2016 ACS Fellows

The 2016 Fellows were announced in the July 18, 2016 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

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Barefoot, Aldos C.

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DuPont Crop Protection

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for continuous leadership in balancing agricultural and environmental science with business acumen and sensible, effective governmental regulations to reach the food, feed, fiber, and fuel needs of the global community.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for sustained service to the Division of Agrochemicals, providing perceptive guidance in strategic planning and financial management, encouraging and supporting new scientists and students, and serving in many leadership roles and offices.


Baugh, Lisa Saunders

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ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions to polyolefin synthesis and structure–property understanding, especially for functional polyethylene copolymers, and inventorship in carbon capture chemisorbents and non-phthalate plasticizers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for distinguished service to the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE), particularly for the creation of systems to permanently preserve PMSE Preprints access for the scientific community.


Baylouny, Raymond A.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for being a driving force for excellence in teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he mentored the research of 32 undergraduate and 15 graduate students.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized as a leading, most proactive member of the North Jersey Local Section for over 40 years, serving in many roles, including Chair.


Bertozzi, Carolyn R.

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Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for founding the field of bioorthogonal chemistry, developing new reactions that can be performed in live organisms, with applications to disease diagnostic and therapeutics. Also recognized for outstanding mentoring at every level.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for successful public outreach in chemistry, promoting diversity of the chemical workforce through service on influential panels and the presentation and organization of many ACS national symposia, and as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science.


Bevan, Michael A.

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Johns Hopkins University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for significant contributions in the measurement, modeling, and manipulation of colloidal interactions, dynamics, and assembly to understand and design the behavior and properties of nanomaterials and soft matter.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry as the Victor K. LaMer Award Committee Chair, Summer Symposium Committee Chair, Executive Committee member, and Strategic Planning Committee member.


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Carroll, Mary K.

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Union College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the establishment of a highly productive, cross-disciplinary research group composed of faculty and students that has developed and patented an alternate approach to preparing aerogels.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor for the Eastern New York Local Section since 1998 and chaired the Society Committee on Education from 2010 to 2012, where she was instrumental in establishing the Undergraduate Programs Advisory Board.


Christou, George

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University of Florida

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his pioneering work in magnetic manganese-oxo clusters and the discovery of numerous single-molecule magnets, many of which exhibit unprecedented quantum properties relevant to new 21st century technologies.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Florida Local Section, chaired the Florida Award Selection Committee, and founded an annual statewide student conference and two international workshops, emphasizing participation by ACS student members and junior faculty.


Colón, Luis A.

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University at Buffalo

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for seminal contributions to the field of analytical separation science, synthesizing chromatographic materials and markedly improving the performance of microscale separation techniques, such as capillary electrochromatography and open tubular liquid chromatography.

Contribution to the ACS community: Mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups. Served in local ACS governance. Provided mentorship to ACS student members, ACS Scholars, and the Western New York Local Section Younger Chemists Committee.


Corcelli, Steven A.

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University of Notre Dame

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for developing theoretical approaches to understand dynamics, spectroscopy, and reactivity in the condensed-phase and at biomolecular interfaces.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Biophysical Subdivision of the Division of Physical Chemistry, Chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board, and as the organizer of several national symposia.


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Darvas, Ferenc

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ThalesNano Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as an exceptionally successful inventor and entrepreneur in process intensification involved in modern chemistry, through developing both combinatorial approaches and continuous-flow procedures, relying also on artificial intelligence methods.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized as an efficient advocate of ACS in Europe and for Hungarian chemists overseas; he co-founded the Hungary ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapter in 2001, which he chaired for several years.


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Ferrence, Gregory M.

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Illinois State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as the 2009 Illinois Professor of the Year, he has contributed substantively to structural aspects of chemistry and is a world expert in chemical education using crystallographic data.

Contribution to the ACS community: Advanced the ACS mission, serving passionately on the Committee on Ethics from its inception through 2014, including as 2012 to 2014 Chair, and serving as Illinois Heartland Local Section Chair and Councilor.


Ford, Allan M.

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Monsanto Co. (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his management of Monsanto researchers who developed new analytical procedures and pollution-control methods in support of human safety in processes and operations, product stewardship, and environmental protection.

Contribution to the ACS community: Led the Committee on Environmental Improvement during the growth of green chemistry and helped organize the first Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Chaired the Division of Environmental Chemistry and three local sections.


Fultz, Micheal W.

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West Virginia State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a dedicated and skilled teacher (recently tenured) and researcher. His focus on the teaching enterprise at West Virginia State University is exceptional in all aspects.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an exceptional volunteer, providing and coordinating K–12 demonstrations and science fair judging and promoting community awareness of the importance of chemistry. 


