International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Dr. Mark Cesa Ideas Activities
  • Senior Research Associate
    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Email
    Tel [+1] 630-420-5651
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  • Organizations:

    American Chemical Society
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Mark is process chemistry consultant for INEOS Nitriles in suburban Chicago. He holds an A.B. in chemistry from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research interests include homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions, and molecular modeling for the design of new catalysts. He has taught college-level courses at Ursuline College and John Carroll University. In IUPAC, Mark is past-Chair and current member of the Committee on Chemistry and Industry, a member of the IUPAC Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, a member of the Management Committee for the International Year of Chemistry, and coordinator of the IUPAC Safety Training Program.