ACCM this year will feature presenations by green chemistry
Dr. Paul T. Anastas and Dr. Berkeley W. Cue:
27th Annual SAACS Area College Chemistry
University Center, UT-Martin, April 24, 2004
8:00 Registration- Main Lobby
Dave Hinman of WLJT-TV
interviews with Guests, Room 206.
(You can see this interview by clicking here. Free download of the browser
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9:00 Presentation of Undergraduate Research
Session A-1, Room 230-C
Session B-1, Room 231
Session C-1, Room 232
10:15 Refreshments, Room 230-AB
Graduate School Recruitment
Socialize with Drs. Carroll, Anastas, and Cue
11:00 Presentation of Undergraduate Research
Session A-2, Room 230-C
Session B-2, Room 231
12 noon *Banquet, Ballroom
by UTM SAACS President Minesh Patel
Introduction of Special Guests:
Dr. Tom Rakes, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Doug Sterrett, Dean College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Faculty and Students of Participating Universities
12:45 Keynote Address, Ballroom
Dr. William F. Carroll, 2004 ACS President- elect
1:30 Green Chemistry Panel Presentation,
Dr. Paul Anastas, Asst. Dir. for Environment, White House Office of Science
and Technology Policy
Dr. Berkeley W. Cue, Vice President (retired), Pfizer Global Research and
Morning Parallel Sessions (A-1, B-1, & C-1)
Session A-1 Kenny Turner, Murray State University, Presiding
9:00am A. S. Biris and
M.K. Mazumder, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Electrodynamic
Screen for Removing Mars Dust"
9:15 Ross E. Jones, J.B. McGregor, P. Limphong, W.C. Spencer,
N.E. Sveum, A.L. Trujillo, and M.B. Masthay, Murray State University, "The
Photodegradation of b-Carotene in Chloromethane Solvents"
9:30 John Mark Belew and Charles M. Baldwin, Union University,
"Determination of Reactivity Ratios of a Silicone Acrylate in Various
9:45 Paul Simone Jr. and Gary L. Emmert, The University of
Memphis, "Monitoring Haloacetic Concentrations in Drinking Water using
10:00 Gija Geme and Gary L. Emmert, The University of Memphis,
"A Simple Automated Method for Monitoring Total Trihalomethanes and
Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Distribution Systems"
Session B-1, Andrew Bernard, UT-Martin, Presiding Room
9:00am Megan M. Ellis
and Charles M. Baldwin, Union University, "Correlation of Silicone
Surfactant Structure and Performance in Polyurethane Foam Production"
9:15 John Rippy and William Solomons, Univeristy of Tennessee
at Martin, "The Chemistry and Spectroscopy of Substituted 1,4-Dihydropyridines
(Calcium Channel Blockers)"
9:30 Nicholas Labello, The University of Memphis, "Materials
for Tomorrow's Computers: Electronic Structure Considerations of High-K
9:45 R. Sharma and M.K. Mazumder, The University of
Arkansas at Little Rock, "Plasma Engineering and Catalysis"
10:00 Minesh Patel, Dan Comer, Sarah K. Allen, and S.K. Airee,
University of Tennessee at Martin, "Coploymerization of Biodegradable
Polymer PolyLactic Acid with Cysteine"
Session C-1, Emily Bethart, UT-Martin, Presiding Room
9:00am Tera Rica Murdock and James R. Cox,
Murray State University, "Exploring the Adenine-Binding Region of Antibiotic
9:15 Candice Chorley and Dennis Merat, Christian Brothers
University, "Isolation and Partial Characterization of a Low Molecular
Weight Protein from Kiwi Fruit"
9:30 Lindsey K. White, Matthew E. Kelleher, Ginny L. Gottschalk,
Jonathan B. McGregor, Pattraranee Limphong, and Mark B. Masthay, Murray
State University, "Cooperative Interactions in the Laser-Induced Purple-to-Blue
Transition of Bacterial Purple Membranes: Implications for Degenerative
Diseases of the Retina"
9:45 Karl Hagen, Leah Hybl and Emily R. Bland, Emory
University, "Synthesis of a Calixarene Ligand System as a Mimic for
Non-Heme Oxygen Binding Proteins"
10:00 D. Saini and M.K. Mazumder, The University of
Arkansas at Little Rock, "Lung Deposition of Inhaled Medical Aerosols"
Afternoon Parallel Sessions (A-2 & B-2)
Session A-2, Rachel Barnes, Bethel College, Presiding
11:00am Lucy J. Thurston
and Gary L. Emmert, The University of Memphis, "Using Dyes to Measure
Chlorine Dioxide Concentrations in Drinking Water"
11:15 P. A. Miller , K. B. Turner, and H.B. Fannin, Murray State
University, "Development and Feasibility Study of a Plasma Absorption
11:30 Michael A. Brown and Gary L. Emmert, The University
of Memphis, "Developing a Portable Analyzer for Monitoring Trihalomethane
Concentrations in Drinking Water in Real Time"
Session B-2, Megan M. Ellis, Union University, Presiding
11:00am Kyle D. Bodine, David Y. Gin, and
Mary S. Gin, University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign, "Synthesis
of Cyclodextrin Analogues Via Cyclodimerization of Alkynyl Azido Trisaccharides."
