Spring 2011 Newsletter
Call For Nominations for the Executive Committee
Election Information and Ballot
Notes from the Secretary
Poster Session Awards
Request for Symposia Topics and Speakers
Recent Symposia Topics
Technical Program — 242th National Meeting — Denver, CO
Restrictions for Speakers for PHYS Symposia
Submission of Abstracts
General Information for Contributed Papers
Future ACS Meetings
Chair (8/10-11) Mark A. Johnson
Department of Chemistry, Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8107
(203) 436-4930, fax (203) 432-6144
Chair Elect (8/10-11) Sharon Hammes-SchifferDepartment of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-6442, fax (814) firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer (8/06-11) Anne B. McCoy
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-4992, fax (614) 292-1654
Vice-Chair ((8/10-11) Martin Gruebele
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-1624, fax (217)244-3186
Vice Chair Elect (8/10-11) Joel Bowman
of Chemistry , Emory University
404-727-6592: fax 404-727-6628
Past Chair (8/10-11) Martin Head-Gordon
Department of Chemistry, University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-5957, fax (510) 643-1255
Robert Cave (8/08-11) Harvey Mudd College
Ted Goodson (8/09-12) University of Michigan
Frank Keutsch (8/10-13) University of Wisconsin - Madison
Caroline Chick-Jarrold (8/08-11) Indiana University
Sotiris Xantheas (8/09-12) PNNL
Angela Wilson (8/10-13) University of North Texas
John E. Adams (09-11) University of Missouri
Ellen Stechel (10-12) Sandia National Labs
Michael R. Berman (09-11) AFOSR
Paul Jagodzinski (11-13) Northern Arizona University
Xiaoyang Zhu (09-11) University of Texas
Jianpeng Ma (11-13) Baylor College of Medicine
Mary J. Shultz (10-12), Tufts University
Rob Walker (11-13) Montana State University
Chair (8/10-11) Douglas J. Tobias
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Chair-Elect (8/10-11) Greg Engel
Department of Chemistry
University of Chicago
Vice-Chair (8/10-11) Judy Kim
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Califormia San Diego
Past Chair (8/10-11) Christine Payne
Department of Chemistry
Chair (8/10-11) C. David Sherrill
Department of Chemistry, Georgia Tech
Chair-Elect (8/10-11) Phillip Geissler
Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
Vice-Chair (8/10-11) Laura Gagliardi
Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 5545-0431
Secretary Jan Steckel
Past Chair (8/10-11) Gerhard Hummer
Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health
Chair (8/10-11) Emily A. Carter
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Chair-Elect (8/10-11) John C. Hemminger
Vice-Chair (8/10-11) William Schneider
Department of Chemistry
University of Notre Dame
Past Chair (8/10-11) Bruce D. Kay
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The nominations committee, comprised of Martin Head-Gordon, Mark Johnson and Fleming Crim, is seeking nominations for opened positions on the executive committee. The positions include:
Vice-chair elect, two members of the executive committee, two councilors, and one alternate councilor.
The vice-chair elect is a multi-year position as an officer in the division. The vice-chair elect in 2011 will be the vice chair in 2012; chair elect and program chair in 2013; chair in 2014 and immediate past chair in 2015. Following our tradition of alternating between experimentalists and theorists in the executive committee, the next vice-chair elect will be an experimentalist.
Please send suggestions directly to the PHYS division, email@example.com at your earliest convenience but not later than May 31, 2011.
The Bylaws of the Division of Physical Chemistry, approved in 1999, 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 vacancy 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.
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 5,500). 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.
The Secretary shall distribute the list of nominees to all members of the Division. Additional nominations may then be made as follows: Each nominee or slate of nominees must be supported by signatures of not less than four percent of the members of the Division in good standing. 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 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.
Councilors and Alternate Councilors shall be elected by ballot in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the SOCIETY.
The Secretary shall distribute to each member of the Division a ballot containing the name of all candidates for positions of Councilor and Alternate Councilor, and for each other vacancy for which more than one candidate has been nominated.
New Officers for the PHYS division follow. The first six physical chemistry officers assumed their respective offices at the close of the national meeting in Boston, MA. The Councilors and Alternate Councilors began their terms of service on January 1, 2011.
