2015 ACS Fellows

The 2015 Fellows were announced in the July 13, 2015 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

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Abul-Hajj, Yusuf

photo of Yusuf Abul-Hajj

University of Minnesota

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his laboratory being the first to show the presence of aromatase in human mammary tumor tissues and the formation of estrogen–nucleic acid adducts.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Senior Editor of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (1995–2012), on the Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI) Executive Committee (2006–2012), and on the MEDI Long Range Planning Committee (1992–1995 and 2006–2012).


Alexander, Edward C.

photo of Edward C. Alexander

San Diego Mesa College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for significant contributions in the field of organic photochemistry and in the synthesis and properties of organic small ring compounds.

Contribution to the ACS community: Provided successful mentorship to hundreds of underrepresented minority students. His efforts ranged from mentoring individual ACS Scholars to directing a major NIH-funded Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program.


Ali, Amjad

photo of Amjad Ali

Merck Research Laboratories

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his leadership of drug discovery teams and contributions to the benefit of human health, including the discovery of anacetrapib, Merck’s investigational cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor currently in Phase III trials.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served twice as Chair of the Organic Topical Group of the North Jersey Local Section. Organized and chaired technical symposia at local and national meetings and serves as an Alternate Industrial Councilor for the Division of Medicinal Chemistry.


Appell, Michael

photo of Michael Appell

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for developing methods to improve food safety and elucidating the chemical mechanisms behind the unusual properties of natural products.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair, Program Chair, Webmaster, and Councilor for the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Organized symposia and served as a member of the Joint Board–Council Committee on Publications.


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Bass, Robert Gerald

photo of Robert Gerald Bass

Virginia Commonwealth University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his leadership role in establishing B.S. and Ph.D. programs in chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Instituted a research program in collaboration with the NASA Langley Research Center resulting in numerous publications and patents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for 50 years of service to the ACS and the Virginia Local Section. Chaired the Committees on Meetings & Expositions and Membership Affairs and served as a member of the Local Section Activities and Council Policy Committees. Chaired the 1991 Southeastern Regional Meeting (SERMACS) and co-chaired fundraising for the 2011 SERMACS.


Bennett, Rodney Morris

photo of Rodney Morris Bennett

Critical Path Services, LLC (A knoell Company)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a lifelong champion in stewardship for crop protection products. Developed innovative approaches to analytical detection of residue products and study designs for environmental monitoring and worker exposure assessment.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served in multiple roles for local sections, including Chair and on Academic–Industrial Matrix and regional meeting committees. Served as Chair and Councilor for the Division of Agrochemicals. Active on the Committee on Divisional Activities, multiple subcommittees, and the Division Officers’ Caucus.


Benvenuto, Mark Anthony

photo of Mark Anthony Benvenuto

University of Detroit Mercy

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted X-ray fluorescence research in artifacts analyses and consumer product materials, including copper coinage of King Herod in ancient Judea and antique patent medicines at the Henry Ford Museum.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor and two-term Chair of the Detroit Local Section, which won a 2005 ChemLuminary Award for Outstanding Performance by a Local Section. Also served on the Committees on Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols and Constitution and Bylaws and as General Chair of the 43rd Central Regional Meeting.


Booksh, Karl S.

photo of Karl S. Booksh

University of Delaware

Contribution to the science/profession: Trained and mentored more than 30 excellent graduate students and postdocs in analytical spectroscopy and chemometrics. Advocated for and supported the full inclusion of underrepresented groups in chemical research.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities and served as a member of the Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Boards. Served as Chair and Principal Investigator for the workshop to rewrite the ACS manual Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities.


Boyd, Mary K.

photo of Mary K. Boyd

St. Edward's University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a national advocate for broadening participation in undergraduate research to engage students traditionally underrepresented in the chemical sciences.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Member-at-large and Alternate Councilor on the Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry and as a member of the Committee on Minority Affairs.


