Diversify your symposium or workshop! The ACS Committee on Minority Affairs Speakers Directory contains names, contact information, and expertise of chemists who are willing to give talks on a variety of topics. Click on the speaker’s name to see details about their expertise and background. See links at the bottom of this page to nominate yourself, request changes, or someone else to join this directory.
Dr Steven A LopezAssistant Professor Northeastern UniversityChemistry and Chemical Biology
I am an assistant professor of chemistry at Northeastern University; my growing research group is focused on utilizing computational chemistry (density functional theory and wavefunction-based-methods) to elucidate fundamental mechanisms of organic photochemical reactions and broadening understanding of light-activated processes in covalent organic frameworks and organic photovoltaics. My research is supported by a start-up grant from Northeastern University and the Office of Naval Research.
I am co-founder of the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE). ADSE is a national non-profit organization aimed at retaining graduate students in STEM from all backgrounds through professional development, outreach, and networking. There are currently ten local graduate-student-run chapters, including the newest one at Northeastern University, where I serve as the current faculty advisor.
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