The American Chemical Society has named 96 members as ACS Fellows. The new fellows will be feted at the society’s fall national meeting in Indianapolis this September, in a ceremony hosted by ACS Immediate Past-President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri.
“This is an honor bestowed on members for their outstanding accomplishments in scientific research, education, and public service,” said Shakhashiri in announcing the 2013 class of ACS Fellows. “Their individual contributions to ACS, to science, and to society are hallmarks of distinction in keeping with the ACS mission of advancing the chemical enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Selection as an ACS Fellow greatly honors each individual and also honors ACS. It is also a charge to each fellow to maintain his or her excellence in advancing chemistry and serving society.”
The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS.
Nominations for the 2014 class of ACS Fellows will open in the first quarter of next year. Additional information about the program, including a list of fellows named in earlier years, is available at www.acs.org/fellows.
Harmon B. Abrahamson
University of North Dakota
David T. Allen
University of Texas, Austin
Herbert E. Allen
University of Delaware (Emeritus)
Allen W. Apblett
Oklahoma State University
Daniel W. Armstrong
University of Texas, Arlington
American Research & Testing and California State University, Dominguez Hills
Stacey F. Bent
William E. Bentley
University of Maryland, College Park
A new approach for explorations in uncharted chemical space. Post-docs Aaron Virshup and Julia Contreras-Garcia, working in the groups of Profs. Beratan and Yang, together with Adjunct Prof. Wipf, report a new approach to taking "stochastic voyages into uncharted chemical space" in order to construct representative libraries that span new galaxies of drug-like compounds. They have shown that the regions sampled are absent in earlier real and virtual molecular libraries. Their approach appears as the JACS Just Accepted paper.
A C&EN PIcks video highlights the National American Chemical Society symposium co-organized by David Beratan on "20 Years of Tunneling Pathways." The symposium explored progress since Beratan's group developed the first practical model to describe protein-mediated electron transfer via a superexchange mechanism. See the video. (Second segment of the video--be patient.)
2013- Beratan Research Group Duke University