Brazdil, Linda C.

photo of Linda C. Brazdil

Loyola University Chicago

Contribution to the science/profession: Involved in the development and mechanistic studies of industrial catalysts and is a leader in chemistry education innovation to make chemistry concepts accessible, relevant, and interesting for students.

Contribution to the ACS community: Inspired and supported young people in science both locally and nationally through National Chemistry Week and other enrichment programs and through positions as Cleveland Local Section Treasurer, Chair, and Director.


Brubaker, Inara Mencis

photo of Inara Mencis Brubaker

UOP/AlliedSignal Research Centers (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Led pre-commercialization continuous pressure hydrolysis process research to de-polymerize nylon-6 to the starting monomer, caprolactam. The process used direct feed of whole carpet; the caprolactam was recovered for new nylon-6 production.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the ACS Task Force on Occupational Health and Safety, which conducted a nationwide survey of industrial and academic chemical laboratories; survey facts were critical for the U.S. Department of Labor decision that research and academic laboratories should not have the same engineering controls as manufacturing sites.


Bunce, Diane M.

photo of Diane M. Bunce

The Catholic University of America

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to both the teaching of chemistry and the advancement of chemistry education research.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as founding Editor of the Chemical Education Research feature of the Journal of Chemical Education and as an editor or co-editor of several books for the ACS Symposium Series.


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Cebe, Peggy

photo of Peggy Cebe

Tufts University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a leader in thermal analysis and calorimetry of polymers. Pioneered the use of high-precision/high-accuracy heat capacity measurements of polymer materials science to the study of biomacromolecules.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division (PMSE), managing participation at the 2001 national meetings. As PMSE Program Chair, she organized programs for the 2000 national meetings.


Charlebois, Amber Flynn

photo of Amber Flynn Charlebois

State University of New York at Geneseo and Fairleigh Dickinson University

Contribution to the science/profession: Mentored more than 50 undergraduate students in research projects involving the synthesis of stercobilin, a potential biomarker for childhood autism, and the interaction of cresyl violet and nucleic acid molecules.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and Councilor for the North Jersey Local Section, Chair of the Women Chemists Committee, and as an active participant on the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.


Charpentier, Bonnie A.

photo of Bonnie A. Charpentier

Cytokinetics, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for senior leadership in research and successful development of new drugs for the treatment of significant medical needs, including orphan diseases. Also recognized for developing partnerships and mentoring students and industry colleagues.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired two local sections and provided leadership in regional meetings and divisions. Served on the ACS Board of Directors for nine years, including as Chair, focusing on governance effectiveness, outreach, and member support.


Chow, Christine S.

photo of Christine S. Chow

Wayne State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to the development of synthetic and biophysical tools for studying modified RNAs and ligand interactions, which is important for understanding antibiotic resistance mechanisms and combating bacterial resistance.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Biological Chemistry as a Councilor (2005–2008 and 2014–present). Promoted women in the profession through work on the Women Chemists Committee (2007–present), grant-writing workshops, and nominations for awards.


Cobb III, George P.

photo of George P. Cobb III

Baylor University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his group developing and implementing sensitive analytical techniques for exposure assessment, focusing on pesticides, explosives, nanomaterials, and waste site assessment.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for helping the Division of Environmental Chemistry establish a memorandum of understanding with the Serbian Chemical Society and working to bring early career professionals into leadership of the ACS.


Cohen, Seth M.

photo of Seth M. Cohen

University of California, San Diego

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to the development of postsynthetic methods for the modification of metal-organic frameworks. Applied a bioinorganic approach of fragment-based drug discovery to the discovery of metalloprotein inhibitors.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Advisory Board to Chemical & Engineering News and as Treasurer of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry, and helped to serve and educate in a public policy role as a AAAS Fellow.


Cole, Renee S.

photo of Renee S. Cole

University of Iowa

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for chemistry education research focused on the design and assessment of instructional materials and teaching strategies and connecting research to practice. Co-edited two books on chemistry education research methods.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service to the Division of Chemical Education (Councilor, Executive Committee, Chemistry Education Research Committee, Committee on Computers in Chemical Education, Program Committee, and ACS Exams Committees) and to the Women Chemists Committee.


