretary (8/95-98) Michael Page
Department of Chemistry, North Dakota State Univ.
Fargo, ND 58105 (701) 231-8291
The Division of Physical Chemistry sponsors a rich selection of symposia at the two national ACS meetings held each year. This is by far the most important and successful activity of the Division. You can help to guarantee the continued breadth and depth of these symposia by sending your suggestions for future topics to the Division Secretary, Mark Gordon. Please include the names of potential organizers as well as possible speakers with your suggestions. Remember that the Program Chairs for the Division operate with a 1-2 year lead time for most symposia. So in making your suggestions, please consider topics that will be timely in 1998 and 1999. The success of a symposium and the revenue it generates for the Physical Division are determined by the number of people attending the symposium sessions. Please come to the ACS national meetings and attend the symposia sponsored by the Division!
The Physical Division now runs two poster sessions at each national meeting, one on Sunday evening and one on Wednesday evening, for contributed papers not specifically chosen by the symposium organizers for inclusion in the regular symposium sessions. If you are contributing a paper for a poster presentation, please indicate whether you have a strong preference for a Sunday or a Wednesday slot when you submit your abstract. The Program Chair will make every effort to honor your request whenever possible. The Program Chair also chooses about two dozen contributed papers for inclusion in the ACS SciMix poster session held on Monday nights at the national meetings. SciMix is a society wide event that includes papers from all ACS divisions (as well as FREE liquid refreshment) and is certainly worth attending.
Remember that the Physical Division has two vigorous subdivisions for theoretical and biophysical chemistry. Membership in the subdivisions is free for anyone who is already a member of the Division of Physical Chemistry. For further information about the subdivisions contact the respective Secretaries, Mike Page (theoretical subdivision) or Gerald Babcock (biophysical subdivision).
At the spring meeting in San Francisco the Division is changing slightly the format for the Tuesday afternoon Awards Ceremony symposium. Because of the large number of award addresses that have been presented over the last few years, with consequent time pressure on the speakers, the Peter Debye Award address by Robin Hochstrasser will be given in the first slot on Monday afternoon. All other symposia on Monday afternoon will have their start delayed until the Debye Award address is concluded.
Remember that the Division maintains a Web site now due to the good offices of Mark Gordon and Steve Bachrach. Come and visit us on the world wide web at http://hackberry.chem.niu.edu/PHYS/!
Finally, I urge you to come to San Francisco and to sample the rich offering of scientific symposia put together for you by Physical Chemistry Division Program chair Ellen Stechel!
This newsletter contains information about the ACS national meetings and any other items of interest to significant numbers of PHYS division members. All members of the PHYS division are welcome to submit items to the Secretary for inclusion in the newsletter. The deadlines are generally around December 1 and May 1 for the newsletters appearing before the Spring and Fall ACS meetings, respectively. Submissions may be made via mail, FAX or e-mail.
The Bylaws of the Division of Physical Chemistry, approved in 1977, call for the Division Chair to appoint a three person nominating committee before the spring meeting. A complete slate of candidates prepared by this committee will consist of one candidate for Vice-Chair-Elect, one candidate for each of two vacancies on the Executive Committee, and one candidate for each vacancy that may have developed in the ranks of the Division Councilors, Alternate Councilors, and Secretary-Treasurer position. The Vice-Chair-Elect automatically becomes the Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair, and Immediate Past-Chair in each succeeding year. Thus this person makes a commitment to serve five years on the Executive Committee. In the year this person serves as Chair-Elect the duties of Program Chair are also his or hers. The term of office for other Executive Committee members, Councilors, and Alternate Councilors is three years. The Secretary-Treasurer serves five years.
The Secretary-Treasurer is required to announce the slate of candidates in the fall newsletter (which is part of the abstract separates for the fall meeting).
To increase the input of the members in this nominating process and to broaden the pool of candidates, the executive committee seeks input directly from members for use by the nominating committee. Any member may suggest nominees to any of the officers of the PHYS division in writing. The nominee must agree to serve.
Additional nominations can come from the membership in the following fashion: A petition candidate must be supported by the signatures of not fewer than 4% of the members of the PHYS division in good standing (presently approximately 3,000). No signature shall be valid if it appears on more than one nominating petition for the same vacancy during the same calendar year.
