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Fall, 2011 Issue
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Meeting Information

2018 Spring Meeting and Banquet

At the ACS Spring National Meeting
March 19, 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA

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2017 Fall Banquet

At the AIChE Annual Meeting
October 31, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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2017 Fall Meeting and Banquet

At the ACS Fall National Meeting
August 21st, 2017, Washington, DC, USA

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2017 Spring Meeting and Banquet

At the ACS Spring National Meeting
April 3, 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA

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ACS National Meeting | Fall 2016 Presidential Symposium Summary

Chemistry in the U.S. and China: Current & Future States of Shared Scientific Interests and Opportunities for Cooperation

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 1 :20 – 4:30pm and Monday, August 22, 2016, 8:30am to 12:00pm Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel – Liberty Salon C

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Event at 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

2016 Fall Meeting and Banquet

ACS National Meeting | Fall 2016 Presidential Symposium Summary

2016 Spring Meeting and Banquet

At the ACS Spring National Meeting
Time:5:30 pm -- 9:00 pm, Monday, March 14, 2016

Venue: Panda Inn Mandarin Cuisine
06 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone:(619) 233-7800

Registration Fee: $35/person, On-site registration available

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Monday, March 14, 2016
5:30 pm -- 6:30 pm Registration and Social Hour
6:45 pm -- 7:00 pm Welcome and Introductory Remarks,
Dr. Marinda Li WU, CACS Board, ACS Past President
7:00 pm -- 8:00 pm Dinner Banquet
8:00 pm -- 8:30 pm Keynote Address: Platforms, Partnerships, and the Power of Convergence
Dr. Hui CAI, Vice President of Corporate Alliances, WuXi AppTec, China
8:35 pm -- 8:55 pm Presentation: Introduction of Sinopec-UOP Joint Research Center
Mr. Tian RUAN, Manager, Sinopec Tech Houston, USA
8:55 pm -- 9:00 pm Concluding Remarks
Dr. Marinda Li WU
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourn

Keynote Address:

Platforms, Partnerships, and the Power of Convergence

Dr. Hui CAI, Vice President of Corporate Alliances, WuXi AppTec, China


Our industries are entering a new age of transformative innovation. Disruptive technologies, global collaborations, and convergence of disciplines are shaping innovation-driven industries, our global chemistry enterprise included, in new and profound ways. In this presentation, Dr. Cai will discuss examples of innovative platforms, partnership, and their implications for the future.

Dr. Hui CAI joined WuXi AppTec in 2009 as Vice President of Business Development, and is currently Vice President of Corporate Alliances, Head of PR and Corporate Communications, and Head of Product Definition, Design and Development (PD3).

Prior to WuXi, Dr. CAI spent 10 years at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development leading multiple drug discovery programs in the therapeutic areas of inflammation and autoimmune diseases. She is a co-author and co-inventor to over 40 scientific publications and issued or pending patents. Dr. CAI is a Councilor of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a member of ACS national committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of UCSD IRPS 21th Century China Program, and a member of BayHelix. In her past capacity, she served as a Commissioner at the City of San Diego Science and Technology Commission, Chair of SABPA, and President of SDCA. Dr. CAI received her BS and MS in Chemistry from Peking University, PhD from The Scripps Research Institute, and MBA from UCSD Rady School of Management as a DLA Piper – Athena Scholar.

Introduction of Sinopec-UOP Joint Research Center

Mr. Tian RUAN, Manager, Sinopec Tech Houston, USA

Mr. Tian RUAN graduated from Zhejiang University, China and received his master’s degree in IFP-School. He joined Sinopec in Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology (SRIPT) and has been working in SINOPEC for 20 years. In SRIPT, he worked on catalyst R&D and process development, and later on focused more on process licensing and technical services. Now, Mr. RUAN is the manager of Petrochemical Department in Sinopec Tech Houston, and the Principal Scientist in Sinopec-UOP Joint Research Center.

