e-news, 22 May 2002
This issue is online as <http://www.iupac.org/news/e-news/020522.html>

In this issue:
~ Shortcut to News & Notices from IUPAC
~ Recent publications
~ Provisional recommendations
~ New pages on iupac.org
~ Projects front
~ Beakers & Flasks


- - - - - -- SHORTCUT to NEWS & NOTICES from IUPAC -- - - - - -

* IUPAC announced the 2002 winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists

Congratulations to . . .
* Jeroen J. L. M. Cornelissen, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
(currently at IBM Almaden research Center, San Jose, CA);
* Jinsang Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA
(currently at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA);
* Stefan Lorkowski, University of Münster, Germany;
* Simi Pushpan, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

The four winners will each receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and a free
trip to the IUPAC Congress, 10-15 August 2003, Ottawa, Canada. Each
prize winner will also be invited to present a poster at the IUPAC
Congress describing his/her award winning work.
There were 40 applicants from 20 countries. The Prize Selection
Committee was comprised of Members of the IUPAC Bureau with a wide range
of expertise in chemistry. The Committee was chaired by Dr. Alan Hayes,
IUPAC Past President. In view of the quality of many applications, the
Committee decided also to give four Honorable Mention awards to:
Christopher J. Kuehl, University of Utah, USA (currently at Los Alamos
National Laboratory, NM); Gábor Lente, University of Debrecen, Hungary;
Shinsuke Sando, Kyoto University, Japan (currently at Stanford
University, CA, USA); and Izabela Tworowska, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Lodz, Poland (currently at Rice University, Texas, USA).


- - - - - -- RECENT PUBLICATIONS -- - - - - -

* Solubility of Ethyne in Liquids
IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series. 76.
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp.
1693-1875, 2001

* Polymer Characterization and Materials Science
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 178, 2002, pp. 1-181
This volume includes contributions from the 4th UNESCO School and IUPAC
Conference held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in April 2001, which
focused on polymer characterization, new polymer architectures and
nanomaterials; Symposium Editor: R.D. Sanderson and H. Pasch

* Non-Conventional Polymer Dispersions
Macromol. Symp., Vol. 179, 2002, pp. 1-358
The investigation of the preparation of non-traditional polymer
dispersions and polymer products lies in the nature of the reaction
loci, particle nucleation and particle-growth events. This was clearly
showed in the materials presented at 15th International Conference on
Polymers in Smolenice, Slovakia, in June 2001 and to which this volume
is devoted; Symposium Editor: I. Capek


- - - - - -- PROVISIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS -- - - - - -

* Thermochemistry of chemical reactions: Terminology, symbols and
experimental methods for the determination of bond energies

* Quantities, terminology, and symbols in photothermal and related


All comments on these recommendations are welcome and will be taken into
consideration. The final revised versions will be published in Pure and
Applied Chemistry
and the synopses in Chemistry International.


- - - - - -- NEW PAGES on IUPAC.ORG -- - - - - -

* Chemistry International
May 2002 online issue
~ Executive Director’s Column
~ IOCD: 20 Years of Building Capacity in Chemistry in Developing Countries
~ Validated Analytical Methods—AOAC’s Experience Over 100 Years
~ Small-Scale Chemistry
~ Relocating to Cyberspace
~ Awards and Honors, IUPAC Projects, Publications, etc.

> Access to web references or pointers only


* Chemical Education International -- Material, Life, and Environment
The Electronic Journal of CCE has a new look ...
> From the latest issue, Vol 3
~ Systemic Approach to Teaching and Learning Chemistry: SATLC in Egypt,
by A.F.M. Fahmy and J.J. Lagowski
~ Primary and Secondary Science Education in Japan at a Crisis Point, by
Y. Takeuchi
Chief Editor, Masato M. Ito, will welcome your commments and
contribution; e-mail: [email protected]

* IUPAC Handbook
While the 2002-2003 edition of the IUPAC Handbook goes to press this
week, the online contents are regularly updated; the following sections
have now been revised:
* Procedure for Publications of IUPAC Technical Reports and
* Guidelines for Drafting IUPAC Recommendations


- - - - - -- PROJECTS FRONT -- - - - - -


> Recently initiated projects
~ Chemical actinometry, S.E. Braslavsky
~ Glossary of class names of polymers based on their chemical structure
and molecular architecture, J. Vohlidal
~ Global availability of information on agrochemicals, Kenneth D. Racke
~ Agrochemical spray drift: Assessment and mitigation, A.S. Felsot
~ Pest management for small-acreage crops: a cooperative global
approach, R. Don Wauchope
~ Polymerization processes and polymers in dispersed systems, S.
~ Terminology for the kinetics, thermodynamics, and mechanism of
polymerization, S. Penczek

> Questions? Comments?
E-mail the corresponding Task Group Chairman, or <[email protected]>


* Information for Task Group Chairmen
The IUPAC project-based structure makes Task Groups a key mode for
implementation of the IUPAC mandate to enhance and improve communication
worldwide among scientists in the chemical sciences. This document
prepared by the Evaluation Committee is a review of what new Task Group
Chairmen who embark in the management of a new project should know;
topics covered in this document include accountability, budget,
outcomes, dissemination, and retrospective evaluation


- - - - - -- BEAKERS & FLASKS -- - - - - -

* IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists - 2003 Solicitation
The IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists has been established to encourage
outstanding young research scientists at the beginning of their careers.
The prize will be given for the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the
general area of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1000-word
Next Deadline: February 1, 2003 - for entrants that receive their Ph.D.
(or equivalent) degree during the calendar year 2002.

* Flow Analysis
The 9th International Conference on Flow Analysis, to be held in
Geelong, Australia has moved date - it is now scheduled for 17-21
February 2003

* That IChI feeling
David Bradley from the Alchemist, reviews with Steve Stein, how this
IUPAC Project for a transparent and portable means to fingerprint every
chemical will make their identification much easier.

* Purchasing, servicing and Maintenance of Scientific Equipment
In collaboration with the Third World Academy of Science (TWAS), and the
International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD),
the International Foundation of Science (IFS) will organize a meeting at
the Buea University in Cameroon 2002, on November 5-8, 2002.
For more information, contact Cecilia Oman, e-mail: <[email protected]>

* SUC e-mail network
The Royal Society's Scientific Unions Committee (SUC) has initiated a
system to keep everyone up to date and aware of current ICSU family
issues. The new e-mail network will include the SUC, the Learned
Societies involved in the ICSU family, UK Unesco and the Secretariats of
several Unions.
For more information, contact Karen Scott-Jupp, SUC Secretary, e-mail:
<[email protected]>

* Industrial-Academic Relationships in the Chemical and Molecular Sciences
The IUHPS Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry announces this
fourth International Conference to be held on 3-5 October 2002, at the
Chemical heritage Foundation.
For more information, contact Todd Waters, e-mail:
<[email protected]>

* Travel Grants
The Chemical Heritage Foundation offers travel grants for scholars to
conduct historical research at the Beckman Center for the History of
Chemistry and the Othmer Library of Chemical History.
Next deadline: August 1, 2002, for grants used October-December, 2002.
E-mail: <[email protected]>

* From Molecules to Men
The first International Conference on Biomedical Spectroscopy will taken
place in Cardiff, Wales, UK, on 7-10 July, 2002


Fabienne Meyers
email: <[email protected]>

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