Course Catalog


  • Kazim Agha

    is a partner at Ridout & Maybee, LLP and he provides strategic guidance and advice to clients, including helping them develop and manage their intellectual property portfolios.

  • Ed Askew

    is currently an Assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at Ashford University and the Technical Director of LaBServe, a laboratory training company.

  • Athula Attygalle

    is a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He joined Stevens in 2001, after serving ten years as the Director of the mass spectrometry facility of Cornell University.

  • Donald G. Baird

    is the Harry C. Wyatt Professor of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Bhavani Balasubramanian

    has over 12 years of research experience in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology. Her most recent industry experience was as a manager of Clinical Efficacy at AVON Products Inc.

  • Lisa Balbes

    teaches Preparing Perfect Scientific Presentations.

  • Michael Balogh

    is a technology consultant and former consulting principal scientist and Director of Strategic Collaborations at Waters Corporation.

  • Dr. Steven M Bartell

    offers 30-plus years of professional experience in the development, application, and analysis of ecological models. He was a senior research scientist at the Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1980-1992) and the Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia (1978-1980).

  • Brian A. Bidlingmeyer, Ph.D.

    is the Separations Business Manager for HPLC Columns at Agilent Technologies.

  • Michael J. Bortner, Ph.D.

    has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2013. He has a decade of industry experience working in polymer and composite materials and process development. He was a Senior Process Engineer at Nuvotronics and a VP of Manufacturing Process Development at NanoSonic before returning to Virginia Tech as a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

  • Sabra Botch-Jones

    Ms. Botch-Jones is a Forensic Toxicologist and a full-time faculty member of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program. She earned her Master of Science degrees in Drug Chemistry (2007) and Forensic Toxicology (2009) from the University of Florida.

  • Dr. J. Phillip Bowen

    is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the Center for Drug Design in the Collage of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Mercer University.

  • Scott W. Case

    is Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Dr. Wayne Collins

    earned a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Houston and an MBA in marketing from Wright State University.

  • Roger R. Conrad, CSP, CCHO

    is currently a Hazardous Materials Specialist with the Lehigh County (PA) Special Operations Team and the Assistant Fire Chief of Good Will Fire Company #1 Trexlertown (PA). He retired after 37 years with Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, Pennsylvania where he was a Senior Principal Safety Specialist for 26 years and a research chemist for 11 years.

  • Stanley N. Deming

    is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

  • Rosemary DeRose

    teaches our webcast demonstration sessions.

  • Bill Deutsch

    has spent thirty years in the groundwater industry as a research geochemist (13 years at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and an applied geochemist (17 years) with environmental consulting firms.

  • Li Di

    is Associate Research Fellow in Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics and Metabolism at Pfizer. She is involved with ADME property assessment, method development and consults with teams on property optimization.

  • David A. Dillard

    is Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • John G. Dillard

    is Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Doug Dollemore

    is a Senior Science Writer at the American Chemical Society. He came to ACS in 2005 following a five-year stint as a Public Affairs Specialist at the National Institutes of Health

  • Michael W. Dong

    is a principal consultant in MWD Consulting focusing on consulting and training services on HPLC/UHPLC, pharmaceutical analysis and drug quality.

  • Dr. Douglas Dudis

    has broad experience in computational chemistry, with special expertise in quantum methods applied to organic materials for electronic, nonlinear optical applications, as well as energy technologies such as fuel cells, batteries and photovoltaics.

  • Martin Echols

    Martin Echols received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Denver in Colorado.

  • Kevin Edgar

    is a Professor in the Wood Science and Forest Products Department at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Alan R. Esker

    is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia .

  • Christine Fandozzi

    works for Merck.

  • Kathleen Farley

    is a Senior Principal Scientist in the R&D division at Pfizer Inc with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Carolyn Fisher

    is the Global Science Network Manager at McCormick & Company.

  • Chip Frazier

    is the T.M. Brooks Professor of Wood Science and Forest Products and Director of the Wood-Based Composites Center.

  • Dr. Joel R. Fried

    is Professor and Chair, Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville. He is author of Polymer Science and Technology, 3rd edition, 2014, Prentice Hall.

  • Dr. David E. Gootnick

    is Managing Partner and Director of DAVID GOOTNICK ASSOCIATES, a New York-based management consulting firm, specializing in leadership development of scientists and engineers within technical organizations.

  • Dr. Catherine Grgicak

    Dr. Grgicak received her doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa and is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University School of Medicine.

  • Robert B. Grossman

    has been a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky since 1994. He is the author of The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms.

