ACS New Haven, CtLocal Section


The New Haven Section of the American Chemical Society was established in 1912. We promote public awareness of chemistry by being involved in outreach programs in our community and work with students to encourage an interest in the chemical science arena.

Our membership is encompasses the New Haven county with 900+ members. Including companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Melinta, Unilever. 

Universities in the New Haven area include Yale University, University of New Haven, and Southern Connecticut State University

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the largest professional organizations that represent the chemical industry. The ACS supports 160,000+ members globally, publishing its weekly C&EN magazine and up-to-date scientific journals.

Save the Date - April 28, 2018

The New Haven section is pleased to host the Third Annual Student Research Symposium at Quinnipiac University!

The symposium program will feature both oral and poster presentations given from undergraduate and graduate students conducting research at local universities within New Haven County. Presentation topics will cover research in fields such as nanotechnology, forensics, biochemisty, chemical engineering, polymer science, green chemistry, sustainability, and many more.

For more information please visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium webpage

2018 Northeast Nanomaterials Meeting

In 2018, the Northeast Region of the ACS is offering a focused, specialized regional meeting on “Nanomaterials: Applications and Environmental Impacts”.  The format is similar in structure to the Gordon Research Conferences whereby a group of renowned scientists (early- to mid-career and senior investigators, from academia and industry) working on a particular subject meet to exchange ideas and research findings.  Undergraduate and graduate students are most welcome to participate (i.e. poster session) and interact with these scientists and establish valuable connections and possible career opportunities.There will also be a funding opportunities workshop. 

The conference is sponsored by the Northern New York local ACS section, and is supported by the national and regional ACS. This topical regional meeting will be held at Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.

Due to their versatile properties, nanomaterials are expected to revolutionize our approaches to common problems. However, while nanotechnology has direct beneficial applications for medicine and the environment, it may have unintended effects that can adversely impact the human body and the natural ecosystem. This meeting will bring together scientists from different backgrounds to discuss new advances in the field of nanotechnology and examine the implications of nanomaterials on our health and on the environmental. 

Date: June 1-3, 2018

Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort, Lake Placid.


Program Overview:


4:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Arrival and Check-in

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm     Funding opportunities workshop: Where is the money?   


6:00 pm – 7:30 pm     Dinner

7:30 pm – 7:40 pm      Welcome & Introductory Comments by the Organizers

7:40 pm – 8:30 pm      Keynote Speaker: Prof. Vince Rotello, UMass, Amherst

8:30 pm – 8:45 pm      Questions & Answers/Discussion 



7:30 am – 8:30 am      Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:00 pm  Session I: Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Functionalization & Chemical Applications

8:30 am – 9:00 am      Invited talk followed by Q&A

9:00 am – 9:30 am      Invited talk followed by Q&A 

9:30 am – 10:00 am    Invited talk followed by Q&A 


10:00 am – 10:15 am  Coffee Break


10:15 am – 10:45 am Invited talk followed by Q&A 

10:45 am – 11:15 am Invited talk followed by Q&A 

11:15 am – 11:45 am Invited talk followed by Q&A 

12:00 pm                     Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm     Free Time/Outdoors Activity (In Lake Placid, this includes hiking, boat trips, golf, visits to the Olympic facilities or a gondola trip up Whiteface Mountain)


4:30 pm – 6:00 pm     Poster Session

6:00 pm                       Dinner


Evening Session:         Session II: Nanomaterials: Industrial and Medical Applications

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm      Invited talk followed by Q&A 

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm      Invited talk followed by Q&A 

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm    Invited talk followed by Q&A 



7:30 am – 8:30 am      Breakfast


8:30 am – 12:00 pm    Session III: Nanomaterials: Health & Environmental Impact

8:30 am – 9:00 am      Invited talk followed by Q&A

9:00 am – 9:30 am      Invited talk followed by Q&A 

9:30 am – 10:00 am    Invited talk followed by Q&A 

10:00 am – 10:15 am  Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am Keynote Speaker: Prof. Vicki Colvin, Brown Univ.

11:15 am – 11:30 am Questions & Answers/Discussion 

11:30 pm                     Box Lunch / Departure



Note: All speakers are by invitation only