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Previous Institutions Represented at GSS


2016 (34th annual, 97 presentations, >148 attendees)

Committee: Elizabeth Mullin, Tracey Lewandowski, Sidney Coombs, Kyle BaneckerJoel Destino, Caitlyn Gatley, Cory Hauke, Jerod Hurst, Amanda Oldacre, Konstantinos Plakas, Sanghamitra Sengupta, Hsuan Wu

Keynote Speaker: Geoff Coates

Keynote Speaker: Ryan Richards

Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Jockusch

Program: GSS 2016

Institutions Represented:
  • Boston College
  • Brock University
  • Case Western University
  • Clarkson University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kent State University
  • McMaster University
  • New York University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Penn State University Chemistry
  • Queens University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University at Albany
  • SUNY-ESF
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Wayne State University
  • York University


2015 (33rd annual, 83 presentations, >165 attendees)

Chairpersons: Sidney Coombs, Joel Destino, Elizabeth Mullin & Kate Pelcher (TAMU)

Keynote Speaker: Professor Daniel Nocera, Harvard University (with encore presentation)

Keynote Speaker: Professor Rohit Bhargava, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keynote Speaker: Professor Minkui Luo, Cornell University- Sloan Kettering Memorial Research Center

Program: GSS 2015

Institutions Represented:

  • Boston College
  • Brock University
  • Case Western University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Clarkson University
  • SUNY-ESF
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • McMaster University
  • New York University

    GSS 2015

  • Queens University
  • University of Rochester
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Wayne State University
  • York University


2014 (32nd annual, 102 presentations, >150 attendees)

Chairpersons: Joel Destino, Greg Horrocks, Stephen Jacob (U. of Rochester), Elizabeth Mullin & Kate Pelcher

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephanie Brock, Wayne State University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Chao-Jun Li, McGill University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Meyerhoff, University of Michigan

Program: GSS 2014

Institutions Represented:

  • Case Western University
  • Cleveland State University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  • McMaster University
  • Miami University-Ohio
  • University of Michigan
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Queens University
  • University of Rochester
  • SUNY-Oswego
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario

2013 (31st annual, 51 presentations, >90 attendees)

Chairpersons: Joel Destino, Randi Deuro, Greg Horrocks & Kate Pelcher

Keynote Speaker: Professor Raymond Schaak, Pennsylvania State University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kieron Burke, University of California-Irvine

Keynote Speaker:Professor Brent Sumerlin, University of Florida

Program: GSS 2013

Institutions Represented:

  • Case Western University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Clarkson University

    GSS 2013

  • Duquesne University
  • Gdansk University of Technology-Poland
  • Indiana University-Purdue University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Rochester
  • Syracuse University



2012 (30th annual, 82 presentations, >120 attendees)

Chairpersons: Kenneth Kort, Alexandra Orchard & Brian Schultz

Keynote Speaker: Professor Song Jin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Keynote Speaker: Professor Lisa McElwee-White, University of Florida

Keynote Speaker: Professor Corey R. J. Stephenson, Boston University

Program: GSS 2012

Institutions Represented:

  • Brock University
  • Brown University
  • University of California
  • Case Western University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Cornell University
  • Clarkson University
  • Duquesne University
  • Environmental Protection Agency

    GSS 2012 Poster Session

  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • SUNY- Oswego
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Toronto



2011 (29th annual)

Chairpersons: Barb Casavant, Shuklendu Karyakarte, Kenneth Kort & Jennifer Marshall

Keynote Speaker: Professor Susan Kauzlarich, University of California-Davis

Keynote Speaker: Professor Tobias Ritter, Harvard University



2010 (28th annual, 51 presentations)

Chairpersons: Kathleen Coughlin, Jennifer Marshall, Monissa Paderes & Fatima Sequeira

Keynote Speaker: Professor M. Christina White, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keynote Speaker: Professor Prashant V. Kamat, University of Notre Dame

Institutions Represented:

  • McMaster University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Toledo


2009 (27th annual, 45 presentations)

Chairpersons: Stephanie Bennett, Brandon Calitree & Mark Rudolph

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jon Njardarson, Cornell University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Galen Stucky, University of California-Santa Barbara

Institutions Represented:

  • McMaster University
  • University of Toronto

2008 (26th annual)

Chairpersons:  

Keynote Speaker: Professor Scott Meiere, Praxair

Keynote Speaker: Professor Robert T. Kennedy, University of Michigan

Keynote Speaker: Professor Brian Fahie, Eli Lilly

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Aalborg-Denmark
  • Brock University
  • Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats (ICREA)-Spain 
  • McMaster University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo


 2007 (25th annual, 52 presentations)

Chairpersons: Christine Klein, Seamus O'Connor & Jose G. Rivera

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dimitra N. Stratis-Cullum, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Keynote Speaker: Professor Richmond Sarpong, University of California-Berkeley

Institutions Represented:

  • McMaster University
  • University of Toronto


2006 (24th annual, 76 presentations)

Chairpersons: Jonathan Brekan & Dan Clark

Keynote SpeakerProfessor R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University

Keynote SpeakerProfessor Sergey A. Kozmin, University of Chicago

Institutions Represented:

  • McMaster University
  • Syracuse University
  • Brock University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Chicago
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
  • University of Rochester

 


2005 (23rd annual, 78 presentations)

Chairpersons: Danielle McMaster, Carrie Buckley, Sarah Burns & Jennifer Appawu

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Radislav Potyrailo, GE Global Research Center

Keynote SpeakerProfessor John L. Wood, Yale University

Institutions Represented:

  • McMaster University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Waterloo
  • Cornell University
  • University of Durham
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Buffalo State College
  • The University of Western Ontario
  • Bu-Ali Sina University

 


2004 (22nd annual, 67 presentations)    

Chairpersons: Jessica France, Ruslan Pryadun, Elizabeth Tehan & Abbas M. Walji

Keynote Speaker: Professor Melissa A. Hines, Cornell University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Justin Du Bois, Stanford University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jochen Autschbach, University at Buffalo

Institutions Represented:

  • Brock University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 


2003 (21st annual, 65 presentations)

Chairpersons: Carl Adams, Paul Bigwarfe & Ellen Shughart

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Ross III, Merck Research Laboratories

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Allison A. Campbell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

 


2002 (20th annual, 52 presentations)

Chairpersons: Douglas Smith, Daniel Higbee & Wendy Gardinier

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Lautens, University of Toronto

Keynote Speaker: Professor Scott McLuckey, Purdue University

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Toronto
  • York University
  • McMaster University

 


2001 (19th annual, 70 presentations)

Chairpersons: Derrick W. Lucey, Thomas P. White & Anthony R. Dolan

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Al Sattelberger, Los Alamos National Laboratories

Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Simonsick, Dupont

 


2000 (18th annual, 64 presentations)

Chairpersons: Sheila Daniel & Todd Maloney

Keynote Speaker: Professor Fred E. Lytle, Purdue University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Michael P. Doyle, University of Arizona

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Arizona
  • McMaster University
  • Purdue University
  • The University of Western Ontario
  • York University

1999 (17th annual, 75 presentations)

Chairpersons: Adam M. Hawkridge & Christopher D. Kim

Keynote Speaker: Professor Brian Hoffmann, Northwestern University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terrence Vargo, Integument Technologies, Inc. 

Institutions Represented:

  • Binghamton University
  • McMaster University
  • Syracuse University
  • York University

 


1998* (16th annual, 76 presentations, 152 attended)

Chairpersons: Maureen Kane & Steve Panaro

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Herbert A. Hauptman, Woodward-Hauptman Medical Research Institute

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Opila, Lucent Technologies

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Burke, Rohm and Haas

Institutions Represented:

  • Brock University
  • Duquense University
  • McMaster University
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • York University
  • SUNY-Binghamton

 *Held in conjunction with the UNY-VAC Symposium on Polymer Surfaces


1997 (15th annual, 67 presentations)

Chairpersons: Rapfeal Alicea-Maldonado & Kimberly Reynolds

Keynote Speaker: Professor Arthur B. Ellis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Keynote Speaker: Professor Fred W. MacLafferty, Cornell University

Institutions Represented:

  • Brock University
  • Buffalo State University
  • McMaster University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Rochester
  • Tufts University
  • York University

1996 (14th annual, 86 attended)

