2019 ACS Fellows

The 2019 Fellows were announced in the July 15, 2019 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

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Aldrich, Jane V.

Al-Abed, Souhail R.

University of Florida

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her research on the design and synthesis of novel opioid peptide analogs and for her leadership in multiple organizations to facilitate the advancement of research in medicinal chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  For her leadership in the Medicinal Chemistry Division for over 20 years and for her service on a variety of ACS committees and to the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.


Allen, Matthew J.

Wayne State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his contributions to lanthanide research, especially using divalent europium in aqueous solution as redox-active contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging and catalysts for bond-forming reactions.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his leadership in the career development of undergraduate and graduate students and for his commitment to enhancing the culture of safety at Wayne State University.


Anderson, Gary D.

Marshall University (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for excellence in teaching and curriculum development at Marshall University. Led the development of Marshall’s online presence and won Marshall’s Distinguished Service Award.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for serving the ACS and Alpha Chi Sigma at the local, regional, and national levels. Councilor from Central Ohio Valley. Performed countless outreach events throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.


Armstrong, MaryAnne

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for continued leadership, education, and actions to achieve protection of important biotechnological and pharmaceutical inventions, thereby fueling research by protecting and monetizing innovation to fund further needed research.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her dedication to the Division of Chemistry and the Law, especially her advocacy for non-traditional chemistry careers and leadership during the transition to the new U.S. patent system.


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Bazzi, Hassan Said

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his leadership in Science and Engineering programs in Qatar, for organizing and chairing multiple international chemistry conferences in Qatar since 2004, and for his teaching and research successes.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his role establishing the ACS Qatar chapter, for establishing STEM outreach programs for Qatar high schools, and for bringing internationally renowned chemists to Qatar to promote chemical sciences.


Belfield, Kevin D.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for contributions to organic photonic materials, especially two-photon absorbing materials in 3-D optical data storage and bioimaging, and continuous leadership in developing academic programs, departments, and student mentorship.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for sustained service to local sections, Student Affiliates Chapters, and public outreach, serving in a number of roles and offices, and as organizer for professional symposia and workshops.


Bernstein, Jesse David

Miami Country Day School and the Hawken School

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for being a driving force for excellence in chemical education for K-12 students and teachers, for developing and sharing laboratory manuals, and for promoting professional development for teachers of chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to Cleveland and South Florida local sections, Project SEED, SOCED, the National Awards Selection Committee, and for outreach to young people and the general public at NCW and National Meetings.


Berreau, Lisa M.

Utah State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for developing synthetic systems for examining biologically-relevant non-redox and O2 activation chemistry involving first row metals, and for the development of flavonol-based carbon monoxide-releasing molecules.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized as treasurer for the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry (2014-present), co-organizer of a symposium on industrial careers in inorganic chemistry, and advisor for an ACS student affiliate chapter.


Boehman, André Louis

University of Michigan

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for substantial and innovative contributions at the intersection of chemistry, mechanical engineering, and materials science in the areas of alternative fuels, combustion, and pollutant emissions in internal combustion engines.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for organization of high-impact symposia on automotive fuels and combustion, as editor and reviewer for ACS and ACS-related journals, and for stabilizing the finances and operations of the Fuel Chemistry Division.


Brady, Brian B.

The Aerospace Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as a leading expert in propulsion kinetics, thermodynamics, and kinetics; widely sought after for technical guidance on propulsion anomaly investigation and mitigations for military and civil propulsion applications.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his exemplary involvement with Southern California local section governance, expanding responsibilities into national ACS governance, setting the bar for our future leaders.


Buhlmann, Philippe

University of Minnesota

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his innovation of exceptionally robust and selective electrochemical sensors with unprecedented long-term stability and for his leadership in addressing stress and mental health in chemistry graduate student education.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for co-founding MN-ACS’s signature program, Chemists-in-the-Library, which has hosted 184 events at libraries since 2004. Phil sustained this program for over 15 years and personally attended 160 Chemists-in-the-Library events.


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Caputo, Gregory A.