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Gates, Kent S.

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University of Missouri

Contribution to the science/profession: Widely recognized for investigations of the chemical mechanisms underlying DNA damage by a number of structurally interesting antitumor natural products. By so doing, he created new areas of research.

Contribution to the ACS community: As Program Chair of the Division of Chemical Toxicology, he presided over a major shift in Divisional programming toward toxicology of nanomaterials, "omics" approaches, and an increased emphasis on mechanisms.


Goode, Scott R.

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University of South Carolina

Contribution to the science/profession: Honored for his nationally recognized research in analytical spectroscopy, which has appeared in over 50 peer-reviewed articles and 300 talks, but his most important contributions have been in mentoring, chemical education, and laboratory safety

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as a Local Section Officer (1999–present), Councilor (2005–present), and U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator; Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS) member (2009–present), author/editor of CCS safety publications, and Safety Communications Subcommittee Chair (2012–present); 2016 Southeastern Regional Meeting Program Chair; and ChemMatters Policy Board member (2012–present).


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Hamers, Robert J.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for seminal contributions to atomic-level characterization and understanding of the geometry, electronic structure, reactivity, and photochemistry of semiconductor surfaces with practical applications in electronics, biology, catalysis, and environmental science.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry Chair, chaired two ACS National Award selection committees, founded the University of Wisconsin–Madison ACS Student Chapter, and serves as a Senior Editor of Accounts of Chemical Research. Also mentored many K–12 and undergraduate researchers.


Haynie, Sharon L.

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E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for her contributions as a Principal Investigator at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. since 1984. Her research developing bio-inspired antimicrobial and environmentally friendly materials has produced 12 patents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for being an active ACS volunteer for over two decades. She has held multiple local section, regional, and national positions, and has been a Project SEED mentor since 1993.


Herring, Andrew M.

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Colorado School of Mines

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized internationally as an expert in polymer exchange membranes for electrochemical applications. He pioneered work in new fuel cell electro-catalysts, photo-electro-catalysts, heteropoly acid-based catalysts, and membranes for electrochemical applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Fuel Chemistry. Also served as the lead member of the committee to merge the Divisions of Fuel Chemistry and Petroleum Chemistry, presiding over the historic vote to merge two divisions for the first time in ACS history.


Higgins, Thomas B.

photo of Thomas B. Higgins

Harold Washington College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a passionate advocate and pioneer for creating undergraduate research opportunities for two-year college students. He was an early leader and produced numerous presentations and publications that documented student successes.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on three national committees (Education, Minority Affairs, and Younger Chemists) and the ACS Scholars Program Selection Committee, co-organized multiple symposia, and received the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences in 2015.


Hunt, Ann H.

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Eli Lilly and Company (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for 31 years working in the chemical sciences, with 22 years at Eli Lilly and Company. She has been a technical leader in spectral techniques, particularly NMR, leading to over 40 publications, 25 abstracts, and three patents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized as a 49-year ACS member, with 27 years serving as a Local Section Councilor, Secretary, and Chair. She also served on multiple planning committees (two regional meetings and five national committees).


Hurrey, Mick

photo of Mick Hurrey

SteadyMed Therapeutics

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for sustained and productive development of lifesaving pharmaceuticals and exemplary line and product management in the pharmaceutical industry.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for outstanding leadership within the Division of Business Development and Management and multiple national committees, including multiple chairmanships.


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Iriarte-Gross, Judith

photo of Judith Iriarte-Gross

Middle Tennessee State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for developing and managing numerous high-impact programs, locally and nationally, for the next generation of women in STEM, from preK–16 to leaders in the chemical sciences.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) as Program Chair (2007–2013), Awards Task Force Chair (2013–2015), and symposium organizer. Also served the Nashville Local Section as Chair (2005), Board member (2003–present), Councilor (2013–present), and WCC Chair (2003–present).


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Jackson, Lauren S.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for improving food safety through research on the effects of processing on chemical constituents and contaminants in food.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service to the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry by serving as Chair (2013), creating a Food Safety Subdivision, and organizing 11 symposia. Also serves on the Committee on Science.


Jurisson, Silvia S.

photo of Silvia S. Jurisson

University of Missouri–Columbia

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for developing highly innovative approaches for obtaining theranostic radiopharmaceuticals used in cancer imaging and therapy, including radionuclide production and purification, chelate design, radiolabeling, and peptide targeting agents.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for her continuing involvement in national and local meeting programs and her strong advocacy for engaging researchers and students in nuclear medicine, which have been instrumental in attracting new members to ACS.


