2014 ACS Fellows

Following is a complete list of 2014 ACS Fellows.

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Adams, Georjean L.

photo of Georjean L. Adams

EHS Strategies, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a lifelong champion for chemical product stewardship and life cycle management who influenced the establishment of responsible and effective government regulations and industrial practices, as well as educated future leaders.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an active member of the Committee on Environmental Improvement, helping to develop the ACS Chemistry & Sustainability website and craft ACS sustainability policy statements.


Anastas, Paul T.

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Yale University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions in founding the field of green chemistry and the advancement of chemistry for sustainability that has brought global benefit through his scientific achievements, industrial innovations, and educational accomplishments.

Contribution to the ACS community: Co-founded the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and authored/edited several ACS books on the subject of green chemistry, green engineering, and sustainable design.


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Baghdachi, Jamil

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Eastern Michigan University

Contribution to the science/profession: Significantly contributed to polymers, coatings, and adhesives research and development and education in industry and academia. Recognized by the American Coatings Association with the 2012 Industry Excellence Award.

Contribution to the ACS community: As an ACS member for 35 years, served the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division, starting with volunteer recruitment, symposium organizer, Secretary, Vice Chair, Chair-Elect, and ultimately Chair.


Barton, Jacqueline K.

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California Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered the design and application of transition metal complexes for probing nucleic acid structure and reactions. Trained and mentored many outstanding scientists, including more than 60 graduate students and postdocs.  

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an Executive Committee member of the Division of Biological Chemistry and on numerous national award committees. Also served on the ACS Presidential Task Force on Enhancing Innovation and Competitiveness and the ACS Presidential Commission on Graduate Education in Chemical Sciences.


Beers, Kathryn L.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research in measurements and methods for advanced polymeric materials, including high throughput and microreactor methods, and polymer brush and (co)polymerization metrology. Also recognized for civil service and science policy roles.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an Alternate Councilor, Secretary, and Chair of the Division of Polymer Chemistry.


Bhowmik, Pradip K.

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research on polymer chemistry to create functional materials; green chemistry, including ionic liquids; and small molecule anticancer drugs

Contribution to the ACS community: Served twice as Chair of the Southern Nevada Local Section. Organized and chaired technical symposia at ACS National and Regional Meetings.


Blanchard, John S.

photo of John S. Blanchard

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to the mechanisms of enzymes, including those responsible for antibacterial drug resistance.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Division of Biological Chemistry.


Block, Eric

photo of Eric Block

University at Albany, SUNY

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an international leader in organosulfur chemistry, including garlic/onion chemistry, and olfaction, through research publications, popular books (Garlic and Other Alliums; Reactions of Organosulfur Compounds), and international conference organization.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for public promotion of food (garlic/onion) chemistry through the media, as University at Albany Chemistry Department Chair, and for service on the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board (1994–present).


Bodurow, Christina

photo of Christina Bodurow

Eli Lilly and Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for leadership in drug development operations to deliver life-saving medicines and improve people’s lives.

Contribution to the ACS community: Transformed the Women Chemists Committee as Chair and led the effort to bring the ACS National Meeting to Indianapolis for the first time.


Brazdil, James F.

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INEOS Technologies

Contribution to the science/profession: Responsible for the discovery, understanding, development, and commercialization of catalysts and catalytic processes for important industrial chemicals benefitting the well-being of people and society.

Contribution to the ACS community: Held numerous leadership positions in the ACS, including Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of the Division of Petroleum Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels), and Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of the Cleveland Local Section.


Brock, Stephanie L.

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Wayne State University  

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered methods for synthesizing nanoparticles of transition metal phosphides with applications in magnetism and catalysis and created a new class of materials with energy and environmental applications: chalcogenide aerogels.

Contribution to the ACS community: Advanced the impact of ACS Publications through leadership of the Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications. Promoted women in the profession through canvassing and nomination for ACS national awards.


Brooks, Dawn A.

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Eli Lilly and Company   

Contribution to the science/profession: Demonstrated scientific and managerial excellence in advancing novel therapies in diabetes care. Recognized for incorporating innovative approaches into her team approach as one of Lilly Research Laboratories' Top 100 Innovators.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Indiana Local Section as Chair and a multi-term Councilor. Recognized for national committee service as Chair of the Women Chemists Committee and the elected Committee on Committees, and representing industry members on Corporation Associates.


Bruce, Mitchell R. M.

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University of Maine

Contribution to the science/profession: Achievements include mechanistic studies on fundamental aspects of electronic spectroscopy, photochemistry, and electrochemistry of gold(I) thiolate complexes. Developed curriculum materials and active learning strategies for classroom and laboratory.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Local Section Activities and Project SEED Committees and as a Councilor of the Maine Local Section. Developed strategies to improve communication at the local section level and at the ACS Leadership Institute.


Buslig, Béla S.

