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.
Chemical & Engineering News —July 29, 2013
96 distinguished members of the American Chemical Society have been named as 2013 ACS Fellows. The 2013 Fellows represent 28 National Committees, 30 Divisions, and 49 Local Sections of the ACS. View their photos and award citations. The Fellows were inducted at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.
Nominations for the 2014 class of Fellows are scheduled to open February 1 and close April 1.
ACS Fellows Eligibility
Please refer to the ACS Fellows Program Guidelines 2013 for full eligibility criteria.
Nominators must be current members in good standing with the American Chemical Society. Current members of the Fellows Selection Committee, Fellows Oversight Committee, ACS Board of Directors, and ACS staff are not eligible to be nominators.
Nominees for ACS Fellow must be current members in good standing with the American Chemical Society. Former members or deceased members will not be considered as nominees for ACS Fellows. However, if a member dies after his/her nomination is submitted and that candidate is selected, he/she will be granted the Fellows designation posthumously. Current members of the Fellows Selection Committee, Fellows Oversight Committee, ACS Board of Directors, and ACS staff are not eligible to be nominees.
The selection of ACS Fellows is based on documented excellence and leadership in BOTH of two areas: (1) science, the profession, education, and/or management, AND (2) volunteer service in the ACS community. Nomination documents must document evidence of exceptional accomplishments, professional attainment, and impact in both of the two areas:
- Excellence and leadership that have a lasting beneficial impact in science, the profession, education, and/or management. Appropriate activities might include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Outstanding and creative contributions to scientific research
- Superior achievements in the teaching and learning of chemistry
- Strong, effective leadership or managerial excellence in an organization within the chemical enterprise
- Volunteer service in the ACS Community resulting in significant enhancements to ACS programs, products, or services. Appropriate activities might include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Outstanding leadership, documented through specific results achieved, of a Technical Division, Local Section, regional meeting, national meeting and/or international conference
- Exceptional assistance, as an unpaid volunteer, in the publication of scientific information (not including routine authorship or reviewing publications associated with one's own research)
- Organization of especially significant symposia, major presentations, or other programming at national/international meetings
- Leadership or other outstanding contributions to public outreach activities, such as National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
- Effective communication to the public of the value of the chemical sciences or chemical professionals through the press, radio, TV, or other electronic media
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.
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 the Fall ACS National Meeting. Each Fellow receives a lapel pin and a certificate.
ACS Fellows Contact
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
ACS Webinars Fellows Series
No Mentor Available? Mentor Yourself!
Dr. Saundra McGuire, with moderator Dr. Dave Harewell, shared the keys to self-mentoring with strategies and resources to create your own road to success. The archived webinar will be available online at the link above beginning November 21.
How Data Mining Drives Pharma: Information as Raw Material and Product
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. The archived webinar is available online at the link above.
Keys to a Successful Career
Dr. Dwaine Eubanks, with moderator Dr. Amina K. El-Ashmawy, shared practical lessons for effective interactions with colleagues and students essential for career success. The archived webinar is available online at the link above.