Mark Johnson, Chair 1 year
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Chair Elect 1 year
Martin Gruebele, Vice Chair 1 year
Joel Bowman, Vice-Chair Elect 1 year
Frank Keutsch, Executive Committee 3 years
Angela Wilson, Executive Committee 3 years
Paul Jagodzinski (re-elected), Councilor 3 years
Jianpeng Ma, Alternate Councilor 3 years
Robert Walker, Alternate Councilor 3 years
The Physical Chemistry Division thanks outgoing officers Martin Head-Gordon (Chair), Mark Johnson (Chair-Elect), Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (Vice-Chair), Martin Gruebele (Vice-Chair Elect), Vicki Grassian (Executive Committee), C. David Sherrill (Executive Committee), Gang-Yu Liu (Alternate Councilor), Veronica Vaida (Alternate Councilor) for their service to the Division.
Anne B. McCoy
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 this newsletter. The deadlines are generally around August 1 and March 1 for the newsletters appearing after the Spring and Fall ACS meetings, respectively. Submissions may be made via mail, FAX, or e-mail. The current ACS Bylaws & Regulations may be viewed at:
Click on the link to Documents of the Committee and then on the link to Charter, Constitution, Bylaws, and Regulations of the American Chemical Society (Bulletin 5).
A copy of the bylaws and regulations is also included on the Division’s web page (http://phys-acs.org/phys_bylaws_2_2010.pdf)
The mission of the Biophysical Subdivision is to suggest and help organize symposia and activities for PHYS Division members with an interest in biophysical chemistry. We would like to bring your attention to the "Advances in
Microscopy" symposium at the Fall, 2011 ACS meeting in Denver, which should be of interest to biophysical chemists. We welcome suggestions for symposium topics and volunteers for organizers of symposia at future ACS
meetings. Any PHYS member interested in organizing a biophysical symposium should contact the chair, Doug Tobias. Subdivision membership is free to dues-paying members or affiliates of the Division of Physical Chemistry.
To join the Biophysical Subdivision, notify the chair, Doug Tobias, 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 PHYS Division,
you may join both the Division and the Biophysical Subdivision by completing the application form at the end of this newsletter.
C. David Sherrill
Subdivision membership is free to dues-paying members or affiliates of the Division of Physical Chemistry. To join the Theoretical Subdivision, notify our Subdivision secretary, Jan Steckel.
Please note there are several symposia at the Fall national meeting in Denver that will be of interest to theoretical chemists. These include "Pushing The Envelope: Computational Chemistry at the Petascale and Beyond," "Excited State Dynamics: Theory and Experiment," and "Reduced Density Matrices in Quantum Chemistry and Physics." If you have suggestions for theoretical symposia at upcoming national meetings, please send then to the chair, David Sherrill.
Finally, we invite your nominations for the ACS Physical Chemistry Division Award in Theoretical Chemistry (due Nov 1) and the Graduate Student Award in Computational Physical Chemistry (due Aug 1). See the Division website for more details.
Emily A. Carter
The Energy Subdivision was created in 2010 to address fundamental physiochemical phenomena relevant to the efficient conversion, storage, and utilization of energy and its impact on the environment. Physical chemistry
provides the scientific foundation for many energy-related technologies such as combustion, catalysis, fuel cells, energy storage, and solar (both photocatalysis and photovoltaic), and plays a central role in understanding related
issues in climate change, and carbon capture and sequestration. The Subdivision works closely with the Division and the Theoretical and Biophysical Subdivisions in developing energy-related programming for symposia at
The inaugural officers for the Subdivision were Bruce D. Kay (Chair) of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Emily A. Carter (Chair-Elect) of Princeton University, and John C. Hemminger (Vice-Chair) of the University o
f California at Irvine. William F. Schneider of the University of Notre Dame joined the leadership team in 2011. Currently, the leadership is Emily A. Carter (chair), John C. Hemminger (chair-elect), and William F. Schneider (vice-
Subdivision membership is free to dues-paying members or affiliates of the Division of Physical Chemistry. To join the Energy Subdivision complete and submit the application form at the end of this newsletter
The winners of the Physical Chemistry Student Poster Award Competition at the Spring 2011 ACS meeting in Anaheim, CA were:
Ethan Trana, Northwestern University, “Correlating electron transfer within the [Myoglobin (Mb), b5] complex with conformation using a suite of Mb surface-charge mutants.”