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Florida Department of Citrus (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to biochemistry and chemistry of citrus fruits and products; instrumental measurement of color of citrus juices; and analysis of furanocoumarins and flavonoids in citrus.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and a Councilor of the Florida Local Section and the Division of Professional Relations. Served on several Council committees and assisted in the ACS Press Center for many years.


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Carroll, F. Ivy

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RTI International

Contribution to the science/profession: Accomplishments include the design and development of a diagnostic agent for Parkinson's disease as well as potential pharmacotherapies to treat central nervous system disorders, including nicotine, cocaine, and opioid addiction.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Long Range Planning Committee and as Chair of the ACS Offices and Awards Committee for the Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.


Carver, James C.

photo of James C. Carver

The Carver Law Firm, LLC

Contribution to the science/profession: As an attorney and a scientist, demystified science in the courtroom enabling judges and juries to better understand complex scientific issues in environmental cases.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and a Councilor of the Chemistry and the Law Division. Legal background has also allowed him to effectively serve on the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws.


Chamberlin, Rebecca M.

photo of Rebecca M. Chamberlin

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for technical and leadership contributions to research and development in the areas of nuclear security, inorganic radiochemistry, and separation science.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an Executive Committee Member, Treasurer, National Meeting Program Chair, and Program Secretary of the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division, and Secretary of its Separation Science & Technology Subdivision.


Cheon, Jinwoo

photo of Jinwoo Cheon

Yonsei University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for elucidating synthetic parameters for shape-controlled nanocrystals and establishing magnetic nanoparticles as a probe for ultrasensitive biological imaging and as a tool for cell fate control.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Senior Editor for Accounts of Chemical Research since 2009. Contributed to the Publishing Your Research 101 video series and served as a panel member for ACS on Campus.


Christian, Gary D.

photo of Gary D. Christian

University of Washington (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for research in electroanalytical chemistry, atomic spectroscopy, and flow analysis. Served as founder of the International Conference on Flow Injection Analysis, author of the influential textbook Analytical Chemistry, and an Editor-in-Chief of Talanta since 1989.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Analytical Chemistry and Puget Sound Local Section. Contributed as a Councilor of the Kentucky and Puget Sound Local Sections and as a member and Chair of numerous ACS award committees.


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Dadyburjor, Dady

photo of Dady Dadyburjor

West Virginia University

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research in catalysis and fuel production, including catalyst deactivation by coking and sintering, and fuels/chemicals from coal and natural gas.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and held other offices in the Division of Petroleum Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels) and served as Director-at-Large of the Division of Energy and Fuels. Also served as a Governing Board member of the Council for Chemical Research.


Darbeau, Ron W.

photo of Ron W. Darbeau

McNeese State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for mechanisms of formation and thermolyses of N-nitrosoamides; factors affecting thermal deamination of N-nitrosoamides and their use in synthetic methodologies and mechanistic probes; and design of novel precursors to deamination and hyperdeamination.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Committee on Professional Training, including as Vice Chair and as a member of the writing group charged with revision of the 2008 ACS Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Programs.


Decker, Debbie M.

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University of California, Davis

Contribution to the science/profession: For over 20 years, advocated for a safe and healthful workplace for faculty, staff, and particularly, students in higher education.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as Chair-Elect and, for over 10 years, as a Program Co-Chair of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety. Contributed as a frequent symposium organizer and speaker.


DeMasi, Anne

photo of Anne DeMasi

Chemtura Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession: Implemented sustainable processes and developed employees to assure safety and compliance with the global requirements for Safety Data Sheets and labels across consumer, agricultural, and industrial businesses.

Contribution to the ACS community: Initiated and co-chaired the Philadelphia Local Section Graduate School Forum; for more than 18 years, hundreds of undergraduate chemistry students were afforded the opportunity to interact in person with representatives from the top graduate chemistry departments throughout the U.S.


Distefano, Mark D.

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University of Minnesota

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his work on the design of protein-based catalysts and for creating a range of chemical tools that have been used to study protein lipid modification.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Biological Chemistry as an Executive Committee member (2004–2007); the Division of Organic Chemistry as an Alternate Councilor (2007–2009); and the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (2007–present).  Also organized and served as Session Chair for numerous ACS symposia.


Dubb, Hubert E.

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Fliesler, Dubb, Meyer and Lovejoy (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Aided startups in bringing their products/services to market and/or acquisition.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for volunteer service in an elementary school and for many years of service on the Committee on Patents and Related Matters, specializing in advancing the appreciation of women’s contributions to chemistry.


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Emrick, Todd

photo of Todd Emrick

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for creative new syntheses of functional polymers, nanoparticles, and nanocomposite materials.

Contribution to the ACS community: Provided dedicated service and leadership in the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division and to the broader materials chemistry community.