Coppola, Brian P.

photo of Brian P. Coppola

University of Michigan

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for pioneering the integration of instructional development with a multi-generational program for future faculty education (Chemical Sciences at the Interface of Education–University of Michigan), which has transformed the departmental culture for work in discipline-centered chemistry education.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an Officer and Councilor for the Huron Valley Local Section (21 years) and as a member of the Society Committee on Education, the Committee on Science, and task forces. Also served as Program Chair of the 2000 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education and as an organizer of numerous symposia.


Crawford, T. Daniel

photo of T. Daniel Crawford

Virginia Tech

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of high-accuracy reduced-scaling quantum mechanical models of the optical properties of chiral compounds, including first-principles simulations of optical rotation and circular dichroism spectra.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Division of Physical Chemistry, for organization of national symposia, and for service to the theoretical chemistry community through the organization of Software Summer Schools.


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Dadmun, Mark

photo of Mark Dadmun

University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions in the use of neutron, light, and X-ray scattering techniques to characterize and tune the interfaces, dispersion, and functional properties of polymer blends, composites, and nanocomposites.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as the Division of Polymer Chemistry Treasurer for six years, leaving a balanced budget while increasing member services. Has also been active in local section governance and activities throughout his career.


de Groot, Robert-Michael

photo of Robert-Michael de Groot

Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California

Contribution to the science/profession: Carried out research, teaching, outreach, and curriculum development to advance chemistry education and science communication in formal and free-choice learning settings. Co-developed a chemistry outreach van program at Occidental College.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Committees on Community Activities and Public Relations and Communications. Facilitated innovative and robust connections between community outreach and the presentation of chemistry through the public media.


Dias, Anthony Jay

photo of Anthony Jay Dias

ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for fundamental advances in the design, development, and commercialization of new elastomers, polymers, blends, and composites.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division as Chair, Vice Chair, and Councilor. Recognized for ongoing congressional advocacy and service to ACS committees, including Corporation Associates and the Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs.


Dionysiou, Dionysios (Dion)

photo of Dionysios (Dion) Dionysiou

University of Cincinnati

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for pioneering work in the field of advanced oxidation technologies and nanotechnologies using novel materials as catalysts for the degradation of cyanotoxins and other contaminants of concern in water.

Contribution to the ACS community: Played an instrumental role in sustaining very active programming for the Division of Environmental Chemistry and demonstrated leadership in encouraging participation of young researchers in ACS symposia and award competitions.


Driscoll, John

photo of John Driscoll

PID Analyzers, LLC

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed the first photoionization detector (PID) for parts-per-billion levels of organic compounds by gas chromatography in 1973. Developed a PID for parts-per-trillion levels of arsenic and mercury in food in 2013.

Contribution to the ACS community: Started the Cape Cod Science Cafe and has organized 12 since 2011. Also started the STEM Journey Event for K–12 students and has organized the first two; Stem Journey II had 1100 participants.


Duerst, Marilyn D.

photo of Marilyn D. Duerst

University of Wisconsin–River Falls (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an impassioned chemical educator for 50 years, inspiring thousands of in-service and pre-service teachers and students ages 4 to 85 through myriad venues and NSF Teacher Enhancement grants.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for extensive involvement nationally in National Chemistry Week and for being active locally in outreach in schools, libraries, and summer camps. Chaired the Minnesota Local Section 100th anniversary celebration and its involvement in the International Year of Chemistry.


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Elston, Harry J.

photo of Harry J. Elston

Midwest Chemical Safety, LLC

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a leading chemical safety professional, responsible for the communication of chemical safety information through the editorship of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety.

Contribution to the ACS community: Provided leadership to the Committee on Chemical Safety as the Safe Practices (now Safety Solutions) Subcommittee Chair, as well as division and local section leadership.


