2013 ACS Fellows

Following is a complete list of 2013 ACS Fellows.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Abrahamson, Harmon B.

photo of Harmon B. Abrahamson

University of North Dakota

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research on photochemistry of transition metal dimers containing metal–metal single bonds, which established a reactivity scale for the photoproduced radicals and demonstrated their electrophilic reactivity with a variety of substrates.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the Council Committee on Constitution and Bylaws during its period of highest productivity in reviewing and certifying bylaw changes for Local Sections and Divisions.


Allen, David T.

photo of David T. Allen

The University of Texas at Austin

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to atmospheric chemistry, air quality management, and environmental education.

Contribution to the ACS community: Serves on National Research Council and Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board activities, providing scientific advice relevant to environmental policy.


Allen, Herbert E.

photo of Herbert E. Allen

University of Delaware (Emeritus)

 Contribution to the science/profession: Headed a multi-institutional research program that developed the Biotic Ligand Model, which is the basis of new EPA water quality criteria for metals.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Environmental Chemistry.


Apblett, Allen W.

photo of Allen W. Apblett

Oklahoma State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Has been a leader in the application of metallo-organic chemistry to challenges faced by our society in the areas of environmental protection, green chemistry, and homeland security and in novel routes to advanced materials.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Chair and Councilor for the Oklahoma Local Section and as a member of the Committee on Chemical Safety.  Has organized conference programming at local and national levels.


Armstrong, Daniel W.

photo of Daniel W. Armstrong

University of Texas at Arlington

Contribution to the science/profession: First introduced pseudophase concept and theory to analysis/separations. Played a central role in enantiomeric separations/chiral recognition revolution. First effective characterization of ionic liquids and synthesis and use of multifunctional ones.

Contribution to the ACS community: Founded an NPR show on science, which was broadcast in the U.S. and on the Armed Forces Network. Of 100+ graduate students mentored, the majority comprised the first generation to attend college at any level.


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Belmont, Barbara

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American Research and Testing Inc. and
California State University Dominguez Hills

Contribution to the science/profession: Has effectively communicated science to the public and promoted STEM education and careers through teaching and public outreach. Expert in adhesives/coatings failure analysis and VOC analysis/regulations and critical employee with American Research and Testing Inc.

Contribution to the ACS community: Increased lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender visibility and inclusion at the ACS national level. Served as first Chair of the Division of Professional Relations' Subdivision for Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies. Noted for sustained service to Southern California Local Section governance.


Bent, Stacey F.

photo of Stacey F. Bent

Stanford University

Contribution to the science/profession: Has advanced understanding of surface chemistry, contributing to foundational work in organic functionalization of semiconductors, and has elucidated and applied chemical processes in atomic and molecular layer deposition.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a member of the ACS Presidential Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences and the ACS Executive Director’s 2020 Committee. Currently serves as Vice Chair of the Energy Subdivision of the Physical Chemistry Division.


Bentley, William E.

photo of William E. Bentley

University of Maryland

Contribution to the science/profession: Accomplishments include the development of molecular approaches for enhanced protein expression in many hosts; creating tools for analysis and exploitation of quorum-sensing signal transduction systems; and biofabrication of the device/biological interface.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Division of Biochemical Technology Chair, Program Chair, CHEMTECH Advisory Board member, Session Chair, and as a member of the Executive Committee, Awards Committee, and several initiatives to grow membership.


Beratan, David N.

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Duke University

Contribution to the science/profession: Established the first successful predictive atomic-scale theories for electron tunneling in proteins, DNA, and small molecules, stimulating wide-ranging experimental studies in these fields.

Contribution to the ACS community: Strongly engaged in mentoring Project SEED students in North Carolina.


Berman, Michael R.

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Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for visionary leadership, advocacy, and support of cutting-edge fundamental chemical research and for fostering and developing innovative multidisciplinary partnerships through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor from the Physical Chemistry Division and as a member of the Committee on Science and the Divisional Activities Committee.


Bryan, Samuel Allan

photo of Samuel Allan Bryan

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   

Contribution to the science/profession: Research in spectroscopy and sensor development in harsh environments has led to the first examples of luminescence from any technetium complex, which is key to environmental cleanup and sensor applications.   

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served on the Richland Local Section Executive Committee since 1996. Has organized and chaired numerous technical symposia at ACS National and Regional Meetings for over 25 years..


Buchanan, III, A. C.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory   

Contribution to the science/profession: Made distinguished contributions to advancing the fundamental understanding of the kinetics and mechanisms involved in the thermochemical transformations of fossil and renewable fuels.

Contribution to the ACS community: Contributed to the Divisions of Fuel Chemistry and Energy and Fuels through service as a Councilor and Alternate Councilor and has organized numerous technical symposia at national meetings.


