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SEACommunications. 2023, 39(3), October
Published Online: October 28, 2023
Dear Society Members,
I trust this newsletter finds each of you in good health and embracing the Fall season. I extend my gratitude to our former President, Carol Korzeniewski, for her dedicated service to SEAC, and it is with great enthusiasm that I anticipate collaborating with all of you to further enhance our Society.
Pittcon 2024, which holds special significance this year as it marks the 75th anniversary, is on the horizon. Pittcon is venturing to the West Coast this year and will convene in San Diego, California, from February 24th to 28th. SEAC has benefited greatly from its past association with Pittcon, and this year will be no different. In preliminary discussions with Pittcon (please note that details may evolve), we anticipate the SEAC Student Symposium, orchestrated by Stephen Maldonado and Martin Edwards, to be held Sunday morning. This will be followed by the SEAC Awards Session, where we will honor Eric Bakker, who will receive the Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry, and Long Luo, the recipient of the Royce W. Murray Young Investigator Award. During the lunch break on Sunday, we will host an open-to-all Board of Directors Meeting, and a reception to celebrate our award winners and Society members will be held on Sunday evening. The SEAC Student Group Meeting, overseen by myself and Ashley Ross, will take place on the preceding Saturday. Additionally, an additional highlight of the meeting is a SEAC poster session, organized by Scott K. Shaw. I wholeheartedly encourage you to attend Pittcon and actively engage with our Society—don’t forget to bring your students along to enrich this experience!
Within SEAC, we have welcomed some fresh faces to our committees. Shelley Minteer will co-chair the Awards Committee alongside Dick Crooks in 2024, and Frederique Deiss has taken the reins as Chair of the Activities Committee, succeeding Tim Paschkewitz.
Opportunities to contribute to SEAC and help shape the Society remain abundant, and we eagerly welcome your ideas on how to better serve our members. Whether through volunteering or sharing your insights and suggestions, your active participation is pivotal.
In member news, we celebrate the achievements of two longstanding SEAC members. Congratulations to Joseph Wang on receiving the prestigious ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry and to Mark Meyerhoff for being awarded the distinguished Talanta Medal.
In closing, I am announce intention to hold a SEAC Board of Directors meeting, accessible to our entire Society, via Zoom in the early to mid-November timeframe. Please keep an eye out for the forthcoming notice, and I invite you to join us if your schedule allows.
With warm regards,
SEAC Board of Directors Zoom Meeting – November 17, 2023
SEAC members, you are invited to a SEAC Board of Directors Meeting (open to all members):
Topic: SEAC Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 17, 2023 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Please see your email for an official invitation, or contact Lane Baker, Texas A&M University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pittcon 2024 - February 24-28, 2024
SEAC Poster Session
This is a reminder that the Spring 2024 Pittcon meeting in San Diego will host our traditional SEAC poster session. The call for abstracts is open and can be accessed at https://pittcon.org/technical-program/call-for-abstracts/. Please consider contributing a poster to this session! It is an excellent opportunity for our society to gather and share our work, and there will be monetary awards for the best student posters!
Please contact Scott K. Shaw, University of Iowa (email@example.com), for any questions.
4th SEAC Student Group Meeting
Registration for The Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry the Fourth SEAC Student Group Meeting (SEAC-SGM), held 2/24/2024 in San Diego, CA is now open!
- Participation in this meeting is open to students (graduate, undergraduate) and postdoctoral associates, with minimal faculty oversight.
- The style of the meeting is that of a large group meeting with talks chosen from the students who attend. Talks on half-baked, problematic, or poorly understood data are encouraged, and time will be dedicated to group level discussion. Please do not plan to bring polished, formal presentations to this meeting.
- Student social activities will be planned Saturday night for the SEAC Student Group Meeting.
- The meeting immediately precedes the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry. Students are encouraged to attend the SEAC Student Group Meeting, and then stay to enjoy Pittcon and additional SEAC activities (SEAC Awards symposium and SEAC reception and dinner).
- To facilitate attendance at both meetings, you may consider presenting a poster at a SEAC or ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Session. (This will hopefully make attendance at the meeting affordable if you are attending Pittcon.)
Also – check out scenes from the 3rd SEAC Student Group Meeting in Philadelphia, PA! Space is limited to about 50 participants.
For more information, contact these SEAC Members:
Division of Analytical Chemistry YCC Travel Award
The Division of Analytical Chemistry is offering travel awards for Younger Chemists (under age 35) to travel to a meeting to present the results of their research.
Individuals who may not have previously been able to participate in professional meetings are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications are due Nov 1 for winter and spring meetings and May 1 for summer and fall meetings.