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Fisher, Ellen R.

photo of Ellen R. Fisher

Colorado State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for advancing understanding of the molecular-level chemistry occurring in plasma processing, elucidating fundamental gas-phase reactions and gas–surface interactions, and creating novel thin films and three-dimensional composite materials.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Younger Chemists Committee and organized Colorado Local Section meetings and Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry symposia. Currently serves as an Executive Editor of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.


Fisher, Matthew A.

photo of Matthew A. Fisher

Saint Vincent College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an advocate for learning chemistry through real-world issues, a developer of SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) model courses for undergraduate science majors, and a leader in efforts to bring sustainability issues into undergraduate chemistry education.

Contribution to the ACS community: Led education-related efforts of the Committee on Environmental Improvement (CEI) for over a decade, created and launched the ACS–CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education, and chaired CEI.


Fleming, Steven A.

photo of Steven A. Fleming

Temple University

Contribution to the science/profession: Proposed mechanistic pathways for photochemical reactions. Coauthored Organic Chemistry and had primary responsibility in the development of teaching tools: Organic Reaction Animations and Bio-Organic Reaction Animations. Advised 118 students in undergraduate research projects.

Contribution to the ACS community: Provided support and leadership in the Central Utah (1989–2008) and Philadelphia (2012–present) Local Sections and organized regional meetings. Served on multiple national committees (1991–present), including as Chair of the Committee on Meetings & Expositions (2004–2005).


Frishberg, Mark D.

photo of Mark D. Frishberg

Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical Company, and Seres Laboratories, Inc. (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to the commercialization of 16 drugs (including four blockbusters) and medical devices through the application of technical and management skills and invented the magenta dye for thermal transfer imaging products.

Contribution to the ACS community: Dedicated to chemical career counseling and public outreach. Also served on six ACS national committees and as a Local Section Councilor (California, Rochester) and Chair (California, Northeast Tennessee).


Frommer, Jane

photo of Jane Frommer

IBM Almaden Research Center

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered the discovery of the solution state of electronically conducting polymers and the ground-laying scanning probe microscopy studies of single molecules and molecular assemblies.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on ACS journal editorial boards, award committees, and science fair judging teams and as an ACS symposium organizer and book editor. Also involved in Silicon Valley’s ACS local section leadership and community outreach.


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Gaur, Raj P. Singh

photo of Raj A. Singh Gaur

Towanda Metadyne, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed an electrochemical method to make tungsten–copper, tungsten–silver, molybdenum–copper, and molybdenum–silver composite powders for shape charge and electronic applications (U.S. Patent 7,041,151); this work has great potential for making these powders commercially at low cost.

Contribution to the ACS community: Conducted "Science is Fun!" demonstrations for young school children, teaching through experiments and motivating young children to learn science.


Gruebele, Martin

photo of Martin Gruebele

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Contribution to the science/profession: Elucidated molecular vibrational energy flow, studied protein and RNA dynamics in the test tube and in living cells, and observed directly the atomic scale dynamics of glasses at their surface.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Physical Chemistry, on ACS award committees, and organized many symposia and sessions at ACS meetings.


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Hasford, Justin J.

photo of Justin J. Hasford

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Contribution to the science/profession: Defended successfully, with colleagues at Finnegan, Otsuka's patent on aripiprazole, the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Otsuka's blockbuster drug ABILIFY, with peak annual sales of $7.5 billion.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the ACS community through the Division of Chemistry and the Law for more than 10 years, coordinating programming, networking events, and outreach endeavors.


Hoye, Rebecca Cowan

photo of Rebecca Cowan Hoye

Macalester College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions as a Professor of Organic Chemistry, interacting with numerous students in the classroom and research lab and preparing them for future study.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for significant volunteer service with the Petroleum Research Fund as an Advisory Board member (6 years) and Chair (6 years).