Rowan University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as department head of M.S. program and two certification programs. In development of Ph.D. program, growth of major by 60%. Research group with more than 110 undergraduate students with research based on antimicrobial materials and more than 18 peer-reviewed publications.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his work as an ACS Committee on Professional Training member, a South Jersey Alternate Councilor and Program Chair, a Project SEED site coordinator, and a Rowan University Student ACS Chapter Faculty Mentor.


Casadonte, Jr., Dominick J.

Texas Tech University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his contributions in the areas of sonochemistry, photochemistry, chemical education, and chemical safety. Has worked with ACS and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board at the national level on chemical safety since 2010.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for over 30 years in leadership positions, promoting chemistry in general and chemical education and safety in particular. Recognized for extensive chemistry demonstration efforts for K-12 and the general public.


Casey, William H.

University of California, Davis

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for developing novel concepts using nanometersize ions as models for mineral surface sites for aqueous geochemistry and inorganic chemistry, and developing high-pressure NMR tools for chemical speciation studies at geochemical pressures.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for helping found the Division of Geochemistry and establishing division awards, for his service on the Advisory Board of the Petroleum Research Fund, and for his editorial service for the community.


Cavicchi, Kevin A.

University of Akron

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for merging classical concepts in materials science, chemistry, and polymer engineering to develop new approaches to nanostructured materials, namely shape morphing elastomers, and novel ion-containing polymers.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his service as a member and chair of the Membership committee for over 10 years, implementing the Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Student Chapters, fostering new initiatives to reach and retain members, and leading educational outreach activities.


Coats, Joel

Iowa State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his pioneering research on the intersection of chemistry and the causation of biological activity and ecosystem responses, and training more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.

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


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Davis, Holly L.

Abbott

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for excellent success in conducting or managing very important quality control programs at three major worldwide producers of consumer products, thus enabling continued financial success of the producers.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for lengthy, outstanding leadership in the Georgia Section, for devising outreach projects reaching more than 1 million laypeople a year, and for national ACS efforts to create new NCW and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) outreach programs.


Delgado, Milagros

Florida International University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as an inspiring and passionate teacher of introductory courses in chemistry, as well as a dedicated mentor to many undergraduate students and ACS Scholars. 

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her leadership since 1994 in South Florida (Secretary and Councilor) and nationally as Chair of Project SEED, and dedicated member of four national committees, two of them elected.


Deming, Richard L.

California State University, Fullerton (Emeritus)

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized in analytical chemistry for innovations in the university curriculum, applications in industry, and significance in international environmental science and public health.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized as member and chair of ACS national committees, Western Regional meetings, and local sections; and for his active role in promoting chemistry education at elementary and secondary levels.


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Erickson, Jacqueline A.

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for over 30 years of significant contributions in project leadership and analytical chemistry, leading to the commercialization of innovative new products globally.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for over 20 years of dedicated service to the ACS in the North Jersey local section, Division of Professional Relations, and four national committees.


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Faul, Margaret M.

Amgen, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for excellence and innovation in synthetic chemistry applied to the development, manufacture, and commercialization of novel therapeutics. Received the 2018 Earle Barnes Award for Leadership in Technical Research Management.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized as an active ACS volunteer for almost two decades, serving on numerous ACS committees and editorial boards. Received the 2002 ACS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry (presented by WCC).


Fisher, George H.

Barry University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for a long-term commitment to providing significant opportunities for undergraduate and high school students, many from under-represented ethnic populations and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, to engage in scientific research.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for longstanding service to the ACS Committee on Project SEED as a committee member, consultant, coordinator, and mentor and for substantial service to the Florida and South Florida local sections.


Fryhle, Craig B.

Pacific Lutheran University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for work in education, he is co-author of Organic Chemistry, an acclaimed text used worldwide in eight languages, and a mentor to students who have made important contributions to society.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the Puget Sound Section for more than two decades, he has held elected offices and provided leadership for ACS research and award symposia and regional meetings.


Fugate, Glenn A.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for applying material properties, radiochemistry, and chemical separations to develop and improved analytical methods in support of nuclear safeguards and nuclear nonproliferation.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his contributions to the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division and the Savannah River Local Section in development of programming, volunteer opportunities, and outreach efforts.


