FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 25, 2018

American Chemical Society comment available Oct. 3 on 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2018 — To assist with coverage of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, will issue a statement from ACS President Peter Dorhout, Ph.D., shortly after the official announcement in Stockholm on Oct. 3. Dorhout also will be available for interviews after the chemistry prize announcement.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awards the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, plans to make the announcement at about 5:45 a.m. EDT on Oct.3. Dorhout will be available for telephone interviews beginning at 6:15 a.m. and ending at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Journalists are encouraged to schedule an interview in advance by contacting ACS using the contact information above by 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 2. Scheduling will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Many past winners of the chemistry prize were ACS members and authors of research papers published in ACS’ suite of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dorhout is vice president for research at Kansas State University. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985 and earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University and has been a research collaborator with Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1986.

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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