Maryland Section

Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society

Welcome to the internet home of the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society (MD ACS). One of 190 local sections, we are based in Baltimore, Maryland. We work to promote awareness and interest in a wide variety of chemistry subjects through monthly dinner meetings, community outreach, and working with students in chemistry and science.

                Montebello Water Filtration Plant-I                                         Second Tour for chemists


     The Maryland section celebrates the success of the last four years of tours at the Montebello Water Filtration Plant-I in Baltimore. The outstanding tour done by Robert Nuss, Director of the Water Quality Control Laboratories at the plant has created interest among the scientific community in the area. This year, two additional tour were prepared for chemists. Please join us in this interesting second tour where you, colleagues and college students can see chemistry as its best improving the life of the community.

     The plant has been around for more than 100 years. The plant was pivotal in the improvement of public health in early 1900’s and along with two other filtration plants provides one of the most pure drinking water in the US to almost 2 million residents in the Baltimore area and surrounding counties.


Friday, July 27, 2018 

            9:00 A.M.      

3901 Hillen Rd. Baltimore MD, 21218

No cost. RSVP Beatrice Salazar, 

July Special Issue

Three new articles written by our ACS members! (see Chesapeake Chemist July issue pg2.)

1.      Maryland ACS Chapter Tours Local Water Treatment Plant By Marella Schammel                 (Towson University Class of 2020), Klein Arias (Towson University Class of 2022) and                John Sivey, PhD (Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Towson University

2.       My Unusual Career Path as an Organic Chemist By Ronald Berninger, PhD,                           ACS Emeritus Member. 

 3.      Materials and Human Creativity through Time and Place by Camilo Rojas, PhD,                  Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathology and                  Director of Assay Development and Screening at the Johns Hopkins Discovery                          Program.  

Information is Key

Please click here to read more about the section's goals for 2018.

Nominations for 2018

Date:           Monday, February 12, 2018

Time:          6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Location: Notre Dame of Maryland University

                  KNOTT Science building (second Floor)

Presentation: 2018 Leadership Institute: Lessons learned by Kelly Elkins, Ph.D., Towson University


        Nominations are solicited from the membership for positions as officers within the Maryland Section of ACS. Nominations may be send to the Chair of the Nomination Committee, Dr. James A. Saunders at  either as self-nominations or to nominate a colleague.

        Positions that are elected in 2018 are: 1 Chair-Elect, 1 Treasurer, 1 Secretary, 5 Members-At-Large, and 2 Councilors. The Chair-Elect term is 3 years: the candidate is Chair-Elect for one year, and then moves to Vice-Chair for one year, followed by Chair for the last year. Two Councilor positions are also open for a 3-year term in 2018. Members-at Large, Treasurer and Secretary are elected each year.


The room number for the executive board meeting is N-122 conference room.  This is the same building where we had Women Chemist's dinner meeting and Bruade award program.

University address is below.

I will order the dinner from Sodexo our caterer unless Dana wants to bring it from His Cafe'