From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Candidates for the Joint Board-Council Committee on Science - 2019-2021
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:00:30 +0000
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Here are the biographical summaries.  If someone happens to know one of the candidates and wishes to commend that person to your councilors, that'd be most helpful.





Biographical Summaries

Nominees for Division Representation on the

ACS Committee on Science


ORLOV, Alexander. Division of Environmental Chemistry (New York Local Section). State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York.

Academic Record: Ph.D., Chemistry, 2005, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK); M.Phil., Chemistry, 2000, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, M.S., Engineering, 1997; National Technical University, Ukraine, B.E. and M.S. with highest honors, Engineering, 1995.

Honors: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award, 2018; American Chemical Society Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education, 2017; Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, State University of New York, 2016; EU (the European Council of Academies)-US (National Academy of Engineering) Frontiers of Engineering, 2016; Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship, 2015; U.S. National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education, 2015; U.S. National Academy of Science Kavli Fellow, 2014; U.S. National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering, 2013; U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2013; Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom, 2011; United Kingdom National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts CRUCIBLE Award, 2005.

Professional Positions: State University of New York, Stony Brook, Associate Professor (with tenure), Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 2014 to date; Associate Professor (with tenure), Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, 2014 to date; Affiliate Faculty, Chemistry Department, 2009 to date; Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Advanced Computational Science, 2013 to date; Affiliate Faculty, NY State Advanced Energy Center, 2013 to date; Affiliate Faculty, Department of Technology and Society, 2017 to date, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 2008-2013; Brookhaven National Laboratory, Guest Scientist, Department of Chemistry, 2008 to date; University of Cambridge, UK, NSF-ERC Visiting Professor, Chemistry Department, 2013 to date; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Visiting Professor, 2009-2011.

Service in ACS National Offices: James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award Committee, Environmental Science and Technology, 2018; ACS Green Chemistry Institute, Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award Committee, 2016.

Service in ACS Offices: Member ACS since 2003. Division of Environmental Chemistry: Alternate Councilor, 2018-2020; Executive Committee Member, 2010 to date; Member-at-Large, 2016; Fundraising Committee, 2017 to date; Certificate of Merit Committee, 2010 to date.

Member: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Chair, Research in New Technology Committee (RANTC), 2015-2018, Environmental Division Director, 2018; Member, the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, 2010 to date; Member, EU-US working group on Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials (under the White House OSTP National Nanotechnology Initiative and the EU Commission), 2012 to date; Lead Author, Expert, Reviewer and Global Contributor to GEO reports; the United Nations Environment Program, 2010 to date; Member, the UK Government Advisory Committee (the UK Secretary of State Appointment): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Science Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances, UK, 2007-2014; Policy Advisor, Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Policy Development to the UK Shadow Cabinet of the Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP (the UK Prime Minister, 2010-2016) prior to 2010 General Election. ACS Divisions: Catalysis Science & Technology; Energy & Fuels; Environmental Chemistry.

ROUSH, David J. Division of Biochemical Technology (North Jersey Local Section). Merck & Company Inc., Biologics Process R&D, Merck Research Labs, Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Academic Record: Rice University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1987; University of Houston, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 1994.

Honors: Invited Lecture, FDA Office of Biotechnology Products, 2017; Invited Keynote Lecture, HIC/RPC (Hydrophobic Bioprocessing Conference), 2017; ACS BIOT Industrial Biotechnology Award (KeytrudaTM), 2016; Invited Lecture, Rensselaer (RPI), Department of Chemical Engineering, 2016; Invited Keynote Lecture, Affinity Conference, 2015; ACS BIOT James M. Van Lanen Distinguished Service Award, 2015; Invited Lecture, Northwestern University, Department of Chemical Engineering, 2012; Invited Keynote Lecture, Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS), 2012.

Professional Positions: Merck Research Labs, Distinguished Scientist, Biologics Process R&D, Downstream Process Development and Engineering (DPDE) - current position Viral Clearance Symposia Organizing Committee, 2008 to date; Chaired 2013 Viral Clearance Symposia; Recovery of Biologics XVIII Conference Chair, 2016-2018; Recovery of Biologics Conference Series Board, 2016 to date, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 1986 to date; Northwestern University Masters of Biotechnology Program Industrial Advisory Board Member, 2011 to date, Vice Chair, 2014, Chair, 2016; PREP Symposium Session Chair, 2014 to date, Scientific Advisory Board Member, 2012 to date.

