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2014 ACS Fellows from the Physical Chemistry Division*




Theodore Goodson, University of Michigan

Contribution to the science/profession: Developed organic macromolecules for use in energy harvesting and storage, nonlinear and quantum optical applications, and chemical sensing; created a deeper understanding of their properties with ultra-fast spectroscopy.

Contribution to the ACS community: Developed and encouraged diverse undergraduate and high school research and scientific enrichment programs that led to increased enrollment at the University of Michigan for those studying science.



Nancy E. Levinger, Colorado State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for pioneering work on spectroscopy and dynamics in condensed phases, especially molecules at liquid interfaces and in confined environments, and for development of undergraduate research opportunities.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for commitment as a Division of Physical Chemistry Executive Officer, especially as Program Chair; as a mentor and panelist in the Postdoc to Faculty Workshop program; and to equity in national awards.



Kirk A. Peterson, Washington State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for the development of the correlation consistent basis sets to nearly the entire Periodic Table, as well as accurate applications in ab initio thermochemistry and spectroscopy.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair and an Alternate Councilor of the Washington-Idaho Border Local Section; Program Chair of the 2010 Northwest Regional Meeting; an Alternate Councilor of the Division of Physical Chemistry; and an active referee for ACS journals.



Adrian E. Roitberg, University of Florida

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a leader in advancing molecular modeling techniques for biomolecules. Served as a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry for four years.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Computers in Chemistry Division in various roles. Involved in ACS activities to foster mentoring of underrepresented minority students.



Keith J. Stine, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Contribution to the science/profession: Important contributions include recent work to develop nanoporous gold as a material for analytical applications and for supported synthesis.

Contribution to the ACS community: Impacted students through career presentations, chemical demonstration shows, science outreach fairs, Project SEED, and encouragement of a Younger Chemists Committee in the St. Louis Local Section.

The nomination window for 2015 ACS Fellows will be open next spring. Additional information may be found here.

*Summaries of 2014 Fellows' contributions courtesy of the ACS.