ACS Symposium

UPDATE (August 4, 2015): The symposium technical program archive has moved.

UPDATE (August 19, 2014): The symposium was held last week at the ACS meeting in San Francisco.  The quality of the talks was outstanding and the symposium was well-attended.  The organizers would like to thank everyone who participated, and we hope that we can continue to promote the research done by young investigators working in nuclear and radiochemistry.

UPDATE (June 16, 2014): The meeting technical program has been posted.  All events will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.


At the Fall 2014 American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, there will be a symposium highlighting the important contributions to nuclear and radiochemistry made by

Young Investigators in Nuclear and Radiochemistry

This symposium is organized by Cody Folden from Texas A&M University, Alena Paulenova from Oregon State University, and Jeff Terry from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  We hope to have multiple sessions highlighting research in the widely defined fields of nuclear and radiochemistry, including but not limited to:

  • Applied Nuclear Chemistry
  • High Energy Density Science
  • Fundamental Radiochemistry
  • Production and Applications of Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Nuclear Forensics
  • Bioremediation
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Environmental Applications
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Spectroscopy of Radioelement Compounds
  • Nuclear Structure
  • Related Fields

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

Q: Who are considered young investigators?

Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and principal investigators within five years of their Ph.D. are all considered young investigators.

Q: Do presenters have to be working in chemistry?

No.  We invite submissions from young investigators working in biology, physics, nuclear engineering, materials science, or any related field.

Q: How do I submit my abstract?

Go to and follow the instructions there.

Q: When is the abstract deadline?

The deadline was March 24, 2014, so no further abstracts can be accepted.

Q: When is the meeting scheduled?

The ACS meeting is scheduled for August 10-14, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA.  The symposium is at the end of the meeting, and the technical program has been posted.  All events will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Q: Is there a poster that I can download to advertise the symposium within my department?

Yes.  You can download it here.  It fits on a single 8½” x 11″ sheet of paper (standard US size).

Q: How can I contact the organizers?

Contact Cody Folden, Alena Paulenova, or Jeff Terry.

Q: Are travel funds available to support presenters to attend the symposium?

Unfortunately, we do not have any funds available for travel support.  Many universities and departments have travel awards that young investigators can apply for, and we also encourage you to speak to your mentor about other sources of travel funds.