NY ACS Speakers Bureau

The New York Section of the ACS maintains the following list of interested local area speakers who are available for Section-wide seminars and symposia.

If you have an area of research or interest that would provide an interesting talk appropriate for our Section members, and would like to be included in our Speakers Bureau, then please contact the New York Section Office (516-883-7510) with the following information that will be posted on the Section's website: your name, affiliation, a title, and 5-6 words briefly summarizing your area of specialty.

Speaker Area of Expertise Posted



Tel: xxx_tel
Fax: xxx_fax
E-mail: xxx_Email



Alessandra Leri PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science
Marymount Manhattan College
221 E 71st St.
New York, NY 10021 USA

Tel: 212-517-0661
E-mail: Email
Website: http://www.mmm.edu/faculty/aleri/

Title of Talks: "Halogen Cycling in Terrestrial and Marine Systems" and "Quantification of Organochlorine in Consumer Products"
Specialty: Natural organohalogens, and Quantitative X-ray spectroscopy of organic materials


Mihaela Leonida PhD

Chemistry Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University / Metropolitan Campus
Teaneck, NJ 07666 USA

Tel: 201-692-2338
E-mail: Email
Website: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/leonida.html

Title of Talks: "The Chemistry of Great Forgeries" and "Where chemistry meets archaeology"
Specialty: Bioanalytical and bioorganic chemistry


Nadrian C. Seeman, PhD

Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
New York University
New York, NY 10003, USA

Tel: 212-998-8395
Fax: 212-260-7905
Website: http://seemanlab4.chem.nyu.edu

Title of Talk: "DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life"
Specialty: Structural DNA Nanotechnology


Professor Michael D. Ward

Director, Molecular Design Institute
Editor, Chemistry of Materials
New York University
Department of Chemistry
100 Washington Square East, Room 1001
New York, NY 10003-6688

Tel: (212) 998-8439
Fax: (212) 995-4895

  • "Directed Self-assembly of Hydrogen Bonded Frameworks"
  • "Solid-State Chemistry and Disease: Unraveling Mysteries or Kidney Stones"
  • "Probing Crystallization and Crystal surfaces with Atomic Force Microscopy"


David Cormode

Postdoctoral Fellow
Mount Sinai School of Medicine


"Anion sensing porphyrins" - developing porphyrin based sensors capable of strong and selective anion binding.
"Lipid-based contrast agents for medical imaging"


George John, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
1237 Marshak Hall
The City College of New York / CUNY
Convent Avenue at 138th Street
New York, NY 10031

Tel: 212.650.8353
Fax: 212.650.6107

Green Chemistry/Nanotechnology
Organic Soft Materials


Bonnie Gersten

Assistant Professor
Queens College
Chemistry and Biochemistry
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367

Tel: 718-997-4223
Fax: 718-997-4224

Nanochemistry Materials Science, nanotechnology,
quantum dots, synthesis and characterization, biosensors


Manfred Philipp, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair
Chemistry Department at Lehman College
Department of Chemistry
Lehman College / CUNY
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468

Tel: 718-960-8743
Fax: 718-960-8750

Ligand-Protein Docking, 3D-Imagery and Stereolithography in Molecular Graphics.