A letter shall be submitted from each petition nominee stating willingness to be a candidate for election and to serve the Division for a full term if elected. No nominee may be a candidate for more than one vacancy. If nominated for more than one vacancy, the nominee must choose which nomination to accept.
Four weeks from the date of the mailing of the fall newsletter shall be allowed for additional nominations to be received by the Secretary-Treasurer. All valid nominations received within that period shall be accepted, and no others.
If no valid nominations are forthcoming from the membership, the nominees submitted by the Nominating Committee for Vice-Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and membership on the Executive Committee are declared elected.
Regardless of whether petition nominees are validated or not, the Bylaws require the Secretary-Treasurer to mail to every PHYS division member a ballot that bears at a minimum the names and biographical sketches of the single candidates for each Councilor and Alternate Councilor vacancy submitted by the Nominating Committee.
New Officers for the Division are:
George W. Flynn Chair 1 year
Ellen B. Stechel Chair-Elect 1 year
Geraldine Richmond Vice-Chair 1 year
George Schatz Vice-Chair-Elect 1 year
Mark Gordon Secretary-Treasurer 5 years
Paul Houston Executive Committee 3 years
John Simon Executive Committee 3 years
Edward. M. Eyring Councilor 3 years
Alvin Kwiram Councilor 3 years
Ron Levy Alternate Councilor 3 years
Gregory Voth Alternate Councilor 3 years
The first seven physical chemists assumed their respective offices at the close of the national ACS meeting in Orlando, FL (August, 1996). The last four began their terms of service on January 1, 1997. The PHYS division thanks outgoing officers Mark A. Ratner (Chair), George W. Flynn (Chair-Elect), Ellen B. Stechel (Vice-Chair), Geraldine Richmond (Vice Chair-Elect), Andrew E. DePristo (Secretary-Treasurer), Tom George (Executive Committee), Dan Neumark (Executive Committee), Laurie Butler (Alternate Councilor) and Dan Kivelson (Alternate Councilor) for their service to the Division.
Theoretical Chemistry News is mailed semiannually to all members of the Theoretical Chemistry Subdivision. It includes news of symposia at national meetings as well as information about the Theoretical Chemistry Postdoctoral Position Clearinghouse.
Subdivision membership is free to dues-paying members or affiliates of the Division of Physical Chemistry. To join the Theoretical Subdivision notify the secretary, Michael Page, at the address in the table of officers. Indicate that you wish to join and mention that you belong to the PHYS division. If you do not belong to the Division, you may join both the Division and the Theoretical Chemistry Subdivision by completing the application form at the end of this newsletter.
The Theoretical subdivision administers an award in computational chemistry for theoretical chemistry graduate students. This year a first and second place award, sponsored by IBM and the Cornell Theory Center will support the scholarly activity of theoretical chemistry graduate students, and encourage the use of computers in theoretical chemistry. Both awards carry with it 1000 node hours on the Cornell Theory Center IBM SP2. In addition, the first prize winner receives a check in the amount of $2,500, the second cash prize is $1,000. Applicants for these awards submit a research proposal describing the scientific problem to be solved, and detailing how state-of-the-art computers would help in solving their problem. Mr. August Calhoun and Mr. Sergei Tretiak have received the first and second IBM awards, respectfully.
Mr. Calhoun is a graduate student in the Chemistry Department at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Professor Gregory Voth. His proposal is entitled: "Computer Simulation of Electron Transfer Across the Electrode/Electrolyte Interface."
Mr. Tretiak is a graduate student in the Chemistry Department at the University of Rochester, working with Professor Shaul Mukamel. His proposal is entitled "Application of Recursive Density-Matrix-Spectral-Moment Algorithm (DSMA) for Nonlinear Optical Response of Organic Molecules."
In response to member feedback, the Biophysical Subdivision was formed to support the growing number of physical chemists who study biological systems.
Subdivision membership is free to dues-paying members or affiliates of the Division of Physical Chemistry. To join the Biophysical Subdivision, notify the secretary, Gerald Babcock, at the address in the table of officers. Indicate that you wish to join and mention that you belong to the PHYS division. If you do not belong to the Division, you may join both the Division and the Biophysical Subdivision by completing the application form at the end of this newsletter.
A speaker may give at most, one invited talk in the PHYS division in any one calendar year. Note that these rules do not apply to contributed talks and posters so there is still plenty of opportunity for all physical chemists to present their research results in the PHYS division.
