WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2012 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named the 2012 class of ACS Fellows, a prestigious honor bestowed upon 96 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. They represent 23 technical divisions and 52 local sections and reflect a wide range of disciplines and geographic locations.
“These chemists hold the future to our country, to our way of life and to the legacy we will leave for the next generation,” said ACS President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D. “Whether it’s producing renewable fuels, finding cures for afflictions such as diabetes, cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease or ensuring safe drinking water, these Fellows are scientific leaders, improving our lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”
The 2012 Fellows will be recognized at an induction ceremony on August 20 during the Society’s 244th National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, where each Fellow will receive a lapel pin and a certificate.
The ceremony will be held 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom E/F.
The 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.” Fellows come from academe, industry and government.
This year’s class of Fellows includes professionals from the following institutions:
|3M Company||ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.||Princeton University||University of Idaho|
|Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy (ARPA-E)||Ford Motor Company||Purdue University||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Agilent Technologies, Inc.||Franklin International, LLC||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||University of Iowa|
|AIDSfreeAfrica||Georgia Institute of Technology||Rutgers University||University of Kansas|
|Amoco-BP||Headwaters Nanokinetics||Shell Chemical Company||University of Michigan|
|Argonne National Laboratory||Howard University||Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Barnard College||Illinois Institute of Technology||St. John’s University||University of Northern Colorado|
|Bayer Material Science, LLC||INEOS Nitriles||St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley||University of Notre Dame|
|Boston College||Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp||St. Mary's College||University of Portland|
|Bristol Myers Squibb||KCP, Inc.||Stanford University||University of South Carolina|
|Brown University||Los Alamos National Laboratory||The Avout Group, LLC||University of Tennessee|
|California Polytechnic Institute||Loyola University||The Ohio State University||University of Toledo|
|Case Western Reserve University||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||The University of Tokyo||University of Utah|
|Charles J. Brine & Assoc., LLC||Merced College||Trinity University||University of Washington|
|Chemical Heritage Foundation||Miami University||United Technologies Research Center||University of Wisconsin|
|Clemson University||New Jersey Institute of Technology||University Missouri||U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center|
|Drexel University||Northern Kentucky University||University of Akron||U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court|
|Duke University||PAC, LP||University of California, Berkeley||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|
|DuPont||Pacific Northwest National Laboratory||University of California, San Diego||Vanderbilt University|
|Duquesne University||Parion Sciences, Inc.||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Eastern Oregon University||Polymer Chemistry Innovations, Inc.||University of Cincinnati|
|Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Popz Europe|