Next mixer is October 7 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
Future 2014 Mixers: November 4, December 2
The Rochester Section Annual Awards Night has been renamed Annual Recognition Night.
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Location: Ricks Prime Rib House
5:30 pm: Cash bar and Appetizers
6:30 pm: Buffet Dinner
(cheese and vegetable trays, rolls, salad, vegetable, pasta, potatoes, prime rib, chicken, cookies)
7:30 pm: Awards and Guest Speaker to be announced
cost: $30 per person
For reservations, please go to
For more information, please contact Heidi Asarese (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Some of the people who will be recognized are:
50 Year Members
Dr. Eric R. Brown
Dr. Susan S. Collier
Mr. Victor L. Mylroie
Dr. James E. Oberholtzer
Mr. Amrutlal B. Patel
Mr. David L. Price
Mr. Bernard R. Quinn, Sr.
Dr. David M. Teegarden
60 Year Members
Dr. Clifford O. Eddy
Mr. Robert R. Parmerter
Dr. Edwin P. Przybylowicz
Dr. Wendell F. Smith, Jr.
Dr. Gilden R. Van Norman
2014 High School teacher of the Year
Dr. Marie Lo Re
Pittsford Sutherland High School
2014 ACS Fellows from Rochester Section
Henry J. Gysling
CatAssays and Eastman Kodak Company Research Laboratories (Retired)
Robert S. Moore
Eastman Kodak Company (Retired)
Peckham Hall, Rm. 12 - Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, NY
Monday, October 6, 2014
Lecture at 7:00 pm
An Introduction to the New Kodak: A Technology Company Focused on Commercial, Packaging and Functional Printing
7:00 p.m.: Nancy S. Ferris, Ph.D., Director, Kodak Research Labs,
Eastman Kodak Company
Hwei-ling Yau, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Kodak
Research Labs, Eastman Kodak Company
Over the past two years, Eastman Kodak Company has experienced several major
transitions, including business restructuring under a Chapter 11 process. In 2013, the Company emerged from Chapter 11 as the new Kodak – leveraging a long heritage of strong technologies with a renewed business focus on Commercial, Packaging and Functional Printing. The Kodak businesses are now framed by a range of proprietary Kodak technologies that enable high quality, high-speed digital printing, package printing and functional printing.
An introduction to the new Kodak will include a description of some product offerings from the Company along with the technology platforms that are the focus of Kodak’s continued investment to create new applications in new markets. These technology platforms will include aspects of materials science, deposition science and interfacial systems control. In combination, these technologies enable the expansion of commercial printing into areas of functional and additive printing which provide new print solutions – beyond graphics - into expanding markets. Some examples of the scientific work which underwrites these technology platforms will be included in the presentation with a particular focus on Kodak’s manufacturing and integration excellence to enable large scale production of printed products.
Dr. Nancy Ferris is currently the Director, Kodak Research Labs and Vice President of the Kodak Technology Center, Eastman Kodak Company. She has over 30 years of experience in technology research and technology leadership. Currently at the Kodak Research Laboratories, Dr. Ferris oversees the primary, scientific invention investment for Kodak and directs a staff of scientists engaged in research in the fields of materials science, device physics and image science.
As a staff scientist, Dr. Ferris’s work included characterization of complex material interfaces and she is published in this field. For the past 16 years she has held various leadership positions in Analytical Science, Materials Science, Computational Science and Device Physics. Dr. Ferris holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from LeMoyne College, a Ph.D. in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and completed Executive Leadership Development programs at Smith College and Northwestern University.
Nancy resides in Rochester, New York with her husband. They have two grown children who are both practicing scientists! Dr. Ferris is actively engaged in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rochester Regional Health System in Rochester, New York. In her leisure time, Nancy enjoys working on the restoration of her Arts&Crafts-style home, gardening, traveling (especially to National Parks) and, most of all, spending time with her family. She enjoys golf (but hates practice) in the summer time, and cooking and eating in the winter time.
Hwei-ling Yau was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry at National Taiwan University and Ph.D. in material science and engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She started her career at Kodak Research Lab immediately afterwards in 1985. Her strength has been designing and testing of functional materials for existing or new imaging
Wingate Dunross, Inc. is currently looking to fill some very interesting and diverse plastics/polymers positions, the first in the Menlo Park area of California, and the second in the Pleasanton area.
#1) Senior Ink Formulation Chemist
#2) The Senior Mechanical Engineer – Plastics Design
For job descriptions, requirements and how to apply, please visit our
Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 10-12
4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, NY
Chemistry, the “Central Science”, has played a critical role in the economic development of Rochester. The long history of successful development of innovative technologies continues today, both at established companies and universities as well as at many area start-ups. This lecture series will highlight emerging technologies with significant chemical components that are being developed in the Rochester area. The four lectures in 2014-15 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 looking for insight into future career opportunities.
7:00 pm: Lectures
|R&D Focus for the New Kodak – Functional Printing |
Dr. Nancy Ferris, Director, Kodak Research Labs/VP, Kodak Technology Center & Dr. Hwei-Ling Yau, Advanced Development Project Manager
Eastman Kodak Company (www.kodak.com)
|Black Silicon and Patterning Technologies to Streamline Solar Cell Manufacture |
Dr. David H. Levy, Director of Research and Technology
Spatially Selective Functionalization of Porous Silica for Nucleic Acid Purification Applications
| Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC's): Opportunities in Energy Storage and Challenges in Chemistry|
Dr. William McKenna, Chief Technical Officer
Graphenix Development, Inc. (www.graphenedev.com)
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception – Peckham Hall Lobby
The October 6 Reception will also include a Poster Session
Further information on these lectures and poster sessions, contact
Henry Gysling at email@example.com
The following positions need to be filled in this fall’s Local Section election. Candidates for each position are also listed.
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)
Nominations are open until September 8th for anyone interested in running for office.
Nominations can be sent to Richard Cobb at:
2014 Rochester ACS High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year
Dr. Marie Lo Re
Pittsford Sutherland High School
An educator, scholar, and mentor, Marie Lo Re comes to us from Pittsford Sutherland High School. Affectionately referred to as “Doc” by her students, Marie received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1990. After 7 years of working as a research chemist at Calgon Corporation in Pittsburgh, Marie left industry to follow her passion for teaching. She has been teaching chemistry at Sutherland since 1999.
As a member of ACS, STANYS, and NSTA, Marie has contributed to efforts that provide her with the opportunity to engage with educators across the state and develop strategies and methods for effective teaching. She serves as a Coordinating Mentor for the New York State Biology-Chemistry Professional Development Network and is co-founder of Re-ACT, a program that fosters collaboration among chemistry teachers in the central western region of NYS.
Outside of the classroom, Marie enjoys exercising, reading, crafts, and spending time with her husband and two children. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to follow her desire for education and share her passion with both students and fellow educators alike.
2015 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting
Ithaca, NY, June 10-13, 2015
The Cornell Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 40th Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM 2015) at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
For more details of speakers, visit