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.
ACS Fellows 2014 Nominations
Nominations for 2014 ACS Fellows have closed. Thank you to all who participated in the nomination process. 2014 ACS Fellows will be announced in late July.
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
2010 ACS Fellow Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez
Thursday, June 12, 2–3 pm ET
Thursday, September 11, 2–3 pm ET
2010 ACS Fellow Dr. Saundra Y. McGuire
Thursday, November 13, 2–3 pm ET
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 archived webinar will be availlable online at the link above.
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. The archived webinar is available online at the link above.
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. The archived webinar is available online at the link above.
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. The archived webinar is available online at the link above.
ACS Fellows Nomination Information
Nominations for 2014 ACS Fellows have closed. Nominations for 2015 ACS Fellows will open in the first quarter of 2015.
Selection and Eligibility Criteria
Selection criteria for Fellow designation and nominator/nominee eligibility requirements
Requirements for each of the four nomination types
2014 Nomination form components, field formats, and entry examples
2014 ACS Fellows Program Guidelines
Detailed information on the ACS Fellows Program—purpose, criteria, nominations, selection, and presentation