Burrington, James D.

photo of James D. Burrington

The Lubrizol Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession: Achievements include mechanistic elucidation of selective (amm)oxidation of propylene over heterogeneous metal oxide catalysts; invention of controlled release forms of lubricant additives; and authoring a textbook and course Industrial Catalysis: Chemistry and Mechanism.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as two-time Chair and 20-year Executive Committee member of (formerly) Petroleum Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels) Division. Developed numerous ACS symposia on petroleum chemistry, catalysis, and biotechnology, including ACS Symposium Series 392.


Bush, Warren V.

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Shell Development Company (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed improved processes for removal of sulfur compounds from natural and refinery gases, and for elimination of emission of sulfur oxides from Claus sulfur plants.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as a Career Consultant from the beginning of the program, assisting more than 2000 job seekers with their résumés and interviews and developing and presenting ACS career workshops.


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Canary, James W.

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New York University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for design and characterization of reconfigurable, stereodynamic molecules that operate by novel mechanisms with applications to configurational analysis, assessment of enantiopurity, optical materials, sensors/actuators, and asymmetric catalysis.

Contribution to the ACS community: As Chair of the New York Local Section, founded the Nanoscience Topical Group, revitalized programs, and helped to start a new K-12 outreach effort. Mentored underprivileged and underrepresented high school students.


Cannon, Charles E.

photo of Charles E. Cannon

Columbia College Chicago

Contribution to the science/profession: Served 14 years as Chair of the Science/Mathematics Department at Columbia College Chicago, recruiting excellent faculty, increasing numbers from 5 to 12, and providing leadership in ensuring an outstanding academic program.

Contribution to the ACS community: Actively involved with ACS for 44 years. Received a Salutes to Excellence Award from the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs for more than 12 years of service on the Committee. Recognized for outstanding service as a Career Consultant.


Carter, Kenneth R.

photo of Kenneth R. Carter

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research on advanced polymeric materials for future use in advanced electronics and optical technologies. Has served the professional Polymer Chemistry community via ACS and other organizations.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the Division of Polymer Chemistry, which received two ChemLuminary Awards in recognition of innovation and outstanding service to members, and a ChemPower Award for best overall Division.


Cavinato, Anna G.

photo of Anna G. Cavinato

Eastern Oregon University

Contribution to the science/profession: Leads innovative curriculum changes targeted to active learning in the classroom and the laboratory. Mentors undergraduate students in research projects that range from non-invasive analysis of food products to sensor development.

Contribution to the ACS community: Serves as an active leader of the Division of Analytical Chemistry and the Richland Local Section with a passion for outreach to underserved student populations. Has been a longstanding Student Chapter Advisor at Eastern Oregon University.


Chamot, Dennis

photo of Dennis Chamot

National Research Council of the National Academies

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for study of the causes and effects of globalization and technological change on employment opportunities and job content for chemical and other professionals, and stimulation of public discussion of these issues.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has actively served over many years on the ACS Council and the Board of Directors, as well as Chair of several important committees.


Chao, James L.

photo of James L. Chao

International Business Machines Corporation (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for design and development of novel interferometric methods in Fourier transform spectroscopy including time-resolved FT-IR and customized optical-mechanical accessories for specialized applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chairs the Committee on Patents and Related Matters. Has established a pipeline protocol to identify chemists for Society nomination for national awards, including the National Inventors Hall of Fame, National Women's Hall of Fame, and National Medal of Technology and Innovation.


Chen, Jingguang G.

photo of Jingguang G. Chen

Columbia University

Contribution to the science/profession: Achievements focus on the understanding and application of carbide and bimetallic catalysts and electrocatalysts for energy applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Contributed to establishing the Catalysis Science and Technology Division.


Collins, Terrence J.

photo of Terrence J. Collins

Carnegie Mellon University

Contribution to the science/profession: By following his Iterative Design Protocol for 15 years, invented TAML peroxide activators, the first fully functional, comparably performing, small molecule mimics for any of the great oxidation enzyme families.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Committee on Environmental Improvement for 12 years and was a leading intellectual contributor to policies on biomonitoring and endocrine disruption among others.


Cugini, Anthony V.

photo of Anthony V. Cugini

National Energy Technology Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Was an early advocate for the application of computational approaches to develop energy processes, using advanced computational methods to accelerate the developmental cycle from discovery to commercialization.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for support and contributions to the Division of Fuel Chemistry where he served as Treasurer and Chair.


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Dixon, David A.

photo of David A. Dixon

The University of Alabama

Contribution to the science/profession: Accomplishments include solution of real problems using computational chemistry with applications in energy, catalysis, the environment, heavy element chemistry, and main group chemistry, including fluorinated compounds.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Chair, Program Chair, Councilor, and Executive Committee member for the Division of Fluorine Chemistry. Chaired the 20th Winter Fluorine Conference and served on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Physical Chemistry.