Ping Y. Furlan

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her research on marine pollution prevention and her contributions to students’ professional developments through award-winning ACS Student Chapters, innovative nanoscience activities, and chemistry in maritime curriculum material development.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her more than 22 years of distinguished service chairing her Local Section’s award-winning National Chemistry Week Programs and numerous regional hands-on outreach events, directly impacting more than 150,000 community members.


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Garcia-Garibay, Miguel A.

University of California, Los Angeles

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as an expert in solid state organic chemistry and for the development of amphidynamic crystals and molecular machines; and engineering photochemical reactions in crystals, including exciton-enabled photon amplification by quantum chain reactions.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service as Associate Editor for JACS, to the Division of Organic Chemistry and dedication to fostering diversity in the scientific community.


Grunlan, Melissa A.

Texas A&M University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the development of polymeric biomaterials for medical devices with resistance to biological adhesion and for scaffolds for regenerative engineering, as well as training of students in this research.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her six years of Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering governance, leading efforts to improve operations and increase visibility, resulting in increased membership. She also expanded programming in polymeric biomaterials and for young professional members.


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Harris, Joel M.

University of Utah

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his discoveries in detecting the decay of excited-states and reactive intermediates, investigating structure and kinetics of liquid-solid interfaces, and observing interfacial chemical reactions as single-molecule events.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his service on ACS journal editorial boards, as an ACS Tour Speaker visiting numerous Local Sections, and for his leadership in the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.


Heitz, Mark P.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for devotion to teaching, mentoring over 60 undergraduate researchers using cutting-edge technology, and organizing or co-organizing student research symposia where hundreds of undergraduate students have presented their research.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for distinguished service to the Rochester, NY Local Section as a four-term treasurer that resulted in Local Section financial stability, NERM 2004 exhibition co-chair and promotion chair, and NERM 2020 treasurer.


Henry, Carol J.

Advisor and Consultant, Environmental Health and Policy

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her leadership in industry, government, and academia to understand and reduce the impact of chemicals on health and environment and to establish priorities for research and science policy.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized at the local level for supporting and mentoring multiple younger members into ACS leadership roles and at the national level for her service to the Committee for Environmental Improvement.


Hillmyer, Marc A.

University of Minnesota

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized worldwide for pushing the boundaries of modern polymer synthesis to make innovative advances in the fields of sustainable polymers and nanostructured materials.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his exemplary leadership as Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) Awards Committee Co-Chair, and POLY Vice Chair, Chair Elect, Chair, and Past Chair, and for creating innovative POLY Webinar and Webshop series.


Hoppe, Eric W.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for tirelessly pushing the boundaries of analytical chemistry for more than 40 years, developing new and more sensitive methodologies to inform pollutant remediation, and advancing high-purity materials development while mentoring future generations.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for organizing and chairing ACS national and regional symposia over multiple decades, serving the members of the ACS by supporting National Chemistry Week and countless other local section activities.


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Jacobs, Madeleine

Strategic Science

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for outstanding, unsurpassed leadership over 21 years at ACS, including C&EN, its journals, and databases, which transformed the Society into the world’s largest and most respected scientific and professional society.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her untiring support of under-served communities through leadership of the Committee on Minority Affairs and campaign committees for ACS Scholars Program 20th Anniversary and Project SEED 50th anniversary.


Jaekle, Frieder

Rutgers University - Newark

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for developing innovative boron-containing molecular and polymeric materials for applications in Lewis acid catalysis, anion recognition, as sensors, and in organic electronics.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for facilitating interactions between members of the Divisions of Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering as organizer of interdisciplinary symposia and chair of conferences, for major contributions to ACS Project SEED, and for initiating new high school outreach programs.


Jaworske, Donald A.

NASA Glenn Research Center (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for optical and thermal control coatings expertise and for influencing strategic investments in Research and Technology at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for leadership in the Cleveland Local Section as Chair and as a Trustee for multiple terms and for leading efforts to implement electronic voting and webinar technology for efficient communication.


