Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society, will address the Science Diplomats Club on Wednesday July 14, 2015 from 8am to 10am, at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC.
About the speaker
Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, Jr. is the Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Connelly retired from DuPont in December 2014, where he was Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer. At DuPont, Dr. Connelly led businesses and R&D organizations, while based in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Connelly graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics. As a Winston Churchill Scholar, he received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge. He has served in advisory roles to the U.S. Government and the Republic of Singapore.
About the American Chemical Society
With more than 158,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemistry enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. ACS strive to be a force for good. To learn more, please visit www.acs.org.
The Society’s international membership exceeds 24,000 and represents more than 100 countries. Serving these members are 9 international chapters across Europe, Africa, and Asia.
ACS sponsors or promotes a number of international activities with chemical societies around the world, and the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PacifiChem), a weeklong scientific meeting, held once every five years in conjunction with ACS counterparts in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and China.