Service in ACS Offices: Member ACS since 1992. Division of Biochemical Technology: Treasurer, 2012-2014, Secretary, 2015, Chair-Elect, 2016, Chair, 2017, Immediate Past Chair, 2018, Recovery of Biologics XVIII, Conference Co-Chair, 2016 to date, Recovery of Biological Products Conference Series, Board, 2016 to date, BIOT Strategic Planning Chair (2018), Society BIOT Industrial Programming Chair, 2009, 2010, ACS BIOT National Meeting Session Chair (10 times).

Member: American Institute of Chemical Engineers. ACS Division: Biochemical Technology.

REYNOLDS, Michael A. Division of Energy and Fuels (Greater Houston Local Section). Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas.

Academic Record: Michigan State University, B.S. Chemistry, 1995; Iowa State University, Ph.D. Chemistry, 2000; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Post-doctoral Associate, 2000-2003.

Honors: American Chemical Society Fellow, 2018.

Professional Positions: Shell Oil Company, Regional Discipline Lead for Production Chemistry, 2016 to date, Staff Production Technologist, 2014 to date, Senior Research Production Chemist, 2013-2014, Senior Research Chemist, 2007-2013; Rice University, Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2015 to date.

Service in ACS National Offices: Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Energy & Fuels.

Service in ACS Offices: Member ACS since 1994. Division of Energy and Fuels: Secretary, 2015, Chair-Elect and Secretary, 2016, Chair, 2017, Immediate Past Chair, 2018.

Member: North American Catalysis Society (NACS); Southwest Catalysis Society (SWCS). ACS Divisions: Catalysis Science and Technology; Energy and Fuels; Inorganic Chemistry.

ENGEL, Gregory S. Physical Chemistry (PHYS) Division (Chicago Local Section). University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Academic Record: Princeton University, A.B. in Chemistry, 1999; Harvard University, A.M. in Chemistry, 2001, Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2004; University of California Berkeley, Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2007; Academic Leadership Program, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC; now Big 10 Alliance), 2012-2013.

Honors: World Economic Forum Young Scientist (one of the 50 top scientists under 40), 2017-2018; Department of Defense (DoD) Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, 2016-2019; DoD National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship, 2014-2016; FACSS Innovation Award, SciX Conference, 2013; IDA Defense Science Study Group (DSSG), 2013-2014; E. Bright Wilson Lecturer at Harvard University Chemistry Department, 2012; Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2012; Sloan Research Fellow, 2012; Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2012, Coblentz Award from the Coblentz Society, 2012; National Academies of Science, Kavli Fellow, Japanese-American Frontiers of Science, 2010; Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Young Investigator Award, 2010; Defense Advanced Research Project Administration (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, 2010; Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), 2010; Searle Scholar, 2009; Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award, 2008; Scientific American "SciAm 50" Top Leaders in Research for 2007; Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, 2007; Miller Institute for Research in Basic Science Fellowship, 2005-2007; EPA Science

to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship, 2003-2004; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 1999-2002; Dudley Herschbach Award for Teaching and Departmental Service, First Recipient, Fall 2002; McKay Prize in Physical Chemistry, Princeton University, June 1999; Phi Beta Kappa, 1999; Eagle Scout Award with Bronze Palm, October 1994.

Professional Positions (for past ten years): Professor in Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and The College, and Fellow of the Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago, 2014 to date, Associate Professor, 2012-2014, Assistant Professor, July 2007-2012.

Service in ACS National Offices: Member ACS since 2008.

Service in ACS Offices: Physical Chemistry Division: Chair, 2016-2017, Chair-Elect, 2015-2016, Vice-Chair, 2014-2015, Immediate Past Chair, 2017-2018; Physical Chemistry Biophysics Subdivision: 2010-2012; Chair, 2012.

Member: Optical Society of America; American Physical Society (formerly on Executive Committee for Division of Laser Science). ACS Divisions: Analytical Chemistry; Physical Chemistry.

BLANCO, Maria-Jesus. Division of Medicinal Chemistry (Northeastern Local Section). Sage Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Academic Record: University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, B.S., 1992, M.S., 1992; Ph.D., 1997, Teaching Certificate, 1992. Leadership courses taken: Babson Executive Leadership Programs: Women's Leadership, 2015; Building Business Acumen, 2013; Leading Change, ACS Leadership, 2018; Developing Communication Strategies, ACS Leadership, 2018.

