Peckham Hall, Rm. 12 - Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, NY
Monday, April 21, 2014
Applying Nanotechnology to New Printing and Patterning Processes
Dr. Robert Cournoyer, CEO
Intrinsiq Materials, Inc. (www.intrinsiqmaterials.com)
7:00 pm: Lecture
Intrinsiq Materials, formed in 2007, is a nanomaterials company built on core technology developed at the UK Ministry of Defense. In December, 2010 company headquarters was established at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY, with facilities also in Farnborough, England. Its focus is on air-handleable electronic inks and pastes for the printed electronics industry. These customized, highly functionalized nano-material based inks are greener, lower-cost alternatives to conventional electronic metallization materials. The Rochester facility houses formulation, printing and sintering capabilities, and allows for scaling production. Current products include nano copper inks and pastes for screen-printing and inkjet printing. Photo sintering is accomplished with xenon flash lamp and IR laser systems. Laser sintering extends application to metal traces requiring very fine lines (< 5 μ), significant penetration depth, or sintering on metal substrates. NiSi, FeNi and n and p doped Si inks are also currently in development.
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception/Poster Session – Peckham Hall Lobby
Next mixer is May 6 at MacGregors, 300 Jefferson Road, Henrietta from 5-7:00 PM.
Meet old friends, make new professional contacts from area companies and universities, line up a future job - join members of the Rochester chemical/biochemical/materials technical communities for this informal networking event. Learn about the exciting new technologies being developed at area start-up companies. No registration or charge - cash bar - students, technical professionals, managers and non-ACS members – all welcome.
The Section will provide free appetizers for those in attendance
Girl Scouts introduce girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! Girls can enjoy hands-on activities with leading female scientists while having fun, learning, and exploring exciting STEM fields.
Volunteers are needed for this event! GSWNY is seeking women currently working in STEM to lead activities with the girls and be STEM role models for them. General volunteers are also needed. To sign up to volunteer or to ask questions about this event, email:
St. John Fisher College has two openings in the Chemistry Department. These are full time positions with one lasting for two years and the other for three years. For more information, please visit:
Applications are due by May 15, 2014.
Nominations are now open for the 2014 High School teacher of the Year. High School Teacher of the year is selected by Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society. The award is based on teaching, professional development in relation to teaching chemistry and memberships in scientific organizations. Information to nominate a teacher is attached here.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATION IS MAY 1
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) holds two annual academic award ceremonies for area high schools at Nazareth College. Each year, ACS recognizes the academic achievement of high school students by awarding certificates to the top 10% of students in all chemistry classes. For Advanced Placement Chemistry, the top 20% of students are recognized.
Dates for 2014 are May 27 and May 28.
Gene Oliver passed away on March 13, 2014. Gene was an active member of the Rochester Section since the early 1960s, serving on the Harrison Howe, Nominations, Policy & Bylaws, and Program Committees. He also served as Secretary (1967-68), Program Chairman, Councilor (1974-88) and Alternate Councilor. As Councilor, Gene represented the Rochester Section on national committees such as Membership Affairs, Dues, Patents & Related Matters, Budget & Finance, and on a Task Force on Administrative Expense and Program Ranking. In 1984 Gene received the Section Award and in 1999 the ACS 50 year Award. Gene was also a very active in the section’s Retired Chemists Committee for many years, writing the bios of a number of 50 year ACS members for CHEMunications and the subsequent e-mail version.
For more information, please visit http://www.rochester.sites.acs.org/membersnews.htm
April 8 E3 Fair at RIT
April 22 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day "The Wonders of Water"
May 16 Science Exploration Days at St. John Fisher College
July 14 Brighton Memorial Library summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read"
July 28 Ogden Library summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read"
August 5 Chili Library summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read"
Future Event: National Chemistry Week in October "The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy"
Deborah Janes at email@example.com
Timothy Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northeast Region of the American Chemical Society is announcing a contest to develop a new logo for our region.
Our regional chair is asking every Local Section within the Northeast Region to holds its own contest for developing a new logo and selecting their section winner. The logo and local winner should be sent to
by July 15, 2014.
If the entry from your Local Section wins, the Local Section will receive a $500.00 grant to use as they wish, and the member submitting the logo will receive a $250.00 cash award.
Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 12
4245 East Ave., Pittsford, NY
Chemistry, the “Central Science”, has played a critical role in the economic development of Rochester. The recent downsizing of large area companies, along with the rapid expansion of area colleges/universities, has created a growing entrepreneurial atmosphere for the development of innovative new technologies. This lecture series will highlight emerging technologies, each with a significant chemical component, which are being developed in the Rochester area. The four lectures in the inaugural year of this program, will discuss the basic science of some of these technologies and the target products. These free lectures are open to the general public - including students who are looking for insight into future career opportunities.
7:00 pm: Lectures
Applying Nanotechnology to New Printing and Patterning Processes
Dr. Robert Cournoyer, President - Intrinsiq Materials
Functionalized Inorganic Nanoparticles - Chemistry and Applications in Energy, Catalysis and Medicine
Dr. Kenneth Reed, CTO - Cerion Enterprises(
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Green Chemistry - Polymers from Carbon Dioxide
Dr. Ronald Valente, Vice President, R&D - Novomer, Inc. (www.novomer.com)
Sugars from Biomass - Applying Biotechnology to Chemical Synthesis
Mr. Arunas Chesonis, CEO & Dr. Sarad Parekh, CTO
Sweetwater Energy (www.sweetwater.us)
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception / Poster Session – Peckham Hall Lobby (N Campus Dr, Rochester, NY 14618)
Poster submissions should be sent to email@example.com
This year the Rochester Section is seeking candidates for 2 awards.
1-Rochester Section Volunteer Service
To recognize significant volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the Rochester Local Section of the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their Local Activities.
2- Rochester Section Entrepreneurial Success (New Award for 2014)
To recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise. Starting with a good idea, sustained by passion, fueled by persistence and hard work, the award recipient created something where nothing existed before or improved on an exiting product/idea. The awardee is recognized for creating a new product, service, company or industry based on the transforming power of chemistry to improve people’s lives. The hallmark of this contribution is impact: positive impact on people’s lives and positive impact on the economy by creating chemistry jobs that produce a significant impact on the local economy (within the 6 county jurisdiction of the Rochester Local Section). Both ACS members and non-ACS members are eligible for this award.
or contact Heidi Asarese (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The following positions need to be filled in this fall’s Local Section election:
Chair (2-year term)
Vice Chair (2-year term)
Secretary (2-year term)
Councilor (3-year term)
Alternate Councilor (3-year term)
Three Members-At-Large (2-year terms)
The deadline for nominations is September 8th
Nominations can be sent to Richard Cobb at:
Amy Irwin (2014 Chair) covered the audit report.
Kimberly Chichester (Past Chair) reviewed 2013 Section Accomplishments.
Amy Irwin officially takes over as chair from Kimberly Chichester at our Annual Dinner Meeting held on February 25 at Ricks Prime Rib House.
Glen Labenski (Chair Elect) described some of the changes for our section especially around developing our social media presence.
Rochester ACS Local Section Members had the opportunity to meet our past, present and future leaders.