Dorhout, Peter K.

photo of Peter K. Dorhout

Kansas State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Has provided new leadership to the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University, leading a college of over 500 faculty and 9000 students.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has recently served on the ACS Board of Directors for District V, as consultant to the Younger Chemists Committee, and as an instructor for the ACS Leadership Institute.


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Eggleston, Gillian

photo of Gillian Eggleston

USDA-ARS-SRRC

Contribution to the science/profession: Led research that has had a commercial impact on industrial sugar degradation and loss reactions, advanced clarification systems for sugarcane and sweet sorghum juices, sugar crop deterioration, and industrial enzyme applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Treasurer, Chair-Elect, and Chair of the Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry and led the Division's recent strategic planning. Organized five ACS symposia, and edited three associated books.


El-Ashmawy, Amina Khalifa

photo of Amina Khalifa El-Ashmawy

Collin College

Contribution to the science/profession: Encouraged and mentored students, particularly females, into STEM fields. Helped draft the Two-Year College Self-Study Tool based on the ACS guidelines. Served on six General Chemistry Examination Committees and chaired two.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as inaugural Chair of the Two-Year College Advisory Board. Served on the Committee on Public Relations and Communications and multiple Division of Chemical Education committees, and as Technical Program Chair for the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.


Elzerman, Alan W.

photo of Alan W. Elzerman

Clemson University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed a comprehensive environmental chemistry teaching and research program. Initiated an environmental science and policy program and a sustainable university program. Has served as Department Chair and Director of the School of the Environment.

Contribution to the ACS community: Held many leadership positions in the Division of Environmental Chemistry, including Chair, and is currently a Councilor. Served on the Society Committee on Education, the Committee on Publications, the Committee on Environmental Improvement, and others.


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Farmer, Barry L.

photo of Barry L. Farmer

Air Force Research Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for research applying computational modeling tools to understand the structures and properties of polymers, coupled with X-ray diffraction studies. Has worked in academia for 22 years and as Air Force Research Laboratory Senior Scientist for 15 years.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and Alternate Councilor of the Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) and as Chair of the ACS Central Regional Meeting. Has organized several symposia in POLY and the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.


Fjare, Kristi

photo of Kristi Fjare

Phillips 66 Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Leads a team that is developing a new technology for renewable hydrocarbon fuels.

Contribution to the ACS community: Held leadership roles during successful mergers of two Oklahoma Local Sections and the Divisions of Petroleum Chemistry and Fuel Chemistry into the new Division of Energy and Fuels.


Flynn, Daniel L.

photo of Daniel L. Flynn

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals LLC

Contribution to the science/profession: Founded Deciphera Pharmaceuticals based on a technology that designs and develops allosteric inhibitors of kinases through binding small molecules into switch pockets that control kinase conformational activation.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Medicinal Chemistry as Chair, Program Chair, and on the Long Range Planning Committee. Co-founded the Winter Conference in Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry (The Steamboat Conference).


Frech, Cheryl B.

photo of Cheryl B. Frech

University of Central Oklahoma

Contribution to the science/profession: Has more than 20 years of experience teaching and mentoring chemistry students, developing student-centered classroom methods, and supporting faculty development.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Oklahoma Local Section and ACS in various roles including Section Chair and Councilor, Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education, and Chair of the Committee on Public Relations and Communications.


Fromm, Katharina M.

photo of Katharina M. Fromm

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for outstanding research on coordination chemistry, teaching (Freshman Chemistry), and public outreach activities such as the International Year of Chemistry 2011.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Session Chair at ACS meetings and has organized invited lectures, also for U.S. chemists, at the University of Fribourg.


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Georg, Gunda I.

photo of Gunda I. Georg

University of Minnesota

Contribution to the science/profession: Accomplishments include the design, synthesis, and evaluation of anticancer and male contraceptive agents and contributions to natural product chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry. Has served as a leader in team science and in the education of students and postdocs.

Contribution to the ACS community: Serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Involved with the Division of Medicinal Chemistry as a Councilor and member of the Long Range Planning Committee and several award committees. Chaired the Women Chemists Committee Subcommittee on Symposia.


Giordan, Judith C.

photo of Judith C. Giordan

ecosVC, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to chemistry and the chemical enterprise over a 33-year career in research, product development, business leadership, higher education, and venture development.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a member of the Board of Directors, on several committees including Publications, Women Chemists, and Public Affairs and Public Relations, and as a Tour Speaker. Honored with the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal as a supporter of entrepreneurship and women’s initiatives since 1977.


Girolami, Gregory S.

photo of Gregory S. Girolami

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contribution to the science/profession: Has served as Department Head at the University of Illinois in Urbana and has published over 200 articles and books in the area of inorganic and materials chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Treasurer for the Division of Inorganic Chemistry and has co-organized several symposia at ACS National Meetings on chemical vapor deposition and nanoelectronic materials.


