March 2017: Historical Pigments

Historical Pigments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Curtis W. Frank and Sara Loesch-Frank
Date: Thursday March 23, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Location: Michael’s at Shoreline Park Mountain View, CA

For the past ten years, we have been teaching a regular quarter-long Introductory Sophomore Seminar entitled “Art, Chemistry and Madness: The Science of Art Materials” that uses art materials and objects of cultural heritage as a venue for introducing concepts of chemistry and materials science. More recently, we have developed an intensive three-week long version of the same course material in the Stanford Sophomore College course entitled “An Exploration of Art Materials: The Intersection of Art and Science.” In this short presentation, we will present the organizational philosophy and some of the highlights of the lectures presented by Curt and of the hands-on studio art activities taught by Sara.

Curt W. Frank was trained in chemical engineering (BChemEng, University of Minnesota, 1967; MS, University of Illinois, 1969; PhD, University of Illinois, 1972) and then worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM 1972-1976, where he was first exposed to polymer science and engineering. In July 1976, when the tall ships were in the San Francisco Bay, Curt and his new wife Sara moved to Stanford, where Curt had been appointed as an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering. Curt was promoted to Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1985 and received the W.M. Keck, Sr. Chair in Engineering in 1994. In that same year, he co-founded the Center on Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies (CPIMA), an NSF-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, which he directed until it closed in 2010. CPIMA initially included participants from Stanford, IBM Almaden Research Center and UC Davis; it was later expanded to include UC Berkeley. Curt was Chair of Chemical Engineering 2001-2006 and was Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering 2009-2015. His research interests are in soft materials and have recently included studies of thin films and interfaces, interpenetrating network hydrogels, phospholipid assemblies, biodegradable polymers and ion transport in fuel cell membranes. Curt’s group has published around 330 journal articles and has produced 71 PhDs. In addition, he and Sara have taught an Introductory Sophomore Seminar on “Art, Chemistry and Madness: the Science of Art Materials” since 2007. They have also taught this material as an intensive three-week Sophomore College class “An Exploration of Art Materials: The Intersection of Art and Science” since 2014. Curt is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Sara Loesch-Frank is a calligrapher and art teacher who combines multi-media painting with a broad range of letterforms. She received her Bachelor and Master of Arts in Art Education from the University of New Mexico and has done additional graduate work at the San Francisco Academy of Art. She has participated in 13 International Calligraphy Conferences, and her art work has been featured in several Bay Area locations, including Filoli Gardens exhibits held in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011; Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz in 2008; Mohr Gallery in Mountain View in 2009; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; and The Triton Museum of Santa Clara. She was chosen as Distinguished Fine Artist of the Year for Cupertino in 1997; juried into the international exhibit Writing Beyond Words in Connecticut and the National Cathedral Exhibition in Washington DC in 1999; included in the textbook Art and Craft of Hand Lettering in 2004; selected as the opening speaker for the Smithsonian exhibit of The Graceful Envelope at the National Steinbeck Center in 2005; juried into the international magazine Letter Arts Review in 2006; and invited to show her artwork in Qufu and Chengde, China in 2006. For 35 years, she has been teaching calligraphy and art in Bay Area adult education programs. She currently team-teaches a Stanford Introductory Seminar “Art, Chemistry and Madness: The Science of Art Materials” with her chemical engineer husband.


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Seminar Historical Pigments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Date Thursday March 23, 2017
Cost Regular participant: $30
Students: $15
Time 6:00 Social Hour
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Presentation
Location Michael’s at Shoreline Park Mountain View, CA
Meal options London broil with mushroom sauce
Grilled vegetable brochette

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March 2017: ACS Monterey Bay Lecture Series

Dr. Ajwa’s presentation can be found at ACS Seminar March 2017.pdf
Chemical Equilibria in Soil Science and Crop Production
Dr. Husein Ajwa, Professor Emeritus UC Davis
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Please note new location: Cal State Monterey Bay, Student Center – West Lounge (3116 Inter-Garrison Rd, Seaside)
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Reactions of phosphorus fertilizers with soils and the impacts of chemical equilibria on plant growth and crop yield will be discussed. Possible thermodynamic reactions in soils that affect the solubilization/precipitation of added phosphorus fertilizers for crop production will also be presented.

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Lecture Chemical Equilibria in Soil Science and Crop Production
Date Friday, March 10, 2017
Time 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Social
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Lecture
Location Cal State Monterey Bay, Student Center – West Lounge
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February 2017: Making Medicines More Sustainably

Making Medicines More Sustainably: Efforts of the Green Chemistry Institute Pharma Roundtable (GCIPR)
Dr. Stefan Koenig
Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Location: Michael’s at Shoreline Park, Mountain View, CA

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharma Roundtable (GCIPR) was founded in 2005 to bring committed pharmaceutical companies together to help the industry become more efficient and reduce its environmental footprint. The presentation will provide an introduction to the GCIPR as well as an overview of ongoing activities in making the discovery and development of medicines a more sustainable enterprise.

