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FOUR OHIO STATE FACULTY AMONG FIRST-EVER AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY FELLOWS

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Four Ohio State University chemists were selected to be part of the inaugural class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows, and will be honored when the society meets in August 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The 162 Fellows "share a common set of accomplishments, namely true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise coupled with distinctive service to ACS or to the broader world of chemistry," said Bruce E. Bursten, Immediate ACS Past-President and former chair of the Department of Chemistry at Ohio State.

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"They all share a common set of accomplishments, namely true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise coupled with distinctive service to ACS or to the broader world of chemistry."


The four 2009 Ohio State ACS Fellows are all honored for their distinctive service to ACS, in addition to the following accomplishments:

Malcolm H. Chisholm, Chair and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemistry, for his pioneering work in the areas of inorganic, materials, and organometallic chemistry, which has resulted in co-authorship of over 600 publications and membership in the National Academy of Sciences.

James A. Cowan, Professor of Chemistry, for his research achievements in bioinorganic chemistry, which have resulted in close to 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and authorship of one of the primary textbooks in the field that is already entering its 3rd edition.

Anne B. McCoy, Professor of Chemistry, for her research contributions in the development of theoretical and computational tools for the investigation of molecular spectroscopy and dynamics.

Susan V. Olesik, Dow Professor of Chemistry, for her accomplishments as an eminent analytical chemist and her educational innovations that have had broad societal impact at levels ranging from elementary school to graduate studies.

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Written by Pam Frost Gorder, (614) 292-9475; Gorder.1@osu.edu