2018 ACS Fellows

The 2018 Fellows were announced in the July 16, 2018 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

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Al-Abed, Souhail R.

Al-Abed, Souhail R.

National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his contributions to the development of innovative solutions for the remediation of persistent organic contaminants and toxic metals, and his leadership on fate and risk assessment of nanomaterials.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For his contributions as Program Chair (2009-2016) for the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, developing high-quality programming, doubling abstract submissions, and enhancing participation of national/international scientists at ACS meetings.


Allen, Kara M.

Aegis Sciences Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for exemplary work as a recruiting manager, including hiring and developing chemists and collaborating with universities nationwide. Active in science outreach. Strong background in clinical research, healthcare, toxicology, and analytical chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Chair of Committee on Technician Affairs, Memphis and Nashville Local Sections. ACS National Career Consultant (2015 Consultant of the Year Award). Significant contributor to Community Activities and Younger Chemists committees.


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Bernstein, Peter Robert

PharmaB, LLC Consulting

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the invention of Accolate, a first-in-class leukotriene receptor antagonist used for the treatment of asthma, and of multiple drug candidates for the treatment of inflammatory and central nervous system disorders.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Service to the Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI) governance, and contributions to MEDI programming and to outreach to medicinal chemistry societies in Europe and South America by co-organizing symposia and other meetings.


Bryant-Friedrich, Amanda C.

The University of Toledo

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for developing chemical probes to assess and understand radical-induced DNA and RNA damage, and establishing numerous programs to recognize, support, and promote underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Served the Women Chemists Committee (Awards Task Force, 2016), Chemical Toxicology Division (Councilor/Alternate Councilor, 2008–2012; Program Chair, 2015–2016), Medicinal Chemistry Division (2014–2017), and MPPG (Executive Committee, 2008–present; Chair 2019).


Butts, Susan Beda

The Dow Chemical Company

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for diligent service and outstanding leadership to the science community in creating new frameworks and opportunities for effective research partnerships across the triple helix of universities, industry, and government.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for unstinting dedication and leadership on numerous ACS committees to better inform policy and legislation related to the chemical enterprise and promote the value of chemistry to Congress.


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Carroll Jr., William F.

Indiana University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his nearly 40 years as an industrial executive and leader, championing international standards for the handling and management of chemical hazards, particularly persistent organic pollutants.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For his boundless energy and his contributions and commitment to serving the members of the ACS over multiple decades, including managerial leadership, career counseling, and international science policy.


Chen, Hongyu

The Dow Chemical Company

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for structure–property understanding of polyethylene random and block copolymers, dielectric materials, and thermosets, and for the invention and development of their applications in fibers, foams, films, cables, coatings, and electronics.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for serving as the chair and program director of the ACS Shanghai Chapter, promoting the collaboration between ACS and local universities, industry, and government, and for contributions to ACS international activities.


Confalone, Pat N.

Confalone Consulting, LLC

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his landmark total syntheses, his leadership efforts in the synthesis of fluorescent DNA sequencing reagents, and the development of the blockbuster drugs Cozaar for hypertension and Sustiva for AIDS.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for a lifetime of meritorious service to the ACS at every level from the local section, to the Organic Division, CCPA, and as Chair of the Board of Directors.


Cossy, Janine

ESPCI Paris

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for repeatedly providing exciting new insights via creative solutions to important chemical problems in synthetic methodology, leading to more than 80 natural and non-natural products and 30 complex fragments of natural products.

Contribution to the ACS community:  ACS international ambassador as an officer of international organizations; ACS organizer at meetings; and ACS role model as an author (500 publications), a speaker (500 invited lectures), and a publication reviewer.


Coughlin, E. Bryan

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as one of the co-inventors of DuPont’s Versipol® polyolefin technology platform and for his pioneering work in functional polymeric materials at UMass Amherst.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Served the PMSE Division admirably across a full spectrum of positions, including Past Chair, Chair, Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and Membership Chair. Continued PMSE service as a member of the finance committee.


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Fagan, Paul Joseph

The DuPont Company

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his discoveries in organometallic and inorganic synthesis, catalysis, industrial process chemistry optimization, design/commercialization of biodegradable and renewably-sourced materials, and chemistry-based solutions that have benefited society and the environment.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the Division of Inorganic Chemistry through various roles, including Chair of the Organometallic subdivision, Inorganic Division Councilor, and Advisory Board Member for the ACS journal Organometallics.


Feig, Andrew L.

Wayne State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for exemplary commitments as a Teacher-Scholar, balancing dedication to laboratory research, graduate and undergraduate education, and university service through faculty professional development in the area of student-centered teaching.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for a commitment to expanding the uptake of evidence-based teaching methods nationally through the development of the ACS/CSC New Faculty Workshop.