The Executive Committee has been soliciting formal suggestions for symposia and speakers for the meetings to be held in three years. These suggestions will be essential input for organizing the programs of the meetings. For greatest effectiveness, follow these suggestions:
a) Recommend a symposium topic, organizer and list of suggested speakers. (A list of all PHYS symposia since 1993 appears on the following pages for information purposes.)
b) Provide a brief description of the significance of the symposium.
The deadline for receipt of suggestions is August 1, 1997. (Address these to the Secretary/Treasurer, Mark S. Gordon, at the address in the table of officers.) The Executive Committee will meet in Las Vegas in September to plan the programs for 1999 and 2000.
205th ACS National Meeting Denver, CO March 28 - April 2, 1993
Spin Effects in Chemistry: Theory and Experiment
Chemistry and Physics of Fullerenes
Glass: Physical Science and New Technologies
Optical and Electronic Properties in Restricted Geometries
Molecular Processes at Solid Surfaces
206th ACS National Meeting Chicago, IL August 22 - 27, 1993
Atomic and Molecular Views of the Electrode-Electrolyte Interface
Physical Chemistry and the Environment
Quantum Tunneling in Condensed Phases
Connecting Molecular Level Calculational Tools with Experiment
207th ACS National Meeting San Diego, CA March 13 - 18, 1994
Comparison of Cluster and Condensed Phase Chemistry
Modern Optical Tools for Probing Molecular Processes
Chemistry at Liquid Surfaces: Equilibrium and Dynamic Properties
Structure and Reactivity in Aqueous Solutions
208th ACS National Meeting Washington, DC August 21 - 26, 1994
Coherence in Condensed Phase Chemical Dynamics
Materials Research at the Crossroads of Physical and Solid State Chemistries
Spectroscopy and Dynamics in Solids
209th ACS National Meeting Anaheim, CA April 2-9, 1995
Physical Chemistry of Proteins
Photodynamics: Manipulating Molecules with Fields
Density Functional Theory in Chemistry
Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Complex Liquids
Microscopics and Imaging
Metal-Metal Bonding: from Clusters to Surfaces
210th ACS National Meeting Chicago, IL August 20-27, 1995
Physical Chemistry of Membranes
Chemical Kinetics in Environmental Systems
Molecular Electronics/Nanostructures and Nanomaterials
Frontiers in Biophysical Chemistry
211th ACS National Meeting New Orleans, LA March 24-28, 1996
Photoeffects at Semiconductor-Liquid Interfaces
Site-Specific Chemical Reactions: The Role of Surface Structure in Mediating Thermal and Photo-Chemistry on Surfaces
Transition State from Dilute Gases to Condensed Media
State-to-State Scattering Studies in the Production and Reactivity of Molecular Photoions
Adsorbed and Included Species in Zeolites
212th ACS National Meeting Orlando, FL August 25-29, 1996
Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Supercooled Liquids:
Advances and Novel Applications.
Bimolecular Interactions of Small Free Radicals
Highly Excited States: Relaxation, Reactions and Structure
Hyperthermal Energy Molecule/Surface Reactions
Performance of Quantum Chemical and Molecular Modeling Codes for Complex Chemical Systems
100 Years of Physical Chemistry: A Celebration of the Birthday of the Journal of Physical Chemistry
Dynamics of Biological Systems
The 213th American Chemical Society National Meeting will take place in San Francisco, CA during the week of April 13-17, 1997. Dr. Ellen B. Stechel, 1997 PHYS Division Program Chair, has arranged a technical program consisting of eight topical symposia, two general poster sessions, an awards symposium and one town meeting. The topical symposia and their organizers are:
The individual symposium organizers of each of the topical symposia have selected some contributions from those that specifically requested an oral presentation. The criterion for selection was a close connection with the topics addressed in the symposia. Since the symposium organizers were unable to accommodate all requests, the poster sessions are specifically organized to group posters by symposium topic. While the topical symposia do cover a wide range of topics, they cannot cover the full depth or breadth of physical chemistry. The division welcomes general contributions to the poster sessions, which are grouped by subject area.
Three of the symposia that are co-sponsored with the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry are symposia that are running in both Divisions. In other words, for these three symposia: "Honoring the Memory of Brian E. Bent," "Nanostructured Materials" and "Surface Diffusion," the presentations are distributed between the two divisional programs. For the purposes of the program, it will look like there are two symposia with the same name for each of the three, one in each division. For the purposes of the attendee, there is just one symposium with each title.