CACS Event at 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting

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Date: Tuesday November 10th, 2015
Social Hours 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Open to all AIChE meeting Attendees
(Same location as banquet. Free of charge)

Banquet and Keynote speech 6:30 - 8:30 PM
J Wong’s Thai and Chinese Bistro
163 west 200 south
Salt Lake City Utah 84101
Phone: 801-350-0888
Tickets at AIChE Registration, $35/person

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Yong Wang

Voilland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164
Institute for Integrated Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Richland, WA 99354

Conversion of biomass to fuels/chemicals: status and perspectives


To alleviate our strong dependence on depleting fossil fuels, more research efforts have been devoted to the conversion and utilization of renewable biomass and its derivatives. Innovations in conversion technologies are needed in order to sustainably convert biomass to fuels/chemicals with carbon and energy efficiencies that can compete with fossil based technologies. Biomass also faces the challenges of complex feedstock logistics, variations in feedstock compositions and cost, barriers to market penetration of the potential products, and newly abundant availability of low-cost unconventional shale gas. In this talk, our recent progress in addressing some of the issues related to the thermochemical conversion of biomass will be presented.

Short bio

Dr. Wang joined PNNL in 1994 and was promoted to Laboratory Fellow (highest scientific rank in national labs) in 2005. He led the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Team from 2000 to 2007, and has served as the Associate Director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) since 2008. In 2009, Dr. Wang assumed a joint position at Washington State University and PNNL. In this unique position, he continues to be a Laboratory Fellow and associate director of IIC at PNNL and is the Voiland Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering at WSU, an endowed, full professorship with tenure.

Dr. Wang is best known for his leadership in the development of novel catalytic materials and reaction engineering to address the issues related to energy and atom efficiency for converting fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals. Dr. Wang has authored >210 peer reviewed publications with H index=52 and more than 10,000 citations (Google Scholar Citations). He has co-edited 2 books and 6 special journal issues, and given more than 120 invited presentations since 2001. He is the inventor on 247 issued patents including 93 issued U.S. patents (>90% of his patents are licensed to industries). His discoveries in microchannel reaction technologies led to the formation of Velocys, trading under the London Stock Exchange (VLS). He was recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Science and is a fellow of 4 major professional societies: AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), ACS (American Society of Chemistry), RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry), and AAAS (American Association of the Advancement of Science). He has won numerous awards including 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, Presidential Green Chemistry Award, 3 R&D 100 Awards, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Chemical Engineering at WSU, 2 PNNL Inventor of the Year Awards, Battelle Distinguished Inventor Award, and the first recipient of PNNL Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award. He is the past chair of the Energy & Fuel Division of the American Chemical Society, and currently serves as the director to the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering division of AIChE and on the editorial board of 7 catalysis and energy related journals including ACS Catalysis and Catalysis Today.

CACS Banquet at ACS 2015 National Meeting in Boston

Date: August 17, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Hei La Moon Restaurant (喜臨門)
(A 10-course banquet meal)
88 Beach Street, Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617) 338-8813

  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm Social Hour
  • 6:30 – 6:45 pm Welcome and Introduction to CACS by Dr. Shaw Huang
  • 6:45 – 8:15 pm Dinner Banquet
  • 8:15 – 8:30 pm Remarks by Dr. Marinda Wu, ACS President 2013
  • 8:30 – 9:30 pm Open Forum

CACS Banquet at ACS Annual Meeting

Date: September 9, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Lucky Lou Seafood Restaurant
3623 Commercial Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Tel: (317) 293-8888

  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm Social
  • 7:00 – 7:10 pm Welcome Speech by the Organizer
  • 7:10 – 8:10 pm Dinner Banquet
  • 8:10 – 8:20 pm Speech by Dr. Marinda Wu, ACS President
  • 8:20 – 9:00 pm Open Innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D
  • by Dr. Guoxin Zhu, Ph.D., Group Senior Director Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company
  • 9:00 – 9:30 pm Social