Jun, Young-Shin

Washington University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for highly innovative research in environmental nanochemistry, which supports our society’s needs to produce clean freshwater, minimize carbon dioxide emissions, and recover nutrients and critical materials.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her strong and inclusive leadership in ACS’s Geochemistry Division, the Committee on Science, and the Program-in-a-Box, and for her distinctive contributions to science curriculum development in K-12 education.


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Klosin, Jerzy

The Dow Chemical Company

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the development of commercially relevant homogenous catalysts for large-scale industrial processes and for educating and mentoring younger scientists.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for serving passionately on the Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications, C&EN Advisory Board, and Editorial Advisory Board of Organometallics, and for organizing conferences in the areas of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.


Koehler, Michael G.

Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for corporate leadership as Director of Advanced Materials at Honeywell Aerospace, contributions to forensic science, and development of the Koehler-Hopfinger molecular modeling methodologies for predictions of material properties.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety, the Chicago Section as Chair, Councilor, and Director; and for contributions to community science engagement and Illinois public policy advocacy leadership.


Koerner, Hilmar

Air Force Research Laboratory

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for important contributions towards structureproperty-performance relationships in polymer composites at the Air Force Research Laboratory and for advancing non-traditional manufacturing of high-temperature polymer matrix composites.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the Dayton Local Section membership twice as chair-elect, chair, past chair, and webmaster, as symposium organizer/co-organizer for the Divisions of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE), co-organizer of a Midwest CRM, and many outreach activities.


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Lehotay, Steven J.

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for development and widespread implementation of more efficient and effective analytical approaches to monitor chemical contaminants in foods, for the benefit of consumers, governments, industry, and trade.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized Recognized for service to the the Division of Agrochemicals in advancing its mission to internationally disseminate knowledge and promote innovative solutions for the protection of agricultural productivity, public health, and the environment.


Lorsbach, Beth A.

Corteva Agriscience

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her contributions in innovative agrochemical research and leadership in crop protection discovery, and for achievements leading to more diverse and inclusive careers in the chemical industry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her contributions to the Indiana Local Section as Councilor and Chair, providing excellent programming, recruiting new members, and representing the section at national meetings through LSAC membership.


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Malczewski, Regina M.

Dow Corning Corporation (Merged with Dow) (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for advancing industry standards and test methods for healthcare and personal care, in addition to her leadership in silicone materials development for antimicrobials, drug delivery, and pharmaceutical processing.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for long-standing service to the ACS in many capacities, as well as for her demonstrated excellence in leadership, and her enthusiasm, innovation, and relentless commitment to STEM outreach.


Merola, Joseph S.

Virginia Tech

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his substantial contributions to organometallic chemistry, chemical education and outreach, graduate and undergraduate student mentorship, and administration throughout his over 30-year career at Virginia Tech.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his outstanding service and contributions to ACS local and national meetings through the organization of meetings and symposia, and for the advising and mentoring of students.


Modic, Amiee Larchar

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for continued service as a leader in chemical education, for mentoring new teachers and students, facilitating professional development for teachers of chemistry, and serving in several leadership roles.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for contributions to the ACS Division of Chemical Education through service promoting excellence in chemical education and an awareness of how chemistry surrounds us to students and teachers alike.


Murphy, Sheila M. 

Ashland (Retired)

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for significant contributions to cellulose chemistry for dissolving pulp, with manufacture and applications including research, manufacturing, and customer support, as well as external technology support coordinating industrial research with academics.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for sustained service to the Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials, serving as Councilor, Division Chair, Alternate Councilor, Program Chair, Events Chair, and Industrial Liaison.


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Nagan, Maria C.

Stony Brook University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for excellence in mentorship of 73 undergraduate students in research, including students of color, women, and LGBTQ+ students, and leadership roles promoting inclusion in chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her work bringing salient programming for undergraduates to the Computers in Chemistry division and her promotion of diversity as Chair of the division.


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Obare, Sherine O.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the North Carolina Agricultural and State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for significant contributions toward developing novel synthetic routes for well-defined nanoparticles and for promoting studies to understand their use and impact, in complex environmental matrices.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for innovative service to the Division of Environmental Chemistry by organizing premier symposia. In partnership with the Committee on Environmental Improvement and IUPAC, she has increased public outreach through the Environmental Film Competition.