Hupp, Joseph T.

photo of Joseph T. Hupp

Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the design, synthesis, and fundamental investigation of molecules and materials relevant to energy conversion or protection against chemical threats.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


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Johnston, John J.

photo of John J. Johnston

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of probabilistic risk assessment models to estimate the impact of environmental contaminants on humans and wildlife.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Agrochemicals (2008) and currently serving as Chair of the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities.


Jones, Christopher W.

photo of Christopher W. Jones

Georgia Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions in the development of materials for applications in catalysis and carbon dioxide capture, as well as for mentoring more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for leadership establishing ACS Catalysis as the top comprehensive catalysis journal globally, and for service to ACS Publications and the Division of Catalysis Science and Technology in numerous capacities.


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Keith, Lawrence H.

photo of Lawrence W. Keith

Instant Reference Sources

Contribution to the science/profession: Helped pioneer modern environmental analytical chemistry, including gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Instrumental in selecting EPA’s Priority Pollutants and methods still analyzed throughout the U.S. and the world. Published the first chemistry e-books and expert systems.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as the first Secretary and Alternate Councilor for the inaugural Northeast Georgia Local Section and Chair of the Central Texas Local Section. For more than 40 years, served as Secretary, Program Chair, Chair, Webmaster, and Newsletter Editor for the Division of Environmental Chemistry.


Kohl, Gretchen Sutton

photo of Gretchen Sutton Kohl

Dow Corning Corporation (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized, through influence management, innovation, and empowering of diverse teams, for implementing hair-care efficacy testing and improving global product testing, precious metal recovery, systematic global product importation characterization, security, and compliance.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for holding all Midland Local Section offices and helping to develop its Bringing Science to Life in the Classroom program. Served as a national ACS Councilor and member of the Committee on Environmental Improvement, ACS Books Advisory Board, and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day activities.


Krylov, Anna

photo of Anna Krylov

University of Southern California

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed new robust tools for electronically excited and open-shell species, such as the spin-flip approach for polyradicals and complex-variable coupled-cluster methods for metastable electronic states.

Contribution to the ACS community: Created a web-based list of women in theoretical and computational molecular sciences; the list promotes female excellence in theoretical chemistry and encourages young women to pursue careers in this field.


Kumar, Ramesh C.

photo of Ramesh C. Kumar

3M Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for expertise in low-surface-energy materials used for low-adhesion backsizes for tapes and Post-it Notes. Contributions encompass silicone, hydrocarbon, and aqueous-based chemistries for 3M's iconic Pressure Sensitive Adhesive-based product platforms.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service with the ACS Student Chapter, which led to serving as Chair of the Minnesota Local Section. Also served as a Councilor. Currently serves as Chair of the Local Section Awards Committee and as an associate member of the Committee on Patents and Related Matters.


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Laine, Richard M.

photo of Richard M. Laine

University of Michigan

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed synthetic routes to novel silicon-containing materials, especially ceramic precursors; new methods of making metal oxide nanopowders; novel homogeneous catalysts for the water–gas shift reaction; homogeneous cluster catalyst models of heterogeneous catalyst; and synthetic routes to silicon cage compounds.

Contribution to the ACS community: Organized multiple international workshops and symposia and edited several special issues and books on organic/inorganic hybrid materials. Served on ACS award committees and the ACS Exam on Polymer Chemistry and Materials update with the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division and the Division of Polymer Chemistry.


Leenstra, Willem R.

photo of Willem R. Leenstra

University of Vermont

Contribution to the science/profession: Pioneered research to understand the structural details and photophysics of mixed-pendant, layered materials; specifically, arene-derivatized zirconium phosphonates have shown promise as nanoparticulate pressure sensors.

Contribution to the ACS community: Completed 25 years as a Councilor after being Green Mountain Local Section Chair and Secretary. Served as General Chair of the Northeast Regional Meeting twice. Committee appointments have included Local Section Activities, Meetings & Expositions (Chair), and currently, Budget and Finance.


