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Special Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Marshall Brennan, ACS

Marshall Brennan
September 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Chemistry Gazebo

Special Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Marshall Brennan, Publishing Manager, Chem Rxiv 

"ChemRxiv: Preprints come to chemistry"

ChemRxiv is a preprint server devoted to chemistry launched by the ACS in 2017 and is now co-owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh). Despite the rapid growth of ChemRxiv, many chemists are still unsure of precisely what preprints are and how to use them. In this seminar, Dr Marshall Brennan, ChemRxiv’s Publishing Manager, will describe what preprints are, what preprint servers do, and answer questions about how ChemRxiv can impact your scholarly publication workflow.

About the Speaker

Marshall received his Bachelor’s in Chemistry with honors from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, during which time he carried out research at Harvard University under the supervision of Professor Tobias Ritter. He completed his graduate work in 2015 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the laboratory of Prof. Alison Fout, studying low-valent cobalt complexes featuring strongly-donating bis(silyl)amide ligands and their catalytic reactivity toward C—N bond formation. He then carried postdoctoral research on rhodium-mediated C—C activation methodology before joining Nature Chemistry in 2016. In 2017, Marshall was recruited to lead the launch and development of the American Chemical Society’s new preprint server, ChemRxiv, where he now oversees day-to-day operations and business development. Marshall is based in the Washington, D.C. office.