The Maryland section of the American Society has announced that Professor Eric Jacobsen has been selected to receive its 2013 Remsen Award. The award presentation will take place later in the spring. The award is named after Ira Remsen (1846-1927), who was the first professor of graduate-level chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, which had the first postgraduate program in the USA; Remsen is also the first recipient of the ACS Priestley Medal for his services to the discipline of chemistry. Recipients of the Remsen award are "chemists of outstanding achievement in keeping with Ira Remsen's long and devoted career as an exponent of the highest standards in teaching and research in chemistry." Congratulations to Professor Jacobsen, who joins a distinguished group of Remsen Award winners from CCB: Professors Nocera, Evans, Klemperer, Whitesides, Lipscomb, Corey, Westheimer, Bartlett, Woodward, and CCB associate member Christopher Walsh.
February 5, 2013