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Kaner, Richard B.

photo of Richard B. Kaner

University of California, Los Angeles

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the synthesis and applications of new materials, including the world’s hardest metals; conducting polymer membranes for water purification; and graphene-based energy storage devices.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an advisor for the past 12 years to a successful ACS Student Chapter and made substantial contributions to extraordinary outreach programs for high school students and their teachers.


Kuck, Valerie J.

photo of Valerie J. Kuck

Bell Laboratories Lucent Technologies (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for more than 40 years of service to ACS governance at local, regional, and national levels, including nine years as a Director.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for dedicated service in helping ACS members present their best case to potential employers. Also recognized for her long-time commitment in promoting the advancement of women and minorities and the recognition of industrial chemists.


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Landry-Coltrain, Christine

photo of Christine Landry-Coltrain

Eastman Kodak Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for her leadership in R&D of novel materials for functional, consumer, and commercial printing. Also recognized for expertise in polymer thermodynamics, physical aging, and multicomponent materials, including polymer blends and inorganic/organic nanocomposites.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Program Chair, Alternate Councilor, Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group representative, and Webmaster for the Division of Polymer Chemistry and Member-at-large for the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. Organized symposia, including the annual Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research.


Lynch, Matthew L.

photo of Matthew L. Lynch

The Procter & Gamble Company

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his work in the crystalline and liquid crystalline behavior of amphiphilic molecules, their broad applications, and key measurements of their properties.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for key local and national leadership in the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, including strategic planning and Member-at-large service, as well as his tireless outreach work to academia from industry.


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Mathews, Jonathan P.

photo of Jonathan P. Mathews

The Pennsylvania State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for a passion for coal science, he has advanced coal science internationally and is noted for characterization and capturing structural diversity within large-scale atomistic representations of coal/chars and their use.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as inaugural Co-Chair (2012) of the Division of Energy and Fuels, aided in the merger process, and was a champion of the retention of preprints. Also has served as a long-standing Director of Membership (2003–present) for the Division of Fuel Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels) and a frequent reviewer for coal-related research.


Meadows, Brian Christopher

photo of Brian Christopher Meadows

Ballard Spahr LLP

Contribution to the science/profession: Procured and protected intellectual property rights, creating significant market value for technologies involving nuclear energy, environmental and green chemistry, pharmaceuticals, flavorings, fragrances, fuel cell technology, polymers, plastics, ceramics, textiles, and metallurgy.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the ACS community through the Division of Chemistry and the Law for more than 12 years, coordinating programming, leading the Division, and successfully improving its financial position.


Morehouse, Kim M.

photo of Kim M. Morehouse

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for radiation chemistry research on the chemical changes in food and packaging, significantly aiding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in granting safety approval for food irradiation, benefiting the food industry and the public.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor, President, Treasurer, and Manager of the Chemical Society of Washington Local Section and chaired many committees, interacting very effectively with the broader community.


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Nowick, James S.

photo of James S. Nowick

University of California, Irvine

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for pioneering studies of the supramolecular chemistry of beta-sheets and the oligomers formed by amyloidogenic peptides. He founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemistry Outreach Program, the University of California, Irvine Chemistry Outreach Program, and OpenChem.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized as a founding member of the Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Subdivision of the Division of Professional Relations. Served on the Interim Executive Committee and currently serves as Subdivision Chair. Also serves on the ACS Graduate Education Advisory Board.


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Odom, Teri W.

photo of Teri W. Odom

Northwestern University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for designing multi-scale nanostructured surfaces that can control energy transfer processes at the nanoscale and for developing anisotropic gold nanostar conjugates for imaging and targeted therapeutics.  

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for her commitment to graduate and postdoctoral training with service on numerous committees, for service as the Division of Inorganic Chemistry Nanoscience Subdivision Chair, and for contributions as the Founding Executive Editor of ACS Photonics.


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Pannell, Keith H.

photo of Keith H. Pannell

University of Texas at El Paso

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for developing fundamental synthetic chemistry of the Group 14 elements, with emphasis on silicon-metal systems. This research significantly involved Hispanic undergraduate and graduate student coworkers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served twice as a Councilor and as a member of the Committees on International Activities and Public Relations and Communications; chaired two ACS Southwest Regional Meetings; is originator and host of the radio program Science Studio, www.sciencestudio.org; and is 2017 President-Elect of the Texas Academy of Science.


Poggenburg, Jr., J. Kenneth

photo of J. Kenneth Poggenburg, Jr.

