INTRODUCING THE
American Chemical Society
Hungary Chapter
Presenters:
Prof. András Guttman
Prof. Attila E. Pavláth
Prof. Tamás Kiss
Prof. Ferenc Darvas
Dr. György Dormán
Ildikó Kovács
László Lengyel
Introduction
András Guttman
President
About the Chapter
• 65 members
• Established in 2003 by Attila Pavlath’s
encouragement, past president of ACS
Overview – I.
• Attila Pavlath:
International ACS chapters; first days of the Hungarian chapter; the
original goals and his member recruitment efforts; Milestones in
Chemistry initiative and exhibition series
• Tamás Kiss: programs of the Chapter, Building of connections
with societies; International Year of Chemistry program; presence at
conferences
• Ferenc Darvas: connections with ACS and with famous
Hungarian scientists in the US; ACS-HU sponsored symposia dubbed as
FROST
Overview – II.
• András Guttman: current programs of the Chapter; ACSHU Csaba Horvath Memorial Lectureship; plans for the following
years
• György Dormán: tradition of chemical sciences in Hungary
• Ildikó Kovács and László Lengyel: contribution of
young members and how the Chapter supports young chemists
Mission Statement
• Mission:
– promote the dissemination of chemistry and
related fields to facilitate interfacing between the
public and academia/industry
– provide forums to address challenges in chemistry
and related fields
– utilize the experience and networks of the chapter
members coming from industry, academia, and
regulatory bodies
Vision Statement
• Vision:
– ACS-HC is a premier non-profit scientific society
facilitating the interaction among industry and
academic professionals in chemistry and related
fields
HOW THE CHAPTER WAS BORN!
Attila E. Pavlath
ACS PRESIDENT, 2001
([email protected])
Statue of Albert
von Szent-Györgyi
Milestones in Chemistry around Hungary
TECHNOLOGY MILESTONES FROM THE CHEMIST’S
VIEW
This Exhibition is a processed version of the gallery `Technological Milestones’,
prepared by members of the American Chemical Society under the
chairmanship of professor Attila Pavlath.
The Exhibition was made in 2007
at the Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary
By
Nora Rideg, undergraduate student,
Supervised by
Veronika Nemeth, assistant professor
The Exhibition was sponsored by the
Hungarian Chemical Society (MKE)
and by the
American Chemical Society
Easily Portable 32-poster Display
• Amharic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese,
Danish,Estonian, Finnish, French. German,
Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian,
Macedonian, Norwegian. Polish, Portugues
e, Punjab, Romanian, Russian, Serbian,
Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish,
Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
italic ones indicate almost finished status
Starting Activities
Tamás Kiss
First President of ACS-HU
First Years
• Finding a place to the Chapter among other
communities
• Make it legitim and public
• Introductory Section in the Annual
Conference of the Hungarian Chemists
Chemical Landmark Project
• 1993-1995
• Translation to Hungarian, make it visually
more professional for pupils
• Collaboration with University of Szeged and
the Hungarian Chemical Society → poster
exhibition
1st National Conference on
Chemistry
• Poster award from IUPAC at the 1st National
Conference on Chemistry in 2011 -> Attila
Pavlath’s talk
International Activities
Ferenc Darvas
Past Chairman of the ACS Hungary
Chapter (2005 – 2010)
Goals
• fostering the relationships between the ACS
and the Hungarian scientific community
• turning the attention towards innovation and
new emerging areas of chemistry
Dr. Tamara Nameroff
Dr. E. Ann Nalley
President of ACS
Invited lecturers
Prof. Jay Siegel
Prof. Richard R.
Schrock
Dr. Yvonne C.
Martin
Prof. Barry Karger
Hungarian and International
Symposia
• The Day of Chemistry – 2005
• FROST (Frontiers in Organic Chemistry) Short
Course series in Budapest
– Enabling Chemistry Technologies – 2007
– Progress in Flow Chemistry - 2009
2007
2009
Csaba Horváth Memorial Lectureship
Lecture:
New Approaches to Protein Structure Analysis for
the Life Sciences and Biotechnology
Next lectureship presentation: 2012
Prof. Barry Karger
with András Guttman
Lectures and Yearly Dinners
Dr. Yvonne C.
Martin
Computer Assisted
Molecular Design: Lead
Hopping with Confidence
Strategic Objectives
- Bring the right topics to the table – utilizing our unique knowledge of all
fields in chemistry.
- Propagate forums to meet needs/challenges in chemistry and related
fields.
- Nurturing scientists, teachers, students, user/technicians and technology.
- Providing opportunities for interaction between industry, students,
regulatory, etc.
- Conduct efficient, professional, fiscally responsible operations.
- Develop communications strategies to enable exchange and
dissemination of information via our website.
- Establish a culture that supports the professional growth of our members.
Financials
György Dormán
Treasurer of the Chapter
Hungarian born Nobel
Laureates related to
Chemistry
George C. de Hevesy,
(Stockholm)
Nobel Laureate, 1943
Pioneer of radiotracers
George A. Olah
(Univ. Southern California)
Nobel Laureate, 1994
Discovery and
application
of carbocations
Albert von Szent-Györgyi
(Univ. Szeged, Nobel Laureate,
in Physiology or Medicine, 1937)
(later at Marine Biological
Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA)
Discovery and isolation of
Vitamine C
Other famous Hungarian chemists having
achievements in the USA
Prof. Csaba Horváth (Yale)
(1930 – 2004)
Inventor of high performance
liquid chromatography, 1965
Gabor A. Somorjai (UC Berkeley)
(1935–)
„Father” of Surface chemistry
Young Scientists
Ildikó Kovács
László Lengyel
Hungary and Young Scientists – I.
Young Scientist
Poster Award
on FROST2 2009
Hungary and Young Scientists – II.
Lifelong Learning
Hungary
Summary
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Cultivate the good relationship between chemists in the US and
Hungary,
Help make ACS more known and to organize ACS courses, workshops,
conferences in Hungary,
Make the Society more recognized and popular among Hungarian
chemists worldwide,
Make the activity of ACS more known among Hungarian chemists and
that of the Hungarian partner organization among Hungarian chemists
living in the US,
Represent the scientific interests of Hungarian chemists living
temporarily in the US,
Spread/distribute/translate ACS publications in Hungary.
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