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You'll do the talking, we pay the bill: C&EN interviews cover everything from a TV personality, to a governor, to a Miss America contestant in this section.

August 29, 2011

C&EN Talks With Lawrence Principe

Chemist and historian studies alchemy to fully understand modern chemistry's evolution.

July 11, 2011

C&EN Talks With Robert Grubbs

Nobel Laureate shares his views on commercializing science developed in an academic lab.

July 4, 2011

C&EN Talks With Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

The chief executive officer of Rhodia is preparing for the day when he will head Solvay.

May 30, 2011

C&EN Talks With John Schwab

An advocate for mentoring young organic chemists will retire from NIH this month.

May 23, 2011

C&EN Talks With Susan Marie Frontczak

Scientist-storyteller draws career and outreach lessons from Marie Curie's life, and her own.

May 9, 2011

C&EN Talks With David J. Asai

HHMI education director discusses coming changes in institute's education funding.

April 25, 2011

C&EN Talks With Patrick Gruber

Gevo CEO shares lessons learned in the early days of making renewable materials.

March 21, 2011

C&EN Talks With Keith Yamamoto

The UCSF vice dean believes universities need to be more active in finding creative partnerships with big pharma.

March 7, 2011

C&EN Talks With J. Brian Ferguson

Michigan State chemical engineer takes a critical look at the pluses and minuses of biofuels.

February 14, 2011

C&EN Talks With Bruce Dale

Michigan State chemical engineer takes a critical look at the pluses and minuses of biofuels.

C&EN Talks With Bruce Ames

Developer of test for carcinogens now champions micronutrients for preventing disease.

December 20, 2010

C&EN Talks With Naomi Oreskes

A Science Historian takes on climate-change skeptics and fights off their attacks.

November 1, 2010

C&EN Talks With Magid Abou-Gharbia

After 26 years at Wyeth, the former drug industry executive is charting a new course in academia.

October 18, 2010

C&EN Talks With Paul Greengard

Nobel Laureate holds forth on the state of Alzheimer's drug discovery.

August 30, 2010

C&EN Talks With Rep. Vern Ehlers

First physicist in Congress crossed party lines to advance science and math education.

June 28, 2010

C&EN Talks With John W. Huffman

Organic chemist invented a compound in 1995 that is now at the center of a controversy brewing over synthetic marijuana.

May 24, 2010

C&EN Talks With Jon Rich

Momentive CEO sets groundwork for next round of silicone innovation.

May 24, 2010

C&EN Talks With Yuan T. Lee

Nobel Laureate and president-elect of an international scientific organization, Lee hopes to promote sustainability.

April 26, 2010

Mitchell Zakin

Former DARPA manager hopes to use chemistry to fuse mind and matter.

March 22, 2010

Marcus Eriksen And Anna Cummins

Researchers combine education and outdoor adventure to help combat plastic pollution.

February 8, 2010

Paul Alivisatos

LBNL's new director focuses on renewable energy, climate.

November 9, 2009

Peter Pollak

A visionary in the fine chemicals industry claims a victory in a still-risky business.

October 12, 2009

Marijn E. Dekkers

The Thermo Fisher CEO is getting another big promotion: the top job at Bayer.

October 5, 2009

Rebecca Kamen

A sculptor nurtures an elemental garden.

August 24, 2009

Thomas J. Stanley

The technology chief of SABIC Innovative Plastics says polymers still hold a lot of potential.

July 13, 2009

Felek Jachimowicz

W.R. Grace R&D executive heads for China in search of business opportunities.

June 15, 2009

Sir Philip Cohen

The father of protein phosphorylation has set his sights on a new target: ubiquitin.

June 1, 2009

Martin Brudermüller

Head of BASF in Asia focuses on improving firm's competitiveness.

February 9, 2009

C&EN Talks With: Jean-Claude Bradley

Organic chemist champions open science, Web technology. With Videos

February 2, 2009

C&EN Talks With: Kathryn L. Beers

Polymer chemist reflects on White House science-advising post.

January 26, 2009

C&EN Talks With: M. Lee Allison

Cofounder of the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science talks about the Year of Science.

January 19, 2009

C&EN Talks With: Robert S. Wedinger

Ph.D. chemist and Chemtura exec makes his mark at the highest level of business.

January 12, 2009

C&EN Talks With: Klaus Mayer

Forensics team leader investigates European nuclear materials of unknown origin.

December 8, 2008

C&EN Talks With: Arlene Blum

Biochemist, world-class mountaineer rallies for policy work on flame retardants.

November 10, 2008

C&EN Talks With: Philip Streich

Homeschooled teenager contributes to science, holds patents, and cofounds a company.

November 3, 2008

C&EN Talks With: Esther S. Takeuchi

Industrial battery chemist-turned-professor conveys lessons learned.

October 20, 2008

C&EN Talks With: William S. Rees Jr.

Chemist is at the helm of Defense Department's basic research office.

September 29, 2008

C&EN Talks With Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

Utah governor applies chemical industry experience to a burgeoning political career.

September 29, 2008

C&EN Talks With Stephen Lyons

A television producer's take on what makes good chemistry for the small screen. With Video

August 4, 2008

C&EN Talks With Carol Dudley

Head of Dow's market-facing businesses pushes firm's specialties and diversification effort.