Eser, Semih

photo of Semih Eser

Penn State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Achievements include explaining the pathways and inhibition of carbonaceous solid deposition on metal surfaces from heated hydrocarbons and heteroatom species in fuel delivery systems of internal combustion engines.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and Program Chair of the Division of Fuel Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels), helping to expand technical programming topics. Also recognized for service on the Committee on Divisional Activities and its Divisional Enhancement Subcommittee.


Evans, David A.

photo of David A. Evans

Harvard University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for fundamental advances in the design of stereoselective reactions and the applications of these reactions to natural products synthesis.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Advisory Boards of the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Reviews, Organic Letters, and the National Research Council Office of Chemistry and Chemical Technology.


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Fierke, Carol A.

photo of Carol A. Fierke

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to understanding the determinants of high catalytic efficiency of protein and nucleic acid catalysts, including metal-dependent catalysis, enzymology of post-translational modifications and RNA processing, and metal homeostasis.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Biological Chemistry as Program Chair for the ACS National Meeting (2003) and as Chair (2007–2008) when the Division started participating in the Spring National Meeting.


Foster, Natalie

photo of Natalie Foster

Lehigh University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Innovated at Lehigh University in on-campus, on-line, and distance education while mentoring students at B.S./M.S./Ph.D. levels working on development of diagnostic imaging agents. Authored introductory chemistry textbooks.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor for 21 years. Held offices locally, regionally, and nationally and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACS Member Insurance Program and the Steering Committee for Project PROGRESS.


Furst, Eric M.

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University of Delaware

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for scholarship and education in colloid and soft matter science, including research that has advanced the areas of colloidal self- and directed-assembly, microrheology, and interfacial phenomena.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, as an Executive Committee member of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, and currently as a Councilor of the Division.


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Gable, Kevin P.

photo of Kevin P. Gable

Oregon State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Helped establish the reaction mechanism for osmylation of alkenes and opened insights into the use of rhenium for mediating formation and cleavage of C-O bonds.

Contribution to the ACS community: Held leadership roles at the local section, regional, and national levels, including Northwest Regional Meeting Steering Committee Secretary and Program Chair and Chair of the Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications.


Garrison, Arlene A.

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ORAU

Contribution to the science/profession: Innovated in industry/government/academic collaboration and led university/national lab relations. Contributed as a pioneer in the application of Raman spectroscopy for industrial process control. Served as a key scientist in formal/informal outreach, including Boy Scouts of America National Scout Jamborees.

Contribution to the ACS community: Applied strategic planning experience to sustainability of the ACS, the Member Insurance Program Trust, and various committees. As President, modernized the Coblentz Society Board of Trustees. Led financially and technically successful meetings for the ACS Southeastern Region and the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies.


Giannelis, Emmanuel P.

photo of Emmanuel P. Giannelis

Cornell University

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted pioneering work and advanced understanding in the areas of polymer nanocomposites, nanoparticle fluids, and carbon-dots.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Cornell Local Section and on the Editorial Boards of Chemistry of Materials and Macromolecules.


Goodson III, Theodore

photo of Theodore Goodson III

University of Michigan

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed organic macromolecules for use in energy harvesting and storage, nonlinear and quantum optical applications, and chemical sensing; created a deeper understanding of their properties with ultra-fast spectroscopy.

Contribution to the ACS community: Developed and encouraged diverse undergraduate and high school research and scientific enrichment programs that led to increased enrollment at the University of Michigan for those studying science.


Grant, Karen E.

photo of Karen E. Grant

Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities

Contribution to the science/profession: Started an undergraduate research program in natural product chemistry at Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities and the first Honors Program in chemistry at Columbia Basin College.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Richland Local Section in 1993 and as General Chair of the Northwest Regional Meeting in 1998. Created and implemented the Nobel Laureate Quilt Project for the International Year of Chemistry.


Gysling, Henry J.

photo of Henry J. Gysling

CatAssays and Eastman Kodak Company Research Laboratories (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for development of solution and thermally developed imaging and patterning processes incorporating catalytic high-gain redox amplification chemistry and development of organotellurium ligand chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Rochester Local Section for 35 years in various volunteer and elected positions, including 2000 Chair, with an emphasis on education outreach, professional development, and Northeast Regional Meeting inorganic chemistry programs.


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Hicks, Kevin

photo of Kevin Hicks

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Eastern Regional Research Center (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for leading successful collaborative R&D activities with corporate, academic, and government partners, resulting in the commercial production of functional foods, feeds, and biochemicals and biofuels from renewable (non-fossil) agricultural feedstocks.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired and helped lead the Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry to organizational and programming excellence in the 1980s and 1990s. Organized seven ACS symposia, raised corporate funding, and organized award banquets in notable locations.


