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NESACS Meeting – Richards Medal Award – Mar 2024

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Joe Francisco

The 1,028th Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society

Richards Medal Award

Joe Francisco

 

Richards Medal Address

By Joseph Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor at University of Pennsylvania

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Venue: Harvard University Cambridge, MA – at the Loeb House (17 Quincy St) and Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab Pfizer Lecture Hall (12 Oxford St)

 

Schedule:

5:30-6:00 PM Social Hour Loeb House
6:00/6:15-8:00 PM Dinner and Dessert Loeb House
8:15-8:30 PM Richards Medal Presentation to

Prof. Joeseph Francisco

Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab Pfizer Lecture Hall
8:30-9:30 PM Richards Medal Address by Prof. Joeseph Francisco Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab Pfizer Lecture Hall

 

Link to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-richards-award-medal-meeting-honoring-joseph-s-francisco-tickets-837897362567

 

 

Advance Registration is Required for entry to this event, social hour, dinner, Richards Medal award presentation and address. Please register by 4:30 PM, Thursday, March 7.

 

Title: Water in the Atmosphere: The Molecule that Changes Everything

 

Abstract: Water is one of the most abundant resources in our atmosphere and, because of its ability to be both a hydrogen bond donor and acceptor, water can form very stable new chemical species, not considered in the chemistry of the atmosphere before. These new chemical entities can dramatically affect the chemistry in the atmosphere, including heterogeneous removal and alteration of the photochemical properties of the atmospheric species. It also provides fundamental new insight into chemistry on clouds that have never been imagined – turning clouds into mini-chemical reactors. An overview of both experimental and theoretical investigations of water effects on gas phase reactions will be made, with the goal of providing an understanding of new fundamental concepts underlying water effects on reactions in our atmosphere.

 

Bio: Joseph S. Francisco is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977 and his doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. From 1983-85, Francisco trained as a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge in England, and then returned to MIT as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow. He was also a Visiting Associate in Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology.

 

Over his career to date, Francisco has published more than 775 journal articles, written several book chapters, and is co-author of a fundamental textbook, Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics, that is considered a “classic” in the field for about 30 years. He is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award, the Willard Gibbs Medal Award of the American Chemical Society Chicago Section, and the Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry (London). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

 

Francisco is currently an Executive Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and he has recently been appointed as a member of the Editorial Board for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Francisco has served on the National Academy of Sciences Council and on the Governing Board of the National Research Council. He currently serves on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Council, and the Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was President of the American Chemical Society in 2010.

Organizer

Richards Medal Committee
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Venue

Harvard University – Loeb House
17 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Organizer

Richards Medal Committee
View Organizer Website

Venue

Harvard University – Loeb House
17 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
+ Google Map