Neoprobe Corporation (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for conjugating antibodies with a chelate to accept radionuclides 111In (imaging) and 90Y (therapeutics). Labeled antibodies with 90Y for the first example of liver cancer therapy and 90Y labeled rituximab for treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired both the East Tennessee and San Diego (twice) Local Sections; served as Public Relations and Regional Meeting Committee member for the Columbus Local Section; and served the San Diego Local Section for 27 years, including as a Councilor.


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Reisner, Barbara A.

photo of Barbara A. Reisner

James Madison University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for her contributions to undergraduate education through the Division of Inorganic Chemistry featuring undergraduate awards, the survey on undergraduate inorganic chemistry, and the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists.

Contribution to the ACS community: Initiated the Division of Inorganic Chemistry’s Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry and the Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry Exam, and served as Solid State Subdivision Chair, an Alternate Councilor, and Primarily Undergraduate Institution Representative.


Richardson, Susan D.

photo of Susan D. Richardson

University of South Carolina

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for pioneering work in the field of drinking water chemistry using advanced analytical tools to uncover chemicals of concern in drinking water.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor, Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary of the Northeast Georgia Local Section; organized many ACS symposia; and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Environmental Science & Technology and as an ACS Expert.


Rotella, David P.

photo of David P. Rotella

Montclair State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for making significant contributions to medicinal chemistry in both academia and industry, including the discovery of novel selective phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors, treatments for Parkinson's disease, and modulators of calcium-sensing receptors.

Contribution to the ACS community: As an officer in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI) for more than 20 years, he has stimulated growth in membership, created new member services, enhanced MEDI scientific programming, and managed Division finances.


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Sabourin, Joan M.

photo of Joan M. Sabourin

Delta College (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for her countless contributions to the teaching and learning of chemistry at a two-year college and for providing equitable access for all students to the sciences.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for her unwavering dedication to the underrepresented, for fostering workplace diversity, and for bringing science to life in our community.


Sanford, Melanie S.

photo of Melanie S. Sanford

University of Michigan

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for her pioneering work in C–H activation catalysis, both in terms of creation of innovative, high-value synthetic methods and highest-level mechanistic understanding.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as an Associate Editor of the flagship Journal of the American Chemical Society. Among her other significant contributions, she chaired the Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship Program and served on ACS National Award committees.


Say, Terence E.

photo of Terence E. Say

Say Consulting, LLC.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a global innovator, successfully commercializing functional and process control polymers for coatings, paper, paint, mining, carpet manufacture, and building materials. He directed research, analysis, and commercialization in three countries.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for multiple roles locally, regionally, and nationally. Served as General Chair of the 2013 Southeastern Regional Meeting (received ChemLuminary Award) and twice as Chair of the Georgia Local Section. Champions academic/industrial interaction and serves on the Committee on Public Relations and Communications and several divisions.


Shults, Wilbur D.

photo of Wilbur D. Shults

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for creating electrochemical techniques essential for precisely determining the composition of nuclear materials and for developing the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Analytical Chemistry Division into a world-leading organization.

Contribution to the ACS community: As Chair of the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, he implemented a new Division Management System and was instrumental in establishing the Division’s Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry, both of which continue today.


Sibener, Steven J.

photo of Steven J. Sibener

University of Chicago

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for seminal studies of gas–surface interactions utilizing supersonic molecular beams and scanning probe microscopy with theory and simulations to elucidate the fundamental, underlying atomic-level chemistry and dynamics of interfaces.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for leadership in chemistry education for students and the public, including creating content for interactive and web-based museum exhibits that showcase chemistry and molecular reactivity to more than 1 million people annually.


Simmerling, Carlos

photo of Carlos Simmerling

Stony Brook University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for making superb contributions to the field of computational chemistry through the development of software, solvent models, and protein force fields that are used by thousands of researchers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Volunteered for the Division of Computers in Chemistry for over a decade as an Executive Committee member, book section editor, Councilor, and Awards Committee Chair.


Smith, Maurice Ray

photo of Maurice Ray Smith

AkzoNobel

Contribution to the science/profession: Supervised the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad for the Chattanooga Local Section for 25 years, which produced 16 national winners and six participants at the international level, winning two gold, one silver, and three bronze medals.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Local Section Officer for 33 years, including 25 years as a Councilor and two terms as Chair. No other individual has contributed so much to the Chattanooga Local Section.


Soles, Christopher L.

photo of Christopher L. Soles

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for elucidating how the unique structural and dynamical properties of confined polymeric materials, nanoporous films, and nanoscale structures have significant impacts on their use in emerging nanotechnologies.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering admirably as Chair-Elect, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Technical Program Chair, including technical program development and initiating fiscal reforms.


