ACS Fall 2021
Atlanta, Georgia

4th CME NASA Symposium

POLY 017: Chemistry for Reliable Human Space Exploration

2021. 08. 23-24 Hybrid and Online

Featuring
Schedule - Online & In-Person

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Event times (ET)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Morning & Afternoon Session

Event fees

Only for registrants of the ACS Fall 2021 at ACS.org

8/24 CME Lectures by Nobel Laureates

Ben Feringa

University of Groningen

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Robert Grubbs

Caltech

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Abstract

This two-day symposium is organized by CME and NASA with the principal sponsorship of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY). This symposium is part of the five-day ACS Fall 2021 Meeting at the Atlanta Convention Center. Typical pre-COVID attendance of national meetings was more than 15,000. Over 2,400 STEM professionals and students have attended past CME NASA Symposiums from 2017 to 2019. The 2020 symposium was cancelled due to COVID.

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 innovations in the chemical sciences to advance human space travel to the solar system and beyond, 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.

8/23 PMSE CME Students & Mentors

Austin Evans

CME Board Member

Columbia University
Columbia Postdoc Chem/Phys

Qi Zhang

University of Groningen

Honoree: ACS Outstanding International Student, Polymer Science & Engineering

Abstract

Co-organized by PMSE, and conceived and sponsored exclusively by CME, the original annual ACS Global Outstanding Student and Mentor Awards in Polymer Science and Engineering offers two student cash prizes of $7,500 each. The selection committee is conformed by the following eminent researches:

Professor Bert Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Professor Takuzo Aida, Tokyo University, Japan
Professor Sarah Heishorn, Standford University, USA
Professor LaShanda Korley, University of Delaware, USA
Dr. Qinghuang Lin, Lam Research, USA

For information on nominations, go to: https://pmsedivision.org/global-outstanding-student-award/

New Jersey Dinner - Award Presentation

On August 28, 2021, an in-person award presentation was organized by CME to celebrate Austin Evans for his ACS Global Outstanding Student Award in Polymer Science and Engineering. An Award of Service was also presented to CME Co-Chair Ksenia Takhistova for her dedication as the only CME NASA Symposium presider on the ground at the ACS FALL 2021 meeting in Atlanta. Dinner attendees were:

Austin Evans, Columbia University Post Doc
Madelyn Evans, ExxonMobil Research
Ksenia Takhistova, CME Co-Chair, Technology and IP Attorney
Steve Barnett, CME Co-Chair, Connell Foley LLP Partner
George Rodriguez. CME STEM Programming
Robert Nolan, CME Treasurer, Doctoral Program Prof. at CUNY
Michael Jaffe, PMSE Past Chair, NJIT Professor, ex-Celanese
Anna Ivashko, I&EC Program Chair, ExxonMobil
Kate Yudd, Amazon Logistics
Benjamin Elling, Assistant Professor at Wesleyan
Shayan Louie, Post Doc Columbia

Day 1 AM - POLY 017 A and B

NASA Day

AM Session Schedule
Location

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Session

NASA Research Presentations

Presider

Session Chair: Jonathan Rall and Michael Meador

TimeSpeaker
Topic
8:00 am
Jonathan Rall,
Associate Chief Scientist, NASA


Michael Meador,
Former Director of NNCO

Introduction

8:01 am
Lindsay Hays,
Program Scientist

Ladder of Life Detection

8:30 am
Mark Nevau,
Research Scientist

Searching for Life on Ocean Worlds

9:00 am
Jennifer Stern,
Planetary Scientist

Nitrogen and Habitability on Mars: Insights from Missions, Meteorites, and Terrestrial Analogs

9:30 am
John Vickers,
Principal Technologist

NASA Composites Technology - A Chronicle

10:00 am

Intermission

10:30 am
Zhiyong Liang,
Professor & Director

Fundamental Understanding and Optimization of Long-range orders in CNT Assemblages for High-performance Structural Composite Applications

11:00 am
Julia Kalow,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Light as a Selection Pressure in Photochemical "Directed Evolution"

11:30 am

Studies on the Formation, Properties and Applications of Conjugated Covalent Organic Framworks (COFs)

