About Pacifichem

The 2025 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies will be held December 15-20, 2025. Pacifichem 2025 will be the ninth in the series of successful cosponsored scientific conferences of Pacific Basin Chemical Societies.  Founded in 1984, these conferences have been held in Honolulu, Hawaii about every five years.

Sponsored jointly by:

*The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is the host society for the 2025 Congress.

Pacifichem, Inc. Board of Directors

Dr. Yvan Guindon, President
Canadian Society for Chemistry

Prof. Eiichi Nakamura, Secretary
Chemical Society of Japan

Dr. Christopher Welch, Treasurer
American Chemical Society

Pacifichem, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation doing business in the United States of America. The business address of Pacifichem, Inc. is 1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC  20036, USA.

Executive Subcommittee

Prof. Laurel Schafer
Congress Chair
Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

Prof. Marcy Towns
Vice Chair & Finance and Finance, Development, and Congress Management Subcommittee Chair
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Prof. Hiroaki Suga
Vice Chair & Protocol and Communication Subcommittee Chair
Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)

Prof. Tom Baker
Scientific Program Development Subcommittee Chair
Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

Organizing Committee, Voting Members:

Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

• Prof. Tom Baker, Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa
• Prof. Laurel Schafer, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
• Prof. Joelle Pelletier, Department of Chemistry, University of Montreal

American Chemical Society (ACS)

• Prof. Clay Bennett, Department of Chemistry, Tufts University
• Prof. Anna Cavinato, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Eastern Oregon University
• Prof. Chad Mirkin, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
• Prof. Marcy Towns, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)

• Prof. Shu Seki, Department of Molecular Engineering, Kyoto University
• Prof. Hiroaki Suga, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
• Prof. Mizuki Tada, Department of Chemistry, Research Center for Material Science, Nagoya University
• Prof. Keiji Tanaka, Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University

Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)

• Dr. Suping Zheng, Chinese Chemical Society

Korean Chemical Society (KCS)

• Prof. Dongwhan Lee, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University

New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC)

• Prof. Mark Waterland, School of Natural Sciences, Massey University

Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

• Prof. David Winkler, Department of Biochemistry & Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry, La Trobe University/Monash University