Stefan Koenig is Co-chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute Pharma Roundtable (GCIPR) as well as a member of the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ Consortium) and ACS. He is a process chemist at Genentech, where he has contributed to both early and late research and development projects. Stefan received his Ph.D. from Yale University and was a post-doc at the ETH Zurich prior to embarking on his career in industry.

Seminar Making Medicines More Sustainably: Efforts of the Green Chemistry Institute Pharma Roundtable (GCIPR)
Date Wednesday February 15, 2017
Cost Regular participant: $30
Students: $15
Time 6:00 Social Hour
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Presentation
Location Michael’s at Shoreline Park, Mountain View, CA
Meal options Breast of Chicken with Herb Butter Sauce
Grilled Vegetable Brochette

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Mosher Award Seminar and Dinner

Mosher Award Seminar and Dinner
Dr. John Warner, Award winner
Innovation and Sustainability: Designing the Future
Date: Thursday January 26, 2017, 6 – 9PM
Location: Biltmore Hotel and Suites Santa Clara Hotel

Imagine a world where all segments of society demanded environmentally benign products! Imagine if all consumers, all retailers and all manufacturers insisted on buying and selling only non-toxic materials! The unfortunate reality is that, even if this situation were to occur, our knowledge of materials science and chemistry would allow us to provide only a small fraction of the products and materials that our economy is based upon. The way we learn and teach chemistry and materials science is for the most part void of any information regarding mechanisms of toxicity and environmental harm. Green Chemistry is a philosophy that seeks to reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials at the design stage of a material’s process. It has been demonstrated that materials and products CAN be designed with negligible impact on human health and the environment while still being economically competitive and successful in the marketplace. This presentation will describe the history and background of Green Chemistry and discuss the opportunities for the next generation of materials designers to create a safer and more sustainable future.

Dr. John Warner is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry, and was named a 2016 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. He received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. After working at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly a decade, he then served as tenured full professor at UMASS Boston and Lowell (Chemistry and Plastics Engineering). In 2007, he founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC, (a research organization developing green chemistry technologies) where he serves as President and Chief Technology Officer, and Beyond Benign (a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education). He is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. He has published nearly 300 patents, papers and books. His recent work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, solar energy and construction and paving materials are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications. Warner received The 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring (considered one of the highest awards for US science education), the American Institute of Chemistry’s Northeast Division’s Distinguished Chemist of the Year for 2002 and the Council of Science Society President’s 2008 Leadership award. Warner was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries. In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” by Utne Reader.

Seminar Innovation and Sustainability: Designing the Future
Date Thursday, January 26, 2017
Cost Regular participant: $28
Students: $14
Time 6:00 Social Hour
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Presentation
Location Biltmore Hotel and Suites Santa Clara Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Rd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Meal options Grilled salmon
Eggplant parmesan

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Chair’s Message, December 2016

The December Chair’s Message is typically retrospective, summarizing the year’s events in the last days of chair duty. I will follow the tradition.

The past year has been more challenging than expected, due in large part to the departure of Karl Marhenke from our leadership group.   For over two decades Karl held the position of section secretary, even expanding it to perform other services for the section. He was an incredible asset to the section that became dependent on him and his accrued knowledge for its smooth running. As with many things of great value, their absence brings about the realization of how extensive a role they played.   The Santa Clara Valley ACS owes a huge debt of gratitude to Karl for his years of selfless service.

The transition has reinforced the importance of continuously refreshing our leadership team with new talent and perspectives. The 2016 ExComm has several newcomers who, in turn, successfully recruited more newcomers, so the future is looking bright. In addition to bringing fresh energy and ideas, the newcomers reflect the broader cross-section of our local scientific community.

