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UC Chemistry Professor Receives Chemist of the Year Award

UC's Apryll Stalcup was recognized as the 2011 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year by the American Chemical Society.

Date: 2/7/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Kim Burdett
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UC ingot   Apryll Stalcup, professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, was recently named the 2010 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year by the American Chemical Society at their annual meeting in West Chester, Ohio.
Chemistry Professor Apryll Stalcup.
Chemistry Professor Apryll Stalcup

The award, based on a nomination by a colleague, is given out annually by the local chapter of the American Chemical Society which represents chemists working in education, industry and government labs. The chemistry department in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences is well-represented among the former awardees, which includes Professors Pat Limbach, Tom Beck, Bill Heineman, Bruce Ault and others.

“This long string of awards is recognition of the strength of the department,” says Department Head Bill Heineman. “Apryll is certainly deserving of it. She is an internationally recognized expert in separation science and her research is having a major impact, as evidenced by the large number of citations of her publications.”

Stalcup received the award for her research contributions in the area of analytical separations. Distinguishing key analytes within the complex matrices typically encountered in biomedical and environmental samples remains exceptionally challenging and typically requires sophisticated separation methods. Research in Stalcup’s group involves developing new separation methods to solve these kinds of problems and understanding the mechanisms of these separations.

“Unquestionably, awards like this really are about the research performed by the students that worked for you. It’s very gratifying that the hard work and high-quality science done by my students over the years is being recognized,” Stalcup says. “It means a lot to me that my colleagues thought highly enough of the research that we do to go to all the trouble of nominating me.”

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