Future Leaders Program

Congratulations to the 2019 CAS Future Leaders!

We are excited to announce the 2019 CAS Future Leaders! This elite group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world will visit CAS headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, this August to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership.

August 19-24, 2019
CAS Future Leaders
Columbus, Ohio

August 25-29, 2019
ACS National Meeting
San Diego, California

 

 

 

"We are honored to host the next class of CAS Future Leaders, providing them with access to industry thought leaders and entrepreneurs as a means to help them propel their already impressive contributions to science," said Manuel Guzman, President of CAS. "These participants were chosen from a competitive field of applicants from top institutions and labs around the world. CAS will arrange two weeks of opportunities for them to forge connections with potential research partners, gain exposure to global perspectives and be inspired by some of the best young minds in chemistry."

We are excited to announce the 2019 CAS Future Leaders! This elite group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world will visit CAS headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, this August to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership.

August 19-24, 2019
CAS Future Leaders
Columbus, Ohio

August 25-29, 2019
ACS National Meeting
San Diego, California

 

 

 

"We are honored to host the next class of CAS Future Leaders, providing them with access to industry thought leaders and entrepreneurs as a means to help them propel their already impressive contributions to science," said Manuel Guzman, President of CAS. "These participants were chosen from a competitive field of applicants from top institutions and labs around the world. CAS will arrange two weeks of opportunities for them to forge connections with potential research partners, gain exposure to global perspectives and be inspired by some of the best young minds in chemistry."

2019 CAS Future Leaders

Celebrating its 10th year, the CAS Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with essential scientific, business and leadership training and a trip to the ACS National Meeting & Exposition. This year's participants were selected among hundreds of applicants and represent 16 countries and a wide array of scientific disciplines. Congratulations to our 2019 class:

  • Olga Bakulina, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Kerry Betz, Stanford University, United States
  • Aisha Naziran Bismillah, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Nathan Boase, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Lucas Busta, University of Nebraska, United States
  • Cassandra Callmann, Northwestern University, United States
  • Subhash Chander, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India
  • Connor W. Coley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Yuanxin Deng, East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Andreas Ehnbom, Texas A&M University, United States
  • Ehsan Fereyduni, University of Florida, United States
  • Mahlet Garedew, Yale University, United States
  • Farnaz Heidar Zadeh, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Jazmín Ciciolil Hilario-Martínez, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
  • Gregory K. Hodgson, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Arianne C. Hunter, University of Oklahoma, United States
  • Marc-André Légaré, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Dickson Mambwe, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jovana V. Milić, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sean N. Natoli, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Meagan Oakley, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Yoonsu Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Vanessa Sanchez, Harvard University, United States
  • Jesus Sanjosé-Orduna, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
  • Koichi Sasaki, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Tracy Schloemer, Colorado School of Mines, United States
  • Dannie van Osch, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Paulette Vincent-Ruz, University of Pittsburgh, United States
  • Liang Zhang, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Join our global network of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers in chemistry and related sciences.

171 alumni
35 countries/regions

Why should I apply?

The CAS Future Leaders program will help you advance your career and make meaningful impacts in science.

  • Connections: Invaluable networking opportunities with peer scientists and renowned leaders
  • Perspectives: Inspiration from science-industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs and professional communicators
  • Insights: Exclusive leadership training and access to the expertise behind SciFindern, the world’s premier scientific information solution

Learn more about why you should apply from our alumni:

What is the award?

The applicants who best demonstrate academic accomplishment, a commitment to research and an appreciation of scientific information will receive:

  • Paid trip to CAS headquarters in Columbus, OH
  • Paid trip to attend the ACS Fall National Meeting & Exposition
  • 3-year ACS membership
  • Certificate of distinction
  • $1,000 USD

Questions?

See our Terms & Conditions for additional information, and if you have any questions, please contact the CAS Future Leaders Team at futureleaders@cas.org.

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