Of great satisfaction this past year was successfully establishing a Monterey Bay ACS subsection. Spring and autumn events each drew dozens of students, faculty, practitioners and admirers of chemistry for networking, dinner, and stimulating lectures. Where did they come from? Cabrillo College, Monterey Peninsula College, Hartnell College, Cal State University Monterey Bay, UC Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing Marine Labs, and even the San Francisco Bay area. The kick-off event in April at Cabrillo College – The Chemistry of Beer Aroma & Battery Energy Storage – sold out at over 60 attendees. It was sponsored in part by ACS National and by NanoAndMore, a Watsonville-based nanotechnology company. October’s dinner lecture at Moss Landing Marine Labs – The Distribution and Speciation of Mercury in the California Current from Sea to Land via Fog – gathered a similar number of attendees, half of whom were students attending an ACS event for the first time. Read Rudy Wojtecki’s articles on these two events in the May and December 2016 newsletters for a sense of the enthusiasm that infuses this new endeavor. The Monterey Bay ACS subsection is fortunate to have Dr. Slava Bekker of Hartnell College now at the helm. These Monterey Bay area ACS events, though geared to serve those who live or work in the southern half of our SCVACS section from Santa Cruz to Monterey and Salinas, are open to all.

Another newly launched effort in 2016 is the Younger Chemists Committee (YCC), dormant for years in our section. Newcomer Matt Greaney organized the kick-off event at Santa Clara’s Golden State Brewery in conjunction with the SCVACS Senior Chemists Committee, making for lively intergenerational exchange between the nearly 50 attendees. YCC members Alex Klevay and Derek Popple documented the brewery tour & tasting in an article in this December newsletter .   Matt also coupled in our neighboring ACS California section YCC following his year of helping to organize their events in the East Bay. Expect widespread YCC activity between our two sections, including a YCC gathering in Livermore and multiple events at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco next April.

A wide range of topics was covered in our section’s 2016 monthly meetings, starting in the spring with an ‘aqueous phase’: a Saturday morning chemists’ tour of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center and an evening talk on The Future of Water with world-renowned water expert and founder of the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick.

A ‘culinary phase’ followed with dinner lectures on The World’s Most Destructive Industry and a Solution by Impossible Foods founder and CEO, Pat Brown, and Redesigning the Interface Between Fresh Produce and the Environment for Sustainable Agriculture by Apeel Science founder and CEO, James Rogers.   Both talks came from California start-ups with environmental stewardship at the core of their missions. Pat Brown framed the many global problems created by raising animals for human food.   His Redwood City company’s edible solutions can now be sampled in Bay Area restaurants

These four examples of ACS section talks addressed several items on George Whitesides’ list of 24 societal concerns where chemistry solutions are warranted: Reengineering Chemistry – What’s Next. Take a look at the list in the February Chair’s Message.

Our year was rounded out with section traditions. National Chemistry Week, the Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day and Tech Trek all provided hands-on chemistry for youth, thanks to diligent organization by section members. The high school Chemistry Olympiad, Synopsys Science Fair chemistry prizes, and Project SEED elevated local students. The Bubble Grant and the Community College Teacher Scholar Award celebrated selected teachers of chemistry who go beyond expectations. We toasted 50-year and 60-year ACS members at the annual July BBQ on Stanford’s campus and we conferred a host of awards for service to the chemistry community. Our website will soon host an outreach page where you’ll find these activities aggregated, easy to access, and inviting to your volunteering tendencies.

I depart the position of Chair with the satisfaction of seeing in our section leadership a blend of experienced veterans and a sizable number of younger members, all willing to step up and serve our local section membership and communities. With momentum from a concerted effort this past year to rejuvenate, they will reshape the ACS into a viable organization for generations to come.

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November 2016: US PTO Office Tour

This event was cancelled due to lack of sufficient participation.

Silicon Valley US Patent and Trademark Office Tour
Date: Wednesday November 30, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (San Jose City Hall Complex)

The Silicon Valley regional office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (SV USPTO) opened in San Jose City Hall in October 2015. An ACS SCV tour of the SV USPTO is scheduled from noon (sharp) to 1 pm on Wednesday November 30, 2016. Tour attendees will learn about the USPTO, basic patent and trademark information, and the resources and services available to the public at this regional office. The SV USPTO tour is limited to the first 50 adult attendees to register (no children please). Attendees will be free to self-assemble after 1 pm to find lunch spots nearby. No food is permitted during the tour.

NOTE: The Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. All visitors are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access. There is no charge to ACS SCV members for this PTO tour or meeting, but please plan to arrive by 11:45 am (sharp) for security check-in processing. Pay parking is available nearby and please consider public transportation or carpooling, if possible.

The SV USPTO is located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex. The entrance is at 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95113. For more information, please see Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office | USPTO.

Tour Silicon Valley US Patent and Trademark Office Tour
Date Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time 12 pm – 1 pm
Location 26 S. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (San Jose City Hall Complex)open_in_new_window
Cost Free
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November 2016: Teacher Scholar Award

Ceremony Dinner Honoring Dr. Mark Zheng, 2015 winner
Date: Thursday November 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Location: San Jose City College, Technology Center Room T-415
Click here for an interactive campus map of San Jose City College. The Technology Center is located on the corner of Moorpark Ave and Bascom Ave (bottom right on the map).

