Professors Ken Carter and Greg Tew of Polymer Science and Engineering have been named fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for “outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society.”
Carter and Tew are among 96 scientists from around the world who are part of the 2013 class of ACS fellows. The honorees represent 30 technical divisions, 49 local sections and 28 national committees, reflecting a wide range of disciplines and geographic locations.
“These extraordinary scientific leaders are producing off-the-scale results that are improving our lives each and every day,” said ACS president Marinda Li Wu. “Their transforming work is vital in our efforts to overcome the many global challenges we now face. They are creating a future that offers the promise of expanded use of renewable energy, cures for cancer, diabetes and other devastating diseases, and accessibility to safe drinking water for all. In short, these fellows are true visionaries who are making the world around us a far better place.”
The fellows will be recognized at an induction ceremony on Sept. 9 during the society’s 246th national meeting and exposition in Indianapolis.
Photos: Ken Carter (left) and Greg Tew