Leif Jacobson, The Ohio State University, “New fragment method for condensed-phase quantum chemistry.”
Nicole Richards, University of California (Irvine), ”Nitrate ion photolysis in thin water films
in the presence of bromide ions.”
Scott Donald, University of Virginia, “Dynamically biased RRKM calculations of activated gas-surface reaction dynamics: Application to the dissociative chemisorption of CH4 on Pt(111) with rotation as a spectator.”
Lu Wang, University of Wisconsin, “Development and validation of transferable amide I vibrational frequency maps for peptides.”
Mikhail Vinaykin, University of California Los Angeles, “Orientational dynamics in vibrational SFG line shapes.”
Christopher Johnson, University of California San Diego, “Extraction of the 1D barrier to H + CO2 in the reaction of OH and CO by direct inversion of experimental tunneling data.” (Special Student Poster Award in Honor of Renowned Kineticist Sid Benson)
The Executive Committee solicits formal suggestions for symposia and speakers for the meetings to be held in future years. The Executive Committee met in Anaheim, CA in March, 2011, to plan the programs for 2012. We will finalize the programs during the ACS meeting in Denver, CO in August 2011. Please send your suggestions to the 2012 Program Chair, Martin Gruebele, or the 2013 Program Chair, Joel Bowman, at the address in the table of officers. The deadline for receipt of suggestions is July 1 of the preceding year. These suggestions will be essential input for organizing the programs of the meetings. For greatest effectiveness, follow these guidelines:
a) Recommend a symposium topic, organizer, and list of suggested speakers (a list of recent PHYS symposia follows for informational purposes).
b) Provide a brief description of the significance of the symposium.
Recent Symposia Topics
233rd ACS National Capturing Complexity in Physical Sciences Simulations
Meeting Dynamics on the Nanoscale
Chicago, IL Measures of Accuracy and Reliability in Molecular Simulation
March 25-29, 2007 Structure and Dynamics at the Liquid-Liquid Interface
The Biophysics of RNA
Vibrational Spectroscopy as a probe of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics:
Theory and Experiment
Implications and Applications of Chirality in Physical Chemistry
234th ACS National Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Novel Imaging Techniques for Biomolecular Systems
Meeting Emergence of Function in Molecular Assemblies
Boston, MA Computational Electrochemistry for New Energy
August 19-23, 2008 Hydration: From Clusters to Aqueous Solution
Structural Determination, Refinement, and Modeling of Large Biomolecular Complexes
Excited Electronic States in Chemistry and Biology: Theory and Experiment
Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics: Can One Avoid the Other?
Biological Ion Channels: From Molecular Structure to Cellular Function
235th ACS Nation Physical Chemistry of Atmospheric Processes
Meeting Optical Probes of Dynamics in Complex Environments
April 6-10, 2008 Computational Spectroscopy
Electronic Structure and Reaction Dynamics of Open-Shell Species
Spectroscopy, Chemistry and Imaging Through Nanophotonics
236th ACS National Water Mediated Interactions
Meeting Advances in the Electronic Structure of Transition Metal Systems and Organometallics
Philadelphia, PA Spectroscopic Probes of Chemical Dynamics in Gaseous and Condensed Phases
August 17-21, 2008 Protein Folding Dynamics: Experiments and Theory
Recent Advances in Biophysical Chemistry of Transport by Biomolecular Motors and Machines
Fundamental Advances in Contemporary NMR Spectroscopy
Centennial of the Physical Division: Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future
237th ACS National New Developments in Energy Conversion and Light-Harvesting
Meeting Advances in Electronic Structure Theory and First Principles Dynamics
Salt Lake City, UT Attosecond Science- The Next Frontier
March 22-26, 2009 Convergence Between Theory and Experiment in Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
Functional Motions in Enzyme Catalysis
Molecular Hydrogen in Nanoporous Materials: Meeting Ground for Theory and Experiment
From Clusters to the Condensed Phase: Progress in Polarizable Force Fields and Simulation
Chemical Methods of Nanofabrication
238th ACS National Molecular Basis of Protein Aggregation and Amyloid Filbril Formation
Meeting New Developments in Strongly Correlated Electrons
Washington, DC 25 Years of ZEKE
August 16-20, 2009 Protected Metallic Clusters, Quantum Wells and Metal-Nanocrystal Molecules in Fundamental and Applied Chemistry