Lewis, Jennifer E.

photo of Jennifer E. Lewis

University of South Florida

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed significantly to research in chemistry education by introducing measurement standards for instrument development and conducting influential research on the impacts of curricular change.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for a deep and active commitment to an inclusive ACS via activities to welcome new members and engage multiple perspectives in committee service for the Division of Chemical Education.


Li, Chao-Jun

photo of Chao-Jun Li

McGill University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an international leader in green chemistry for organic syntheses, including the development of Grignard-type reactions in water, aldehyde-alkyne-amine coupling, cross-dehydrogenative-coupling, and green solvents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Worked extensively with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and Education Office in organizing and chairing green chemistry conferences and symposia, hosting the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy, giving courses and seminar series, and producing educational materials.


Libby, R Daniel

photo of R Daniel Libby

Moravian College

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed, with his undergraduate research students, a model system that provided the first direct evidence for a covalent intermediate in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase catalyzed reactions.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as the Women Chemists Committee Program Chair, taking a leadership role with the Committee on Meetings & Expositions Technical Programming Subcommittee to develop policies for committee programming at ACS national meetings.


Liebeskind, Lanny S.

photo of Lanny S. Liebeskind

Emory University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for creative applications of transition-metal chemistry for solutions to strategic challenges in organic chemistry. In the training of citizen scientists, he has worked to emphasize the “Ph” in “Ph.D.”

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the NIH Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, on the Petroleum Research Fund Advisory Board, as a co-organizer of ACS symposia, and in a variety of editorial capacities.


Loganathan, Bommanna G.

photo of Bommanna G. Loganathan

Murray State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed significantly to the understanding of the contamination trends of persistent organic chemicals in the global environment and biota.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Coordinator for the Kentucky Lake Local Section.  Organized and presided over Division of Environmental Chemistry symposia. Nominated the Kelly Pneumatic Iron Process as Kentucky’s first National Historic Chemical Landmark.


Luther III, George W.

photo of George W. Luther, III

University of Delaware

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to marine and environmental chemistry. Helped pioneer the development of in situ voltammetry, and applied physical–inorganic chemistry to understand redox and trace element cycling and natural metal-sulfide nanoparticle formation.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the North Jersey Local Section and the Division of Geochemistry. Contributed as a Councilor and Alternate Councilor, and served on several Council, local section, and division committees.


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Mabry, Joseph M.

photo of Joseph M. Mabry

Air Force Research Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions in silicon science, including development of low-surface-energy compounds, polymers, and surfaces, leading to commercial product development for various defense-related and industrial applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) Chair, as Mojave Desert Local Section Chair, and on the Committee on Patents and Related Matters. Initiated the Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award (POLY/ACS Publications award) and organized POLY symposia and workshops.


MacGillivray, Leonard R.

photo of Leonard R. MacGillivray

University of Iowa

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted pioneering work and advanced understanding of organic solid-state chemistry as related to crystal engineering and chemical reactivity.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Iowa Local Section and organized conference programming at local, national, and international levels.


Malin, John M.

photo of John M. Malin

American Chemical Society (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Served as Chair of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011 Management Committee, organizing the IYC 2011 and enabling hundreds of institutions and organizations worldwide to participate.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for championing scientific literacy and the public understanding of chemistry as an active member of the Committee on Public Relations and Communications and through participation in the ACS Experts Program.


Martin, David C.

photo of David C. Martin

University of Delaware

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for high-resolution electron microscopy and diffraction of ordered organic molecular and polymer materials and the design, synthesis, and characterization of conjugated polymers for interfacing biomedical devices with living tissue. 

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for long-term service to the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division, including several years on the Executive Committee, and for service on the Petroleum Research Fund Advisory Board.


Mason, Dawn

photo of Dawn Mason

Eastman Chemical Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for managerial excellence in her ability to turn vision into reality. Successfully developed and mentored numerous scientists, enabling them to add to bottom-line results without compromising safety.

Contribution to the ACS community: Focused on ACS membership benefits for industrial chemists and improved leadership development for the next generation of leaders in chemistry through Corporation Associates and the Leadership Advisory Board.


