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Heineman Recognized as ACS Fellow

Chemistry professor is one of 162 members in the American Chemical Society's inaugural class of fellows.

Date: 8/5/2009
By: Kim Burdett
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At this month’s national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington, D.C., Bill Heineman, distinguished research professor of chemistry, will be honored as one of the 162 members in the inaugural class of ACS Fellows.

Heineman, a leader in the field of analytical chemistry, will be inducted alongside many notable chemists, including Nobel Laureates and former ACS presidents.

“It’s a very elite group, particularly for the first year,” says chemistry professor and nominator Bruce Ault. “Bill was an obvious candidate because he has done a tremendous amount in his academic career and he’s also been involved with service through the ACS.”

Bill Heineman.
Distinguished Research Professor Bill Heineman is being recognized alongside Nobel Laureate Roal Hoffman and all 15 living Priestley Medalists.

The Fellows Program aims to recognize members of ACS for their contributions to science, the profession and the society. To be recognized as a fellow, individuals must be current members of the society with contributions to both science and service to ACS. Fellows come from a breadth of ACS’s membership, including chemistry instructors from high schools and universities and individuals working in the government and industry sectors.

Heineman has published more than 400 research articles on the topics of spectroelectrochemistry, electroanalytical chemistry and chemical sensors, and has won numerous national and international awards for his work.

Along with his excellence in research are his decades of service to the ACS; Heineman has served the ACS’s Cincinnati section through a variety of positions over the years, including chair, trustee and councilor, and the national Analytical Division as well, as treasurer, chair and councilor.

“Bill embodies the exact characteristics that are defined by the Fellows Program,” Ault states in his nomination letter. “He is an outstanding scholar and teacher in the field of analytical chemistry and has served the society extensively over a many year period.”

“I feel very honored to be in this first class of ACS fellows,” Heineman says. “It means a great deal to me to be recognized with this group of individuals who have contributed so much to chemistry.”

At the Aug. 17 ceremony, the fellows will receive a lapel pin and a certificate for the recognition.

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