ACS Fall National Meeting
Washington, DC

1st CME NASA Symposium

POLY: Journey to Mars

Principal Sponsor: POLY

2017. 08. 22-23 Reception at the National Air and Space Museum

Featuring
Schedule

Location

Washington, DC

Event times (ET)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Session

1:00 - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Session

Event fees

Only for registrants of the National Meeting at ACS.org

Abstract

This 2-day symposium is organized by CME and NASA under the sponsorship of the Polymer Chemistry Division (POLY) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This symposium was part of the 5-day ACS 2017 Fall National Meeting at the Convention Center of Washington, DC with typical attendance of more than 15,000. Over 800 STEM professionals and students attended the CME NASA Symposiums in 2017.

The CME NASA STEM Symposiums focus on bringing together industry, academia, government and the public to enlarge and enhance the global STEM talent pool. It will feature the resiliency of science cutting-edge developments in chemical sciences to advance human space travel and translate them into new knowledge to improve the lives of people and make their dreams a reality. Two days packed with inspirational research, industry, jobs and new STEM career paths.

August 22 - Day 1

NASA Day

AM Session Schedule
Location

8:30 am - 11:50 am
Room: Marriott Marquis, Shaw

Session

NASA Research Presentations

Presider

Session Chairs: Rigoberto Hernandez & Michael Meador

Time Speaker
Topic
8:30 am
Rigoberto Hernandez,
Distinguished Professor


Michael Meador,
Former Director

Opening Remarks. NASA Glenn, Game Changing Dev. Program, Materials and Mfg. Past Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office.

8:40 am
Emilie Siochi,
Sr. Materials Scientist

Dev. of Carbon Nanotube Composites for Aerospace Applications

9:10 am

Role of Computational Materials Research in the Dev. of Light-Weight, High-Strength CNT Composites for Space Exploration

9:40 am
Matteo Pasquali,
Professor

What yields high-performance CNT materials?

10:10 am

Intermission

10:30 am
Stuwart Rowen,
Professor

Multi-responsive and Multi-use Polymeric Materials. Deputy Editor for ACS Macroletters.

11:00 am
Timothy Long,
Director of Biodesign Ctr

Towards higher-performance materials for 3D printing with SLA; Accessing 3D structures of highly aromatic polyimides.

11:30 am
Rocco Viggiano,
Chemist

Novel Polyimide Battery Separator Imbibed with Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids.

AM session chairs

Michael Meador

National Nanotechnology Initiative

Former Director
2020 POLY Chair, ret. NASA Glenn Game Changing Mgr.

Rigoberto Hernandez

John Hopkins University

Distinguished Professor
ACS Board Member

AM session speakers

Emilie Siochi

NASA Langley

Sr. Materials Scientist

Kristopher E. Wise

NASA Langley

Scientist

Matteo Pasquali

Rice University

Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Stuwart Rowan

University of Chicago

Professor
Dept of Chemistry

Timothy Long

Arizona State University

Director of Biodesign Ctr

Rocco Viggiano

NASA Glenn

Chemist

August 22 - Day 1

NASA Day

PM Session Schedule
Location

1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Room: Marriot Marquis, Shaw

Event

Afternoon Industry Session

Presiders

Session Chairs: Peter Dorhout & Charles Brumlik

Time Speaker
Topic
1:00 pm
Peter Dorhout,
KSU Dean, Arts & Sciences


Charles Brumlik,
Past Chair


David Bearden,
Manager

Opening Remarks, Introduction of speakers. Subsession 1 (S1) moderator

1:10 pm
John Logsdon,
Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

1:25 pm
Robyn Gatens,
Acting Director, International Space Station

Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate

1:40 pm
David Bearden,
Manager

General Manager, NASA and Civil Space Division

1:55 pm

Panel Discussion & Q&A

2:15 pm

Intermission

2:30 pm
Bibi Campos-Seijo,
Editor-in-chief, CEN VP Media Group

Editor-in-Chief, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)

2:35 pm
Michael Fuller,
Business Development Sr. Manager

Sr. Manager, Propulsion Systems

2:50 pm
Joseph Cassady,
Executive Director Space Programs

Executive Director, Space; Explore Mars Board Member

3:05 pm
Danielle Richey,
System Engineer

Systems Engineer and Space Exploration Architect

3:20 pm

Panel Discussion & Q&A

3:45 pm

Go to Lectures at Independence D/E Rooms

PM session chairs

Peter Dorhout

2018 ACS President

KSU Dean, Arts & Sciences

Charles Brumlik

CME

Past Chair
Nano-Biz President

David Bearden

NASA

Manager

PM session speakers

John Logsdon

George Washington University

Professor Emeritus
Political Science & Internal Affairs

Robyn Gatens

NASA

Acting Director, International Space Station

David Bearden

NASA

Manager

Bibi Campos-Seijo

ACS

Editor-in-chief, CEN VP Media Group

Michael Fuller

Orbital ATK

Business Development Sr. Manager
Propulsion Systems

Joseph Cassady

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Executive Director Space Programs
Washington, DC Operations

Danielle Richey

Lockheed Martin

System Engineer
Space Exploration Architect

August 22 - Day 1

NASA Day

PM CME Lectures
Location

4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Marriot Marquis, Independence D/E