June 2, 2008

C&EN Talks With H. Holden Thorp

Chemist prepares to ascend to top job at UNC Chapel Hill, where he plans to focus on faculty recruitment and retention.

May 19, 2008

C&EN Talks With Brian Malow

For this comedian, science is not just a source of awe but also the stuff that mirth is made of.

May 5, 2008

C&EN Talks With Irving Rothman

English professor and scholar of 18th-century literature says business writing is all about clarity and precision.

April 28, 2008

C&EN Talks With Bob Peoples

Green Chemistry Institute's personable new director plans to build consensus for chemists' sustainability efforts.

April 21, 2008

C&EN Talks With Thomas Cech

In relinquishing the helm at HHMI, Nobel prize-winning biochemist will return to research and teaching roots.

April 7, 2008

C&EN Talks With Angela Belcher

The MacArthur Fellow talks about tackling science from all sides.

January 21, 2008

C&EN Talks With Helmut Schwarz

Physical chemist takes presidency of Germany's Humboldt Foundation.

November 26, 2007

C&EN Talks With Theodore Gray

Element enthusiast talks about making a periodic table for the 21st century.

November 12, 2007

C&EN Talks With Armand Lattes

The French Chemical Society's outgoing president celebrates the group's 150th birthday.

November 5, 2007

C&EN Talks With Christopher Lipinski

Originator of 'The Rule of Five' reflects on 10 years of drug development under its influence.

October 1, 2007

C&EN Talks With Ma Jun

Tireless environmental activist seeks to nurture China's environmental conscience.

September 17, 2007

C&EN Talks With Anne Noonan

The head of Chemtura's new polymer additives business embraces change-and makes a few changes of her own.

September 10, 2007

C&EN Talks With Herbert Boyer

Modest innovator laid the groundwork for the biotechnology industry.

July 30, 2007

C&EN Talks With Janet G. Hering

Caltech professor is first woman, and one of the few foreigners, to lead a Swiss federal research institute.

June 18, 2007

C&EN Talks With Yitzhak Apeloig

Technion president and chemistry professor emphasizes the need to attract youngsters to science.

June 4, 2007

C&EN Talks With Chris Lawson And Andrew Hacking

After two decades as execs, Dextra owners look forward to being scientists again.

March 26, 2007

C&EN Talks With Mae Jemison

Astronaut, medical doctor, dancer, entrepreneur, actor, science communicator—is there anything she can't do?

Februry 5, 2007

William A. Haseltine

The genetics pioneer has strong words for the drug industry

January 15, 2007

Bill Nye

The former TV 'science guy' is a self-proclaimed nerd on a mission

January 1, 2007

Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá

Puerto Rico's governor makes the biotech industry a priority

December 4, 2006

Jamie Ginn

Miss America contestant representing Delaware is a chemical engineer, actor, and dancer

November 13, 2006

Shri Thanedar

A chemist from modest origins creates a formidable analytical testing business

November 6, 2006

Thomas E. Graedel

Industrial ecologist's work prompts scientists to plan ahead for possible limits on natural resources

October 30, 2006

Clint Brooks

Innovations in flavors and fragrances frequently begin along an unassuming state highway in New Jersey

October 2, 2006

Wally Gilbert

A biotechnology pioneer takes on the big picture

July 31, 2006

Preston MacDougall

Chemistry professor weaves together science and society on his weekly radio gig

July 17, 2006

Raven Hanna

A molecular biophysicist gives up the lab bench to follow another molecular muse

June 26, 2006

Rachel Morgan Theall

Postdoctoral fellow's passion is trying to get high school students interested in science

July 3, 2006

Robert L. Wood

Setbacks aside, Chemtura CEO still expects firm to be the best U.S. specialty company

April 3, 2006

Gary S. Calabrese

Rohm and Haas chief technology officer goes for the 'cool stuff'

February 27, 2006

Haldor Tops&248;e

Veteran Danish catalysis developer's focus remains rooted in fundamental science

January 16, 2006

Stephen F. Paul

Princeton University physics professor promotes a domestic designer fuel

December 5, 2005

Agnes Varis

A champion for the generic drug industry deftly mixes business and Democratic politics

August 29, 2005

Keith Hodgson

Chemist has a big role in Stanford Linear Accelerator Center's world of high-energy physics

July 4, 2005

Jack Gerard

ACC's new head, a longtime Washington hand, still draws on his Idaho roots for inspiration

December 13, 2004

Margaret E. Kosal

Chemist applies her science and entrepreneurial know-how to solve real-world security problems

December 6, 2004

Sir David King

Cambridge chemist is reactive and proactive as chief scientific adviser to British government

August 23, 2004

Hratch G. Semerjian

After 25 years with NIST, this acting director has no shortage of enthusiasm for what he does

August 9, 2004

Paul Burg

World War II survivor uses street smarts to advance his lab supply company

May 6, 2002

An Indian Iconoclast

Cipla's Yusuf S. Hamied turns conventional wisdom on pharmaceutical patents upside down

July 30, 2001

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American Chemistry Council's Long-Range Research Initiative chooses areas where it can make an impact

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