Göklen, Kent E.

photo of Kent E. Göklen

GlaxoSmithKline

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed highly efficient processes for the commercial purification of natural products and therapeutic proteins. Has mentored many young engineers and scientists in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Biochemical Technology as Program Chair (1997), Secretary (1998–2002), Chair-Elect/Chair/Past Chair (2003–2005), Communications Coordinator (2006–2009), and Session Chair (many years). Strengthened ties with European Union biotech organizations.


Greenbowe, Thomas J.

photo of Thomas J. Greenbowe

Iowa State University of Science & Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Research has contributed to understanding student learning and effective teaching practices using the Science Writing Heuristic, computer simulations, and animations. Facilitates workshops for chemistry instructors and AP Chemistry teachers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the Division of Chemical Education (CHED), the 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, and two ACS General Chemistry Examinations. Initiated CHED's strategic planning and fiduciary responsibility process.


Gutierrez, Carlos G.

photo of Carlos G. Gutierrez

California State University, Los Angeles

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for siderophore synthesis and selective acylation of polyamines as well as research training programs for minority undergraduates and M.S. students. Over 100 alumni have earned STEM Ph.D.s; 120 are currently in top Ph.D. programs.

Contribution to the ACS community: Participated in the Committee on Professional Training’s major revisions to the ACS Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Programs and was Founding Chair of the Committee on Minority Affairs. Helped establish the ACS Scholars Program, which has given 2450 awards to talented undergraduates.


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Hajian, Harry

photo of Harry Hajian

CCRI (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Served as Founding Chair of the Chemical Technology Program Approval Service for all chemical technician programs nationwide, which was the first significant recognition for these programs.

Contribution to the ACS community: Helped design the first curriculum materials for two-year chemical technology programs for the ACS under an NSF grant.


Heikkinen, Henry W.

photo of Henry W. Heikkinen

University of Northern Colorado (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Collaborated in designing and developing the high-school textbook Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom) and has served as Chief Editor for four ChemCom editions. Served as a member of the National Science Education Standards Leadership Cadre (1993–2000).

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Chemical Education (1990), as a Society Committee on Education Consultant and Associate (1988–1995), and as a member of the ChemCom Editorial Advisory Board (1983–2012).


Hess, Dennis W.

photo of Dennis W. Hess

Georgia Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Elucidated plasma-enhanced etching mechanisms for metal film patterning and developed plasma-assisted surface modification processes to control wetting and transport of fluids on paper or cellulose.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as founding Associate Editor for Chemistry of Materials (1988–1996) and Co-Editor of Microelectronics Processing, published in ACS Advances in Chemistry Series #221. Also served as a member of the ACS Books Advisory Board (1991–1997).


Hobart, David E.

photo of David E. Hobart

Los Alamos National Laboratory (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Made significant contributions to f-element science as reflected in inclusion of his reduction potential for the Americium(IV)/(III) redox couple in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Database “Chemical Thermodynamics of Americium”.

Contribution to the ACS community: Serves as the Chair-Elect of the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology and has co-organized the Analytical Chemistry in Nuclear Technology Symposia series at ACS National Meetings for the past decade.


Holloway, M. Katharine

photo of M. Katharine Holloway

Merck Research Laboratories

Contribution to the science/profession: Has been a leader in the computer-aided design of novel drugs, notably protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV/AIDS (Crixivan™, approved 1996) and Hepatitis C infection (Vaniprevir, currently in Phase III clinical trials).

Contribution to the ACS community: Took an active role in meeting with undergraduate/graduate/postdoctoral students at national meetings as a Computers in Chemistry Division Officer (2010–2012) and as the Eminent Scientist Lecturer in the undergraduate program (Fall 2012).


Huang, Xuefei

photo of Xuefei Huang

Michigan State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed novel glycosylation methods to synthesize complex oligosaccharides, as well as carbohydrate-based anti-cancer vaccines and glyco-nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Serves as the Program Chair and Secretary for the Carbohydrate Chemistry Division. Has chaired the Michigan State University Local Section.


Hynes, James T.

photo of James T. Hynes

University of Colorado, Boulder

Contribution to the science/profession: Made seminal contributions to the theory of chemical reaction mechanisms and rates in solution and at interfaces, and of allied phenomena including solvation and hydrogen bond dynamics, and vibrational energy flow.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the Theoretical Subdivision of the Physical Chemistry Division and served on the Division’s Executive Committee. Served on various other exam, award, and journal committees, and has organized numerous ACS symposia.


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Jackson, Nancy B.

photo of Nancy B. Jackson

Sandia National Laboratories

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for developing and contributing to an international scientist-to-scientists program sharing chemical safety and security with academia, industry, and government in developing countries.

