Building Your Best Chemistry Career, Volume 3: Broader Perspectives

ISBN : 9780841298682

Mark Benvenuto
100 ページ
182 x 261 mm
ACS Symposium Series

Nontraditional careers in chemistry... Obtaining a degree is the first step of many building blocks that will form your career. For chemists, there are so many options available to recent graduates whether they are seeking a career after undergrad or graduate school. Where should they begin? What sorts of jobs should they be seeking? This volume answers all of that and more. This book is a valuable resource for all first-time job seekers in the chemical sciences, for potential entrepreneurs, and for those who wish to pave a new path. It provides engaging and informative perspectives on early-career success for chemists hoping to pursue a less traditional career within the field. Written by professionals with a range of experiences, this volume equips chemists and chemical engineers with the professional tools they need to succeed in a nontraditional career.


Chapter 1: How to Run a Successful Business in the Craft Beer World, Kevin DeGrood
Chapter 2: Networking Is a Terrible Way to Meet People and Other Thoughts of an Entrepreneur, Brian M. Greenhoe
Chapter 3: A Chemist's Globe-Spanning Journey, Ali Aljuburi
Chapter 4: Building Your Career in Energy Research, Seth W. Snyder
Chapter 5: When Plans Fail, Sometimes the Alternative Is Better, Alexis Sumner
Chapter 6: Achieving Success in Non-Traditional Science Fields, Andrew Ward
Chapter 7: Medical Research and Finding Your Professional Passion, Theresa Spranger
Chapter 8: Taking a Path Less Traveled and Finding Success: From Chemist to Patent Attorney/Agent, Juliet R. Kavanaugh
Chapter 9: Automotive Career Chemistry, Herman K. Phlegm
Editor's Biography
Author Index
Subject Index


Mark Benvenuto is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Detroit Mercy and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. His research interests span a wide array of subjects, including the synthesis of novel materials for water remediation; plus the use of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to determine trace elemental compositions of aquatic and land-based plant matter, food and dietary supplements, and medieval and ancient artifacts. He served as the chairperson of his department at UDM for 18 years. Benvenuto received a B.S. in chemistry from the Virginia Military Institute and, after several years as a lieutenant in the United States Army, a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Virginia. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University, he joined the faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy in 1993.