ACS PRF Grantees in the News

Dr. Kevin Boyce
Stanford University

ACS PRF grantee, Dr. Kevin Boyce received the 2013 MacArthur Fellowships award. Dr. Boyce is an Associate Professor at Stanford University. He received an ACS PRF “starter grant” in October 2004, when he was in the Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.  His ACS PRF research project was “Use of Paleobiology to Investigate the Preservation of Plant Biochemistry in Coal and Organically Preserved Fossils”. Additional information on his research can be found at his web site.


Dr. Elsa Reichmanis
Dr. Elsa Reichmanis
Georgia Institute of Technology

ACS PRF grantee, Dr. Elsa Reichmanis was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Woman in
Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). She will be honored at a special ceremony during the 44th World Chemistry Congress to be held (August, 11 - 16 2013) in Istanbul, Turkey. The awards program, which was initiated as part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry celebrations, is to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists and chemical engineers worldwide.

Dr. Reichmanis is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include the chemistry, properties and application of materials technologies for photonic and electronic applications, with a particular focus on polymeric and nanostructured materials for advanced technologies. She received four ACS PRF grants including three Scientific Education (SE) grants. Additional information on her research can be found at her web site.


Dr. Peter J. Stang, University of Utah
Lawrence Boye, University of Utah

ACS PRF grantee, Dr. Peter J. Stang was awarded the 2013 Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Society at an awards ceremony at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Stang was recognized for his cutting-edge research that has far-reaching implications for many areas of science. His work in the field of supramolecular and directional chemistry has practical uses in areas as diverse as drug delivery and oil refining.

Dr. Stang, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Utah, is the editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). He has been the recipient of four ACS PRF research grants since 1981. In 2010 Dr. Stang received the National Medal of Science, which is the highest U.S. honor for a scientist or engineer. Additional information on his research can be found at his web site.


Dr. J. Casey Moore
University of California, Santa Cruz

ACS PRF grantee Dr. J. Casey Moore received the 2013 Francis P. Shepard Medal from the Society for Sedimentary Geology. The award was presented to Dr. Moore at the 2013 President's Reception and Awards Ceremony, during the SEPM Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Dr. Moore, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been the recipient of five ACS PRF grants including one Summer Research Fellowship. Additional information on his research can be found at his web site.


Dr. Kyle M. Straub
Tulane University

ACS PRF grantee Dr. Kyle M. Straub will be receiving the 2013 James Lee Wilson Award from the Society for Sedimentary Geology. The award will be presented to Dr. Straub at the 2013 President's Reception and Awards Ceremony, during the SEPM Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Dr. Straub is an assistant professor at the Tulane University and received an ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator grant in 2010. Additional information on his research can be found at his web site.


Dr. Kenneth D. Ridgway
Purdue University

ACS PRF grantee Dr. Kenneth D. Ridgway received the 2012 Randolph W. “Bill” and Cecile T. Bromery Award for the Minorities from The Geological Society of America. Dr. Ridgway, a Native American of the Lenape (Delaware) tribe was honored for his significant research in the field of geological sciences, in addition to actively recruiting minorities into science and engineering. Dr. Ridgway is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University and received two ACS PRF grants in 2000 and 2008. Additional information on his research can be found at his web site.


Dr. Katharine W. Huntington
University of Washington

ACS PRF grantee Dr. Katharine W. Huntington received the 2012 Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal) from The Geological Society of America. Dr. Huntington is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Space at the University of Washington. She was honored for her work in understanding how climatic and deformational processes influence the evolution of mountainous landscapes. The Donath Medal is awarded each year to one young scientist for outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research. Dr. Huntington received an ACS PRF grant in 2009. Additional information on her research can be found at her web site.


Dr. Laura McCunn
Marshall University

Dr. Laura McCunn--an assistant chemistry professor at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia-- was awarded an October 2012 Undergraduate Research grant from the ACS Petroleum Research Fund. The research funded by the grant was summarized in an article published in the Charlestown Daily Mail on February 24, 2013. The grant will provide support to seven undergraduate students who will assist her in performing the funded research. Her research interests include the structure, reactivity and spectral properties of radicals. Additional information on her research and teaching activities can be found at her web site.


Dr. Gabriel J. Bowen
University of Utah

ACS PRF grantee Dr. Gabriel J. Bowen received the 2012 James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Bowen is an Associate Professor of geology at the University of Utah. He was recognized for his contributions in hydrology, ecology, biogeochemistry, forensic anthropology and paleoclimatology. The James B. Macelwane Medal is awarded annually to three to five individuals for their significant contributions to the geophysical sciences. Dr. Bowen received an ACS PRF starter grant in 2006 and currently holds an ACS PRF New Directions grant. Additional information on his research can be found at his web site.


Dr. Allen Bard with President Obama
Dr. Allen Bard with President Obama
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

ACS PRF grantee Dr. Allen J. Bard, University of Texas, Austin is one of six ACS members to receive the 2011 National Medal of Science award. Dr. Bard was honored by President Barack Obama during a White House Ceremony held on February 1, 2013. He was acknowledged for contributions in electrochemistry including electroluminescence, semiconductor photo electrochemistry, electro-analytical chemistry and the invention of the scanning electrochemical microscope. Additional information on his research can be found at Dr. Bard’s web site.


Dr. Frances H. Arnold with President Obama
Dr. Frances H. Arnold with President Obama
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

ACS PRF grantee Dr. Frances H. Arnold received the 2011 National Medal of Technology & Innovation award “for pioneering research on biofuels and chemicals that could lead to the replacement of pollution-generating materials.” Dr. Arnold is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering & Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. She was honored by President Barack Obama during a White House Ceremony held on February 1, 2013. In 2003, she was a sponsor for an ACS PRF Alternative Energy Postdoctoral fellow. Additional information on her research can be found at Dr. Arnold’s web site.