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2023 Meeting Schedule

Tueday, December 12 December Meeting at Xavier University

Wednesday, November 29 November Meeting at Madtree Taproom

Friday, October 20 Oesper Awards Banquet at UC

Thursday, May 25 2023 Chemist and Technologist of the Year Awards at Miami U

Tuesday, April 18 Student and Teacher Awards Night at NKU

Thursday, March 23 March Virtual Section Meeting

Tuesday, February 21 February Section Meeting


logo Chemist and Technologist of the Year Awards
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Miami University
The Marcum Hotel and Conference Center, Room 108/110
951 E Withrow St, Oxford, OH 45056

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We are proud to announce the winners of the CINTACS 2022 Chemist of the Year and Technologist of the Year Award. Please see below for the introduction of the winners and for detail of the award dinner on March 31st at Miami University. The section would like to thank the awards committee under leadership of Jay Eylem for selecting the winners from the nominations received.

logo 2022 CINTACS Chemist of the Year -- William E. Schoster from The Shepherd Chemical Company is the winner of the CINTACS 2022 “Cincinnati Chemist of the Year Award." He is recognized for his significant contributions to the Shepherd Chemical Company business and mankind with commercialization of technologies that are used in variety of products including Automobile Airbag Inflators, Spandex elastic fibers, Namex flame-resistant fibers that improved and saved the lives of millions of people. He is also recognized for his dedication in training and mentoring others as well as for his overall positive impact on his coworkers.

logo 2022 CINTACS Chemical Technologist of The Year -- Dr. Robert M. McCarrick from Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University is the winner of the CINTACS 2022 “Cincinnati Research Assistant/Chemical Technologist of the Year Award." He is recognized for his mastery in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and frequently sought out for his expertise. His work on instrumentation made the Ohio Advanced EPR lab a world class facility where he regularly hosts scientists from across the state and region. His dedication to teaching and training others on EPR spectroscopy is recognized by the others. He has a strong publication record due to his ability adopting EPR instrumentation to the specific experimental research needs and enabling project teams. His creative solution and work on the helium capture/recycle system reduced the university’s liquid helium costs by a factor of 3.

Meeting Program
6:00 PM Networking

7:00 PM Dinner: With choice of 1) Sauteed Chicken Breast with Rosemary Citrus Sauce & Julienne of Seasonal Vegetables or 2) Herb Roasted Ratatouille with Toasted Garbanzo Beans (vegetarian)

8:00 PM Opening remarks and award presentations followed by presentation by William Schoster, "Creating Value that Brightens Lives"

Abstract:Inorganic chemistry has many important applications in the modern world. In this talk we will describe three of them that contribute to Shepherd Chemical’s core purpose of Creating Value that Brightens Lives. Basic Copper Nitrate is the oxidizer and burn rate modifier in most automobile airbag inflators. It has been estimated that this technology has saved tens of thousands of lives since its introduction so far. Bismuth Sub Carbonate is a marker in catheters and improves patient outcomes. This product is implemented in millions of procedures a year. Spherical Copper Carbonate is a pre-catalyst that is used in the 1,4-butynediol process which is a precursor to Spandex. The global market for Spandex is $8 Bn. Shepherd’s SCC has reduced the cost by over 80% and improved performance by 15%. Particle Size, morphology, and surface area are critical in these materials. Shepherd’s process technology has been key in these developments, and we will use these examples to demonstrate our approach.

The deadline for in-person registration is Friday, March 25th.

Per the current practice of the American Chemical Society, we require all attendees at in-person events to have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC. We observe social distancing. Wearing a mask is mandatory except when eating or drinking. This is in line with the requirements and practices of the organizations providing the venues.


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