Contribution to the ACS community: Noted for longtime service to the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division as Newsletter Editor, Secretary, Chair, and symposia organizer. Also served as 2011 ACS President.


Jespersen, Neil David

photo of Neil David Jespersen

St. John's University

Contribution to the science/profession: Has been a leader in innovation at St. John's. Developed the B.S./M.S. in Chemistry with courses incorporating digital technology while mentoring many research students. Received University and ACS awards for teaching and research.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served on the ACS Board of Directors and chaired the Committee on Committees, the New York Local Section (Councilor for 22 years), the Nichols Medal Award Jury, and the Long Island Subsection.


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Keiter, Richard L.

photo of Richard L. Keiter

Eastern Illinois University

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed methods for controlling transition metal coordination of polydentate phosphines and investigated exchange of phosphines in metal carbonyl complexes. Co-authored an inorganic chemistry textbook with J.E. Huheey and E.A. Keiter.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served two terms on the Advisory Board for the Petroleum Research Fund, conducted site visits for the Committee on Professional Training, and organized symposia for ACS meetings.


Knobler, Charles M.

photo of Charles M. Knobler

University of California, Los Angeles (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted experimental studies in thermodynamics, critical phenomena in fluid mixtures, kinetics of phase transitions, monolayers at the air/water interface (recognized by ACS Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry), and, recently, the physical chemistry of viruses.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Faculty Advisor for Student Chapter, as Senior Editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry (1998–2005), and as co-organizer for the Colloid and Surface Science Symposium.


Koppenaal, David W.

photo of David W. Koppenaal

EMSL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered the development of advanced methods for the characterization of environmental, radiological, and biological samples, with emphasis in atomic spectroscopy and metallomic approaches.

Contribution to the ACS community: Most recently has served on the Executive Committee of the Analytical Chemistry Division, as Chair-Elect (2010), Program Chair (2011), Chair (2012), and Past Chair (2013).


Kozlowski, Marisa

photo of Marisa Kozlowski

University of Pennsylvania

Contribution to the science/profession: Has made important advances in new chemical reaction methods. Put forth the use of new computational methods for the design and evaluation of ligands for reactions.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has a strong record of service in the organic chemistry community, serving on editorial boards, study sections, and as an officer for the Division of Organic Chemistry.


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Langerman, Neal

photo of Neal Langerman

Advanced Chemical Safety, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Devoted the past 30 years to help make the world safe for "ions, molecules, and free radicals". Dedicated career to preventing injuries and accidents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served over six years as Treasurer of the Division of Chemical Health & Safety. Frequent symposium organizer and speaker as well as author of a regular column in the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety.


Lawlor, Bonnie

photo of Bonnie Lawlor

National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS)

Contribution to the science/profession: Major contribution was in publishing at the former Institute for Scientific Information in the creation of a reaction database and its print counterpart, Current Chemical Reactions, in the 1980s.

Contribution to the ACS community: Conducted surveys while serving on the Committee on Nominations & Elections, which contributed greatly to ACS election policies.


Liebler, Daniel C.

photo of Daniel C. Liebler

Vanderbilt University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to understanding reactive intermediates in toxicology and applications of mass spectrometry to the fields of toxicology, proteomics, and cancer biology.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has provided leadership and service to the Division of Chemical Toxicology and editorial service to ACS journals, especially Chemical Research in Toxicology.


Lunte, Susan M.

photo of Susan M. Lunte

University of Kansas

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed new analytical methodologies for the detection of drugs and neurotransmitters in biological fluids, including separation-based sensors that can be used to continuously monitor these substances in vivo.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and Program Chair for the Analytical Chemistry Division and on the Editorial Board of Analytical Chemistry. Was active in Local Section government in the 1980s.


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Mallouk, Thomas E.

photo of Thomas E. Mallouk

The Pennsylvania State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research on the synthesis of nanomaterials, especially nanowires and layered oxides, and their applications in photochemical and electrochemical energy conversion, environmental remediation, and powered motion on the nanoscale.

Contribution to the ACS community: In collaboration with graduate student Cary Supalo, founded the ILAB project, which has developed assistive technology and techniques that enable students who are blind to participate fully in laboratory science.


Marks, Tobin J.

photo of Tobin J. Marks

Northwestern University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized by numerous awards, election to learned academies, and service on private and public sector advisory boards. Has mentored 250 graduate and postdoctoral students who now hold prestigious positions around the world.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served, over the course of 40 years, on numerous important ACS committees, panels, editorial boards, and task forces, which range from Chicago Local Section activities to ACS national and international activities.


McQuire, Les

photo of Les McQuire

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Contribution to the science/profession: Has led drug discovery teams in several important disease areas and was Program Manager for multiple compounds in advanced trials in oncology. Chaired the Gordon Research Conference in Medicinal Chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Involved in establishing the ACS Leadership Development System. Past Chair and current Councilor for the North Jersey Local Section and has served on several national committees and task forces.


