Upcoming Events

Join the Younger Chemists Committee at the Lunch Break Science Seminar being presented by Bon Secours at the Science Museum of Virginia. Come learn about the science behind guitars from this session entitled “Guitar Building: The Tools, Materials and Science of Acoustic Guitar Construction.” Take advantage of this FREE EVENT! To sign up, email vayoungerchemistscommittee@gmail.com about your interest.

Who We Are and What We Do
The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society serves the membership of the section by advocating for and providing resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.

Its mission is to address the needs of younger chemists (age 35 and below) in the society by providing social, networking, and educational opportunities.

We are devoted to the professional advancement of younger chemists in industry, government laboratories, undergraduate and graduate schools, and postdoctoral positions.

We also strive to encourage young professionals’ involvement with community engagements activities.

Connect With Us
Email: vayoungerchemistscommittee@gmail.com
Facebook: @ACSVAYCC
Twitter: @ACSVirginiaYCC
LinkedIn: @ACSVirginiaYCC

Officers and Planning Committee

Officers
Julian Bobb
Chair
PhD Candidate | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
bobbja@mymail.vcu.edu
 
Johnathon Dooley
Vice Chair
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Virginia
jdd5c@virginia.edu
 
Mrinmoy Kumar Das
Treasurer
PhD Candidate | Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Virginia Commonwealth University
dasmk@mymail.vcu.edu
 
Brittanie King
Secretary
Biochemistry Major | Junior
Virginia Commonwealth University
kingbn3@mymail.vcu.edu
 
 Planning Committee
 Michael Anhorn
Masters Student | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
James Beaton
PhD Candidate | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Atanu Giri
PhD Student | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Gregory Grover
Scientist
Contraline
 
Wyatt Ellsworth Johnson
PhD Candidate | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Hiran Danushka Kiriarachchi
PhD Candidate | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Andrew Lin
PhD Candidate | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Kejie Meng
PhD Candidate | Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Craig Poffenberger
Retired
Evonik
 
Katherine Romero
Chemistry Major | Junior
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Paris Angelic Watson
Chemistry Major | Senior
Virginia Commonwealth University