12:00 pm
David Wirth,
Graduate Student

HEMAfoam: A Novel Foaming Resin Expands Applications for Lithographic 3D Printing

12:30 pm

Luncheon Break

AM Session Chairs

Jonathan Rall

NASA

Associate Chief Scientist, NASA

Michael Meador

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

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

AM Session Speakers

Lindsay Hays

NASA Planetary Science

Program Scientist

Mark Nevau

NASA Goddard

Research Scientist

Jennifer Stern

NASA Goddard

Planetary Scientist

John Vickers

NASA Huntsville

Principal Technologist

Zhiyong Liang

FSU

Professor & Director

Julia Kalow

Northwestern University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

David Wirth

UCSD

Graduate Student

Day 1 PM - POLY 017 C and D

NASA Talks + PMSE CME Student & Mentor Awards

PM Session Schedule
Location

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event

NASA Research and PMSE Student & Mentor Award Winner Presentations

Presiders

Session Chairs: Ksenia Takhistova and Tara Ruttley

TimeSpeaker
Topic
2:00 pm
John Vickers,
Principal Technologist

Overview of Additive Manufacturing and In-Space Manufacturing at NASA

2:30 pm

In-Space Manufacturing of Point-of-Care Diagnostic Devices

3:00 pm

PMSE CME STUDENT & MENTOR AWARDS

3:01 pm
Austin Evans,
Columbia University

Two-Dimensional Polymers and Their Applications

3:30 pm
William Dichtel,
Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry

Synthesis Supramolecular Polymerization of Nanotubes Based on Protonation-Induced assembly of Macrocycles

4:00 pm

Intermission

4:30 pm
Qi Zhang,
Honoree: ACS Outstanding International Student, Polymer Science & Engineering

The Road to Intrinsically Dynamic Materials: Disulfide Chemistry as a Solution

5:00 pm
He Tian,
Professor

Dynamic Assembling for Smart Materials

5:30 pm
Ben Feringa,
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Molecular Motors for Responsive Materials

6:00 pm

Session Adjourns

PM Session Chairss

Tara Ruttley

NASA Asct. Chief Scientist

NASA Liaison with CME

Ksenia Takhistova

CME Co-Chair

Technology and IP Attorney

Robert Nolan

CME Treasurer

CUNY Doctoral Faculty

PM session speakers

John Vickers

NASA Huntsville

Principal Technologist

Jessica Koehne

NASA Ames

Scientist

Austin Evans

CME Board Member

Columbia University
Columbia Postdoc Chem/Phys

William Dichtel

Northwestern University

Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry

Qi Zhang

University of Groningen

Honoree: ACS Outstanding International Student, Polymer Science & Engineering

He Tian

East China University

Professor

Ben Feringa

University of Groningen

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Day 2 AM - Poly 017 E

Industry Day

AM Session Schedule
Location

8:00 am - 10:00 am

STEM Talks

NASA Industry Morning

Presiders

Tara Ruttley and Ksenia Takhistova

TimeSpeaker
Topic
8:00 am
Tara Ruttley,
NASA Liaison with CME


Ksenia Takhistova,
Technology and IP Attorney

Introduction

8:01 am
Jon Arenberg,
Chief Mission Architect

What Can Chemistry Do to Enable the Next Great Leap in Space Science

8:20 am
Ken Savin,
Sr. Program Director of In Space Production

ISS National Lab and In Space Production Applications

8:35 am
Anne Shim,
Head of Advanced Materials and Systems Research, NA

Polymers for a Resilient Future

8:50 am

Performance Assessment and Flight Heritage of Carbon Nanotube Based Thermal Interface

9:05 am
Tara Ruttley,
NASA Liaison with CME


Ksenia Takhistova,
Technology and IP Attorney

Industry Panel on Applications for Advanced Materials, Energy and Systems.

