ACS blogs

I was asked to blog for the ACS starting in April 2015.  My contributions appear approximately every three weeks in Industry Matters.  Previously,  I wrote a monthly blog on topics related to the chemical industry for Industry Voices.  Changes in ACS staffing put Industry Voices on hiatus, ultimatley to be recast as Industry Matters.

  Date Blog Link
  18 November 2021 Get the Lead Out ACS Industry Matters | text | LinkedIn
long version  | text
Thomas Midgley bibliography   | supporting calcs
  4 November 2021 Shifting from a Fuel-Intensive, to a Material-Intensive World ACS Industry Matters | text | LinkedIn
  14 October 2021 Life-Giving and Life-Taking Chemistry: Toxic is sometimes what you want ACS Industry Matters | text | LinkedIn
  26 August 2021 Developing A New Pasta ACS Industry Matters | text | LinkedIn
5 August 2021 Plastic Everywhere ACS Industry Matters  |  text  | LinkedIn
  1 July 2021 Vaccinated Not Invincible ACS Industry Matters | text | LinkedIn
  17 June 2021 Toxic Credit Cards ACS Industry Matters | text | LinkedIn
  13 May 2021 Reason for Optimism ACS Industry Matters  | text  | LinkedIn
  8 April 2021 More Gratitudes for Chemistry published on ACS Industry Matters ACS Industry Matters  | text  | LinkedIn
  21 May 2020 Gratitude for Chemistry published on ACS Industry Matters ACS Industry Matters  | text  | LinkedIn
  7 May 2020 COVID questions in ACS Industry Matters ACS Industry Matters
30 April 2020 COVID questions in ACS Industry Matters ACS Industry Matters
  1 July 2019 What I Learned column in ACS Industry Matters What I Learned
  17 March 2017 Robotics and artificial intelligence: can they make today’s chemist obsolete? ACS Industry Voices
  4 January 2017 My Favorite Patents:  How I am in awe of the inventor of the self-inflating whoopee cushion ACS Industry Voices
7 October 2016 The Scientific Literacy Paradox ACS Industry Voices  text
16 September 2016 Going in Circles ACS Industry Voices
12 August 2016 The Degrading State of Composting ACS Industry Voices text
  14 July 2016 Where There’s Smoke: Getting Risk Right ACS Industry Voices text
  24 June 2016 Chemistry on Display: Depictions in Ads and Art ACS Industry Voices text
  11 May 2016 Chemistry Failed Me: My battle with the Emerald Ash Borer ACS Industry Voices text
  21 March 2016

Planting Trees You'll Never Use For Shade

ACS Industry Voices
  3 March 2016 I Just Wrecked My Platinum Footprint ACS Industry Voices
  29 January 2016 Not Again: Flint and the Consequences of Following the Law Instead of Its Intent ACS Industry Voices
  16 December 2015 Sometimes the Axes Are Just Orthogonal ACS Industry Voices
  25 November 2015 Is Education the Answer?  At least in the case of smoking, the ability of education to alter behavior has reached a limit. ACS Industry Voices
  23 October 2015 They Lied to Me (and You):  lamentations of a VW diesel owner ACS Industry Voices
  24 September 2015 No Brand Love for Chemical Companies:  chemical history seems never to be fondly rememebered ACS Industry Voices
  18 August 2015 Cheap Enough to Eat?  Shale gas is so cheap and abundant that technologies are being deployed to make it directly into food. ACS Industry Voices
  17 July 2015 Ambiguous Definitions Are The Enemy Of Agreement: a comparison of the concepts safe and sustainable ACS Industry Voices
  5 June 2015 The Paradox of Making Something Everyone Needs: eggs are related to chemical production ACS Industry Voices
  24 April 2015 Retractions: perils of the patent literature, where nothing is retracted, are outlined ACS Industry Voices