Two Chemistry faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

WSAS 2013Chemistry Professor Charles Campbell and Chemical Engineering Professor Sam Jenekhe are among the 25 new members elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing scientific achievements. The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making, and works to increase the role and visibility of science in the State of Washington. The new members, elected based on their achievements, were inducted during the academy’s sixth-annual meeting in Seattle and bring the academy’s total membership to 206.

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For more information about Prof. Campbell and his research, please visit his faculty page and research group website.

For more information about Prof. Jenekhe and his research, please visit his faculty page.

Charles Campbell is the recipient of the 2013 Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis

Charles_Campbell_BurwellCharles Camp­bell, Professor and B. Seymour Rabinovitch Endowed Chair in Chemistry, is the recip­i­ent of the 2013 Robert Bur­well Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis of the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety, spon­sored by John­son Matthey.

The Robert Bur­well Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis is given in recog­ni­tion of sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tions to one or more areas in the field of catal­y­sis with empha­sis on dis­cov­ery and under­stand­ing of cat­alytic phe­nom­ena, cat­alytic reac­tion mech­a­nisms and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and descrip­tion of cat­alytic sites and species.

Pro­fes­sor Camp­bell is being rec­og­nized for “bridg­ing the gap between sur­face sci­ence and catal­y­sis, for devel­op­ing new con­cepts and tools in both dis­ci­plines, and for his service to both com­mu­ni­ties as Editor-in-Chief of Sur­face Sci­ence. His knowl­edge and his con­tri­bu­tions over the last three decades have encom­passed enor­mous depth and breadth. He has made sem­i­nal con­tri­bu­tions in (1) devel­op­ing meth­ods to mea­sure surface bond ener­gies, specif­i­cally calorime­try using an appa­ra­tus devel­oped by his research group and which cur­rently ranks as the most sen­si­tive heat detec­tion tool for the study of model cat­a­lysts; (2) accu­rate mea­sure­ments of the bind­ing of metal atoms and nanoparticles to oxides, which has led to mech­a­nis­tic approaches and fun­da­men­tal treatments of cat­a­lyst sin­ter­ing; (3) advanc­ing and using micro­ki­netic treat­ments of cat­alytic reac­tions, espe­cially by pro­vid­ing many clas­sic exam­ples of how sur­face sci­ence can con­tribute to the under­stand­ing of cat­alytic mech­a­nisms; and (4) for­mal­iz­ing the con­cept of ‘the degree of rate con­trol’ to assess the extent to which indi­vid­ual steps in a catalytic sequence limit reac­tions rates.”

The award con­sists of a plaque and an hon­o­rar­ium of $5,000, and is awarded bien­ni­ally. Pro­fes­sor Camp­bell will present lec­tures at the local catal­y­sis clubs and soci­eties dur­ing the two-year period cov­ered by this award. The plaque will be pre­sented dur­ing the clos­ing ban­quet cer­e­monies at the 2015 North Amer­i­can Meet­ing of the Catal­y­sis Soci­ety.

More information about the Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis can be found on the award website.

To learn more about Prof. Campbell and his research, please visit his faculty page and research group page.

Professors Campbell, Jen, and Mayer named 2011 ACS Fellows

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!

Charles Campbell named AAAS Fellow

Charles Campbell, the Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Endowed Professor of Chemistry, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS recognizes Fellows for their contributions to science and technology. Professor Campbell is one of two newly-elected Fellows from the University of Washington.

Read the full list of elected AAAS Fellows.

For more information about Charles Campbell and his research, please visit his faculty page and research group website.

Charles Campbell receives Hopkins Faculty Award

Professor Charles Campbell received the 2006-07 Paul B. Hopkins Faculty Award. Campbell is the Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Endowed Professor in Chemistry, and he has served as the Co-Director for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Washington Joint Institute for Nanoscience and as the Director for the UW Center for Nanotechnology. As part of his award, Campbell will present a seminar to members of the Department of Chemistry in Spring 2007, and a reception will be held in his honor.

The Paul B. Hopkins Faculty Award honors the outstanding accomplishments made by a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry in any area of professional responsibility. The award was endowed by Emeritus Professor B. S. Rabinovitch to recognize the past and continuing achievements of Paul B. Hopkins, Professor and Chair of the Department.

For information about Charles Campbell and his research program, please visit his faculty page or research group website.

Charles Campbell receives ACS Arthur W. Adamson Award

Professor Charles Campbell received the 2007 Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry, sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Information about Campbell and this award is available in the award press release published by Chemical & Engineering News.

For more information about the Arthur Adamson Award, please see the ACS awards website.

For information about Charles Campbell and his research program, please visit his faculty page or research group website.