Horvath, Istvan T.

photo of Istvan T. Horvath

City University of Hong Kong

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an international leader of green chemistry, specializing on homogeneous catalysis, green solvents, and in situ spectroscopy. Pioneered the development of fluorous chemistry and the use of gamma-valerolactone in sustainable biomass conversion.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Chemical Reviews (1993–present) and Accounts of Chemical Research (2001–2003, 2007–2009), and as Guest Editor of their green chemistry issues (1995, 2002, 2007). Organized several ACS symposia.


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Jayanty, Radhakrishna M.

photo of Radhakrishna M. Jayanty

RTI International

Contribution to the science/profession: Achievements include unique and valuable contributions to atmospheric sciences and outstanding research and development of measurement methods for the volatile organic compounds and chemical speciation of fine particulates in the atmosphere.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Steering Committee member and organized technical symposia and fundraising activities for the Southeastern Regional Meeting; efforts directly contributed to achieving the largest and most successful meetings to date.


Jones, Loretta

photo of Loretta Jones

University of Northern Colorado (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Promoted chemical education research as scholarly activity. Did pioneering work in multimedia instruction and visual learning. Chaired the 2001 Gordon Conference on Visualization in Science and Education.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Chemical Education and a number of its committees and task forces. Served three terms as a Councilor and member of the Society Committee on Education.


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Karan, Hiroko Ito

photo of Hiroko Ito Karan

Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York

Contribution to the science/profession: Educated and mentored underrepresented minority undergraduate students to succeed in chemical science careers. As a senior faculty member and Dean, mentored younger faculty members to achieve their professional goals.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the New York Local Section over the past 30 years as Chair, a Councilor, and in other capacities. Served on the Committee on Minority Affairs for the past ten years.


Karlin, Kenneth D.

photo of Kenneth D. Karlin

Johns Hopkins University

Contribution to the science/profession: Provided leading and original bioinorganic chemistry contributions in the detailed study of copper-oxygen complexes, making fundamental contributions to an understanding of important biological and environmental processes.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a member of the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Advisory Board and journal Editorial Boards. Actively contributed to ACS meetings and as an elected Officer of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.


Kiick, Kristi L.

photo of Kristi L. Kiick

University of Delaware

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for pioneering contributions in the design and development of novel macromolecular biomaterials, including cell-responsive matrices and hydrophilic elastomers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Program Chair of the Division of Polymer Chemistry and implemented new plenary lecture and poster session formats for the Division. Also organized and chaired symposia for the Division.


Koch, Stephen A.

photo of Stephen A. Koch

Stony Brook University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for synthesis and study of analogs for the active sites of iron-sulfur and zinc proteins and hydrogenase and nitrogenase enzymes. Contributed to the 300-year-old area of iron cyanide chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Program Co-Chair of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry since 2011. Organized many ACS symposia.


Kocsis, Jody A.

photo of Jody A. Kocsis

The Lubrizol Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a global leader in engine oil fuel economy technology for the Lubrizol Corporation. Wrote SAE International Technical Papers on engine oil technology and holds 15 U.S. patents and several foreign patents.

Contribution to the ACS community: As Chair of the Northeastern Ohio Local Section, obtained an Innovative Project Grant for an outreach program that supplements the school science curriculum to impact at-risk students in grades 3 to 5.


Krannich, Larry K.

photo of Larry K. Krannich

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: As Department Chair, worked with faculty through strategic planning initiatives to develop a highly respected academic program and forward-looking department with significant multi-program research collaborations and grant acquisitions.

Contribution to the ACS community: Oversaw the design and implementation of the ACS Leadership Development System; served as ACS Board of Directors District IV Director; and received the E. Ann Nalley Southeastern Regional Award for Volunteer Service.


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Laurencin, Cato T.

photo of Cato T. Laurencin

University of Connecticut

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an international leader in biomaterials sciences and engineering. Produced seminal work on polymer, polymer-ceramic, and polymeric fiber systems and has combined them with musculoskeletal biology.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served actively in mentoring and developed innovative educational and mentorship programs for minority students pursuing chemistry-related careers at the University of Connecticut and beyond.


Leland, Jane V.

photo of Jane V. Leland

Kraft Foods Group

Contribution to the science/profession: Formed and led several major research collaborations that developed breakthrough technologies enabling manufacture of health and well-being (fat-, sodium-, and sugar-reduced) food products while maintaining taste and flavor.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Executive Committee member and Young Scientist Award judge. Chaired the Division and its Flavor Chemistry Subdivision, and co-organized multiple technical symposia and the Flavor Research Workshop.


Levinger, Nancy E.

photo of Nancy E. Levinger

Colorado State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for pioneering work on spectroscopy and dynamics in condensed phases, especially molecules at liquid interfaces and in confined environments, and for development of undergraduate research opportunities.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for commitment as a Division of Physical Chemistry Executive Officer, especially as Program Chair; as a mentor and panelist in the Postdoc to Faculty Workshop program; and to equity in national awards.