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Garg, Neil K.

University of California, Los Angeles

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for breakthroughs in methods development, achievements in natural product total synthesis, and transformative chemical educational initiatives.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For impacting the chemical community through local outreach activities, active service to journals and chemical organizations, and participation in globally impactful initiatives.


Gauthier, Carmen V.

Florida Southern College

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her contributions in the field of metal-organic materials (MOMs), mentoring students involved in undergraduate research, and tireless efforts fostering local, regional and international collaborations.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her leadership in the Florida Local Section as Chair and Councilor, as well as service to SOCED, Membership Affairs, Community Activities, and the Division of Chemical Education.


Gibney, Brian R.

Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his pioneering work in using designed heme, iron-sulfur and zinc metalloproteins to delineate fundamental principles of metalloprotein structure/function relationships, including their biosynthesis, electrochemistry, and role in protein folding.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Served the New York Section membership as Secretary, Councilor, and Chair. Founded the Nichols Fellows program and the Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture to communicate chemistry's value.


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Hapeman, Cathleen Joan

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for innovative research contributions concerning processes and mechanisms within agricultural systems and the development of practical mitigation strategies that support agricultural sustainability and reduce risks to human and ecosystem health.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For sustained leadership in AGRO programming, communications, and publications that inspires high standards for presentations, outreach to the international science community, and confidence in the future of agricultural chemistry research.


Hartshorn, Lynn G.

University of St. Thomas

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for continuous contributions to chemistry education, including workshops for science teachers to increase their knowledge/skills; outreach to students to spark excitement for chemistry; and programs to promote excellence in science teaching.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Councilor for the Minnesota Section since 1998. Served on Local Sections and Meetings and Expositions committees. Member of Senior Chemists Committee since 2008. Editor for the Senior Chemists Newsletter.


Head-Gordon, Teresa Lyn

University of California, Berkeley

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the development of theoretical models and computational methodologies applied in chemical physics and biophysics for water and solvation, macromolecules and assemblies, polymers, interfaces, and catalysis.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for exceptional service to the ACS through leadership as PHYS Division Councilor, member of the National Award Selection Committee, Symposia organizer, and editorial advisory board member for the ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry.


Hillery, Barbara R.

SUNY Old Westbury

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for excellence in teaching, educational leadership, and significant contributions to the measurement of ubiquitous anthropogenic environmental contaminants.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Known for sustained and dedicated service to the NY Local Section and to the broader ACS community.


Howson, Elizabeth M.

Chatham High School

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for innovative and effective teaching strategies, applications of science education technologies, leadership in professional development collaboration, and encouraging and mentoring students in premier state and national science competitions.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized as chair of the Committee on Chemical Safety, and leadership in developing, promoting, and implementing chemical safety education guidelines and in advocating for an improved safety culture throughout the chemistry profession.


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Jeffries-El, Malika 

Boston University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the synthesis of novel organic semiconductors and their use in applications, including light-emitting diodes and solar energy conversion. She received an inaugural WCC Rising Star Award in 2012.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for being an active ACS volunteer for almost two decades, holding numerous positions locally and nationally. She received the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in 2015.


Jeskie, Kimberly Begley

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for significant contributions to the chemical enterprise in developing and promoting the principles of safety culture and of hazard analysis for research activities.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the Division of Chemical Health and Safety (Chair) and the Committee on Chemical Safety, where she led the task force for developing guidance to assess and control hazards for research laboratories.


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Karukstis, Kerry Kathleen

Harvey Mudd College

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her leadership in collaborative research with undergraduates, in externally funded initiatives promoting undergraduate research at the national level, and in strategies advancing women STEM faculty at liberal arts institutions.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service as Vice Chair and member of the Committee on Professional Training; Journal of Chemical Education feature editor; contributor to symposia mentoring younger chemists and women STEM faculty.


Kidder, Michelle

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her innovative contributions to advance material design and methods for the thermochemical and catalytic conversions of renewable energy resources.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for distinguished service to the Division of Energy and Fuels (ENFL), serving as Chair and in a large number of other positions to aid and strategically plan ENFL's present and future directions.


Kim, Judy E.

University of California at San Diego

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for contributions to biophysical chemistry and spectroscopy, with focus on membrane protein folding and amino acid radicals.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the Division of Physical Chemistry, including the Biophysical Subdivision and Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Awards, and leadership as Vice Chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board.