Please contact Erin Gross, Creighton University (ErinGross@creighton.edu), for any questions.
Panel Discussion: ChatGPT and Chemistry Teaching – October 6
Curious about ChatGPT? You can find links to a video recording and resources on a discussion with faculty who have tried it out in the class room. These faculty have published articles on this topic including Evaluating Academic Answers Generated Using ChatGPT (Suzanne Fergus), Can ChatGPT Pass Glycobiology? (Elisa Fadda) and Do Large Language Models Understand Chemistry? A Conversation with ChatGPT (Andre Silva Pimentel).
Please contact Erin Gross, Creighton University (ErinGross@creighton.edu) for any questions.
2024 Electrochemistry GRC (January 7-12, 2024) and GRS (January 6-7, 2024)
I would like to invite anyone interested in electrochemistry to apply to the 2024 Electrochemistry Gordon Research Conference (GRC) being held on January 7-12, 2024. Students and postdocs are invited to apply to the associated 2024 Electrochemistry Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) from January 6-7, 2024. Both conferences will be held at the Four Points Sheraton/Holiday Inn Express in Ventura, California. This is the 60-year anniversary of the Electrochemistry GRC. The program consists of 9 oral sessions with 20 confirmed speakers, daily poster sessions, and a GRC Power Hour™. The GRS consists of 7 sessions with 14 speakers and a panel of 4 established electrochemist mentors from academics, industry, and a national lab. Please visit the following links to learn more and apply.
Electrochemistry GRS (Jan. 6-7, 2024): Developments in Electrochemistry (Co-chairs Alessandra Zito and Joy Zeng)
Electrochemistry GRC (Jan. 7-12, 2024): Directions in Fundamental Electrochemistry Applied to Energy, Human Health, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future (Chair Frank Zamborini and Vice Chair Shannon Boettcher)
The outstanding 2024 Electrochemistry speaker lineup includes M. Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University), Robert Kostecki (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Peter Green (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Erin Ratcliff (University of Arizona), Stephen Maldonado (University of Michigan), Andrew Wilson (University of Louisville), Bin Ren (Xiamen University), Beatriz Roldan Cuenya (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society), Curtis Berlinguette (University of British Columbia), Haotian Wang (Rice University), Katherine Ayers (Proton OnSite), Aleksandra Vojvodic (University of Pennsylvania), Julea Butt (University of East Anglia), George Malliaras (University of Cambridge), Xin Yan (Texas A&M University), Rongchao Jin (Carnegie Mellon University), Shoji Hall (Johns Hopkins University), Zuzanna Siwy (University of California Irvine), Martin Edwards (University of Arkansas), and Hang Ren (University of Texas, Austin).
We will begin accepting applications in late September, 2023. Applications are due by December 10, but please apply now if interested because the conference will very likely be oversubscribed well before this deadline.
We look forward to bringing our community together for an exciting week of electrochemistry and hope to see you all there.
Special Issue in Electroanalysis
Olja Simoska and Amir Hosseini are serving as Lead Guest Editors for the Special Issue “Advances in Electroanalytical Chemistry in North America” in Wiley’s Electroanalysis. Submission deadline: May 1, 2024. We invite you to submit your research!
News and updates from our SEAC members.
Joseph Wang, University of California, San Diego, has received the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry sponsored by the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.
The Talanta Medal, awarded on a biennial basis, recognizes outstanding achievements in analytical chemistry. The 2023 Medal is awarded to Mark Meyerhoff, the Philip J. Elving Collegiate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, in recognition of his numerous contributions to the field, particularly in developing novel electrochemical and optical sensors for biomedical applications. In addition his pioneering work over the past more than two decades on the use of novel nitric oxide releasing polymers to prevent clotting and infections associated with implantable sensors and other medical devices has been particularly impactful.
His work is reflected in an impressive Hirsch Index of 77, with over 18,000 citations, and more than 350 publications. It has been recognized by numerous past awards, including the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry in 2003, the Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry in 2006, the Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry in 2013, the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry in 2020, and the ANACHEM Award in 2021.
The medal was presented at the ICFIA (International Conference on Flow Injection Analysis and Related Techniques ) in Marseille , France 01 June 2023.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
Meetings of interest to our SEAC members abound during the coming year, with some of the symposia organized by our own members. We have a dedicated Events section of our new website, which provides fuller detail that in this newsletter. Check it out!
We will be transitioning our “job board” to a members-only section of the website. To bring value to both opportunity seekers as well as opportunity providers, we have decided to require active membership to view these Opportunities. Head over to the page. You must be logged into the SEAC website to view the opportunities.