Lewis, Doris Ingram

photo of Doris Ingram Lewis

Suffolk University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Mentored chemistry students for 36 years as founder and advisor of an award-winning ACS Student Chapter. As Department Chair, achieved ACS certification of biochemistry program and founded forensic science concentration.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor of the Northeastern Local Section and a member of the Committees on Public Relations and Communications and Chem­istry and Public Affairs. Founded and chaired the Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture for the public of all ages.


Lin, Qinghuang

photo of Qinghuang Lin

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to invention, research, development, and implementation of functional materials in modern electronics.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division in various roles, including Vice Chair, Secretary, and Webmaster. Led the Division’s Web Presence Initiative and international engagements.


Liu, Hung-wen

photo of Hung-wen Liu

University of Texas at Austin

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to exploring nature's strategies for making secondary metabolites, elucidating mechanisms of novel enzymatic transformations, and developing glycodiversification with unusual sugars.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and a Councilor of the Division of Biological Chemistry. Also served as an Associate Editor of Organic Letters. Organized conference programming at local and national levels.


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Madonik, Alex

photo of Alex Madonik

Green Science Policy Institute

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed formulations and manufacturing processes for pioneering applications of automated DNA/RNA analysis in research and clinical laboratories, including human leukocyte antigen genotyping, cystic fibrosis mutation analysis, and HIV genotyping.

Contribution to the ACS community: As the California Local Section’s National Chemistry Week Coordinator, organized dozens of outreach events in middle schools, museums, and libraries, where volunteers inspired kids and parents to support STEM education.


Maleczka, Jr., Robert E.

photo of Robert E. Maleczka, Jr.

Michigan State University

Contribution to the science/profession: In collaboration with his students and colleagues, aided academic and industrial labs alike through his invention, development, and commercialization of green cross-coupling methods and allied chemistries.

Contribution to the ACS community: For over 30 years, generously served as Michigan State University Local Section Treasurer, a Project SEED mentor, and as a Division of Organic Chemistry and national committee member.


Mallory, Frank B.

photo of Frank B. Mallory

Bryn Mawr College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for syntheses and mechanistic studies of the photocyclizations of stilbenes and other 1,2-diarylalkenes, and also NMR studies of the distance dependence of coupling constants between intramolecular pairs of F-19 substituents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry from 1986–1992 and served as the Executive Officer of the National Organic Chemistry Symposium from 1989–1991.


McClure, Natalie L.

photo of Natalie L. McClure

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of new drugs to treat unmet medical needs: Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and gynecologic disorders.

Contribution to the ACS community: Provided support and leadership at the local section level, including community outreach and Executive Committee leadership. Organized the 2013 Western Regional Meeting.


McConnell, Laura L.

photo of Laura L. McConnell

Bayer CropScience

Contribution to the science/profession: Specialized in the investigation of the processes controlling the environmental fate and transport of pesticides, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants to support the development of more sustainable farming systems.

Contribution to the ACS community: Organized strategic planning workshops for the Division of Agrochemicals in 2008 and 2011; resulting strategic plans led to significant improvements in quality of scientific programming, member services, and outreach to younger scientists.


McCrary, Victor R.

photo of Victor R. McCrary

Morgan State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research in quantum well lasers grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition. Contributed as an early pioneer for electronic book standards. Championed advanced degrees in STEM for underrepresented women and men.

Contribution to the ACS community: Initiated a partnership with the ACS as a co-sponsor of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Science Bowl Competition, which annually brings diverse, high school teams from across the U.S.


McGorrin, Robert J.

photo of Robert J. McGorrin

Oregon State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed advanced analytical methods to identify novel flavor compounds in foods. Provided strategic research leadership at Kraft Foods R&D and significantly expanded the Oregon State University Food Science program as Department Head.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair, Program Chair, Session Chair, and long-term Executive Committee member of the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Also served as a symposia organizer; in Chicago Local Section leadership; and with ACS journal editorial service.


Mitchell, David

photo of David Mitchell

Eli Lilly and Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the design and development of practical, novel process chemistry methodologies during the past 25 years. Mentored students and scientists from both academia and industry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and a Councilor of the Indiana Local Section and as a member of the Committee on Patents and Related Matters and Corporation Associates. Organized numerous ACS symposia.


Moore, Robert S.

photo of Robert S. Moore

Eastman Kodak Company (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Managed the Eastman Kodak Polymer Physical Chemistry Laboratory of over 30 members, which was the mainstay of the Company's polymer understanding, with over six members becoming senior managers or scientists.

Contribution to the ACS community: With others, led the Division of Polymer Chemistry in programming and educational outreach, becoming Division Chair and then Chair of its Industrial Advisory Board, a significant source of program funding.


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Olmstead, Marilyn M.

photo of Marilyn M. Olmstead

University of California, Davis

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to the structural chemistry of inorganic, bioinorganic, and especially fullerene molecules through application of small molecule X-ray crystallography.