The Physical Chemistry of Photon to Fuel Converstion
Fluorescence Microscopy Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Chemical Reaction Dynamics in Gaseous and Condensed Phases
239th ACS National Multiscale Nanomaterials, Polymer, and Biomolecular Dynamics
Meeting Optical Science and Emerging Energy Technologies
San Francisco, CA Recent Advances in Observational and Experimental Astrochemistry
March 21-25, 2010 Dynamics in Clusters and Floppy Systems: Theory and Experiment
Fluorescent Probes in Biophysics and Chemistry
Measuring and Manipulating Condensed Phase Chemistry in Time and Frequency: Celebrating 50 Years of the Laser
Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids
240th ACS National Electrons in Bio-Molecules
Meeting Molecular Systems for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion and Storage
Boston, MA Challenges for Density Functional Theory
August 22-26, 2010 Physical Chemistry of Spectrochemical Analysis
Metals in Biology
Physical Chemistry of Hydrates, Interfaces and Aerosols and Their Relationship to Climate
Recent Advances in Ion Mobility for Analysis and Characterization of Macromolecules
Chemical Computations on General Purpose Graphics Processing Units (GP-GPUs)
241st ACS National Membrane Protein Structure and Function
Meeting Fragment and Local Orbital Methods in Electronic Structure Theory
Anaheim, CA 20 Years of Tunneling Pathways
March 27-31, 2011 Chemical Reactions and Dynamics at Surfaces: Advances in Experiment and Theory
Chemical Carbon Mitigation: A Physiochemical Approach
Quantum Information and Computation in Chemistry: Experiment and Theory
Infrared Spectroscopy of Gas and Condensed Phase Biomolecules
Program Chair: Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, (814) 865-6442, firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposia and their organizers are:
• From Ultrafast Electron Transfer to Single Molecule Spectroscopy: Forces Driving Contemporary Themes in Physical Chemistry, Gilbert C. Walker (University of Toronto), Stephan Link (Rice University), Christy Landes (Rice University)
• Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry, Heather C. Allen (The Ohio State University), Martina Roeselova (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
• Advances in SERS and Molecular Plasmonics, Lasse Jensen (Pennsylvania State University), Richard P. Van Duyne (Northwestern University)
• Pushing the Envelope: Computational Chemistry at the Petascale and Beyond, Theresa L. Windus (Iowa State University), Mark S. Gordon (Iowa State University and Ames Lab)
• Symposium in Honor of 100th Anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize for International Year of Chemistry, Geri Richmond (University of Oregon), Ellen Stechel (Sandia National Laboratories), Jeanne M. Robinson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
• Excited State Dynamics, John Herbert (The Ohio State University), Stephen Bradforth (University of Southern California)
• Advanced Microscopy Techniques for Biophysical Questions, Christine K. Payne (Georgia Institute of Technology), Eric O. Potma (University of California, Irvine)
• Reduced Density Matrices in Quantum Chemistry and Physics, David A. Mazziotti (The University of Chicago), Herschel A. Rabitz (Princeton University), Neil Shenvi (Duke University)
Program Chair: Martin Gruebele, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, (217)333-1624, email@example.com
The planned symposia and their organizers are:
• Water Mediated Chemical Assembly, Dor Ben Amotz (Purdue), Dimitry Matyyushov (Arizona State University)
• Single Molecules: Theory meets Experiment, Jianshu Cao (MIT), Alice Ting (MIT)
• From Geochemistry to Biochemistry: the Origin of Life, Veronica Vaida (University of Colorado), Sheref Mansy( Trento), Ulrich Miller (University of California San Diego)
• Frontiers of Catalysis, Zdenek Dohnalek (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Roger Rousseau (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
• Nonadiabatic Dynamics: Surface Hopping and Beyond, Xiaosong Li (University of Washington), Oleg Prezhdo (University of Rochester)
• Current Views on Secondary Structure, Dean Decatur (Oberlin College), Feng Gai (Pennsylvania State University), Angel Garcia (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute),
• Physical Chemistry of CO2 Separation, William Schneider (University of Notre Dame), Abhoyit Bhown (Electric Power Research Institute)
A speaker may give, at most, one invited talk in the PHYS Division in any given meeting. Note that this rule does 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.