Meador, Mary Ann B.

photo of Mary Ann B. Meador

NASA Glenn Research Center

Contribution to the science/profession: Accomplishments include the understanding of cure and degradation mechanisms in high-temperature polymers and the invention of polymer silica hybrid aerogels and polymer aerogels with improved durability for use in aerospace applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) symposia and workshop organizer, Alternate Councilor, and Membership Chair (helped grow POLY/Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Student Chapters from 2 to 10).  Currently serves as POLY Councilor, Divisional Activities Committee member, and Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.


Moore, Robert B.

photo of Robert B. Moore

Virginia Tech

Contribution to the science/profession: Made fundamental contributions to the understanding of morphological and physical properties of ion-containing polymers, with special emphasis on ionomer membranes and materials for energy applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Brought creative leadership to numerous elected positions in the Division of Polymer Chemistry and is a Past Treasurer and Chair for the Division.


Morello, Michael J.

photo of Michael J. Morello

PepsiCo Global Beverages R&D

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized by PepsiCo as a company-wide expert on isolation and analysis of volatile–flavor compounds and in flavor formation and degradation and for his mentorship of junior scientists on flavor-analysis techniques.

Contribution to the ACS community: Serves as Chair of the Divisional Activities Committee and is a founding member of the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (Chair, 2009). Has served on the Meetings & Expositions Committee and on the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry as Chair (2000), Councilor, and Program Chair.


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O'Brien, Anne T.

photo of Anne T. O'Brien

Wyeth (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Transformed the modus operandi of chemical scientists, encouraging and empowering them to use contemporary digital technologies and thus enabling them to satisfy their information needs independently, quickly, and effectively.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served the ACS and provided advocacy for its members for 50 years in many roles, including nine years as District I Director on the Board of Directors.


Ottenbrite, Raphael M.

photo of Raphael M. Ottenbrite

Virginia Commonwealth University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for design and synthesis of therapeutically active polymers as well as surface modifications of films, fibers, and particles; chemical surface metallization of films; and macro- and nanoparticles. Served as founder and Editor of the Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has organized the ACS International Symposium on Biorelated Polymers biannually since 1982. On alternate years, since 1993, has co-organized meetings globally on Frontiers in Biomedical Polymers Symposia. Invited as Visiting Professor to seven countries.


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Peterson, Lisa A.

photo of Lisa A. Peterson

University of Minnesota

Contribution to the science/profession: Made research contributions in chemical mechanisms of carcinogenesis by tobacco smoke constituents, in particular, nitrosamines and furan.

Contribution to the ACS community: Actively involved in the Division of Chemical Toxicology since its inception, serving as Chair of the Bylaws Committee, Councilor, and Division Chair.


Phillips, Marshall

photo of Marshall Phillips

USDA, National Animal Disease Center (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Served in research, administrative, and executive capacities seeking control and/or eradication of infectious diseases in livestock and poultry. Developed immunogenic vaccines for use in agri-business.

Contribution to the ACS community: Initiated and established the role of biotechnology within ACS programming. Served 20+ years as Associate Editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and 20 years as a Councilor for the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


Porter, Ned A.

photo of Ned A. Porter

Vanderbilt University

Contribution to the science/profession: Has been a leader in the study of organic free radical mechanistic chemistry, particularly in the study of the reaction of lipids and molecular oxygen.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a member of the Division of Organic Chemistry Executive Committee and Chair of the Committee on Symposium Planning.


Pribush, Robert A.

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Butler University

Contribution to the science/profession: Throughout 40 years of classroom, laboratory, and extramural interactions, instilled a love of science while infusing a sense of vocation and purposeful career selection in countless university students.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as founder and second Chair of the Younger Chemists Committee. Has been a 20+ year Indiana Local Section Councilor and chairs a scholarship/Chemistry Olympiad program that yielded a student on the 2013 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team.


Protasiewicz, John D.

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Case Western Reserve University

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed novel multiply-bonded phosphorus compounds that have interesting opto-electronic properties, new types of phospha-Wittig reagents, pincer complexes and additives for Li ion batteries. Conducted work on synthesis and X-ray structural characterization of soluble iodosylbenzene.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair (2011) and Treasurer (2000–2002) of the Cleveland Local Section. Currently serves as Secretary for the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (2010–2016).


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Quin, Louis DuBose

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Duke University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an international leader in organophosphorus chemistry and phosphorus NMR spectroscopy through research publications, several books, and international conference organization. Served as President of the International Council on Main Group Chemistry (1996).

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the North Carolina Local Section (1984) and member of the Society Committee on Publications (1983–1993). Also served on editorial and publishing boards of Chemical & Engineering News (1983–1991).


