What is MUACC?

The Midwestern Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference (MUACC) is a gathering of analytical chemists organized on a yearly basis on a traveling location in this broad area of the USA. The midwest is home of major developments in analytical chemistry, and heir to a tradition of using this conference as an instrument of modernization. Attracting scientists at all levels - including faculty from small and large research and undergraduate universities, postdoctoral and graduate students - MUACC helps shaping the future of analytical chemistry by discussing the current state of the art, identifying new research trends, and exposing new generations of scientists to a broad scientific legacy, all in an informal setting.

Accounts of MUACC


A Plurality of Anecdotes
by Alexander Scheeline

One of my many favorite aphorisms is “the plural of anecdote is not data.” The title of this tome is thus a warning to the erudite reader. This is not a history of Analytical Chemistry at Illinois and certainly is not scholarly. It is a personal recollection of people and events...

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Reasons for attending MUACC 2016



MUACC - Our Secret Weapon
by George H. Morrison
Anal. Chem. 1985, 57, 1

"For the most part, MUACC remains true to its traditions, in spite of its size and the diversity of its attendees. The talks are informal, deal with research in progress, and generate considerable discussion... I was particularly impressed by the strong participation of young academics from many smaller institutions..."

MUACC - A 50 year heritage that continues to grow
Talanta 1997, 44, 725

"MUACC, an informal gathering of top chemistry faculty from throughout the Midwest, has clearly made its mark, changing lives, careers, teaching methods and research outcomes since 1947..."

MUACC hosts until 2010
University of St. Louis

MUACC hosts since 2010

2010-Purdue University
2011-University of St. Louis
2012-University of Wisconsin at Madison
2013-University of Notre Dame
2014-Iowa State University
2015-University of Minnesota