The ACS Teacher Scholar Award, established in 2008 by the Santa Clara Valley section of the American Chemical Society, recognizes the contributions of Community College faculty to science and education. The award consists of an ACS plaque and a check for $500 for the awardee, with another $500 check being donated to the awardee’s college chemistry department. It is with great honor and pride that we come together to recognize San Jose City College Chemistry Professor Dr. Mark Zheng as the 2015 SCV ACS Teacher Scholar Awardee. Dr. Zheng was selected for this prestigious honor from among the thirteen community colleges in the SCV ACS local area, which includes five counties around San Jose. Dr. Zheng is an extremely talented and dedicated colleague who has gone well beyond his teaching responsibilities in the chemistry department. Whether in the classroom or at national conferences Dr. Zheng has demonstrated his dedication to the mentoring and encouragement of students toward academic success. A strong proponent of the San Jose City College Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL) program, on more than one occasion, Dr. Zheng has led teams of students to the National PLTL IS Conference. His efforts as a scholar and educator have served to have San Jose City College nationally recognized as a hub for the effective implementation of Peer-Led instruction. It is important to note that Dr. Zheng has also modeled leadership as an adjunct faculty representative in the Academic Senate. For all that he represents, Dr. Zheng has earned the respect of students, faculty, and administrators at San Jose City College. Please join us in recognizing an outstanding scholar, educator, and leader: Dr. Mark Zheng!

A note about parking: Ticketing throughout campus has been suspended from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. This however does not include the parking lot adjacent to the Technology Building. The Tech Building is located on the corner of Moorpark Ave. and Bascom Ave. Please don’t park here. We suggest that you park in parking lot S. This is the parking lot directly in front of the Science Complex, which runs along Moorpark Ave. Additional parking is located behind the Science Complex: on the left-hand side of Laswell Ave. Along Laswell Ave., there is ample parking behind the Career Technology Building. Please refer to the Campus Map.

Event Community College Teacher-Scholar Award Ceremony Dinner Honoring Dr. Mark Zheng
Date Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Time 5:30 pm – 7 pm Social/Networking
7 pm – 8 pm Dinner
8 pm – 9 pm Award Presentation

  • Jane Frommer Ph.D. – Chair SCV ACS and Researcher in Science and Technology at IBM’s Almaden Research Center.
    “Welcome and Opening Remarks: The Purpose of the ACS Teacher Scholar Award”
  • Duncan Graham – San Jose City College Vice President of Academic Affairs
    “San Jose City College & The Role of The Community College in Providing a Pathway toward Higher Education for The Local Community”
  • Madeline Adamczeski – San Jose City College Professor of Chemistry
    Introduction of Honoree: Dr. Mark Zheng
  • Mark Zheng Ph.D.
    Acceptance Speech
Location San Jose City College, Technology Center Room T-415. Click here for an interactive campus map of San Jose City College. The Technology Center is located on the corner of Moorpark Ave and Bascom Ave (bottom right on the map)
Cost $30 Regular
$10 Student

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November 2016: California State Brewery Tour

Golden State Brewery Tour
A joint event sponsored by Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) & Senior Chemists Committee
Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016, 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Golden State Brewery at Santa Clara, 1252 Memorex Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050

The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of the Santa Clara Valley Section and the California Section of the ACS will be hosting a brewery tour, tasting, and talk at Golden State Brewery in Santa Clara on Tuesday, November 15, from 6-8 pm. This event requires registration, and it is open to all. We would like to especially like to extend this invitation to the Senior Chemists the of the SCV section to attend and see first-hand what’s happening with local YCC efforts. The event will begin with a tour from the head brewer and owner, Seth Hendrickson. Following the tour, Seth will give a brief talk about the brewing process with a Q&A session to follow. Registration will include a flight of six signature Golden State beers as well as a meal voucher to be used at on-site food trucks. The YCC will also be announcing details of a future event, so be sure not to miss this one!

Register at Brown Paper Tickets. You can opt to pre-pay by credit card (with a service fee going to Brown Paper Tickets) or pay by cash or check at the door. Either way, you must register!

