Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Edward Thomas



I am pleased to serve as the 2020 Chair Elect and 2021 Chair of the Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society. I have over 35 years of pharmaceutical research and development experience and am a member of ACS for 47 years.

With all the benefits I have received from the ACS, I decided it was time to give back. In the past I given demonstrations at Chemistry Day and visited local elementary schools to share with them the excitement of science and chemistry. Last year I was super charged by our local section receiving the prestigious ACS National Historic Chemistry Landmark Award. I especially enjoyed the chemistry symposium on the day of the award, May 17, 2019, and the social event and dinner the previous evening. I wish to continue on the local committee to implement interesting scientific member meetings.

Membership enjoyment and participation, scientific meetings and education are my focus for this year. I hope you share with me or other executive members your interests and needs. Please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to helping the Kalamazoo ACS section achieve Hershel Jude's and our local section's goals through successful activities and increased membership participation.

Edward W. Thomas
KACS Chair-Elect