ACS Symposium Honors CNM Founding Director Paul F. Barbara

A symposium in honor of Paul F. Barbara (1953-2010), founding director of the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science, will be held at this year’s American Chemical Society National Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

More than 50 of Dr. Barbara’s former colleagues and group alumni will be presenting, including four physical chemists from The University of Texas at Austin.

Physical chemistry is pushing the frontiers of chemical reactivity from ultrafast electron motion during chemical reactions, to pinpointing the chemistry of single molecules.  Paul Barbara’s legacy exemplifies how chemical problems can be solved with state-of-the-art instrumentation.  This symposium looks to the future of ultrafast electron transfer, single molecule spectroscopy, and the physical chemistry of organic-based materials.

The symposium is titled “From Ultrafast Electron Transfer to Single Molecule Spectroscopy: Forces Driving Contemporary Themes in Physical Chemistry.” The symposium takes place Sunday, August 28 through Thursday, September 1 during the ACS Fall National Meeting, and it features both morning and afternoon sessions. The complete symposium schedule can be found here.