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Astrochemistry Subdivision Archives

Future Astrochemistry Directions

An open forum on astrochemistry was held by Reggie Hudson and Ryan Fortenberry at the "Bringing Astrochemicals Back to Earth" Symposium at the August 2015 ACS Meeting in Boston. This was followed up by a similar open forum at the April 2017 ACS Meeting in San Francisco. For inclusion of new ideas in this subdiscipline, feel free to attenuate the linked Google Doc.

Past Chairs

2016-2017: Reggie Hudson
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

2015-2016: Timothy J. Lee
Division of Space Sciences and Astrobiology
NASA Ames Research Center

2014-2015: Martin Head-Gordon
Department of Chemistry
University of California-Berkeley

2013-2014: Arthur Suits
Department of Chemistry
Wayne State University

2012-2013: Ralf I. Kaiser
Department of Chemistry
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Past Secretaries

2013-2015: Ralf I. Kaiser
Department of Chemistry
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dissertation Awards

2017: Eric T. Parker
Advisor: Facundo M. Fernandez with collaboration from Jason Dworkin
Georgia Tech
Title: New Insights into Biomolecule Polymerization Under Plausible Primordial Earth Conditions: Implications for the Origin of Life

2016: Brian M. Hays
Advisor: Susanna Widicus Weaver
Emory University
Title: Rotational Spectroscopy of O(1D) Insertion Products

Past Symposia

Molecules in Space: Linking the Interstellar Medium to (Exo)Planets
Organizers: Xander G. G. M. Tielens and Partha P. Bera
254th ACS Meeting (2017)
Washington, DC

Expanding the Frontiers in Condensed Phase Astrochemistry: Electron Transfer Processes in Ices and Catalysis on Interstellar Grains
Organizers: Ralf I. Kaiser and Murthy Gudipati
253th ACS Meeting (2017)
San Francisco, CA

Frontiers of Solar System Chemistry: Planets to Comets and Beyond
Organizers: Reggie Hudson and Stefanie N. Milam
252th ACS Meeting (2016)
Philadelphia, PA

Bringing Astrochemicals Back to Earth: Formation Mechanisms, Stability, and Spectroscopic Signatures
Organizers: Ryan C. Fortenberry and M. Samy El-Shall
250th ACS Meeting (2015)
Boston, MA

Carbon in the Galaxy: The Formation of Complex Organics from the Outflow of Carbon Stars and Their Evolution
Organizers: Louis J. Allamandola and Timothy J. Lee
249th ACS Meeting (2015)
Denver, CO

Extreme Biochemistry from Small Molecules to Proteins: Formation, Stability, Structure, and Function
Organizers: Robert J. Stanley, Ralf I. Kaiser, and Yong Ba
248th ACS Meeting (2014)
San Francisco, CA

Chemistry in the Interstellar Medium: New Frontiers in Laboratory, Theory, and Observation
Organizers: Eric Herbst, Ralf I. Kaiser, and Susanna Widicus-Weaver
247th ACS Meeting (2014)
Dallas, TX

Frontiers in Solar System Exploration
Organizers: Ralf I. Kaiser and Nadia Balucani
Video Highlights (begin at 1:30).
246th ACS Meeting (2013)
Indianapolis, IN

If you have suggestions for additional information to include, please contact the secretary or any of the officers of the Astrochemistry Subdivision.