The National Seminar on Chemistry 2018 (SNK 2018) was dedicated to the topic “Higher Order Thinking Skills and Chemical Literacy as Support for Quality of Research in Chemistry and Chemical Education”. This conference was motivated by a variety of Indonesian natural resources, abundant, and demanding the development of innovation through material engineering producing the high quality materials known as smart materials. The conference took place in Surabaya, September 22nd, 2018. The success of this conference is supported by 90 presenters and more than 160 participants.
This conference had qualified keynote speakers namely Dr. Akhmad Sabarudin, S.Si., M.Sc., from Brawijaya University, Dr. Sukro Muhab, M.Si., from Universitas Negeri Jakarta, and Prof. Dr. Titik Taufiqurohmah, M.Si., from Universitas Negeri Surabaya. They are experts in the field of molecular and material science, higher order thinking skills and science literacy, and nanomaterial science, respectively. The articles in this conference included the areas of Energy and Renewable Energy, Materials Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Synthesis of Organic Chemistry, Cosmetical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Education. All the qualified papers had been selected through a strict reviewed process for Atlantis Press proceeding.
We would like to express our gratitude to keynote speakers, invited speakers, presenters, participants, organizing committee, members of scientific committee, reviewers, and sponsors for supporting the conference, Special thanks to Mr. Zeger Karssen from Atlantis Press for his support in publishing the proceedings.
Dr. Achmad Lutfi, M.Pd.
Chairman of Organizing Committee