  • Ingolf Gruen

    is Associate Professor and program chair of food science at the University of Missouri, where he has been teaching, among other courses, food chemistry and food analysis since 1996.

  • Fred Guengerich

    is the Harry Pearson Broquist Professor of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

  • Lindy Harrison

    is Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry (retired) at York College of Pennsylvania where she taught organic chemistry and the capstone Physical Sciences seminar that included technical writing. Dr. Harrison teaches each of the following ACS Short Courses in-person and as webcasts: Essentials of Organic Chemistry, Effective Technical Writing, and Effective Technical Writing (English as a Second Language Version).

  • Greg Haugstad

    is technical staff member and director of the Characterization Facility (CharFac), a set of core research labs in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

  • Paul Helquist

    is Professor and Associate Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame; Director of Project Development Team for translational therapeutics research at Notre Dame and other universities in Indiana.

  • Dr. Carl E. Heltzel

    was formerly the Monroe Moosnick Professor of Chemistry at Transylvania University, where he taught existing and created new chemistry courses for over nine years. Dr. Heltzel has garnered awards for his teaching at Transylvania and Clemson University and served as a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii, the University of Kentucky, and Chaminade University. He is the co-author or editor of nine chemistry and environmental chemistry textbooks, including two editions of the ACS textbook Chemistry in Context. Dr. Heltzel is a member of the American Chemical Society’s National Committee, Chemists with Disabilities, and has served as a member of the ACS Exam Committee.

  • Griff Humphreys

    works for the Department of Biotransformation, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

  • Kim Huynh-Ba

    has almost 28 years of experience in GMPs, analytical development and stability sciences in Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Kjell Johnson

    has worked as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 12 years supporting a variety of drug discovery areas with a focus on computer aided drug discovery and pharmacokinetics, dynamics and metabolism.

  • Terry Kenakin

    has spent 32 years in industrial drug discovery, has won numerous awards for pharmacological research (Gaddum Memorial Award: 2014, Ariens Award: 2011, Poulsson Medal: 2008, IUPHAR Analytical Pharmacology Award: 2006), authored over 250 peer reviewed papers and reviews and written 10 books on Pharmacology.He also is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Pharmacology. He currently is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill NC.

  • Edward H. Kerns

    has 34 years in drug discovery and development focused on ADMET properties and pharmacokinetics. He is co-author of the book Drug-Like Properties: Concepts, Structure Design and Methods, and has written and lectured widely.

  • Matthew Klee

    Matthew S. Klee, Ph.D. is a recognized authority in the area of GC analysis and instrumentation. For 23 years at HP/Agilent he has been directly involved in the development and marketing of market-leading GC and GC/MSD instrumentation

  • Dr. John Knight

    Scientific Director at Scientific Update

  • Dr. Stefan Koenig

    is a Scientist in Small Molecule Process Chemistry at Genentech, Inc.

  • Christopher E. Kohler, CCHO, LPG

    is the Laboratory Safety Manager for Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Mr. Kohler has 15 years of experience managing the laboratory chemical safety program for over 1000 research and teaching labs, and provides chemical safety training for over 500 scientists a year.

  • Richard Kramer

    is President of Applied Chemometrics, Inc., a comprehensive supplier of chemometrics consulting, software, training, and support.

  • Max Kuhn

    is a Director at Pfizer Global R&D providing support for early drug discovery, target discovery, computational biology and chemistry.

  • Kristen Kulinowski

    is a PhD Chemist and director of International Council on Nanotechnology as well as executive director of NSF Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology.

  • Dr. David Leahy

    Is a Principal Scientist in Chemical and Synthetic Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb with over 12 years of experience leading multidisciplinary preclinical to Phase 3 R&D projects.

  • Dr. Philip Leber

    has 25+ years experience in toxicological and ecological assessments of chemicals in research, industrial & academic organizations. Dr. Leber teaches Ecological Impact of Chemicals (on demand) and the webcast course Toxicology For Chemists.

  • Mike Lee

    is a biotechnology entrepreneur and Founder and President of Milestone Development Services. He actively participates in the development of new technologies and their integration into industrial settings. Dr. Lee has more than 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. He has pioneered the application of LC/MS for research dealing with biomolecules, optimization of ADME and physicochemical properties, natural products, drug metabolites, impurities, and degradants.

  • Jane V. Leland

    is currently a Research Principal with Kraft Foods.

  • Timothy E. Long

    has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry since 1999 and serves as the Director of Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech. He spent nearly a decade as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company before returning to Virginia Tech as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry.

  • Dr. Terry Lybrand, Ph.D.

    is a Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University.

