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2013 ACS Fellows from the Physical Chemistry Division*




Stacey F. Bent, Stanford University

Contribution to the science/profession: Has advanced understanding of surface chemistry, contributing to foundational work in organic functionalization of semiconductors, and has elucidated and applied chemical processes in atomic and molecular layer deposition.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a member of the ACS Presidential Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences and the ACS Executive Director's 2020 Committee. Currently serves as Vice Chair of the Energy Subdivision of the Physical Chemistry Division.



David N. Beratan, Duke University

Contribution to the science/profession: Established the first successful predictive atomic-scale theories for electron tunneling in proteins, DNA, and small molecules, stimulating wide-ranging experimental studies in these fields.

Contribution to the ACS community: Strongly engaged in mentoring Project SEED students in North Carolina.



Michael R. Berman, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for visionary leadership, advocacy, and support of cutting-edge fundamental chemical research and for fostering and developing innovative multidisciplinary partnerships through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as a Councilor from the Physical Chemistry Division and as a member of the Committee on Science and the Divisional Activities Committee.



David A. Dixon, University of Alabama

Contribution to the science/profession: Accomplishments include solution of real problems using computational chemistry with applications in energy, catalysis, the environment, heavy element chemistry, and main group chemistry, including fluorinated compounds.

Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Chair, Program Chair, Councilor, and Executive Committee member for the Division of Fluorine Chemistry. Chaired the 20th Winter Fluorine Conference and served on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Physical Chemistry.



James T. Hynes, University of Colorado, Boulder

Contribution to the science/profession: Made seminal contributions to the theory of chemical reaction mechanisms and rates in solution and at interfaces, and of allied phenomena including solvation and hydrogen bond dynamics, and vibrational energy flow.

Contribution to the ACS community: Chaired the Theoretical Subdivision of the Physical Chemistry Division and served on the Division's Executive Committee. Served on various other exam, award, and journal committees, and has organized numerous ACS symposia.



Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University

Contribution to the science/profession: Made seminal contributions to new model for aqueous solution interfaces and identification of hydrogen-bond resonances. Seeding recognition of the importance of minority catalyst faces.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for encouragement and recognition of outstanding contributions to visualizations at the atomic-molecular level and to science education. Noted for encouragement and recognition of women in science.



Richard M. Stratt, Brown University

Contribution to the science/profession: Conducted research on how the ultrafast spectroscopy of liquids, and in particular, the dynamics underlying solvation, vibrational energy transfer, and nonlinear spectra, could be understood in terms of "instantaneous normal modes".

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and National Meeting Program Chair of the Physical Chemistry Division, Chair of the Theoretical Chemistry Subdivision, and as a member of numerous editorial boards.



Douglas J. Tobias, University of California, Irvine

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed methodology for computer simulations of condensed phase systems; creative simulation studies of aqueous interfaces relevant to atmospheric chemistry and the dynamics of proteins in solution and in membranes.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served on the Biophysical Subdivision of the Physical Chemistry Division, the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and award committees. Has organized several ACS symposia.

The nomination window for 2014 ACS Fellows will be open next spring. Additional information may be found here.

*Summaries of 2013 Fellows' contributions courtesy of the ACS.