Computers In Chemistry

A Division of the American Chemical Society

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The Division serves a diverse membership and applies the latest innovations in theoretical chemistry to the experimental, physical, and biological sciences. Our members actively support education, outreach, professional development, and career growth. In addition, we utilize a variety of venues and tools to present, discuss, and publish the latest trends and results from computational scientists in all areas of research. If you are not a member, please join us!

Our vision: Improving people’s lives through the use of computers in chemistry and related disciplines

Our mission: Empowering a diverse community to develop and promote the innovative and interdisciplinary use of computers in chemical research and education to benefit society

The Computers in Chemistry Division brings together scientists who are interested in artificial intelligence, experimental design, and molecular modeling in the fields of agrochemicals, materials science, medicinal and organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers and theoretical chemistry. Division membership free for the first year! Benefits include:

  • Career advancement through professional development and networking opportunities

  • Opportunity to present papers at National and Divisional Meetings

  • Recognition for your contribution to the advancement of chemistry

  • Ability to apply for ACS COMP Division awards open only to COMP members

  • Educational and professional opportunities

  • Renewed enthusiasm for your professional goals

  • Scientific and technical idea exchange that spark new and exciting directions in your work

  • Access to the latest trends in areas of special interest

  • Input on upcoming symposium topics

  • Early notice of upcoming events

  • 30% discount on books from Oxford University Press

COMP's Anti-harassment Policy

Volunteers and national meeting attendees should interact with others in a cooperative and respectful manner. Volunteers and national meeting attendees should refrain from using insulting, harassing, or otherwise offensive language in their ACS interactions. Disruptive, harassing, or inappropriate behavior toward other volunteers, stakeholders, or staff is unacceptable. Personal boundaries set by others must be observed. Harassment of any kind, including but not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment will not be tolerated.

The COMP Anti-harassment Policy is the ACS’s Anti-harassment Policy (here on p. 51, #4) and was adopted unanimous vote by the COMP Executive Committee (01/May/2019).