O’Brien, James Joseph

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized internationally for expertise with IntraCavity Laser Absorption Spectroscopy, with applications in cryogenically-cooled molecules of atmospheric interest, metal-containing radical species, and weakly allowed overtone and spin-forbidden transitions.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for over 25 years of service and leadership in the St. Louis Local Section and as a champion of Chemistry Careers Days impacting more than 2100 high school students.


Olsen, Bradley D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the development of new protein and proteinpolymer hybrid materials and fundamental contributions to understanding the self-assembly and mechanics of such systems.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the ACS polymer and materials chemistry communities, and education and outreach to the broader chemistry community in South America.


Ortiz, Joseph Vincent

Auburn University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for developing electron-propagator methods, accurately predicting spectra of unprecedented anions, rigorously obtaining chemical-bonding insights from Dyson orbitals, and making these concepts and techniques widely accessible.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for expanding opportunities for minorities and women, founding and counseling student groups, obtaining supporting funds, sponsoring symposia, advising minority-serving universities, and promoting scientific professional organizations.


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Peaslee, Graham F.

University of Notre Dame

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for contributions at the forefront of applied nuclear science and isotope harvesting that interface with fundamental and applied research and for engaging students, especially undergraduates, in nuclear chemistry research.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for distinguished service to the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL), particularly by promoting education of undergraduates in Nuclear Chemistry and for service representing the NUCL division as a Councilor.


Picconatto, Carl A.

The MITRE Corporation

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as the primary inventor of the first known process for the separation of single-walled carbon nanotubes that is industrially scalable, while maintaining specific desired properties for commercial applications.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Completely revamped the ACS Congressional and Science Policy Fellowship selection process, rewriting the selection criteria, instituting a new screening process, increasing the number of applicants, and improving the review system.


Pugh, Coleen

The University of Akron and Wichita State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for contributions to synthetic polymer chemistry, including liquid crystalline polymers, controlled radical polymerizations, biodegradable polymers, fluorinated polymers, polymers from renewable sources, and polymers with arene-perfluoroarene pi-pi stacking interactions.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for exemplary service to the ACS polymer community through organization of symposia at regional and national ACS meetings, mentorship and promotion of equity and inclusion in STEM, and public outreach.


Pujar, Hari

Moderna

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his contributions to the development of vaccines, biologics, and RNA medicines, for the development of scientific and engineering talent, and for promoting value creation via biotechnology.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his contributions as Treasurer and Chair for the Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT), including introduction of biotech value creation at ACS meetings and enhancing member experience at local chapters.


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Qian, Michael C.

Oregon State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for advancements in flavor chemistry through sensory-directed analysis of dairy, small fruits, wine, beer, and distilled spirit aromatics, and food industry applications to improve food/beverage flavors and mitigate off-flavors.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for distinguished service to the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry since 2004, providing leadership as Chair, Program Chair, Alternate Councilor, and Membership Chair; organizing 12 flavor chemistry symposia; and increasing international membership.


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Reid, Scott A.

Marquette University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his research accomplishments in field spectroscopy, his commitment to chemical education, his transformative leadership at his home institution, and training of undergraduate students.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his contributions to and leadership of the Committee on Professional Training and his regional ACS section, and his service as a member of the Advisory Board for the Petroleum Research Fund.


Romano, Frank

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized as an expert in supporting Agilent’s analytical instruments and contributing to the success of many scientists, researchers, and chemists by providing outstanding service across a multitude of disciplines.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for sustained service to the New York Section and its members in various roles including Chair, Treasurer, and Councilor. It is his honor to serve the members.


Ronco, Silvia

Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for her exceptional leadership and commitment to education, mentoring, and research from the undergraduate level to established chemistry faculty, her advocacy of undergraduate research, and for establishing the New Faculty Workshop.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for her distinguished leadership as advocate for the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC), as Councilor and member of the Divisional Activities Committee, and her support of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry and broad chemistry membership.


Roush, David James

Merck & Co., Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for developing novel processes and supporting commercialization of life-saving therapeutics for invasive fungal infections (CancidasTM, semi-synthetic compound) and immunooncology (KeytrudaTM, engineered monoclonal antibody).

