The American Chemical Society announced its 2017 ACS Fellows in the June 19th issue of CHemical and Engineering News. We were pleased to see two Sacramento Section members receive this honor:
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for applying the tools of theoretical chemistry to solve important mechanistic and structural problems in the areas of chemical biology, natural products biosynthesis, and organic and organometallic reactivity.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for playing a leadership role in local ACS governance, organizing local and international meetings for chemists, and developing approaches for increasing accessibility of chemical research for blind students.
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for identifying compositional changes that occur in foods in response to agronomic and post-harvest processing, and for developing methods to improve food safety and quality.
Contribution to the ACS community: Served as Chair, Program Chair, E-newsletter Editor, Alternate Councilor, and Strategic Planning Committee member for the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD). Organized many well-attended symposia at ACS meetings and mentored the AGFD University of California, Davis Student Chapter.
Please congratulate these two! If you know of any other section members who have been honored, please email Bill Miller to place an announcement in the newsletter.