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Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) Dinner at AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh

Date: October 29, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Tokyo Sushi Buffet and Grill
4801 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-4288
Cost: $35/person

Keynote speaker

Dr. Jerry Y.S. Lin, Professor of School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy Arizona State University

Topic of keynote speech:

Energy Storage Research and Development


CACS Dinner Banquet at the 244th ACS national Meeting

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  • Time: 7:30 – 9: 30 pm, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 (social hour starting at 6:30pm)
  • Cost:$30/person, (SE11 in ACS registration for CACS Social Hour & Dinner). If full, additional reservations are available at
  • Location:Joy Tsin Lau (醉仙楼) Restaurant (1026 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2306
             Tel: 215-592-7227
  • Contact: 1) Dr. Wei Pan (UOP – A Honeywell Company), CACS Vice President, Tel: 914-841-3012 Email:
             2) Dr. Fanwen Zeng (Dow Chemical), CACS-tristate President, Tel : 215-619-5754, Email:
  • Host: Fanwen Zeng and Marinda Wu (ACS president-elect)

Keynote Speaker

Professor Chi-Huey Wong

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan and
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
2012 A. C. Cope Award Winner

Curiosity-driven and Problem-solving Research

This lecture will discuss personal experience in pursuing academic career, initially driven by curiosity and followed by the desire to solve important disease problems. The importance and balance of these two approaches in public funding and their impact on our society will be discussed with examples.

Monday, April 2, 2012      Houston, TX 77074

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Chinese-American Chemical Society Event
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Meeting
(2012 AIChE Spring Meeting)

Monday, April 2, 2012
Social Hours
6:30 - 7:00 PM
Open to all CACS members and AIChE meeting Attendees
(Same location as banquet. Free of charge)
Banquet and Keynote
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fung's Kitchen, 7320 Southwest Fwy #115, Houston, TX 77074, Tel: 713-779-2288
Tickets Available at AIChE Spring Meeting Registration, $35/Person

Keynote Speech

Energy Geopolitics

Prof. Michael J. Economides

Professor of University of Houston
Managing Partner of Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants, Inc.
Editor-in-Chief of the JNGSE and Energy Tribune

Monday, March 26, 2012      San Diego, CA 92111

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CACS Dinner Banquet
at 243rd ACS National Meeting (2012), San Diego, CA

Time: 7:30 – 9: 30 pm, March 26, 2012 (social hour starting from 6:30pm)

Price: $30/person

Location: Jasmine Seafood Restaurant (4609 Convoy St., San Diego, CA 92111 Tel: 858.268.0888)

Contact: Dr. Wei Pan (UOP – A Honeywell Company) CACS Vice President, 2012 President-Elect
     Tel: 914-841-3012

Featured Keynote Speaker
2012 ACS President-Elect
Dr. Marinda Li Wu

Celebrating Chemistry, Globalization, and Diversity

"Celebrating Chemistry, Globalization, and Diversity" is the theme I have chosen for the 2013 spring national ACS meeting in New Orleans next year when I become ACS President. I would like to give you a preview of my ACS Presidential initiatives and solicit your suggestions and input. Two areas I wish to focus on include increased support for 1) Jobs and how to help more members with professional development and 2) Global outreach and collaborations to benefit the global chemistry enterprise and strengthen the ties and exchange between scientific communities both here and abroad. I will also offer some thoughts on leadership and share highlights from my own personal and professional journey that brought me to where I am today. I look forward to working together to celebrate Chemistry, Globalization, and Diversity!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011     Denver, CO 80219

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Chinese-American Chemical Society Event
242ed American Chemical Society National Meeting
(Fall 2011 ACS Annual Meeting)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Social Hours
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Open to all ACS meeting Attendees (Same location as banquet. Free of charge)
Banquet and Keynote
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Empress Seafood Restaurant
2825 West Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219-2901
Phone: 303-922-2822
Tickets Available at, $28/Person

Keynote Speech

"Building a Successful Drug Discovery Research Program in Academia"

Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D.

Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor in Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
Co-Director, Molecular Therapeutics Program
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Michigan

Monday, March 28, 2011      Anaheim, CA 92804

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Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS) 30th Anniversary Symposium

Time:2:00 – 5:00 PM, March 28, 2011

The CACS 30th Anniversary Symposium will be followed by a Dinner Banquet

Time:5:30– 9:30PM
Location: Seafood Kingdom Chinese Restaurant
9802 Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 636-0398

The Future of Chemical Sciences and Its Impact on the Careers of Chemists and Chemical Engineers

A Symposium Co-sponsored by ACS Division of Professional Relations

Program and Abstracts

    Session 1.    Chaired by Lubo Zhou and Ling Ye
2:00 – 2:10   Introductory Opening Remarks
Professor Yinlun Huang, Chair of CACS Board of Directors
Dr. Nancy Jackson, President of American Chemical Society
Professor Long Lu, Executive Director and Associate Secretary General of Chinese Chemical Society
2:10 – 2:40   “CACS and globalization”
Dr. Norman Li, Ph.D., D.Sc., NL Chemical Technology, Inc.,
475 Business Center Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Abstract:   The speaker was a former chairman of the CACS board for many years. He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Science in China, Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and the National Academy of Engineering of USA. He worked at Exxon, UOP, and Honeywell. He is presently the founding president of NL Chemical Technology, Inc. which focuses on the development of advanced membranes and processes for water treatment and seawater desalination.
He will first talk about the history of CACS and his experience of serving the Society as its board chair. He will then discuss the future growth of the Society as he sees it. The discussion will include his views based on his industrial experience on globalization, education, and future career opportunities for chemists and chemical engineers.
2:40 – 3:10   “Trends in chemical research: Complex systems and global collaborations”
Professor Sunney Chan, PhD, California Institute of Technology,
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1200 California Boulevard, Pasadena,
CA 91125 and Academia Sinica, Institute of Chemistry, Taiwan
Abstract:   Professor Chan is a prominent chemical scientist dedicated in teaching and research on the structure and function of membrane proteins at California Institute of Technology. In 1997, he went to Taiwan to be the Vice President of Academia Sinica, and helped to build a world-class center for research in chemistry and chemical biology. Professor Chan has served twice as the Associate Editor of the prestigious Journal of The American Chemical Society and also as editorial board member of several premier international journals, including the Journal of Biological Chemistry. In this talk, Prof. Chan will share his perspectives and visions of chemical research around the globe and offer career development advice to chemists and chemical engineers.
3:10 – 3:30   Social break
    Session 2.     Chaired by Shaw Huang and Chu-An Chang
3:30 – 3:50   “My professional journey into the 21st century”
Dr. Marinda Wu, DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, Ph.D., American Chemical Society, Board of Directors,
8 Valley Court, Orinda, CA 94563
Abstract:   Due to the Korean War, I was born in Pasadena, California instead of Beijing, China. Growing up in a traditional academic Chinese family influenced my life direction. After earning my chemistry Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, I was the first in my family to venture into industry.
I share my professional journey over the last forty years as an ACS member. My early dreams included becoming a scientist or ambassador. Challenges as an Asian American woman strengthened my leadership skills. In ACS governance, I served in various local section leadership roles before getting elected to Council and eventually the ACS Board of Directors.
Today as a Board member for both the American Chemical Society and Chinese-American Chemical Society, I hope to recruit more global "ambassadors" for science. Career highlights illustrating the impact of destiny and determination will be shared as well as recent employment data for chemical professionals.
3:50 – 4:10   “Some perspectives on opportunities for chemists and chemical engineers in China”
Professor Long Lu, Secretary General of CCS, Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 345 Lingling Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai 200032, China
Abstract:   Highlights of some personal career experiences and insights will be shared. In addition, some perspectives on opportunities for chemists and chemical engineers in China will be covered in view of many advances from the past decade and much progress projected for the future.
4:10 – 4:30   “Leadership and change”
Professor Phoebe Dea, Associate Dean, PhD, Occidental College, Chemistry, 1600 Campus Road,
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
Abstract:   Things are constantly changing, like a kaleidoscope, both inside and around us, providing exciting but challenging opportunities. Harvesting these opportunities requires leading and managing those changes. What are leaders, leadership, and effective leadership? How do we map our career to become a leader, and focus on our career yet finding a balance in our lives? What are the barriers we must overcome? These issues will be discussed in terms of planning and leading change, given the background of a woman Chinese-American chemist.
4:30 – 4:50   “Chinese-American chemists are vital bridges between the vibrant chemical community
in China and the outside world”

