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 • • • • • • 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.