Georgia Section

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

Herty Award Banquet

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dr. Sandra J. RosenthalJack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics, Pharmacology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science at Vanderbilt University

Quantum Dots on My Mind

Location: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

RSVP by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 

Full meeting details.

Herty Medal Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, September 21, 2018

Herty Medal Undergraduate Research Symposium

LVIS, Building E
Georgia Gwinnett College
1000 University Center Ln
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Friday, September 21, 2018: Herty Medal Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS)

Dr. Sandra J. Rosenthal, 2018 Herty Medalist

The Study and Utility of Single Quantum Dots There and Back Again; Structure-Photophysics Correlation to Single Protein Tracking

Location: Georgia Gwinnett College

Registration and abstract submission deadline 5:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018.

Register at

RSVP & abstract submission deadline 5:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 
RSVP & abstract submission deadline 5:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 
RSVP & abstract submission deadline 5:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 
RSVP & abstract submission deadline 5:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 

Full program details

2019 Herty Award Nominations Now Open

The ACS Georgia Section is soliciting nominations for the 2018 Charles Holmes Herty Medal, which recognizes the work and service of an outstanding chemist from the southeastern region of the U.S.

The award recipient will be given a gold medal and honored at a ceremony held in the fall by the local section. Nominees may come from academia, government, or industry and must have resided or worked in the Southeast for 10 years or more.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2018. Complete the online nomination form here. Nominations are active for up to three years, but nominators are welcome to update the candidate's curriculum vitae and other materials.

Georgia Section ChemLuminary Nominations

Congratulations to the ACS Georgia Section and 2017 Chair Ron Hunter for being nationally recognized as ChemLuminary Award Finalists in five categories for 2017 activity and events:

  • Outstanding On-going CCED Event
  • Outstanding Public Outreach Event Organized by a Student Group
  • Best Overall Local Section Minority Affairs
  • Outstanding U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad - Georgia Section Chemluminary Winner
  • Best Overall Women Chemists Committee Local Section

The winners in these and other categories were announced at the 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston on August 21.

  Photo: ACS

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

Georgia Gwinnett College

May 15

Mr. Shannon “Max” McCall

Percy Julian Awards

Spelman College

June 9


Bond-B-Q Cookout

Cobb Park

September 20

Prof. Sandra Rosenthal 

Herty Award Dinner

Georgia Tech Hotel



50/60 Year Member Luncheon and Student Posters

Kennesaw State University



Environmental Chemistry

Eclipse de Luna, Buckhead



Annual Holiday Party

5 Seasons, West Midtown

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