Meador, Michael A.

photo of Michael A. Meador

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a strong advocate for NASA support of materials and nanotechnology research and for increased involvement of students and faculty in this research.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for work as the Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) Member-at-large to increase member services and communication, including instituting "What's Happening Today at the ACS National Meeting" e-mails highlighting POLY symposia and special events to all members.


Mignerey, Alice C.

photo of Alice C. Mignerey

University of Maryland

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research in both basic and applied nuclear chemistry, encompassing topics in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, nuclear detection techniques, radioanalytical chemistry, and nuclear forensics.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized as a leader and nuclear chemistry advocate within the broad field of nuclear science, serving with the National Science Foundation, the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, and the ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology.


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Nalewajek, David

photo of David Nalewajek

Honeywell International–Buffalo Research Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for research on the design and synthesis of each successive generation of chlorofluorocarbon replacement molecules, which has culminated in the commercialization of zero ozone depletion potential and extremely low global warming potential “green” molecules.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for holding all Executive Board positions of the Western New York Local Section and currently serving as a Councilor and National Chemistry Week Chair. Focus is on promoting STEM initiatives by conducting demonstrations at elementary schools and the Buffalo Museum of Science.


Nelson, Gordon L.

photo of Gordon L. Nelson

Florida Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for long-term service as College Dean and for research focused on polymers, particularly polymer degradation and flammability. Special interests include new flame-retardant materials, nanocomposites, and coating adhesion to plastics.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as President (2013–2015) and Chair (1992), Council of Scientific Society Presidents; President (1988), ACS; Member (1977–1985, 1987–1989, 1992–1994), ACS Board of Directors; Chair (1984–1985), Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service; and Chair (1979–1981), Joint Board–Council Committee on Publications.


Noce, Anthony M.

photo of Anthony M. Noce

Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an accomplished leader in the industrial environment, health, safety, and sustainability arena. Works closely with clients to help prevent environmental problems rather than directing their recovery.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for unusually broad contributions to the ACS, spanning the entire range from local and regional responsibilities to divisional and governance roles.


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Pak, Joshua

photo of Joshua Pak

Idaho State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Advocated for high-quality research experiences for undergraduates and high school students in the areas of organic and inorganic materials.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Committee on Project SEED; General Co-Chair of the Northwest Regional Meeting; Idaho Local Section Councilor; National Chemistry Week Coordinator; and Chemistry Club Advisor, with a strong emphasis on chemistry outreach.


Parish, Carol A.

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University of Richmond

Contribution to the science/profession: Furthered the understanding of diradical excited states and the dynamics of proteins and halogen bonding in DNA. Mentored numerous outstanding undergraduates, many of whom pursued a Ph.D. in the chemical sciences.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Women Chemists Committee and on the Division of Physical Chemistry Executive Committee, where she organized the annual undergraduate workshop. Also served as a mentor to numerous ACS Scholars.


Partch, Richard

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Clarkson University

Contribution to the science/profession: Mentored youth to understand the importance of both fundamental academic and applied government and industrial advances that only chemists can achieve.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for more than 40 years of volunteer outreach to high school science teachers and their students in many U.S. states, sharing how chemistry impacts every aspect of human life.


Penn, R Lee

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University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

Contribution to the science/profession: Elucidated fundamental, particle-mediated crystal growth mechanisms; characterized chemical reactivity and evolving reactivity of nanoparticles in environmentally relevant systems; and applied the principles of green chemistry to the synthesis of nanomaterials.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served in leadership positions for the Division of Geochemistry since 2006, judging poster sessions, mentoring students, co-organizing technical sessions, and currently serving on the Geochemical Transactions Editorial Board.


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Radu, Nora S.

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E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed several classes of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials, in particular, hole transport layer materials, which enable solution-coated OLED devices with commercially viable performance.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for significant volunteer service to the ACS by serving as Program Co-Chair for the Division of Inorganic Chemistry and increasing industrial participation in its programming.


