The 256th ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting and Exposition convened at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA August 19th through 23rd. As the event program noted, the ACS National Meeting and Exposition offered technical sessions, governance meetings, social events, workshops, professional development sessions, networking opportunities and exhibits showcasing technological developments for thousands of its attendees. The theme for this year’s second bi-annual national meeting was Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Beyond.
On Sunday afternoon, August 19th, Dr. Mark Ellison presented his research entitled “Electrokinetic transport of small molecules and ions through single-walled carbon nanotubes” which was co-authored by Ursinus graduates Laura Nebel, Lucas Bricker, Samuel Menges, and MIT professor Michael Strano. The results of this research with methanol and four amino acids cations increased their knowledge of the flow of molecules and ions in nanoconfined environments.
During Monday afternoon’s undergraduate research poster session in the Division of Chemical Education, Jordan Carver (Biology ’19), Audrey Simpson (BCMB ’19), Nöel McCampbell (Biology ’20) co-presented their research poster entitled “Interaction of antibiotic-functionalized carbon nanotubes with antibiotic-resistant bacteria”. As their poster abstract stated, this is research using single-walled carbon nanotubes to deliver tetracycline to antibiotic-resistant and non-resistant Escherichia coli.
Attending and presenting at the ACS national meeting was a great opportunity for faculty and students to present research at a national meeting of one of the world’s largest scientific societies. See the 256th ACS National Meeting and Exhibition online program for their presentation abstracts.