Georgia Section

A home for members and friends of the American Chemical Society's Georgia Section throughout the greater Atlanta area and its vicinity.

March Dinner Meeting

March 26, 2018

Dr. Theresa Chamblee, The Coca-Cola Company 

“Introduction to Flavors and Flavor Chemistry” 

Location: Colonnade Restaurant 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

RSVP by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at

Full meeting details 

Percy Julian Award - Apply Now

The Minority Affairs Committee of the Georgia Local Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the 2018 Percy Julian Award. This award will be given to two High School Seniors (one male and one female) in recognition of scholastic achievement and leadership ability. Each recipient will receive a $500 book scholarship and a one-­year (student) membership in ACS.

The deadline for application is April 13, 2018. Recipients of the Award will be notified by May 3, 2018. Awards will be presented at the American Chemical Society Georgia Local Section meeting in May.

Application Details and Form

List of Past Winners 

2018 Herty Medalist Announced

Professor Sandra J. Rosenthal is the recipient of the 2018 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast.

Prof. Rosenthal is Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics, Pharmacology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science at Vanderbilt University and is Director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). She is being recognized for “developing nanocrystal probes for neuroscience and white light emitting nanocrystals, as well as her contributions to improving STEM education across Tennessee.”(Photo Credit: Vanderbilt University/Daniel Dubois)

More details on the Awards page.

2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule (Planned)





January 29

Dr. Holly Carpenter

Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

February 26

Prof. David Lynn and Ms. Lisa Paulson


Emory University

March 26

Dr. Theresa Chamblee

Flavor Chemistry


April 11

Dr. Marie Pileni

ACS-SCF Franco-American Lectureship




Percy Julian Award

Spelman College



Bond-B-Q Cookout

Shorty Howell Park

September 20

Prof. Sandra Rosenthal 

Herty Award Dinner

Emory or GT



50/60 Year Member Luncheon and Student Posters

Mercer University



Environmental Chemistry

Eclipse de Luna, Buckhead



Annual Holiday Party

5 Seasons, West Midtown

Georgia Section 2018 Officers

The results of the section's 2018 officer elections are as follows:

  • Chair-Elect: Cheryl Trusty
  • Treasurer: Holly Davis
  • Member-at-Large: Cora MacBeth 
  • Councilors: Jennifer Knaack and David Gottfried
  • Alternate Councilors: Lissa Dulany and Holly Davis
Congratulations to our new officers!

Showcase Your Chemical Business

If you would like to showcase your business to the attendees of a monthly dinner meeting, please send your response to Ajay Malia.
This invitation is available to the first respondee only for each month’s dinner meeting.  Space will be provided for advertising materials.  Please make arrangements with Ajay.
This offer is being made on behalf of the Georgia Section’s Chemical Businesses Group.
For information about the Group, please contact Dr. Maria Beug-Deeb at

Welcome to the ACS Georgia Section Website

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2018 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2018 programming. A Year of Giving refers to the outreach and education of technical and non-technical audiences about the importance of chemists and chemistry via the coupling of commonplace and technical chemistry ideas. We hope you will join and support us in this critical mission.