Event

Afternoon CME Lectures

Presiders

Session Chairs: Tom Connelly & George Rodriguez

Time Speaker
Topic
4:00 pm
Thomas Connelly,
Executive Director

ACS CEO, Opening Remarks

4:05 pm
George Rodriguez,
CME STEM Programming

CME Past Chair, Introduction

4:10 pm
Craig Venter,
Sequence Leader

The Power of Genomic Solutions & Data-Driven Health Intelligence

4:40 pm
Janet Kavandi,
Director

Human Exploration of Mars: Challenges, Opportunities, Progress

5:10 pm
Harry Gray,
Professor of Chemistry

Making Oxygen for Space Missions

PM session chairs

Thomas Connelly

ACS

Executive Director

George Rodriguez

ACS Fellow

CME STEM Programming
Argeni Director

PM session speakers

Craig Venter

Human Genome Project

Sequence Leader
2017 Honoree for Historic Scientific Achievement

Janet Kavandi

NASA Glenn

Director
2017 Honoree for Aerospace Innovation

Harry Gray

Beckman Institute Caltech

Professor of Chemistry
2017 Honoree for Propelling Science

August 23 - Day 2

Industry & Academia Day

AM Session Schedule
Location

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room: Marriott Marquis, Shaw

STEM Talks

Technical Session Morning

Presiders

Time Speaker
Topic
8:30 am
Timothy M. Swager,
Professor

Chemical Sensors: The Light Weight Low Power Option for Chemical Analytics. Associate Editor For ACS Macromolecules Journal

9:00 am
Jodie Lutkenhaus,
Professor

Multifunctional energy storage materials for extreme environments and stresses

9:30 am
Eric Wachsman,
Director

Solid-State electrochemical energy conversion and storage for exploration of Mars

10:00 am

Intermission

10:20 am
Emily Westbrook,
Regular Fellow

Post-modified copolymers with controlled inter-chromophore spacing for triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion

10:40 am
Roberto Vadrucci,
Scientist

Low-power light upconversion in polymeric one-dimensional photonic crystals

11:00 am
Mahmooda Sultana,
Associate Branch Head

3D-Printed Nanosensors for Space Applications

11:30 am
Kirk Schanze,
Professor

Applications of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes in Biosensing and Disinfection

AM session chairs

James Green

NASA

Chief Scientist
2018 CME Honoree for Propelling Science

Michael Meador

National Nanotechnology Initiative

Former Director
2020 POLY Chair, ret. NASA Glenn Game Changing Mgr.

AM session speakers

Timothy M. Swager

MIT

Professor
Chemistry

Jodie Lutkenhaus

Texas A&M

Professor
William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow

Eric Wachsman

University of Maryland

Director
Energy Research Ctr.

Emily Westbrook

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regular Fellow

Roberto Vadrucci

Endress+Hauser Group

Scientist

Mahmooda Sultana

NASA Goddard

Associate Branch Head
Instrument Systems Engineering Branch

Kirk Schanze

University of Texas

Professor

PM Session Schedule
Location

1:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Room: Marriott Marquis, Shaw

Event

Afternoon Technical Session

Speakers

James Green, Mary Ann Meador

Time Speaker
Topic
1:00 pm
James Green,
Chief Scientist

A future Mars environment for science and exploration

1:30 pm
Mary Ann Meador,
Sr. Scientist

Use of polyimide and polyamide aerogels as lightweight, multifuncetional materials for aerospace applications. Executive Editor for ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

2:00 pm
Omar Farha,
Professor

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Design, Preparation and Gas Storage

2:30 pm

Intermission

2:50 pm
Mark Blenner,
Associate Professor

Biosynthesis of Materials and Nutraceuticals from Astronaut Waste: Towards Closing the Loop

3:20 pm
Fuzhong Zhang,
Assistant Professor

Towards bioproduction of advanced fuels and lightweight materials

3:50 pm
Richard Laine,
Professor

Possible Process Chemistry for Turning Martian Soil into Value Added Chemicals for Multiple Purposes

4:20 pm

Concluding remarks

PM session speakers

James Green

NASA

Chief Scientist
2018 CME Honoree for Propelling Science

Mary Ann Meador

NASA Glenn

Sr. Scientist

Omar Farha

Northwestern University

Professor
Chemistry

Mark Blenner

University of DE

Associate Professor

Fuzhong Zhang

Washington University

Assistant Professor

Richard Laine

University of Michigan

Professor

Sponsored and endorsed by

Principal Sponsor: ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc. (POLY). Media Sponsor: ACS Publications. Endorsers: ACS Presidents (Donna Nelson-2016, Allison Campbell-2017, Peter Dorhout-2018) + NASA and the Smithsonian Institution + 17 additional ACS Technical Divisions (ANYL, BIOT, BMGT, CATL, CHAS, CHED, CINF, COLL, COMP, ENVR, FLUO, GEOC, INOR. NUCL, PHYS, PMSE, SCHB) + ACS Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG) + the following CME sponsors:

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Human Exploration of Mars: Challenges, Opportunities and Progress

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