ACS holds special symposium to honor DoGEE’s Alan Stone
A special symposium will honor Alan T. Stone, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, at the the 252nd American Chemical Society Meeting, to be held August 21 through 25 in Philadelphia.
The three-day symposium—“Aquatic Chemistry: Interfaces of Organic, Inorganic and Surface Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems”—is being organized by several of Alan’s former PhD students, and will include 63 presentations as well as 25 invited speakers.
“Professor Stone’s work has influenced so many of us working in diverse areas of aquatic chemistry,” said Ching-Hua Huang, one of the organizers and a professor in civil and environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. “The symposium will be a well-deserved and fun celebration of Professor Stone’s accomplishments.”
Using the foundations of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and the nanosciences, Stone explores natural biogeochemical phenomena and properties/transformations of synthetic chemicals in environmental media. He also is interested in engineered systems and the consequences of human activities. Chemicals used in agriculture, animal production, forestry and aquaculture, as well as large volumes of water used for cooling, paper making and water supplies are a special interest.