Michal Meyer Named Editor-in-Chief

Michal Meyer

Editor-in-Chief Chemical Heritage Foundation Magazine

July 1, 2010 - Philadelphia

Chemical Heritage Foundation Names Michal Meyer Editor in Chief of Chemical Heritage Magazine and Executive Producer of the Distillations Podcast


PHILADELPHIA—1 July 2010—The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named Michal Meyer, PhD, editor in chief of Chemical Heritage magazine and executive producer of the Distillations podcast.  In this role, she will be responsible for day-to-day operations and strategic planning for the magazine and the podcast as well as leading efforts to reach new audiences with stories from the history of the chemical and molecular sciences.

"Michal truly brings a world of experience to our magazine and podcast,” said Shelley Geehr, director of the Roy Eddleman Institute at CHF.  "Her training in physics, in meteorology, and in the history of science, coupled with living and studying in Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and America give her a breadth of experience that will allow CHF to reach new scholarly and popular audiences with the story of chemistry.”  

Meyer recently earned a doctoral degree from the University of Florida at Gainesville.  Her work experience includes serving as a writer and editor at The Jerusalem Post, managing editor of the History of Science Society (HSS) Newsletter and webmaster of the HSS site.  She has also worked as a meteorologist both in New Zealand and Fiji.   
In addition to a PhD and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida, she has a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (Atmospheric Science) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, both from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  

About Chemical Heritage magazine
Chemical Heritage magazine was first published in 1982 as the newsletter for the Center for the History of Chemistry. In more than a quarter century, the newsletter has grown into a  magazine that publishes articles and interviews offering insight into the rich history and heritage of the chemical and the molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. The magazine is one of the many ways CHF tells the story of chemistry.

About Distillations
Distillations is a science podcast that brings you extracts from the past, present, and future of chemistry. Join host Meir Rinde for a new episode every other Friday with interviews, monologues, reviews, features, and more, to gain historical perspective on current scientific issues.  Distillations was honored in 2009 with two New York Festivals Awards.

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. An independent nonprofit organization, we strive to

Inspire a passion for chemistry;
Highlight chemistry’s role in meeting current social challenges; and
Preserve the story of chemistry across centuries.
CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. We host conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Our museum and public programs explore subjects ranging from alchemy to nanotechnology.

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