Contribution to the ACS community: As an advisor to the University of California, Davis Chemistry Club, influenced the promotion of chemical science to local schools, clubs, science museums, and alumni.


Olofson, Roy A.

photo of Roy A. Olofson

The Pennsylvania State University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Achievements include the invention of new, better synthetic reagents (BOC-F, LTMP) and methods, including the reactant first attached to penicillins and cephalosporins to make them orally active (patented in 30+ countries).

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a consultant to the Joseph Priestley House since 1973, organizing several ACS-related special events, including celebrations, symposia, exhibitions, monument dedications, and lectures.


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Perkins, Ron

photo of Ron Perkins

Greenwich High School (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Served the profession as a high school chemistry teacher for 33 years and as Assistant Director of the Institute for Chemical Education. Developed and created numerous chemical demonstrations and gave over 800 demonstration presentations globally. Founded and served as CEO of Educational Innovations, Inc.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Chemical Education and the Western Connecticut Local Section; plenary speaker at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education; author of Demonstration Safety Guidelines; and teacher of the first female U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and International Chemistry Olympiad students.


Peterson, Kirk A.

photo of Kirk A. Peterson

Washington State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of the correlation consistent basis sets to nearly the entire Periodic Table, as well as accurate applications in ab initio thermochemistry and spectroscopy.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and an Alternate Councilor of the Washington-Idaho Border Local Section; Program Chair of the 2010 Northwest Regional Meeting; an Alternate Councilor of the Division of Physical Chemistry; and an active referee for ACS journals.


Porterfield, Donivan Robert

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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the characterization of nuclear materials using radiochemistry and nuclear spectrometry techniques for national security applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and a Councilor of the Central New Mexico Local Section and nationally on the Committees on Meetings & Expositions; Nomenclature, Terminology and Symbols; and Nominations & Elections. Also involved in Regional Meetings.


Prakash, G. K. Surya

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Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, University of Southern California

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for seminal contributions to long-lived carbocation chemistry and synthetic methods in organofluorine chemistry and for developing the methanol economy concepts beyond fossil fuels to address energy, chemical feedstock, and greenhouse challenges.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for relentless service to the chemistry community as an Editor/Board Member of journals and speaker and organizer of symposia, lectures, and conferences in fluorine chemistry, physical-organic chemistry, and energy and hydrocarbon chemistry.


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Racke, Kenneth D.

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Dow AgroSciences

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a leader in the environmental and safety assessment of pesticides. Active in advancing international approaches to regulation of crop protection chemistry and capacity development in scientifically emerging countries.

Contribution to the ACS community: Contributed as an active leader within the Division of Agrochemicals, including service as a symposium organizer and Chair. Spearheaded efforts to increase international collaboration and outreach; established Division partnership with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.


Ribes, Carolyn

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The Dow Chemical Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Improved industrial on-line process control, manufacturing quality, and productivity through development and implementation of reliable analytical measurements on a global basis.

Contribution to the ACS community: Provided innovative and results-oriented leadership at the local, national (Younger Chemists Committee, Women Chemists Committee, Committee on Science, Council Policy Committee), and international levels (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and is a recognized champion for diversity and inclusion.


Richard, John P.

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University at Buffalo

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for studies to define relationships between chemical structure and activation barriers to organic reactions, and the mechanisms to reduce these barriers by small molecule and enzyme catalysis.

Contribution to the ACS community: Implemented, as Secretary of the Division of Biological Chemistry, web-based technologies to inform members of the Division’s relevance to their careers and expand participation at local and national meetings.


Richards, Ryan M.

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Colorado School of Mines and National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to the areas of nanoparticle preparations, in situ spectroscopy, porous materials, and catalysis. Provided fundamental understanding of nanoscale materials and their application in green and renewable energy technologies.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Nanoscience Subdivision of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry; Colorado Local Section Chair; Co-Organizer and Program Chair of the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting; and Co-Organizer of the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy. Organized nanoscience programming for National Meetings.


Rimando, Agnes M.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the discovery of pterostilbene in blueberries and new activities that help alleviate cardiovascular disorders and promote mental health, which led to the development and commercialization of pterostilbene products.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair (2006) and a Councilor of the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Also served as Ole Miss Local Section Chair (2008–2009) and as a member of the Committee on International Activities and Chair of its Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Basin.


Roitberg, Adrian E.

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University of Florida

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a leader in advancing molecular modeling techniques for biomolecules. Served as a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry for four years.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Computers in Chemistry Division in various roles. Involved in ACS activities to foster mentoring of underrepresented minority students.


Russell, Arlene A.

