ACS Careers Industry Forum – Archive

The ACS Careers Industry Forum is a monthly teleconference featuring luminaries in the chemical sciences. Teleconferences take place the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm Eastern Time. This is a great opportunity for practitioners in the chemical sciences to gain valuable information from top industry leaders.

Current Speakers:

2010 Speakers – Coming Soon!  

Past Speakers:

Dr. Luis Echegoyen
-Nov. 12th: Dr. Luis Echegoyen, Division Director for NSF Chemistry (CHE), appointed in August 16, 2006. Dr. Echegoyen comes to the Foundation from Clemson University where he served as Chair for the Department of Chemistry. Prior academic experience includes serving as Associate Professor and Professor at the University of Miami; Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park; Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also conducted research at Union Carbide Corporation, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
Topic: “Chemistry Career Options – Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Decade.” Download [ Audio File (11 MB)] [ Text Transcript (90 KB)]
James A. Wells, PhD
-Oct. 8th: James A. Wells, PhD., an internationally recognized biochemist and leader in the development of new technologies for engineering proteins and for identifying small molecules to aid in drug discovery, is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. He joined UCSF in 2005 as the first holder of the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and has been the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the UCSF School of Pharmacy since July 1, 2008. Wells is a professor in his home Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and holds a joint appointment as professor in the UCSF School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.
Topic: “Career Flexibility: How to Build and Balance a Successful Career in Academia and Industry.” Download [ Audio File (10 MB)] [ Text Transcript (88 KB)]
Dr. Andrew Gilicinski
-Sep. 10th: Dr. Andrew Gilicinski has 22 years experience in consumer products and chemicals industries. He is currently Director of Open Innovation Networks at The Clorox Company in Oakland, CA, where he is expanding Clorox’s partnership-driven innovation model to create breakthrough new products. Previously he ran Home Care R&D, directing development of Green Works natural cleaners, which launched in 2008 and tripled the natural cleaners category size while becoming the top brand. Prior to Clorox, Gilicinski led R&D in personal care and battery technologies for 5 years at The Gillette Company, delivering key technologies for several product launches. His career began at Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, PA, developing environmentally friendly coatings technologies in several Corporate R&D and Chemicals assignments.
Topic: “From a Lab Chemist to a Technology Broker: How to use Chemistry to Unlock Other Career Doors.” Download [ Audio File (11 MB)] [ Text Transcript (96 KB)]

Archive – Past Speakers of the ACS Industry Forum

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32 Responses to ACS Careers Industry Forum – Archive

  1. Irfan CAPAN says:

    i am a chemist in turkey. how do i join to you ?


    You can join the American Chemical Society by going to the ACS wesite: and look under membership or directly to


    Liane Gould
    Manager of Career Services

  2. Chukwu Eke says:

    How can this opportunity reach those in Nigeria who are ACS member but are not opportune or futunate to be in America.

  3. Lynns .N.Ogbeide-Ihama says:

    This is really great, Dr strem is highly innovative, i look forward to being a part of the career forum of ACS.

  4. Robin Miao says:

    Hi Liane,

    I am trying to download the audio files of interviews into my ipod, so I can listen to them (instead to music as always) when I am away from the computer. But do not know how. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


  5. I listen to Dr. Strem and his talk gave me the realities on going into a technical business. ACS should produce or sponsor more talks or simucast workshops on the realities of opening your own business ventures.

  6. Liane Gould says:

    Hi Ron,

    ACS Industry Programs division is developing a webinar on how to start your own business. I am not sure of all the logistics and have provided that department with your request. When developed, ACS Careers will be annoucing this opportunity.



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  13. Anita Cummings says:

    How is ACS involved with the ‘green jobs’ efforts and the stimulus funding as it relates to sustainable jobs through the Wastewater and drinking infrastructures. I realize the WWTP operators have to be certified through state trainings, but want to know if these trainings are being offered through any academic settings (e.g., community colleges) ? And what criteria is needed to sit for these certifications ?

    • lhgould says:

      Deciphered as follows; Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), operators are trained through various acedemic venues such as two year and four year colleges, state and local water municipalities [usually as an employee]. The American Water Works Association is the leader in training all water and waste water operators from class 1 through 5.

      Anyone can study and prepare for these tests on their own, the material covers chemistry, physics, complex math problems.

      Liane Gould
      Manager of Career Services

      You can find out more information at this web site;

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