  • Dr. Alan M. Lyons

    is a Professor of Chemistry at the City University of New York. He is also co-founder and CTO of ARL Designs LLC, a small business that develops high performance, low-cost superhydrophobic surfaces. Previously, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories.

  • Dr. Claude Mallet

    Dr. Mallet received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada (1997). His thesis was entitled “Time-Coupled-timed-Resolved Chromatography or TCRC”.

  • Robert McGorrin

    works for Oregon State University.

  • Harold McNair

    is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Nicholas A. Meanwell

    is Executive Director of Discovery Chemistry at Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development and a co-chair of the Tactical Approaches to the Challenge of Drug Failure ACS ProSpectives Conference.

  • Dr. Ingrid Mergelsberg

    Is a Director in Process Chemistry at Merck, NJ and has more than 30 years of experience in chemical development of early and late stage projects in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Bob Migliorini

    is an in-house patent attorney and teaches Patent Law Fundamentals.

  • Kaushik Mitra

    works for the Department of Drug Metabolism, Merck Research Laboratories.

  • Shib Mookherjea

    is a globally acclaimed speaker and consultant and has extensive experience in R&D, quality assurance, and quality management.

  • Robert B. Moore

    is a Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Graduate Degree Program at Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Stephen L. Morgan

    is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC). He has has coauthored 120 papers and four books, including Experimental Design: A Chemometric Approach (1993) and Sequential Simplex Optimization for Quality & Productivity in Research, Development, and Manufacturing (1991).

  • Ian Morrison

    is President of Owen Research, a Lecturer at Harvard University, Adjunct Prof. at Georgetown University, and Director of Corporation Relations for the Soft Matter Institute at Georgetown University. He has published two textbooks and taught ACS short courses for more than 25 years.

  • Mo Movassaghi

    is from MIT and is one of the Co-Chairs of the Process Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Special Emphasis on Continuous Manufacturing ACS ProSpectives Conference.

  • Barbara Mowery

    Barbara Mowery, Chemistry Lab Coordinator at York College of PA, and Professor Emeritus, Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton VA), brings a variety of experience to the Effective Technical Writing course. Teaching at different levels, managing several types of labs, and writing and reviewing educational materials has helped her become a skilled coach in helping others to write clearly and concisely.

  • Martin Mulvihill

    is a PhD chemist and is the Executive Director for the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) and postdoctoral researcher in both Public Health and Environmental Engineering.

  • Nagu Nagarajan

    Professor “Nagu” Nagarajan received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in chemical engineering in 1979. He began his career at The Pennsylvania State University in 1979 where he established a theoretical and experimental research programs in colloid, polymer and surfactant science. He retired from Penn State in 2005 as Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, to start a research program at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center. He was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2012.

  • William Neil

    He has been employed in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992, where he has written several applications in C#, Iron Python, Visual Basic and VBA to automate the Drug Discovery process, particularly in the area of instrument integration.

  • Ann Newman

    is currently a pharmaceutical consultant at Seventh Street Development Group with over 20 years of large pharma and contract research experience. She teaches Polymorphism in Organic/Pharmaceutical Systems.

  • Richard Partch

    is a Senior University Professor in the Center for Advanced Materials Processing at Clarkson University.

  • Dr. Valerie Patrick

    Dr. Valerie Patrick, President of Fulcrum Connection LLC, is a consultant, trainer, and speaker with 25 years of corporate experience including 4 years as the first Head of Sustainability for Bayer North America (BNA). She launched BNA’s first sustainability report, GHG emission reduction goal, and employee sustainability education program. She led the creation of ACCO’s (Association of Climate Change Officers) core competencies and credentialing program as inaugural Chairperson of the Board.

  • Dr. Valerie Patrick

    President of Fulcrum Connection LLC, is a consultant, trainer, and speaker with 25 years of corporate experience including 4 years as the first Head of Sustainability for Bayer North America (BNA).

  • Robert Peoples

    is a PhD chemist and director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. In this capacity, he drives the implementation of the principles of green chemistry across the global chemical enterprise.

  • Dr. Devin Peterson

    Devin Peterson earned a doctoral degree in Flavor Chemistry (2001) at the University of Minnesota. In 2001, he joined the faculty in the Department of Food Science at Penn State University for eight years.

  • Dr. Masha Petrova

    is a founder and CEO of MVP Consulting Solutions – a company focused on bridging the gap between technical experts, marketing and sales and customers.

  • Lee N. Polite

    is the President and Laboratory Director, Axion Analytical Laboratories.

  • Todd M. Przybycien, Ph.D.

    , is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and teaches Chemical Engineering for Chemists.

