Congratulations to the newest ACS Fellows (Class of 2015) selected from the Georgia Section:
Christopher W. Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for contributions in the development of materials for applications in catalysis and carbon dioxide capture, as well as for mentoring more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for leadership establishing ACS Catalysis as the top comprehensive catalysis journal globally, and for service to ACS Publications and the Division of Catalysis Science and Technology in numerous capacities.
Lanny S. Liebeskind, Emory University
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for creative applications of transition-metal chemistry for solutions to strategic challenges in organic chemistry. In the training of citizen scientists, he has worked to emphasize the “Ph” in “Ph.D.”
Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the NIH Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, on the Petroleum Research Fund Advisory Board, as a co-organizer of ACS symposia, and in a variety of editorial capacities.
Prof. Mostafa El-Sayed (Regents’ Professor and the Julius Brown Chair at the Georgia Tech School of Chemistry and Biochemistry) will be the recipient of the 2016 Priestly Medal, the highest honor of the American Chemical Society.
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