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University of California, Los Angeles

Contribution to the science/profession: As a chemical educator, pioneered diagnostic instead of placement testing for general chemistry; video technology to introduce multi-nuclear NMR to organic chemistry; and network-based writing and peer-review in chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community: While Chair of the Division of Chemical Education, developed a Division travel award, which annually supports National Meeting attendance for 10 early-career members to present their research.


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Schabron, John F.

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Western Research Institute

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed patented on-column precipitation and re-dissolution separation technique, and many new analysis methods, including test kits and new ASTM International methods for field monitoring fuel spills and halogenated solvent contamination.

Contribution to the ACS community: Initiated annual heavy oil symposia at National Meetings for 16 years, which is now an international symposium series in the Division of Energy and Fuels.


Schriesheim, Alan

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Chicago Council on Science and Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Served as Director of the Argonne National Laboratory, where achievements included dramatically increasing funding and coupling basic research with commercial development. Co-founded and serves as President of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology.

Contribution to the ACS community: Developed and implemented a number of outreach programs as Argonne National Laboratory Director and as President of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology. Served in many leadership roles, including Chair, for the Division of Petroleum Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels) and on the Advisory Board of Chemical & Engineering News.


Schwartz, Daniel K.

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University of Colorado Boulder

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed and applied advanced microscopy methods, including single-molecule tracking, to advance the fundamental understanding of the interfacial dynamics and self-assembly of surfactants and biomolecules.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for leadership in the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, service as a Senior Editor of Langmuir, and ACS symposium organization.


Shah, Sadiq

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The University of Texas–Pan American

Contribution to the science/profession: Research efforts resulted in development of a novel and intelligent corrosion inhibition technology and commercialization of 22 new products and 15 patents. Facilitated the launch of 23 startups.

Contribution to the ACS community: Developed and implemented entrepreneurship programs for ACS members under the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs and the Committee on Science to encourage chemistry-based startups and an entrepreneurship culture.


Simon, Myron S.

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Polaroid Corporation (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed the use of dye-developers and alkali stable naphthaleins, two solutions that were necessary in the research that led to the Polaroid Instant Color Photography system. Work in the interaction of organic chemistry and photographic research was essential to invent a product of high value as a research tool as well as a public pleasure.

Contribution to the ACS community: As an ACS member since 1945, served the Northeastern Local Section in numerous capacities, including Associate Editor of its monthly publication, The Nucleus. As Section Chair, founded an annual competition for best teacher of high school chemistry and an honor roll for high school chemistry teachers. Worked with the Esselen family to generate the Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest.


Slattery, Darlene K.

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University of Central Florida, Florida Solar Energy Center (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research in alternative energy, including hydrogen production and storage for automotive use. Headed a multi-institutional research program for polymeric membranes for fuel cells under U.S. Department of Energy funding.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair, Treasurer, and a Councilor of the Orlando Local Section, and as an associate member of the Committee on Chemical Safety. Supports local teachers and judges science fairs.


Slocum, Laura E.

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Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered methods in the 1990s to analyze online discussions. Served as Precollege Associate Editor for the Journal of Chemical Education for five years. Also served the profession as a high school chemistry teacher for 24 years.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Indiana Local Section Chair in 2004. Also served as a member of the ACS Examinations Institute Board of Trustees for nine years and is currently chairing the Institute’s first High School Conceptual Exam.


Smith, Janet M.

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Dow Corning Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed and optimized the original silicone elastomer blend (DC 9040) and four functional variations of the original material; this product family has provided Dow Corning with significant sales since 1998.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Treasurer of the Division of Chemical Technicians (2000–2004), the Midland Local Section (2009–2010), and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division (2014–2015). Ensured financially stability and IRS compliance, and expanded programs, outreach, influence, and visibility.


Stine, Keith J.

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University of Missouri–Saint Louis

Contribution to the science/profession: Important contributions include recent work to develop nanoporous gold as a material for analytical applications and for supported synthesis.

Contribution to the ACS community: Impacted students through career presentations, chemical demonstration shows, science outreach fairs, Project SEED, and encouragement of a Younger Chemists Committee in the St. Louis Local Section.


Stuart, Ralph B.

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Cornell University

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered electronic information resources for the laboratory safety community; participated in lab waste regulatory reinvention project with the U.S. EPA; and developed a laboratory ventilation risk assessment program.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Co-Chair of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety Program Committee for three years, Secretary of the Division for nine years, and Chair of the ACS Laboratory Environmental Health and Safety Task Force.


Summers-Gates, Judith Ann

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Performed extensive peer mentoring and advocacy for underrepresented groups in STEM from 1996 to 2014.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a member of the Chemists with Disabilities Committee since 1996 and as its Chair for nine years. Served as a Councilor, Chair, and Board mem­ber of the Philadelphia Local Section and as a member of the ACS Presidential Task Force on Implementing CPT’s Diversity Reports.