Honors: Leading Light Award Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), Women & Hi Tech, 2016; Open Innovation Top Ambassador Award, Eli Lilly, 2016; Teamwork Award, Discovery Chemistry, Eli Lilly, 2015; ACS Women Chemistry Committee Rising Star Award, Nominee 2015; Marie Curie Research European Fellowship, University of Strasbourg, 2000 (declined); European TMR Research Network Fellowship, University of Strasbourg, 1999; Spanish Ministry of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT, 1997-1998; Royal Galician Academy of Sciences, Young Researcher Award, 1996; Xunta de Galicia Predoctoral Fellowship, 1995-1997; Xunta de Galicia Visiting Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1995; Gil-Da´vila Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1992-1994; B.S. Award with special distinction for best chemistry student, 1987-1992.

Professional Positions: Sage Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Director Medicinal Chemistry, 2017 to date; Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, Director and Member of Management Team, Discovery Chemistry Research & Technologies, 2013-2017, Group Leader and Research Advisor, 2011-2013, Research Advisor, 2009-2011, Principal Research Scientist, 2005-2009; Drew University, New Jersey, Faculty Member of Residential School on Medicinal

Chemistry & Biology in Drug Discovery, 2015 to date; Ad Hoc National Institutes of Health Synthetic and Biological Chemistry B (SBCB) Review Panel Member, 2017 to date.

Service in ACS National Offices: Advisory Board, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2018 to date.

Service in ACS Offices: Member ACS since 1997. Medicinal Chemistry Division: Alternate Industrial Councilor, 2016-2018, Executive Committee, Member, Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC), ACS 36th National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, Meeting Chair and Scientific Program Coordinator, 2018, Session Chair for multiple ACS National Medicinal Meetings, 2016 to date. Indiana Local Section, Project SEED Committee, 2006-2008, Science Ambassador, 2005-2016. (Collaborating with local schools providing lectures and chemistry role model presentations).

Member: Society of Neuroscience, 2008 to date; Women's Mentoring Network, Indianapolis, Indiana, Member and Mentor 2014-2017; Women & Hi Tech, Indianapolis, Indiana, Member and Mentor, 2014-2017; Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, Leader, On-Boarding/Mentoring Program for the Organization of Latinos, 2015-2016; European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) Lisbon, Portugal, Member Organizing Committee and Session Chair, 2014; MIT Impact Program, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ad Hoc Faculty Member, 2017 to date. ACS Divisions: Medicinal Chemistry; Organic Chemistry.

KOZA, Mary Beth. Division of Chemical Health and Safety (North Carolina Local Section). The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Academic Record: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Pharmaceutical Science M.B.A., 1987; Kean

University of New Jersey, Chemistry B.A., 1979; Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Masters Level, 2000; Leadership Development ProgramĘ (LDP) at Center of Creative Leadership, 1992; Leadership Chapel-Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, 2015.

Honors: ACS Chemical Health and Safety, Fellow, 2017; Working Group Member for "Roadmap for Biosecurity and Biodefense Policy in the United States" June 2018, Project Partners (Gryphon Scientific, National Defense University and Parsons).

Professional Positions: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Environment, Health & Safety & Risk Management, Executive Director, September 2017 to date; Responsible Official CDC Select Agent Program, March 2008 to date; Environment, Health and Safety, March 2008-September 2017. Also works across the University in developing and maintaining the compliance assurance systems such as IACUC, and special committees (e.g., Enterprise Risk Management Subcommittee on Regulatory and Safety Risks, Minors on Campus Taskforce and Advisory Committee on Employment Abroad).

Service in ACS Offices: Member ACS since 1979. Division of Chemical Health and Safety: Treasurer, 2018-2020, Audit Committee Chair, 2018, Member, 1984 to date.

Member: Stony Brook Milestone Watershed Association, Board of Directors, 2003-March, 2008, Mentor Power, Board of Directors, 2002-March 2008; Chemistry Council of New Jersey, Environmental Committee Chair, 2000-2008; New Jersey Safety Council, Board of Directors 2006-March 2008. ACS Division: Chemical Health and Safety.


From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of William Hoyt
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Candidates for the Joint Board-Council Committee on Science - 2019-2021


Is any biographical info available for thee people? Otherwise, how do we decide?


On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 3:51 PM Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Hi All:


Your Division councilors have been asked to vote for two members for Com-Sci.  Here is the slate:



ACS Joint Board-Council Committee on Science



Alexander Orlov

David J. Roush

Michael A. Reynolds

Gregory Engel

Maria-Jesus Blanco

Mary Beth Koza


Please let me know if you have a strong opinion in favor (or not in favor!) of any of these nominees.  I have to return the ballot by November 5.




Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

Councilor and Programming Co-Chair

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."



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