Current officers

Chair (2017):

Dr. Chris Harwell 
D. E. Shaw Research 
60 Watchung Ave. 
Chatham NJ 07928 
Email: crharwell AT

Chair-Elect (2017):

  Prof. Maria Nagan
  Department of Chemistry
  Adelphi University
  Garden City, NY 11530
  Tel: (516) 877-4138
  mnagan AT

Immediate Past Chair (2017): 

Dr. Edward Sherer
Merck Research Laboratories 
P.O. Box 2000, 
Rahway, NJ 07065
Tel: (732) 594-2883
Email: edward_sherer AT


Treasurer (2016-2018)

Dr. Lewis Whitehead
Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research
100 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139-3585
Tel: (617) 871-7115
lewis.whitehead AT

Secretary (2015-2017)

Dr. Veerabahu Shanmugasundaram
Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development
300 Eastern Point Road
Groton, CT - 06340
Tel: (860)686-9264
Email:veerabahu.shanmugasundaram AT

Program Chair (2017)

Prof. Lee Woodcock
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CHE 205A
Tampa, FL 33620
hlw AT

Councilor I (2017-2019)

  Emilio Xavier Esposito, PhD
  exeResearch LLC
  East Lansing, MI 48823
  Tel: (517) 639-0684
  emilio.esposito AT
  Skype: emilio DOT xavier DOT esposito

Councilor II (2015-2017)

Prof. Ralph Wheeler
Professor & Department Chair
ACS Fellow
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Tel: (815) 753-1181
Email: rwheeler5 AT

Councilor III (2016-2018)
Prof. Christine M. Aikens
Kansas State University
Chemistry Department
213 CBC Bldg
Manhattan, KS 66506-0401
Email: cmaikens AT

Alternate Councilor I (2017-2019) 

Prof. Peter C. Jurs
743 Glenn Rd
State College
PA - 6803-3415
Tel: (814)237-0098
Email: pcj AT

Alternate Councilor II (2015-2017) & 

Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (2017)

Prof. Luke E. K. Achenie
Virginia Tech University
635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg,
Virginia 24061
Tel: (540) 231-4257
Fax: (540) 231-5022
achenie AT

Alternate Councilor III (2016-2018)

Dr. Terry R. Stouch
Science for Solutions, LLC
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Email: tstouch AT

Newsletter (2017)

Dr. Seonah Kim
National Bioenergy Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-384-7323
Email: Seonah.Kim AT

Media & Member Relations (2017)

Prof. Y. Jane Tseng
National Taiwan University
No. 1 Roosevelt Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan 106, ROC
Tel: +886-2-33664888 Ext. 529
yjtseng AT

Assistant Treasurer (2016-2018)

Dr. Shanadeen Begay,
Northeastern University,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
Cell: 617 771 3304
Email: shanadeen[at]

Assistant Secretary (2015-2017)

Dr. Petrina Kamya 
Academic Services Manager 
Chemical Computing Group 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
Tel: (514) 393-1055 
Email: petrina.k AT

Chair, Awards Committee (2017)

Prof. Carlos Simmerling
Department of Chemistry
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400
Tel: (631) 632-1336
carlos.simmerling AT

Leadership Development Chair (2017)
Regional Meeting Coordinator (2017)

Dr. Wendy Cornell
Healthcare and Life Science Research
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: 908-334-5472
Email: cornell AT

Social Media Coordinator (2017)

Dr. Katrina Lexa
Merck Research Laboratories 
Merck & Co., Inc.
126 East Lincoln Ave
Rahway, NJ 07065
phone: (732) 594-7058
email: katrina.lexa AT

Division travel reimbursement policy for officers and the job descriptions for the Executive Committee.