Annual program assembles international field of up-and-coming researchers shaping the future of scientific information and innovation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announced today the participants selected for the 2018 CAS SciFinder Future Leaders program. The international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers will visit CAS headquarters this August to collaborate on new initiatives to support the scientific community, including CAS's innovative workflow solution, SciFindern.
The CAS SciFinder Future Leaders program aims to expand professional networks among emerging researchers, increase knowledge and exchange ideas about the role of information within the research process, and share lessons from industry and academic leaders about the role of science in the global economy, academia and the media.
"CAS is privileged to connect the next generation of scientists with other leading researchers from across the globe and expand their professional research skills," said Chris McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS. "Participants were chosen based on their impressive academic accomplishments and the scientific merit of their research. We are honored to host the 2018 class and learn from their experience."
The program has seen rapid growth and is recognized as the premier program of its kind. This year, CAS received the highest number of applications across the widest geographical range since its inception in 2010. Alumni from this program have been a part of noteworthy scientific innovations and research, and are influencing future scientists through their demonstrated leadership.
The 2018 CAS SciFinder Future Leaders are:
- Martine I. Abboud, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
- Manuel Ahumada Escandon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States
- Jennifer Apell, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
- Lučka Bibič, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
- Dario Cambiè, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- Gari V. Ccana-Ccapatinta, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Chong-You Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Tristan Clemons, University of Western Australia, Australia
- Alexander Cook, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
- Justine N. deGruyter, Scripps Research Institute, United States
- Jie Deng, University of Freiburg, Germany
- Dana DiScenza, University of Rhode Island, United States
- Jesús Esteban Serrano, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
- Madison Fletcher, University of California, Irvine, United States
- Gabriel dos Passos Gomes, Florida State University, United States
- Jesus Alberto Jaimes Arriaga, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Christopher Lemon, University of California, Berkeley, United States
- Yuanhe Li, Peking University, China
- Felicia Phei Lin Lim, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
- Victor Pui-Yan Ma, Emory University, United States
- Jana L. Markley, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
- Abby-Jo Payne, University of Calgary, Canada
- Yunyan Qiu, Northwestern University, United States
- Yoshito Takahashi, Keio University, Japan
- Siddulu Naidu Talapaneni, Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia
- César A. Urbina-Blanco, Ghent University, Belgium
- Galina Viryasova, Moscow State University, Russia
- Julian G. West, California Institute of Technology, United States
- Anita Yadav, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India
- Qi Zhang, East China University of Science and Technology, China
CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is dedicated to the ACS vision of improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry. The CAS team of highly trained scientists finds, collects and organizes all publicly disclosed substance information, creating the world's most valuable collection of content that is vital to innovation worldwide. Scientific researchers, patent professionals and business leaders rely on a suite of research solutions from CAS that enables discovery today to fuel tomorrow's innovation. To learn more about the CAS SciFinder Future Leaders program, visit www.cas.org/futureleaders.
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