Abstract Requirements: Submit a 150-word abstract via the ACS web-based submission system. Submission instructions and information on abstract requirements can be found at the ACS Web site, http://www.acs.org/meetings.
Request for Contributed Oral Presentations: Authors who submit a contributed paper to the program and wish their abstract to be considered for possible oral presentation in a topical symposium must indicate such preference. The abstract should be submitted to the symposium in which oral presentation is desired and is due one week prior to the deadline.
General Papers – Members are cordially invited to present papers at the poster sessions. Abstracts should be submitted as instructed on the ACS Meetings web page, http://www.acs.org/meetings. The deadline, as published in C&E News and the call for papers must be observed to allow the ACS to compile the program and to print and to circulate the abstracts.
Denver, CO August 28- September 1, 2011 Philadelphia, PA August 19-23, 2012
Program Chair: Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Program Chair: Martin Gruebele
Pennsylvania State University University of Illinois
University Park, PA16802; firstname.lastname@example.org Urbana, IL; email@example.com
San Diego, CA March 25-29, 2012 New Orleans, LA April 7-11, 2013
Program Chair: Martin Gruebele Program Chair: Joel Bowman
University of Illinois Emory University
Urbana, IL; firstname.lastname@example.org Atlanta, GA, email@example.com
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-Elects 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 letter at least 1” 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. Using techniques for improving graphic impact will enhance the presentation’s effectiveness. Ease of reading is far more important than artistic flair. Certain color combinations, for instance, may look beautiful but may 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 ½ hour prior to the opening of the assigned poster session and removing it within ½ 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 pushpins, 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 Chair.
We invite you to encourage non-members to join the PHYS division. It is the professional organization devoted to physical chemistry and physical chemists and can be most successful with maximum participation by physical chemists. Some of the more practical advantages of membership are:
1. Members are eligible to receive the Physical Chemistry Division Award in Theoretical Chemistry (established in 2009) or the Physical Chemistry Division Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry (established in 2011).
2. Members receive a newsletter listing future symposia and divisional meetings and giving the deadlines for submission of papers to be presented at these meetings.
3. The Division of Physical Chemistry is an affiliate of the American Institute of Physics, and members of the Division are eligible for a discount on various AIP publications including The Journal of Chemical Physics.
4. The Division holds mixers at each national meeting of the ACS at which a division program is presented. These events are held in conjunction with a poster session and provide an excellent opportunity to meet other physical chemists.
5. The Division holds a joint reception with the Journal of Physical Chemistry at the fall National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
6. Members may vote and hold office in the Division and participate in its activities. Division Affiliates may not vote and may not hold office. Members and Affiliates are invited to suggest symposium topics, speakers, and organizers.
7. The Division maintains a close relationship with the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Through the Division programs and through cooperation with the Journal of Physical Chemistry, we seek to call attention to the vigorous and dynamic character of physical chemistry in this country and to stimulate intellectual cross-fertilization between the different fields of research in physical chemistry.
8. The Division hosts important awards symposia. The Debye, Hildebrand, and Theoretical Chemistry awards are given each year, the Langmuir Award every other year by the ACS. In addition, the Pure Chemistry and Nobel Laureate Signature awards are frequent features in Division symposia.
9. In 1978, the Division established the Subdivision of Theoretical Chemistry. There is no additional fee for membership in the Subdivision. The subdivision provides special services and participates fully in developing symposium topics at the national meetings, specifically for the theoretically inclined.
10. In 1978, the Division established the Subdivision of Biophysical Chemistry. There is no additional fee for membership in the Subdivision. The subdivision provides special services and participates fully in developing symposium topics at the national meetings, specifically for the biophysically inclined.
11. In 2009, the Division established the Energy Subdivision. There is no additional fee for membership in the Subdivision. The subdivision provides special services and participates fully in developing symposium topics at the national meetings.
12. The Division supports programming in Physical Chemistry at Regional Meetings of the American Chemical Society.
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