|Posted by David Gottfried on March 30, 2017 at 10:20 AM|
Dr. Ajay Mallia is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville. Before joining Georgia Gwinnett College, Dr. Mallia worked as Research Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he was involved in the design, synthesis, and characterization of soft materials. Dr. Mallia also held faculty positions at University of Maryland, College Park, University of District of Columbia, Trinity Washington University and Montgomery College. Prior to Washington, DC, Dr. Mallia performed research on metal nanoparticle preparations at City University of New York and erasable full color displays using liquid crystals at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan. Dr. Mallia’s research work has appeared as cover features in many flagship journals, including Journal of American Chemical Society, Chemical Society Reviews and Langmuir. He has published 39 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research work at various national and international conferences.
Dr. Mallia is an active leader at the national and local levels of American Chemical Society. He is secretary, and committee member of Project SEED national committee and a certified facilitator for ACS Leadership Develop System. Before moving to Lawrenceville, Dr. Mallia served the ACS of Washington as an executive committee member, alternate councilor, and chair of many of committees. To help early-career chemists and to support the young generation chemists, he organized a wide-range of educational outreach and workshops. For his volunteer service to ACS, he was awarded E. Ann Nalley Regional Award and Outstanding Local Section Volunteer Award in 2014.
Dr. Mallia is 2017 Chair-elect for the ACS Georgia Section. As Chair-elect of the Georgia Section, he wishes to strengthen existing Georgia Section programs while maintaining its unique tradition. Dr. Mallia’s goals for 2017 are 1) establish the Project SEED program within the Section, 2) continue developing innovative monthly meeting events with increased member participation and 3) incorporate undergraduate student research presentations into the dinner meeting.