Chemistry and Physics
Dr. Padgett and Savannah River National Laboratory colleague run technical sessions at SERMACS 2009
Dr Tad Whiteside (SRNL) and Dr Clifford Padgett (chemistry) chaired one poster and two oral sessions at the 2009 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS 2009); these focused on research in traditional and biological physical chemistry. Each symposium (experimental and theoretical) was split between the traditional areas of physical chemistry and biophysical chemistry and these symposia included both invited and contributed talks and focused on cutting-edge research being conducted in each of these four areas. Four young-investigators were invited to discuss their work, the four plenary speakers were: Jon Camden at the University of Tennessee, Linda Columbus at the University of Virginia, So Hirata at the University of Florida and Garyk Papoian at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill. Sponsorship money from Gaussian, Inc. and the ACS-Physical Chemistry division assisted with the session expenses. SERMACS 2009 is traditionally the largest of the American Chemical Society Regional Meetings and this year had 767 papers presented and over 1000 international attendees.