We are proud to announce that Wayne Gladfelter,
Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Bill Tolman,
Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Chemistry, have been elected
as Fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The AAAS is
the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science.
Election as a Fellow of the AAAS is a prestigious
honor through which scientists are recognized by their peers for meritorious
efforts to advance science or its applications.
Prof. Gladfelter was recognized for "scientific
research involving a cluster-based approach to inorganic chemistry, resulting
in the elucidation of important homogeneous catalytic reactions, the implementation
of new precursors for chemical vapor deposition, and discovery of new nanomaterials."
Prof. Tolman was recognized
for "distinguished contributions to the field of bioinorganic chemistry,
particularly for the synthesis and characterization of models of novel copper
active sites in proteins."
These elections bring the total number of AAAS
Fellows in the Department of Chemistry to five (Wayne Gladfelter,
William Tolman, and