Spencer, James N.

photo of James N. Spencer

Franklin & Marshall College (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his leadership in the involvement of undergraduates in chemistry research and in the reform of the methods used to teach chemistry at the high school and post-secondary levels.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for serving as Chair of the ACS Task Force on the General Chemistry Curriculum, resulting in recommendations for the content and teaching of the course.


Stemniski, Michael A.

photo of Michael A. Stemniski

University of Delaware

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for exceptional teaching at the high school, community college, and university levels for over 46 years.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Delaware Local Section in 1990, has offered over 400 chemical demonstration lectures to students of all ages, and organizes the Delaware state high school chemistry exam annually.


Syvret, Robert G. (Bob)

photo of Robert G. (Bob) Syvret

Arkema, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for outstanding contributions to industrial process chemistry, including the commercialization of Selectfluor® and Deoxo-Fluor® fluorinating agents, a greener route to NF3, and novel catalysts for production of low environmental impact fluorocarbons.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Division of Fluorine Chemistry with distinction as Chair (2002) and Treasurer since 1999, improving the Division's investment portfolio to enable research scholarships, and organizing national and international symposia and meetings.


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Thrasher, Joseph S.

photo of Joseph S. Thrasher

Clemson University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for outstanding contributions in the areas of sulfur-fluorine chemistry, halogen exchange chemistry, and tetrafluoroethylene-based molecular and macromolecular chemistry and for excellence in leadership at the departmental level in academics.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for excellence in service, primarily to the Division of Fluorine Chemistry, in terms of both leadership and the organization of outstanding symposia at the international, national, and regional levels.


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Webster, Dean C.

photo of Dean C. Webster

North Dakota State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized globally as an expert in the synthesis of polymers and resins for functional and sustainable coatings. Also recognized as a leader in the field of high-performance materials, including bio-based thermosetting polymers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for serving the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering as a Councilor, Chair, Vice Chair, Member-at-large; as a member of the Committee on Divisional Activities; and as a member of many divisional committees. Currently serves as a Councilor.


Wenzel, Thomas J.

photo of Thomas J. Wenzel

Bates College

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his research on the use of NMR spectroscopy for chiral differentiation and as a leader in promoting research at undergraduate institutions and active learning curriculum reform for the classroom and laboratory.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for his service as Chair, Vice Chair, and member of the Committee on Professional Training; the organization of many conference symposia; and as a Contributing Editor of Analytical Chemistry.


Williamson, Tracy C.

photo of Tracy C. Williamson

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Contribution to the science/profession: Joined the Environmental Protection Agency in June of 1993, beginning 23 years as a chemist, then manager, supporting Toxic Substances Control Act programs and implementing green chemistry programs.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Committees on Environmental Improvement and Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols and chaired the Division of Environmental Chemistry. She was instrumental in organizing symposia and bringing green chemistry into the ACS.


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Yezierski, Ellen J.

photo of Ellen J. Yezierski

Miami University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for conducting groundbreaking research that improved instruction and student learning as a direct result of Target Inquiry, a visionary professional development model for high school chemistry teachers.

Contribution to the ACS community: Created premier professional development programs and funding mechanisms for secondary and university chemistry teachers through the Division of Chemical Education, the ACS Education Office, and ACS-Hach Programs.


Young, Sandra K

photo of Sandra K Young

U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for her leadership in establishing a thriving K–12 STEM outreach program at the Army Research Laboratory, and for tirelessly working to promote awareness of chemistry in the greater community.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized as a leader in the Maryland Local Section and a champion of National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day outreach activities for K–12 students in the Baltimore area.


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Zhang, Xi

photo of Xi Zhang

Tsinghua University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of molecular engineering of functional supramolecular systems, including supra-amphiphiles for controlled self-assembly and disassembly, controllable supramolecular polymerization in water, selenium-containing polymers, and methods of interfacial assembly.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service as a Senior Editor of Langmuir from 2008 to present. Organized and chaired many workshops and meetings for promoting the collaboration between the Chinese Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society.


Zhou, Hong-Cai

photo of Hong-Cai Zhou

Texas A&M University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his significant contribution in developing novel synthetic routes to prepare ultra-stable metal-organic frameworks and porous polymer networks that demonstrate unique catalytic activities or exhibit desirable properties for clean-energy-related applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for his leadership and distinguished services as an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry; a Guest Editor of Chemical Reviews; Chair of the Texas A&M Local Section; and “ACS Ambassador,” delivering plenary and keynote talks in 14 countries/regions.


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