Resnick, Paul R.

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FluoroScience LLC

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of amorphous perfluorinated polymers useful as inert separation membranes, fiber optics, anti-reflective coatings, and low dielectric separators.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and in other governance positions for the Division of Fluorine Chemistry and on organizing committees for scientific meetings.


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Serio, Michael A.

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Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for significant contributions to the understanding of the kinetics, mechanisms, and modeling approaches for the behavior of renewable and fossil materials in thermochemical conversion processes.

Contribution to the ACS community: Held leadership positions in the Division of Fuel Chemistry (Chair, Program Chair, and Program Secretary), now the Division of Energy and Fuels, and was Head Trustee during a period of significant growth in the Division Trust Fund.


Singer, Michael

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Sigma Aldrich

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for original research contributions in the field of cannabinoid chemistry and design and validation of chemistry for the high-throughput synthesis of proprietary combinatorial libraries. Currently serves as R&D Manager for new product development.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Secretary (1998–present) and Councilor (1996–present) for the Northeastern Local Section and recognized with the Henry A. Hill Award for Outstanding Service to the Northeastern Section (2008). Committee appointments have included Chemical Abstracts Service, Local Section Activities, and currently, Meetings & Expositions.


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Texter, John

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Eastern Michigan University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for experimental contributions to our understanding of microemulsion equilibria and soft materials derived from microemulsions and ionic liquid polymerizations.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for more than 20 years of service to the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry and for organizing international interdisciplinary conferences in small-particle science, interfacial structure, and supramolecular assembly.


Tratras Contis, Ellene

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Eastern Michigan University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for vision and leadership in cutting-edge strategies to engage students into the STEM community and for work in studying short-lived fission products of uranium-235 and trace metal analysis of water.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for leadership on the Committee on International Activities, chairing the Europe and Middle East Subcommittee, directing long-term global strategic planning efforts and International Chemical Sciences Chapter development, and co-organizing and chairing symposia and international conferences.


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Vaia, Richard A.

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Air Force Research Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to polymer nanocomposites, organic–inorganic hybrids, and adaptive soft-matter and their impact on a wide range of applications, including transportation, energy storage, photonics, aerospace structures, and space access.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on Editorial Advisory Boards of Chemistry of Materials, Macromolecules, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, as well as a symposia organizer, volume editor, committee member, and Member-at-large for the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.


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Whittle, John A.

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Lamar University (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Contributed to the development and enrichment of undergraduate courses and programs in organic chemistry and biochemistry, and managed programs to enhance risk management in activities involving chemicals at Lamar University.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the ACS Member Insurance Program Board of Trustees, on numerous committees, and on international meeting organizing committees. Also served as a Councilor and in other offices of the Sabine-Neches Local Section.


Williamson, Vickie M.

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Texas A&M University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for chemical education research on the visualization of the particulate nature of matter that led to the 2015 ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Coauthored four ACS Exams, served on and chaired the Chemical Education Research Committee, served on the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Committee, and provided editorial work for the Journal of Chemical Education.


Wolsey, Wayne C.

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Macalester College (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Coauthored 11 editions of Chemical Principles in the Laboratory (with E. J. Slowinski and R. C. Rossi, Cengage Learning) since 1969; these experiments have helped give thousands of students a sound chemistry background.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served 30 years as a Minnesota Local Section Councilor and enjoyed using his chemistry background with the Committees on Chemical Safety; Analytical Reagents; and Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols.


Wood-Black, Frankie Kay

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Northern Oklahoma College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for work in environmental sustainability.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for work with governance of the Society to promote professional development and communication of science to the public.


Wu, Marinda Li

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Science is Fun! (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for leading early research efforts on recycling plastics and promoting partnerships between communities, industry, government, and schools to raise awareness of the importance of recycling plastics for environmental sustainability.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as President of the ACS to champion diversity and inclusivity in chemical sciences and promote partnering with STEM efforts around the world.


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