Chairpersons: Lara Chappell & Chistine Ingersoll

Keynote Speaker: Professor Barbara Sawray, University of California, San Diego

Keynote Speaker: Professor Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon

Institutions Represented:

  • McMaster University
  • Clarkson University
  • York University
  • University of Vermont
  • Wayne State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Toronto
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • University of Toledo

 


1995 (13th annual, 78 attended)

Chair: Emily Niemeyer

Keynote Speaker: Professor Gary M. Hieftje, Indiana University

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan E. Kegley, University of California, Berkeley

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • Northeastern University
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Penn State University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Clarkson University
  • Syracuse University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Western Ontario

 


1994 (12th annual, 78 attended)

Chair: David Voss

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donald J. White, Proctor and Gamble Company

Keynote Speaker: Professor George M. Bodner, Purdue University

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Brown University
  • Brandeis University
  • McMaster University
  • Clark University
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Clarkson University
  • University of Windsor
  • University of Connecticut
  • SUNY Stony Brook

 


1993 (11th annual, 69 attended)

Chair: Fred Safarowic

Keynote Speaker: Dr. George W. Parshall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Stephen Wrighton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Institutions Represented:

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Toronto
  • SUNY at Binghamton
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Case Western Reserve University

 


1992 (10th annual, ?? attended)

Chair: Greg Agosto

Keynote Speaker: Dr. ???

Keynote Speaker: Dr. ???

Institutions Represented:

  • Alfred University
  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Indian University of Pennsylvania
  • Kent State University
  • McGill University
  • Ohio State University
  • SUNY of Binghamton
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Toronto, Erindale College
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Windsor
  • Western Kentucky University
  • York University

 


1991 (9th annual, 77 attended)

Chair: JoAnn Zagrobelny

Keynote SpeakerProfessor M. Bonner Denton, University of Arizona

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen V. Kaye, Oak Ridge National Lab

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of New Hampshire
  • York University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Windsor
  • Dartmouth College
  • Clarkson University
  • Adelphia University
  • University of Rochester
  • Columbia University

 


1990 (8th annual, 94 attended)

Chairpersons: Cindy Burkhardt & Kevin Litwiler

Keynote SpeakerProfessor Marjorie H. Gardner, University of California-Berkeley

Keynote SpeakerProfessor Henry Blount, University of Delaware

Institutions Represented:

  • Buffalo State College
  • Clark University
  • Erindale College - University of Toronto
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • McMaster University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • Tufts University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Yale University
  • York University

 


1989 (8th annual, 88 attended)

Chair: Linda Kelash

Keynote SpeakerProfessor Frank Westheimer, Harvard University

Keynote SpeakerProfessor Arthur Diaz, San Jose State University

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Toronto
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Guelph
  • McMaster University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Rochester
  • Bharathidason University
  • Roswell Park Memorial Institute
  • SUNY of Binghamton
  • Case Western Reserve University

 


1988 (7th annual, 73 attended)

Chairpersons: Marie LoRe, Linda Kelash & John Manka

Keynote Speaker: Dr. F. H. Ebetino, Proctor & Gamble

Keynote SpeakerProfessor Jerry March, Adelphi University

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Guelph
  • McMaster University
  • Syracuse University
  • Roswell Park Medical Institute
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Rochester
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Toronto

 


1987 (5th annual, 68 attended)

Chairpersons: John Manka, Mary Marmion, Marie LoRe & Sally Ann Smesko

Keynote SpeakerProfessor George H. Morrison, Cornell University

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Rochester
  • McMaster University
  • Clarkson University
  • Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Yale University

 


1986 (4th annual, 65 attended)

Chairpersons: Sally Ann Smesko & John Manka

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Toronto
  • Erindale College
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Guelph
  • McMaster University
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Ohio State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Bowling Green University
  • Cornell University

 


1985 (3rd annual, 57 attended)

Chairpersons: Tom Zawodsinski & Tony Lanzalaco

Institutions Represented:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Guelph
  • McMaster University
  • Cornell University
  • York University
  • Syracuse University

 


1984 (2nd, annual, 32 attended)

Chair: Louis Fadel

Institutions Represented:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Rochester

 


1983 (1st annual, ?? attended)

Chair: Louis Fadel