SALAMANCA - The Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society is featuring a special speaker at its meeting which will be held Thursday at Myer's Steak House in Salamanca.
Dr. Eva Zurek, University of Buffalo assistant professor of chemistry, will talk on "Insulating Na and Metallic H2: Developing a Chemical Intuition Under Pressure." She will provide an overview of seminal theoretical and experimental work which has illustrated just how different matter behaves when it is compressed.
With degrees from the University of Calgary in Canada and the University of Stuttgart in Germany, Dr. Zurek was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and at Cornell University. She joined the faculty of the University at Buffalo in 2009.
Dr. Eva Zurek
The research in Dr. Zurek's group focuses on using evolutionary algorithms to predict crystal structures under pressure and theoretical investigations of their electronic structure. New research areas including molecular self-assembly and heterogeneous catalysis are also being pursued.
Check-in begins at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. dinner. Dessert and meeting will be at 7:30, with Dr. Zurek beginning her presentation at 7:45 p.m.
Myer's Steak House is located at 460 Wildwood Avenue, Route 219, in Salamanca, just off Exit 21 from Interstate 86.
The price of the dinner is $10 for students and $20 for any adults. Reservations for dinner must be made by Monday, by calling Nancy Bryant at 376-7540 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the attendee's selection of beef, fish or pasta.
The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry. Penn-York is the largest geographical Section of the ACS, covering the western Southern Tier of New York and the adjacent area of Pennsylvania.