  • Dr. Marquita M. Qualls

    is the Founder and Senior Managing Partner of Entropia Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm that focuses on helping individuals become more effective leaders, and helping organizations cultivate and align business strategies to achieve maximum productivity.

  • Dr. Ragu Ramanathan

    is an Associate Director in the Department of Biotransformation at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ. With over 20 years of experience in mass spectrometry, Dr. Ramanathan?s primary focus of research involves application of LC-MS for pharmaceutical drug discovery and development.

  • Dr. Gary Reineccius

    has been actively involved in flavor research for more than 46 years.

  • Judy S. Riffle

    Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, studies the synthesis of functionalized homopolymers and block copolymers and their activity in metal complexation and particle formation and in understanding structure-property relationships in thermoset copolymer networks.

  • Sara Risch

    is the principal in Science by Design, a consulting firm she founded in 1993.

  • Maren Roman

    is an Assistant Professor in the Wood Science and Forest Products Department at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Frank Roschangar, PhD MBA

    is a pharmaceutical process research director at Boehringer Ingelheim passionate about accelerating drug development and driving innovative green and sustainable chemistry.

  • Dr Mahmood Sabahi

    Research and Development executive with more than 22 years of experience in industrial R & D and 10 years of experience in teaching and research in academia.

  • Gideon Samid

    is a chemical and a nuclear engineer with broad experience (NASA, Exxon, DoD) specializing in the bench-to-production process, estimating the effort to achieve an R&D objective, and mathematical engineering applications. Dr. Samid earned his degrees at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, holds some patents, and published a critically acclaimed book: “Computer Organized Cost Engineering.”

  • Brian C. Smith, Ph.D.

    is founder and Principal of Spectros Associates in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

  • Pam Spencer

    is an Associate Director of TERC Product Sustainability Consulting. She also serves as a toxicology consultant to Dow businesses, providing guidance on the health and safety of new and existing products.

  • Douglass F. Taber

    is currently Professor of Chemistry at the University of Delaware and has published more than 150 research papers on organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry. Dr. Taber teaches NMR Spectral Interpretation and Organic Spectroscopy: A Problem-Based Learning Approach and Recent Developments in Organic Synthesis.

  • S. Richard Turner

    is the Director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Marek W. Urban

    is J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor at Clemson University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He directed the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Films and Coatings as well as the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/U CRC) in Coatings. He has years of research and teaching experience in polymers and coatings, including faculty positions at North Dakota State and University of Southern Mississippi.

  • Hugo O. Villar, Ph.D.

    , MBA is President of Altoris, Inc. a San Diego based specializing in chemical information management and providing consulting in computer assisted drug design.

  • Greg Walker

    is a Associate Research Fellow at Pfizer Inc with 20+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Dr. Perry G. Wang

    is a chemist in the Office of Regulatory Science, US Food and Drug
    Administration (US FDA). His interests include analytical method development and validation for drugs and constituents of foods and cosmetic products using advanced instrumentation. His expertise focuses on high throughput drug analysis by LC/MS/MS for the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Thomas C. Ward

    Adhesives and Sealants Council Chaired Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, focuses on polymer characterization, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties, and molecular interpretations of behavior in his research and teaching. His current studies include adhesion of coatings and thin films.

  • Will Watson

    He is active in the consultancy side of the business and sits on the Scientific Advisory Boards of various companies.

  • Robert Weinberger

    is the President of CE Technologies, Inc.

  • Barry M. Weinstein

    is the President of Barry M. Weinstein & Associates, a consulting firm providing project management, product development, process engineering, and statistical quality control support for the food and personal care product industries.

  • Garth L. Wilkes

    is Emeritus University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia and teaches as part of the lecture/laboratory courses Polymer Chemistry: Principles and Practice and Fundamentals of Polymers and Interfaces for Adhesives, Composites, and Sustainable Structures.

  • Dr. Richard Williams

    Dr. Richard Williams is the founder and President of Environmental Science & Green Chemistry Consulting, LLC

  • Bruce M. Winchell, J.D.

    is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Tennessee, U.S. Patent Office and Canadian Patent Office. He is a Certified Licensing Professional. He has significant experience in Intellectual Property law in large companies and DOE National Laboratories. He has been teaching this topic on a regular basis since 2007.

  • Dalia Yablon

    holds an A.B. in Chemistry from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University.

  • Dr. Donglu Zhang

    is a Principal Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Zhang has frequently taught short courses at ACS and EAS, is a co-editor of the book ?Drug metabolism in drug design and development?, a co-inventor of mass defect filtering technology, and has published >60 peer-reviewed articles.