Jeffrey I. Steinfeld, professor emeritus of chemistry at MIT, was inducted as an ACS Fellow at the American Chemical Society’s recent national meeting in Philadelphia.
He is one of 96 scientists named ACS Fellows this year. The honor recognizes outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and 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,” ACS President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri said in a statement. “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 on Aug. 20 during the ACS’s 244th National Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia, where each Fellow received a lapel pin and a certificate.