Global Scientific Collaboration: Key to Scientific Success

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ACS Past-President, Joe Francisco (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Matthew Michalsaka-Smith (University of Chicago) talk about the importance of international collaboration and why it is vital to your scientific career. Michalsaka-Smith, author of the paper "The Scientific Impact of Nations" also presents his October 2014 publication and what it means for the global scientific community. Michalsaka-Smith presents data on across the scientific community (but specifically includes data on analytical chemistry).

Watch the webinar and view the presentation slides


About the Speakers


Joe Francisco, PhD

Dr. Francisco is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As an atmospheric chemist, Dr. Francisco has worked across borders with collaborators around the globe. Dr. Francisco is a recipient of numerous honorary degrees and an award for U.S. Senior Scientist from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. In addition to his many awards and positions of leadership in the scientific community, Dr. Francisco was ACS Past-President in 2010.

He has over 475 peer review publications in the field.



Matthew Michalsaka-Smith

Matthew received his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame in biological
sciences. He is now a second year graduate student at the University of
Chicago in the department of Ecology & Evolution. His research interests center
around theoretical ecology, especially the interactions between network structures and biological processes. He also has a deep interest in the "science of science,"looking critically at the processes behind science and publication. Matthew authored the article, “The Scientific Impact of Nations: Journal Placement and Citation Performance” published in PLoSONE in October 2014.