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for leveraging Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT) leadership experience (Treasurer, Programming Chair, and Division Chair) and stakeholder input to develop and implement a sustainable Strategic Plan for ACS BIOT focused on engagement, communication, and scientific programming.


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Sarpong, Richmond

University of California - Berkeley

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for elegant and practical strategies for the total synthesis of structurally complex and biologically active natural products, and for the development of new C-C and C-H activation methods.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for service to the Organic Division, for mentorship of under-represented minority chemists, and for communicating the value of chemistry to the lay public on a global scale.


Sessler, Jonathan L.

The University of Texas at Austin and Shanghai University, China

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for innovative contributions to supramolecular, medicinal, anion recognition, and expanded porphyrin chemistry, as well as for the cofounding of Pharmacyclics, Inc.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for organizing and sponsoring major conferences across several fields, as well as numerous ACS symposia and for endowing a number of lectureships and awards within the ACS and beyond.


Sharpless, K. Barry

The Scripps Research Institute

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his innovative work in organic chemistry over a distinguished 50-year career, including the development of the transformative fields of asymmetric catalysis and click chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for inspiring students, colleagues, and the chemistry community through his pioneering work, his promotion of risk taking and creativity, and his mantra of “think like a molecule”.


Sherer, Edward C.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his contributions to drug design and development. Established an industry-leading computational group in support of process and analytical chemistry, which has driven catalyst and biocatalyst design.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for contributions to the Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP) as Secretary and Chair for over 10 years, co-establishing the COMP Social Saturday and Undergraduate Workshop held at each National Meeting.


Stoddart, Sir Fraser

Northwestern University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for pioneering contributions to the establishment of the mechanical bond in chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for sharing his scientific and professional activities to inspire established and budding scientists, in novel and contemporary ways, such as through his writings, film, social media, and popular lectures around the globe.


Stoltz, Brian M.

California Institute of Technology

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for the development of highly creative strategies and tactics in all areas of organic chemical synthesis, including natural products total synthesis and catalytic enantioselective technologies.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for contributing broadly to the chemistry community through membership on the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry ExComm, federal grant review boards, and editorial service, and by serving on the ACS Council.


Strauss, Steven H.

Colorado State University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for outstanding contributions in the areas of highly fluorinated weakly coordinating anions, non-classical metal carbonyls, and poly(perfluoroalkyl) fullerenes, excellence in leadership, and for the implementation of improved curricula in inorganic chemistry.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for both organizing impactful symposia and authoring critical reviews in fluorine and inorganic chemistry, and for leadership and service in the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry and ACS Publications.


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Vicic, David A.

Lehigh University

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for outstanding contributions to the development of nickel-catalyzed reactions, including alkyl-alkyl cross-couplings and the difluoromethylation of aryl halides, as well as for fundamental contributions to metal-mediated trifluoromethylation reactions.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for serving the Division of Fluorine Chemistry with distinction as Chair (2018) and Vice Chair for Membership (2015-2107). Also served in various capacities to local sections of the ACS, including Chair.


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Wang, Lai-Xi

University of Maryland, College Park

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for his pioneering work in chemoenzymatic synthesis of homogeneous glycoproteins, glycoengineering of therapeutic antibodies, and the design of carbohydrate-based HIV vaccine.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for his leadership and service to the Carbohydrate Chemistry Division as the Chair and frequent symposium organizer, and for fostering interactions among ACS divisions.


Waterman, Rory

University of Vermont

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for innovations in organometallic chemistry as applied to main group systems, promotion of undergraduate research, including dissemination of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), and advocacy for diversity and inclusion.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized as Green Mountain Local Section Chair, for efforts to involve high school students in chemistry as a Project SEED coordinator and through professional development for chemistry faculty and science teachers.


Weber, Ann E.

Kallyope Inc.

Contribution to the science/profession:  Recognized for leadership in and contributions to medicinal chemistry and for drug discovery research leading to the successful development of new drugs for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Contribution to the ACS community:  Recognized for commitment to advancing women in chemistry and for championing initiatives like the WCC Merck Research Award to provide opportunities for and highlight the contributions of talented women chemists.


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