This year the Physical division is straying slightly from the traditional format of the Tuesday afternoon Awards symposium. Because of the large number of award addresses that have been presented over the last few years, with consequent time pressure on the speakers, the Peter Debye Award address by Robin Hochstrasser will be given in the first slot on Monday afternoon. All other symposia on Monday afternoon will have their start delayed until the Debye Award address is concluded. The Tuesday afternoon awards session will still be a full, but not time-constrained, session with five leaders that will represent the field of Physical Chemistry. This years award recipients that have chosen to present their work in the Physical Chemistry program are:
Physical Chemistry is a discipline that overlaps many other disciplines. In addition to the eight topical symposia in the regular program (four of which are co-sponsored), the division has chosen to co-sponsor the following additional symposia:
A significant portion of the Division's annual income is provided by the ACS, based in part on Division members' attendance at the national meetings. On the advance meeting registration form you will see a question such as that given below. If you list the Physical Division, you will contribute to our income and allow the Division to offer better symposia.
The 214th American Chemical Society National Meeting will take place in Las Vegas, NV during the week of Sept 8-11, 1997. Dr. Ellen B. Stechel, 1997 Physical Chemistry Division Program Chair, has arranged a technical program consisting of six topical symposia and two general poster sessions. The topical symposia and their organizers are:
The individual symposium organizers of each of the topical symposia will select some contributions from those that specifically request an oral presentation. Such abstracts should be submitted directly to a symposium organizer. The criterion for selection will be a close connection with the topics addressed in the symposia. Since the symposium organizers will not be able to accommodate all requests, the poster sessions will be specifically organized to group posters by symposium topic. While the symposia do cover a wide range of topics, they cannot cover the full depth and breadth of physical chemistry. The division welcomes general contributions to the poster sessions, which will be grouped by subject area.
All contributed papers for presentation at the Las Vegas meeting should be sent either to a topical symposium organizer or to Ellen B. Stechel 1997 Division of Physical Chemistry Program Chair. To assure consideration for a specific symposium, please contact an organizer. Important notes:
Abstract deadline: April 10, 1997 Send Abstract to: Mail Address: Federal Express Ellen B. Stechel Sandia National Sandia National (505) 844-2436 Laboratories Laboratories FAX (505) 844-4045 MS 1421, Dept 1153 MS 1421, Dept Email P.O. Box 5800 1153 email@example.com Albuquerque, NM 1515 Eubank SE 87185-1421 Albuquerque, NM 87123
Abstract requirements: Four copies, one of camera-ready quality on an original ACS abstract form. Abstracts sent via FAX cannot be accepted. Information about obtaining abstract forms is listed under "General Information for Contributed Papers" on the next page.
Request for oral presentation: Authors who send their contribution to the program but wish their abstracts to be considered for possible oral presentation in a topical symposium must attach a note to the abstract submission so indicating, and identify the symposium in which oral presentation is desired. They must also submit a copy of the abstract to the organizer of the symposium in which they wish to make their presentation. They should also get their abstract in one week prior to the deadline.
General Papers-Members are cordially invited to present papers at the poster sessions. Titles of papers and names of authors, with a short abstract, should reach the Chair-Elect (or Program Chair) by the deadline dates published in the Newsletter and in Chemical and Engineering News. The deadline must be observed to allow the ACS to compile the program and to print and to circulate the abstracts.
Classification By Subject Area-Authors are asked please to list on the bottom of the short abstract form (under the heading subject area) those of the following areas with which they prefer to see their poster papers classified or they can list a specific topical symposium that is part of the program.
