Dreyfus One-Day Symposium: Making Molecules & Materials

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation sponsored a Presidential Symposium on Making Molecules and Materials (the topic of the 2015 Dreyfus Prize) at the Spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The full program is below.

9:00  Introduction: Donna Nelson, ACS President

Chair: Session I – Marye Anne Fox, University of California, San Diego

9:10 Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology

   Innovating with Evolution: Expanding the Enzyme Universe to Make Molecules and Materials

9:45 Joseph DeSimone, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

   Instead of 2D-printing Over and Over Again: Continuous Liquid Interface Production of 3D Objects

10:20  coffee break (15 minutes)

Chair: Session II – Louis Brus, Columbia University

10:35 Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University

   Making Materials with Programmable Nucleic Acid Bonds

11:10 Moungi Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

   Fundamental Science and Applications of Nanocrystals

11:45  Lunch

Chair: Session III – Richard Zare, Stanford University

2:00 Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan

   Development of New C-H Bond Functionalization Reactions

2:35 David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology

   Non-Canonical Amino Acids as Tools for Protein Medicinal Chemistry

3:10  refreshment break (15 minutes)

Chair: Session IV – Matthew Tirrell, The University of Chicago

3:25 Craig Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara

   Combining Facile Synthetic Strategies and Simple Purification Techniques for the Preparation of Unique Materials

4:10 Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University

   From Molecules to Materials: Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals

4:45 Symposium ends