The American Chemical Society is proud to present our lineup of speakers for the 2013 Career Fair. We have scoured our industry to find some of the brightest minds as this year's presenters. They will help you keep up with the ever changing job market so you can achieve what you have set out to do through the career fair; find a job. Get to know this year's speakers by browsing their bios below.
David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS. In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers. He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession. Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.
César Vega is a research manager at Mars where he works on the incorporation of cocoa flavanols into foods. He is co-editor of and contributor to The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food & Cooking (Columbia University Press, 2012) – (http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15344-7/the-kitchen-as-laboratory/tableOfContents). He possesses culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu and earned his doctorate in Food Science from the University College Cork in Ireland.
Shirley Corriher has a B.A. in chemistry from Vanderbilt University. She has problem-solved for everyone from Julia Child to Procter & Gamble and Pillsbury. She authored a regular syndicated column in The Los Angeles Times Syndicate's Great Chefs series as well as technical articles in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Her first book, Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking is a bestseller (http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Shirley-O-Corriher/45489466) and won a James Beard Award for excellence.
Timothy Harlan, M.D., is a practicing internist and Medical Director for the Tulane University Medical Group and serves as the Executive Director of the Tulane University Center for Culinary Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Harlan wrote “It’s Heartly Fare,” a book characterized as a food manual for patients with cardiovascular disease. Since then he has published seven books translating diet and nutrition information for the lay public. He is publisher of the popular website DrGourmet.com.
Dr. John works in the highly interdisciplinary areas of lipid self-assembly, drug and vaccine delivery, and the development of nanostructured materials. He currently leads a consortium project for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (www.gomri.org), called the Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS). This group’s primary objective is to design the next generation of dispersants and understand the fundamentals of the oil-water interface in the presence of dispersants.
Dr. Young’s extensive background has given her expertise in concrete admixture chemistry, stable isotope applications, polymer synthesis, and small molecule synthesis – including dyes and peptides. At NineSigma (www.ninesigma.com), Dr. Young has managed projects including surface modification, materials development, encapsulation, sensors, and personal care. Dr. Young received her B.S. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. She also earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kirk Andries is the Managing Director of the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (http://ccemc.ca). Kirk provides leadership to a virtual organization of independent service providers. He has worked on domestic and international policy issues from a public sector perspective, was a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. representing Canadian interests in international resource management policy and programs, and served as the Executive Assistant to the Minister of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife in Alberta.
We know that our members and career fair attendees are in a wide variety of unique situations. That is why we strive to bring you speakers from an array of backgrounds within the chemical industry to help you with your career and professional advancement.