Professor Binghe Wang, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302
Abstract:   It is well recognized that China is a powerhouse in supplying the world’s chemical workforce. However, significant issues remain in integrating this workforce into the global community. This presentation will highlight ways that Chinese chemists in the US can help in bridging existing gaps and bringing positive changes to the overall Chinese chemical community.
4:50 – 4:55   Concluding Remarks

CACS 30th Anniversary Celebration Continues

    Tentative Banquet Program
5:30 – 6:30   Social Hour
6:30 – 6:45   Welcome Remarks and Introduction of CACS and CACS Officers/Directors present
6:45 – 7:00   ACS updates and introduction of ACS Guests
8:00 – 9:00   Historical recollection and perspectives from founders, past presidents, members of the board of directors, and long-time members and friends of CACS;
    Dinner Banquet Tickets at $35 are available at ACS online registration or onsite

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010      Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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2010 Fall AIChE Annual Conference – CACS Banquet

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM, November 9th, 2010
Location: Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant
1084 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4521
(801) 539-1122

Keynote Speech:

“Coal Combustion and Carbon Capture”

JoAnn Slama Lighty

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Utah

Monday, August 23, 2010     Boston, MA 02111

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Chinese-American Chemical Society Event
240th American Chemical Society National Meeting
(Fall 2010 ACS Annual Meeting)
Monday, August 23, 2010

Social Hours
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Open to all ACS meeting Attendees (Same location as banquet. Free of charge)
Banquet and Keynote
6:30 - 9:00 PM
China Pearl Restaurant
9 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-4338
Tickets Available at ACS Registration, $33/Person

Keynote Speech

"Synthesis and Biomedical Applications of Complex Glycoconjugates"

Zhongwu Guo, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Member, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Monday, March 22, 2010     San Francisco, CA 94108

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Chinese-American Chemical Society Event
239th American Chemical Society National Meeting
(Spring 2010 ACS Annual Meeting)
Monday, March 22, 2010

Social Hours
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Open to all ACS meeting Attendees (Same location as banquet. Free of charge)
Banquet and Keynote
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Empress of China Restaurant
838 Grant Ave., 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 434-1345
Tickets Available at ACS Registration, $40/Person

Keynote Speech

“From Drug Discovery to Carbohydrate Recognition: A Journey and Lessons Learned”

Binghe Wang, Ph.D.

Professor, Medicinal Chemistry
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Drug Discovery
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scientist
Department of Chemistry and Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design Georgia State University

Monday, August 17, 2009     Washington, DC, USA

Chinese-American Chemical Society Event
238th American Chemical Society National Meeting (Fall 2009 ACS Annual Meeting)
Monday, August 17, 2009

Social Hours
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Open to all ACS meeting Attendees (Same location as banquet. Free of charge)
Banquet and Keynote
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Tony Cheng’s Seafood Restaurant
619 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202-371-8669
Tickets Available at ACS Registration, $30/Person

Keynote Speech
“Synthetic Biology for Fun and Profit”
Huimin Zhao, Ph.D.

Professor and Centennial Chair
Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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