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Chemical engineering prof tapped as ACS Fellow

By Steven Powell,, 803-777-1923

The American Chemical Society named James Ritter to the 2012 class of ACS Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 96 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

“These chemists hold the future to our country, to our way of life and to the legacy we will leave for the next generation,” said ACS President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri. “Whether it’s producing renewable fuels, finding cures for afflictions such as diabetes, cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease, or ensuring safe drinking water, these fellows are scientific leaders, improving our lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”

The 2012 fellows were recognized at an induction ceremony during ACS’s 244th National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia in August. The ACS Fellows Program was created in December 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society.” Fellows come from academe, industry and government.

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Posted: 10/15/12 @ 2:00 PM | Updated: 10/26/12 @ 10:37 AM | Permalink