The Charles H. Herty Medal is a beautiful solid gold medallion awarded annually by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. The purpose of the award is to give public recognition to the work and service of outstanding chemists who have significantly contributed to their chosen fields. All chemists in academic, government, or industrial laboratories who have been residing in the southeastern United States for at least 10 years are eligible. (For this purpose Southeastern United States is defined as the union of the following states: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.)
Nominations for the 2018 Herty Award are now CLOSED.
Professor Rigoberto Hernandez is the recipient of the 2017 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Hernandez is Gompf Family Professor at Johns Hopkins University and Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is being recognized “for transforming our view of chemical dynamics in non-equilibrium environments, his creative approaches to improving diversity within the chemistry profession, and his leadership at the local and national levels of the American Chemical Society.”
The gold medal will be presented at the 83nd Herty Award Celebration on September 7th, 2017. Prof. Hernandez will also be a guest lecturer at the 11th Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HUMURS) the following day, September 8, 2017. (Photo Credit: Peter Cutts, ACS)
The Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS) is held annually in conjunction with the Herty Award. See additional information at the HMURS website.
The ACS Committee on Community Activities (CCA) sponsors the Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year award to recognize the immeasurable outreach efforts made by local section volunteers. Each local section can nominate one volunteer for each annual award.
2018: Dr. David Gottfried (Georgia Tech)
2017: Dr. David Sherrill (Georgia Tech)
2016: Dr. Heather Abbott-Lyon (Kennesaw State University)
2015: Ms. Linda Marquez
2014: Dr. Mark Mitchell (Kennesaw State University)
Elsa Reichmanis (Georgia Tech) received the ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, sponsored by DuPont.
Dennis C. Liotta (Emory University) received the Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry, sponsored by Gilead Sciences.
M.G. Finn (Georgia Tech) received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund.
Arthur J. Ragauskas (Georgia Tech) received the ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry, sponsored by Dow Chemical Co. and endowed by Rohm & Haas.
Rigoberto Hernandez (Georgia Tech) received the ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, sponsored by the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation.
Younan Xia (Georgia Tech) received the ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, sponsored by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Thomas Netzel (Georgia State Univ.) received the Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society, sponsored by the ACS.
The ACS Georgia Section is proud of those members who have been selected to be ACS Fellows since the founding of the program in 2009. If you do not see your name, please let us know and we will happily include you in the list below!
Gary Schuster, Georgia Institute of Technology
Terence E. Say, Say Consulting, LLC. (Section nominee)
Chris W. Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lanny S. Liebeskind, Emory University
Vladimir Tsukruk, Georgia Institute of Technology
Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology
David S. Gottfried, Georgia Institute of Technology (Section nominee)
Lissa Dulany, Positive Community Association Management (Section nominee)
Paul L. Houston, Georgia Institute of Technology
C. David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology (Section nominee)
Joseph P. Stoner, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Retired) (Section nominee)
Bridgette A. Barry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rigoberto Hernandez, Georgia Institute of Technology (Section nominee)
Donald G. Hicks, Georgia State University (Retired) (Section nominee)
Dennis Liotta, Emory University
Albert Padwa, Emory University
Paul H. Wine, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jean-Luc E. Brédas, Georgia Institute of Technology
Huw M.L. Davies, Emory University
Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Georgia Institute of Technology
Elsa Reichmanis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Laren Malcolm Tolbert, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Minority Affairs Committee of the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society awards the Percy Julian Award annually. This award is given to two high school seniors (one male and one female) in recognition of scholastic achievement and leadership ability. Each recipient receives a $250 book scholarship and a one-year (student) membership in ACS.
The deadline for application is April 21, 2017. Recipients of the Award will be notified by May 4, 2017. Awards will be presented at the American Chemical Society Georgia Local Section meeting in May.
2016: Ms. Adenike Olagbegi (Arabia Mountain High School) and Mr. Ryan Polk (Dunwoody High School). Adenike will attend Emory University and hopes to pursue a career in Biochemistry. Ryan will attend MIT and also plans to study Biochemistry.
2015: Ms. Mauranda Upchurch and Mr. Keith Strozier (Arabia Mountain High School). Mauranda will attend Stanford University and major in Biochemistry while Keith will attend Morehouse and major in Chemical Engineering.
2014: Ms. Kayla Turner (Arabia Mountain High School). Kayla will attend Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL majoring in Chemical Engineering.