Three UW Department of Chemistry professors have been named 2011 ACS Fellows, an honor bestowed upon scientists “who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS.” Professor Charles Campbell, Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Endowed Professor of Chemistry, Professor Alex K.-Y. Jen, Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry, and Professor James Mayer, Alvin L. and Verla R. Kwiram Endowed Professor of Chemistry, will be recognized at an induction ceremony on August 29, 2011 during the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Denver. Their induction brings the total number of ACS Fellows from the UW Department of Chemistry to four – Professor Larry Dalton was inducted in 2009.
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 from academe, industry and government. The official list of names can be found in the Aug. 8 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.
Congratulations to Professors Campbell, Jen, and Mayer!