Tour Golden State Brewery Tour
Date Tuesday November 15, 2016
Time 6 pm – 8 pm
Location Golden State Brewery at Santa Clara
1252 Memorex Dr
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Cost $20 ACS Member
$10 Student ACS member
$10 Local section Senior Chemist (members 50 years old or older)
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Chair’s Message, November 2016

The success on October 21st of the second Monterey Bay ACS event of 2016 leads us to believe that we have a keeper in this vibrant ACS subsection. On that day over 50 chemistry-minded people gathered at the Moss Landing Marine Labs to learn about the migration of mercury from sea to land. Speaker Dr. Kenneth Coale raised our awareness of mercury transpeciation, its sources and its history.   The dinner-lecture event drew attendance primarily from the Monterey Bay area, particularly from the surrounding 5 schools: Hartnell College (Salinas), Cabrillo College (Aptos), Monterey Peninsula College, Cal State Monterey Bay, and UC Santa Cruz.   Half of the attendees were students attending an ACS event for the first time, opening their eyes and minds to the benefits of a professional organization. 2017 events are already being planned by the new Monterey Bay ACS lead organizer, Dr. Slava Bekker of Hartnell College. She welcomes your input on speakers and venues.

November is election month not only at the local and federal levels, but also for ACS sections. This year our Santa Clara Valley ballot bears, in addition to familiar names, many new names. Our local section welcomes newcomers with fresh ideas for a vibrant local chemistry community where your influence is felt. In early November, as a local ACS member you should have received an email from VoteNow, the ACS-contracted electronic voting service. Contact us if you did not.

Also on this year’s SCVACS ballot is the vote on the section’s name change, from Santa Clara Valley ACS to Silicon Valley ACS. We queried our SCVACS membership earlier this year to test the sentiment on such a name change. Here’s what you will see on the ballot, reflecting membership feedback:

The Section is requesting a name change because the current name describes a geography that is little known in the country. Better recognized is the location of Silicon Valley, which sprawls across the Santa Clara Valley and beyond.

The geographical extent of the Santa Clara Valley does not represent the majority of the Section that stretches from South San Francisco through Monterey Bay.

The Section’s growing population along both the San Francisco Bay and the Monterey Bay is better described by the term “Silicon Valley” which also more accurately reflects the nature of the livelihoods in the region. The Santa Clara Valley had a legacy of apricot, cherry, and prune production before high tech industry replaced it as the dominant economic force in the area.

A preliminary poll regarding the proposed name change was taken earlier this year: E-mails were sent to the entire Section membership soliciting feedback on the proposal. The majority of responses were in favor of the new name, with many having been under the impression that the Section was already named the Silicon Valley ACS!

The Santa Clara Valley Section proposes to change the name of the section from Santa Clara Valley, to Silicon Valley, whereupon it will become known as the Silicon Valley Section of the American Chemical Society.

At the bottom of the ballot you will have the opportunity to cast your preference: 

Please check one:

______ I support the proposed name change by the Santa Clara Valley Section.

______ I oppose the proposed name change.

______ No opinion.

Be an influence on your local ACS section’s activities  : vote!

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October 2016: Discovering the Cycling of Mercury

Hg cycling

Seeing through the Fog: Discovering the Cycling of Mercury from Sea to Land
Dr. Kenneth Coale
Moss Landing Marine Labs
Date: October 21, 2016

Credit: Shutterstock/C&EN


Mercury is a fickle element, existing in the biosphere in three physical states and in many different chemical species. Its concentration in the biosphere has increased fivefold since the beginning of the Anthrocene age, primarily through the proliferation of coal-fired power plants and has had a negative impact on some ecosystem services. Researchers now recognize that the cycling of mercury is controlled by many different biotic and abiotic processes, some of which result in the production of the neurotoxin, methylmercury. This talk will review our work with mercury and highlight the discoveries that have led to a new paradigm of mercury transport from sea to land via marine advective fog. This transport impacts mercury concentrations in terrestrial biota. The results of our recent NSF study will be presented.

Biographic information

Kenneth Coale received his BS and PhD in biology from UC Santa Cruz and has pursued a career in oceanographic chemistry, developing automated and in situ methods for the determination of trace metals in sea water. When not teaching marine biogeochemistry as a CSUMB professor at MLML, he has been a visiting scientist in Juelich, Germany and at the Netherlands Institute Of Ocean Research, as well as Chief Scientist on all the US-led Iron Enrichment Experiments (Equatorial Pacific, Southern Ocean), and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ghana. Dr. Coale is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been a member of the ACS since 1988.

Seminar Seeing through the Fog: Discovering the Cycling of Mercury from Sea to Land
Date Friday, October 21st
Time 5:30PM – 7:00PM Social
7:00PM – 8:00PM Dinner
8:00PM – 9:00PM Seminar
Location Moss Landing Marine Labs
8272 Moss Landing Rd
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Cost $30
$15 for students
Price includes wine and beer (for attendees over 21 years of age), hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee.
Pay with cash or check at the door.
Reservations Registration is now closed.
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