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University of MN, Smith Hall, 331

Facing the PFAS Problem: Understanding the Chemistry of PFAS and Addressing the Challenges of its Environmental Fate

Please join the MN ACS at a mini symposium on polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) to be held In the University of Minnesota's Chemistry Department.

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Time & Location

Nov 09, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

University of MN, Smith Hall, 331, 207 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

About the Event

Please join the Minnesota American Chemical Society's Local Section at a mini symposium on polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) to be held in the University of Minnesota's Chemistry Department. A dinner sponsored by Oxford Instruments, poster session, and benchtop NMR demonstration will take place, followed by two scientific presentation and a discussion panel. 

When: Thursday, November 9th

     5:30 - 6:50 : Dinner presented by Oxford Instruments, poster session, and benchtop NMR demonstration

     7:00 - 8:00 : Scientific presentations and discussion panel

Where: University of Minnesota, Smith Hall, 331 or on Zoom

Registration: Cost of admission is free but please register for headcount

The title of the scientific presentations of our distinguished speakers and panelists are listed below:

Prof. Matt Simcik

Professor, University of Minnesota

Department of Environmental Chemistry Division of Environmental, School of Public Health

Environmental Chemistry of PFAS

Prof. William Arnold

Distinguished McKnight Professor and Joseph T and Rose S. Ling Professor

University of Minnesota

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering

Beyond PFAS: Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, and 19F NMR

Discussion Panel: The science of PFAS, evaluating PFAS fate, and quantifying its presence in

the environment

Moderator: Prof. William Pomerantz, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Minnesota

Brian Mader 3M, Vice President-Global Environmental Health Safety Laboratory

Prof. Matt Simcik, Dept. of Environmental Chemistry, Univ. of Minnesota

Prof. William Arnold, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota

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