ACS Fellows Program
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.
2015 ACS Fellows Nominations
Nominations for 2015 ACS Fellows will open February 1, 2015 and close April 1, 2015. Please see the Nominations tab for selection and eligibility criteria and nomination types. Additional information about nomination components and guidelines is forthcoming.
ACS Fellows Selection
Fellows are selected by a broadly representative Selection Committee appointed by the ACS Board Committee on Grants & Awards, which has governance oversight for the program.
The body of Fellows is expected to reach a steady state of 1 to 2% of the ACS membership and to reflect not only excellence, but also the diverse contributions made by ACS members.
A member who is nominated and not selected may be re-nominated in subsequent years by the same or different nominators. Nominations are not carried over from year to year.
Members retain the designation as an ACS Fellow, ACSF, for life.
ACS Fellows Recognition
The names of the ACS Fellows selected each year are published in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).
ACS Fellows are recognized and honored at fall ACS National Meetings. Each Fellow receives a lapel pin and a certificate.
ACS Webinars Fellows Series
The 2014 webinars below are archived and available to ACS members at www.acs.org/acswebinars.
How Personality and Learning Styles can Impact Professional Success (November 13, 2014)
The ability to learn rapidly and communicate effectively is key to success in both the academic and work environments. Dr. Saundra McGuire, with moderator Patricia Simpson, presented information on visual vs. auditory learning as well as extrovert vs. introvert personality types. Listen to discover why it is important to know your style and type, as well as those of your colleagues, to achieve professional success.
Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science (September 11, 2014)
You'd be hard pressed to find a dish that doesn't contain garlic or onions. Even the world's oldest cookbook has them listed as ingredients. Dr. Eric Block, with moderator Bill Courtney, explained the colorful history of alliums as well as the science of why they make us cry, give us horrible breath, and taste so wonderful.
Lessons Learned from Molecular Dynamics Simulations (June 12, 2014)
Not all chemistry needs to be done on the bench. Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez, with moderator Dr. Stephen Quirk, discussed how molecular dynamics simulations, a kind of numerical experiment, can uncover the pathways and characterize the energetics of proteins as they are pulled apart.
Detecting Bioterrorism: Is Chemistry Enough? (March 13, 2014)
Dr. Kristin Omberg, with moderator Dr. Darren Griffin, shared the possibilities and problems of bioaerosol detection systems and the chemistry of keeping us safe.
The 2013 webinars below are archived and available to ACS members at www.acs.org/acswebinars.
No Mentor Available? Mentor Yourself! (November 14, 2013)
Dr. Saundra McGuire, with moderator Dr. Dave Harwell, shared the keys to self-mentoring with strategies and resources to create your own road to success.
How Data Mining Drives Pharma: Information as Raw Material and Product (October 10, 2013)
Dr. Wendy Cornell from Merck, with moderator and ACS Board Chair Dr. William Carroll, shared how Big Data and Informatics are utilizing new sources of information, including social media and electronic health records, to reshape the R&D pipeline.
Keys to a Successful Career (August 22, 2013)
Dr. Dwaine Eubanks, with moderator Dr. Amina K. El-Ashmawy, shared practical lessons for effective interactions with colleagues and students essential for career success.
ACS Fellows Nomination Information
Nominations for 2015 ACS Fellows will open February 1, 2015 and close April 1, 2015. Additional information about nomination components and guidelines is forthcoming.
Selection and Eligibility Criteria
Selection criteria for Fellow designation and nominator/nominee eligibility requirements
Requirements for each of the four nomination types