Thackray Named ACS Fellow

August 8, 2012 - Washington DC

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Arnold Thackray to the 2012 class of ACS Fellows, a prestigious honor bestowed upon 96 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to the ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. They represent 23 technical divisions and 52 local sections and reflect a wide range of disciplines and geographic locations.

“These chemists hold the future to our country, to our way of life, and to the legacy we will leave for the next generation,” said ACS President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri. “Whether it’s producing renewable fuels, finding cures for afflictions such as diabetes, cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimer’s disease, or ensuring safe drinking water, these fellows are scientific leaders, improving our lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”

The 2012 fellows will be recognized at an induction ceremony on August 20 during the society’s 244th National Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia The ceremony will be held from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Grand Ballroom E/F.

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.” 

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