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2016 ACS Fellows from the Physical Chemistry Division*




Steven Corcelli, University of Notre Dame

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for developing theoretical approaches to understand dynamics, spectroscopy, and reactivity in the condensed-phase and at biomolecular interfaces.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Biophysical Subdivision of the Division of Physical Chemistry, Chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board, and as the organizer of several national symposia.



Robert J. Hamers, University of Wisconsin

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for seminal contributions to atomic-level characterization and understanding of the geometry, electronic structure, reactivity, and photochemistry of semiconductor surfaces with practical applications in electronics, biology, catalysis, and environmental science.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry Chair, chaired two ACS National Award selection committees, founded the University of Wisconsin-Madison ACS Student Chapter, and serves as a Senior Editor of Accounts of Chemical Research. Also mentored many K-12 and undergraduate researchers.



Andrew M. Herring, Colorado School of Mines

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized internationally as an expert in polymer exchange membranes for electrochemical applications. He pioneered work in new fuel cell electro-catalysts, photo-electro-catalysts, heteropoly acid-based catalysts, and membranes for electrochemical applications.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair of the Division of Fuel Chemistry. Also served as the lead member of the committee to merge the Divisions of Fuel Chemistry and Petroleum Chemistry, presiding over the historic vote to merge two divisions for the first time in ACS history.



Teri W. Odom, Northwestern University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for designing multi-scale nanostructured surfaces that can control energy transfer processes at the nanoscale and for developing anisotropic gold nanostar conjugates for imaging and targeted therapeutics.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for her commitment to graduate and postdoctoral training with service on numerous committees, for service as the Division of Inorganic Chemistry Nanoscience Subdivision Chair, and for contributions as the Founding Executive Editor of ACS Photonics.



Steven Sibener, University of Chicago

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for seminal studies of gas-surface interactions utilizing supersonic molecular beams and scanning probe microscopy with theory and simulations to elucidate the fundamental, underlying atomic-level chemistry and dynamics of interfaces.

Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for leadership in chemistry education for students and the public, including creating content for interactive and web-based museum exhibits that showcase chemistry and molecular reactivity to more than 1 million people annually.

The nomination window for 2017 ACS Fellows will be open next spring. Additional information may be found here.

*Summaries of 2016 Fellows' contributions courtesy of the ACS.