10:00 am

Intermission

Day 2 AM - Poly 017 F

Industry Day

AM Session Schedule
Location

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online and Room A311-312

STEM Talks

NASA Industry Morning

Presiders

Tara Ruttley and Ksenia Takhistova

TimeSpeaker
Topic
10:30 am

Advances in Conversion-Type Electrodes for Lightweight Batteries

10:45 am

Potential Roles of Graphene Composites and Metamaterials in Human Space Exploration

11:00 am
Anna Douglas,
Co-Founder & CEO

Electrochemical Capture and Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into All-Carbon Nanostructures

11:15 am
Marty DeGroot,
R&D Director

Materials Innovation for Now and Tomorrow at DuPont

11:30 am
Tara Ruttley,
NASA Liaison with CME

Panel Discussion

12:30 pm

Luncheon Break

AM Session Chairs

Tara Ruttley

NASA Asct. Chief Scientist

NASA Liaison with CME

Ksenia Takhistova

CME Co-Chair

Technology and IP Attorney

Robert Nolan

CME Treasurer

CUNY Doctoral Faculty

AM session speakers

Jon Arenberg

Northrop Grumman

Chief Mission Architect
Science and Robotic Missions

Ken Savin

ISS US National Lab

Sr. Program Director of In Space Production

Anne Shim

BASF

Head of Advanced Materials and Systems Research, NA

Craig Green

Carbice

CTO

Gleb Yushin

Sila Nano

CTO

Thomas Orlando

Georgia Tech

Professor

Anna Douglas

SkyNano

Co-Founder & CEO

Marty DeGroot

DuPont

R&D Director
Industrial Solutions

Day 2 PM - POLY 017 G - Georgia Tech

PM Session Schedule
Location

2:00 pm - 5:03 pm
Online and In-Person at GT

Event

Keynote & Laureate Lectures

Speakers

Industry thought leaders

TimeSpeaker
Topic
2:00 pm
James Green,
Chief Scientist

Keynote: Shaping a New Era of Space Exploration with Perseverance, Ingenuity, and Resiliency

2:25 pm
Robert Kumpf,
Specialist Executive

Enabling Sustainability Through Transformational Change

2:45 pm
Judith Curry,
Professor Emeritus

Formulating Climate Change Solutions Under Deep Uncertainty

2:55 pm
Marilyn Brown,
Interim Chair

Creating Localized Carbon-Reduction Strategies

3:05 pm
Ksenia Takhistova,
Technology and IP Attorney


James Green,
Chief Scientist

Panel: Creating Resilient Approaches to Climate Change

4:00 pm

Intermission

Day 2 PM - POLY 017 H - Nobel Lectures Lectures

PM Session Schedule
Location

4:30 pm - 5:33 pm
Online

Event

Laureate Lectures

Speakers

TimeSpeaker
Topic
4:30 pm
Ksenia Takhistova,
Technology and IP Attorney

Introduction of CME Lectures by Nobel Laureates

4:30 pm
James Green,
Chief Scientist

Grubbs presentation withdrawn. Summary of Sustainability Session, NASA Outlook 2022, 5th CME NASA Symposium in Chicago

5:00 pm
Ben Feringa,
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Exploring the Catalytic Space

5:30 pm
George Rodriguez,
CME STEM Program

Symposium Award of Merit Presentations

5:45 pm

Symposium Adjourned

Afternoon session speakers

James Green

NASA

Chief Scientist
2018 CME Honoree for Propelling Science

Robert Kumpf

Deloitte

Specialist Executive

Judith Curry

Georgia Tech

Professor Emeritus
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Marilyn Brown

Georgia Tech

Interim Chair
School of Public Policy

Ben Feringa

University of Groningen

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Robert Grubbs

Caltech

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

STEM Supporters

2021 Symposium Endorsements: Presidential Event (PRES) of 2021 ACS President H.N. Cheng. Technical Division Co-Sponsors to be announced. Thank you to the volunteers of Norwich University in Vermont.

Previous Symposium Endorsements: Presidential Event (PRES) of 2019 ACS President Bonnie Charpentier, 2020 ACS President Luis Echegoyen and ACS national meeting all-time record of 31 ACS Technical Division Co-Sponsors: AGFD, AGRO, ANYL, BIOT, BIOL, BMGT, CARB, CATL, CELL, CHAL, CHAS, CHED, CINF, COLL, COMP, ENFL, ENVR, FLUO, GEOC, HIST, INOR, I&EC, MEDI, NUCL, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PROF, SCHB, TOXI

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