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Raushel, Frank M.

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Texas A&M University

Contribution to the science/profession: Made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the relationship between protein structure and function for enzyme-catalyzed reactions.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Secretary and member of the Executive Committee for the Division of Biological Chemistry and as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Biochemistry.


Raymond, Kenneth N.

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LBNL and University of California, Berkeley

Contribution to the science/profession: Was the first chemist to study siderophores, microbial iron chelating agents used by bacteria. Used the siderophores as models for preparing synthetic metal-ion selective chelating agents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Chair of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Co-Chair of the National Research Council Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, a member of many editorial boards, and a frequent agency reviewer.


Reich, Ieva L.

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University of Wisconsin

Contribution to the science/profession: Employing interactive methods in large classes, has used organic chemistry as a vehicle to lead students along the pathway of learning how to learn.

Contribution to the ACS community: As a Councilor and Faculty Advisor to the Student Chapter, has organized activities and social events that promote interaction between students, academics, and industrial chemists in the Wisconsin Local Section.


Rojas, Orlando J.

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North Carolina State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Has been a leader in the investigation of physicochemical properties and assembly of plant-based biopolymers at interfaces and fiber nanostructures. Contributions cover fundamental aspects of the chemistry of natural resources.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair, Program Chair, and Councilor of the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division. Has organized numerous symposia and worked with networks of scientists worldwide in developing educational and research programs.


Rusch, Peter F.

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Rusch Consulting Group

Contribution to the science/profession: Work with improving computers and mass storage in the late 1970s included the development of the largest online commercial chemical information system at the time that served a worldwide community, including industry, government, and academe.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Division and Local Section Councilor, Chair of the Division of Chemical Information, Chair of the Committee on Nomenclature, Terminology and Symbols, and currently, Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Local Section.


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Schiraldi, David A.

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Case Western Reserve University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for two decades of industrial polyester work contributing to the development and understanding of polymer/clay aerogels, materials of both academic and commercial interest.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on governance within the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, starting with chairing awards, then moving to Secretary and, ultimately, Chair.


Schowen, Richard L.

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University of Kansas (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1963–2000). Conducted research in reaction mechanisms, physical organic chemistry, origins of enzyme catalytic power, and isotope effects (1963–2010).

Contribution to the ACS community: Served for 16 years (1982–1998) as Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society under the leadership of Al Bard.


Schrobilgen, Gary J.

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McMaster University

Contribution to the science/profession: Made outstanding contributions to the synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry of high-oxidation-state main-group and transition metal species fluoride species, in particular, the chemistry of krypton and xenon.

Contribution to the ACS community: Organized symposia at National and Pacifichem Meetings and served as Vice Chair/Secretary, Chair, Past Chair, and Member of the Executive Committee at Large of the Division of Fluorine Chemistry.


Schultz, Jerome S.

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University of California at Riverside

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted seminal research in optical biosensors and molecular transport through membranes with nanopores. Advanced the field of bioengineering as Founding Chair of the Bioengineering Departments at Pittsburgh and UC Riverside.

Contribution to the ACS community: Contributed to the advancement of biotechnology as the Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Progress for 20 years and led the formation and development of the Division of Biochemical Technology.


Shultz, Mary Jane

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Tufts University

Contribution to the science/profession: Made seminal contributions to new model for aqueous solution interfaces and identification of hydrogen-bond resonances. Seeding recognition of the importance of minority catalyst faces.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for encouragement and recognition of outstanding contributions to visualizations at the atomic-molecular level and to science education. Noted for encouragement and recognition of women in science.


Smith, Patrick B.

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Michigan Molecular Institute

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to the field of biobased chemistry in the commercialization of poly(lactic acid), poly(hydroxyalkanoates), terephthalic acid, and propylene glycol, and for the characterization of polymers by NMR spectroscopy.

Contribution to the ACS community: Contributed years of service to the Midland Local Section, holding Section Chair and Director positions, as well as chairing numerous national symposia on biobased chemistry and polymer characterization.


Soulen, Robert L.

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Southwestern University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: As L.N. Pratt Professor of Science, utilized his background in industry to motivate and challenge gifted students toward professions in research, medicine, and education. Recognized as Council for Advancement and Support of Education Gold Medalist and Texas Professor of the Year (1988).

Contribution to the ACS community: Has represented Central Texas chemists continuously since 1965 through service on Council, national committees, and task force groups. Has served on the Board for ACS, ACS Member Insurance Programs, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.


Stratt, Richard M.

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Brown University

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research on how the ultrafast spectroscopy of liquids, and in particular, the dynamics underlying solvation, vibrational energy transfer, and nonlinear spectra, could be understood in terms of "instantaneous normal modes".

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and National Meeting Program Chair of the Physical Chemistry Division, Chair of the Theoretical Chemistry Subdivision, and as a member of numerous editorial boards.


