Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society


Election 2017

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on January 9, 2017 at 9:10 AM

The Eastern NY Local Section will be holding Officer and Councilor Elections for 2017.

We'll be voting on the following positions.

Chair-Elect: Steven A. Tysoe, Craig Westphal

Councilor: Mary K. Carroll

Alternate Councilor: Tony Noce

Brief Biographies

Steven A. Tysoe
Steve Tysoe got his B. A. in Chemistry in 1986 from Queens College in New York City. He pursued his Ph. D. in Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry at the City University of New York Graduate School and received his Master’s and Doctorate in 1993 under Dr. Thomas Strekas for his work with ruthenium polypyridyl complexes and their interaction with nucleic acids. He then became an assistant professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for 3 years, followed by a four year professorship at Skidmore College. Steve went on to work at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna for 10 years, involving himself with projects including improving industrial diamond synthesis, developing novel erosion/corrosion coatings for the hydroelectric industry, and analyzing sub-ppb ion contamination in nuclear reactor coolant water. While at GE, Steve received a patent award for 25 submitted applications. Steve left GE in 2010, and did both consulting for Associated Polymer Labs and teaching several classes at Schenectady County Community College as an adjunct professor. In the summer of 2016, Steve joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a Chemistry Lecturer and is currently teaching general and organic chemistry students. Steve and his wife Marcela live in Ballston Spa and have 2 sons, Andrew (also a chemist) and William.

Craig Westphal
Craig Westphal is a Senior Analytical Manager at SABIC in Selkirk, NY. Dr. Westphal has been a longstanding ACS member. While he is relatively new to the eastern NY area, he has been active in the Delaware ACS local section, regularly attending monthly meetings and other events. Most recently, he was serving as an alternate councilor and on the Executive Committee before a career change brought him to NY. He also volunteers with other organizations, including a local school district to implement a day of science to also serving as a science fair judge for the Delaware Valley Science Fair, one of the oldest and largest in the country. He welcomes the opportunity to serve as Chair-elect and become more active in the Eastern NY section.

Dr. Westphal earned a BA in Chemistry from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH (1999) and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the George Washington University (2004). After a brief post-doc at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, he took a position as a Research Chemist in the Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE. He spent 11 years with DuPont developing their ultratrace elemental analysis capabilities and leading a team of researchers before leaving as part of the Chemours spin-off (2014). During this time, he was recognized multiple times for R&D excellence as well as his role in organizing the annual global technical conference. He left Chemours and has been with SABIC since 2015 where he manages a group of analytical chemists as part of the global R&D organization. Current research areas are focused on polymer characterization and morphology from the bulk to nano scale for healthcare, electronics, and other markets.

Mary K. Carroll
Mary K. Carroll is Professor of Chemistry at Union College. Prof. Carroll is active in the American Chemical Society (ACS) at the local and national levels. She has served as Councilor of the ENY ACS section since 1998, representing the ENY section at Council meetings during ACS National Meetings and participating in ENY Executive Committee meetings. She has been a member of the ENY section since 1992, and is a longstanding member and past chair of the ENY Education Committee. Based on her contributions to science and service to the ACS, she was selected for recognition as a member of the class of 2016 ACS Fellows.

At the national level, Prof. Carroll currently serves as an elected member of the ACS Council Policy Committee (CPC), as well as its subcommittees on Long-Range Planning and Petitions, Constitution & Bylaws. She is co-chairing the new Board-CPC Task Force on Governance Design. She has also been serving as an Associate to the ACS Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) since 2014. During 2010-2012, she chaired the ACS Society Committee on Education (SOCED), a committee on which she served from 2001 to 2012. As SOCED chair, she also served as an ex officio member of the ACS Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB) and the CPC in 2010-2012, and as a full member of the ACS Program Review Advisory Group (PRAG) in 2010-2011. She participated in the national Women Chemists Committee from 2001 to 2004.

Prof. Carroll earned a BS in chemistry from Union College (1986), and a PhD in analytical chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington (1991). Following a postdoctoral stint at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she joined the faculty of Union College in 1992. She received the 1995 Stillman Prize for outstanding teaching and the 2012 Faculty Meritorious Service Award. From 1994 to 2009, she served as faculty advisor to Union’s Chemistry Club, an award-winning ACS Student Chapter. From 2005-2008, she was Director of Undergraduate Research for the college. She chaired Union’s Chemistry Department from 2008 to 2011. In 2015, she received the 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.

At Union, Prof. Carroll teaches introductory chemistry, chemical instrumentation, and analytical chemistry, as well as courses for non-science majors, and mentors undergraduate research students. She has a productive interdisciplinary research group with mechanical engineering colleagues, Profs. Ann M. Anderson and Bradford A. Bruno. Their research on aerogel materials is currently funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition, she serves as Chief Science Officer for Sunthru, LLC, a company founded for the purpose of developing and commercializing monolithic silica aerogel products for the daylighting market, which is currently funded by a grant from the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Anthony Noce
Anthony (Tony) Noce has more than 28 years of experience in environmental chemistry and consulting, with a focus on global environment health and safety compliance and due diligence and integration services. Mr. Noce is currently a Principal Consultant with Haley & Aldrich, Inc., where he is responsible for building the Operations Risk & Compliance practice. He leads and coordinates the EHS compliance contracts for a variety of clients, and is responsible for coordinating a team of scientists and engineers providing global environment, health and safety compliance, due diligence, product stewardship, and sustainability management services. As such, he is responsible for delivering “best talent” and ensuring the consistent delivery of value-added services on time and on budget.

Mr. Noce has been an active member of ACS since 1991. He currently serves as Chair of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement (CEI), Chair of the Northeast Region of the ACS (NERACS), and as an Alternate Councilor for the Eastern New York Section. He has served in a variety of local, regional and national positions within the Society, including Chair of NERM ’97 and NERM ’03, Program Chair for the Environmental Division, and as a member of CEI (1999 to 2006 and 2011 to present).

Mr. Noce holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the State University of New York College at Potsdam.

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