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Tracks and symposia

Technical Sessions will be held in the Strand Union Building (SUB) and Norm Asbjornson Hall (NAH)

Analytical and Environmental Chemistry [ATP]

We welcome presentations that investigate the chemical and physical processes of environmental problems using various analytical tools. Studies based on laboratory experiments, field campaigns, and modeling are all welcome.

Chair: Lu Hu

Applications of Analytical and Radiochemistry for Harsh Environments [NTA]

The ability to detect small quantities of analytes from complex environments such as complex environmental solutions, nuclear reprocessing streams, and related wastes can be challenging. The work presented in this symposium will describe the development of various analytical techniques including electrochemistry, spectroscopy, separation science, and radiochemistry, that are working to resolve these challenges.

Chair: Samuel Bryan

Bringing Molecules Together: Noncovalent Interactions [OFA]

This session will generally cover topics of organic chemistry with an emphasis on the noncovalent interactions within the discussed systems.

Chair: Orion Berryman

Chemical Education Practice and Theory [EFA]

This session will feature scholarship associated with classroom teaching techniques in the full spectrum of chemical subject matter. In addition to these practical topics we explore theoretical frameworks associated with student chemical learning.

Chair: Matt Queen

Chemistry Elevated General Poster Session

The poster session will be the kickoff technical session for NORM2023, bringing together chemists from all areas. Come and enjoy appetizers and the excellent science presented by your colleagues from across the Northwest region. Posters must be no larger than 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall.

Chair: Erik Grumstrup

Chemical Insights into Biology [B2FA]

Research emphasizing biological applications of organic chemistry will be presented in this session. Abstracts describing biological applications of organic polymers and macromolecules are especially encouraged.

Chair: Mary Cloninger

Computational and Theoretical Chemistry [PFA]

Recent advances in theoretical methods and their application to frontier problems in chemistry and biochemistry.

Chair: Martin Mosquera

Dynamic Catalyst Science and Flexible Chemical Manufacturing [PTA]

Dynamic catalyst science (DCS) uses the response to transients in temperature, concentration, pressure and other system variables to understand how complex catalytic materials control chemical reaction networks. Such experiments can greatly benefit our understanding of flexible chemical manufacturing which strives to create resilience to unexpected operational changes or uses intentional dynamic operation where performance may exceed that of steady-state.

Chair: Rebecca Fushimi

Elevating Future Chemistry: Recent Advancements Led by Graduate Students [GTA] / [GFP]

This session will focus on graduate students whose research has the potential to advance the chemistry field and contribute to social and economic progress.

Environmental and Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry [B1FA]

This session will highlight the applications of modern mass spectrometry to pertinent application in environmental and biological science.

Chair: Don Smith

Enzymes and Metalloproteins [B2FP]

Enzymes involved in the carbon cycle hold the potential for addressing some of the most pressing environmental and energy related problems facing our world – from fixing excess atmospheric carbon dioxide to “upcycling” waste polymers like lignin and plastic to enabling high-yielding and greener organic synthetic reactions. This session will focus on fundamental and applied enzymology related to these important problems in carbon chemistry.

Chair: Jen DuBois

Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry [IFA]

This session will explore cutting-edge advancements in inorganic chemistry that push the boundaries of the field, making an impact in biochemistry, materials science, energy science, and other areas of chemistry.

Chair: Chris Lemon

Frontiers in Materials Chemistry [MTP]

This session will highlight the development of heterojunctions, nanomaterials, and other functional materials for the use in next generation applications.

Chair: Rick LaDouceur

Honoring Joan Broderick [ITA], [ITP]

Speakers from across the nation will be traveling to Bozeman to honor the research achievements of Prof. Joan Broderick, including: Brian Hoffmann (Northwestern), Squire Booker (PSU), Cathy Drennan (MIT), Sean Elliott (Boston U), Chris Chang (UC Berkeley), Michelle Chang (UC Berkeley), Caryn Outten (U South Carolina), Wayne Outten (U South Carolina), Lisa Utschig (Argonne), and Will Broderick (MSU)

Chair: Jen DuBois

Metabolic Networks and Multiomics [B1TA]

Understanding the mechanisms of health and disease are goals frequently pursued in biochemical investigations. Various -omics tools provide some information, but expanding investigations to include multi-omics tools can often provide deeper insights.

Chair: Ed Dratz

New Frontiers in Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging [PFP]

This session will highlight the use of spectroscopic and imaging methods to elucidate functionality in molecular and materials systems.

Chair: Rob Walker

NeXus: Generation and Applications of Quantum States of Light [PTP]

Quantum states of light such as single photons and entangled photon pairs are crucial components for emerging applications in quantum computing, communications, and sensing. This session will focus on new developments in solid-state material platforms for creating quantum states of light and using quantum states of light for sensing and optical spectroscopy.

Chair: Nick Borys

Organic Process Chemistry: From Bench to Manufacturing [OTP]

Translation and development of synthetic and purification processes from bench scale to chemical manufacturing including downstream.

Chair: Anushree Das

Porous Framework Materials and Applications [IFP]

This session covers the design, synthesis, characterization, and diverse applications of solid-state materials with open, porous frameworks, including but not limited to zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, polyaromatic frameworks (crystalline and amorphous), and porous cage molecular crystals.

Chair: Nick Stadie

Structural Biology [B1FP]

This session will focus on biochemical and structural studies utilizing NMR, crystallography, Cryo-EM, 3D modeling or integrative approaches to study structure-function relationships of macromolecules, macromolecular complexes and cellular structure.

Chair: Martin Lawrence

Synthetic Methods and Reaction Discovery [OTA]

The topics is this session will encompass the development of new synthetic methods applicable to the preparation of organic molecules and materials. The discovery of new reaction pathways for enabling chemical synthesis will also be emphasized.

Chair: Tom Livinghouse

Transition Metal Catalysis [OFP]

Catalysis by homogeneous and heterogeneous transition metals enables diverse transformations of organic molecules. This session is appropriate for research including mechanistic investigation, catalyst design, synthetic applications, and methodology development.

Chair: Sharon Neufeldt

Workforce Development in Nuclear and Non-Proliferation Applications I [NFA]

This symposium will provide a venue to present progress and development of nuclear materials processing knowledge and capabilities. Topics may include used nuclear fuel recycle schemes as well as nonproliferation.

Chair: Amanda Lines

Workforce Development in Nuclear and Non-Proliferation Applications II [NFP]

This symposium will provide a venue to present progress and development of nuclear materials processing knowledge and capabilities. Topics may include used nuclear fuel recycle schemes as well as nonproliferation.

Chair: Colt Heathman