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Tilley, T. Don

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University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to research, teaching, and service in the inorganic chemistry and catalysis communities and for discoveries of new transformations and compounds involving main group elements and the transition metals.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for his instrumental support of young investigators and his leadership in the Division of Inorganic Chemistry in promoting the field on an international level and within the ACS.


Tsukruk, Vladimir

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered fundamental research on responsive polymeric films from multicomponent dendritic grafted, sequentially assembled, and segregated block-copolymers, biopolymer and hybrid nanocomposites and their nanoprobing with scanning probe microscopy techniques.

Contribution to the ACS community: As a Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division Program Co-Chair, supervised the strategic programming, recruited new symposium organizers, and initiated themes for symposia, in addition to organizing eight symposia on polymer self-assembling materials.


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Uhrich, Kathryn

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Rutgers University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for her scholarship, entrepreneurship, and leadership in the polymer community. Her research in the design, synthesis, and characterization of biocompatible, biodegradable polymers serves a critical need in therapeutics/drug delivery.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the ACS community through national committees, Division of Polymer Chemistry programming, and organizing North Jersey Local Section events. Recognized as an exceptional mentor who encourages her graduate students and postdoctoral associates to engage even younger scientists.


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Vartanian, Paul F.

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Chevron Oronite Company (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for being a formulator of lubricant products and additives that provided excellent performance for the customer and value to his employer.

Contribution to the ACS community: Involved in many of the activities of the California Local Section, working to bring value to its members.


Voorhees, Kent J.

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Colorado School of Mines

Contribution to the science/profession: Research career has focused on new analytical applications of mass spectrometry. Graduated 21 Ph.D. students, published 140+ peer-reviewed papers, and holds 21 U.S. and foreign patents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served three terms on the ACS Board of Directors and chaired the Board Committees on Professional and Member Relations and Grants and Awards.


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Walsh, Edward N.

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AstraZeneca (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for new syntheses, products, and processes of organophosphorous compounds. Holds 68 U.S. patents, including one with T.M. Beck on Fyrol 6, which remains a most desired flame retardant for rigid polyurethane foam.

Contribution to the ACS community: Contributed as an active member of ACS for 64 years. Served in various capacities for the New York Local Section, including Chair and founder of the Section’s Speakers Bureau and Safety Bureau.


Walters, Marc Anton

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New York University

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed synthetic methods to study ligand hydrogen bonding and its influence on electronic structure and redox potentials in metal complexes.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the New York Local Section and its Government Affairs Committee. Provided ongoing commitment to mentor students in Project SEED.


Watkins, Linette M.

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James Madison University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for enzymology research focused on bacterial desulfurization and bioremediation. Promoted active learning in the biochemistry classroom and advocated for mentoring and undergraduate research as tools to increase student success.

Contribution to the ACS community: Advocated for diversity and inclusion as Chair of the Committee on Minority Affairs, through ACS Scholars, and as a founding member of the Women Chemists of Color program. Also served as a local section leader, Chair of the 2011 Southwest Regional Meeting, and organizer of Minority Affairs Subdivision programming for the Division of Professional Relations.


Willson, Richard C.

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University of Houston

Contribution to the science/profession: Characterized biomolecular recognition and chromatography at the fundamental level, and developed novel applications in separations and diagnostics. Developed widely used methods for high-throughput screening of catalysts and affinity separations ligands.

Contribution to the ACS community: Led the Division of Biochemical Technology and served as Program Co-Chair, Area Coordinator, Webmaster, Awards Organizer, and as a Councilor.  Also led the International Society for Molecular Recognition.


Wink, Donald J.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

Contribution to the science/profession: Carried out research, teaching, outreach, and materials and curriculum development to advance chemical education in both higher education and K-12 settings.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Secretary, a Councilor, and Chair of the Division of Chemical Education and as a member of the Society Committee on Education. Also provided service to support groups for the new American Association of Chemistry Teachers.


Woster, Patrick M.

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Medical University of South Carolina

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered the discovery of compounds that inhibit histone demethylases and produced some of the first small-molecule inhibitors that act as epigenetic modulators.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an Officer (Chair, Secretary and Public Relations Chair, Membership and International Relations Chair) of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry since 1994.


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Xia, Younan

photo of Younan Xia

Georgia Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for groundbreaking contributions to the invention of many important new forms of nanocrystals and the mechanistic understanding and elegant experimental control of their chemical syntheses.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for serving as an Associate Editor of Nano Letters since 2002 and on the Advisory Boards of many chemistry journals.


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Zeller, Mary V.

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NASA Glenn Research Center

Contribution to the science/profession: Career has focused on technical management of projects and staff for advancing sensors, instrumentation, and packaged electronics for harsh environment intelligent aerospace systems.

Contribution to the ACS community: Worked with the Cleveland Local Section at the beginning of the National Historical Chemical Landmarks nominations, realizing the strength and innovativeness of the chemical industries and universities in the Cleveland area.


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