11:15 Geoffrey T. Eldridge, Narendra N.Ghosh, Jason C. Clark
and Craig E. Barnes, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, "Building
Block Approach to the Synthesis of Nanostructured Metal Oxides."
11:30 Adam R. Farley, Ahmad Al-Mestarihi and James R. Cox, Murray
State University, "Probing the Active Site of an Aminoglycoside Antibiotic
Kinase with Nucleosides"
11:45 S. De and M.K. Mazumder, The University of Arkansas
at Little Rock, "Biocompatibility of Cardiovascular Stents"
Austin Peay State University
University of Arkansas
Christian Brothers University
Murray State University
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Memphis
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Dr. William F. (Bill) Carroll, Jr., 2004 ACS President-Elect, holds a
B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, an
M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN, both in Organic Chemistry. After graduate school in 1978
he worked for one year in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) impact modifier research
for Rohm and Haas Company, Bristol, PA. In 1979, Bill came to Firestone
Plastics Company in Pottstown, PA as Manager of Research and Development.
In 1985, after Firestone's PVC operations were acquired by OxyChem, he became
Director of Technology for PVC Resins and Compounds with responsibility
for R&D, Technical Service, Pilot Plant, and Technical Licensing. In
September, 1989, he was named Director of Commercial Development for Polymers
and Plastics, and primarily worked in recycling, and in 1994 began two years
on loan to the Chlorine Chemistry Council (CCC) working on dioxin and plastics
issues for the chlorine industry.
He is currently Vice President, Chlorovinyl Issues for OxyChem and works
on public policy issues and communications related to chlorine and PVC.
He is Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, and teaches
polymer chemistry there. He has been an active member of and chaired various
committees for CCC as well as the Society of the Plastics Industry, the
National Fire Protection Research Foundation, The Vinyl Institute, the Plastics
Recycling Foundation, the American Plastics Council and the National Recycling
Coalition Recycling Advisory Council. He has served on the State of Florida
Packaging Council, an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Task Force
and an advisory panel commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Program.
He is the recipient of the Vinyl Institute's Roy T. Gottesman Leadership
Award for 2000. He is also currently chair of the ACS International Activities
Committee, and was elected as 2004 President-Elect. Bill and his family
reside in Dallas, Texas.
Bill holds two patents, and has numerous publications in the fields of organic
electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry and physics, incineration,
plastics recycling and chlorine issues.
PAUL ANASTAS, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Environment
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Paul Anastas is the Assistant Director for Environment at the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy. He has responsibility for issues
including climate change, Green Chemistry, oceans, sustainability, mercury,
air quality, water and ecosystems, toxics, and environmental indicators.
Prior to joining the White House in October of 1999, Dr. Anastas served
as the Chief of the Industrial Chemistry Branch of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency since 1989. During that period he was responsible for
regulatory review of industrial chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control
Act and the development of rules, policy and guidance. Prior to joining
the U.S. EPA, he worked briefly as an industrial consultant to the chemical
industry in the development of analytical and synthetic chemical methodologies.
Paul Anastas is best known as the "Father of Green Chemistry"
having coined and defined the term in 1991. Dr. Anastas is the co-author/editor
of nine scientific and technical books including "Green Chemistry:
Theory and Practice" which outlined the Twelve Principles of Green
Chemistry and has been translated into five languages. Some of his contributions
to Green Chemistry include:
Establishing of the U.S. Green Chemistry Program while at the U.S. EPA
Designing and implementing the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
Co-founder of the Green Chemistry Institute with chapters in 25 countries
Founding Chair of the Green Chemistry Gordon Conference
Founding co-Chair of the Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
He currently is a Special Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University
of Nottingham, U.K. and serves on the editorial board of the journals Environmental
Science and Technology, Green Chemistry, and Clean Technology and Environmental
Policy. Dr. Anastas received his M.A. (1987) and Ph.D (1989) in Organic
Chemistry from Brandeis University and his B.S. (1984) in chemistry from
the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
BERKELEY W. CUE, Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President, Pfizer
Global Research and Development (retired)
Dr. Cue started in Pfizer in 1975 in the Animal Health Organic Chemistry
Department. He transferred to the Process R&D Department of Developmental
Research in 1979. Became head of the PR&D Department in 1988, assumed
responsibility for Analytical and Bio Process R&D as well in 1993 and
US Developmental Researchin 1998. Chaired the CVMD EDMT (1998-1999) and
co-chaired the division's Performance Management TaskForce (1992-1993).
In 2000 he was appointed head of US Pharmaceutical Sciences, Groton Labs,
responsible for all aspects of the Process Chemistry, Formulation Science,
Analytical Chemistry, and CMC Regulatory activities.
In support of Pfizer drug candidates discovered in Groton, Connecticut.
He retired from Pfizer in April 2004.
He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (1969), my
Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) from the University of Alabama (1973), and completed
Postdoctoral Research at the Ohio State University (1974), National Cancer
Institute Research Fellow, University of Minnesota (1975).
In 2000 he was appointed to the Science Advisory Board at the University
In 2003 he was elected to the Green Chemistry Institute Governing Board
and in 2004 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Bend Research in
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