Streusand, Barry J.

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Applied Analytical, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Inspired excellence, innovation, and leadership in the application of science to the objectives of industry through the founding and management of Applied Analytical, Inc., and the co-founding of Bandgap Technology.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired two Local Sections (MI/TX) and served as a Councilor for 13 years from the Central Texas Local Section. Has served 20 years on ACS committees and had key involvement in the Society's Healthcare Public Policy Statement.


Stucky, Galen D.

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed powerful synthesis paradigms for the assembly of organic/inorganic composite, multifunctional systems using block copolymers, to create highly defined, patterned domains on nano- to macro-length scales.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a member of the committee that led to the creation of the journal Chemistry of Materials. Served on the Editorial Board and promotion through publication of highly cited papers.


Swager, Timothy M.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of science and technologies in liquid crystals and electronic polymers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Initiated diversity-enhancing efforts that include the Future Faculty Workshop, which assists disadvantaged students in competing for academic positions.


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Talley, Erik A.

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Weill Cornell Medical College

Contribution to the science/profession: Enhanced laboratory safety and waste management programs in allied-health fields. Has mentored students into environmental health and safety professions, and was an early leader in electronic access to safety information.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the Laboratory Chemical and Waste Management Task Force, the Southern Illinois Local Section, and the Division of Chemical Health & Safety. Has also served as an Executive Committee Member for the Committee on Chemical Safety.


Taylor, Anne Kuhlmann

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CTD Quality Consulting

Contribution to the science/profession: Wrote and edited Chemistry and Manufacturing documents, used for registration of new drugs, for the client pharmaceutical company. Helped client companies file more than 20 applications with the FDA.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served the Baton Rouge Local Section as National Chemistry Week Co-Coordinator and in planning of Super Science Saturday for 10 years, which attracts 1500+ children, parents, and volunteers for hands-on science activities.


Tew, Gregory N.

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for building and supporting broadly diverse teams of scientists and engineers, enabling solutions to society’s most important problems including the understanding of biomimetic, multi-functional, and smart materials.

Contribution to the ACS community: Contributed to the Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) National Meeting programming including the development of a POLY-sponsored Keynote Lecture series coordinated with the ACS thematic events that celebrates the broad, positive impact of polymers to society.


Tobias, Douglas J.

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University of California, Irvine

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed methodology for computer simulations of condensed phase systems; creative simulation studies of aqueous interfaces relevant to atmospheric chemistry and the dynamics of proteins in solution and in membranes.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Biophysical Subdivision of the Physical Chemistry Division, the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and award committees. Has organized several ACS symposia.


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Walter, Paul H. L.

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Skidmore College (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Having hired and worked with excellent colleagues, brought the excitement of chemistry to students and collaborated with high school teachers as colleagues. Served as Chair for the American Association of University Professors at local, state, and national levels.

Contribution to the ACS community: As Board Chair and President, called the Airley Conference from which ACS minority programs ensued. Advanced international efforts and, with the Executive Director and legal counsel, resolved anti-trust issues.


Wilson, George S.

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University of Kansas

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed new methodology for analysis of analytes in biological fluids, in particular biosensors for in vivo continuous glucose monitoring of diabetic patients and for monitoring various species in the rodent brain.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Committee on Professional Training and in the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry for 16 years, concluding as President of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division.


Wise, Stephen A.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered work in the development of Standard Reference Materials for organic constituents in environmental, food, dietary supplement, and clinical matrices; fundamental understanding of chromatographic separations for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Analytical Chemistry and on editorial advisory boards for several scientific journals including the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.


Wogan, Gerald N.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed and applied mechanism-based molecular biomarkers that identified aflatoxin exposure, which act synergistically with hepatitis B virus infection, as a major risk factor for human liver cancer in Asia and Africa.

Contribution to the ACS community: Taught short courses in chemical carcinogenesis and served as Chair of the Division of Chemical Toxicology. Established a graduate program in chemical toxicology at MIT, of which its graduates have become leaders in academia, government, and industry.


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Zablocki, Jeff

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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Discovered a drug that was approved, Regadenoson, a pharmacological stress agent. Mentored medicinal chemists who are now leaders training others.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Vice Chair, Chair, and Past Chair of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI), 2007–2012, and established Lunch-N-Learn sessions at the MEDI Division for special training and case studies.


Zhou, Weichang

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WuXi AppTec

Contribution to the science/profession: Established and provided scientific excellence and strategic leadership to world-class multifunctional biologics process development and manufacturing teams, having developed numerous biologics that include recombinant proteins and vaccines, which benefit patients worldwide.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Councilor, Chair, Awards Chair, Program Chair, and Session Chair of the Division of Biochemical Technology. Has been a long-term Division Executive Committee member with sustained contributions to the Division’s growth and success.


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