April 28, 2006 Lunch Meeting
Mark Ratner
Prof. Mark Ratner

Morrison Professor of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

"Nanotechnology 301"

Date:  April 28 , 2006 Lunch Meeting
Location:    Hackney's on Lake
1514 East Lake Street
Glenview, IL 60025

Cost:  $20.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $22.00 for non-members,
     $10 for students or unemployed

Lunch reservations are required and should be received in the Section Office via phone (847-647-8405), fax (847-647-8364), email (chicagoacs@ameritech.net), or web by noon on Tuesday, April 25.   PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed.


11:00 AM   Job Club
11:15 AM   Social Hour
12:00  Noon   Lunch
1:00  PM   General Meeting

Topic: "Nanotechnology 301"

Professor Mark Ratner, Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Abstract:  The talk will outline what is new and fun in nanoscale science, looking at the problems and promise through a chemical lens.  Details are not on the menu, but themes and promise are.

Biography:  Mark Ratner received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and Northwestern University, respectively.  He is currently Morrison Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.  He is interested in structure and function at the nanoscale and the theory of fundamental chemical processes.  He tries to bring together structure and function in molecular nanostructures, based on theoretical notions, exemplary calculations, and (very importantly) collaborations with experimentalists and other theorists in the US and around the world.   Some areas of interest are molecular electronics, electron transfer, self-assembly, nonlinear response in molecules, and theories of quantum dynamics. In the interstices, he spends as much time trout fishing as he possibly can.

Mark is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.  He has received the Langmuir Award from the American Chemical Society and the Feynman Award from the Foresight Institute.  He also has also been a member of the Faculty Teaching Honor Roll at Northwestern eleven times, and has taught roughly five thousand students in General Chemistry in the last dozen years.

Map and Directions

Parking:   Free


The Famous Hackneyburger
Since 1939, the Hackneyburger has been prepared in the same classic manner: the finest ground beef, never frozen; their famous dark rye or bun baked fresh every day in their own bakery with no preservatives; cole slaw prepared from their own recipe; raw onions, and French fried potatoes.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken Breast
Crisp spinach leaves topped with fresh strawberries and tossed with Chicken Breast Julienne and roasted pine nuts. Served with your choice of poppy seed or raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

Grilled Fresh Vegetables over Penne Pasta
Grilled fresh vegetables served over a bed of seasoned Penne pasta. Served with garlic bread and Parmesan cheese. One of their most popular pasta dishes.

All of the above entrees include unlimited soft drinks and coffee, and a chocolate sundae for dessert.

Updated 3/15/06