American Chemical Society names Fellows for 2011; they will be honored during the International Year of Chemistry

Event Date: August 29, 2011
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named the 2011 class of ACS Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 213 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. The 2011 Fellows will be recognized at an induction ceremony on Aug. 29 during the Society’s 242nd National Meeting & Exposition in Denver.

 “ACS is especially proud to honor these chemists during the 2011 International Year of Chemistry,” said ACS President Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D.  “The work they are doing will improve all of our lives as they unleash the power of chemistry to solve global challenges like providing clean water, sufficient food, new energy sources and cures for disease.  But that’s not all. They’re also organizing scientific conferences for their peers, doing outreach with scouts and schools, and being mentors to the next generation of scientists.”  

The ACS Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.” Fellows come fromacademe, industry and government.  The official list of names will be published in the Aug. 8 issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).

Click here for a list of 2011 ACS Fellows that can be organized by name, institution and state.

Purdue ABE is proud to have Dr. Michael Ladisch, director of the Laboratory for Renewable Resource Engineering, among this year's inductees.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.