FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 08, 2012

American Chemical Society names Fellows for 2012

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.

The official list of names appears in the July 23, 2012, issue of C&EN. For a listing of all ACS Fellows (2009-2012), download a spreadsheet that can be organized by name, institution and state.

This year’s class of Fellows includes professionals from the following institutions:

3M CompanyExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.Princeton UniversityUniversity of Idaho
Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy (ARPA-E)Ford Motor Company Purdue UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Agilent Technologies, Inc.Franklin International, LLCRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of Iowa
AIDSfreeAfricaGeorgia Institute of TechnologyRutgers UniversityUniversity of Kansas
Amoco-BPHeadwaters NanokineticsShell Chemical CompanyUniversity of Michigan
Argonne National LaboratoryHoward UniversitySouthern Illinois University, EdwardsvilleUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Barnard CollegeIllinois Institute of TechnologySt. John’s UniversityUniversity of Northern Colorado
Bayer Material Science, LLCINEOS NitrilesSt. Louis Community College at Florissant ValleyUniversity of Notre Dame
Boston CollegeKaiser Aluminum & Chemical CorpSt. Mary's CollegeUniversity of Portland
Bristol Myers SquibbKCP, Inc.Stanford UniversityUniversity of South Carolina
Brown UniversityLos Alamos National LaboratoryThe Avout Group, LLCUniversity of Tennessee
California Polytechnic InstituteLoyola UniversityThe Ohio State UniversityUniversity of Toledo
Case Western Reserve UniversityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe University of TokyoUniversity of Utah
Charles J. Brine & Assoc., LLCMerced College Trinity UniversityUniversity of Washington
Chemical Heritage FoundationMiami UniversityUnited Technologies Research CenterUniversity of Wisconsin
Clemson UniversityNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyUniversity MissouriU.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center
Drexel UniversityNorthern Kentucky UniversityUniversity of AkronU.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court
Duke UniversityPAC, LPUniversity of California, BerkeleyU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
DuPontPacific Northwest National LaboratoryUniversity of California, San DiegoVanderbilt University
Duquesne UniversityParion Sciences, Inc.University of California, Santa Barbara 
Eastern Oregon UniversityPolymer Chemistry Innovations, Inc.University of Cincinnati 
Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Popz Europe   

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