Murray and DeSimone named American Chemical Society fellows

UNC chemists Joe DeSimone (left) and Royce Murray (right) have been named fellows of the American Chemical Society. (photo by Lars Sahl)

The American Chemical Society has named Carolina chemistry professors Royce Murray and Joseph DeSimone as ACS fellows. The new class of 96 fellows will be honored at the society’s fall national meeting in Philadelphia in August. The ceremony will be hosted by ACS Immediate Past-President Nancy B. Jackson.

“ACS is especially proud to honor these chemists, who have given so much to the community and the profession,” said Jackson in announcing the 2012 class of ACS fellows. “They are leaders whose work is having a lasting beneficial impact, not just on science but also on the ACS community.” Their contributions include outstanding and creative scientific research, superior achievements in the teaching and learning of chemistry, managerial excellence, and volunteer service through meetings and communication with the public, she noted.

The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS.

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