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



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Fax: xxx_fax
E-mail: xxx_Email



Athula Attygalle PhD

Research Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology
McLean Chemical Sciences Building 312
1 Castle Point Terrace
Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA

Tel: 212-517-0661
E-mail: Email
Website: https://www.stevens.edu/schaefer-school-engineering-science/departments/chemistry-chemical-biology/research/attygalle-lab-center-mass-spectrometry

Title of Talks: "Helium, an endangered element", "Frontiers of mass spectrometry" and "Manipulation of gaseous molecules and ions"


Alexander (Sasha) Serganov PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
New York University School of Medicine, MSB-393
550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Tel: 212-263-4446
E-mail: Email
Website: www.serganovlab.com

Title of Talk: "Riboswitches: molecular fossils and modern regulators"


Brian R. Gibney PhD

Chemistry Department
Brooklyn College - The City University of New York
Brooklyn NY, 11210

Tel: 212 817 8136
E-mail: Email
Website: http://www.biochemistry.nyc

Title of Talks: "Zinc Protein Folding: Lessons from Synthetic Peptides ", "Heme Electrochemistry : Lessons from the Protein Databank and Protein Design" and "Iron and Sulfur: From Primordial Earth to Nanobiochemistry"


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"