Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting 2012
October 17 - 20

A Note for Attendees

Dear 2012 RMRM ACS Participant,

As the RMRM ACS meeting approaches the organizers have a few notes for
participants as given below. We look forward to an exciting and scientifically
vibrant conference. Your participation is greatly appreciated and we look forward
to meeting all of you.

We have been receiving a number of inquiries regarding presentations at the
upcoming meeting. The protocol for RMRM 2012 will be that the venue provides
digital projectors but not computers. Thus, presenters are encouraged to bring
laptops with them for their presentations. In cases where this is not possible
the presenter should bring their presentation on a USB drive and ask the session
presider to help them in finding a computer.

Session presiders are asked to arrive at the venue 15 minutes prior to their session
and give the presenters an opportunity to either check whether there are any issues
in connecting with the projector or help find a computer to which the presentation
can be uploaded. The venue will be providing AV support that will check in with
each session and provide any support needed.

Poster presenters are asked to put their poster up no later than 15 minutes prior
to the poster session and remove the poster at the end of the session. Poster
presenters are also asked to be present at their poster throughout the session.


Reach new heights with the latest research and newest innovations in biotech, energy, nanotechnology, forensic science, chemical education, organic, analytical, physical, inorganic, biochemistry and catalysis.

Program Chairs:

Elisabeth Mansfield

Ryan Richards    

Final Program

The final program is available.  Please click the link below.

Final program

Program with Abstracts, Itinerary Builder

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Undergraduate Program

Please visit this flyer for more information on the undergraduate program.

Career Workshop

More details about the career workshop can be found here.

Fuels of the Future Symposium

Please see the attached document for more information on our Fuels of the Future Symposium.

 Fuels of the Future Symposium

Chemistry of Brewing Symposium

Please see the attached file for more details.

Chemistry of Brewing

Plenary Speaker: Bruce Parkinson

 Bruce Parkinson received his BS in chemistry at Iowa State University in 1972 and his PhD in chemistry from Caltech in 1977 and was a post-doctoral scientist at Bell Laboratories in 1978. He then spent time at the Ames Laboratory and the Solar Energy Research Institute (now known as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) in Golden, Colorado. He moved to the Central Research and Development Department of the DuPont Company in 1985 and in 1991 he became Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University until his departure in 2008 to join the Department of Chemistry and the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. His current research covers a wide range of areas including materials chemistry, surface chemistry and photoelectrochemical energy conversion. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has more than 190 peer-reviewed publications and holds 5 US patents.

Plenary Speaker: Vince Rotello


Vincent Rotello is the Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with an appointment in the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER and Cottrell Scholar awards, as well as the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, the Sloan Fellowships, and the Langmuir Lectureship, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). He is currently an Executive Editor for Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews and Associate Editor for North America for the Journal of Materials Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Board of nine other journals. His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between hard and soft materials, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology, with over 325 papers published to date. In the field of biotechnology, he is involved in the development of new delivery vehicles for proteins, nucleic acids, and small molecules as well as the development of new sensors for proteins and cell surfaces.

Plenary Speaker: Jim Hutchison

Jim Hutchison received his BS from the University of Oregon, his Ph.D. from Stanford University and was a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is currently a Professor at the University of Oregon, Salem, Oregon in the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Institute.  He is the Founding Director of ONAMI Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative.   His research interests include green chemistry, nanoscience, and  materials chemistry.  His research involves molecular-level design and synthesis of functional surface coatings and nanomaterials for a wide range of applications.  He also investigates new synthetic methods to develop more efficient and greener approaches to the synthesis and manufacture of nanoparticles.  First the structures are designed to exhibit a desired function and then the efficacy of the new material is tested for specific applications.   He started the Center in Green Nanoscience at the University of Oregon and is a member of the governing board of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.

Symposium on Women in Chemistry

Please see the attached document for more details.

 Women in chemistry symposium