Chemical Magnetic Resonance Solutions Equilibrium Photochemistry Spectroscopy Electrochemistry Theoretical Chemistry Thermodynamics Kinetics: Gas Phase Radiation Chemistry Others - Specify area Kinetics: Liquid Phase
Short Abstract-The abstract must be sent on an ACS abstract form to the person who is chair-elect for the year of the meeting. The abstract form is typically available in academic chemistry department offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web; the appropriate page can easily be reached from the PHYS homepage http://hackberry.chem.niu.edu/PHYS/
Forms can also be obtained directly from ACS at 1-800-227-5558, the general ACS number, select '4' for meetings, or 202-872-4396 (the direct meeting's number). In the unlikely event that neither of these have forms, contact the Secretary-Treasurer of the PHYS, Dr. Mark Gordon. The abstract cannot be changed in any way after the deadline date. It should arouse interest in the paper and do it justice. Succinctly state the purpose of the paper and mention important results and conclusions. Since the abstract is reproduced photographically, it is very important to use a good typewriter ribbon or laser printer cartridge. If the abstract has to be retyped, the Division of Physical Chemistry is required to pay for typing, which in the past this has been a sizable charge against the Division.
Information And Rules Applying to All Contributed Poster Papers
1. No paper will be accepted unless an author expects to be present.
2. ACS Bylaws 3(a) require that "papers by American Chemists or chemical engineers not members of the Society shall not appear on the program unless they be joint with one or more Society members."
3. Prospective poster presenters who also submit papers to other Divisions should inform the Chairman-Elect as to the Division, titles of papers and co-authors by the deadline date.
4. Each poster paper will have a poster board measuring 4'x8'.
5. All illustrations, charts, and textual material to be posted must be prepared in advance since materials for these purposes will not be available at the meeting.
6. Posters should be mounted prior to the opening of the session and left in place until the close. Authors are encouraged to be present the entire session.
7. There must be a heading (with lettering at least 1½" height) giving the title of the papers, the author(s), their affiliation(s), and the number assigned to it in the program.
8. Illustrative material will be read by attendees from a distance of 3' or more, so lettering on illustrations should be at least 3/8" high.
9. There should be a logical sequence (introduction, development and conclusion) to the display and each sheet should be numbered.
10. The presentation's effectiveness will be enhanced by mounting the sheets on colored construction paper and using other techniques for improving graphic impact. Ease of reading is far more important than artistic flair. Certain color combinations, for instance, may look beautiful but be almost impossible to read, especially in the absence of optimum lighting.
11. Do NOT mount illustrations on heavy stock which is difficult to mount on the poster boards.
12. Each author is responsible for mounting his or her material at least 1/2 hour prior to the opening of the assigned poster session and removing it within 1/2 hour after the close of the session. ACS cannot assume any responsibility for materials beyond those time limits.
13. Do provide sign-up sheets to record names and addresses of attendees who wish more information.
14. Do bring duplicates of data and conclusions. Duplicating facilities are unavailable through ACS.
15. ACS provides a modest supply of push-pins, masking tape and felt-tipped pens but it is wise to bring your own. Upon advance request, ACS will arrange for blackboards to be available in the room.
16. Admission to poster sessions will be by ACS meeting badge only.
17. A poster paper submitted to the Program Chair (before the deadline) for presentation at a national meeting should be considered accepted unless the author is specifically notified to the contrary by the Division of Physical Chemistry Program Chairman.
Dallas, TX, March 29-April 2, 1998
Four copies of abstracts (with the original on the ACS form) must be submitted by November 19, 1997 to Geraldine Richmond, 1998 Program Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403. Further information on ACS abstract forms is given on page 10 of this newsletter.
Boston, MA, August 23-27, 1998
Four copies of abstracts (with the original on the ACS form) must be submitted by April 1, 1998 to Geraldine Richmond, 1998 Program Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403. Further information on ACS abstract forms is given on page 10 of this newsletter.
Anaheim, CA, March 21-25, 1999
New Orleans, LA, August 22-26, 1999
Las Vegas, NV, March 26-31, 2000
Washington, DC, August 20-25, 2000
San Diego, CA, April 1-6, 2001
Chicago, IL, August 26-31, 2001
Molecular Electronic Spectroscopy and Dynamics
Queens College, Oxford, Aug. 31 - Sept. 5, 1997.
The 1997 Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Electronic Spectroscopy and Dynamics will be held at Queens College, Oxford, England from August 31 - September 5, 1997, on the High Street. In keeping with the international venue and the tradition of the meeting, a wide variety of topics relating to electronic spectroscopy and its applications to studies of molecular structure and dynamics in both the gas phase and the condensed phase will be discussed. An active social program also is planned. Program details, application procedures, and travel accommodation information can be obtained from the organizers:
Robert W. Field (Vice-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org)
John P. Simons (Chair, Local Organizing Committee, email@example.com)
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