Kiplinger, Jaqueline Loetsch

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for pioneering contributions in the synthetic chemistry of uranium and thorium, for significantly expanding the understanding of fundamental actinide and lanthanide chemistry, and for outstanding mentoring at every level.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Leadership at ACS, including Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Committee on Ethics, and National Awards Selection Committees, and for many contributions to the ACS community, especially with regards to mentoring.


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Lawter, Louise M.

Degussa AG (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for exemplary leadership and direction of R&D groups. As Technical Director, she built an effective international R&D organization, and worked successfully with business management to meet customer needs and business goals.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for effective leadership as Chair of CEPA, MARM Chemagination and Princeton ACS Section, and as Section Councilor. Served as Ali "Quotes" editor and coordinator of award programs and NCW activities.


Lin, Eric K.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for leadership in chemistry and materials science at NIST, including the Materials Genome Initiative, and for significant contributions to the development of advanced photoresists and nanoporous dielectrics for the semiconductor industry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For administering the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division Fellows program, and strengthening the chemical research enterprise by establishing formal relations between the Council for Chemical Research and ACS.


Long, John Michael

JMLong Rubber Consultants, LLC

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as an authority for 50+ years in the application of chemistry to develop new products and solve product/processing problems, using a multidisciplinary approach including physics, engineering, mathematics, and statistics.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized as an ACS Rubber Division member for 52 years, serving on many committees and in many offices, including ACS Councilor from 1997 to present.


Loveland, Walter

Oregon State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for pioneering work on the use of radioactive beams as a tool for producing neutron rich nuclei and for investigations of heavy residues in nuclear collisions and nuclear reaction mechanisms.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for distinguished service to the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology. Dedicated educator and profound influence on next generation of nuclear chemists through his mentoring and iconic textbooks.


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Malhotra, Ripudaman

SRI International

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for distinguished contributions to the understanding of reactions during thermal processing of hydrocarbons, annual Antarctic ozone hole formation, and studies on the production, properties, and applications of fullerene materials.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for leadership resulting in a stronger FUEL Division and its successful successor the Division of Energy and Fuels. His efforts helped diversify and grow membership and strengthen and broaden programming.


Martin, Stephen F.

The University of Texas at Austin

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for innovative contributions to developing useful methods, synthesizing natural products and their mimics, and solving significant problems at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for many contributions to the Organic Division as a member of the executive committee, organizer of National Organic Symposium, and member of Board of Editors of Organic Syntheses.


Maverick, Andrew W.

Louisiana State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for research in supramolecular inorganic chemistry and for developing molecular hosts that exhibit unusual selectivity and reactivity with substrates such as carbon dioxide.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For outreach to K-12 students through organizing Project SEED, sending college students into schools via Louisiana State University (LSU)'s ChemDemo program, and co-organizing LSU's Super Science Saturday (multidisciplinary National Chemistry Week event).


Miller, Scott J.

Yale University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his foundational research in peptide-based catalysis and site-selective functionalization of complex molecules, facilitating the derivatization of biologically active natural products and expanding the field of stereoselective catalysis.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for leadership and service in advising, reviewing, and editing ACS publications, on ACS National Awards Committees, as a member of the NIH-NIGMS Advisory Council, and for mentoring early-career chemists.


Munson, Burnaby

University of Delaware

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for initiating fundamental research in ion chemistry and ion molecule reactions, which led to his invention of chemical ionization, a method used to identify molecular structures.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For introducing thousands of University of Delaware students to the ACS through the Student Affiliate section, providing them with opportunities for leadership, community service, and professional development.


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Parker, Roger Alan

Xavier University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his active contribution to knowledge in pharmaceutical chemistry with over two dozen publications. His contributions to the advancement of pharmaceutical chemistry are documented by 30 patents.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Service on numerous ACS National Committees. He has received the E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the ACS and has over 30 years service as an officer of the Cincinnati Section and the Central Region.


Pasquinelli, Melissa A.

North Carolina State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for advancing knowledge and technological innovations through computational thinking "from the nanoscale", for excellence in teaching and mentoring budding scientists and engineers, and for effective leadership and advocacy.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for longstanding commitment to leadership within ACS community through the North Carolina Local Section and the Committee on Environmental Improvement, and as a dedicated peer reviewer, Project SEED mentor, and technical symposia organizer.


Pisupati, Sarma V.

The Pennsylvania State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the contributions impacting the availability and operation of gasifiers and fluidized bed combustors through excellence in fundamental and applied clean energy research, and outstanding energy engineering education.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Served in several leadership roles in the Divisions of Fuel and Petroleum chemistries, initiated a Trust Fund for student travel, revitalized technical programming, and established an outreach web portal.


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Reynolds, Michael A.

Shell Exploration and Production Company, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for substantial technical contributions and leadership in oilfield production chemistry, including optimizing and reducing chemicals in hydraulic fracturing processes and improving water recycling treatments for oil and gas operations.

Contribution to the ACS community:  As ENFL Chair in 2017, bolstered interest and attendance by streamlining and modernizing technical program content. Provided direction to ENFL by serving on the Strategic Planning Committee for 11 years.


Rowan, Stuart John

University of Chicago

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for pioneering work in supramolecular polymer chemistry, with ground-breaking contributions in both creative synthesis and detailed characterization of innovative materials.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for exemplary service to the ACS polymer community through organization of multiple leading symposia and conferences, extensive editorial and committee service, and creative outreach to the public.


Rudd, Martin David

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his mission driven teaching and undergraduate research activities with two-year college students, and multi-campus administration and management as executive officer and dean.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Served as Chair of the Committee on Local Section Activities, oversaw and developed the committee’s new strategic planning in 2015, and has served as chair for two different local sections.


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Sabol, Joseph Edward

Joseph E. Sabol Consulting, LLC

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for providing chemical problem solving and technical and business consulting services to the chemical and related sectors, primarily small chemistry-based businesses.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For long-standing contributions to the Division of Small Chemical Businesses as Councilor, Program Chair, and Regional Meetings Coordinator, and Upper Peninsula Local Section Treasurer.


Savin, Daniel Andrew

University of Florida

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of polymer physical chemistry, using light scattering for the solution characterization of self-assembling biomaterials and hybrid nanoparticles.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For outstanding service to the ACS and the Division of Polymeric Materials, Science, and Engineering (PMSE) through education leadership, community outreach, and promotion of scientific literacy.


Shaughnessy, Dawn Angela

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her scientific leadership in heavy element research, including her role as co-discoverer of four transactinide elements, as well as her inspiration and encouragement of young scientists into actinide and radiochemistry research.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her distinguished service in the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology as an Alternate Councilor and as an organizer of national symposia, and for her enthusiastic service on the ACS Women Chemists Committee.


Siegel, Jay Steven

Tianjin University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for seminal contributions to the fields of stereochemistry and aromatic chemistry, including the concepts of stereogenicity and chirotopicity and the chemistry of the important hydrocarbon known as corranulene.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For advancing the mission of the ACS globally, including founding the ACS North China Chapter and the Tianjin Student Chapter of the ACS, as well as serving on multiple ACS advisory boards and committees.


Svoronos, Paris D. N.

Queensborough Community College-CUNY

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for spearheading community college undergraduate research through grants and instrument acquisition. His students present at annual National ACS Meetings and regularly receive Research Experiences for Undergraduates Awards from the NSF.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting Co-Chair (2008) and Program Co-Chair (2016). Organized NY section community college undergraduate research symposia (2004 and 2008). Long Island subsection (2002) and NY Section (2015) chair.


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Van Duyne, Richard Palmer

Northwestern University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the discovery of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, the invention of nanosphere lithography, and the development of plasmonic nanobiosensors, contributions that have profoundly influenced physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and electrochemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For his service on ACS National Committees and the ACS Editorial Boards, and for his contributions to diversity, including mentoring 22 female PhDs who are academic faculty.


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Wang, Dujin

The Chinese Academy of Sciences

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for outstanding leadership in the research and development of polymer materials in China and for his role as the Executive Vice Chair of Polymer Division, Chinese Chemical Society.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized as a champion of scientific collaboration between ACS-PMSE and the Chinese Chemical Society, Polymer Division and as a co-organizer of PMSE-ACS/PD-CCS joint symposium series for over 8 years.


Wong, Michael S.

Rice University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for groundbreaking contributions to the understanding and manipulation of societally relevant chemical reactions using designer nanostructured catalysts, pertaining to clean water, and for excellence in materials chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Prof. Wong is widely recognized for outstanding leadership of the Division of Catalysis Science and Technology, and service to the catalysis community.


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Young, Wendy B.

Genentech

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for significant contributions to the discovery and development of important therapeutics in oncology and immunology and scientific leadership of teams and people.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for outstanding leadership to the ACS National MEDI Division, ACS Pharma Leaders, and ACS Scholars Programs and championing important initiatives to further the careers of women and younger chemists.


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Zimmerman, Doris Lucile

Thiel College (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as a tireless educator in STEM education, encouraging everyone, especially women, to pursue careers in chemistry. As a teacher, she modeled excellence in science to thousands of students.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Doris Zimmerman is a Councilor and a member of C&B, currently serving as Secretary. She has served on the executive committees for POBS and CERM for over 27 years.


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